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Border Merger - Tearing Down the Waltz (new Violin)


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drakonis

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Imagine a Mexican quintette playing a fast waltz. There are 3 melodies played in 3/4 time, in a sort of non-standard ABCABC format. The title is a photographic/geographic/melodic play on words. There is a merging of European waltz and Mexican-sounding instrumentation.

This fourth version has an improved sampled violin, as well as the real trumpet performance from the prior version. The new violin part was created from the score-exported-MIDI by Bubowski, who tweaked & enhanced the expressiveness to work with the Garritan Personal Orchestra's violin, and sent me the resulting audio file to replace the old harsh violin sample I had in there. The great Russian jazz trumpet player Vladimir Galaktionov had graciously read my score and recorded his performance of this piece, and I had replaced the sampled trumpet with his live recorded performance. Anyone want to play the violin part live for this?

This has become a programmatic work for me, and the vision I have tried to capture in the music follows:

[Intro] The warm evening twilight brings a light scent of jasmine across a courtyard in Southern California, and a Mexican band begins playing a waltz. A young gentleman saunters over to a lady, who is shyly swaying to the music. He asks her to dance with him, and she accepts his hand. They sway together onto the dance floor.

[Melody 1] The dance begins with them dancing formally, with respectable distance between them. He is looking over her shoulder and leading gently, and her head is demurely bowed.

[Melody 2-3] As the dance progresses, she gains confidence and begins to look at him, and he at her, and they dance closer.

[Repeat Melody 1-3] Still unsure of each other, they return to the formal beginning of the dance. Again, they begin to feel the joyful warmth of each other and pull closer.

[Modulation] Playfully, the lady pulls away from him and out into the spotlight.

[Bridge/Melody 1] The gentleman watches as she performs her own twirling dance, just for him. He smiles and begins to clap his raised hands in time to the beat of her version of the dance.

[Melody 1-repeat] At the end of the repeat, he steps in and they dance together with increasing flair and passion.

[Melody 2-3] They flow together, seeing only each other. The rest of the world has melted away.

[Finale] As the music ends, the gentleman pulls the lady close to him, then dramatically dips her to the side.

Ah, to make this a reality with a real band playing this for my wife and I to dance to... but in the mean time, please comment on this and let us know what you think of it.
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Hardware:
Eduard: Dual 1GHz G4, Vodka, 3 or 4 kisses
Vladimir: 1.6Ghz PC, Cubase SX. and AKG C3000 mic
...and the internet to connect Moscow to San Diego.
Software:
This was written and scored note-by-note by me, and performed with a mixture of Bubowski's "Garritan Personal Orchestra" sampled instruments (Violin), and GarageBand 2 stock instruments (bongos, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass), and Vladimir's real trumpet playing. Artwork is something I created using "The Gimp" and Photoshop and a photo of Vladimir.
Comments
said 3993 days ago (April 22nd, 2006)
Good grief!
Drak, this is so beautiful that my eyes literally teared-over very early on
in my initial play. This is without doubt the most evocative and majestic
piece I have heard yet at MJ. I don't know what else to say.

"Oliver wants more!"
drakonis said 3992 days ago (April 23rd, 2006)
Good grief!
From my heart to yours, then! I sincerely appreciate your comment, it lets me
know I've captured the spark I feel and communicated it... thank you!
ttfn,
Drakonis

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Andronis said 3992 days ago (April 22nd, 2006)
So expressive!
This is a brilliantly expressive piece, charged with emotion and feeling from both composer and performer. Definitely of the very best things I've heard on MacJams. I hope you continue to keep this genre in your repertoire so we can hear more like this!
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drakonis said 3992 days ago (April 23rd, 2006)
So expressive!
My! That is high praise from somebody who has studied music theory, thank
you! Of course, having my inspiration sitting right next to me while I wrote it for
her helps a lot :-)
ttfn,
Drakonis

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ElPeruano said 3992 days ago (April 22nd, 2006)
tappin my feet
Wow, i was really impressed with the quality of this piece. Aside from the
violin (which sounds great for midi by the way) it sounded like a band was
playing and the storyline definately brought an image of dancers. The
story was a nice narrative.

Excellent composition. If only i could waltz. . .

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ElPeruano said 3992 days ago (April 22nd, 2006)
tappin my feet
Wow, i was really impressed with the quality of this piece. Aside from the
violin (which sounds great for midi by the way) it sounded like a band was
playing and the storyline definately brought an image of dancers. The
story was a nice narrative.

Excellent composition. If only i could waltz. . .

