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Uploaded: Mar 17, 2013 - 01:33:07 AM
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Philip18 said 1533 days ago (March 17th, 2013)
The King's Men
Has cinematic grandeur written all over it. I can imagine the scene of pageantry that this would support - the big drums, the stabbing brass and the swirling strings all all very regal. Good one, Charlie!
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Bowman said 1533 days ago (March 17th, 2013)
Regal
with a martial edge would be a good fit. Thanks Philip.
Cheers,
Charlie
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alackbass said 1533 days ago (March 17th, 2013)
THE KING'S MEN
Kind of a departure for you. I don't hear the usual Copland influence you bring to your pieces. This has a much more European feel to it. Great build. Some interesting use of controlled dissonance to create tension. Impressive!
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Bowman said 1533 days ago (March 17th, 2013)
You're right.
This isn't a sweet and tinged with Copland Americana as some of my other pieces.
Thanks Andrew.
Cheers,
Charlie

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VicDiesel said 1533 days ago (March 17th, 2013)
Majestic
So to speak.

Ok, your ambitions seem to be in this type of music. Do you have any sample libraries on your shopping list? I must say that especially in the beginning the quality of the sounds (or rather lack thereof) really detracts from the music. The articulations are just nowhere near real.

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Bowman said 1533 days ago (March 17th, 2013)
I've a decent
set but will someday upgrade. I'm constantly fiddling with my instruments trying to improve them. Sometimes one step forward sometimes one step back.
Thanks Vic

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PeterB7858 said 1533 days ago (March 17th, 2013)
THE KING'S MEN
Definitely cinematic in feel, or perhaps the prelude to a full scale piece, the tension builds well and the arrangement supports the, to me, slightly ominous, mood. Intriguing. Thanks, Charles. Regards, Peter.
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Bowman said 1533 days ago (March 17th, 2013)
I'm happy
you enjoyed this Peter and I like the idea of this as a prelude to a larger work.
Thank you my friend.
Cheers,
Charlie
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gadzooks said 1532 days ago (March 18th, 2013)
THE KING'S MEN
Back for a second listen ... I admire your ability to think this way. I am starting to incorporate more orchestral sounds in my own stuff and would like to one day make a song in this genre but for now I will listen to this and be inspired. Well done ... that chord at about 2:25 ... like a dis-chord( don't know my musical terms LOL ... I like the ominous feel it gives.
Cheers
SG
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Bowman said 1532 days ago (March 18th, 2013)
One
of the great things about Macjams is that we can all inspire each other. Thanks so much for the kind words Stan and I look forward to hearing your orchestral music my friend.
Cheers,
Charlie
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Feter said 1531 days ago (March 19th, 2013)
THE KING'S MEN
Interesting rhythm and beat , as always very theatrical well structured ..thanks alot for sharing !
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Bowman said 1530 days ago (March 20th, 2013)
I
do enjoy the theatrical. Thanks Feter,
Cheers,
Charlie

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Sigmund said 1531 days ago (March 19th, 2013)
THE KING'S MEN
Nice work, Charles. Chord progression is simple and doesn't vary much yet you were still able to keep this moving along nicely through instrumental choices. Enjoyed this, man - thanks!
Sig
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Bowman said 1530 days ago (March 20th, 2013)
It
is a simple progression but sometime I enjoy playing in a tight space. Thanks Sigmond,
Cheers,
Charlie
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richard13 said 1529 days ago (March 21st, 2013)
You just know
with that supercilious grin on his face, that someone's going to push him ;-)
You do this stuff so well Charlie: always an enjoyable listen.
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Bowman said 1529 days ago (March 21st, 2013)
The
big guy is going down.
Thanks Richard,
Charlie
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paul f. page said 1520 days ago (March 30th, 2013)
Thinking orchestrally.
You've got a lot going on here, but somehow keep each of your instruments distinct in the mix. I do wonder, though, if you write these arrangements down. Sometimes there is a note that seems "off" or doesn't quite fit into the harmonic scheme of things, something that often happens in an improv. Your Humpty doesn't sound too happy in this number —sort of a "Game of Thrones"-sounding pagentry that borders on the cusp of Medieval and Renaissance. I very much like the grand nature of your composition and agree that this could easily be just the prelude to many adventures to come.
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Bowman said 1518 days ago (April 1st, 2013)
I often
input a first draft from the keyboard then go in for surgery, sometimes major, sometimes whole transplants. Complex and often daunting but somehow I plow through and come out with something that works for me. Not all make it out alive.

I listen many times and try to find those notes which clash. I don't always catch them. One of the many reasons to share my work with finely tuned Macjamers ears.

Thanks Paul,
Charlie
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PHBB said 1515 days ago (April 4th, 2013)
Nice build-up
After the first minute I thought, hey isn't this getting a bit monotonous, but then I realized that the piece in fact keeps building up and adding instruments and nice little twists around that simply theme. Film music indeed. Thanks for the listen.
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Bowman said 1514 days ago (April 5th, 2013)
And thank
you PHBB for giving this a listen.
Glad you enjoyed it.
Cheers,
Charlie
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lengold said 1510 days ago (April 9th, 2013)
Like the
beginning of an epic film, showing the amassed armies before the fight.
Enjoyed.
Cheers
Len

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Bowman said 1510 days ago (April 9th, 2013)
I can see that.
Good description Len.
Thanks for giving it a listen.
Cheers,
Charlie
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