Mark Taylor - Guitar - "I'm Still Able" This was written some time ago, one of the songs I had not posted. Trying to find all the ones I still have out there before I forget about them. This one came about after I had done a lot with my spider capo. I had to prove to myself I could still write one in standard tuning, although I did capo at the fourth fret as it sounded better that way. So I was still able to write one without the spider capo. Thanks for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
"I'm Still Able" This was written some time ago, one of the songs I had not posted. Trying to find all the ones I still have out there before I forget about them. This one came about after I had done a lot with my spider capo. I had to prove to myself I could still write one in standard tuning, although I did capo at the fourth fret as it sounded better that way. So I was still able to write one without the spider capo. Thanks for listening.
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"Taikatalvi and Storytime" Me and Kristen are back with more music from Nightwish. This is one of our most ambitious projects yet, two songs here back to back. These two songs open up their album Imaginaerum, and they sound really good one right after the other. Taikatalvi means Enchanted Winter, and the lyrics to the song are in Finnish on the record. The Finnish and English lyrics are as follows, as well as the lyrics for Storytime. Imaginaerum (also promoted as Imaginaerum by Nightwish) is a 2012 Finnish-Canadian fantasy film co-written and directed by Stobe Harju. It was developed with and features music from Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish's seventh studio album of the same name; Nightwish's keyboardist and songwriter Tuomas Holopainen co-wrote the film. Imaginaerum, which is produced by Markus Selin from Solar Films Inc. along with Nightwish, is the feature film debut of Stobe Harju. Taikatalvi lyrics: Lapsistain rakkain tää näyttämö on Mis kuutamo kujillaan kulkee Taipunut havu, kesä hoivassa sen Valkomeren niin aavan Joka aavekuun siivin Saapuu mut kotiin noutamaan Päällä talvisen maan hetki kuin ikuisuus Mi pienen kissan jaloin luokseni hiipii Tääl tarinain lähteellä asua saan mis Viulu valtavan kaihon Ikisäveltään maalaa Laulullaan herättää maan In English: This stage is the dearest of my children Where moonlight moves through alleys A bent twig, a summer in its care White vast open sea On the wings of a phantom moon Comes to take me home In winterland a moment is an eternity Creeps to me on kitten paws I get to live here where the story begins Where a violin echoes the eternal melody of immense longing Waking up the earth with its song Storytime lyrics: It was the night before, When all through the world No words, no dreams Then one day A writer by a fire Imagined all of Gaia Took a journey into a child-man's heart A painter on the shore Imagined all the world Within a snowflake on his palm Unframed by poetry A canvas of awe Planet Earth falling back into the stars I am the voice of never, never land The innocence, the dreams of every man I am the empty crib of Peter Pan, A soaring kite against the blue, blue sky Every chimney, every moonlit sight I am the story that will read you real Every memory that you hold dear I am the journey, I am the destination I am the home The tale that reads you A way to taste the night The elusive high Follow the madness Alice, you know once did Imaginarium, a dream emporium Caress the tales and They will dream you real A storyteller's game, Lips that intoxicate The core of all life is a limitless chest of tales I am the voice of never, never land The innocence, the dreams of every man I am the empty crib of Peter Pan A soaring kite against the blue, blue sky Every chimney, every moonlit sight I am the story that will read you real Every memory that you hold dear I am the voice of never, never land The innocence, the dreams of every man Searching heavens for another earth Innocence, innocence, dreams of every man, ah-ah Every man innocent, every man, Peter Pan Innocence, innocence, dreams of every man Every man innocent, every man, Peter Pan I am the voice of never, never land The innocence, the dreams of every man I am the empty crib of Peter Pan, A soaring kite against the blue, blue sky Every chimney, every moonlit sight I am the story that will read you real Every memory that you hold dear I am the voice of never, never land The innocence, the dreams of every man I am the empty crib of Peter Pan, A soaring kite against the blue, blue sky Every chimney, every moonlit sight I am the story that will read you real Every memory that you hold dear. Kind of a long video, we hope you all listen to the whole thing, and thanks to all of you that take the time to do so.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar/bass/keyboard/flute
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California, United States
Pete's Refrain An original acoustic guitar song, dedicated to my friend Pete Murr who messaged me one day and offered up the tuning used here as he thought I might be able to do something with it. Here is the result. The tuning he offered was D A D G A E. I added a capo to the second fret to give it a bit of a sweeter sound. Thanks for listening.