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drakonis said 3992 days ago (April 23rd, 2006)
tappin my feet
thank you for listening and dancing to it, even if it was just mentally. I learned
to waltz years ago, and forgot, and now am learning again. So many fun things
to do in this world!
ttfn,
Drakonis

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ginz111 said 3992 days ago (April 22nd, 2006)
Nice.
This is a nice piece. Very well produced. I love collabs they are so awesome! Looking forward to hearing more.
Carl

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drakonis said 3989 days ago (April 26th, 2006)
Nice.
Collabs are indeed awesome, and I give my wife a ton of credit for this piece, not
just in its inspiration, but in some pretty heavy technical critiquing and great
ideas that I've put into it, so she's a great collaborator here too!
ttfn,
Drakonis

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Macaudion said 3992 days ago (April 22nd, 2006)
My goodness, sir
Man, you're even fastidious with you - Geezzz - Okay, you've earned
the right to be who you are - Isn't that nice to know - I'm not smart
enough to comment in an objective manner about the techi stuff on
this, but I can certainly attest to my more, feelings about this - It's a
wonderful piece! - Really! It's so warm and substantial, and both at the
same time - We don't often see those two adjectives hangin out w/
each other... This piece, it leans me toward 'what is stunning' - And w/
the magic of computers, too - This one is just striking piece of work,
so get off of your back about it already - eh eh - Just kidding, of
course - I drive me crazy, so I know that's it's not necessarily true that
it's always a comfortable to be the way that I'm inferring that you are :d
- Very nice work - I wonder if anyone will step up to the plate for the
violin part - What an opportunity... Excellent job, Eduard - just
Excellent - And thanks for all of your hard work on this - Dion


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Macaudion said 3992 days ago (April 22nd, 2006)
My goodness, sir
Oh yeah, am I not supposed to be giving you a ten on production now that I
have the information surrounding this... - eh eh eh :d

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drakonis said 3989 days ago (April 26th, 2006)
My goodness, sir
Dion, it is always so wonderful to get comments from you, even when I have to
read some sentences twice to grok the talk... you effervesce with excitement
about music. Not just other people's, but your own music is bustin' out at the
seams with exuberance. Mine may not have quite that effect on you, but I'm
glad it does have a good effect on you! Dance on!
ttfn,
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thetiler said 3992 days ago (April 23rd, 2006)
love the depth in lower sounds
REally comes on pro sounding, like in a recording studio.

Love this cultural way of music you have. Love the mariachi feel.

This is among my favs of yours.

This was quite fun to listen to drak!
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thetiler said 3992 days ago (April 23rd, 2006)
love the depth in lower sounds
REally comes on pro sounding, like in a recording studio.

Love this cultural way of music you have. Love the mariachi feel.

This is among my favs of yours.

This was quite fun to listen to drak!
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drakonis said 3991 days ago (April 24th, 2006)
love the depth in lower sounds
Glad you have been enjoying it, and I'm happy to improve it for you! Now to get
some *real* acoustic guitar in there :-)
ttfn,
Drakonis

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Cori Ander said 3992 days ago (April 23rd, 2006)
Beautiful and sooo original
This tune is beautiful and sooo original ! Impressing how you have
pencilled all this and got such a soulful result! A definite favourite!

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drakonis said 3991 days ago (April 24th, 2006)
Beautiful and sooo original
This is quite a valuable compliment coming from one of the masters of stirring
soulful guitar music (and one of my favorite spices), thank you "Curry"! :-) I
appreciate you overlooking my hand-entered guitar-strumming, and enjoying
the overall music. However, I do have it on my to-do list to redo that guitar part
sometime, it needs to be spiced up a little bit, without distracting from the two
main characters.
ttfn,
Drakonis

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bronco said 3992 days ago (April 23rd, 2006)
Lovely Trumpet Playing
Enjoyed the trumpet and sampled violin a lot. Very nice sound. Also
enjoyed the call and response interplay between the two in your
composition which was very effective.
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drakonis said 3991 days ago (April 24th, 2006)
Lovely Trumpet Playing
Thank you! This has come a long way, partly with better sounding instruments,
and partly as I worked on the composition with my wife, the two of us working
together on improving the composition. The "conversation" between the
trumpet and violin was an important part of what we were trying to write into it,
glad it came through and you liked it!
ttfn,
Drakonis

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datafunk said 3992 days ago (April 23rd, 2006)
oh
I love this trumpet so much!
and everything else
right in the mix
cool and nice and perfectly done
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drakonis said 3991 days ago (April 24th, 2006)
oh
Merci! I am glad to be merging French borders as well as Latin ones!
ttfn,
Drakonis

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Mcboy said 3992 days ago (April 23rd, 2006)
i want
a vodka interface ......hehhhe.....truly nice piece...loved thethe trumpet
sound.....almost a cross between mariachi and orchestra trumpet....the
violins sound so real, the articulations...the legato playing......gorgeous
work drak.....
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drakonis said 3991 days ago (April 24th, 2006)
i want
I think if you have too many shots, you get vodka inter-face, not inter-mouth!

I wrote in lots of dynamics/ornaments on the score, and Vladimir played them
all effortlessly, and Bubowski tweaked them for the violin so that GPO played it
really well. Glad you like the sound and the music! You're extremely talented in
writing and playing, so your comments mean a great deal to me, thank you for
listening & writing!
ttfn,
Drakonis

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jgurner said 3992 days ago (April 23rd, 2006)
Keeps getting better and better
I've enjoyed hearing this tune progress since the first version I heard (V.
1, I think). It's a great tune and the refinements contine to add to the
tune. The new violin part sounds great. It really works in well with the
flow of the song and for a synth violin sounds really good. Maybe for
revision five you'll get a real violin.

