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PlayThe Letter

by Trabue

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

Portrait of Denver Tracks
Trabue, your innumerable talents continue to shine through with each song you release! This is an absolutely remarkable song which, welcomely, plays over and over in my mind.

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


Portrait of Dave Kline
Nice song and very nice and personal or perhaps pure is what I want to say of the sound of this piece. There is no clutter, just what you wanted to achieve I believe. Also Trabue you have some very nice comments here on OurStage not only for your musical talents but also for your descriptive use of the English language in your very interesting music reviews. Very good work Trabue, I wish to thank you for sharing your gifts with us all!
Your good friend, Dave Kline

Portrait of Miklekri
And now I truly feel the atmosphere of the year my birth )) All the better and better you are to find your records.
What's next? What surprised us Trabue next time?

Portrait of Adornya
Ooh magic fingers, percussion nice touch. You are a remarkable ONE MAN BAND HERE!
You are positively fantastic at harmonizing, Trabue. I really love this song.

Portrait of Descending New Angels
It's so cool to hear SOMETHING UNDISCOVERED literally from the Beatles era!!

Portrait of Rob Swanson
you have certainly captured the sound of the late 60's in this piece. really nice writing for a 14 year old. nice guitar work. thanks for sharing. -rob

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