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Best Friends (for Magnatone and Waverly)


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drakonis

 Genre: New Age

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Imagine your best friend... you think about them a lot. They cause you to be introspective when you're apart, and excited when you get together again. This piece of music tries to capture a bit of that.

Magnatone has a dear long-time best friend, her dog Waverly (pictured above). Unfortunately Waverly has been quite sick lately, so Kassia and I thought we would cheer them both up and write and dedicate a little piece of music to Waverly's sweet character. I sent Kassia some chord ideas, and little arpeggios that led nowhere, really. She listened, and came up with (and performed) a piano solo that just blew me away (and probably had nothing to do with what I sent her, luckily!) She sent me the solo performance as a MIDI file. I then took it, added a little lead-in and ending, and added little wafts of orchestration around it for color (strings, french horn, cello). We present this present, presently, to our friend Magnatone, for her friend Waverly, and send healing waves along.

We hope you friends enjoy it too. Here's to best friends!
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Uploaded: Oct 16, 2008 - 09:45:48 PM
Last Updated: Oct 16, 2008 - 09:45:48 PM Last Played: Jun 20, 2017 - 06:34:06 PM
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Hardware:
Drak: Mac Pro.
Kassia: GEM PS1600 keyboard
Software:
Drak: Harmony Assistant, GarageBand 4.
Kassia: GarageBand, Logic Express
Comments
Char said 3266 days ago (October 16th, 2008)
Oh, yes...
How very thoughtful. That is a handsome gent in the picture. Very emotive, both of you. May all the good thoughts that went into this rise into the air and send a gentle breeze Magnatone's way, just as if it were a kiss from her friends. Thanks for sharing.


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drakonis said 3265 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
Char support
He's apparently quite happy and playful too. Thank you for helping send good thoughts her way... and for listening to this little offering.
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kassia said 3266 days ago (October 16th, 2008)
my two cents
Just want it to be known that this was the dragon's idea and he did all the hard work. It was wonderful to work with drakonis on such a special project. Definitely our thoughts are with our friend magnatone. Hope you all enjoy this.
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drakonis said 3265 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
it WAS my idea
and it WAS your piano work here that really made this so gorgeous... thank you so much Shay for co-conspiring with me. It did take a lot of time to stitch notes around your piano work in a way that would add to it (and I had to sneak the french horn in for you). But this was a definite labor of love, and I'm glad Karen loves the result. I definitely will be standing in line to do another collab with you soon!
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Roxylee said 3266 days ago (October 16th, 2008)
emotional and so pretty
What lovely playing, Kassia, and Drak, the orchestration is just right to produce the feelings of introspection and majestic tribute to a dear friend.
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drakonis said 3265 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
yay!
That is what we were after, and conveying emotion is tricky and elusive for me (Kassia helped a LOT in that department!) Roxylee, you are very good at writing, singing, and conveying emotion, so I deeply respect your thoughts and enjoyment of this. When is YOUR next one coming out? :-)
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thetiler said 3266 days ago (October 16th, 2008)
Thats so
kind of you drak to do this for Magna ! I know that a dog can sure be special.

Good luck Magna, hope everything turns out fine. I couldn't think of a better macjammer to do something special for!
Thanks for sharing this!
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drakonis said 3265 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
crossing our fingers
Magnatone is a joy to have around MJ that is true, and at the risk of rhyming, so are you! I sometimes wonder what I'm doing here, how I snuck into this party of great musicians. Luckily nobody has thrown me out yet :-)

