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Bells


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grah3am

 Genre: Folk-Rock

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An instrumental in 7/4 composed around Christmas by myself and David McNair, the other half of The Rocking Sock Puppet.
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Hits: 1150
Comments: 16
Fans: 12
Plays: 32
Downloads: 14
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Feb 23, 2015 - 06:37:04 AM
Last Updated: Feb 23, 2015 - 06:37:04 AM Last Played: Jan 31, 2017 - 10:40:31 PM
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Hardware:
ovation guitar, Yamahas bass, Yamaha drums
Software:
Garageband, Logic Pro
Comments
FEEL said 827 days ago (February 23rd, 2015)
Nice jangle
I like the descending progression with the bass keeping everything in the key. Melodics fit well, and some really cool changes that build and pull you in. In parts the sound almost mimics a fiddle and for some reason Dixie Dregs comes to mind. Fine musicianship that I've grown to enjoy hearing from you.
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grah3am said 827 days ago (February 23rd, 2015)
Garsh.
As usual, I'm really taken with David's percussion. I also like the way it sounds as if we were all in the same room at the same time. Thanks for stopping by, John.
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Les_Kloo said 826 days ago (February 24th, 2015)
Bells
Yeah, Dixie Dregs a bit, and a lot of other good stuff, too. Progressive folk music. This could have been milked a bit more -- the part starting at 2:00 has a joyous feel to it, then drops into a more series aspect 25 seconds later. Nice changes, but it left me wanting a big return to the "happy" part. I'm just being selfish. I think this was a great idea. Well done, gents.
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grah3am said 826 days ago (February 24th, 2015)
That's a good idea
I may well do as you suggest, Mr K. I must also look into these Dixie Dregs chaps, as they sound good. Thanks for the helpful comments.
Check out my latest song called Cradle, with Sam, David and Tom
Philip18 said 825 days ago (February 24th, 2015)
Bells
Interesting rhythm. Engaging melody. Slightly oriental feel to me. I like the guitar at 2:00, not so sure about the repetitive section after that. Very creative and an enjoyable listen!
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grah3am said 825 days ago (February 24th, 2015)
See Les's comment
this is why Macjams rules: constructive criticism. Thank you very much, Philip. I think the joyous chorus should end the tune.
Check out my latest song called Cradle, with Sam, David and Tom
rok41 said 824 days ago (February 25th, 2015)
Bells
Wow, this is really cool. I love odd time feels! Interesting composition, instrumentation and flow. Drums are excellent! Killer post fellas!
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grah3am said 824 days ago (February 26th, 2015)
Sleigh Ride
It bounces along like a sled through snow. Yet it all grew from the ticking of a metronome and the pinging of the harmonics. Thanks for listening, Chris.
Check out my latest song called Cradle, with Sam, David and Tom
paul f. page said 823 days ago (February 26th, 2015)
Cool percussive track.
The unusual (and difficult) meter immediately give this a wonderfully wacky and wild feeling right from the opening bars. This was a lot of fun to listen to and it can't do anything other than bring a smile to just about anyone's face. Carefully put together, too, with periodic slight pauses in the excitement that are followed by that insistent 7/4 time signature. Quite the unusual number that I enjoyed hearing tonight.
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grah3am said 823 days ago (February 27th, 2015)
Glad you liked it
I'm learning to leave more space for percussion and for the tune to breathe. We have a number of compositions with unusual time signatures on the boil, so you should be hearing them in the next few weeks.
Check out my latest song called Cradle, with Sam, David and Tom
KCsGROOVE said 822 days ago (February 28th, 2015)
bells
great song!
fine playing
love the flageolettes
cool drumwork too
very much enjoyed!
KC
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grah3am said 821 days ago (March 1st, 2015)
Cheers, KC
I looked up "Flageolettes", and they look super cool, but did not appear here. I think some tin whistles would be great on this, but mine's in the wrong key. Thanks for listening.
Check out my latest song called Cradle, with Sam, David and Tom
PeterB7858 said 818 days ago (March 3rd, 2015)
Bells
Middle eastern folk prog. What's not to like. Some fine musicianship and a real sense that you guys are enjoying yourselves. Nice one. Thanks, Peter.
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grah3am said 818 days ago (March 4th, 2015)
Syncronicity
We never know quite what's going to happen when we collaborate, but it's always fun. I like the notion of "folk Prog", as it seems to describe what David and I have been doing lately very well. Thanks for your time, Peter.
Check out my latest song called Cradle, with Sam, David and Tom
MJG said 807 days ago (March 15th, 2015)
What a happy lil Jam :-)
With an Arabian twist! Enjoyed my listen, great song, Instant Fav. Brings a dark side too.
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groovehounds said 807 days ago (March 15th, 2015)
Bells
Very interesting piece. Very strange timing. I would love to hear a more aggressive bass. Then there's a celtic feel when it all breaks in ... cool.
You do have an interesting approach to guitar.
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Folk-rock is a musical genre, combining elements of folk music and rock music. In the original and narrowest sense, the term referred to a genre that arose in the United States and Canada around the mid-1960s. The sound was epitomized by tight vocal

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