Enjoyed it, Drak.
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drakonis said 3989 days ago (April 26th, 2006)
Keeps getting better and better
I am happy you are hanging in there with me, and that you see it getting
better... that's a good direction. We're still hoping for a real violinist too...
ttfn,
Drakonis

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Joanna said 3992 days ago (April 23rd, 2006)
Beautiful work
This is a gorgeous piece, Drak, full of light and whimsy, yet evocative
and substantive. The trumpet really shines in this piece. Perhaps it's
the fact that someone is actually playing it, and we don't hear a lot of
live trumpet on Macjams, but it's fantastic. Good thing, too, or I'd be
wondering why I wasn't called on to add my fake brass to this project.
heh.

Honestly, it's truly lovely.
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drakonis said 3989 days ago (April 26th, 2006)
Beautiful work
Wow, "whimsically evocative" is what I want to be when I grow up! And next
time I promise to use your very own whimsically evocative fake-trumpet (which I
love by the way)! Thank you for stopping in to listen to what I am up to!
ttfn,
Drakonis

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Roxylee said 3991 days ago (April 24th, 2006)
You write
perfect compositions. Every note is perfect, the timing for every note is
perfect, the emotional feel is perfect. I loved the original border, and I
love the real instruments by the great musicians. I love how the
emotion builds. Hey, where's the download button?? I want a copy!
Excellent, Eduard, what more can I say besides excellent. :-)
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drakonis said 3989 days ago (April 26th, 2006)
You write
I do seem to spend a lot of time tweaking to get things just right... and although
it is not perfect, I sincerely appreciate your compliment, and your enjoyment of
my music (thank you for having me in your iTunes rotation!) Oh, its time for me
to drag a few more notes into my next song... now that you have a new mic, are
you going to "amble" over and sing on my latest ditty? BTW, the download
button has magically returned (thanks Simon!)
ttfn,
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VicDiesel said 3991 days ago (April 24th, 2006)
Wonderful
This is a lovely waltz. Utterly charming composition, and both the trumpet
and violin sound excellent. Personally I would have liked a somewhat
stronger guitar and bass sound. Also, I'm not sure that bongos are
idiomatic for Mexican-type music.
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drakonis said 3989 days ago (April 26th, 2006)
Wonderful
Hi Vic, Thank you for your critical ear! I have wrestled with instrument levels for
this piece... and I want the trumpet and violin to stand out as the two stars, but
if I knew a little more about mixing, I bet I could boost the other instruments
and open a space for the trumpet/violin via equalization changes, so they don't
get swamped. As for bongos, I wanted some soft two-tone percussion, and they
seemed like a good idea at the time :-) I also tried choosing instruments that
would be relatively easy to play the parts for real, if we ever found a group of
musicians to play this live for us. Any suggestions for a different kind of
percussion there, or none at all, perhaps?
ttfn,
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Drowning Doctors said 3990 days ago (April 25th, 2006)
cool and creative!
This sounds very good in my ears. I think its impressive that this is made by dragging notes to a staff.. Something i never could have managed to do...The productions sounds very thight, seems like it is enough space for all the elements in this tune... sounds mexican as well as it sounds classical! Very good song!
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drakonis said 3989 days ago (April 26th, 2006)
cool and creative!
Welcome to Macjams, and thank you for listening and commenting. Glad the
combination of Mexican and European styles come through, and that the
mixture works for you. This was a tricky thing to balance, and it does take a
long time to enter this, at least the way I do it. It took me a week just to figure
out how to change key there in the middle! I'm learning though. Luckily
dragons live a long time :-)
ttfn,
Drakonis

