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Celebration In G (Take Two)


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Fire_Angel

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I'm trying to shake the rust out and get back to my music study at the moment. I have three pieces of music on my hard disk I've been struggling to finish for ages, and this isn't one of them. This is what came out when I decided to stop struggling with those older pieces and just write something new. Celebration in G started with just two things; first thing was the idea for the opening phrases in my mind, and second was a wish to write something that has an air of cheer about it. The first one I got right once I worked out what key those opening phrases were in, I hope i succeeded in the second aim as well.

Thanks to Michael Taylor (oldlibmike) for comments on the first version of this I uploaded. Once I toned down the reverb at his suggestion the dynamics already present became more audible (it's a weakness of mine but there were some dynamics in there) and then I edited the track in the piano roll editor to add more in a few places. Much better!
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Plays: 123
Downloads: 31
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Uploaded: Dec 08, 2013 - 08:39:54 PM
Last Updated: Dec 08, 2013 - 08:40:35 PM Last Played: Mar 30, 2017 - 04:41:00 AM
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Hardware:
PowerMac G5 Quad, Korg MicroKey 37.
Software:
GarageBand.
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Garni said 1440 days ago (December 9th, 2013)
Celebration In G
This is wonderful! Your mix has a lot of dynamics and its a joy to listen to

G-)
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Fire_Angel said 1437 days ago (December 12th, 2013)
Thank you.
It was fun putting this together and I have to say the remix advice did help; just toning down the reverb made the whole thing a lot clearer. Glad you enjoyed and thanks for letting me know.
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grah3am said 1440 days ago (December 9th, 2013)
Joyful
Just like a celebration should be. Wish I could play a keyboard a tenth as well.
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Fire_Angel said 1437 days ago (December 12th, 2013)
Yay!
I'm glad the joy came across, this was fun to work on so I was hoping it would communicate that.
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peacepiano said 1440 days ago (December 9th, 2013)
Tone
Piano tone is very nice on this one. Lots of energy. Thanks.
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Fire_Angel said 1437 days ago (December 12th, 2013)
It's an Apple Jam Pack sound.
The piano sound is from the Jam Pack Symphony Orchestra, and is a sampled Steinway D concert grand. A fun tune to make and that seems to have communicated itself. Thanks for stopping to comment.
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sammydix said 1440 days ago (December 9th, 2013)
i had
the prev version open in a Firefox tab to comment on later, and came back to an empty page--now i see why. but wo hearing the old version, i'd probably agree with OMB. too much verb would have taken away a lot from the performance. a piano piece like this needs every note heard.
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Fire_Angel said 1437 days ago (December 12th, 2013)
Sorry for the surprise...
...but yeah, it really was worth taking that advice. Little gems like that are why I come here to MacJams, and no point if you're not listening.
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Vic Holman said 1440 days ago (December 9th, 2013)
Celebration
what a great composition. great melody and dexterity throughout.
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Fire_Angel said 1437 days ago (December 12th, 2013)
It's surprising how quickly this was done.
Yeah, struggle for weeks with something and can't get it to work, then put out this in a fraction of the time. I'm glad you like the melodic content, it's supposed to convey exactly the mood of the title, something light and happy.
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oldlibmike said 1440 days ago (December 9th, 2013)
Nice mixing!
Ah there are those notes! This sounds much better (to my old ears at least). Nice embellishments as well.
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Fire_Angel said 1437 days ago (December 12th, 2013)
It sounds much better to me too.
Uninhibited constructive criticism like that comment you left on the previous version is why I come here. If I'm learning from things like that then I can continue making progress, which is what I want. Lots to learn as I shake the rust out and then try to keep going, and thanks for the help along the way.
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Narad said 1438 days ago (December 11th, 2013)
Celebration In G
Celebrating music is the best for my ears ! Great done ! Bravo ! :)
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Fire_Angel said 1437 days ago (December 12th, 2013)
Thank you.
It often seems easier to write melancholy or sad tunes than the joyful ones, so I wanted to make sure I can do both. Also I'm not familiar with the G Major key so this is the start of rectifying that. So many things to learn and each new tune helps even if it goes wrong. Anyway, glad you enjoyed the mood in this, it seems appropriate for the time of year...
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VicDiesel said 1437 days ago (December 12th, 2013)
Celebration
Cute piece. It's a bit like a Bach "invention", with the two voices, and the same motifs appearing in both hands. Great stuff.
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Fire_Angel said 1433 days ago (December 16th, 2013)
I never consciously thought of Bach while writing...
...but I guess if you listen to somebody's music enough it will influence you whether you know it or not. Thanks, that's also a huge compliment.
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Doug Somers said 1435 days ago (December 14th, 2013)
Inventive
I like how the themes pass back and forth between the hands at times, and the pacing of the 16th notes as runs leaves some space for an aural 'breath'. And yes, there is a celebratory influence I feel (maybe finally getting back to the music study?? :) ) Most satisfying for morning music (I like Baroque styled music in the morning for some reason). Thanks!
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Fire_Angel said 1433 days ago (December 16th, 2013)
I like interplay between musical lines.
I love to play with two musical lines, and sometimes with lines that seem to have a dialogue or, as in this case, to follow and lead each other. Glad it worked for you. thanks for letting me know.
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stratcat said 1431 days ago (December 18th, 2013)
Highly
skilled playing. Beautiful melody, warmed my heart on a cold wintery day here in Chicago. Always wished I could play piano. Thank you.
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Fire_Angel said 1431 days ago (December 18th, 2013)
I'm glad you like the tune...
...though I have to admit I couldn't play this to save my life! Piano-roll editors carefully used can make a fair impersonation of somebody playing, and I've had lots of practise. But I will learn to play a piano in a year or two, when I can afford one. Meanwhile I will have to keep studying using software and help from my friend Valerie. Valerie can play and likes to listen to what I write and loves to play it to me. Thanks for your input, glad you enjoy the music.
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