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What would "duelling banjos" sound like if it was written in Turkey?

This song is mostly an exercise in (really) strange time signatures: it's mostly in 17, with an occasional 19.

And it was fun to do.
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Uploaded: Apr 24, 2006 - 01:27:54 PM
Last Updated: Apr 25, 2006 - 06:44:54 AM Last Played: Apr 07, 2017 - 06:28:21 PM
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Hardware:
The percussion part was played on my favourite doumbek.
Software:
The solo instruments (Oud, Sarod, Canun) are from PlugSound. Trilogy bass dirtified with Cyanide. Omnisynth Kalimba.
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thoddi said 4226 days ago (April 24th, 2006)
fun
I can visualize a couple of guys from Turkey with a big mustache duelling here. I have no reference to on how these instruments sound live, but these midi ones sounds good.

Did you play the perc. on a real instrument?
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VicDiesel said 4226 days ago (April 24th, 2006)
fun
Thanks.

The percussion was played on a real doumbek, but I used a bitslicer to quantize
it, and to be able to change the tempo. Initially I played it faster. You can
probably hear from the intro that the basic rhythm has at least half a dozen
different strokes in it.

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Macaudion said 4226 days ago (April 24th, 2006)
Dat was good
Wow! Impressive stuff goin here - I LOVE handrums of all types * I
collect them* This is very cool - Did this take alot of time to put
togethr; I'm really courious - I really like this, but I have a feeling that
you knew that I would - Thanks for being so persistent in getting my
attention, Vic (?) - I appreciate what you've done here - You gotta do
more of this stuff - Thanks for sharing - Dion
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VicDiesel said 4226 days ago (April 24th, 2006)
Dat was good
I like handdrums too. I own a couple of doumbeks, some framedrums, and a riq.
If I'd taken more time I would have added riq part.

It's only a recent development that I've added live instruments to my music. All
of my old tracks (as TennesseeVic) were completely software.

Glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for commenting.

Victor.
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charliechen said 4226 days ago (April 24th, 2006)
Well done
I wish the download button were available. I'd play this over and over. Little else to say here. Me like!

Cheers.
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said 4226 days ago (April 24th, 2006)
Excellent
I enjoyed this a great deal - and I felt the piece flowed quite nicely and I
enjoyed the playful melody and arrangement.
I'd like to hear Shakti/Jonas Hellborg/Trilok Gurtu give this a shot.
said 4226 days ago (April 24th, 2006)
Dueling is such...
sweet Sarod! This is really cool Vic. Excellent job on the ethnic drums.
Have you ever heard Boiled-In-Lead's Robin Anders? He's a master. I love
this sort of thing. This one made my evening.

be well!
composerclark said 4226 days ago (April 25th, 2006)
Lots of fun
I really enjoyed this! You mention that is is an exercise, but to me it is
worthy of further exploration. I like the false ending, and the
progressively longer and faster licks that are being traded. But I think you
could do more with it, if you felt so inclined.

Thanks for posting this!
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Ed Hannifin said 4226 days ago (April 25th, 2006)
Turkish delight!
(He checks to make sure nobody used that one yet...)

Really neat, not-yer-usual sort of instrumental. It doesn't feel like an
experiment. If feels like music. It's got rhythm and flow and it's engaging,
easy to stay with...

Gotta come back for a download.

Ed
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Komrade K said 4223 days ago (April 27th, 2006)
Short but very sweet!
EJH nicked the Turkish Delight line so I'll just say this is very Moorish.
Sounds like you had a great time with this - I quite fancy learning to play
oud but the sad fact is it would probably never ever sound as good as the
software instrument you have here.

KK
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jiguma said 4220 days ago (May 1st, 2006)
Excellent!
Excellent little exercise in odd timing and synth Vic. Not as middle
eastern as I expected (the instruments were very artificial sounding - in
a good way - to me) but excellent playing and quite clever imagination
going on. Overall I really liked this, and am impressed that the
drumming was live. Loved the ending and the production was first
class - you sure get some percussion out of the software on the
melody instruments.
Neil
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burtonger said 4204 days ago (May 16th, 2006)
Cool
Nice all around but seems a little stiff ?
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burtonger said 4204 days ago (May 16th, 2006)
Cool
Nice all around but seems a little stiff ?
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DJ WERD said 4163 days ago (June 26th, 2006)
not repedative, nice
this also sounds as though it could be in a movie.
i love all the small melodies, its not like it just continues on and on, it has
segments on melodie afer melodie.
keeps me interested.
good work.
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Hectorious said 4159 days ago (June 30th, 2006)
Medevil groove
I love all the different solo's you do in this song.
This a very cool & well thought out composition.
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Sarutobi said 4133 days ago (July 27th, 2006)
nice
cool Would b cool to here it done with real sarods
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MattGranz said 4058 days ago (October 9th, 2006)
Awesome!
This takes me away to a far off place. Great playing throughout! I really
enjoyed this.
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MJG said 3959 days ago (January 16th, 2007)
This is unique and full of zest!
Very cool synths Vic, and the live drumming is outstanding, really enjoyed the flow and groove to this song-MJG
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Three Cat Clem said 3940 days ago (February 4th, 2007)
Infectous...
Has a groove that is infectous. Very cool. Like it.
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In past lives, VicDiesel was a country fiddler, a shawm player at the Burgundy court, bellows pumper for JS Bach, Geoff Emerick's factotum, and a beggar playing drums in the streets of Calcutta for alms. Unusually, the memories of all that co... [see more]

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