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A Round and Bach Again, version 5 (New Bass sound)


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drakonis

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I wrote a simple 3-part "round" or canon, showing my children how one can devise a melody that can stack on top of itself like offset puzzle pieces, and will then make its own harmony (with a nod to the master of rounds and fugues, J. S. "LoopMeister" Bach.) And because rounds get boring very quickly, these performers get silly as they go along and begin to give the tune a jazzy twist. And as always, the title of this piece is smirky wordplay, a really bad hobbit of mine.

Note that this is all hand-scored, note by note by me. The instruments you hear are sampled instruments playing the MIDI file. The sheet music is available for a live performance if that miracle ever arises. :-)

This fifth version has been extended a little further. But most importantly, it now has a wonderfully realistic-sounding sampled acoustic bass, thanks to Velvet Audio Labs, who ran the bass part through his copy of Trilian for me.
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Uploaded: Mar 23, 2010 - 11:18:58 PM
Last Updated: Mar 23, 2010 - 11:18:58 PM Last Played: Aug 26, 2017 - 02:44:38 AM
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Hardware:
Dual 1Ghz G4, 1 pint copy/paste buffer, 2B blues-colored pencil tool.
Software:
Main score written in Harmony Assistant, moved to GB 5 for tweaking & EQing, Acoustic Bass sound from Trilian.
Comments
magnatone said 2825 days ago (March 23rd, 2010)
Round Bach
this is cool eduard! Bevan's bass offers a new layer of interest and fun to this already fun piece of music. gotta love the pencil! congrats!
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drakonis said 2825 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
scribble scribble twang
I really love these music playtoys! And I couldn't resist Bevan's offer to record a more realistic sounding acoustic bass sound for this... the original piece's GB-bass rather weak. I also added one more go-round in the middle of this (the piano trill starting) and I was imagining you playing this!
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michaeljayklein said 2825 days ago (March 23rd, 2010)
Give it what you gavotte
Solid work on this Eduard....downright exquisite, I do declare! Thanks for this stimulating romp!

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drakonis said 2825 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
Pun for the road...
Uh oh... don't get us started, first you, then me, then... well, you know the quadrille, sergeant! I'm glad the little jazzy bits tickled your fancy, Michael! Thank you for spinning this up 2 seconds after I posted it! ;-)
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MidiOrleans said 2825 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
As always
great ideas of arranging, choice of instruments, making for colorful music!
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drakonis said 2825 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
Scotty!
My day is always bright and sunny when you stop by, thank you! And to have you, master arranger and juggler of whole orchestras, enjoy this little quickie interlude, I sincerely appreciate the listen and compliment... color me happy! I am still playing and loving your "Saints" piece!
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Symphony101 said 2825 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
I believe in miracles :-)
I hope indeed this could be part of a live performance. Very nice and dynamic.
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drakonis said 2825 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
Yves votes for a miracle...
OK, I recorded that vote! :-) Yes, I added dynamics and staccatos and trills onto the sheet music, and the software these days is really good at playing them back and sounding realistic. It helps me experiment and see what works and what doesn't, before creating the final work. And it is so nice to be able to print sheet music for these pieces too.

Hmm... I just checked, and you haven't posted anything new yet... I'll just wait then. :-)

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ste said 2825 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
clever
stuff. intricate lines between piano and flute are delicate and well thought out. nice job
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drakonis said 2825 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
interplay
I used this piece to experiment with the interplay of the melody between the instruments, trying to be silly and frilly and jazzy in places, but not overly busy and annoying... it is a fine line between boring silence and going for baroque. Thank you for listening and commenting on this. And I am overdue for my Japanese/ste fix! Off to catch up!
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falcef said 2825 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
A Round and Bach Again
Salve from Italy. Haaa Bach fuge maxim Compositor baroque (Eisenach 1685 Lipsia 1750) song classic ok piano and flute and bass bye falcef
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drakonis said 2825 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
Bach-analia
Yes, it is like a baby Bach :-) Thank you for listening... I shall go listen to yours now. Ciao!
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MarkHolbrook said 2825 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
Ok can you
be my songwriter for life!? I found this work surprisingly relaxing and fun! I enjoyed all of the little twitters and twills and thingys a lot!