The picture of Waverly with biker goggles ('doggles') was also part of the inspiration for this, what a character!
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davisamerica said 3266 days ago (October 16th, 2008)
oh ....
Waverly ... this is absolutely a beauty. now you got me all ferklempth ... absolutely beautiful !
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drakonis said 3265 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
Verklempt?
Well, it couldn't happen to a nicer soul. Thank you for enjoying this, and wagging your tail and sending happy thoughts to Waverly and Karen.
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paul f. page said 3266 days ago (October 16th, 2008)
What a...
...beautiful tribute...What a beautiful gift. Music always seems to say the right things, and your collaborated composition is gentle and serene. Beautiful.
Peace to all.
Paul
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drakonis said 3265 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
Wow Paul
Thank you for the kind words on the music. I wanted to do something nice for them, and as you know, Shay's piano compositions are just so touching... as this one is. Suggesting chords and adding the orchestration was very enjoyable as a gift for Karen and Waverly. Thank you so much for stopping by, and letting us know it set the mood appropriately.
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Feter said 3266 days ago (October 16th, 2008)
Best Friends
I m impressed for one thing ..how can two poeple
colab on classical stuffs ??? you are so amazing !!
the orchestra under the piano just so genious ..
the piano is a heartfelt ..deep deep ./..this is a
beautiful gem ..thnx alot for sharin it !!!!!
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drakonis said 3265 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
You do this well too, Feter!
Your classical compositions are gorgeous too, Feter.

It turned out to be fairly easy to collaborate on this, but that's probably because Kassia's so easy to work with, such a helpful friend.

I think it was easier to start with the piano part, and add the cello and strings, and then french horn under this. The counter-melody just came together. The really cool crescendo in the middle wasn't there at first, and Shay suggested that there should be one. I completely agreed, and spent a lot of time crafting that little build-up.

Anyway, I learned a lot from doing this, it was great. And so glad to offer a musical token of friendship to dear Karen.


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magnatone said 3266 days ago (October 17th, 2008)
Best Friends
OMG!!!! This is unbelievable! I'm completely floored - what an incredible gift from you two! Thank you so much for this huge hug - it means more to me than I can begin to express. I'm happy to say that at THIS moment, Waverly is doing very well, and is just as much of a stud as he was in that biker boy picture. I played this song for him, and it caused him to jump off my lap and bring me a ball to throw him.....I'm pretty sure that means he loves it.....or maybe he loves the ball. Anyway, I LOVE IT! Thank you, my sweet friends!
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drakonis said 3265 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
Glad Waverly has more time
You are sooo worth it, Karen! Thank you for gracing us with your superb music, and your wonderful presence. Toss the ball for me too... oops, sorry about that, I'll pay for it! :-)
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Jarvoid said 3266 days ago (October 17th, 2008)
Spot on
Drak and Miss Kassia,spot on.Simple and effective and punches the right buttons...sorta wished I could do something like this for Tishy,the pot plant tabby who sadly went night night last month,yeah you got me good with this.

Right that's enough of that...wonderful piece,thanks.

Chris Jarvis
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drakonis said 3265 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
our dear loved ones
I've lost many cats (and not in the careless way.) It is crushing. I am sorry to hear about Tishy, but it also means that you care so much about these important "people" in your life. Thank you for listening and commenting, so glad the music was touching. You're a great guy, Chris.
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DWL said 3266 days ago (October 17th, 2008)
A wonderful thought
and a wonderful piece.

Contemplative and subtle.

And all the best to Waverly.

Cheers

Dick


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drakonis said 3265 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
DWL
Thank you for sending your wishes on to Waverly... I'm sure he's wagging to hear all the commotion about him. Perhaps it is best he does not know what cancer is.
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ktb said 3266 days ago (October 17th, 2008)
lovely
so generous in spirit. Simple beauty in its melody and progression. hope Waverly feels better soon
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drakonis said 3265 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
He's better for now
Karen's bought some time for him. He's a very tough and energetic dog, it seems. Thank you for listening and enjoying the music... I certainly have been enjoying yours!
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guitapick said 3266 days ago (October 17th, 2008)
Much as I...
...very much can appreciate the talents of Kassia and yourself, Eduard (I admire your modest); I have to say that, with a piece like this, it's really about the sum of the parts. The two of you have come together to create a wonderful work of art.

