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post Nov 22 2012, 08:53 PM
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Hey guys I know this is a guitar forum but this is something I have been working on lately. I decided to try and compose something entirely on my own, and this is what happened. A simple song, in a style that has been used quite a bit, but not bad for a first attempt. Comments and suggestions welcome. It's in F# Major.

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Attached File  SONG001.mp3 ( 2.45MB ) Number of downloads: 68



And in my sig there is a link to my soundcloud page, its the track titled First Attempts. smile.gif


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post Nov 23 2012, 11:40 AM
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Let's boogie !!

Did you input the MIDI or did you play some of it as I noticed it has a humanized feel to it, where not every note is 100% uniform and exact ? smile.gif


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post Nov 24 2012, 01:52 AM
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Actually some would say I cheated a little bit! smile.gif I used my Yamaha keyboard and played and recorded the right hand rythm part first, then added the left hand melody line into it after I got the rythm worked out. Then I had to send the file from my keyboard to the computer and convert it into mp3 format, run it in cubase to adjust some stuff, then finalize it as best as I could. So, to answer your question I did in fact play it, but actually mixed the left and right hands together seperately. Funny thing is, I still need to learn to play it hands together in a live situation!





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post Nov 24 2012, 10:58 AM
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QUOTE (casinostrat @ Nov 24 2012, 12:52 AM) *
Actually some would say I cheated a little bit! smile.gif I used my Yamaha keyboard and played and recorded the right hand rythm part first, then added the left hand melody line into it after I got the rythm worked out. Then I had to send the file from my keyboard to the computer and convert it into mp3 format, run it in cubase to adjust some stuff, then finalize it as best as I could. So, to answer your question I did in fact play it, but actually mixed the left and right hands together seperately. Funny thing is, I still need to learn to play it hands together in a live situation!


Ah well that's 1 step better than not playing it at all... at least it got the job done biggrin.gif


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post Nov 27 2012, 01:26 AM
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To me this sounds very cool! This is exactly type of music I'd like to be able to "solo" on piano.
I have started recently brushing up skills on my first "instrument" love - piano!
Too bad I have never developed it to a higher level then the pure basics.


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post Nov 27 2012, 02:23 AM
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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Nov 27 2012, 12:26 AM) *
To me this sounds very cool! This is exactly type of music I'd like to be able to "solo" on piano.
I have started recently brushing up skills on my first "instrument" love - piano!
Too bad I have never developed it to a higher level then the pure basics.


Thanks for the kind words man! I know what you mean about walking away from piano, for a while I kind of ignored my piano in favor of guitar, but I have recently been getting back into it, particularly for composing. I have been playing piano since 2003, but I am just now getting to the point that I can actually write stuff that isn't painful to listen to! smile.gif


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This sounds cool for me!! You had a good musical taste to create melodies.
Keep on going!


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post Nov 28 2012, 05:33 AM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Nov 27 2012, 04:08 AM) *
This sounds cool for me!! You had a good musical taste to create melodies.
Keep on going!


Thanks Gab! I'm working on something new now, this time in A minor, since I really like the sound of the minor keys.


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