Excellent Eduard... Simply excellent!
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drakonis said 2825 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
songwriter for life?
As long as you can wait years for me to come up with anything... I've been working on this one for a few years, and all I gots is 2 minutes of little twiddles and thingys. But, I'm very pleased to know you like all those bits! Speaking of admiration... where's a new Mark Holbrook beauty... you going to post something soon? :-)
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SISTERS said 2825 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
bravo!
i like entering a song such as this, hearing it unfold slowly, revealing a few elements at a time, giving us a glimpse of how you think. bass part was pretty cool. fantastically light-hearted flute. i found the piano absolutely delightful. i was NOT ready for the end so soon, and was NOT quite believing a pencil can achieve this sound.
beautiful little gem, eduard. nicely done!
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drakonis said 2825 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
stop me now...
I shall 'refrain' from the 'chorus' of "some guys have trouble penciling out a tune that lasts more than 2 minutes", and instead I shall appreciate that you basked in the slow build, and that you (and others) see this worthy of developing into something longer and more intricate. And since I don't have a jazz trio at my beck and call, I like tweaking the sampled instruments to sound as realistic and swingingly-human as possible, glad to know that's starting to come across. And thank YOUuuu for singing such delish music yourself! Loved my latest A&M fix!
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awigze said 2825 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
Eduard
sophisticated and emollient and a few other words that I never use.
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drakonis said 2825 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
heading down a slippery slope...
I don't think my music would ever have an emollient effect... ever since I used too much sandalwood massage oil and ... oops ... wrong story. Anyways, I'm enraptured at your visit, and await with verisimilitude your impending saxophony. Now I need to write those down for tonight's Scrabble game.
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Honza said 2825 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
Wow
Nice and calming ... its hard to believe when the instruments start to improvise how can hand scoring sound so spontaneous. Great!
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drakonis said 2825 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
time spent on hand-scoring
I tend to listen and tweak, note by note, sequence by sequence, to get the rhythms and melody lines to play and interlock like that. But when all the hard work is done, and you stop in from "Around the world" and listen and enjoy it... well then, it is suddenly all worth while. Thank you for commenting!
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shavingronaldscar said 2825 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
word
my only complaint is, too short! I could totally feel some mind-blowing evolution waiting to happen, and then *poof* it's over. Great composition!
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drakonis said 2825 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
not great yet...
Thank you Joachim, for enjoying and prodding me onwards. This really does need a mind-blowing development section. Currently that is beyond my abilities as a composer, but I'm learning as fast as I can! Maybe in another 10 years or so I'll be ready... Don't wait up, though :-) Thank you for checking in and bouncing along with where I am so far though!
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Moviz said 2825 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
You must
have the patience of a Saint Drak to do it all the way you say (and do). Again you come up with a lovely piece that sounds so authentic and pleasing to the ear. Though I do use the pencil tool from time to time, I wouldn't be able to do it all from scratch as you do, regards M
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drakonis said 2824 days ago (March 25th, 2010)
patience?
I guess you could call it patience. I have the patience of a saint, because I have the knowledge and skill of a gastropod. :-) But it is easy to start with one note, then add another, then another, and after awhile you have... wait, that sounds horrible, select-all, delete, one note, then another, and after a year or two you have something really nice! ;-) But Maurice, I shall leave the singing to you, OK?
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ktb said 2825 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
even before
I read the description the bass had made its entrance and I was hooked. What a rich ensemble piece. That bass really sounds spectacular, as do all the sounds but having the low end so prominent with muy depth gives this piece a rock solid foundation.

Glad to see it slowly extending :-) Hand scoring is not easy and you make it sound very organic Drak.
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drakonis said 2824 days ago (March 25th, 2010)
basstickly what it needed
Organic is key, I keep an eye on what would sound natural and rhythmically pleasing, with little twists and surprises in there. Karen mentioned to me however, that some little things in there (like the trill & jump) might be tricky to actually play, and I definitely want to keep this playable, so I need to revisit some rough spots still, and would love to break into a wild boogie middle section before returning to the more sedate ending, we'll see how it progresses by next year :-) Thank you for your ear, John!
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davisamerica said 2825 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
ok....
2nd listen....back in bit dragon
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drakonis said 2824 days ago (March 25th, 2010)
sit still!
you're making me dizzy with all that listening!
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DarkPlanet said 2825 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
Great work
I can hear this at a Ren Faire with that flute and bass!
Just gorgeous music Eduard...Amazing talent!
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drakonis said 2824 days ago (March 25th, 2010)
Hmm.. could be...
although an upright bass and a piano would be a bit ritzy for a RenFaire :-) But it would be fun to hear there. Maybe I should re-score this for recorder, sackbut, and lute? I always wanted to write for sackbut, just so I could say I did.