Kudos...and I'll say a prayer for Waverly...
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drakonis said 3265 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
synergy
indeed, this was great to work together on, and I could not have done it without her... and having a high bar and great friend like Karen to inspire me helped! :-)
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EEFliess said 3266 days ago (October 17th, 2008)
oh my...
a heart-ripping piece

it is beautiful...*feeling a lump in my throat*
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drakonis said 3265 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
Aww...
You're just a big softy! Wait... so am I... pass the kleenex! One of the things I love about this place is being able to do nice things for friends here. Thank you for stopping in and adding to the heartfelt support, Eddie.
ttfn,
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said 3266 days ago (October 17th, 2008)
Wow!
Absolutely fabulous! What a wonderful track & nice way to cheer up a friend!
drakonis said 3265 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
Mike!
Great to see you... Thank you for listening and enjoying!
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kristyjo said 3266 days ago (October 17th, 2008)
Such a thoughtful gesture
And such a lovely, calm piece has come out of it. It would be a fine piece of music without the background, but knowing the love and care that went into it makes it even more special. Thank you for sharing it with all of us.
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drakonis said 3265 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
Thank you Kristine
It was somewhat cathartic to put together... took a month, and was worth every moment... especially since I got to work with Kassia on it, and offer it to Magnatone. So many wonderful people here... thank you for being one of them Kristine!
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elektronix said 3266 days ago (October 17th, 2008)
Wonderful
The piano tune is really great, and the orchestration just underscores it perfectly

Great collab! Very nice!

Greetings!

Bernd
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kassia said 3264 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
Bernd
Thanks for the sweet comments! Eduard did a great job on the orchestration for this piece...adding lots of fullness yet leaving space for the emotion of the piece to really come through. Thanks for stopping by!
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dajama said 3266 days ago (October 17th, 2008)
Lovely stuff
Very cool. This is a beautiful piece of music - lovely piano playing, and the orchestration is spot on, nice touches that augment, and enhance the piano without overshadowing it. A great gesture of friendship, beautifully realized. Nicely done. Kudos to you both. Karen, glad to hear Waverley is feeling better. Peace.
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kassia said 3264 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
dajama
You leave such wonderful, thoughtful comments. Always a pleasure to have you stop by for a listen. This was a very special project for Eduard and I...and I'm glad you enjoyed it so much. Thank you.
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Char said 3266 days ago (October 17th, 2008)
I will send this to
my daughter-in-law who lost her dearest doggie friend Momi a couple weeks ago. She thought her new twin babies would get to play with her dog, but the poor thing had a seizure and died. I think she will appreciate the love and the tenderness you both instilled in these notes.
So perfect a piece. That's good news about the little guy. Thanks again. :)
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kassia said 3264 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
wow!
2 comments from Char! Sorry to hear about your daughter in law's dog - hopefully this will give some comfort. Really appreciate your support and encouragement...thanks for being such a great part of this community, Char.
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composerclark said 3266 days ago (October 17th, 2008)
Deep
Very calming, soothing, and pretty. And it has emotional depth; the playing is obviously heartfelt, and I feel moved by it.
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kassia said 3264 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
emotion
It's always such a wonderful gift when the music we create moves others. There was a lot of emotion put into this piece, both from myself and from Eduard...and it's great that we were able to convey that to some of you. Thank you for listening and leaving such a wonderful comment.
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Henke said 3265 days ago (October 17th, 2008)
It's all been said above
But OK, I'll say it again: Such beautiful and heart-felt pianoplaying and such great orchestration to _nderscore it. And what a lovely gift to Karen and Waverly. Great colab. Instant fav and dl, of course! Thanks for sharing with us all.

/Henke
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kassia said 3264 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
Henke
Thanks Henke! Always appreciate you stopping by and leaving great comments! Isn't it wonderful that we can create gifts like these for the people we care about? Music can be so magical.
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LunaTrick said 3265 days ago (October 17th, 2008)
Nice touch!
Dogs are good mates - so I hope all goes well.

