2014 Album ‘Warmheart’ Out Now!

Delighted to announce that my 2014 acoustic-roots album Warmheart is now available in online distribution stores to stream and download.

Warmheart

Warmheart was recorded, mixed and mastered at Temple Records Studio in Midlothian, Scotland between 2012 – 2014. The album encapsulates my experiences, soul awakenings, cultural and collective memories, and sheer passion and devotion to my spiritual purpose, all of which were embodied throughout my time whilst living in Edinburgh/Scotland between 2007 – 2013.

Warmheart is an album of commitment and dedication, and through suffering endured throughout, a testament to my humanity. It is very challenging to put down in words, just how much the journey of Warmheart means to me. I am hoping in the near future, I’ll be able to share far more clearly and fully, just how much was involved and experienced through the creation of this album. Until then, I hope you can enjoy listening to it! …

Warmheart comes directly in sequence after my 2006 album What is & Where is. You can listen and download the album from the link below.

1. Warmheart    07:53
2. I Hold a Vision     06:12
3. Mother    05:30
4. Heartspace    04:34
5. Rainbow Goddess    04:12
6. New World Rising    05:08
7. Uprising    05:08
8. Her Song    03:43

Warmheart

New Demo Released – Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar: Guitar Demos

-Delighted to announce the release of my new demo-

Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar: Guitar Demos

Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar: Guitar Demos


‘Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar: Guitar Demos’ is a 4 track demo and introduction to Wilson Noble’s playing of Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar.

Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar is a beautiful style of solo guitar playing that involves performing traditional Celtic melodies (tunes) as arrangements for solo acoustic guitar. These are tunes that are primarily written for solo fiddle (violin), pipes (bagpipes/uilleann pipes) or played as group arrangements in traditional Celtic bands (whistles, pipes, fiddle, bodhran…). The idea is to try and mimic the sounds of these traditional instruments using the solo guitar.

For this recording I have chosen to perform four of my favourite Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar pieces that have been arranged by some of my favourite musicians and guitar players. The demo includes three jigs performed in DADGAD guitar tuning and one Slow Air performed in CSUS2 guitar tuning.

Details of all of the pieces including original arranger, tune type, key and guitar tuning are listed below:

1. Banish Misfortune (Jig) E Mixolydian DADGAD (Richard Thompson arr.)
2. The Blarney Pilgrim (Jig) E Ionian DADGAD (David Ernst arr.)
3. The Sleeping Tune (Air) D Ionian CSUS2 (Tony McManus arr.)
4. Shepherds Delight (Jig) F# Ionian DADGAD (Martin Simpson arr.)

Stream and Download Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar: Guitar Demos here


Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar is a style of guitar playing that I really love, I’m looking forward to developing my technique and repertoire more. Keep an eye and ear out for future releases by signing up to mailing list

*Also, I’m looking forward to launching a new guitar workshop titled ‘Explorations with Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar’. find out more about this workshop: here  

Launching New Guitar Workshop

Delighted to announce my new guitar workshop which I’ll be launching as part of a Concert + Workshop series beginning in Aug this year.

The workshop titled ‘Explorations with Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar‘ is an introductory workshop exploring the very beautiful acoustic guitar technique and style of Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar.

Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar involves the playing of traditional Celtic melodies (tunes) as arrangements for solo acoustic guitar. These are melodies that are primarily written for solo fiddle (violin), pipes (bagpipes/uilleann pipes) or played as group arrangements in traditional Celtic bands (whistle, pipes, fiddle, bodhran…). The idea is to try and mimic the sounds and techniques of these traditional instruments using the solo guitar… read more

During the workshop we will be exploring:

  • Basic Fingerstyle Technique
  • Altered Guitar Tunings
  • Separating the Melody from the Bass
  • Traditional Ornamentation and Altered Tuning Techniques
  • A full Celtic Fingerstyle arrangement of a popular Irish Jig in the DADGAD Altered Tuning

 

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I’m very much looking forward to launching and sharing the workshop as I love this guitar style and technique, it is so enjoyable and rewarding to play. It’s debut will be launched at The Lyth Arts Centre in Wick/Scotland on Thurs 9th August, commencing at 2pm. The workshop will be held in the afternoon before an evening performance of a solo Wilson Noble concert.

Look forward to seeing you there. Contact me if you have any questions.

Double – Single – Release

I experienced a prolific period of work early on in my music career and it has taken me many years to catch up with my own creative outputs, as well as to embody and come to peace with my own creative work. These two songs ‘I Will Not Accept These Beliefs’ and ‘Where in the World’ are part of a larger body of work that I am currently in process of releasing. I hope you enjoy them!

Both songs were written between 2007-2008 in Edinburgh/Scotland when I lived in a cottage on a rural estate and had began my journey as a full-time musician. I had no idea at the time where this journey was going to lead me, or know just how much would be involved… It’s been nothing short of a total rollercoaster and transformational life journey so far, I am continually amazed and overwhelmed by the past ten years of my life, and here is just a wee taste of the journey.