Very happy to know you enjoy this Tom, thank you for letting me know you liked it!
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fasteddie said 2825 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
Interesting
It's cool how the style changed in the middle of the song from very classical to jazzy. Actually, the flute started playing a very bluesy feeling line. I really liked that particular progression.

Great production and mix. I like the reverbe on the instruments; it gave the feeling of a performance in a larger hall.

I had to listen again before posting my message; it is definitely worth a second go around.
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drakonis said 2824 days ago (March 25th, 2010)
looped into listening
Hey, a second helping is always encouraged, and appreciated by me! I did crank the reverb up a little to give a light concert-hall feel, hoping it was OK, thanks for letting me know it worked. I had blues and boogie-woogie riffs floating around my head as I worked on this, and tried capturing them, and morphing the music slowly in that direction without being sudden and blatent about it.
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sschedra said 2824 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
Being aways sucks!
Eduard, I wanted to listen before my trip today, but could not. Now, the laptop speakers are completely filtering out the bass part. AR-G-G-G! I like what I can hear, but I can't wait to hear the bass to when I get home.
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drakonis said 2824 days ago (March 25th, 2010)
Getting the low-down
Sorry the bass is dropping out, but WHO let you go traveling without headphones, for goodness sakes! I am glad to hear that I am not the only one who has to get my Macjams fix even when traveling. Hope it is worth the wait!
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Roxylee said 2824 days ago (March 25th, 2010)
I love rounds
and they are not easy to make, because invariably at least one note will clash when layered. You did a really interesting one here by spicing it up, while keeping the notes from clashing. The bass notes "round " it out nicely (Why do I pun when you're a-round?" ;-)
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drakonis said 2824 days ago (March 25th, 2010)
The Clash
That is the secret, isn't it? And yes, adding/tweaking notes, but going back to make sure I wasn't "coloring outside the lines" is really tricky (for me, anyway.)

And you know very well why you start spontaneous wordplay when I am around... it is because...

(you can stop reading now...)

(really, it isn't worth it...)

it is Puntageous!

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davisamerica said 2824 days ago (March 25th, 2010)
ok....
multiple listens .... downloaded ..... trying to think of some clever compliment... so will just say again.."Downloaded"
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drakonis said 2824 days ago (March 25th, 2010)
Download, the highest compliment
Just like I downloaded all the Mr. Big episodes, and Emma, etc etc. Very pleased to offer you something in return, Jack!
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crissew said 2823 days ago (March 26th, 2010)
Cool piece
almost a medieval vibe to this one. Pretty nice sound to the instruments as well. Very good mix. Nice job on this one!
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drakonis said 2823 days ago (March 26th, 2010)
Thank you Charles!
I tried to keep it simple, and wanted the mix to stay clean, but with a touch of rich "hall" reverb. Glad you liked it!
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Ibstrat said 2823 days ago (March 26th, 2010)
This
is some really good writing- reminds me of Claude Bolling. This would be fun to perform live. Great stuff!
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drakonis said 2823 days ago (March 26th, 2010)
Mark wins the prize
Yes, I remember buying an LP of Bolling's Suite for flute & Jazz piano (and later the CD), and just wore it out as a kid. I think that mix of classical and blues/jazz stuck in my head, because this does head that direction, doesn't it? Glad you caught the resemblance, and thank you very much for stopping in for a listen. I need to go through your beautiful back-catalog of guitar work again!
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AcetyleneJukebox said 2822 days ago (March 27th, 2010)
If it aint Baroque dont fix it
Nice trio writing. I think Uncle Johann would enjoy this and it has jazz and Baroque flavor, which is something I really dig. Nice work.
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drakonis said 2822 days ago (March 27th, 2010)
a delicate balance...
I didn't want to get too far one way or the other, so I'm glad to hear you approve of the amount of old spice and new spice I flavored this with. I agree that Papa Bach would probably go off and do an instant jazz-fugue fantasy from this... wouldn't THAT be a kick to behold?
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Henke said 2822 days ago (March 27th, 2010)
Beethoven, Mahler and now Drakonis
All have their great 5ths! I sure like the Baroque and Bach is a favorite. I do not like jazz just because something is jazz, but a jazzy feel to something else can be rather nice. Again I think you have succeeded in combining them here, Eduard!

