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Old 09-11-2018, 03:03 PM
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My version of it anyway, played on my Eastman E10 OO.

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Old 09-11-2018, 04:40 PM
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That was awesome, Toby! I hear your own style in there, but I also hear plenty of the original. Very cool job on this Toby! Thanks for this! That was fun and a nice trip down memory lane for me!

I have always loved that song. I should learn to play it!

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Old 09-11-2018, 05:16 PM
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That was awesome, Toby! I hear your own style in there, but I also hear plenty of the original. Very cool job on this Toby! Thanks for this! That was fun and a nice trip down memory lane for me!

I have always loved that song. I should learn to play it!

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Thanks Glenn! The main parts of the song would be very doable for you. There's a video somewhere of Jorma teaching it.
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Old 09-11-2018, 06:57 PM
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Sounds really good, Toby. Thank you!

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Old 09-13-2018, 08:16 AM
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Sounds really good, Toby. Thank you!

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Old 09-13-2018, 09:08 AM
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Wow - great playing & I love your enthusiasm!

Thanks for sharing.

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Old 09-13-2018, 01:23 PM
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Wow - great playing & I love your enthusiasm!

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Thanks Mike!
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Old 09-13-2018, 01:37 PM
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I was 11 when my big brother bought me Surrealistic Pillow. I remember the very first time I heard Embryonic Journey. It blew my mind and brought me to the acoustic guitar.

Along with the Water Song, and Police Dog Blues on Quah. it brought me to an alternate tuning.

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Very, very cool. My guitar teacher, Jim Steinke, was taught by Jorma way back in the day. Embryonic Journey is one of the songs he really spent a lot of time on. There is a lot of nuance and technique in that song that I've revisited over the years with Jim. One thing in particular was to rake my pointer finger on the A chord upstroke of that main riff. It's a small change but it makes a subtle but pleasing difference in the sound. Same with the closing riff and final chord. Raked up with my forefinger, it's quite striking.
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Old 09-13-2018, 06:43 PM
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Very, very cool. My guitar teacher, Jim Steinke, was taught by Jorma way back in the day. Embryonic Journey is one of the songs he really spent a lot of time on. There is a lot of nuance and technique in that song that I've revisited over the years with Jim. One thing in particular was to rake my pointer finger on the A chord upstroke of that main riff. It's a small change but it makes a subtle but pleasing difference in the sound. Same with the closing riff and final chord. Raked up with my forefinger, it's quite striking.
Jorma does a lot of that - especially on the upbeat - in many of his songs. I think it's part of his 'trademark.'
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Wow, it actually sounds like a journey!
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Such a terrific cover.

I don't know why, but it really put me in mind of a long, lyrical cross-country train journey - watching the landscape flow by. Maybe it's that alternating bass sounding like wheels on the tracks.

Anyway - thanks, man.
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Old 09-14-2018, 12:49 PM
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Such a terrific cover.

I don't know why, but it really put me in mind of a long, lyrical cross-country train journey - watching the landscape flow by. Maybe it's that alternating bass sounding like wheels on the tracks.

Anyway - thanks, man.
I sorted of zoned out myself while playing it. Thanks.
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wasn't sure at first (since it has been covered so many time before) but this was a good piece. once again, Baby I'm amazed.

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Old 09-14-2018, 10:20 PM
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Cool piece. I've heard the name of the song, but never heard the song before.

Nice job!
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