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orchestra 7


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warden

 Genre: Classical

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Just fooling around with garageband 2 and the symphony orchestra jam pack. No loops used.

I'm not an musician at all so I'm looking for critiques "in lay terms". Does it seem muddled?

This is a work in progress.

Disclaimer: I finally played this on better speakers and didn't like the percussion so in trying to upload a revised version I deleted the previous post. I apologize to anyone who's comment was deleted. Let's try this again.
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Plays: 147
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Votes: 4
Uploaded: Jan 25, 2007 - 02:22:46 PM
Last Updated: Jan 25, 2007 - 02:22:46 PM Last Played: Jul 21, 2019 - 12:28:00 PM
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Mac, casio keyboard
Software:
garageband 2, symphony orchestra jam pack
Comments
elektronix said 4562 days ago (January 25th, 2007)
Nice
I need this jam pack...

You are a musician, because you make music!

A nice little piece so far!

elektronix
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warden said 4562 days ago (January 25th, 2007)
I'm not "an" very good typist either.
Thanks, I'm learning.


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Reinholt56 said 4562 days ago (January 26th, 2007)
A good first piece.......
I still think that this is a bit more than luck, and whilst you may not be a musician, you certainly don't lack musical knowledge.

It all fits together very well and has direction. It is not aimless or random in a fashion lacking musical know how.

I recorded the piece through my computer and so can listen to it at leisure. (This is possible with any computer and a bit of know how. No piece of music that can be listened to is protected from download/record because to listen means to download, in a way. I then just capture the output in a file).

I am awaiting your next offering with eager anticipation.

R.


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warden said 4558 days ago (January 30th, 2007)
thanks for the kind words
Reinholt56, thanks for coming back and posting another comment. I saw your comment on my previous posting of this song.
My intention was to learn GB enough to be able to score my own animation shorts, but I'm having a lot of fun just making music.

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I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
- Confucius
Check out my latest song called Returning to the Nest (with Gail60)
Reinholt56 said 4556 days ago (January 31st, 2007)
If you're having fun.....
If you're having fun making music, half the hard work is out of the way. The other half is: the right sound, the right mix, the right length of piece, the right genre, the right title, etc..

Once its 'all right', you release the piece (hopefully).

Good luck with your music creation/production.

R.

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gail60 said 4399 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
nice stuff
I think your music is fantastic and I look forward to hearing lots more of it. You are very talented and gifted! Keep doing what you do....cause you do it very well!
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warden said 4388 days ago (July 18th, 2007)
Fantastic?
You're nuts. Well you're going to hear lots more of it whether you want to or not.


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I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
- Confucius
Check out my latest song called Returning to the Nest (with Gail60)
drakonis said 4398 days ago (July 9th, 2007)
lay terms...
Hi there, and welcome to Macjams... very nice first piece here. Overall you did very well with leaving some air/space near the beginning, then building up over time. It doesn't seem "muddled" at all, in that you have one single theme and repeat it throughout. However, the theme itself has an unusual chord progression that sounds slightly strange to my boring/traditional/classical ears... but that's not necessarily bad, in fact it kept my attention partly because of that. The instrumentation is good, but you may want to pan the instruments ever so slightly further apart (they are all mostly centered.) The reverb sounds about right. There are many little tricks you will learn about tweaking the expression and attack on strings and brass to make them sound better, though this sounded quite good. And the weak point was the snare, it was slightly too mechanically regular... didn't have that human timing (although it sounded like you were in there starting to adjust it a little?)

Anyway, hopefully this is the kind of critique you are interested in... please feel free to respond in kind! (smirk!)
ttfn,
Drakonis
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warden said 4396 days ago (July 10th, 2007)
thanks
Drakonis,
I appreciate the thought you put into that critique. That's what I was looking for. All very good points for me to work on.


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I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
- Confucius
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Feter said 4277 days ago (November 6th, 2007)
orchestra 7
truely nice feelin ...love it !
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Bubowski said 4226 days ago (December 27th, 2007)
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I was attracted by your music banner so I thought I'd drop by. Nice first shot at orchestral writing. I read Draks comments and I second the sound positioning... Listen to some recordings and also read the PDF that came with JampAck 4 to get the proper orchestral positioning (high strings to the left, low to the right, etc, etc.) Proper positioning will go a long way to creating the illusion of a real orchestra.

The sound isn't muddled (the instruments have enough space between them pitch-wise) but it does sound a little muffled. Mess with the compression and EQ a little and see if you can't bring in a little more overall clarity to the sound.

I like the melody and harmonies in the piece, so that's cool within the genre.

The next thing to try is messing with the articulations and such to humanize the performance and bring in some more sonic (timbral) variation (Drak mentioned that as well). JP 4 has some very cool performance related articulations...check out the JP4 pdf.

As R56 said "Have Fun!" and welcome to MacJams.

--Graham
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thetiler said 4151 days ago (March 12th, 2008)
Thanks for sharing
Amazing you can do this and being so humble in the description.

Thanks for sharing!


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Char said 3735 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
I liked it
because it was powerful and I could see it done with excitement and vigor by a live orchestra. Well done. Thanks.
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