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AlphaTherion


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Dragonas

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This is a demo version of a song I recently composed.
I'm looking for feedback ... should I present this to my band and record the MIDI tracks with proper instruments?
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The instruments (from lowest frequency to highest):
Bass guitar
Electric guitar
Flugelhorn
Violin I
Violin II
Soprano vocals
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The idea of this composition is to treat a 6 piece band as if it is a single instrument. I composed this on guitar, which has 6 strings, and assigned one instrument to a string. So to sound a 6 note chord, each instrument would play one note (or guitar string) in the chord. My goal is to experiment with ways to increase separation of sound in a live setting and also assign different sound frequencies in the audible range to the most relevant instrument. (for example, the bass guitar is assigned all the lowest root notes and the violin is assigned the highest note 3 octaves above). I will definitely keep exploring this idea and I look forward to any insight as to what is effective. Thanks and Cheers!
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Uploaded: Jan 23, 2012 - 12:55:34 PM
Last Updated: Jan 24, 2012 - 10:35:30 AM Last Played: Jan 28, 2019 - 03:25:32 PM
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Philip18 said 2735 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
AlphaTherion
Can't comment much on the technical points you raise about what plays what, but can say that this is a very enjoyable piece of music! I like the way the various instruments come in and out and the changes in tone. I like the way the soprano line sits on top of everything and gives a focus for the listener. Nice chunky, fuzzy guitar sounds with good changes of attack. Present it to the band, I say!
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Dragonas said 2735 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
Thanks Philip
Thanks Philip, I appreciate it!

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Fire_Angel said 2735 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
Echo that previous comment
Yes, present this to the band! I wouldn't comment on the technique you decided to use either, but this sounds good as it is, even with the peculiarities of the computer generated vocal line. With a good singer and musicians this should blow people away, especially if they rehearse and then play it to a live audience.
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Dragonas said 2735 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
Thanks a bunch Fire_Angel
I will definitely print it out and bring it to the band. Yeah, it will really come to life once the MIDI vocal is replaced with a real soprano. Should I bother writing some lyrics?
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richard13 said 2734 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
A very interesting and inventive idea
that sounds terrific, imho. I wouldn't add any words, but I rarely do: in this case it would take away from the "voice as instrument" part of the concept. Very cool.
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Dragonas said 2734 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
Voice as instrument
That's a good idea Richard, I very much like the idea of treating the vocals as an instrument. I might insert a couple words in key spots but leave the rest just oohs and aahs.
I'll see what the singer thinks, she might have some cool ideas when she sings it.
Thanks!
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Mosaica said 2734 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
Alpha sounding
Sounds an interesting project even if I did just barely understand it!! ;-) An enjoyable listen especially as it takes off at various points with some celtic-like rhythm (reminiscient of Mike Oldfield at 2:12) and modern electro guitar edginess. There is a rather lone, detached cymbal right at the end - is that deliberate or just a 'ghost' note?!
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Dragonas said 2734 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
Thanks for the Mike Oldfield reference
Don't laugh, but I'd never heard of him before and just listened to "Tubular Bells" for the first time.
Wow! Thanks for turning me on to such a great artist.

As far as a "ghost note" I'm not sure what you're talking about, but the song ends with a big forte crescendo on the root note and a big cymbal crash. Maybe that's what you're referring to?
Anyways thanks for the really cool comment.
Cheers!
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jk1986 said 2734 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
alpha
i like the style.. keep it up
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ShadowofNine said 2734 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
Great Potential
i could hear this in a choir setting, 6 blended voices harmonizing with orchestra & band, hope you find what you want in fulfilling this piece...
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Les_Kloo said 2734 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
Yes, present
Yes, there's some Oldfield in there. One of my favorites. This would sound great with a (some) real vocalists. Ambitious and challenging. Good!
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abzwork said 2734 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
Alpha...
Nice composition, excellent mixx here too!...a lot of exploration possibilities...I'm just really digging how much fun seems to be going on my friend...enjoyed every note..:)peace
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Char said 2733 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
As it
is, it already has an otherworldly quality. It has great energy and I enjoyed it very much. Thanks.
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Dragonas said 2727 days ago (January 31st, 2012)
Thanks Char!
Much appreciated
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Doug Somers said 2732 days ago (January 26th, 2012)
Effective demo!
I really like how this comes together. The way you're crafting it is interesting (makes me think of polyphony in early music) but regardless the results are what counts and this has a very cool feel - almost like the builds you get in prog rock. I would keep pushing ahead on this one for sure.

Thanks for sharing it!!

Doug
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Dragonas said 2731 days ago (January 27th, 2012)
Thanks Doug
I would love to write some compositions that explored polyphony a bit more as it's something I'm very curious to get a deeper understanding of. Thanks very much for the encouragement. :D
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egobandit said 2731 days ago (January 27th, 2012)
Thumpin Bass
Like the way the high hat snaps it all into place, there are some very interesting time changes in this which I think really adds to the composition, the guitar lines at he end fill it out Man Im gonna need to listen to his in detail Excellent!
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Dragonas said 2729 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
Thanks!
I am honored!
You guys inspired me to push forward and do this one properly. :D
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nevermine said 2729 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
cool man
is like a really sweet journey, would be cool to watch as a band act!!
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