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"Sudden Inspiration" Another spider capo song, and as the title says, it came suddenly one day when I picked up the guitar and tried a new tuning with the capo. Thanks for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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California, United States
X Kid GREEN DAY COVER TUNE I've gone punk again with the help of my friend Tyler Selph who did the vocals and video for me. We hope you like our collab here. Thanks for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar/bass
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California, United States
"Light in the Darkness" Another spider capo offering. Thanks for listening.
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California, United States
"The Space Between" Here is another cover song from me and Kristen, this time from the band Auri. Auri is a Finnish band composed of vocalist and violinist Johanna Kurkela, keyboardist and backing vocalist Tuomas Holopainen, and guitarist, keyboardist and pipe player Troy Donockley. Holopainen and Donockley are also members of Finnish band Nightwish. This song is the first time I have used an e-bow on my guitar to do part of the solo. Here are the song lyrics, and once again, we thank you for listening. https://lyricstranslate.com/en/auri-space-between-lyrics.html In your scripted play On the stage you call home There's no seat set for an unknown guest Why the mean mouth The many mirrors Those songs to end all hearing Come with me The vast unknown awaits for us to see Something so deeply hidden Yet open before our eyes Catch the world in writing Draft a note or three Listen to a farmer sing to a field Time for a starwalk Time to yearn Some twists 'n' turns Come with me The vast unknown awaits for us to see Something so deeply hidden Yet everscriven, so Come with me I'll take you to the rings, I'll take you where The sons and daughters of endlessness came to be Come, sit with me here for a while Amidst the dancing skies They will tell what lies ahead: Strange comforts, curious canvases Front seat to history A seat for the guest unknown Come with me The vast unknown awaits for us to see Something so deeply hidden Yet everscriven, so Come with me I'll take you to the rings, I'll take you where The sons and daughters of endlessness came to be
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California, United States
"Best Wishes" Another spider capo song. A nice one to start everyone's week, I give you all my Best Wishes. Thanks for listening.
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"The Last Stand" Kristen and I are back with another Sabaton cover, this one is about the sacking of Rome. Thanks for listening.
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California, United States
"Chaotic Cacophony" This song features my friend Yvalain Debodinance playing the bass. I've always liked his ability on the bass and asked him to join me on this original song of mine. Hope you like this rocker, and thanks for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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California, United States
"Jane" A song for the most important person in my life, my lovely wife Jane.
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California, United States
"End Of Time" Another from me and Kristen, this time a cover song from the band Lacuna Coil. Lacuna Coil is a gothic metal band from Milan, Italy. This is another band Kristen introduced me to, and we did this cover. Thanks for listening, here are the lyrics to the song. You stared your lies Above the sand You hold my hand Before the end comes For kidding me For what I've done till the end of days 'Cause I belong to you 'Cause I am part of you I am dying in your arms It's time to go I can make it through I've come to realize Tonight my dear the end of time Is not so far away We cannot pray to save our lives I can feel you and I think that everything you wanted make Was the mirror of your dreams But I couldn't believe what you take As I belong to you My flesh and blood in you I am burning in this fire It's time to go I can make it through I've come to realize Tonight my dear the end of time Is not so far away We cannot pray to save our lives I've come to realize Tonight my friend the end of time Is not so far away We cannot pray to save our lives I'm coming home again And now I know where I belong Reeling from my instincts 'Cause I realize I'm not alone I've come to realize Tonight my dear the end of time Is not so far away We cannot pray to save our lives I've come to realize Tonight my friend the end of time Is not so far away We cannot pray to save our lives
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California, United States
"Long Live the King" Another cover song by me and Kristen, this time from a band called Sabaton. Sabaton is a Swedish power metal band from Falun. The band's main lyrical themes are based on war, historical battles, and acts of heroism—the name is a reference to a sabaton, knight's foot armor. Long Live The King is a song about the death of Charles XII of Sweden, also referred to as Carolus Rex. ... Charles was a beloved king and fought to ensure the existence of the Swedish Empire. As always, we thank you for listening and your continued loyalty and support. Here are the lyrics to the song--Dreams are seldom shattered, by a bullet in the dark Rulers come and rulers go, will our kingdom fall apart? Who shall we now turn to, when our leaders lost their heart? Lives are lost but at what cost, will the grand dream fall apart? Killed by his own or by his foes, turned the tide Three hundreds years still no one knows, the secret remains Broken dreams so grand, sing of his final stand, long live Carolus Brought by soldiers hand, back to the fatherland, long live Carolus Rex Brought him back to Sweden, where we put him in a chest Years of war and agony, now the king can finally rest What will be uncovered, from that cold November night Fredrikshald, what happened there, will it ever come to light? Killed by his own or by his foes, turned the tide Three hundreds years still no one knows, the secret remains Broken dreams so grand, sing of his final stand, long live Carolus Brought by soldiers hand, back to the fatherland, long live Carolus Rex For their honor, for their glory For the men who fought and bled A soldier from Sweden remembers the dead Broken dreams so grand, sing of his final stand, long live Carolus Brought by soldiers hand, back to the fatherland, long live Carolus Broken dreams so grand, sing of his final stand, long live Carolus Brought by soldiers hand, back to the fatherland, long live Carolus Rex
