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Higher Ground

Postby rhudson » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:44 am

This is an arrangement by my dear friend, Richard Kiser, of an old hymn, Higher Ground. I have always enjoyed Rich's arrangement, so I decided to try to record it yesterday. Pa Cobble used to play this arrangement a lot also. It always reminds me of him.

I hope you enjoy it.

https://www.box.com/s/oszg27iq8bwdf4fgxjyj

Thanks,
Richard
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Re: Higher Ground

Postby Bob key » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:55 am

Hi Richard, I enjoyed that, I love the middle part where you break away from the alternating bass,great job

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Re: Higher Ground

Postby Terry Tolley » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:58 am

I do not know this hymn but it has a beautiful melody and was very nicely done. You have a great touch sir.
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Re: Higher Ground

Postby rkk2786 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:53 pm

Richard I love that tune, you really get a great tone, what equipment are you using?

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Re: Higher Ground

Postby BillB » Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:58 pm

Nice job on a nice arrangement!!

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Re: Higher Ground

Postby guitarchuck » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:15 pm

Good stuff Richard!
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Re: Higher Ground

Postby MitchC » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:20 pm

Excellent as always Richard ! A tad brighter sound on this track to my ear.
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Re: Higher Ground

Postby rhudson » Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:12 pm

Thank you for being kind enough to listen to my efforts. A few months back I was in Arlington, TX for the big guitar show down there and while visiting with Joe Carducci at the Gretsch booth I played a 6120DSW, which is basically the new version of the first Gretsch I ever saw Chet play. It is the 6120, shorter scale, dynasonic pickups, G brand and all that stuff. I was very impressed at how easy the guitar played and how great it sounded, not only on the Chet style material but also on tunes that I associated with Merle Travis. Well, to get back on point, I have a 6120DE, which has a lot of the same characteristics, more especially the dynasonic pickups. So, that's what this one is. My Duane Eddy guitar through the Parkel 25L15. It's a little bit different, but that's what life is all about. A little bit of variety. And, yes, Mitch, it is a little brighter. The second and third time around on the chorus, I used the little lick that Paul Yandell showed me on Back Home In Indiana, on the A chord. It fit pretty good, I thought, so I used that as a little nod to my buddy.

Rich Kiser did a great arrangement here. I really enjoyed getting to play it. Thank you all very much.

Richard
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Re: Higher Ground

Postby MitchC » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:16 pm

Richard the DE sounds just fine, great in fact on thumb-pickin !
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Re: Higher Ground

Postby Dwight Barnett » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:14 am

Great job Richard, I love that hymn.
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