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Learning Curve Songs

I started out trying to record music back in the early 80s using a borrowed 2-track reel-to-reel tape deck.
It was really challenging trying to figure out how to do multi-track recording on gear that wasn't designed for it.

Slowly, as I got a little more senior at American, I was able to slowly upgrade my "studio."
My present, and probably final rig consists of a Mackie 16-track mixing board, an Alesis ADAT 24-track digital

recorder, 4 Alesis reverb units, an Alesis compressor w/gate, a Boss vocal processor, Boss SD-1 over-drive
unit and a Yamaha PSR EW410 Keyboard that has around 700 different voices. Guitars, are a Takamine 6-string,
an Avila 6-string for alternate tunings (that I've had since 1976), a Honer electric for travel and a cheapo nylon string classical guitar.
My latest  and probably last guitar purchase was in August 2023 - a Sine 6-string electric semi-hollow. A real treat and it sounds GREAT!

Anyway, here are my "tunes." Most are covers of other artists, but there is a mix of original pieces scattered throughout as well.
I hope you enjoy them. Btw, they're pretty much in the order that they were recorded, so hopefully you'll notice an improvement in both the recording quality and
musicianship - thus the title Learning Curve.
:)


Learning Curve 1
Learning Curve 2
Learning Curve 3
1         Tomorrow Is A Long Time                                                           (3:46)
              -    Kingston Trio - A Bob Dylan song
2          To Allison Cunningham From Her Boy                                      (3:19)
              -    A poem  by Robert Louis Stevenson)
              -    Music by Ron Yelton
3          Dirge for a Soldier                                                                        (4:09)
              -    A poem by George Henry Boker about
                   death in the Civil War
              -    Music by Ron Yelton
         Why Worry                                                                                   (4:47)
              -    Dire Straits
5          Angel on the Road Shoulder                                                       (3:18)
              -    By john Stewart who replaced
                   Dave Guard in the Kingston Trio
6          Dreamers on the Rise                                                                  (3:12)
              -    By John Stewart
7          Bessie                                                                                   (2:30)
             -    Another John Stewart song from a now
                  long forgotten album of Civil War songs
8          I Know                                                                                 (2:49)
             -    Words by Peggy Thompson
             -    Music by Ron Yelton
             -    Sung by Diane Belmessieri
         Language Of The Heart                                                       (5:45)
             -    David Wilcox
10        Distant Water                                                                       (4:01)
            -    David Wilcox
11        The River                                                                             (3:49)
             -    Karaoke version of the Garth Brooks song  
12        Short Grass                                                                          (2:34)
             -    By Ian & Sylvia
13        Dark Night Of The Soul                                                      (6:51)             1989          
             -    Written by St. James of the Cross around
                  1578
             -    Originally a poem about his relationship
                   with God
             -    Sung by Ron Yelton
14      Come By The Hills                                                               (4:12)
             -    Loreena McKinnett
             -    Sung by Stacy Mendiola
15      Anticipating The Day - In Three Parts                                 (10:46)            2000
            1    Hanging Out
            2    Getting Ready
            3    Coming Together
           Original piece by Ron Yelton





       How Did You Find Me Here                                                         (3:28)
             -    David Wilcox
                                              

2        Crossroads                                                                                     (3:51)              2001
             -    Don McClean
                                           
3
         Icarus                                                                                              (5:19)               2001
             -    Martin Simpson
                                                  
4        Bookends                                                                                       (2:07)               2004
             - Simon and Garfunkel
       Why Should I Cry For You                                                            (5:26)               2005
             -    Sting
                            

6         A Region of Clouds                                                                       (5:06)               2020
             -    William Ackerman
                                       
7         Where Go the Boats                                                              (1:43)              2021
            -    A poem by Robert Louis Stevenson
            -    Music by Ron Yelton 1974
            -    Sung by Debbie Krantz
8        
These Seven Men                                                                  (2:26)               2023
            -   The Kingston Trio
9
 