Lovely music. Let me know when you need a real cello!
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kassia said 3264 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
luna
aw dude, I ALWAYS need a real cello...i could be knocking on your door constantly. Eduard did a good job on this one, but next time we'll ask you to help! Thanks for stopping by...good to see you around again!
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Alannah said 3265 days ago (October 17th, 2008)
What a lovely ....
.. heartfelt and moving piece of music ... and as a listener it fit my mood perfectly of late ..... I have plenty of reasons to feel melancholy .... but still find it interesting how one can listen to a piece of music and find it both melancholy yet uplifting at the same time .... a testament to its composers I suppose .... glad to hear that "poochie" is feeling better. Karen is truly a deserving person to have a tribute created for her.
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kassia said 3264 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
alannah
Sorry to hear you are feeling down...glad you found something that moved you in the music. Eduard did a fabulous job taking my more somber piano tune and adding some uplifting orchestral parts. Really added some new emotion to the piece. And yes, karen is very deserving of all the love and support this community is giving. It's wonderful to see and be a part of.
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MarkHolbrook said 3265 days ago (October 17th, 2008)
Beautiful...
Wonderful in every way. To Waverly and Karen! All the best!

Drak and Kassia... couldn't think of two more talented and wonderful people!

Thank you.
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kassia said 3264 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
mark
I can think of a very wonderful and talented person named MARK! Thanks as always for your great words. I know that Eduard and Karen and I all really appreciate you for the great guy that you are...thanks for being such a wonderfully supportive and encouraging friend to us all, mark.
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lengold said 3265 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
This is just
beautiful.
Cheers
Len


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drakonis said 3263 days ago (October 20th, 2008)
Hi Len
Thank you so much for listening and commenting. It was easy to write something like this for the beautiful Karen, and with the beautiful Shay.
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VicDiesel said 3265 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
Luvverly
That piano of course carries it, but I like the orchestral touches. You build them up and put them together very well.
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drakonis said 3263 days ago (October 20th, 2008)
Truly Scrumptious?
It was hard at times for me to think of what I could possibly add to that piano line, Shay's awesome. Thank you for your careful and discerning ear... so glad you enjoyed what we did. I look forward to more recorderings (sic) from you soon.
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Morning Light said 3264 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
How beautiful!
What kindness and grace you have in this collab. My bests to Magnatone and Waverly.... may he be healed fast.....this is just absolutely georgeous and loving. Very cool :)
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drakonis said 3263 days ago (October 20th, 2008)
Speaking of kindness and grace
Good to see you Linda! Thank you for participating in the healing thoughts for Waverly... I'm always glad to see you stop by, thank you for listening and offering your thoughts.
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said 3264 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
Always...
Yup. Always a pleasure Eduard.

Very pretty, or rather joyful/sorrowful (if that makes sense to you).

I also hope Waverly gets feeling better soon. Hang in there Karen!

Be well friend!
drakonis said 3263 days ago (October 20th, 2008)
makes sense
joy/sorrow is exactly the thin line we were trying to straddle here, so if you heard it, then we are happy and sad! Or something like that. Thank you for taking time to listen, and send your thoughts on to Karen and Waverly.
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Gato said 3264 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
Beautiful
Ok this is lovely, heartfelt and heartwarming.Looking at that picture I really want to hug that dog! I do so hope is is feeling better soon.I know my animal children mean the world to me( as I have a cat in my lap as we type).Great work to the both of you.Loved the keyboard and the orchestration was superb.Faved for sure
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drakonis said 3263 days ago (October 20th, 2008)
lap-friends
When my cat passed away at 19 several years ago, I was a mess for days. Still makes my heart ache. I wanted to do something special for Karen, and Shay was so kind to help. I'm a huge fan of your sweeping orchestral works, and am very happy that you listened and enjoyed the sparse orchestration... I'm always surprised at how long it takes to write so few notes. :-)
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said 3263 days ago (October 19th, 2008)
captured
Great composition and beautiful piano part accompaniment. I think it captures the emotion very well.