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Leon said 3988 days ago (April 27th, 2006)
Over the border I remember
In my opinion your best work so far, Drak. I'm left speechless. I felt like I
was waltzing in Cancun... where I partied and got drunk and buzzed and
got a tattoo I didn't want and woke up with a... oops I'll spare you the
details. Anyway, it was paradise, and this song evokes all the memories
of all those emotional days south of the border.
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Leon said 3988 days ago (April 27th, 2006)
Over the border I remember
In my opinion your best work so far, Drak. I'm left speechless. I felt like I
was waltzing in Cancun... where I partied and got drunk and buzzed and
got a tattoo I didn't want and woke up with a... oops I'll spare you the
details. Anyway, it was paradise, and this song evokes all the memories
of all those emotional days south of the border.
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drakonis said 3988 days ago (April 27th, 2006)
Over the border I remember
Ha! You needn't write the details here... I was flying over that party that night
and got pictures... you looked like you were having a great time, but of the two
friends you were chaperoning there, I suggest you avoid the blonde, take the
brunette... she's waiting for you to call her back and will prove to be sincere. :)
Thank you for dancing to the music and being transported, I'm learning and
trying to improve my abilities to create music like this. Expect more from me...
slowly :-)
ttfn,
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mint01 said 3988 days ago (April 27th, 2006)
Hell, yes!
Thank god - there is a stable connection between Moscow and San Diego.
This one made my day. Thanx a million!
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drakonis said 3988 days ago (April 27th, 2006)
Hell, yes!
Hi Mint01, welcome to Macjams... and I hope to continue to shrink the borders
of the world with music. I'm glad you agree with the sentiment. I just happened
to be in Mu:nchen (sorry, umlauts don't work right in Macjams comments yet) a
few years ago doing some sightseeing around the area... loved the trip. Maybe a
cross-cultural German collaboration will happen soon?
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AEROjet said 3988 days ago (April 27th, 2006)
this is my favorite !!
Waltz to the moon...*dreamy expression*
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drakonis said 3988 days ago (April 27th, 2006)
this is my favorite !!
Woohoo 4ero, thank you for stopping by and drifting off, glad it's faved! I am a
big fan of your jazzy meters in your music... someday I hope to be able to count
past 3 too! :-)
ttfn,
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Scott Carmichael said 3982 days ago (May 2nd, 2006)
Great work
Eduard.. I am blown away at how you work..do you hear this as you are
going... I'd love to be a fly on the wall... the sounds are very real, and
the production shines.... I always appreiciate when the sound scape is
believable...
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drakonis said 3982 days ago (May 3rd, 2006)
Great work
Thank you Scott,
Actually, I work very slowly, trying different things, discarding & re-inserting
chunks... mostly on the computer, though I tend to hum many of these tunes
first, then capture them on the computer later. This particular piece I wanted to
sound very real, I'm glad you heard and appreciated its ambience... of course,
the trumpet *is* real in this recording, and that helps a lot.
ttfn,
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Scott Carmichael said 3982 days ago (May 3rd, 2006)
Great work
Every time i see you sign off I think of my 11 year old son Ian... He always
says "I just had Deja vu"... and then I ask "didn't you just say that?"
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drakonis said 3982 days ago (May 3rd, 2006)
Great work
Ha! You know what's funny... I made up that quote when I was about 11! Been
carrying it around ever since. I cannot say the same for "ttfn", that's Paul
Winchell's (Disney's voice of Tigger.)
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composerclark said 3970 days ago (May 15th, 2006)
Paints a picture
I can't believe I never commented on this... I listened to it several times
when it was first posted, and enjoyed it very much. Anyway, I'm just
listening to it again, and it's just as enjoyable as ever. You definitely paint
a picture beautifully with the music here.
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drakonis said 3969 days ago (May 15th, 2006)
Paints a picture
What a wonderful compliment, thank you for letting me know what you
thought of this. My wife and I both worked a long time on this, trying to get
it to tell a story, and be something to dance to. You'd appreciate the
following anecdote, keeping in mind that I've had no music theory classes,
ever and don't know my dominant from my tonic: I had written the first half,
and thought I was about done, and my wife listened patiently, and said that it
wasn't long enough to dance to, I should double it. That was easy, I put in
repeats over the 3 main melodies and added a middle violin solo and a little
nicer ending. I played it for her again when I had finished, and she listened,
and after it was done she said "ah, that is much better... except... maybe in
the middle, you should change key." I broke out in a quiet cold sweat... I had
never tried to modulate to a different key before... I didn't have any idea how
to smoothly work the music up to a different key, or what key to change to!
So, I just said "OK, I will work on that." and spent the next week working on
ways to move to a new key signature. I did do some quick online research
and I think it worked out OK, but I still remember being quite worried about a
seemingly simple task. Ah, I feel better now. :)
ttfn,
Drakonis

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composerclark said 3969 days ago (May 16th, 2006)
(REALLY) Paints a picture (!)
First of all, I really appreciate the lengthy response to my comment! I'm never
sure if people are reading my comments when there is no response, or what
they think of them, although I understand perfectlly well that it's a time-
consuming process, and we're all busy people.

Secondly, I listened to it 4 more times this morning, thinking, "I KNOW I
commented on this before... but where's my comment?" Turns out I
commented on your previous version, and said pretty much the same thing
about painting a picture. So, now you know, I REALLY think it paints a
picture!

I liked hearing about the process that led to its current state; your wife has
great musical instincts. I think it's just right now, length-wise.

Finally, one of the reasons I listened to it so many times this morning was
that I was trying to figure out the form. Here's what (I think) it is:

AB~AB~CA'C'A'A''B'~CODA

(the tilde (~) is called a 're-transition,' meaning a section that returns us to
the opening key and material, which in this case is the descending trumpet
figure with ornaments over a Bb, F (or Adim), Gm, F chord progression)

A' = "A prime," which means "a variation on the original A section."

Basically, what you've got there is a Rondo form! Rondo is any form where
the opening section (labelled "A") returns a few times, alternating with other
sections.

Cheers!

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Wildcat said 3906 days ago (July 18th, 2006)
Love the Violin
It goes directly into the heart. Love the Violin. Thanks for sharing this
music.
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drakonis said 3906 days ago (July 18th, 2006)
Love the Violin
I am glad to have touched your heart with the music... thank you so much for
listening and commenting on it!
Tschu:ss (sorry, umlauts do not work in Macjams comments)
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stevewhit said 3818 days ago (October 14th, 2006)
Superb!
Hi Drak.
This is just fantastic, I agree with everything that Amagi, Andronis and the
others have said about this. The music and the image is so powerful.

