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Kind of Electric


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rik

 Genre: Jazz (instrumental)

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This song is a planned improvisation with the electric piano sound of my Clavinova. In the middle section, caught by sudden inspiration while playing, I've added strings, obtaining a sort of cheap new-age effect...which I cannot help appreciating :)
Couple of adjustments in Logic, reverb and EQ.
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Uploaded: Dec 24, 2005 - 09:24:50 PM
Last Updated: Dec 24, 2005 - 07:27:46 PM Last Played: Sep 04, 2017 - 02:03:56 PM
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Hardware:
Clavinova CLP 240, UA-25
Software:
Logic Express 7
Comments
said 4376 days ago (December 25th, 2005)
Relaxing
Smooth and very good playing. I'm glad the strings were so subtle.
I think I enjoy listening to improvisiations because it's a way of
discovering melodies that were not intended.
rik said 4375 days ago (December 26th, 2005)
Relaxing
Thank you Mungo for this comment yours. I see your point :), yes, digging into
improvised material can be funny.
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The Composer said 4376 days ago (December 25th, 2005)
Reminds me of some of the Chick Corea I used to listen to...
.... though that could easily be because Chick often used electric
pianos in some fashion (often a Rhodes).

Anyway, very nice playing Rik. Its interesting and lyrical and the
improvised lines arn't dissconected from each other (share some
rhythmical or melodical patterns). Theres a couple of slip ups with
phrasing or timing that I can hear, but they're pretty minor. The
strings add a nice change in timbre to the music and help bring out the
sense of a beginning, a middle and an end (which I might mention was
nice how kept the bass constant and changed your chords over it).

To a certain extent, I would have liked to have heard a little more
variation in the chord progression/structure... but the piece still
worked quite nicely being contemplative, relaxing and easy to listen to.

My only complaint is a minor one with the reverb. The high attack
sound of some notes can be clearly heard in the reverb and sounds
un-natural (unless you are playing in an empty room with hard walls).
I'm not always sure how to deal with this (as I've only just started
picking up on it), but a little more high end roll off (lowpass filter) on
the reverb can cut that out a fair bit.

Nice work again Rik and I still want to know when the next installment
of DuoAzzoni is comming.
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rik said 4375 days ago (December 26th, 2005)
Reminds me of some of the Chick Corea I used to listen to...
So, that was the point with the reverb!
I was also quite annoyed with that unnatural effect, I tried to reduce it by
reducing the reflection parameter of the plugin (with little or no effect), but
did not consider the lowpass slide...
I think you're absolutely right: by lowering the lowpass threshold down to
1800 Hz this effect reduced consistently (here the important frequency was
around 1900-2000), but finally I brought it to 1200 Hz (!). I found also that
the reflectivity parameter was not important in determining the unwanted
alias so I increased it to compensate the consistent lowpass, and I added a
mild chorus plugin with no (0 Hz) rotor. You can hear here the result.
Thank you Bryan, your comments, as always, are good as gold.

About Duo Azzoni, well, we have one or two more pieces from the last
session which could deserve a release here on MJ, and we're about to
schedule a new session. Thank you again.

Check out my latest song called Kind of Electric
rik said 4374 days ago (December 27th, 2005)
Reminds me of some of the Chick Corea I used to listen to...
This link to the revised version should work:

Kind Of
Electric - better reverb ?

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Tadashi Togawa said 4372 days ago (December 29th, 2005)
Race knitting of sound
avinova that rings beautifully.
The sound soaks to my body.
Brilliant performance.

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Mystified said 4350 days ago (January 19th, 2006)
Cheap new-age effect?
Nah...it's not cheap new-age!
But maybe it needs some ambient voices??
(Ok, I'm kidding)

When I saw the genre 'Jazz,' I was expecting something with more motion and pep. But I quite like this.
Your improvisations are so very impressive, Rik (they are...yes, they are! ;)
And your songs always lead me from one musical idea to the next quite happily.
This lovely journey is no different.
Thanks for this one!


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SpeedingLed said 4344 days ago (January 25th, 2006)
Hey
Your music is pretty solid, keep it up...!!!
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phineas said 4333 days ago (February 5th, 2006)
Kind of electric
kind of sensitive, kind of assertive. It wanders, but I like it.
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phineas said 4333 days ago (February 5th, 2006)
Kind of electric
kind of sensitive, kind of assertive. It wanders, but I like it.
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composerclark said 4312 days ago (February 26th, 2006)
moody
Moody, relaxing, mysterious, uplifting. Please submit some more tunes
soon!

Clark
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1 a.m. said 4031 days ago (December 5th, 2006)
strings
love it when the strings come in. you could add a bit more reverb on them to blend them a bit more into the back, they seem to cut off "accoustically" compared to the rhodes. Lovely playing and a very beautiful piece. peace.
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