IWNATBI Will Not Accept These Beliefs

A mellow song of acoustic guitar and voice about questioning and rejecting mass media along with deeply embedded cultural and religious beliefs, and ultimately finding peace of mind and balance in todays world through personal empowerment.

‘I Will Not Accept These Beliefs’ was composed in Edinburgh/Scotland 2007. Recorded in a home studio Perth/Scotland 2015. Released in Inverness/Scotland 2018.

 


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‘Where in the World’ was recorded in a home studio in Edinburgh, 2009 to be part of a charity compilation album titled ‘The Sounds of Green Tara’ for the Tibetan ‘Green Tara’ charity. The song is about spiritual questioning and searching for a sense of place both culturally and in human incarnated form.

The song was recorded by Neil Craig in Edinburgh/Scotland 2009 at his then mobile recording studio, along with friend and musician Scott Young providing claves as percussion.


Lyrics

I will Not Accept These Beliefs

I wake up to see this world
This beautiful place
I’m here in my body my soul and I can feel the sun on my face

But I cant believe the news today I cant believe these lies
Keep spreading like widfire in people lives
I cant believe this is happening I wont accept deceit
These lies these wars this hypocrisy

I will not accept these beliefs
I will not accept these beliefs
I will not accept these beliefs
I will not accept these beliefs

But I can see them for what they are just tools so you can see the light
Just relative energy formations these crimes you see without the dark there is no light
Without up where’s down there is no love without fear in fact they are one in the same
We can transcend this we will ascend this time our freedom our birthright it waits
Unlock the door see visions so clear follow your sacred path away from these lies
From these lies

I will not accept these beliefs
I will not accept these beliefs
I will not accept these beliefs
I will not accept these beliefs


Where in the World

I woke up in this world oh this world this world today
I’ve been trying to understand it well I guess I will be here
For a while for a while
But that’s ok thats ok that’s ok with me that’s ok with me

But there’s still one question burns in my mind
Where on earth where else could I have woken up if not here
Is there more much more more than this I am sure that there is

But then why waste time wondering if there is more when all around is enough
Well I guess my appetite is just a little strong today
I feel this deep longing inside to go home
To go home

Where in the world where in the world would you go
Where in the world where in the world would you go if you
If you were me


Purchase/Stream (Click on links)

I Will Not Accept These Beliefs       Where in the World


 

Track Info

I Will Not Accept These Beliefs

Music and Lyrics composed and arranged by Wilson Noble PRS
Wilson Noble: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar

Recorded by Wilson Noble 2015.
Mixed by Wilson Noble 2015.
Mastered by Landr 2016.

Artwork: Wilson Noble 2018.

Copyright 2015-2018 Twin Soul Music / Wilson Noble

Where in the World

Music and Lyrics composed and arranged by Wilson Noble PRS
Wilson Noble: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion
Scott Young: Percussion

Recorded by Neil Craig 2009.
Mixed by Neil Craig 2009.
Mastered by Landr 2016.

Artwork: Wilson Noble 2018.

Copyright 2009-2018 Twin Soul Music / Wilson Noble

#WNobleMusic

2006 What is & where is album released

Final Cover - Bandcamp Size‘What is & Where is’ is a collection of songs recorded in Aberdeen/Scotland 2006 after a nine month travel experience in Australia and South East Asia.

The songs are a mixture of mellow folk inspired tracks, upbeat acoustic blues rock tracks, acoustic guitar instrumentals, spoken word and songs with world music influences.

“At the age of 25 I went travelling throughout Eastern Australia and South East Asia. The songs, music and poetry you hear on this album are a direct result from that journey and what was such a life-changing time for me and so full of inspiration.

When I returned to my then hometown in Aberdeen/Scotland, with the help of musician friends, we set about recording this album”

Listen to the album in its entirety here.

‘What is & Where is’ was a group effort of friends and family in Aberdeenshire/Scotland, each contributing skills, musicianship and support.

From the recording of the album we went on to create a six-piece folk rock band that performed many of the songs from this album, including performances at ‘Breemie Midsummer Festival, June 2006 – Aberdeenshire/Scotland’ ‘The Blue Lamp, Sep & Nov 2006 – Aberdeen/Scotland’ and an album launch at ‘The Lemon Tree, January 2007 – Aberdeen/Scotland’. The album went on to become a firm favourite with Wilson’s father & mother who at the time became his biggest fans!

*Below is a collection of photograph’s of ‘Who are the Band’ from some of the different performances aforementioned.

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‘What is & Where is’ was recorded and mixed in a home studio over a six month period in 2006, and then finally mastered in 2016.

Purchase/Listen to the album in its entirety here

Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar

Within the last four years I have been studying Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar. It has been, and continues to be, such a pleasure learning and performing in this style of music.

The style involves performing traditional celtic melodies (tunes) as arrangements for solo acoustic guitar – these are tunes that are primarily written for solo fiddle (violin), pipes (bagpipes/uilleann pipes) or played as group arrangements in traditional celtic bands (whistles, pipes, fiddle, bodhran, bazouki…). The idea is to try and mimic (to a degree) the sounds of these traditional instruments using the solo guitar.