Thank you

Steve
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drakonis said 3818 days ago (October 14th, 2006)
Welcome Steve!
Thank you, a lot went into this... but it has paid off. I learned a LOT about
composing, and collaborating, and made some great friends this way... and
most of all, got to show off some deep marital romantic love too... and she likes
it, woohoo!
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slide said 3816 days ago (October 16th, 2006)
this really....
...stands out in excellence! Amazing strings and the trumpet, the
trumpet! I have to say the composition is realy swell too....übergreat stuff
and very original!
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drakonis said 3816 days ago (October 16th, 2006)
Thank you
Glad you liked it! I am very pleased with Vladimir's trumpet playing on this... it
was great fun to send the sheet music from California to Moscow, and have him
record it for me! What a great world we live in.
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Hectorious said 3813 days ago (October 19th, 2006)
This is just an amazing
Piece of musical work. It has so many colorful melodic textures.
This is one you can listen to here over and over. Finding something new
each time you hear it.

Bravo-!!
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drakonis said 3812 days ago (October 20th, 2006)
complexity of romance
Hi Hectorious, thank you for stopping in and listening so carefully to all the
details here, very good ears, man... and I'm glad to tickle them and give
you many listens! I'm certainly very impressed with your work and glad you
have joined us on Macjams!
ttfn,
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paxeden said 3806 days ago (October 26th, 2006)
beautifully intertwined
I can't believe i missed this before! This is so beautiful! Totally well done
and visual. kudos!
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drakonis said 3806 days ago (October 26th, 2006)
old romantics never die, they just intertwine
Hehehe, it sounds like you really got the message in this piece, that makes my
day! I learned so much about composition and my own limitations while trying
to capture the ideas and transcribe them to music here. I really like how the
interplay between the violin and trumpet came out, but I need to completely
redo the backing guitar strumming, give it more variety without it interfering
with the dancers.

Anyway, I sincerely appreciate you listening to my music and
commenting, the comment/critique-sharing is what I love about this place!
ttfn,
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Roxylee said 3792 days ago (November 8th, 2006)
I have to tell you
I never get tired of hearing this. :-)
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paul f. page said 3787 days ago (November 13th, 2006)
Border Merger
Eduard,
Finally, I am getting a night to listen...
Border Merger is the first on my list. You have really constructed this number well and with lots of variations floating above your essentially ostinato bass line. The counterpoint between trumpet and violin work extremely well and there's a wonderful little conversation going on. Also, the quality of the recording is top notch: very clean, clear, with just the right amount of ambiance, etc. I really enjoyed this piece a lot. ... I have two suggestions: 1) I am an old fan of Herb Alpert and always enjoyed his mariachi thirds. I was sort of longing for a 2nd trumpet played against your tune and wonder if you might consider trying that on for size. 2) I felt a little cheated at the end because the number just stopped. I was waiting for the B section that never arrived. So, consider, too, switching keys (maybe an abrupt 3rd up) and then launching into a somewhat different counterpoint with your melody instruments...Let that play for a bit and then you can come back down and reprise almost all of your opening (what you have now). That would not only lengthen the number, but it would give it some architecture, too, and I think a little more finished/satisfying feel. ... Anyway, just some thought about an otherwise really pleasing number that'll get a download to my iTunes library later on this evening. ...Thanks for keeping the quality so high at MacJams.
Paul P.S. I just noticed that you used an acoustic trumpet. Boy, that would sure be nice to have. Your friend did a super job. You're lucky.
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e46 said 3778 days ago (November 22nd, 2006)
Gorgeous !!!
All I can say right now is... WOW!!! What a beautiful piece of music this is! And the description, right down to the dance, and everything, it's impeccable!!! Truly amazing, I'm really at a loss for words. In fact, I don't think that I can accurately put into words how beautiful this is !
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drakonis said 3778 days ago (November 23rd, 2006)
Thank you for getting into it!
I had a really serious bout of inspiration for this one (my wife), and I'm glad it shows! I'm a terribly incurable romantic. I've learned a bit about writing music with this piece, it really pushed the limits of what I know about composition... but I love learning new things and hope to get more proficient with each one. I'm happy you stopped by for a listen and gave me your thoughts, even if they were speechless ones! :-)
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alfalpha said 3766 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
I'm so sorry...
...that it's taken me this long to come across this piece!
Fan-bloody-tastic!
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drakonis said 3766 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
take your time
I'd hate for you to have found all my music all at once! I write things so slowly, you'd give up and move on! :-) Happy to hear you liked this, there's a lot of romance in this old dragon.
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Rebsie said 3731 days ago (January 9th, 2007)

There's a great skill involved in creating deeply soulful music with mostly software instruments, and you've carried it off with amplomb! The real trumpet is the icing on the cake.
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drakonis said 3731 days ago (January 9th, 2007)
my amplomb goes up to 11?
Thank you Rebsie... this is a deeply heartfelt compliment coming from you, whom I consider an extremely soulful musician. Having my wife help suggest some of the directions of this music makes it all the more romantically meaningful to me, and having Vladimir step in and play the trumpet part (and Graham add expressive touches to the synth violin) has helped the sound a great deal. I still need to go back and rewrite chunks of the overly simplistic backing guitar, and then have it performed live... now THAT would be more than icing, that would take the cake! :-) Thank you for stopping in and commenting!
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said 3725 days ago (January 15th, 2007)
Nice brass & strings
This is so cool! Makes me want to put my two left feet to work on the ballroom floor; albeit my right one would inevitably get in the way....

