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the aspen grove


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Mystified

 Genre: New Age

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a 'classic Mystified' composition (os9)

I recently went on a hike and found myself in a glorious grove of new aspen trees. As I later wrote:

...what is it about an aspen grove? I took this photo in the Uinta forest, on a trail that wound between slender, stately aspens such as these and brooding, earthy firs and evergreens.

There is something magical about each, but in a different way. 'Quaking aspens' do just that, and at the slightest breeze they seem to whisper secrets amongst themselves, while the light plays against the twirling leaves.

These trees here seemed as a curtain off of the trail--a wall of graceful guardians that drew your gaze in and then up to the sky above. And while it's difficult to describe in words the exact feeling of standing in such a grove, if you've never had the chance to walk among the aspens and experience the certain serenity, I highly recommend it...

Since some have asked:
My 'classic' mystified track usually consists of a basic improvisation--in this case, the Jam Pack Steinway Piano. I then added an improvised Orchestral Harp over the piano and then an improvised Orchestra Legato Bass over that. Even though I improvise, I usually have to fix/tweak notes in the track editor (bad notes, adjusting velocities, note lengths, etc.)
Then, after I have an instrumental track I'm satisfied with, I go and improvise 2-3 tracks of vocals, one after the other, then go back and refine levels, eq, effects such as reverb/delay.
Voila! A 'classic' Mystified composition :)
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Uploaded: Aug 13, 2008 - 01:35:49 AM
Last Updated: Dec 28, 2009 - 11:31:54 PM Last Played: Mar 21, 2017 - 07:51:33 PM
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Bubowski said 3326 days ago (August 13th, 2008)
Firsties!
Just had to lay claim. Very nice. Will listen again in the morning. I love Aspens, camped next to a grove in the Kings Canyon Wilderness and listened to their rustle all night long.
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Mystified said 3324 days ago (August 14th, 2008)
aspens...
...nothing like them, eh? :)

hehe. thanks for the 'first' comment here!
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said 3326 days ago (August 13th, 2008)
The aspen grove
Great pic to go with the song. Just perfect for the wonderful imagery.
That can be created in the minds so easily with this beatiful sound.
Simply gorgous. Well done. Did you play the pIano? just wondering.

Peace Dee.
Mystified said 3324 days ago (August 15th, 2008)
Hi Dee :)
Thank you for the lovely comments!
I've added to the song notes, above in explaining how I created this track . (Yes..the piano is improvised. Thank goodness my mother made me practice the piano!)
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Morning Light said 3326 days ago (August 13th, 2008)
So Beautiful Mysti!
a glorious composition and experience you share with us!!! I too love the sound and shimmering of Aspens, and my heart is touched in a very personal way to see what that secret grove reminds me of... :)* Thanks for sharing this!!!
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Mystified said 3324 days ago (August 15th, 2008)
thank you, morning light :)
Somehow I knew you'd connect with this song, if you heard it, so I'm pleased that you did!

Thank you for listening, and commenting :)
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dirigent said 3326 days ago (August 13th, 2008)
The Aspen Grove
Romantic composition. i like how you weave your vocals into the track, they make the music shine bright :-) Terrific!
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Mystified said 3324 days ago (August 15th, 2008)
thank you, Andreas
I always appreciate your comments--and am happy you stopped by for a listen!
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magnatone said 3326 days ago (August 13th, 2008)
The Aspen Grove
This is gorgeous Mysti - and it's so great to hear something from you! A few years ago I stayed at a place in Oregon that was filled with quaking aspens. With the windows open, you could hear them throughout the night making that amazing sound as the breeze touched them. This song of yours reminds me of that - thanks!
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Mystified said 3324 days ago (August 15th, 2008)
:)
See? You know what I mean!

Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment--I appreciate that!
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stacey said 3326 days ago (August 13th, 2008)
wow!
This is such a coincidence! I just went camping in Bishop last weekend, and was really moved by the quaking aspens too! Nice piece, it's just gorgeous as always!
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Mystified said 3324 days ago (August 15th, 2008)
See? ...
...and YOU know what I'm talking about to! :)
Bishop is a beautiful area!
Thank you for listening and for leaving a comment.
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kassia said 3326 days ago (August 13th, 2008)
Aspens
This is gorgeous. I love the song notes you wrote to accompany this song. Fabulous job weaving those ethereal vocals in and out of the piano - exactly like the gentle breeze through the trees.
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Mystified said 3324 days ago (August 15th, 2008)
Thank you!
Thanks so much for your comments and the kind words :)
I'm glad you enjoyed this composition.
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Bubowski said 3325 days ago (August 13th, 2008)
Came back fo a couple of more listens...
Truly a restful and beautiful piece. I feels like that quiet stroll you speak of...a musical expression of inner peace. Thank you!