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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California, United States
Dear Prudence (Beatles cover) - Glenn Basham and Mark Taylor Glenn and I are back with a cover of a Beatles song from the White Album, and we thank you for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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"My Walden" Me and Kristen are back with yet another Nightwish cover. This one was one of the biggest challenges yet, especially the second half of the song, the mix was tricky to get everything at a level that would allow all sounds to be heard. As always, we thank you for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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California, United States
"Foolin' Around" The name of the song says it all, this came about when I was just fooling around on my guitar. Thanks for listening.
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California, United States
Don't stop this feeling with Mark Taylor This is a re-post of a song I did quite some time back with my friend Kathy Shortt. I think it's a good song to post on the first day of Spring. Happy first day of Spring everyone.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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California, United States
You´re My All by Mark Taylor & TompazJam It's always nice when someone likes your music so much that they want to add to it. Tommy Tompaz took my song Enchantment and added his touch to it, and this is the result. A big thanks to Tommy and to all of you who take the time to listen.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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California, United States
"Fando Friends" Hello everyone, this one is dedicated to all of you who follow me here and listen to whatever I post. Many thanks to all of you. This song is for you.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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"Amaranth" Kristen and I are back again with another Nightwish song. As always, thanks to all who take the time to listen to us. We enjoy doing these collabs.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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California, United States
"Another Slice Of Pie" Here is the latest offering from Zapple Pie, a cool song that tells the story of how the group formed. We thank you for listening.
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"For The Heart I Once Had" Kristen and I are at it again with yet another Nightwish song. We hope you all like this one, and thank you for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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California, United States
"Enchantment" Another acoustic offering. Thanks to anyone who listens.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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California, United States
"Funeral of Hearts" Kristen and me are back again, this time a song from the band HIM. I do the guitars and bass, Kristen plays the piano. As always, thanks for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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California, United States
"A Lonely Life" My latest offering, kind of a sad sounding song this time. Thanks for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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California, United States
"The Crow, The Owl, and The Dove" Here we are again with another Nightwish cover. This one was a challenge for me as it required using a pick to do the main guitar part, and involved some string skipping which I am not very good at, and also a couple of difficult stretches too. Lots of practice paid off and got it good enough to record. Kristen challenged me with this one, and needless to say, she sounds great on this. We thank you all once again for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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California, United States
"Improv in B Minor" Here is another attempt by me at a classical piece. Thanks for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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California, United States
"Forever Yours" Another Nightwish cover from me and Kristen. A nice easy going song here, a pretty melody, we thank you for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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California, United States
"The Alpha Predator" Here is an original electric guitar song. I started playing around with the hook of this song and had a vision of Godzilla stomping through Tokyo, so this is my dedication to one of the longest tenured movie monsters in history. Thanks for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar/bass
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California, United States
Hiking In The Woods - Zapple Pie (Yvalain Debodinance, Mark Taylor and Glenn Basham) Here is the latest from Zapple Pie. This one came from an instrumental I had written back in the early 2000's. Yvalain took the melody and made a few changes and wrote the lyrics, and Glenn sang them and this is the result. As always, we thank you for listening.