As you may know I don't mind whether instruments sound realistic or not as long as they sound right in the song at hand. Since I know you do mind, I might add that they do that here - both ways...

(Can't imagine how you get the time for all this time consuming music making. That's one special kind of talent :-)

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drakonis said 2822 days ago (March 27th, 2010)
You and I are from the same mold
I too find a lot of jazz to be too much for my poor little brain to comprehend and follow. But sneaking in a little bit of syncopation and twisting a simple canon like this is easier for me to figure out. I am still taking baby steps here :-)

THANK YOU for specifically telling me that you like the style of music and the choice of instruments here, yes, that is very useful feedback.

It is difficult to find time for ALL my hobbies, like playing with wife and kids, music, videos, art, photography, hiking, etc... so I just do a little of each at a time. I just time-slice myself into oblivion, and like it. So now, I expect you to take an hour a week for YOUR music too! :-)

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paul f. page said 2821 days ago (March 27th, 2010)
Wow.
This is very cool, Eduard. Now I have heard a real departure into some wonderful territory where you explore what you can do with just a few notes. This is not only a nifty teaching tool, but it is also a testament to your own creativity. Mr. J.S. would be proud of you, I have no doubt. AND you've resisted the urge to overdo. This is spare, lean, nicely-conceived.
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drakonis said 2821 days ago (March 28th, 2010)
Words of the master...
Wow Paul, Thank you very much for listening and offering your thoughts here, I greatly respect your feedback, as always. Yes, I wanted to ease into the jazzy bits a little at a time, and not get too carried away, and I am glad to hear you think that was the right approach. And I was envisioning that this would be right up your alley.
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richard13 said 2821 days ago (March 28th, 2010)
Clever, harmonious and fun
What I really want to know though, is where you got that circular version of Garage Band. Oh yeah, and about the copy/paste buffer....
Nice one, Eduard. Cheers.
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drakonis said 2821 days ago (March 28th, 2010)
Arctic Circle version of GB
GarageBand 6 Beta has a "Polar Ice" filter, I think it is called, which freezes your loops until they crack, making slight jazzy changes along the crack lines. OK, you cannot FAULT me for my bad jokes.

Anyway, glad you liked bouncing along to the music, Richard!
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Jarvoid said 2821 days ago (March 28th, 2010)
I like these
little episodes.I am a huge Bach music fan...tho' I must confgess to getting thema little muddled up...the different Bachs I mean.But this is very pleasnt listening and is in the MP3 player.....oh ..it finished...and again ,Jarvo
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drakonis said 2821 days ago (March 28th, 2010)
Rhinestone Muddle Bach
So many Bachs, so little time, Papa Bach was known to say. I understand your confusion... I think most of us just give up and sit and listen to the music, sipping our Brandy-burg concertos, and realizing that other great composers are fugue and far between.
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guitapick said 2821 days ago (March 28th, 2010)
:)
I really like this, Eduard.
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drakonis said 2821 days ago (March 28th, 2010)
Tickles the fancy of a Prince
I feel the same way about your music too, Bob! Thank you for taking this for a spin a round the block without canoning into anything!
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bud said 2821 days ago (March 28th, 2010)
Love this bit of fun and ingenuity
really nice balance and that bass sounds great.
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drakonis said 2821 days ago (March 28th, 2010)
sometimes... just a little fun
not a lot, but balancing on the edge of a smirk... that's where I was headed with this. Thank you for stopping in, and for being such a great cornerstone of this place! Loved how you set fire to Karen's piano!
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Mcboy said 2820 days ago (March 29th, 2010)
bravo...
i love that castlevania vibe to this piece....
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drakonis said 2820 days ago (March 29th, 2010)
Computer games had the best music...
I never played Castlevania, though... hope it was a good game! Thank you for listening and commenting, it is always great to hear from you, Mcboy!
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egobandit said 2819 days ago (March 30th, 2010)
If you find
LIve musicians to play this it would be a great treat, I remember seeing live ensembles in central park, Its always great to watch and hear the musicians playing live.. Very beautiful composition I think I learned alittle about stacking from this one thanks!
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drakonis said 2819 days ago (March 30th, 2010)
learn-teach-learn
I'm constantly learning stuff here from you and others, so I'm glad to offer a little tidbit back! Yes, I was trying to write this in a way that it could be played live, we'll see if that ever happens. Karen already suggested a tweak on the piano part to make it better, I will incorporate that and it should be ready. We love going to see the symphony and even solo live performances of various instruments are gorgeous. So keep playing, Tim, for those of us who don't but thoroughly enjoy the art.
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I.G.M. said 2819 days ago (March 30th, 2010)
So nice Eduard,
have you asked Karen to play the piano part?
THAT would be cool, no?
But it`s good as is, another example of virtual craftmanship on a high level.
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drakonis said 2819 days ago (March 30th, 2010)
I thought of Karen...
And she gave me some piano pointers (AFTER I posted, of course ;-) which I intend to incorporate before prepping the sheet music for this. I may shop this around local colleges and see if somebody wants to play it live... wouldn't a video of the performance be great fun?