Scores of nice scores here, very enjoyable listening pleasure!

Now where's the tacos and burritos....

:-|

. - Harold
drakonis said 3725 days ago (January 15th, 2007)
1, 2, trip, 1, 2, trip
Yes, if we ever get to dance to this, I'll need some Waltz practice too! 7th grade Cotillion class was soooo long ago!
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Misschievous said 3723 days ago (January 17th, 2007)
crafted beautifully
gorgeous old world charm. i love the progression from D minor to B flat major. and a 3/4 waltz that flows like water. thanks for suggesting this one.
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drakonis said 3723 days ago (January 17th, 2007)
Welcome to Macjams
I appreciate you stopping by to listen to one of my pieces, and enjoying it too! The idea of writing a key change broke me into a sweat, I'd never tried to do that before, so I'm glad that you noticed it and thought that it worked well. Hopefully it will be easier next time I decide to do that! I look forward to more of your music here as well.
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guitapick said 3714 days ago (January 25th, 2007)
Serious stuff...
This sounds so, so nice. The orchestration's nicely understated. Beautiful flow. Wonderful tune.

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drakonis said 3714 days ago (January 26th, 2007)
Thank you
Since you play classical and Spanish-style guitar pieces, I'm flattered that you enjoyed this, and a little embarrassed at my feeble attempts at writing the simplistic guitar part... which I wish to return to and fix up, honest! That's the last bit this needs is for me to do a better job on that part, and then this will be pretty close to done! I've learned a lot trying to get this one put together, and I'm pleased that you liked it.
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guitapick said 3705 days ago (February 4th, 2007)
Always remember:
"Simple is good".
We all know that. Just hard to keep that as part of the focus, sometimes.
I like the guitar part.


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drakonis said 3705 days ago (February 4th, 2007)
Simple is good, yes!
I agree completely, not only because I would like this to be playable (and I specifically composed this so each part is pretty simple), but also because I'm not very skilled at writing anything terribly complicated anyway :-) I may ask you to proofread my potential guitar part when I re-do it sometime, to insure it will work for a real guitarist, if you are interested and available! Thank you again for listening to and enjoying this.
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guitapick said 3705 days ago (February 4th, 2007)
Sounds good...
... :-)

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said 3699 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
What is this except LOVE ?
& PERFECT HARMONY ? : )
I've never heard such a beautiful trumpet before, it's AWESOME. . the bongos are PERFECTLY MATCHED -DON'T leave them out!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : )
& LOVELY gitarr... I think the ending is very good but ofcourse I play it over & over so You could make a Whole concert I'm sure !
I can hardly believe it's true this Music of You & Your Wife !! It makes me HAPPY & PEACEFUL . . : )

3 WORDS; PERFECT / MAGIC / LOVE

Thankyou for sharing YOU MAGIC DRAGON.... & I BELIEVE YOU HAVE A MAGIC DRAGONWIFE . . ; )

HAPPY BIRHDAY!!

MUSIC UNITES : )


OK . It's also a MASTERPIECE . . : ) : ) : ) : ) : )
-sorry got some techniqfailure DUBBLE-POST? : )
I've never heard such a beautiful trumpet before in my life !! IT'S ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MUSICARTS I'VE HEARD in my entire life: ) : ) : ) : ) : ) (been around nearly half a decade-I'm 46!)The trumpet IS AWESOME. . I believe You got to where You wanted to go . The trumpet & violin stand out perfectly .the bongos are PERFECTLY MATCHED -DON'T leave them out!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : )
& LOVELY gitarr... : ) As we new the story I think that really made it takeoff* & be SEEN : ) the ending is very good but - of course I play it over & over again so You COULD benefit from it by making a Whole Concert . . ! (not kiddin')
I can hardly believe it's true this Music of You & Your Wife !! It makes me HAPPY & PEACEFUL . . : )You're Geniusz´

3 WORDS; PERFECT / MAGIC / LOVE

Thankyou for sharing YOU MAGIC DRAGON.... & I BELIEVE YOU HAVE A MAGIC DRAGONWIFE . . ; )

HAPPY BIRHDAY!!

MUSIC UNITES : )
drakonis said 3698 days ago (February 11th, 2007)
Sweetness
Hi Helena, thank you for your jubilant response to my music... this is a very special romantic piece of music for me, and I'm very happy to know it touches you too. Hehehe, well you are about my age, in human years, not dragon years. :-) I will keep the bongos in, but I may work on the guitar part a little before I call this "complete". But yes, the Russian Jazz trumpet player "Vladmir" did a beautiful job reading my music and playing it! This was a lovely surprise for my wife when she heard the real trumpet.
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macfreddy said 3666 days ago (March 15th, 2007)
sweet!
Very different and nice... for me it sounds like something out of a movie. Not sure that's what you had in mind, but anyway... very good production!
Just heard RoxyLee's birthday song! happy birthday - but too late haha.