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California, United States
Hand Me Down Guitar by Mark & John Taylor and Tyler Selph on vocals. All rights reserved. This song was originally an instrumental written and performed by myself and my son John. My friend Tyler Selph heard it and wrote lyrics for it and sang them, and this is the result Thanks for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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California, United States
"Turn Loose The Mermaids" Another from me and Kristen, a Nightwish cover song. Thanks for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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California, United States
Misty Moon - Zapple Pie (Glenn Basham, Yvalain Debodinance and Mark Taylor) The latest from Zapple Pie, a song composed by Glenn. I play the lead lines, Glenn does all vocals and made the video, Yvalain plays all other instruments and did the production. We thank you for listening.
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California, United States
A cover song from the band Auri. Performed by Mark Taylor and Kristen. Auri is a band formed by Tuomas Holopainen, a member of the band Nightwish. Auri also includes Troy Donockley of Nightwish, and the wife of Tuomas, Johanna Kurkela. We thank you for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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California, United States
"Trouble" Here is a cover song from Lindsey Buckingham, former member of Fleetwood Mac. This was a solo effort by him in the early 80's. Melani Cholie was kind enough to do the vocals for me, I did the guitars and bass and drum programming. We thank you for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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California, United States
"Rowena's Revenge" This song was inspired by the TV show Supernatural. My wife and I have been binge watching the show, and after so many episodes this song idea came to me. Rowena is a witch on the show and a favorite character. This is also my first video made with actual video clips instead of just pics. And a shout out to Melani Cholie for telling me a good place to get the clips from. I play the guitars and bass here, and the drums are programmed from a DR-770 drum machine. And as always, thanks for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar/bass
Video
California, United States
"Disarm Me" A nice way to start the new year with a post featuring me and my daughter Kristen. This is a cover song from the rock band HIM. They are from Helsinki Finland. Here we do an instrumental cover of their song Disarm Me. I play the guitar and bass, Kristen plays the flute and the keyboards. This one is the start of some multi-track recordings we plan on doing, and we thank you for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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California, United States
Zapple Pie - 2018 Retrospective Here is a look back at all the music we did during 2018. The music in the background is the song Making Sparrows out of Clay, an instrumental version. Our friend Juha is playing the sax on it. We thank all of you for the support during 2018 and look forward to more in 2019.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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California, United States
"Bliss" Here is another version of one of my acoustic instrumentals. This is one I dedicated to our fando friend Melani Cholie. Our other friend, Janice Zamb, wrote some lyrics for the song, and then Melani sang them over my track. It's always really nice when others like your music so much that they want to add to it, and this is the result here. My big thanks to Janice and Melani for doing this. Thanks for listening.
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California, United States
Zapple Pie's Message for Christmas 2018 Happy Holidays to all our fans here on fando, a little message for you from the three of us.
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California, United States
Childlike Wonder - Zapple Pie (Glenn Basham, Yvalain Debodinance and Mark Taylor) Here we are with our annual Christmas song, written by Glenn. Happy Holidays to all of you, and thanks for listening.
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California, United States
"Oh Gee" Another acoustic song, and look, no capos this time. I do have the A string tuned to G, which puts the song in the key of G, hence the name of the song. Thanks for listening.