Thank you for your enthusiasm, Ingo, and YOUR music!
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renecalvo said 2818 days ago (March 31st, 2010)
lovely
Bach is as fresh as ever. He lends himself so nicely to jazz and electronica re-interpretations. Really well put together. thanks.
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drakonis said 2818 days ago (March 31st, 2010)
son of a bach
well... I actually invented this little tune from scratch, but if it sounds a little like Bach to you, then I am quite flattered! And yes, I agree that Bach's music is soooo solid and timeless, it sounds good no matter what you do to it! Thank you for dropping by to listen to this little round-romp!
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Philos60 said 2816 days ago (April 2nd, 2010)
Modern jazzy Bach sound...
As a fan of Bach I like your own composition with "rounds and fugues" in memory of Bach...
You've found your own style. I'm impressed.
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drakonis said 2816 days ago (April 2nd, 2010)
Danke!
It is hard to NOT be impressed by Bach's amazing contributions to music. His music certainly profoundly affected me at a young age... so I study and learn, and try to offer my own music in his shadow :-) Thank you for listening and enjoying, and offering YOUR music and heart too!
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VicDiesel said 2815 days ago (April 3rd, 2010)
swing out
That is a nice bass indeed. Gives it an instant jazz feel.

Your kids are lucky to have a dad who can demonstrate by actually writing what he talks about. Fun little piece and well put together. The jazzy variations are super cool.
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drakonis said 2815 days ago (April 3rd, 2010)
thumbs-up from Vic!
Thanks for swinging in and hanging out... one of the great things about having kids is they teach you so much (since I had to learn a lot to teach them back!)
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kassia said 2813 days ago (April 5th, 2010)
yeah!
very nice bass sound. still love the tune in all its silliness.
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drakonis said 2813 days ago (April 5th, 2010)
Shayay!
Thank you for prompting all this by listening to the original and having it catch Bevan's eye! And we all need a little silliness now and then.

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michaelkoppenheffer said 2812 days ago (April 6th, 2010)
Canon fire
Very nicely done! The interplay of the instruments is indeed very enjoyable, and I like how it becomes sneakily jazzy after 40 seconds or so.
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drakonis said 2812 days ago (April 6th, 2010)
surreptitious jazz
Yes, I seem to like sneaking things in (I do that in a few other pieces of mine here too.) Glad that you like the way the instruments interlocked. Now off to listen to your latest...
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jdholliday said 2809 days ago (April 9th, 2010)
Mistro
Such a cool thing to do for your kids, nice!
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drakonis said 2808 days ago (April 9th, 2010)
Teach your children well...
well, I try my best... and as parents, we are usually humbled when we learn that sometimes it isn't good enough. I doubt I will ever be seen as "cool" by my kids, but I will be proud of them, always.

Thank you for listening and enjoying! Maybe I'll bump into you next time we're down at Point Loma Seafood buying one of those sumptuous crab sandwiches.

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BirdmanWayne94 said 2807 days ago (April 11th, 2010)
Well, I'm kinda...
... late to the party. But I HAD to checkout your new posts (I still need to catch up, I guess).

