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Erich's Theme



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I just got an iMAC and started playing with GarageBand. My daughter's husband Erich has been giving me some guidance. I put together a quick theme (my first) using some loops and some virtual instruments.
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Uploaded: Jan 03, 2008 - 06:13:43 AM
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dajama said 4162 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
Short and sweet
This is nicely done. Good mix of sounds, and a solid arrangement. Dramatic and perhaps somewhat melancholy, this is a nice first post. Welcome to the neighborhood. I look forward to hearing more from you. Peace.
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sschedra said 4162 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
thanks for the comments
I am just amazed at how easily one can "blue sky" themes and get out ideas. I was never easily addicted to anything but GB . . . well, I'm sunk. I think that the Cello, which is one of my favorites lends itself well to the sorrowful themes, but in reality, this was a loop and it was really limited in how you could pitch shift it and get a melody. I am learning that good software instruments are a neccesity.
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drakonis said 4162 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
grand entrance
Welcome to Macjams and the addictive world of GarageBand! It looks like you have a knack for arranging... good timing as you pass the motif to different instruments and build the background. Near the end you introduce some double-bass (I think) that is a bit too low in pitch, you can barely hear what note they play, but otherwise, good compelling music.
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sschedra said 4162 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
You're right
Its not double base though, but low horns. They were overpowering on the earlier sections until I learned how to profile the volume. Now they are underwater at the ending where they could probably stand a little umph. Your idea of double bass is I think a better idea. I'll try to double the horns in that section with the bass. Someone else also suggested the church bells were too low, but I was afraid they would take over and be too chintzy instead of adding a sinister tone.
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davisamerica said 4162 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
right then and welcome
agree with drakonis, this is a grand entrance....very nice composition and feel! look forward to more. Welcome!
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sschedra said 4162 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
Thank you. I am both humbled and excited by this community. I haven't seen this much talent and exciting and varied music since (dare I say it) the sixties! I am also excited and challenged by the concept of creating music in this way. I have a whole lot to learn and wish I had a space where I could have the MAC, an input module, my real instruments, my condenser mike and a MIDI keyboard to really soar. For now this is the new "family" computer and our first MAC. So I guess I will have to take baby steps. Still, there's a lot to learn right here in GB.
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Feter said 4155 days ago (January 9th, 2008)
Erich's Theme
just fantastic idea ...the realisitc of the
insteruments are haunting ..loved the theme
itself ...welldone !!
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sschedra said 4155 days ago (January 10th, 2008)
These are all standard Garage band loops and software instruments. Of course its a bit of a challange getting the trumpets to sound like trombones and tubas but that's what you get out of the box. I am looking into getting better loops and software instruments, and a midi keyboard - playing the computer keyboard as a musical instrument is . . . well, frustrating at best.
Thanks again for your inspiration and comments
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culfy said 4134 days ago (January 31st, 2008)
Hi, lovely piece of music. Were it not for the electronica, I could imagine it as the theme to some great epic film of the 60s such as Spartacus.
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said 4123 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Lovely Melody.


Angel of the internet, Some really sweet sounding music here
love this too.

MikeRobinson said 697 days ago (June 29th, 2017)
Just encountered this ... seven years later
... but, in terms of being “somebody’s theme,” for any sort of theatrical presentation at all, this is an excellent albeit short example.   I only wish that it had then progressed into the next theme!
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