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    A Treeleaf Music Hall Collaboration

    Hello friends.

    This one we´re excited about. By WE, I mean fellow Treeleafer Tairin and myself.
    Back in January when we started this little Music Hall experiment, Tairin posted this :

    Quote Originally Posted by Tairin View Post
    Music is a huge part of my life. I’ve been involved since my mid teens playing in local bands and playing for myself. Always original music (I never had much interest in playing covers). I am primarily a guitarist although I have dabbled with other instruments.

    I don’t really like trying to describe my music because inevitably categorizations are limiting but the music is primarily instrumental and ambient. I am mostly self taught. I am a member of SOCAN with somewhere around 120 registered works.

    Here is video of a live performance a few years ago with my friend Mark. I am standing just off camera to the left (you’ll catch a few glimpses of me). We are playing to a huge audience of about 25 people.



    We haven’t been able to do much since COVID so back in the Spring I decided to do some solo recordings of my own material and post it. It is just my guitar, a looper and a microphone stuck in front of an amp. Here’s a sample of that

    https://awarrenpratten.bandcamp.com/track/for-g.

    Yes Bandcamp is a commercial site but I make my music freely available for personal use and enjoyment.

    Anyways like I said music is a huge part of my life. I don’t specifically try to make “Zen music” but I see my music and spirituality being tightly intertwined. Looking forward to seeing where the Treeleaf Music Hall goes (great name by the way )


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    (My apologies for all the sentences. It is impossible to limit myself to 3 sentences here)

    Checking out Tairin´s Bandcamp I came across a guitar piece called ¨For G¨, which I fell in love with. I wrote Tairin privately telling him I felt I could write lyrics and melody to that track and asked if he was interested in maybe giving it a go with me. He was kind enough to say yes, which I am now very grateful for, and we started a little adventure of creating something together.

    Exactly two months now from that moment, we´d like to share with you the result of that process. We hope you enjoy the song we created and that you feel inspired to reach out to other fellow creators on Treeleaf and maybe come up with a project of your own.

    ¨For G (I Am Home)¨ comes in two versions, the original format, just guitar and vocals (which by the way Tairin prefers), and a pop version that has a more elaborate and let´s say contemporary production behind. ( yep, my favorite version ). Just click on the titles below and you can listen. We would like to kindly ask you though, not to share the links with anyone outside of Treeleaf for now.


    For G (I Am Home) Pop Mix

    For G (I Am Home)

    I HAD to go over 3 sentences here, so please excuse me for that!


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    Thank you Bion. I’ve really enjoyed collaborating on this song with you. I am very happy with how they’ve turned out.

    You’ll be pleased to know that my wife has been singing along to the song on the stereo.


    Tairin
    Sat today and lah

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    Is that Jake on vocals? A very warm voice.

    Gassho, J

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
    Is that Jake on vocals? A very warm voice.

    Gassho, J

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    Yes it is. He has a great voice.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
    Is that Jake on vocals? A very warm voice.

    Gassho, J

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    Thank you!!

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    Wow, I like that! Congratulations to you Song, it's great.

    Gassho,
    Horin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Horin View Post
    Wow, I like that! Congratulations to you Song, it's great.

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    Horin
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    Wow guys that was beautiful ! Tairin's original track really moved me but Jake your vox and that melody line really takes it all to another level. I have deliberately not listened to the pop version yet, as I am 30 minutes away from my first Open Mic and first time playing in public albeit via Zoom. That was inspirational.

    Deep bows to you both.

    Gassho

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    I loved both versions, this was wonderfully made and I'm so impressed by you both! The lyrics and melody elicit such calming nostalgic vibes that I've been lost in it for an hour now

    Thank you both for your work and sharing,

    Gassho,
    Koushi
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    Great work, both of you, and lovely to hear this first Treeleaf Music Hall collaboration. I hope it will be the first of many!

    Gassho
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seishin View Post
    Wow guys that was beautiful ! Tairin's original track really moved me but Jake your vox and that melody line really takes it all to another level. I have deliberately not listened to the pop version yet, as I am 30 minutes away from my first Open Mic and first time playing in public albeit via Zoom. That was inspirational.

    Deep bows to you both.

    Gassho

    Sat
    Thank you so very much!!!
    Hope your open mic went great. Let us know!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seishin View Post
    Wow guys that was beautiful ! Tairin's original track really moved me but Jake your vox and that melody line really takes it all to another level. I have deliberately not listened to the pop version yet, as I am 30 minutes away from my first Open Mic and first time playing in public albeit via Zoom. That was inspirational.

    Deep bows to you both.

    Gassho

    Sat
    First performance!!! That’s exciting. I hope it goes well Seishin.

    Thank you for your comments.


    Tairin
    Sat today and lah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kokuu View Post
    Great work, both of you, and lovely to hear this first Treeleaf Music Hall collaboration. I hope it will be the first of many!

    Gassho
    Kokuu
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    Thanks Kokuu I told you weeks ago how excited I was about this. Happy you like it!

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    Beautiful, so beautiful (both versions).
    Gassho,
    Naiko
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    Gassho,
    Kotei sat/lah today.

    義道 冴庭 / Gidou Kotei.
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    Really nice

    Gassho,
    Phill /Sōka
    sat

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    Fantastic stuff there. Really nice job!!

    Gassho, Shinshi

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    I am just a priest-in-training, any resemblance between what I post and actual teachings is purely coincidental.

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    Beautiful song, thank you both

    Gassho
    Kevin
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    How lovely to come back to Tree Leaf after some very difficult months and find this song ( was also working on some lyrics months ago).
    I love the vocals/guitar version for its simplicity.
    You have a great voice Jake!

    Thank you - made my day.

    Gassho

    Jinyo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinyo View Post
    How lovely to come back to Tree Leaf after some very difficult months and find this song ( was also working on some lyrics months ago).
    I love the vocals/guitar version for its simplicity.
    You have a great voice Jake!

    Thank you - made my day.

    Gassho

    Jinyo
    Thank you and I am happy if it brought you a bit of joy. I’ve thought about you a lot because of this song, ever since you posted the lyrics you wrote, because we seemed to tap into the same emotions that guitar melody was putting out.
    I hope everything got easier now Jinyo!

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    Thank you for that. Solid songwriting, production and playing. I appreciate the space left in too, tasty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kurisu View Post
    Thank you for that. Solid songwriting, production and playing. I appreciate the space left in too, tasty!
    I am glad you liked it Kuisu. My original track did leave a lot of space which is likely why Bion picked up on is to write lyrics and sing on.

    Thanks for listening


    Tairin
    Sat today and lah
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    Quote Originally Posted by bad_buddha_007 View Post
    Very nice!

    Gassho,
    Gareth

    Sat today
    Thank you, friend!

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