. - Harold
drakonis said 3263 days ago (October 20th, 2008)
Harold
such a fun supporter you are. Thank you for listening and cheering up Karen... even throwing that virtual ball for Waverly. So glad you enjoyed this and offered your thoughts.
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gail60 said 3263 days ago (October 19th, 2008)
very pretty
I really enjoyed this and appreciate the feelings that you sent with it. Our animals are our family and we love them too. Here is hoping this song and the love and care that it was made with, help Waverly live a better, longer life. :) Great job Eduard and Shay. Just wonderful. Such nice people at Macjams.....
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drakonis said 3263 days ago (October 20th, 2008)
such nice people?
Look who's talking! Dear Gail, your one of the many huge hearts here.. thank you for making this such a great place. I love your piano work and singing as well, and am glad you are here! Thank you for listening to our contribution to the Make-Karen-Smile club :-)
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CraizeeMusic said 3263 days ago (October 20th, 2008)
very beautiful!
very good! I love it! Very moving and deep. That is an amazing composition. Thanks for sharing!
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drakonis said 3263 days ago (October 20th, 2008)
Hey Mr. M!
Glad you dropped in to listen, thank you! I just heard one of your recent (and moody) piano pieces too... excellent work! Music is a good way to convey mood and messages. Shay's piano work here really does that!
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TomFairnie said 3261 days ago (October 21st, 2008)
just lovely!
What a gorgeous piece this is, very evocative and meaningful. Some beautiful piano sounds and melodic rises and falls, well done!
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drakonis said 3261 days ago (October 21st, 2008)
Master of melody
That's a compliment from you, thank you for listening (and feeling inspired to play along with your guitar, that was nice to know you were doing!) I shall have to kidnap you and your guitar sometime to replace my cheesy guitar scores with something more real, if you are interested! Thank you again for stopping in to listen and comment, I appreciate it greatly!
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michael2 said 3261 days ago (October 21st, 2008)
excellent
you know that waiting for a new Drakonis is a bit like waiting for a Zeppelin reunion. you know it's gonna happen, you can't wait and when you least expect it....
this is a great tribute and a super nice gesture on your part. beyond that it sounds amazing. you always have a way with melody and arrangement. been busy and just got around to this one, glad i didn't miss it.
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drakonis said 3261 days ago (October 21st, 2008)
woohoo Michael!
Always great to hear from you too! I have this feeling that every time I add another note to one of my pieces, you have written a whole new cool piece and posted it! So hard to move the mouse around with these big claws. :-) But I'm happy to know you wait for me to "Plant" all the notes on the "Page".

Kassia really carries this with her piano work, I just added a little oomph here and there, and prodded her with the idea to send a musical note to a friend... Macjams is an incredibly special place. Not sure how I snuck in here, but I ain't leaving now! (Dragons are like that.) :-) I must make a little time and see how many dozens of great pieces you've written while I worked on this! Off to check! And someday I must ventur(a) up to LA and say hi!

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Drakonis
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Confounded said 3260 days ago (October 22nd, 2008)
Peaceful
It's a very nice and peaceful piece of music, and I think it surely did it best for the reason which made you and Kassia to create it.
The feelings that I catch from the music is Peace, Simplicity and Hope :)

Thank you for sharing.
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drakonis said 3260 days ago (October 22nd, 2008)
Peace and hope...
well, those are two good things to convey with music, not just for dogs and friends... I'm glad to hear these feelings came through for you. I always appreciate you taking time to listen to my music, thank you!
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Einarus said 3259 days ago (October 23rd, 2008)
Lovely
I'm a dog owner myself and I can relate to the situation, so I hope everything turns out OK - I really do.

The song is as beautiful as its intension.
The piano sounds great and the delicate orchestration supports it very well. I couldn't help but think of "Marley & Me" - a sweet book by John Grogan - and I think this music matches a part of that book perfectly.

Heartfelt and sweet.

-Einar S.
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drakonis said 3259 days ago (October 23rd, 2008)
Good to see you as always
Thank you for listening and helping carry the good wishes forward, Einar. Very glad you enjoyed the music... I'm off to hear your new one now!
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Bob Overman said 3249 days ago (November 2nd, 2008)
Nice
I had to put on the headphones and close my eyes for this. I felt like I was walking on the clouds. Very nice.
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drakonis said 3249 days ago (November 3rd, 2008)
danger of dynamics
I didn't compress this, so you're right, it probably is best with headphones... now that I think of it, I almost never use compression... if I ever make an album, I'd probably have to call it "Music for a quiet room" :-)

Thank you for listening, commenting and floating away on the cirrus. Kassia's piano work here is breathtaking.