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California, United States
"Bliss" This song is dedicated to my friend Melanie Cholie. Listening to her gorgeous voice certainly is a blissful experience. Thanks for listening, and thank you to Melani for being such a good friend and providing all of us with her superb vocals here on fando.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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California, United States
"Arpeggio Heaven" I've always liked arpeggios, this song uses a lot of them. And two spider capos. Thanks for listening.
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California, United States
"Nuclear Family" Tyler and I are back with another rocker, this time a cover of a Green Day song. Hope you enjoy and thanks for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar/bass
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California, United States
"Helter Skelter" Glenn and I are back with another Beatle cover, this time one celebrating the 50th anniversary of The White Album. Glenn does a superb job on the vocals here, I had been wanting to do this one for awhile now,and he made it possible for me to do it. Thanks for listening, and hope you all like what we have done here. I play all the instruments, Glenn does all the vocals.
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California, United States
In My Life - (Beatles cover) Glenn Basham, Mark Taylor and Kristen Rider Glenn and I are back with another Beatle cover, this one from their album Rubber Soul, and we are joined by a special guest on the piano. Thanks for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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California, United States
Montrose cover, Rock The Nation, by Tyler Selph & Mark Taylor. No copyright claim. Tyler and me are back with another rocker, another Montrose cover. We hope you enjoy our latest effort here, and thanks for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar/bass
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California, United States
Scarecrows - Zapple Pie (Glenn Basham, Yvalain Debodinance and Mark Taylor) Here is our annual Halloween song. Enjoy, and thanks for listening.
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California, United States
"The Longing" My attempt at writing a classical guitar song. This was influenced by Bach's Bouree. Thanks for listening.
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"It Happened" Here is the latest song from Zapple Pie, and as always, we thank you for having a slice.
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California, United States
"Do Lidee Do Lida" The latest from Zapple Pie. Thanks for listening to our new song.
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California, United States
MASK OF EMOTIONS (Extended Band Version) My fando friend HG Schmitz heard my song Mask of Emotions awhile back, and liked it so much he added his touch to it, some pad notes, bass, and percussion and this is the result. Our first ever collab together. We thank you for listening.
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California, United States
"Rock Candy" Here is a cover of a Ronnie Montrose song. I always felt that Ronnie never got the accolades that he deserved. A brilliant guitar player, always been a big fan of his. Any serious rocker, or guitarist for that matter knows who he is. So I decided to try and do this one, and got help from my friend Tyler Selph to do the vocals. Not an easy song to sing, but he came through very well. Not an easy one to play either, impossible for me to get all of the subtleties that Ronnie does in the song, had to fake a few of the bends he does by using slides, the bends are a bit beyond me. But all in all, a fun song to do, and Tyler and I hope you like what we have done here. Thanks for listening.
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California, United States
"Our Magical Mystery Life" Here is the latest from Zapple Pie. This one surely shows the talent of my two bandmates, Yvalain and Glenn. This song came from a harmonica song of mine called Gypsy Gig. They changed it around a bit and came up with this final result. We hope you all like our latest endeavor. Thanks for listening.
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California, United States
Girl - (Beatles cover) by Glenn Basham and Mark Taylor Glenn Basham and I are back with a cover of a Beatles song from their Rubber Soul album. We thank you for listening.
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"Mask of Emotions" My latest endeavor using two spider capos to get an Amaj7 tuning.
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"Just Having Fun" The name of the song says it all. Thanks for listening.
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"MelaDani" This one is inspired by and dedicated to two fando friends, Melani Cholie and Danijela Jovic. They had posted a song together last week, and had also met each other, and we interacted with each other on the fando site a bit. Soon after I picked up my guitar, tried this new tuning and came up with this song. It came very quickly, and I attribute my interaction with these two ladies as the reason, so there you have it. Thanks for listening.
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California, United States
""Maddy" This one was recorded three years ago, I'm still finding old songs that I have never posted, need to do them all eventually. I'm using my older uke in this one, the first one I ever got, and this song is dedicated to another female friend of mine, Maddy. A simple tune, definitely not one of my better ones, but it gets the message across. I'm also using an F C E G tuning on this one as opposed the the regular uke tuning of G C E A. Thanks for listening.
