15th Feb 2017 16:53 - 7 years ago
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Description : 3 string cookie tin guitar jam with Snowflake's spoken word. Will put together an album of cigar box guitar music for free download soon. License - May We Join Hands? by snowflake (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. The rythym backing guitar is available in loop section, enjoy :D

Comments (8)

If you have time take a listen and give Burtsbluesboxes some feedback.

Tumbleweed 14th Mar 2017 03:36 - 7 years ago
Always admire the sound you get out of those CBGs...are you using the pickup by itself or including a mic in there?...sounds damn good every time & with just the right reverb to make it sing nice....and speaking of singing...Snowflake does some really nice vocal tracks...I`m betting this one is a bit diferrent for her...You do it well (I always find trying to compose top pellas a big challenge...anything other than voice I can nail the keys quick)....Missed this one before I guess Burton...sounding good as usual....Ed
Burtsbluesboxes replied 14th Mar 2017 - 7 years ago
This one just kind of happened. I recorded the music trying out the cookie tin guitar, 64 0unce Danish butter cookies tin (big one) fretted, with piezo pickup, then dropped Snowflakes spoken 'pella in and I don't think I even cut it to to adjust the timing! There is a spot where her voice gets a bit louder, I'll have to adjust that with a volume envelope. That's the piezo pick up only, played through guitar rig 5. It has some nice reverb all by itself too. I donated this one to the elementary school I'm a custodian at now, gave up my banks in December for it. The music teacher never heard of cbgs, now she has one to teach the kids about homemade instruments. She's doing a folk dance next month, perfect timing for them to get a cbg, cookie tin whatever you want to call it. I've heard a few of Snowflake's 'pellas used in blues tracks but this may be the first played on a cbg :p I love how these things sing! Everyone has their own voice. Gets really exciting imagining how the next build will sound. Thanks Ed, always a pleasure.
DijamMusic 19th Feb 2017 14:32 - 7 years ago
Hello Burt,
Wow wow wow
I think you've done a wonderful job here.
I love Snowflake's voice in this composition.
Really Well done.
Burtsbluesboxes replied 20th Feb 2017 - 7 years ago
Wow Thanks Jamid :p I love spoken word set to music, a lovely voice is a bonus! I really like the message too. (recorded in the local cemetary) ;) LOL!
mindhiest 19th Feb 2017 05:30 - 7 years ago
I love CBG sound, with spoken word it felt more like an intro to a deeper song. other words for me to short. left me wanting more. love it.
Burtsbluesboxes replied 20th Feb 2017 - 7 years ago
Such simple,crude instruments but with such a beautiful sound!! Oh yes, I'm always left wanting more and more anytime I hear cbgs played! I can't stop building and playing them myself :p When I get an album together (free) I'll make a forum thread with a download link. There's a bunch of cbg music up on you tube too. Here's Swampwitch album to enjoy all played on cbgs
Orlando51 19th Feb 2017 00:00 - 7 years ago
Very good tune...the combination of spoken voice and the distinctive guitar makes it very special! Thumbs up !:)

Burtsbluesboxes replied 19th Feb 2017 - 7 years ago
Thanks Orlando :p These guitars are very special being they're one of a kind handmade, not mass produced like so many overpriced ones. I LOVE spoken word with music!! So powerful. I really need to properly mix/master this. I'd like to make a cbg album for free download with this song along with some more unpublished material. I found Snowflake's and MissJudged pellas available for use on another site with the requirement to credit and link back, no problem since it's a pleasure to use such great works in my own stuff.
Spivkurl 18th Feb 2017 18:17 - 7 years ago
To me as well this sound familiar, yet I'm sure it simply that CBG tone, which seems hard to avoid. I'm enjoying this sort of spoken word, which remind me of many classic psychedelic rock groups of yore. I surely understand the pitfalls of recording guitar such as this, and I think as it stand, you have done great work! I've actually been playing guitar again lately, after finding a Pod 2.0 for ten dollars a couple days ago. Spent this morning, between 5 AM and sunrise, practicing with my Hohner six string in the indo room. It seemed to transform my soldering iron burns into callouses very quickly. I think it helped the plants too. Had to kick the cat out of the room, though, since she like to chew on wires when I'm paying attention. Can't believe that she's not kitty flambe at this point. Listing to this again... it's quite groovy in a blues form. I think blues is something which I'll have to get past my obsessiveness to appreciate or perform fully. You obviously are past that. I appreciate that. Thank you for the inpiration. Fave!
Burtsbluesboxes replied 18th Feb 2017 - 7 years ago
I absolutely love that lo fi cbg tone! Just built a 3 string fretless olive oil can guitar today out of all found materials except the strings and tuners. Really loud acoustically, tuned open D, D A D, for a different tone then the usual open G, GDG. This is played on my 3 string fretted cookie tin guitar made with a 64 oz. Danish butter cookies tin, oak neck. Originally was for the school but I like it too much so I ordered more fretwire to make them another, the music teacher just laughed and said that's cool, the kids will love it when you bring it in. Also ran into the maintenance director of the high school when I came out of our little hut/workshop at the dump with my newest build, he got really happy saying he'd just taken up guitar. Good, you'll get one too for the high school :p I play through guitar rig 5 on my computer, that's a damn good price for a pod 2!! Jealous. Addicted to these 3 stringers! I want to make an electric diddley bow to jam on too. I have one with a piezo but magnetic pickups sound so much cleaner. Cat's can't seem to control themselves around cords, I'm constantly chasing them away. Remember National lampoons Christmas when the cat bit the christmas lights cord hahahahaha! Studies have shown plants like music, helps them grow. I got a Behringer 6 string I'm thinking I'll modify for slide since I have others for regular playing, higher action makes it easier for slide playing. Guitar can be such an expressive instrument! Thanks Spiv, lots more to come.
Metabolic 16th Feb 2017 19:00 - 7 years ago
I will be doing shortly XD

I did not no! However the influence is always there ;)
Burtsbluesboxes replied 17th Feb 2017 - 7 years ago
:p I love the pellas available there. They're all attribution, non commercial but I don't make money on music and prefer to credit the artists anyway. I'm going to have to do something with some more Lovecraft stuff. Already did one for Cthululu and Yog Sothoth. Maybe Azagthoth will be up next.
toastedavalanche 16th Feb 2017 15:17 - 7 years ago
Loving the imagery of the vocals and the mournful crawl of the tin guitar in the background. Can't wait to hear what it sounds like when you've finished the mix. I predict goosebumps.

Burtsbluesboxes replied 16th Feb 2017 - 7 years ago
This just kind of happened hahaha I was playing with my newest toy before work and thought hey that would make a good loop. Recorded, uploaded it. Then said hey that would sound cool looped with some slide lead played over it. Then I said Hey I have those cool spoken word pellas... :D I'm going to make a video too. When I get dug out from this 3 feet of snow. Mournful crawl desribes it perfectly! Just look what us stupid humans are doing to the earth and don't even care. I don't have pics yet of the guitar yet but it,s made with one of those 64 oz Danish butter cookies tins, the large tin. Love the sound! Thanks TA
Metabolic 16th Feb 2017 08:57 - 7 years ago
This one feels familiar to me.. I can't wait until you mix this, the vocals have so much opportunity to terrify in true Lovecraftian form.

Great work guys.
Burtsbluesboxes replied 16th Feb 2017 - 7 years ago
Do you ever visit ccmixter? The spoken word pella is from there, likely been used in other's songs over the years. Been so busy with work, hopefully this weekend I can properly mix this. Thanks Metabolic. Did you ever get to do anything with the rats in the walls?

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