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Beat Two


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peacepiano

 Genre: Jazz Fusion

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I began with the "relaxed groove" drum loop from GB. All the rest is playing or penciling by me. I meant to have a bass solo at some point in the song, but whenever I try it sound like a low register piano solo. Let me know what you think.
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Uploaded: May 24, 2009 - 12:10:54 PM
Last Updated: May 24, 2009 - 12:10:54 PM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 10:48:00 PM
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Hardware:
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Comments
sloparts said 3105 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
Sounds good to me Bill
I recognized the bass line and it does sound a little like a piano line instead of bass. But that said, you did a great job on the rest of this piece. Now there's a bass line coming in about 2:20 which sounds really good.

I like the variations and the instrument mix on this Bill and the cymbal work in it.

Nice piece my friend

Ed
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peacepiano said 3105 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
Ed
Thanks for stopping by. Always helpful to see what you have to say :)



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egobandit said 3105 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
finger movin
Some nice leading and change ups. The ba sound good to me it could e higher in the mix but i dig it! Thanks!
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peacepiano said 3105 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
egobandit
I hear what you are saying about the bass. My wife thought it was a bit heavy, but I may have turned it down too much.
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paul f. page said 3105 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
The beat...
...is great, Bill, and I like the heavy bass, too, probably because I'm slowly losing my hearing and I need that drive to keep me on track. The counterpoint of bells, piano, etc. are very nice and give the piece some forward movement...I am glad you dropped the loop out about 2 minutes in and left it up to solo piano...then a nice bass romp to start it all up again...I'd love to see this shift keys by about 4 half steps right after the bass solo...You could keep all the rest, but in the new key you'd immediately have a bunch of new energy...This is a groovy number (did I just say that?)...longer fade...fade...fade...fade...and you'll be THERE. Cool. Pop a flute line over the bass (or) piano as a further development. Wow. There's so much that this piece offers. It's nice to hear something so open-ended. The possibilities for invention are virtually endless. Nice.
Peace.
Paul
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peacepiano said 3105 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
Paul
Thanks for the excellent comments. I was originally thinking of posting the basic "beat" to open collabs. Many of your suggestions are within my capability, so there may be another version in a couple weeks.
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Feter said 3105 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
Beat Two
the drums and the electric piano a definitely a spot on ..a signature
for your music ..very nice chords sequence ..groovey indeed ..thnx alot
for sharin ....!!!
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peacepiano said 3105 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
Feter
Glad you caught the electric piano, it is a favorite instrument of mine. Take Care.
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Moviz said 3105 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
I enjoyed
this Bill, the bass sounds fine to me especially where Ed said about 2-20 and the driving type beat sounds great along with the Electric piano.... has kind of a city-scape feel to it...... certainly good pencilling,cheers M
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peacepiano said 3105 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
Moviz
Thanks. "City-Scape" interesting image.
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Vic Holman said 3105 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
beat it
dang, this is really a good piece you came up with.

you did a great job with penciling in the bass. excellent piano work as well
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peacepiano said 3104 days ago (May 25th, 2009)
Vic
Good to hear from you. Glad you enjoyed the tune.
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ktb said 3105 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
nice
Bill, especially likin that overdrive wurltzer sound. Perfect for the lead with just the right scorch of distortion. I thought the bass riffage was pretty cool. Some tasty voicings towards the end as well
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peacepiano said 3104 days ago (May 25th, 2009)
ktb
Thanks for the word on the voicings at the end, I did consciously try to open up the chords a little to get a brighter sound.
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davisamerica said 3105 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
you have
gotten some great feed back so far so how about a really big "KUDOS" ! Cool stuff.
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peacepiano said 3104 days ago (May 25th, 2009)
davisamerica
Good to hear from you. Have a great Memorial Day.
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MarkHolbrook said 3104 days ago (May 25th, 2009)
Wow
Me likey a lot! This gets the foot tapping for sure! I love the chords on the piano working against the electric piano lead. Very nice.