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Rik_Berryere said 3235 days ago (November 17th, 2008)
Oh my
...this suddenly filled me with thoughts of little Susu, a sweet cat who immediately adopted me when I left Canada to move to a different country, a different town, a different life. She immediately made me welcome as only a gentle, curious and gentle cat can. I can't believe how deeply this music is touching me... often Susu would come upstairs when I was working on some writing, or music, and ask "what'cha going?"

I had to say goodbye to her a couple of years ago, and held her so the last moment of her life was full of love and warmth. I cried like a child.

Here's to best friends.
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drakonis said 3235 days ago (November 17th, 2008)
welcome to the club
How strangely similar... my "best friend" of 19 years was my black family lap-cat "Sushi", whom I also held at the end, and wept for days. My two children grew up with him, so it was heart wrenching for them to lose him as well. I'm am very pleased to know our music has touched you and reminded you of those bonds. So Rik, here's to Susu.
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ChristopherCihon said 3234 days ago (November 17th, 2008)
Truely Nice!
What first stuck out was that the horn has a really nice warm tone to it. Overall, the piece has a "calming" quality to it that speaks volumes. I believe you captured the vibe you were looking for.

Great job! Thanks for sharing.
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drakonis said 3234 days ago (November 17th, 2008)
mellow
Ah, the tone of the french horn seduces you too... I love that sound (so does Kassia, she plays french horn, but not in this piece :-) Excellent feedback Chris, thanks for letting us know we got the right "feel."
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Doadars Uncle said 3220 days ago (December 2nd, 2008)
Warm
and a bit sorrowful. Yet, when I think about dear friends, it can become a mix of emotions.

Wonderful...
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drakonis said 3219 days ago (December 2nd, 2008)
they come, they go
the friends, and the emotions... that's what we tried to evoke here. Glad you got multiple feelings from it. Good friendships, when you get really close to someone, definitely stirs warmth and sorrow and all sorts of other feelings... I think it is called "being alive" :-) I like it! Doug, thanks for the comment, and being a friend!
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Macaudion said 3218 days ago (December 3rd, 2008)
Waverly... So cute
Aww man... You're supposed to make me laugh and now you, along with Kassia, you have both just made me cloud up! Such a heart warming story! I hope that Mags pooch is doing well. I hope that Magnatone is doing well regardless...

Such a beautiful piece. I'm gonna have to pick on you some other time, Drak, and you know I will...

Thank you both for sharing this. Really touching. Gentle, soft, warmth and beauty all come to mind while listening, but not "stud pooch"... LOL...

Macca
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drakonis said 3218 days ago (December 3rd, 2008)
Whew!
Glad I dodged THAT bullet... you can be one severe dude... oh wait, that's somebody else I'm thinking of, never mind. You're just an old softy, like me!

Kassia's piano work melts me, and I just added little flourishes here and there, this was a gift to Magnatone, and I'm glad you stopped by to listen. Sounds like it had its intended effect, too.

Please please feel free to critique the HECK out of anything of mine, you know I love to find out what I can improve! I'm always glad to see you back around, D.
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richardhowardjones said 3217 days ago (December 5th, 2008)
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Simply beautiful from both of you, Eduard and Kassia and a lovely gift for both Karen and cool canine compadre Waverly.
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drakonis said 3217 days ago (December 5th, 2008)
cool canine campadre...
always astute and amazingly alliterative!

Thanks for listening halfway around the world and enjoying our little creation here, Richard! Hope you'll be enjoying a "subarashii" holiday over there. We're crossing our fingers here for Waverly to hang in there!

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bud said 3192 days ago (December 29th, 2008)
Boy am I late
well better than never. Excellent collab Kas and Drak - and a really generous thing to do. Beautiful playing an arrangement/production. Glad I stopped by.
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drakonis said 3191 days ago (December 30th, 2008)
Never late
Just fashionable... after all, 'tis the season to be busy, boy do I know that! But, I'm elated you stopped in and listened and commented. You are a wonderful hard-working pillar of Macjammerosity! Kassia's piano playing is always emotionally gripping, it seemed a perfect gift for Waverly and Karen.
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Bob Rodgers said 3180 days ago (January 10th, 2009)
I'm
sorry to be so late here and I missed this Eduard.
This is beautiful and such a lovely piece of music, Karen's piano sounds lovely and mixed with your orchestration this song sounds superb!