        Tired of Towin' the Line                                                               (3:35)                2022
             -    Rocky Burnette
 
10      
She's a Mystery to Me                                                                 (5:41)                2020
             -    Roy Orbison
                                   
11      
Balls of Fury                                                                                   (5:51)                2021               
            -    Randy Edelmen
12  
    Loving You Just Crossed My Mind                                             (3:24)                2022
              -    Sam Neely
13      
  Wish I May                                                                                    (3:27)                2022
              -    Kristen Hall
14
       Ballad of Easy Rider                                                                     (2:23)                2022
              -    The Byrds
15
       Scotch and Soda                                                                          (1:58)                2022
              -    The Kingston Trio-Written by
                    Dave Guard of the Kingston Trio
                about his struggles with alcohol
               



 


Ron's Chakras by Ron Yelton

1       Part 1 - Heart (I, V)                                                                  (5:38)            2022
2       Part 2 - Voice (V)                                                                     (4:39)            2022
3       Part 3 - 3rd Eye (VI)                                                                (3:37)            2023
4       Part 4 - Root (I)                                                                        (3:18)            2023
5       Part 5 - Lullaby (II, III, VI)                                                      (3:03)            2023
6       Part 6 - Love and Acceptance (I, IV)                                       (6:07)            2023
7       Part 7 - Emoting                                                                       (4:27)            2023
8       Part 8 - All Done Celebration Blues                                        (3:30)            2023
9       Part 9 - Root (I)                                                                        (3:59)            2023
10     Part 10 - Heart((IV)                                                                  (2:16)            2023

All of these pieces were written to be listened to as a single work.

Part 11 below, is all of them strung together.

Many, many thanks to JT for all of his patience in explaining
how to do key changes for the bridges in-between songs.

11     Part 11 - Ron's Chakras Parts 1-10                                          (40:36)          2022-23








  
           



Learning Curve 4
Learning Curve 5
Learning Curve 6
1         Peaches                                                                                    (2:11)             2023
             -   Kristen Hall
2         I Will Follow You into the Dark                                            (3:19)             2023
             -   Death Cab For Cutie
3         Autumn                                                                                    (2:02)             2023
             -   Words by Peggy Thompson  1974
             -   Music by Ron Yelton
             -   Vocals by Ron Yelton

4         Moonshining Memo
ries                                                          (3:14)             2023
             -
   Words by Peggy Thompson  1974
             -    Music by Ron Yelton
             -    Vocals by Ron Yelton

5         Song For A Friend                                                                  (2:51)             2023
             -    Words by Sara - a lady I met in college 1975
             -    Music by Ron Yelton
             -    Vocals by Ron Yelton

6         Storms In Africa                                                                     (3:22)             2023
             -    Enya

7         Sacrifice                                                                                  (5:30)             2023
             - Elton John
             - Sinead 'O Connors' version

8         Babylon                                                                                   (1:45)            2023
             -    Don McClean
9         Pale Grass Blue                                                                       (3:35)            2023
             - Enya
10       Night Train to Munich                                                            (4:28)            2023
             - By Al Stewart
             - This was a really fast song, so I recorded it 30%
                slower and then sped it up again for the final
                version. Yeah, I cheated just a bit :)
11       Who Are You Now / First Love                                             (7:09)             2023 
             - Who Are You Now  by Justin Haywad
             - First Love by Ron Yelton                                
12       Blame                                                                                     (3:31)             2024
             - Mel Parsons
13       Don't Cry, Baby                                                                     (0:28)             2024
             - Don Madsen
14       Far Away                                                                               (3:30)             2024
             - Mel Parsons
15.      If You Were a Bir                                                               (4:03)             2024
             - Mel Parsons
16       For Mom                                                                               (6:03)             2024
            - Ron Yelton



1        A Little Something                                                                   1:23                   1978
          -    Ron Yelton     
 
                             




 



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