Keep it up!
Fred
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macfreddy said 3666 days ago (March 15th, 2007)
By the way...
where did you find those software instruments... Both trumpet and violin sounds really good
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drakonis said 3665 days ago (March 15th, 2007)
never too late for birthday wishes
Thanks! I'm glad you found this one of mine... It is very movie-like I guess, except that the images are in my mind :-) I don't know if you read the description of the song... it is very long, but I mention that the trumpet is played LIVE by a Russian jazz trumpeter, I sent him my music and he played from the score. The violin is from the Garriton Personal Orchestra pack, and Bubowski spent some time adding little touches to the notes to make them sound very real too. Thank you for listening to this and commenting!
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michael2 said 3661 days ago (March 20th, 2007)
wow
that is beautiful. it's very touching melody, and the mood is perfect. the sounds you used are very effective at conveying that mood. as far as production goes, I am not all that technical; meaning I only generally notice production when it is in the way (I am more of a song guy). This sounds great, and is unobtrusive; meaning it is "just right."


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drakonis said 3661 days ago (March 20th, 2007)
moooood
Thank you for listening and commenting... good to know I convey the romantic mood. Know any violin players? :-) I look forward to more of your works as well!
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michael2 said 3660 days ago (March 21st, 2007)
violin players?
a couple, but they are always on the road. i've never been able to get them to come record. what did you use for the violin on this track? it sure sounds good in the context of this song.
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mbehar said 3620 days ago (April 29th, 2007)
love it
this is a beautiful piece!
I love the subdued passion
regards
MB
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drakonis said 3620 days ago (April 30th, 2007)
hard to subdue passion
Wow, thank you for listening and giving me such a generous compliment! I'm happy to know you enjoyed it, and appreciate you stopping by... I shall return the favor this morning and listen to some of your solo work.
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Drakonis

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Enrique Gil said 3612 days ago (May 8th, 2007)
nice!
my 15 year old son plays the violin quite well but I don't have a microphone or the equipment to connect it to my computer yet....it is something I'd love to experiment when my wife lets me buy it. This piece is very beautiful Drak...The circular melody and rythm are captivating, and the synth violin is amazing, although at the ends it becomes a little to harsh in my humble opinion. The trumpet is beautifully played and sounds like the mariachis are outside my home! Thank you for sharing.
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drakonis said 3612 days ago (May 8th, 2007)
recordings
Hi again, I appreciate you stopping by again and enjoying this piece... this is my romantic favorite so far, and my wife loves it too. Partway through, I change key (upward), and that moves the violin into a higher register... I think the samples of the violin at this frequency aren't very good, I agree it is a little piercing and harsh. A good violinist could mellow it out and make it sweeter. But I'm not sure what I can do to the synth violin sound to soften it... I'll just have to wait for the real thing :-) Thanks again for commenting, your words mean a great deal to me, and are very encouraging.
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denizoflaz said 3589 days ago (May 31st, 2007)
expressive
This rondo form waltz is a very nice and expressive piece. I wanna write a music with you.
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drakonis said 3589 days ago (May 31st, 2007)
Waltz in
Thank you for listening and enjoying my piece. This was a lot of work, but I learned many things while writing this. Including a gentle modulation, which was tricky. I would be happy to do a shared music piece with you sometime, that sounds fun! I do not get much time to write music, so be patient with me :-)
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gail60 said 3540 days ago (July 18th, 2007)
Aren't you tired???
You must be exhausted from being so darn good. You are so so so very talented... it makes me nuts! You are amazing and no, I have not had any vodka. I was excited to hear this piece. I couldn't dance the first time I heard it, but I can dance now!!! :) You and your wife are blessed to have each other. Long live Romance! Mucho caliente musica!
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drakonis said 3540 days ago (July 19th, 2007)
dance 'till you can'ts
There's a fire... you know the one, you have it too... the fire that makes us dance all night, writing music, playing music... exhausting us with the desire to capture the spark and share it. It is part of the creative romance. I guess you could call it an enjoyable and satisfying exhaustion. Luckily I still have a lot of energy left, being just a middle-aged dragon... I just wish I'd learned more about writing music long ago, so I have a lot of catching up to do. But having you enjoy the music, that makes it all worth while... thank you so much for joining Macjams, listening, and sharing your music with us too! Welcome to a great place!
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Roxylee said 3506 days ago (August 22nd, 2007)
Always a favorite
So my iTunes is on random and this come on. It was the real trumpet version. i wondered how many versions were on your page. I ran over here and realized I didn't have v 4, with the new violins. so I downloaded it. This songs needs to be in a Clint Eastwood movie or some film shot in Mexico. i love this and never tire of listening to it.
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drakonis said 3506 days ago (August 22nd, 2007)
have another scoop
I'm flattered to have you enjoy this enough to track its progress and scoop up the latest version, thank you! Hmmmm, maybe I listened to too much Ennio Morrocone music off those Spaghetti Westerns when I was a kid... not the movies, just the music (I have had "The Good Bad and Ugly" soundtrack for decades). And thank *you* for writing and posting music which *I* have in my iTunes playlist too!
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said 3471 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
Luck

I'm very happy I read your post in the composition thread and had the chance to hear this piece :-)
It's a very good composition . It's original and well built .
I enjoyed the listen a lot and will listen to more of your music .
drakonis said 3471 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
great to have you stop in!
I really appreciate you listening, and I'm glad to have found your music too. I'm not too familiar with the jazz genre, but one thing I like about Macjams is it introduces me to new styles, and stretches my knowledge and "comfort zone". My wife helped me write this... she was the inspiration, and she often critiqued and asked me to fix things here and there. Thank you for listening to my efforts, and taking time to comment... I will comment on more of yours soon too.
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Heightened said 3464 days ago (October 3rd, 2007)
Amazing
Great rythm and trumpet. So nicely put together.

