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    Happy Sunday!

    This week, for my 10th video (finally!), I played a Mexican Bolero from the 50s called Sabor A Mí. Unlike the past several videos, this time I only played one repetition. Instead of trying to come up with a new melody, I focused on playing the song itself, as cleanly and expressively as I could. As a result, this one is less than two minutes long.

    I also purposefully put this on a key that's difficult for me (Gb major) in the hopes that it would force me to try out new voicings. Welp, that didn't happen, but I'm glad I got beyond G, E, D, Bb, etc. for a second.

    Hope you enjoy, and as always, let me know what you think!

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    Hi, M,
    Excellent. I especially enjoyed the creative ending from 1:30 to end. When you focus on individual chords/single notes and give them special meaning(time), you make your pieces more lyrical and personal where you can say: "Yes, this is me, Madeul." Very nice.
    Play live????? . . . Marinero

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    Lol, "Taste of me"?

    Some things just don't translate the way we think they will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marinero
    Hi, M,
    Excellent. I especially enjoyed the creative ending from 1:30 to end. When you focus on individual chords/single notes and give them special meaning(time), you make your pieces more lyrical and personal where you can say: "Yes, this is me, Madeul." Very nice.
    Play live????? . . . Marinero
    Glad you enjoyed it, Marinero. I think there’s something about letting go of the compulsion to play a million notes and just letting the song come out that allows the music to be more personal. Always appreciate your insights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donplaysguitar
    Lol, "Taste of me"?

    Some things just don't translate the way we think they will.
    Yeah, it’s not very English-like but apparently that’s the “official” translation. I don’t know enough Spanish to understand how “a” functions like “de” in this instance rather than as an infinitive particle.

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    I don't know if eternity has love
    But there, just like here
    In your mouth you will carry
    Taste of me


    ... gross.

    (But nice, playing again, Madeul!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jehu
    I don't know if eternity has love
    But there, just like here
    In your mouth you will carry
    Taste of me


    ... gross.

    (But nice, playing again, Madeul!)
    Whaaat where’s the romance people!? Haha

    Thank you for checking out the video again, Jehu!

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    I'd love to know how you're getting this sound. What amp or software you're using. How you're recording. Your sound is always very beautiful. (Playing too)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jehu
    I don't know if eternity has love
    But there, just like here
    In your mouth you will carry
    Taste of me


    ... gross.

    (But nice, playing again, Madeul!)
    It could be a kiss, let's say that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donplaysguitar
    It could be a kiss, let's say that.
    Sabor a Mi | Strachwitz Frontera Collection

    I know you are being humorous, but the above link goes into how this title came about at a dinner with whiskey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Soloway
    I'd love to know how you're getting this sound. What amp or software you're using. How you're recording. Your sound is always very beautiful. (Playing too)
    Hi Jim, I appreciate your comments!

    I plug my guitar into an audio interface (Behringer UMC202HD), which then goes to my laptop. I use GarageBand for post-processing-- I use the Clean Jazz Combo amp sim, and then there's a bit of reverb and heavy low-cut EQ (for catching the hum).

    Let me know if I can answer any other questions!

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    have to admit, I've always been partial to archtops, but that's a wonderful tone you're getting out of that Tele style guitar. but I'd imagine you'd get that sound out of any guitar you played. after all it's the driver not the car

    btw, this was my 1st exposure to this tune many moons ago, the multi talented Doris Day.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wintermoon
    have to admit, I've always been partial to archtops, but that's a wonderful tone you're getting out of that Tele style guitar. but I'd imagine you'd get that sound out of any guitar you played. after all it's the driver not the car

    btw, this was my 1st exposure to this tune many moons ago, the multi talented Doris Day.

    I would never say no to an archtop! Which one do you play? Perhaps there's a place for one in my future... But I'm under the impression that the price tag tends to run pretty hefty relative to a solid body with an "equivalent" quality.

    Thank you for the link. I haven't heard this version. It's definitely a different vibe, but it's a pretty rendition nonetheless.