Beethoven, Ludwig van - Ode to Joy

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Beethoven, Ludwig van - Ode to Joy

Post by ananth222 » Sat May 13, 2006 1:20 am

After playing steel stringed guitars on and off for a few years, I got myself a classical guitar a couple of months back. Since then I've only been listening to and playing classical, and it has been a beautiful experience. Here is one of the first tunes I ever learnt to play on a guitar, Ode to Joy.
This site has been a great guide and motivator for me, and I hope to learn more from your feedback and suggestions
Thanks,
Ananth
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Post by owl » Sat May 13, 2006 2:37 am

Hello Ananth... very well done :okok:
You are off to a good start... I enjoyed listening :casque:
:merci: for posting... and let's hear more.

Joy in the music
Owl
PS. Perhaps the mic was just a little close :wink:
Never, ever give up!... I leave my songprint on your heart.

hav

Post by hav » Sat May 13, 2006 2:39 am

Hey ananth222!! :okok: nicely done!!!! thanks - what a terrific piece this is -- I think we have too little LvB here in the forums!! This is a great addition!!

I can maybe hear your steel string background coming through a bit - and I MIGHT like this one played a little slower with a bit more legato (but retaining the nice accenting and drive -- if ya know what I mean) - but that's just nit-picking on my part - you did thie very nicely and it was most enjoyable!! Thanks again!!

ananth222

Post by ananth222 » Sat May 13, 2006 3:35 am

Thanks for the comments.
I have an Ibanez ga6ce which has a built in pick up and equalizer. I ran it thru an effect unit, adding some compression and reverb, and then into the mic input of my soundcard.
I see your point about the legato, I'm still trying to balance the volume and tone of my different fingers.
btw, hav, I enjoyed watching your videos. You look cool wth the pipe ;)
and before you start guessing, I'm not the guy in the pic in my avatar, I'm only 28! :D

hav

Post by hav » Sat May 13, 2006 3:45 am

:grire: :grire: :grire: I THINK I can remember 28 .... on a good day anyway :grire: :grire: :grire:

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Post by owl » Sat May 13, 2006 4:20 am

ananth222 wrote: and before you start guessing, I'm not the guy in the pic in my avatar, I'm only 28! :D
Aaah!... and I thought you looked so wistful too :roll:
If it is not you, then WHO is it? :shock:

LOL hav... and that's a REALLY good day! :grire:

Owl
Never, ever give up!... I leave my songprint on your heart.

btb

Post by btb » Sat May 13, 2006 4:31 am

Hi ananth,

i thought you played this real nice.. I came from a steel string background and this was one of the first songs i learned too :D
ananth222 wrote:..it has been a beautiful experience.
I couldn't agree more.

Thanks for this!

BbMinor

Post by BbMinor » Sat May 13, 2006 8:49 am

Wow! :) Do you have the sheet for this somewhere? I love it :)

mika

Post by mika » Sat May 13, 2006 11:36 am

Wow, Ananth, that's very good!

:mouton: :casque: :okok:

the german lyrics of it was: "Freude schöner Götterfunken...."

Is the man on your avatar m. ghandi (in younger years)? A great man, i think.


:arrow:Here are more transcriptions of beethoven's pieces. :merci:

mika

ananth222

Post by ananth222 » Sun May 14, 2006 3:53 am

Thanks to all who downloaded and listened.
The person in my avatar is Ilaiyaraaja, a film music composer from southern India.

homayoonsaleh

Post by homayoonsaleh » Sun May 14, 2006 3:46 pm

welcome to the wonderful world of classical guitar.

very well done. Nicely played.

I guess that if you do not use effect or reverb, the natural sound of guitar would be better. have you tried that?

Happy Guitar
Homayoun

jarods

Post by jarods » Sun May 14, 2006 4:47 pm

ananth hello : great :!: melody is clear and present ...
congratulations for this beautiful piece of music 8)

BbMinor

Post by BbMinor » Mon May 15, 2006 4:05 pm

Where do you get the music sheet? :)

ananth222

Post by ananth222 » Mon May 15, 2006 4:32 pm

Thanks for all your comments :)

I am embarassed to admit that I still cannot read music notation properly. :oops:
I learnt this from tabs, and I've not looked at the notes since.
You can find the tabs if you go to ultimate-guitar dot com and search for "ode to joy"
Last edited by ananth222 on Mon May 15, 2006 7:20 pm, edited 1 time in total.

BbMinor

Post by BbMinor » Mon May 15, 2006 5:10 pm

Thank you :)

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