Carol of the Bells

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Carol of the Bells

Post by MusicallyInspired » Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:12 am

The youth group at my Church is having a Christmas concert next Sunday night and they asked me if I wanted to play anything for it. My favourite Christmas carol has always been Carol of the Bells so I said I'd do a version of that. I love the Transiberian Orchestra version so I made a cover of it completely from scratch that I could play along with at the concert. It'll be the opening song so I thought it'd be cool to open with the original a capella version. Would create a cool atmosphere. Anyway, I also made a version with the lead guitar in it so I could upload it. Enjoy.

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Re: Carol of the Bells

Post by Datadog » Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:03 am

Pretty awesome sounding stuff. :D
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Re: Carol of the Bells

Post by the_doctor » Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:31 am

agreed, listened to it last night. good work!!

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Re: Carol of the Bells

Post by Tawmis » Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:41 pm

Hold on - you're a fan of TSO?

Very cool. You weren't a fan, per chance, of SAVATAGE also were you?

(Where TSO, essentially, came from...)

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Re: Carol of the Bells

Post by MusicallyInspired » Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:08 pm

Here's the performance as it happened last night. I played it twice, actually. I was the opening number and then they encored me to play again at the end. The first video had someone talking in the background, my playing was really sloppy, and I had my guitar pedal set to the wrong effect preset so there wasn't enough distortion. This is the second recording and is a much better performance. The only problem was my wife clicked the stop button on her camera too soon so you don't get to see the big finish. I tried splicing this video in Windows Movie Maker with the ending of the first time I played it but the audio was all out of sync. Oh well. :(

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