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Baden Powell's "Invenção Em 7 1/2"

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I'd like to share my rendition of Baden Powell's "Invenção Em 7 1/2," which, to my knowledge, has never been transcribed or recorded by anyone else. One of the guitar parts is sped up to simulate a baroque instrument -- I recorded it exactly the same way Baden did (second guitar part first, slowed it down 50%, recorded first guitar part over it twice as slow, sped up both parts). Enjoy!

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Wow, great rendition, superb. :41::thumbsupsmiley:

Baden has lots of hidden gems in his dozens of records, thanks for bringing this one back to the spotlight.

I didn't know it was recorded that way, thanks for telling us that.

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Wow, great rendition, superb. :41::thumbsupsmiley:

Baden has lots of hidden gems in his dozens of records, thanks for bringing this one back to the spotlight.

I didn't know it was recorded that way, thanks for telling us that.

It was somewhat of a serendipitous discovery for me, actually. I've been fascinated with this piece for many years, and I also enjoy listening to music in different keys, so I sometimes use audio manipulation programs like Audacity to change the pitch/speed. After trying it with Invencao, I noticed that the melody started to sound more like an actual guitar... lo and behold, it was! Luckily, the two parts were recorded in true stereo, so I was able to isolate and listen separately to the right and left channels and transcribe both parts. :D

I later learned that the title of the piece is a reference to this recording technique: the 7 1/2 inches per second tape speed and 3 3/4 inches per second tape speed.

Edited by DanielDelFuego

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I lost track of how many times I listed to your rendition in the last 2 days! :yes:

And learning the story behind it was also great. :thumbsup:

I listed to this piece many times in the past, and now I think that this audio tape manipulation explains why the instruments are slight off key in the original record.

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Wow, that's so incredibly beautiful, you almost made me cry! Thanks for posting that, amigo. :) I didn't know that Powell wrote that type of music. I was also completely unaware of the technique used to record the guitars.

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