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A midweek blues song because people who say Humpday make me sad. iPad blues created with Noatikl, Drumjam, iGrandPiano and Alchemy Mobile. Recorded into Auria via Audiobus.
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Uploaded: Nov 21, 2013 - 11:55:39 AM
Last Updated: Nov 21, 2013 - 11:55:39 AM Last Played: Jan 31, 2017 - 09:23:44 AM
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Hardware:
iPad Air
Software:
Noatikl, Alchemy Mobile, Drumjam, iGrandPiano, Audiobus, Auria
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groovehounds said 1483 days ago (November 21st, 2013)
Humpday Blues
I really like this ... very much a jazz piece with blues roots. Cool piano ... I like the spaces ... the air you leave ... cool groove on the beds.
hounds
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oldlibmike said 1483 days ago (November 21st, 2013)
Space
Thanks! I had a few more tracks at one point but decided to pare it back to just the piano and bass.
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VicDiesel said 1483 days ago (November 21st, 2013)
Hump
Maybe it's the mood I'm in, but I'm experiencing the piano part as kinda aimless, ambling about. Which sounds negative, but I'm actually really liking this. Images of someone just strolling down the road, maybe whistling, with all the time in the world. Dunno, maybe that's just me.
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oldlibmike said 1483 days ago (November 21st, 2013)
Perceptive
No worries - the piano definitely has a randomness about it. Constrained to a blues scale and syncopated quite a bit. The tools I used pretty much start random and then try to herd it into submission :)
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richard13 said 1483 days ago (November 21st, 2013)
After reading Vic's experience
I couldn't help but see hear the same thing, probably helped a lot by the bass line. Tasty.
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oldlibmike said 1483 days ago (November 21st, 2013)
Glad you liked it!
Glad you liked the piece. I used Alchemy Mobile for the baseline - I usually use Alchemy for synthy pad type sounds but found a very nice upright bass in its library.
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magnatone said 1483 days ago (November 21st, 2013)
Humpday Blues
that photo is so perfect for this song! piano and bass - what a great combo
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oldlibmike said 1483 days ago (November 21st, 2013)
Thanks!
Kept it simple - pictured a small club with a pianist noodling away in the background with a small combo.
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paul f. page said 1482 days ago (November 22nd, 2013)
Piano is integral...
in this composition and I think you have not only played it very very well, but you also use it effectively to give a sense of motion from one place to another in your Hump Day stroll. There are some very interesting rhythmic elements to this part of the orchestration and you accompany them well in counterpoint with the bass. The iGrand sounds like an acoustic piano. Nice. Nice. Nice. I really like this quiet strolling-jazz number.
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oldlibmike said 1481 days ago (November 23rd, 2013)
Appreciated
Thanks Paul - means a lot coming from you! The blues scale keeps it a bit simpler for me but was hoping it gelled well. On the iPad, the iGrandPiano is about as good as it gets sampler wise. I'm amazed at how far things are coming on such a small form and limited CPU. I really enjoy portable inspiration :)
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Name: Michael Taylor
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The blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on a pentatonic scale and a characteristic twelve-bar chord progression. The form evolved in the United States in the communities of former African slaves from spirituals, praise songs, field

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