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"Hidden Melody" Been awhile since I posted a harmonica song. This is one I did using a Lee Oskar Melody Maker in the key of C. The thing about a Melody Maker Harmonica as opposed to the regular Diatonic Harmonica, is that you can play lots of single note melodies on it where you would have to be able to do a lot of bending on a regular diatonic to be able to play all the notes. I ordered this Melody Maker out of curiosity, and instead of trying a song with single notes, I played chords on it and found this "Hidden Melody" in there. And I always feel these harmonica songs of mine sound a bit better with a little percussion behind them. Thanks to whoever listens and likes this.
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California, United States
"Abnormal"Another song inspired by an on line lesson from my son John Taylor. This time using another weird and interesting scale, the half/whole diminished scale. As opposed to a major scale that has the degrees whole step whole step half step whole step whole step whole step half step, this scale goes half step whole step all the way through. So in the key of A which is what I'm in here, you get the notes A Bb C Db Eb E Gb A. Thanks for listening to my Abnormal song!!
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California, United States
"Elham" A song dedicated to the little village in England called Elham that we fell in love with. Wish we could move there. Such a nice place to be. Thanks for listening.
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"Open Air" Another acoustic number using my good old spider capo!! A Happy sounding one. Thanks for listening.
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"Wanna Go Back" This one was written when I returned from our trip to England. Missed being there very much and that mood is reflected in the song, hence the name. Thanks for listening.
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California, United States
"Weirdness" This song came about after watching an on line lesson given by my son John. He talks about and demonstrates a Japanese scale called the Hirojoshi Scale. It has a minor sound, and only used five notes, the 1st, 2nd, b3, 5, and b6 degrees of the scale. He used an A Hirojoshi, which has the notes A B C E F. I tuned my guitar down one full step to get a darker sound, and I use the notes G A Bb D Eb. I only use these notes to play the song, save for one passing note in one of the chords. It was interesting trying to make sure I used only these five notes. Thanks for listening.
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Mark & Franck Collab My first ever collab with Mr. Blues, Franck Syzpura. I did a little backing track with guitar, bass, and a drum line, Franck added some cool riffs to it, and voila, a new track for Blues Thursday. We thank you for listening!!
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"Ye Olde Melody" Another capo venture, this time using two spider capos and a regular capo to get a B Minor chord which this melody is based around. Thanks for listening to my latest original!!
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California, United States
Something - (Beatles cover) by Glenn Basham and Mark Taylor Glenn and I are back with another Beatle cover. We hope you enjoy our version of this great song. I do all guitars, Glenn did the vocals, bass, drum programming, and video. We thank you for listening.
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"In Joy and Sorrow" Our latest offering is a cover from the band HIM. Thanks for listening.
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California, United States
Jenny Wren - (Paul McCartney cover) by Glenn Basham and Mark Taylor Here is a Paul McCartney cover that Glenn asked me to join him on. I do the guitar here and Glenn adds the vocals. A fun song to do, and we thank you for listening.
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Zapple Pie - Destination Peace Here is our latest, song composed by Glenn with a really good message for all of us. The idea for this song came to Glenn in a dream he had, and he worked it into this nice tune. As always, we thank you for listening.
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"Night 13" By popular demand, Kristen and I are back with another song, this one chosen by Kristen. The song is from a band called Auri, that features two members of the band Nightwish, Tuomas Holopainen and Troy Donockley, and the wife of Tuomas, Johanna Kurkela, a popular Finnish singer. It's a nice easy going song and worked out very well for us to cover. We hope you all enjoy it too.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar/flute
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California, United States
"My Gentle Side" After posting some rockers, it's back to some mellow stuff. Thanks for listening.
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California, United States
"The Dad Abides" Always like to showcase the talents of my kids, this time my son John. Here we are with a collab where I play the rhythm guitar and John handles everything else, lead, bass, drum programming. We hope you like our little original here, and the title is a nod to the movie The Big Lebowski. Thanks for listening.
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California, United States
"Bad Habits" More fiddling around on my electric guitar and bass. Thanks for listening to my Bad Habits!!