--Graham
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Mystified said 3324 days ago (August 15th, 2008)
thanks, again :)
You describe exactly what I was hoping this composition would invoke.
Thanks for listening :)
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Reinholt56 said 3325 days ago (August 13th, 2008)
Hi Myst.....
It's a really beautiful piece. I enjoyed every second of it.

Your thoughts and impressions seem to come across really well in this musical interpretation.

Take care.

Paul
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Mystified said 3324 days ago (August 15th, 2008)
Thank you Paul
...for leaving your own thoughts and impressions here :)
I always appreciate your comments!
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ziti said 3325 days ago (August 13th, 2008)
you have not lost your touch
in reducing me to pile of jelly....what a beautiful piece of music!!!

you remain a force to be dealt with, and your skills improve in subtle, but significant ways....

your keyboards sound much more assured and confident...just so sweet

excellent cafeeen

deepest of the deep ones

z
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MarkHolbrook said 3325 days ago (August 14th, 2008)
Very nice
I love the light vocals scattered about.

The piano has a halting effect the way it is played which really draws interest.

thank you!
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stevel said 3324 days ago (August 14th, 2008)
Beautiful music!
You have the gift... this would put some sunshine into anyone's day!
Lovely track
Steve
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egobandit said 3324 days ago (August 14th, 2008)
dream like
Are you playing the piano? Just asking you never know.
I like ho the vocals get some hat louder as the song progresses. Enjoyed
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sloparts said 3324 days ago (August 14th, 2008)
I was recently told,
that all the Aspen in a particular area are identical on a genetic level because they are in fact one very large plant.

Maybe that would explain why they seem to be whispering to each other in the breeze.

Beautiful piece of music Cat that is soft and lovely, and very well played. Your recording sounded flawless to my ears as well. Thanks for posting this one Cat.

Ed
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onesweetworld said 3323 days ago (August 15th, 2008)
aspens
very pretty song you have made. I think it's impressive the steps you took when making the song. All of that is like a different language to me. Isn't it wonderful to be inspired by nature??? I think you've matched it perfectly with the imagery and picture displayed above.

So talented!
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Feter said 3323 days ago (August 15th, 2008)
the aspen grove
this is very heartfelt elegant piece of music !!!!!
charmed with your vocal spirit you have .love of the
nature ..or the nature of love this is just awesome
thnx alot from sharin !!!!
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Dragonas said 3321 days ago (August 17th, 2008)
Mysti!
I love this improv piano piece!
Your description is perfect and really adds to the imagery.
Cheers!
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Char said 3321 days ago (August 17th, 2008)
Absolutely Exquisite!
That is so very lovely. I know what you mean. I walked through Aspens in Colorado, a long time ago. Thank you so much.
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shavingronaldscar said 3321 days ago (August 17th, 2008)
great work!
*drool* I want to use your voice! please!

love the ending...
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12parsecs said 3318 days ago (August 20th, 2008)
simply...
beautiful. great melody over melancholy progression. and, omg, when the bass(es) come in - awesome! great vocal performance too. fav'd!
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LunaTrick said 3316 days ago (August 22nd, 2008)
ethereal & lovely
Thanks for filling out my evening - claret misty = peace
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macoco said 3311 days ago (August 27th, 2008)
Sonrisa... :)
I wish I had the proper english enogh to write what that picture of the aspens makes me feel... but you already sung it.
Gracias for sharing your gift.

Hernan.


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Ed Hannifin said 3297 days ago (September 11th, 2008)
Well, THIS is nicely rounded...
Very beautiful, and enhanced by the notes on your composing, arranging and recording method(s), as well as by the photo.

This is how I'm starting my morning, and it's a good way.

Ed
lengold said 3294 days ago (September 13th, 2008)
Another classic
beautifully played beautiful composition.
Cheers
Len


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saymme said 3185 days ago (December 31st, 2008)
Magical indeed : ) thanku ..
...so pretty..the song sounds just as Magical as You may have experienced the Aspengrove... ! So Glad to hear this, a wonderful gift for the end of this year & new to come ! Wish You all The Best ...!!!
DavT_7 said 2856 days ago (November 25th, 2009)
Please Help, Thanks!
Hi all, I've downloaded (The Aspen Grove by Mystifed) to *hopefully be used in my Uncle's Memorial Video, the download goes OK however Windows Movie Maker indicates that the audio file will not transfer because the needed "Codec" is not installed in Windows Movie Maker. I've downloaded various codec packs and I still receive the same error message. Is this song available for purchase here at MacJams ?? I've only been to MacJams a few times, so still not completely familiar with MacJam. I'd really love to have this beautiful piece of music in my Uncle's memorial video, Any Ideas ?? Thank you very much! DavT_7, of Seattle Washington. davt7@msn.com



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