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A sense of summer


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thoddi

 Genre: Latin Jazz

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I've been using a stock photo site called istockphoto.com for a while. Both as a graphic designer that buys images there, but I've also uploaded my own photo's for sale there. Not too much money to make if you're not hitting bulls eye or if you're not uploading quite a large amount of pictures/illustrations.

Lately they have started to offer music in addition to images, videos and illustrations. I had to give it a try, and made a few instrumental recordings that I put up... I didn't give it so much thought, and forgot about my uploads for a while... just to discover that my account suddenly, during a couple of months had US 300 earned from the few pieces of music...

Tonight I recorded a little instrumental Latin thing to upload to them. I thought I'd share this thought with you guys, 'cause I think many of you could be interested in uploading stuff yourselves. It could be music, or just sounds, ambience and such... People buy it to use in presentations and stuff. I think I'm going to keep making short instrumentals aimed for upload there... maybe one a month or so. Pretty nice to do simple recordings at home, and be able to make a few bucks of it as well;)

PS! I'm not enabling D/L on this one since I'm also putting this out for sale at that place...;)
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Uploaded: Jan 24, 2010 - 01:28:32 PM
Last Updated: Jan 24, 2010 - 01:28:32 PM Last Played: Mar 23, 2017 - 05:53:34 PM
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Ed Hannifin said 2737 days ago (January 24th, 2010)
Thanks, Thoddi....
That's several kinds of generous right there.... An instructive bit of MacJams citizenship...

I like how this sounds. I like the playing, the composition, and the mix. Nicely restrained piano, and nice nylon string playing...


BirdmanWayne94 said 2737 days ago (January 24th, 2010)
Yeah man...
... we need that sense of summer here in MI(chigan). Neat work and a very nice jazzy melody... I love that side of your playing!
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jiguma said 2737 days ago (January 24th, 2010)
No surprise
that you're making money out of this sort of thing Thor. Lovely playing, and very nicely recorded too.
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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Moviz said 2737 days ago (January 24th, 2010)
Nice little
earner Thor and a really pleasant piece of summery music to brighten these dark winter days.... I'm not surprised you had a few takers with this one... very pleasant and relaxing, regards M
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Feter said 2737 days ago (January 24th, 2010)
A sense of summer
Very cool idea to invest wonderful music and
talent ..awesome guitar by all mean ..glad you
found this path to let your music and your
writing shine ...this piece is so heartfelt ..
kudos ..thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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Calchas said 2737 days ago (January 24th, 2010)
Hey!
Have you ever heard Govi? man, this reminds me of him a lot. Nice, nice, NICE guitar work Thor. Piano adds another dimension.

Enjoyed very much!

Be well friend!
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Cameron said 2737 days ago (January 24th, 2010)
Nice little piece of music
AND cash! ;-) Thanks so much for sharing this tip with us -- this looks like a cool way to make a dollar or two.

Excellent performance, production and overall concept on this. I'm amazed at how much music you packed into only two and a half minutes!

Thanks again! I think you're on to something here...
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paul f. page said 2737 days ago (January 24th, 2010)
First:
THIS is a beautiful and mellow little number for piano and guitar. It is so comfortable, and, like Ed said above, "nicely restrained" and well-considered. The mix is sure and the overall feel of the piece satisfying on every leve.

Second: thanks for the tip on istockphoto and the music you've posted there. I will check it out and see what's up. It's very kind of you to make a public mention of it here (and in the Forum).
Peace.
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VicDiesel said 2736 days ago (January 24th, 2010)
Sweet
Yes, I can see how this would be cool music under a documentary or so. Good luck with making tons of money!
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johnwhitehead said 2736 days ago (January 24th, 2010)
Summer
Sweet melodic piece. Great guitar performance.
Sweet!
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billykirsch said 2736 days ago (January 24th, 2010)
Winter is better
... with this music. I love the clear sounds in everything you put in here. Great guitar playing, and everything else too.
Thanks for sharing the tip about that site. Perhaps someday I'll give it a try ;-) Really generous from you.

