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The Letter was written in 1966 when I was 14 years old. My goal was to fairly replicate the ambiance of the period in this new version. And I wanted to do this using only the instruments that would have been available to me at that time. In this recording I used an acoustic guitar for rhythm and lead, electric guitar for rhythm, the last four strings on the electric guitar to simulate a bass guitar, my hands and fingers on my desk for percussion and a muted 6th string for the intro.
Uploaded: August 17, 2009
Duration: 3m 24s
Comments for The Letter
When reproducing "The Letter" you could have used today's more technical means of acquiring your desired affects, instead you chose to use only what you would have had access to at the age of 14, when you originally wrote this heartfelt piece. (As you explain in your synopsis above.) I could have sworn I was hearing some kind of snare drum, or such (at the opening and closure)...only to find out it was your fingers tapping on your desk!
This is just one example of the thread of sincerity which runs throughout your music and your life. You are truly a gift to all who hear your music or who have the opportunity to know you. Keep up the incredible music, so many can benefit from having heard and known you
Your good friend, Dave Kline
What's next? What surprised us Trabue next time?
You are positively fantastic at harmonizing, Trabue. I really love this song.