Home Recordings and Other Musical Goodies by El

Spontaneous and Unedited

I have a number of studio recordings, and some edited live recordings, but sometimes I am moved just to sit down and play.


Since people have expressed an interest in this type of recording situation, I will share below, from time to time, some of those tracks.


First is my favorite Christmas song, played on high-strung guitar (Martin OM-1GT)--"In the Bleak Midwinter". I learned this during the 1960's at my secondary school, now called Northfield Mt. Hermon School.


Second is the beautiful Scott Skinner tune in honor of Hector Macdonald, called Hector the Hero, played on a Franklin Brazilian Jumbo guitar.


Third is a new arrangement of Carolan's Quarrel with the Landlady, in the Key of F in CGDGAD tuning. This mp3 was exported directly from the Tabledit TEF file.I also enclose the tab/music.


Finally, I offer my recording of "America the Beautiful."


In the Bleak Midwinter
Bleak Midwinter High.mp3
MP3 audio file [2.6 MB]
MP3 audio file [4.9 MB]
Carolan's Quarrel (arr'd El McMeen)
CGDGAD tuning--Key of F
carolan's quarrel.mp3
MP3 audio file [1'019.2 KB]
America the Beautiful
Arrangement by El McMeen for Guitar (CGDGAD Tuning)
America the Beautiful.mp3
MP3 audio file [2.2 MB]

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