Heightened

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drakonis said 3464 days ago (October 3rd, 2007)
thank you
From San Diego to Moscow to Kyoto, hope it radiates some sunshine your way!
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sschedra said 3312 days ago (March 3rd, 2008)
There's so much treasure!
Drak, This is terrific! The horn playing is amazing. This is really well composed and executed. I really have to spend some more time digging through your treasure.

Thanks,
Stephen


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drakonis said 3311 days ago (March 3rd, 2008)
You romantic, you!
Ha Stephen... this was definitely inspired by my wife, who also critiqued, helped, and even prodded me into the uncomfortably new area of throwing in a key-change! On this one too, I need to go back and re-write the guitar part to be more interesting, its really basic and needs a little flair here and there.

Thank you for listening to my back-catalog... don't go too far back, it's really dark and unskilled back there!

ttfn,
Drakonis
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lupiroz said 3308 days ago (March 7th, 2008)
That trumpet and violin
work really well together, cool Mexican atmosphear!!!
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drakonis said 3308 days ago (March 7th, 2008)
Melting instruments
They do dance well together don't they? Glad you enjoyed the interplay... I learned a LOT while writing this piece.
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Char said 3202 days ago (June 21st, 2008)
This is one of the finest compositions
I've heard, on here. The trumpet reminds me of some of the pieces a friend of mine presented me with, a long time ago. I caught that you might have Birdman play his excellent guitar for you. Do that! Really loved it. And your storyline is what I'd expect from a true romantic. Very happy I had a chance to hear this. Thank you, Eduard, so very much.
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drakonis said 3202 days ago (June 21st, 2008)
from one romantic to another...
Thank you for listening to this, and soaking up the descriptive story... yes, this is a romantic dance for my wife... and yes I need to go back and re-write the simple guitar part to be more interesting, and have Birdman Wayne (Yeman) record a performance, that would make my day! Stay tuned... so many fun things to do!
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macoco said 3134 days ago (August 27th, 2008)
If I was a painter...
... this music would be a perfect canvas for my canvas. But I'm just a musician.
This is a great mixture!

Bravo Drakonis!

macoco.
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drakonis said 3134 days ago (August 27th, 2008)
painting with notes
Thank you for listening and leaving a comment! I am glad you enjoyed the music, and didn't laugh too much at my simplistic bass-line. I do hope that you and I can collaborate on something soon, I look forward to that!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Enrique Gil said 3104 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
Hello Drak
Have you gone Spanish on me?
The accompaniment nicely complements the foreground pace of the trumpet while it argues with the violin.
Only the dancers are missing!
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drakonis said 3104 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
argue serious?
I'm a nut for music from all over the world. I'm not sure where this came from in me (since my heritage is French/German/Swedish), but it's good to know that you like the accompaniment and main instruments together. I still want to re-do the guitar and give it a little more variation, but it is pretty close. And yes, this music should have a sticky label on it... "Instant Waltz, just add dancers". Thank you Enrique, for stopping by to listen. I can't wait for your next one!
ttfn,
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blindsidedpoets said 2930 days ago (March 20th, 2009)
Beautiful
Very well done! I love the feel.
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drakonis said 2930 days ago (March 20th, 2009)
Romantic feel...
Glad you enjoyed it, thank you for listening and stopping by in chat and here. I still want to re-do the guitar bits to give a little more variety, we'll see what comes of this in time.
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johnnyblues said 2739 days ago (September 27th, 2009)
wow
Magnificent composition - excellent trumpet by Vladimir. Great production.
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drakonis said 2739 days ago (September 27th, 2009)
So glad you stopped by
Thank you for listening and enjoying this... it has been a labor of romantic love :-) Vladimir was just incredible, read my score and returned a gorgeous recording for me within a few days! What a wonderful journey Macjams has been for me. I hope you have lots of fun here too! I've certainly been enjoying your music.
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MarkHolbrook said 2716 days ago (October 20th, 2009)
Yes!
I love the feel of this... I love how the trumpet works with the strings! Very very nicely done Drak! A definite fav!
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ste said 2542 days ago (April 11th, 2010)
impressive
work. real talent. jealous

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alackbass said 2542 days ago (April 11th, 2010)
Trumpet and Violin Duet
Great atmosphere. I can see old Mexico. This is fantastico!
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magnatone said 2542 days ago (April 11th, 2010)
Merger
this is REALLY good work eduard - you've been good at this for a long time!!
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strangedream said 2426 days ago (August 6th, 2010)
Wow!
This is great! You WROTE this? I'm very impressed. This is good stuff. No wonder you are so wise...and articulate as well. I am in awe, dearest.
drakonis said 2425 days ago (August 7th, 2010)
little bit by little bit, I wrote all of it
I'm just painfully slow at figuring all these notes and things out, and have to take a long rest, since I don't have a staff to help. :-) Thank you for listening to bunches of my stuff... I am equally impressed by your musical talents!
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