To achieve this we aim to use the full register of the guitar usually keeping the melody in the top register and playing a separate bassline in the bottom register. The idea is to accompany yourself whilst playing the melody on the guitar. In many cases we use altered guitar tunings to capture this, these can offer the use of drones throughout the arrangements, increased guitar resonance, and often easier access to the melody notes.

Below is an example of a Traditional Irish Jig called ‘Banish Misfortune’ which is arranged in DADGAD tuning for solo fingerstyle guitar (arr. R. Thompson).

Just some of the other popular altered tunings for this style are CGCGCD (Csus2), DADGBE (Drop D), CGDGCD (Orkney Tuning). And some of the great guitar players that incorporate this style in their playing and composition are John Renbourn, Tony McManus, Martin Simpson, Steve Baughman, Franco Morone, and more recently Jean Banwarth and Stephen Wake.

Below is another example. A traditonal Irish Jig called ‘The Blarney Pilgrim’ which is arranged in DADGAD tuning (arr D. Ernst). Ths tune is traditionally played on the uilleann pipes (Irish pipes).

 

Keep an eye and ear out as in the coming months I will be recording and releasing a small E.P. of arrangements that I have been working on in Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar.

I look forward to sharing more of this music as time and practice allows!

Video Interview – Jan 2018

Had a really nice time at North Highland College in Alness/Scotland (Highlands) last month being interviewed and recorded by two music students for a Monthly Podcast.

One of the music students ‘Ryan Raymond’ captured our interview on camera and has created the the video interview below.

In it we talk about my musical influences, background, guitar playing, song meanings, use of equipment and all round musical happenings in the land of Mr Noble (that’s me!).

As well as this we capture two separate live performances of two of my newest songs, both of which use live looping arrangements throughout the compositions. The first one is my song ‘Home‘, which is a devotional song about partnership and finding, building and nurturing a sense of Home with your significant other. The second song ‘Awakening‘ is a guitar instrumental that utilises the building of live arrangements and improvisation.

I really enjoyed my time at the College and had a lot of fun recording and being interviewed by the students. They held such an open friendly and professional space (Cheers guys!).

Hit play and check out the Video Above ^

January Podcast with North Highland College UHI (Recording + Interview)

Happy to share I visited North Highland College in Alness/Scotland earlier this month to record a couple of songs and take part in an interview for a January podcast that some of the music students were creating for their coursework.

I had one tutor and two students working with me for the podcast. It was a really nice experience, very relaxed and professional. We all worked hard and managed to record two songs in the studio and carry out an interview all in the space of 4 hours. I was very happy with the working environment and made to feel really at ease.

Above are pictures from my time in the studio.

I brought in my loop pedal (Boss RC-1) and recorded one song ‘Home’ and one instrumental ‘Awakening’. We captured both of these as live recordings and overdubbed just one part, a shaker as extra percussion on my song ‘Home’. It was really interesting to hear how a live-set using my live-looping arrangements was going to turn out in the studio as I’d never done this before and alongside this I’ve never recorded ‘Home’ before so all in all some new experiences for me.

Alongside this we recorded an interview for the podcast, audio student ‘Ryan Raymond’ interviewed me asking questions about my songs, equipment, influences, and all round questions on what I’m up to as a musician/singer-songwriter. It was a great experience and I enjoyed sharing it all, this was Ryan’s first ever interview and I reckon he did really well!

You can listen to the final podcast here:

Alignment – New Video for a New Year!

Happy New Year folks!  –  here we go into 2018…

For the new year yesterday I published a new video for my recent release ‘Alignment’. Alignment is a very mellow and meditative song of acoustic guitar + vocal.

I recorded this song in my home studio in Perth/Scotland 2015 (between my kitchen and hallway) after having it on the back burner for a number of years. Performed only a handful of times over the years, I composed Alignment back in 2007 whilst I was living in Edinburgh/Scotland – it was part of a new wave of inspiration, and songs I was composing from that time. Finally Alignment was mastered in 2016 whilst I was living in Elgin/Scotland – this song has had a tour in itself!

Alignment – Video

The video – you can watch below – was filmed whilst visiting family for Christmas on Dec 25th 2015 at Fraserburgh Beach in the North-East of Scotland.

On a calm winters day whilst out walking on the beach I was pleasantly surprised just how calm it was for a winters day and also how quiet it was, given it was Christmas day. Feeling inspired, I sat and filmed this footage on an ipad propped up on my rucksack to try and get a good angle. I had a feeling I would synchronise the footage with one of my songs but didn’t know which one it would be at the time. Just over a year and half later in 2017 I decided to synchronise my track alignment with the video footage, and here it is below!

I am really happy with how it turned out, I enjoy its simplicity…. and the independent music endevour it took for me to put it together. This is the first track where I have done every single element of its creation and release barring just one, the only aspect I never personally completed was mastering the recording.


Alignment was released on 27th Dec 2017.
You can Purchase/Stream the track from the link below.

Alignment