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1920s pastiche in the style of the Bix Beiderbecke/Frankie Trumbauer small bands. The tune is my original composition. All done with software instruments, no loops were used.
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Uploaded: Sep 08, 2006 - 04:49:16 AM
Last Updated: Sep 08, 2006 - 04:49:16 AM Last Played: Jul 24, 2016 - 12:48:48 AM
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Hardware:
iMac G4, Evolution MK149 keyboard, Yamaha Clavinova (as keyboard only)
Software:
GarageBand.
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TobinMueller said 3970 days ago (September 8th, 2006)
Delightful
Delightful old-style Dixieland composition. I especially like the passing
nod to Popeye the Sailor. Next step, you should try and get real players to
breathe life into it. It is worthy of it. Very enjoyable.
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drakonis said 3970 days ago (September 8th, 2006)
Great stuff
This is wonderful! You composed this yourself... very nicely done! Did
you write this out in a separate composition program (so you can print
the scores for real players, as Tobin suggests?) Or did you just play each
part on the keyboard? The humanized timing "sloppiness" sounds like
you played it real-time, which is a GOOD thing with this... it does not
have that mechanical music-box-MIDI feel that comes from exact note-
timings from a score... this feels like a real outdoor band. Nice spread of
instruments. Is this Jampack 4 in Garageband, or the MK149?
Instruments aren't too shabby. Welcome to Macjams, BTW!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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rfwilmut said 3969 days ago (September 9th, 2006)
Thanks for your compliments.
Thanks for your kind comments. I composed the actual tune more or
less by accident something like 30 years ago. I never actually wrote it
down (good memory!), and this arrangement wasn't written out -
semi-improvised, though I did prepare some of the harmony and
decide in general what I wanted to do. This is GarageBand 2: the
trumpet is a QuickTime instrument, the clarinet, sax and trombone are
SoundFonts, the rest are GB (the 'bass sax' is the tenor sax). The
keyboard is MIDI only, it doesn't make any sounds.
There was a fair amount of cheating going on: most of the parts were
played at 120 bpm and speeded up to 168 (though I found it easier to
play the trumpet at 168). The piano solo was done using a 88-key
keyboard on a Clavinova, though I used the GB software piano. It was
played at 100bpm and the left and right hands were done separately.
There was also a fair amount of editing of individual notes on some of
the parts (my hands are stiffer than they used to be). The modulation
to E flat at the end was played in C and done in GarageBand.
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rfwilmut said 3969 days ago (September 9th, 2006)
Thanks for your compliments.
Thanks for your kind comments. I composed the actual tune more or
less by accident something like 30 years ago. I never actually wrote it
down (good memory!), and this arrangement wasn't written out -
semi-improvised, though I did prepare some of the harmony and
decide in general what I wanted to do. This is GarageBand 2: the
trumpet is a QuickTime instrument, the clarinet, sax and trombone are
SoundFonts, the rest are GB (the 'bass sax' is the tenor sax). The
keyboard is MIDI only, it doesn't make any sounds.
There was a fair amount of cheating going on: most of the parts were
played at 120 bpm and speeded up to 168 (though I found it easier to
play the trumpet at 168). The piano solo was done using a 88-key
keyboard on a Clavinova, though I used the GB software piano. It was
played at 100bpm and the left and right hands were done separately.
There was also a fair amount of editing of individual notes on some of
the parts (my hands are stiffer than they used to be). The modulation
to E flat at the end was played in C and done in GarageBand.
Check out my latest song called A Windows User's Lament
rfwilmut said 3969 days ago (September 9th, 2006)
(Sorry about the double post)
Didn't mean to post twice! - Safari gives you no feedback when you post,
so it looks as if nothing has happened. But it had.
Check out my latest song called A Windows User's Lament
thetiler said 3931 days ago (October 17th, 2006)
fun
like the old time ragtime feel. Almost a "When I am 64 Beatles sound in a
way with a ooh poop a dupe -Betty boop. Kind a reminds me of a early
Walt Disney Micky Mouse shakin his rear end as he's catering food for a
ship restaurant. Gad, were did I come up with that:)

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