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I sat down this afternoon with my classical guitar intending to write a pastoral piece for a video and an hour later I had this.

I'm going to use it as a little interlude between songs in the AmokOpera
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Uploaded: Mar 11, 2007 - 05:20:06 PM
Last Updated: Mar 11, 2007 - 05:20:06 PM Last Played: Feb 07, 2019 - 07:09:55 AM
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dreadmon said 4604 days ago (March 12th, 2007)
This is rather nice and creepy, like underscore for a teen horror flick or a mystery. Love the atmosphere and different textures you bring into it. The guitar could probably come up in the mix and the lead instrument, sort of part Theramin, part flute?, could actually be brought down a bit. Honestly, I'm not a big fan of the lead instrument, it seems a bit artificial and the cut-off is sort of sudden. Depending on the tone of what you're going for, it has an almost cartoonish quality. I imagine that a softer attack, perhaps something of a string nature, would lend itself well to a larger variety of settings. Somewhere in the middle ground I hear various bells to offset the changes. Very catchy, that refrain - I think it's going to hang around and be my friend now for a little while - good job!
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DWL said 4604 days ago (March 13th, 2007)
The jury's out on the lead
Comments have ranged from "wonderful" to "awful". It's an Ehru violin from the World Music jampack on Garageband. I like it as the tremolo is "built in" which is useful as I don't have a keyboard controller with a mod wheel. I'll try changing the sound and add some bells and see what I get.



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peacepiano said 4604 days ago (March 12th, 2007)
Will this be before or after the fall of the politician? This is a nice addition, my wife said it is "Lord of the Rings Like". I'll be watching for the next piece in the Amok puzzle. Thanks for sharing, and I like the cymbal a lot.
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DWL said 4603 days ago (March 14th, 2007)
I'm not sure where it appears as
we're still fleshing out the story but this is probably in the eerie silence following the gun battle......... (I kid you not)

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Parichayaka said 4603 days ago (March 13th, 2007)
I'm almost surprised to find this kind of music on your MJ page! Wonderfully strange, charming and haunting. The guitar blends so well with the strings and I would love to hear the melody played by an actual instrument a musical saw came to mind - the midi instrument has this artifical vibrato to it...but what an interesting piece this is. Really enjoyed it. I could imagine an animated short story, dark but inspiring (Tim Burton's Corpse Bride had a somewhat similar soundtrack if I'm not mistaken). Just shows that you're a really good musician, not just songwriter and singer.
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DWL said 4602 days ago (March 14th, 2007)
I didn't mean to write anything eerie. It was supposed to be a pastoral piece but I got hooked into the discordant chords and that was it.

Strangely enough I normally spend weeks on a piece but this was done from start to finish in less than an hour.

I know what you mean about the lead instrument (see Bing's comments) and I'm experimenting with some other ideas. A musical saw would be great :)

As I said above I'm not sure where this is going to fit into the "opera" but it has to be dark.

I really appreciate the comments.



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guitapick said 4579 days ago (April 6th, 2007)
I love the classical guitar
This makes wonderful use of it. Beautiful...

Erhu...I have a friend who plays...stunning instrument.

Very nice wash of colors at the end. I would love to hear you extend this. A perfect spot to move into another musical sphere.

Ahhh...it's part of an opera. Does the next section come right afterwards?

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I rarely vote. Please don't take as a slight. Really like this.

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Demeter7 said 3168 days ago (February 15th, 2011)
I really
responded to this. Inspiration, though unplanned for, is no accident. Eerie and moving. Thanks.
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