This gets better every time I hear it. You're a gifted artist/composer! I love this...
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drakonis said 2807 days ago (April 11th, 2010)
Thank you Yeman
You are never late to any of my parties, I will always save a piece of cake for you! I appreciate you listening again, and letting me know it actually improved... sometimes messing with things just makes them worse. But I think it is time to cap this one and call it done. Thank YOU for all your amazingly gifted compositions and stellar guitar work, and your friendship most of all.
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alackbass said 2807 days ago (April 11th, 2010)
Very Cool
I love this. The flute is so authentic sounding and the plucked bass is very cool. This has classic cartoon soundtrack written all over it (and I mean that as a compliment).
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drakonis said 2807 days ago (April 11th, 2010)
cartoons stand the test of time too...
There was a lot of great music in those cartoons, so I do take that as a compliment! Now to print out this sheet music and take it (along with your suggestion of free beer) to a local college orchestra, and see if I can trick them into playing it :-)

The (Trilian) bass here sounded much better than the first GarageBand bass I recorded, but yes, the flute does stand out... I did a lot of dynamics-tweaking to get it to sound more realistic, glad it sounded pretty natural to you!

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Bob6stringer said 2805 days ago (April 13th, 2010)
Crisp and clean
Here's the view from a musical illiterate: The arrangement and dynamics strike me as very well balanced. And even a caveman can relate to a good, strong melody line. Great piano response to the flute calls, and the crisp bass adds much. It's amazing how much you can hear of every instrument when you throw the trashy, distorted guitar out of the room! How do I like them Apples? Crisp and clean, in the case of this one. (P.S.: Good to see you flying a tune here, again, not just yer ears!)
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drakonis said 2805 days ago (April 13th, 2010)
Don't throw it!
You know, I need the trashy distorted guitar from time to time... sheesh I have LPs/CDs of the Scorpions, Def Leppard, Van Halen, Aerosmith, Led Zep, and Billy Squier... luckily I leave the actual artistic PLAYing of a guitar to you... the last time somebody tried to teach me to play guitar, they played a joke on me and handed me one that had the strings on the wrong side, and I had a really tough time trying to play it with the strings against my chest like that. :-)

Thank you for enjoying the simple things in life, like my music. Hopefully I will have a couple more pieces of music out soon, with the help of some friends, and in the mean time, these ears need some more cool guitar lix... whatcha got?

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Gaylen75 said 2782 days ago (May 6th, 2010)
Nice
You do a lot for the kids. I am such a bad dad. lol Cool stuff yet again.
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drakonis said 2782 days ago (May 6th, 2010)
we do our best...
My daughter is now getting interested in creating her own music (and has a Macjams account now)... but my son still rolls his eyes at me :-) Maybe if I could always roll a +5 dex on a 22-sided die, he would like me better (if I even knew what that means)?
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PrototypeEightyOne said 2782 days ago (May 6th, 2010)
yo
love it! Great stuff here Eduard and Velvet, and now I am even more eager to get cracking with trilian ;)
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drakonis said 2782 days ago (May 6th, 2010)
Trilians of stars
I look forward to seeing what wonders you create with that amazing piece of software. Perhaps someday I will be able to afford such toys :-) Thank you for listening to this update... Bevan was very kind to help me here.
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elektronix said 2541 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Funny!
I love Bach! What an effort to hand-score all...
The jazz grooves are the cherry on the top. And the bass is wonderful.
Well done! thank you for sharing!

Happy New Year BTW!

Bernd
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drakonis said 2541 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
THERE you are Bernd...
Welcome Bach, and thank you for stopping by to see what I've been doing, sort of a jazzy round. Here's to a Happy New Year for you too! I have been extremely busy nearing the end of the year, and missed some of yours... so I will now go listen to your "new" stuff too.
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FrankAxtell said 2443 days ago (April 10th, 2011)
beautifully
done....very imaginative...bravo!
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drakonis said 2443 days ago (April 10th, 2011)
very fun to do...
This fusion of baroque and jazz was great fun to invent and embellish. Thank you for swinging by to listen and comment... I am terribly overdue to check out your latest fusion works... shall do that today!
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jordifiol said 2152 days ago (January 26th, 2012)
beautiful
very nice,and the piano and flute sound great!!
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drakonis said 2152 days ago (January 26th, 2012)
simple and fun
I think this is also how life should be :-) Thank you for listening to this, and I am happy you liked it. I am certainly loving your music too.
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fixed1t said 1784 days ago (January 28th, 2013)
Bach with a touch of jazz
Drakonis, this is a great piece well thought out and with enough randomness not to get stuck, the jazz feel ads a new dimension to Bach.

Cheers fixed1t
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fixed1t said 1784 days ago (January 28th, 2013)
Bach with a touch of jazz
Drakonis, this is a great piece well thought out and with enough randomness not to get stuck, the jazz feel ads a new dimension to Bach.

Cheers fixed1t
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