Very much enjoyed and I hope Waverly is well now.

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Bob Rodgers said 3180 days ago (January 10th, 2009)
oops!
Karen just informed me that it was Kassia who played the piano on this lovely song!
Sorry maybe I've had too much wine!!

Bob
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drakonis said 3180 days ago (January 10th, 2009)
More wine!
Hi Bob, welcome to the Karen-appreciation society! ;-) Waverly seems to be doing much better for now, according to Karen, so Kassia and I are hoping this music therapy helped a bit. Thank you for listening... it's hard to go wrong with Kassia providing the main piano backbone here... my embellishments were minor (well, sometimes a minor seventh) but constructed out of friendship.
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SISTERS said 3177 days ago (January 14th, 2009)
simply beautiful
this is gorgeous. that moment kassia's piano breaks through the sweet wall of strings/cello/horn is gonna stay stuck in my brain for a long time. the arrangement is stellar, and the mood is magnificently mellow.
lovely creation, folks!
anne
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drakonis said 3177 days ago (January 14th, 2009)
So glad you liked it
seems to be "friends" in the air... loved your re-entry piece too. Kassia's piano work is great, and I didn't want to add to much to it... good to hear you enjoyed the balance. Welcome back!
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thenettles said 2932 days ago (September 15th, 2009)
nice melody
this has the makings of a great song, i love the piano part especially. its a shame the strings werent real or this would sound amazing. i think it needs something around the 2 minute mark to boost the track, i can imagine a slow quiet drum beat starting to kick in and it turning into a rock ballad maybe. i dont know but good work my friend, i like it!
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drakonis said 2932 days ago (September 15th, 2009)
Cool
Thank you for swinging by to listen. Since this was supposed to be calming and soothing for Karen's sick dog, we kept it sort of relaxed, but now that Waverly's feeling better, maybe we SHOULD step it up and kick into a strong ballad now! Good idea. Yes, the strings are still a little synthetic sounding, I am still learning how to do this stuff. Thank you for your thoughts, I appreciate it and keep learning things here!
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davisamerica said 2828 days ago (December 29th, 2009)
thought this might
be a good pick this morning ...again...it was.
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drakonis said 2736 days ago (March 31st, 2010)
pick-me-up
give me a smile, send me on my way... Cheers Jack! Macjams is just filled with great people, present company included.
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SomeMadGirl said 2736 days ago (March 31st, 2010)
...
What a sweet and loving thing to do! Beautiful!
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drakonis said 2736 days ago (March 31st, 2010)
For the want of a smile
on the face of a friend... we do so many things for each other. Thank you Erin for stopping in and appreciating the message. Waverly is in remission, and so far seems much better... such are the healing qualities of Shay's piano playing :-)
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guygrooves said 2499 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Sometimes when you're just
bouncing around here letting chance take care of where you're headed you stumble onto these gems. Eduard this is beautiful. You and Shay work very well together.
Peace
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drakonis said 2498 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
This just flowed together...
but I guess that happens when you work with friends, for friends :-) Shay and Karen both are remarkable people. I am glad that the random electrons whisked you over to find this, and that you liked it.
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damiengh said 2433 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
Hoping
Thinking of Karen and Waverly, hope he's ok.
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Social_Ice said 2426 days ago (February 4th, 2011)
dedication....
a very lovely and thoughtful piece and dedication....and hopes that Waverly will find rest and peace...poor little thing. This is a wonderful arrangement Drac and Kassia...in joy'd tremendously!! ~barbara
Songwriterz said 1896 days ago (July 18th, 2012)
This kind
This kind of music brings tears to my eyes - love it! Thanks, love Heidi
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drakonis said 1895 days ago (July 18th, 2012)
Friends
Well, it helps to have friends that bring tears to my eyes too :-) I am glad to know this stirs such emotion in you... I offer my greatest thanks for you coming by and listening and loving it.
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