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Time Spent With Claudia


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leap4rog

 Genre: Piano

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One of my first compositions after figuring out how to set up chord progressions in GarageBand. The key is C and the chords I worked with are Eb, Ab and Bb.

The fascinating thing I'm learning through this and a couple other songs I've worked on is that rhythm can be conveyed by absence of sound. A Rhodes keyboard is fantastic for that in how gummy its notes are, taking their time to get to full tone.

I did a lot of work on this by just dropping notes and hitting the up just before the beat with others-- skipping into the beat.

After I'd worked its effects to my liking, I called the keyboard "Electric Chocolate." I'll be using it more in other compositions.

Claudia is my girlfriend. She's a beautiful person to spend time with.
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Comments: 18
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Plays: 128
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Uploaded: Jan 18, 2009 - 11:54:25 PM
Last Updated: Mar 09, 2009 - 10:14:59 AM Last Played: Jan 03, 2019 - 04:10:38 AM
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Elevator_Funk said 3710 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
I really like this...
The Rhodes is one of my favorite sounds. Very relaxing.
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leap4rog said 3709 days ago (January 20th, 2009)
Electric Chocolate
I love it too. It's so patient with the rhythms. When it sounds right, it's like carving powder with a snowboard.
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lengold said 3710 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
Really nice
keys and a very serious kick drum.
Cheers
Len


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leap4rog said 3709 days ago (January 20th, 2009)
Thank you, len
I'm listening to Particular Charisma as I write this. Serious kick drum too. That's funny.

Thanks for the comment.
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Savage_Beast said 3710 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
Nice
enjoyed this one.
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leap4rog said 3709 days ago (January 20th, 2009)
thanks
Thanks Savage.
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AllenDean said 3710 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
piano
i really wish i knew how to play that thing... i thinnk of all the tonality i am lost to as a result of my inability to organize notes on such a fantastic and timeless piece of musical history...
great post. thanks for allowing us to listen.
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leap4rog said 3708 days ago (January 20th, 2009)
I do too
I wish I could play a keyboard like this-- it's on my bucket list. Until then, I'm studying music theory and grinding on GarageBand.

Thank you so much for your encouraging comment. I sent you a note about collaborating.
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Kicbal said 3709 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
Hey
This has a great sound to it. Love the bass drum and the nice electric piano. This is a nice melody. I think this is an experiment that you should develop further and flesh out into a more complete song, maybe with some other instrumentation.
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leap4rog said 3708 days ago (January 20th, 2009)
thank you
I'll definitely be fleshing it out sometime soon. Right now, I'm collaborating to get some experience putting tracks together. I sit down to this, and don't quite have any ideas where to go with it...
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egobandit said 3709 days ago (January 20th, 2009)
very smooth
when I saw ambient I thought it would be very spacey with no real rythm. I like this alot has some nice chord changes some bass lines in this would set it off. REally nice piece of music I enjoyed it!
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leap4rog said 3708 days ago (January 20th, 2009)
thank you
thanks for the comment, ego
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Feter said 3709 days ago (January 20th, 2009)
Time Spent With Claudia
this is a cool song ...very nice ballad ..you can add some ambinet strings
from behind ..its somkey for sure and has a very nice emotional feel ..
thnx alot for sharin !!!!

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leap4rog said 3708 days ago (January 20th, 2009)
bday boy
Thanks Feter. I appreciate your suggestions.
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Skean said 3692 days ago (February 6th, 2009)
Neat work
As the mixing too.. Good song to cool down with.. Thanks.
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Char said 3684 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
I like this.
Electric chocolate, huh? Tasty! Thanks.
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lavalamp said 3684 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
Like this...

It has a cool soul to it. Dig it a bunch. The keys could even be up a little more.

Cool groove,

LL
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davisamerica said 3598 days ago (May 11th, 2009)
claudia
is a lucky person ... nice track ... seriously good.
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