I like the bass work in the middle... To me it very clear it was a bass. Not sure if you used a loop or that was you but whatever it was cool.

Nice build ups and let downs in this tune. Very nicely done Bill!
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peacepiano said 3104 days ago (May 25th, 2009)
Mark
Bass is something I played. I loop it though out the piece, but I guess it only stands out when it is by itself. I had wanted to extend the bass solo with some freer soloing, but that is what never came out well. Thanks for noticing the ups and downs, without those this was only 16 bars.
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Calchas said 3104 days ago (May 25th, 2009)
Step back Dave Brubeck!
This is really good Bill.

Fabulous rhythm section. Awesome tone on that piano!

Niiiiice jammin' tuneage bro! Enjoyed VERY much!

Be well friend!
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peacepiano said 3104 days ago (May 25th, 2009)
Mike
Dave Brubeck!! You'll give me a big head with comparisons like that. Glad you liked the tune. Take care!
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lengold said 3103 days ago (May 26th, 2009)
Really like the
feel to this Bill - lovely groove and great playing.
Cheers
Len

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peacepiano said 3103 days ago (May 26th, 2009)
Len
Good to hear from you. Always like to play :)
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Bob Rodgers said 3103 days ago (May 26th, 2009)
A
superb tune Bill, it has a great groove and I love the electric piano sound on top of them wonderful piano chords.
The bass sounds great and I like the refrain and the way the song builds again, a nice touch.
The drums sound great too, very much enjoyed!

Bob

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peacepiano said 3103 days ago (May 26th, 2009)
Bob
Thanks for the comments!
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SmokeyVW said 3103 days ago (May 26th, 2009)
dynamite groove
this has a great groove

the break around 2:00 works really well

i really like the big piano chords - nice

thanks
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peacepiano said 3103 days ago (May 26th, 2009)
Smokey
Good to hear from you. The big chords are something new for me, always learning....
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bud said 3102 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
Nice work Bill
had me singin and swayin. Cool mix and choice of voices.
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peacepiano said 3101 days ago (May 28th, 2009)
Bud
Always happy to get you singin and swayin!
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segiperkasa said 3100 days ago (May 29th, 2009)
cool..
that was one cool song...
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peacepiano said 3100 days ago (May 29th, 2009)
Segiperkasa
Thanks for giving this a listen.
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Doug Somers said 3099 days ago (May 30th, 2009)
Nice relaxed kind of groove happening
Love those chords and how you put them against the solo. Drums and bass work really well for me here. A kind of live combo feel. Amazing penciling work Bill - not an easy task. I agree with Paul that if you wanted to develop this further then you could do something further into the tune in a new key and see what else in terms of creativity that brings for you.

Like this one!
Be well,
Doug
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peacepiano said 3099 days ago (May 30th, 2009)
Doug
Thanks for the comments. I am toying around with some of Paul's suggestions. I didn't think it was polished yet and the comments are giving me ideas for a different version.
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paddler said 3099 days ago (May 30th, 2009)
Very cool tune
Lovely chords and improvisation.Enjoyed it alot.Thanks Bill
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peacepiano said 3099 days ago (May 30th, 2009)
Paddler
Good to hear from you. Glad you enjoyed the tune. My wife and I are enjoying "Sky Shoes", great stuff!
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Boundless said 3038 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
Great mood
Love that bass groove - I can understand how inviting it was to build upon it.
It could a solo too. . .

Well done - thanks !
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peacepiano said 3037 days ago (July 31st, 2009)
Boundless
Thanks for picking up on the bass groove. Really fun to play a long with.
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composerclark said 1656 days ago (May 12th, 2013)
Groovy, baby.
Has a really infectious basic groove happening, and some nice soloing on top! Nice job!
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peacepiano said 1655 days ago (May 13th, 2013)
Composer Clark
Thanks for dusting this one off. I had not listened to it in a while.
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