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Mark Taylor - Guitar/bass
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California, United States
Zapple Pie- Soul Colors Here is the latest from The Pie Guys, as always, we thank you for listening!!
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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California, United States
And I Love Her - (Beatles cover) by Glenn Basham and Mark Taylor Here is a Beatle cover I did with my Zapple Pie Buddy Glenn Basham. I did all the guitars, Glenn handles everything else. Thanks for listening!!
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California, United States
Zapple Pie - Little Red Bird Here is our latest, a song composed by Glenn. I added some lead lines, Glenn does the vocals, Yvalain handles everything else. Thanks for listening to The Pie Guys.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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California, United States
"Gypsy Gig" Time for another harmonica song, this one using a Lee Oskar B Harmonic Minor Harmonica. Thanks for listening.
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California, United States
"Make my Day" Been awhile since I posted a ukelele song. Here's a happy little one to get us through Friday the 13th. Watching this video again after so long, I posted this on youtube almost 2 years ago, I must have been having an odd day, I look a little off in this one, hair looks kind of wild, and a really weird look on my face at the end of the video. He he, thanks for listening.
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California, United States
ZAPPLE PIE - Mr Regular Here is the latest from Zapple Pie, a song composed by Yvalain. Glenn does all the vocals, I added some solos, Yvalain does all the rest. A fun rocker here this time. Thanks for listening!!
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"Another for Anitra" Here is the guitar version of my last post, the harmonica song from the other day. Again, it's a song inspired by a piece of music written by Edvard Grieg called Anitra's Dance for the play called Peer Gynt. Thanks again for listening.
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California, United States
"Another for Anitra" I have so many songs I have never posted yet, so I figure I should start putting some up before I write anything new. Time for another harmonica song. This one came about because years ago I had written a guitar song after learning a classical song called Anitra's Dance, from the music written by the composer Edvard Grieg for the play Peer Gynt. I never recorded my song called Another for Anitra, but one day got the idea after playing it, I wondered if it would work on the harmonica. I had to use two to do it since there is a key change. So I used an A harmonic minor and a C diatonic harmonica to do the song, worked out okay, but bit of a challenge to use two of them, and the song is all single notes so that was a bit difficult to hit all single notes all the way through the song. Hope you all like this one, thanks for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Harmonica
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California, United States
Centerfield (John Fogerty cover) - Glenn Basham and Mark Taylor The idea for this one came about because I had been reading John Fogerty's autobiography, and when the subject of Centerfield came up, I had remembered that some time back Glenn and I had covered John's song, Old Man Down The Road. Someone asked Glenn at that time to do Centerfield, so I thought I would ask Glenn if he wanted to to do it now, he agreed, and this is what we came up with. I play the lead and rhythm guitar, Glenn does the vocals, drums, bass, and he made the video. Baseball season opens in about a week, so enjoy our rendition of this song!!
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California, United States
"Spaced Out" Here is another multi=track recording. Did something a little different this time, tried out some octaves and harmonies over the main melody of the song to make it more interesting. Thanks for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar/bass
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California, United States
"Ups and Downs" I've gone mellow again. Here's another one with my good old spider capo. Thanks for listening.
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"All In My Mind" My latest multi-track song, and my first attempt at syncing a video to the music track using Windows Movie Maker. Thanks for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar/bass
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California, United States
Bonehead Symphony A little while back my fando and facebook friend Melani Cholie asked me if I would want to do a rock song together. I jumped at the chance, wrote some music and sent it to her, and within a few days she had the lyrics and vocals ready and this is the result. Hope you all like it, and thanks for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar/basd
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California, United States
Zapple Pie - My Country Girl We are back with our first post of 2018. A song composed by Yvalain, Glenn wrote and sings the lyrics, I play harmonica and lead guitar. Thanks for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar/harmonica
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California, United States
"The Chromatic Song" It's been awhile since I posted a Ukelele song, so here we go. This one came about while fiddling around with few chromatic runs. Threw in a few slides here and there and the song was born. Thanks for listening.
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