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Canon for Timpani


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richard13

 Genre: Classical

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Variations on a Theme Part 2

A fairly simple "round" with the theme (from Kimono Dragon) repeated twice per track, three tracks: the second and third starting a few bars after the previous one. In other words, the same MIDI file repeated 6 times, with one- or two-octave pitch changes applied to some.

This piece will be followed by another sonically rich variation, similar to Kimono Dragon, so I made this one more like an aural palette-cleanser ;-)

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Uploaded: Sep 27, 2011 - 10:08:58 AM
Last Updated: Sep 27, 2011 - 10:13:34 AM Last Played: May 03, 2017 - 05:33:18 AM
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drakonis said 2217 days ago (September 27th, 2011)
unnecessary comment
Fun... I like the canon here, as well as the looser timing, so that the drums sound hand-played, not mechanicoMIDI.

The panning and reverb is good on these, giving a long tail to the dragon... although probably some EQ work is needed on the lower drums to cut some of the lower-midrange, so they have room for each other...

Anyway, this is fun, and your melody and interlocking of it works.

ttfn,
Drakonis
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richard13 said 2216 days ago (September 28th, 2011)
Thank you Drak
I appreciate your unnecessary comment ;-), and I value your suggestion of further EQ work. Once I figure out how to do that better, I'll do it. Actually, I need to figure out a few things yet but thanks for listening (and commenting) on my little musical attempts.
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davisamerica said 2217 days ago (September 27th, 2011)
i love
stuff like this. the play between the tracks is interesting and keeps attention through out. Too cool man!
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richard13 said 2216 days ago (September 28th, 2011)
YOU are too cool Jack
Thanks for the 'earing and the comment.
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Jarvoid said 2216 days ago (September 28th, 2011)
Ok...ummm so
what is a canon ...? Ignorant you know.....
just so I understand what I am hearing ,thanks...

Good recording by the way...

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richard13 said 2215 days ago (September 29th, 2011)
A canon is a round
A round what? you might say. A round song then, like "Frères Jacques" where each singer starts the same verse later in the song and, with luck, it all sounds good ;-) even though everyone's singing different words and different notes at the same time. None of this will help you understand what you're hearing here, though. Ta, Chris.
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Jarvoid said 2215 days ago (September 29th, 2011)
Ahhh
he said feeling like a right chump..........I never knew that ....

Thanks

CJ
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Feter said 2216 days ago (September 28th, 2011)
Canon for Timpani
this is nice I like how it works ...I always loved to do rounds with any lines this is a good example when it works well ...thanks a lot for sharing !
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richard13 said 2215 days ago (September 29th, 2011)
How nice to see you Feter
Actually, I have seen you a couple of times recently, having fun in some videos you posted of your band performing. Thanks for the visit.
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Philip18 said 2214 days ago (September 30th, 2011)
Canon
I love to hear the thinking that goes into a piece of music, and it's fascinating the way you develop this. I can certainly see this as part of a movie (the sound for me is somewhat oriental, which I guess is what the dragon theme is about). Can hear this also as part of a larger project - there's lots of room for development. Interesting post!
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richard13 said 2210 days ago (October 4th, 2011)
Canon an' on an' on...
Thanks, Philip, but you give me too much credit: I don't so much "think" as react ;-)
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Bowman said 2212 days ago (October 2nd, 2011)
I see
you're having fun with timpani Richard.
Thoughtful and engaging work.
Cheers,
Charlie
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richard13 said 2210 days ago (October 4th, 2011)
I had a LOT of fun Charlie
but even more, I think, with the two bookends to this piece. Thanks for the visit and the compliments ('though, see above about "thoughtful").

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