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ktb said 2736 days ago (January 24th, 2010)
A sense of summer
just what I needed in the doldrums of winter! :-) I can see why people scoop up your tracks. They resonate warmth. A tasty melodic groove that might benefit a variety of projects or mediums. As always, superb mix. Thx for the tip on the site.
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dave_b said 2736 days ago (January 24th, 2010)
A sense of summer
Smooth groove, tasty chord flavors, nice picking.
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Dadai.2 said 2736 days ago (January 24th, 2010)
diggin' this...
thoddi, very cool acoustic guitar... just so sweet, crisp, and mellow. Choice keys to accompany and nice bass. Gosh, a real fine instrumental. Love it, man.

Jack
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Vic Holman said 2736 days ago (January 24th, 2010)
istock
i use it all the time at work. who knows i might have or at least seen some of your stuff.

the song is great and breezy. i can hear why you have received purchases on it.
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thetiler said 2736 days ago (January 24th, 2010)
Thanks for sharing
a bit of with us. Nice feel to this, has a cool sense of sway and easy going!


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MarkHolbrook said 2736 days ago (January 25th, 2010)
This should earn you some bux!
Cool sweet tune Thor! I'll bet it does well!
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Jarvoid said 2736 days ago (January 25th, 2010)
Poo...
you old miser you....;) very nicely played piece tho'you should get payed for it....thanks for the info and heads up I'll have a look......See You Later Jarvo
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TG said 2735 days ago (January 25th, 2010)
Ah...
Nice feelings in this, soothing like late afternoon sun
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lengold said 2735 days ago (January 26th, 2010)
This just
illustrates what a wonderful composer and musician you are. It comes as no surprise that people pay good money to listen and put to use within their projects.
Cheers
Len

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michaelkoppenheffer said 2734 days ago (January 27th, 2010)
nice nylon string
playing! I like the relaxed interplay between the guitar and the piano. Bass is a solid and unobtrusive underpinning. Very pleasantly done.
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egobandit said 2734 days ago (January 27th, 2010)
very nice!
If it was downloadable I would have Ill have to check out that site your talking about. Such a sparse arrangement with the piano but it works really well love the feel to this its like an outside cafe in summer. Watchin the girls walk by and enjoying the day , Loved it!
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jibes said 2733 days ago (January 27th, 2010)
Excellent!
Money for songs! What a concept. Glad to hear your selling some. Your music is certainly sale-able.
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Sigmund said 2733 days ago (January 27th, 2010)
summer
very nice breezy, summery tune - your performance here is wonderful. Good luck with istock, and thanks for the tip - definitely sounds worth checking out more.
Sig
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Paulie said 2733 days ago (January 28th, 2010)
Cool
Sweet man!
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Scott Carmichael said 2733 days ago (January 28th, 2010)
well strummed Thor
As a guy who does most of his noodling on acoustic guitar... I will say this is top shelf... I was going to scold you for not inviting me aboard... but after listening I can hear that I was not needed....

way to play how it feels my friend....

I hope you can quit your day job...
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Mcboy said 2732 days ago (January 29th, 2010)
yeah baby
nice vibe....i would have placed that guitar melody panned center..its so pretty....the track is sexy and groovy....the nylon has a nice tone.....bravo!!
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blaky smith said 2729 days ago (February 1st, 2010)
Relaxing
Nice post Thor, very nicely done and recorded. I like the melody and this beautiful guitar and piano playing. Thanks...
Marc
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Doug Somers said 2727 days ago (February 3rd, 2010)
Ahhhhhhhhhh....
Like warm breezes on a July night. The notes just seem to roll easily off your fingers. The piano is a nice touch, restrained and filling the space that calls for it and nothing more.

Thanks for sharing the music and ideas!

Doug
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sloparts said 2717 days ago (February 13th, 2010)
Thanks Thoddi
that's good information you so generously gave us.

That's also some very fine music, so thanks for the listen too.

Ed
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dynoMYSTIC said 2353 days ago (February 11th, 2011)
Enjoyed!
I like the "room" sound... almost sounds like being in a small restaurant somewhere... with slate floors and lots of plants. Nicely played!
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hackneybloke said 2342 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
sense of summer
fantastic creation. excellent progressions. cool guitar work. simple but very effective piano. nice bass. all of this is great.
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