Fan Friday #3 - Wood and Stone

 Now you get to see one that's really raw and not very defined yet. :) Thanks for all your comments and thoughts. I love to hear them.







13 comments

  • Julia Meek

    Julia Meek

    This diamond in the rough is brilliant, Ted. Thank you for sharing your music this way; you and it are very special. Your Meet the Music segment is coming up shortly on WBOI--I'll keep you and all of your fan/friends posted. May your heart be warm and your music mellifluous--Julia

    This diamond in the rough is brilliant, Ted. Thank you for sharing your music this way; you and it are very special. Your Meet the Music segment is coming up shortly on WBOI--I'll keep you and all of your fan/friends posted. May your heart be warm and your music mellifluous--Julia

  • Nate

    Nate

    Oh my word Ted... this is exactly what I wanted to hear. I love the way you are using this "machine" adding the loop along with the solid beat gives this sooooo much dimension. I am more than impressed and can't wait for a whole cd like this. Kudo's

    Oh my word Ted... this is exactly what I wanted to hear. I love the way you are using this "machine" adding the loop along with the solid beat gives this sooooo much dimension. I am more than impressed and can't wait for a whole cd like this. Kudo's

  • Nate

    Nate

    Okay, I have to leave one more post. I just listened to your piece again and I seriously am so impressed... I love your original music way more than cover songs (not that those aren't good), I'm just sayin. Anyway, I can't believe that you are calling this a rough version because it sounds incredible, keep following what's in your head because it's incredible. I could be your number one fan... right behind Donna of course.

    Okay, I have to leave one more post. I just listened to your piece again and I seriously am so impressed... I love your original music way more than cover songs (not that those aren't good), I'm just sayin. Anyway, I can't believe that you are calling this a rough version because it sounds incredible, keep following what's in your head because it's incredible. I could be your number one fan... right behind Donna of course.

  • Joe

    Joe

    Ted, loved the loop and reference to "Phil Keaggy" saw him two weeks ago at Quaker Haven and having stopped thinking about that concert. Keep up the good works Joe

    Ted, loved the loop and reference to "Phil Keaggy" saw him two weeks ago at Quaker Haven and having stopped thinking about that concert.
    Keep up the good works
    Joe

  • spudzilla

    spudzilla

    Glad you quoted scripture. Really put me in a contemplative frame of mind while I listened to your new tune. Love how you use the entire instrument. One thing I am concerned about is while it is amazing, simply amazing, from a technical standpoint, I wonder if you need to hook the tune line in harder- otherwise it becomes a showpiece but without the aural hook to keep people listening and playing the tune over and over. Bless you for sharing your work. It's a labor of love we look forward to and really appreciate. Lynn

    Glad you quoted scripture. Really put me in a contemplative frame of mind while I listened to your new tune. Love how you use the entire instrument. One thing I am concerned about is while it is amazing, simply amazing, from a technical standpoint, I wonder if you need to hook the tune line in harder- otherwise it becomes a showpiece but without the aural hook to keep people listening and playing the tune over and over.

    Bless you for sharing your work. It's a labor of love we look forward to and really appreciate.

    Lynn

  • Jamie Snarr Fairfield

    Jamie Snarr Fairfield

    Ted, Ted, Ted! You are WAY too hard on yourself! So glad you have Donna to keep you grounded and give you encouragement. Look at the people God used to get His word out. None (except Jesus!) were perfect, all had insecurities, yet they all answered God's call. I believe that is what you're doing. Check out Psalm 46:10. I take comfort in that, and hope that it will help to settle some of your nerves. God doesn't call the qualified, he qualifies the called. You're definitely called and qualified! I was wondering if any of your little ones would ever sneak into any of your videos. How precious - I loved it - and you handled it so well. The music that is coming through you, from what I can hear, is not following some formula, just variations on the same musical theme. Each piece sounds fresh and original. What a gift! Just curious - have you always played with your dulcimer laying totally flat? Have you ever put it on an angle? Can't wait for next week's installment, or for the next CD!!!!

    Ted, Ted, Ted! You are WAY too hard on yourself! So glad you have Donna to keep you grounded and give you encouragement. Look at the people God used to get His word out. None (except Jesus!) were perfect, all had insecurities, yet they all answered God's call. I believe that is what you're doing. Check out Psalm 46:10. I take comfort in that, and hope that it will help to settle some of your nerves. God doesn't call the qualified, he qualifies the called. You're definitely called and qualified! I was wondering if any of your little ones would ever sneak into any of your videos. How precious - I loved it - and you handled it so well. The music that is coming through you, from what I can hear, is not following some formula, just variations on the same musical theme. Each piece sounds fresh and original. What a gift! Just curious - have you always played with your dulcimer laying totally flat? Have you ever put it on an angle? Can't wait for next week's installment, or for the next CD!!!!

  • Sue

    Sue

    This is great! Loved the loop and the steady beat and how you created it with the dulcimer - I was sitting here listening and "dancing" in my chair I was so hooked. Keep up the original work - God has truly gifted you, and incorporating scripture and sharing your inspiration makes the music so much more meaningful. Please don't apologize for yourself or your work - we are all a work in progress and being a part of your creative process is a privilege and encouragement to the rest of us.

    This is great! Loved the loop and the steady beat and how you created it with the dulcimer - I was sitting here listening and "dancing" in my chair I was so hooked. Keep up the original work - God has truly gifted you, and incorporating scripture and sharing your inspiration makes the music so much more meaningful. Please don't apologize for yourself or your work - we are all a work in progress and being a part of your creative process is a privilege and encouragement to the rest of us.

  • le

    le

    Great job. But then you seem to always do a great job. Keep up the good work!

    Great job. But then you seem to always do a great job. Keep up the good work!

  • Jamie

    Jamie

    This was awesome. If this is the rough draft, I will make a down payment on the final release today. I love this stuff. I love listening to it, but watching you was a lot of fun. Who would of thought HD could be so versatile. Keep it coming my friend. Pray, Read the word, put them together in music and practice. I can't wait until the next album. Your music is the only music I can listen to while I work and stay focused. Thanks for being willing to share your talents.

    This was awesome. If this is the rough draft, I will make a down payment on the final release today. I love this stuff. I love listening to it, but watching you was a lot of fun. Who would of thought HD could be so versatile. Keep it coming my friend. Pray, Read the word, put them together in music and practice. I can't wait until the next album. Your music is the only music I can listen to while I work and stay focused. Thanks for being willing to share your talents.

  • Judy

    Judy

    WOW! I don't have a special enough superlative for that. LOVED the percussive embellishments. That piece is incredible as is--I can't imagine it improved, but hey, I'll just wait to be astounded.

    WOW! I don't have a special enough superlative for that. LOVED the percussive embellishments. That piece is incredible as is--I can't imagine it improved, but hey, I'll just wait to be astounded.

  • Dean Lippincott

    Dean Lippincott

    Love it!!! You are so talented. Probably more than you know. Keep up the good work.

    Love it!!! You are so talented. Probably more than you know. Keep up the good work.

  • Ray

    Ray

    Very Cool!! Love to hear the finish product!!

    Very Cool!! Love to hear the finish product!!

  • Roy Simmons (RoyTheArtist

    Roy Simmons (RoyTheArtist

    This is great stuff! Wonder why I haven't stopped by before, saw your name a few times on 48days. I think I am going to become a big Fan!

    This is great stuff! Wonder why I haven't stopped by before, saw your name a few times on 48days. I think I am going to become a big Fan!

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