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Gentle Breezes- Johanek Trio instrumentation


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kristyjo

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About a month ago, I posted 'Gentle Breezes' here.(http://www.macjams.com/song/46528) I got lots of good feedback, and reworked it for clarinet, bassoon and guitar. The melody flows more smoothly, now, and the clarinet is obviously the featured instrument in this version.
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Uploaded: Nov 04, 2008 - 08:44:14 AM
Last Updated: Nov 04, 2008 - 08:44:14 AM Last Played: Aug 19, 2017 - 12:54:03 PM
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Feter said 3328 days ago (November 4th, 2008)
Gentle Breezes
It is a true gem that what ever you done with it
will shine more and more ..thank you for sharing !!!
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kristyjo said 3328 days ago (November 4th, 2008)
Thank, Feter-
You must have ESP, the way you are here to listen so quickly! Thank you for listening, and for your kind words!

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HenriROGERsoloandbands said 3328 days ago (November 4th, 2008)
Meditative

Very nice and dreamy .
Not so classical I think .
You created a kind of reverse recording effect .
Maybe a interesting direction for your music : "not so classical" :-)
kristyjo said 3328 days ago (November 4th, 2008)
I'm glad
this sounds mellow and dreamy to you. You're right, this isn't strictly 'classical' in style, but I just wasn't sure where else to put it. Thanks for your visit and your comments.
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HenriROGERsoloandbands said 3327 days ago (November 5th, 2008)
Music syles

Just thought I would complete my comment :
"not so classical " means "GOOD" for me :-)
drakonis said 3328 days ago (November 4th, 2008)
Much nicer
And I'm not just saying that because the clarinet is up front :-) The counter-melodies now support the main instrument, and provide nice balance... you keep the bassoon out of the clarinet's register, then you let the bassoon forward for a bit too. The guitar is wonderfully calm, but perhaps a little too regular in accompaniment strumming... I wanted to hear a little variation here and there, but that's the only suggestion I can think of. This is a MAJOR (no pun intended) improvement, you did a LOT of rework on this, and it shines now.

But I'm a little confused... this is TOO good. I could swear I heard, at the very end, some string-slide noise on the guitar, as if somebody really was playing the guitar, but you don't list "real" instruments above... did you record any real instruments for this? I assume the clarinet/bassoon were sampled, but even they were both really nicely touched up to sound played. I detect a great deal of care that went into polishing this piece up. It sounds superb.

ttfn,
Drakonis
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kristyjo said 3328 days ago (November 5th, 2008)
Thanks
I took some of the suggestions that you and others gave me, and I think it's a better piece all around because of that. The guitar squeaks are at the 64 velocity on the nylon string guitar. there are some 'hammer on' sounds in the 80s, and some other characteristic sounds in other places. It's kind of neat - it really does make you second guess whether that guitar is real.
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guitapick said 3328 days ago (November 4th, 2008)
Very, very...
...very sweet. Lots of depth. A beauty, Kristyjo
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kristyjo said 3326 days ago (November 6th, 2008)
Thanks, Bob-
I'm always glad to see that you've stopped by. I appreciate your comments on my music, as well as your insights in the forums.
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Roxylee said 3327 days ago (November 5th, 2008)
Gentle Breezes
is a great name for this. Kristy, this is so very pretty.... the instruments go together perfectly, and they sound real to me. On my third listen and hearing more each time. just lovely.:-)
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kristyjo said 3325 days ago (November 7th, 2008)
Roxy-
I'm so glad you enjoyed this! This gentle music may not appeal to everyone, but I appreciate very much that you liked enough to play it multiple times.
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Doadars Uncle said 3325 days ago (November 7th, 2008)
Howdy Kristy!
Your music is much needed today! It has a soothing quality that is settling into my bones.

Thanks buddy!
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kristyjo said 3323 days ago (November 9th, 2008)
Hi-
Doug, thanks for stopping by. I know that my own mood can be greatly affected by music, and I'm glad this song did that for you in a good way!
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paul f. page said 3325 days ago (November 7th, 2008)
What came to mind....
1. How clean this recording is
2. How pretty the melody
3. How authentically you play these digital instruments
(guitar particularly)
4. Mozart's Clarinet Concerto 2nd mvt.
5. I agree with Eduard: This is such a great number that could go even further, perhaps dropping into the rel. minor for a go-round and then recapping.

It is just lovely and I enjoyed this number thoroughly.
Peace.
Paul
P.S. Sorry I am so late getting to respond...
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kristyjo said 3322 days ago (November 10th, 2008)
Paul-
I'm always glad to see you've come to listen to the music. I'm glad this reworking shows the extra time I spent on it! Thanks for your listening ear and kind comments.
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Ibstrat said 3323 days ago (November 9th, 2008)
Beautiful
tune.That guitar sounds very authentic.Nice spread on the instruments.Great music!
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Bubowski said 3320 days ago (November 12th, 2008)
Nice Blending
This was a very nice composition. The melodic lines developed well between the clarinet and bassoon and were well balanced. I would liked to have heard the guitar have it's moment in the sun and carry the melody once in a while. I hadn't listened to the original but I like this very much.

--Graham
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fabien0784 said 3305 days ago (November 27th, 2008)
an invitation to close your eyes
nice instruments, good melody, and great spirit !
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Bowman said 3297 days ago (December 5th, 2008)
This flows so naturally.
Love the play between the clarinet, bassoon. Very fine work.
Best,
Charlie
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UnderThePianoMan said 2896 days ago (January 11th, 2010)
Restful Beauty
This a gem indeed. I feel my system slowing down and a freedom to breath deeply naturally arising as I listen to this.
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Name: Kristine Johanek
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I've been performing, composing and teaching music for many years. I enjoy arranging traditional and classic pieces, and also enjoy composing original music. I'll write for whomever will perform my music, so I've written for children's choirs, co... [see more]

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