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This is something I've been playing around with since August, and I'm out of ideas where to take it next. If anyone has any ideas, send me a note and we'll see if we can make an honest song out of it. So far it's made up entirely of loops, but I'd like to change that later in production.

Right now it's pretty short, only about 2 minutes and it is a little quirky, but I kind of like where it's at and I'm betting someone out there will be inspired to give me a hand on it.

Enjoy what I have so far, if nothing else because it's so weird.

Ed

p.s. I just changed the genre to "Open Collaborating" in hopes of finding a collaborator on this. Listen, and think about it, this could be interesting

Ed
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Just a little Something
By: Ed Wemmerus
Copyright 08--02-2009 Edward C. Wemmerus Sr.
All Rights Reserved
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Uploaded: Nov 01, 2009 - 08:11:05 PM
Last Updated: May 23, 2010 - 12:54:55 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 08:39:21 AM
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Feter said 2945 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
Just a little Something
Ahh honky tonk with progressive jazzy chords !
nice groovy writing sir here ...loved it ...
thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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sloparts said 2944 days ago (November 2nd, 2009)
Thanks Feter
Now I need you to finish the song my friend, I'm lost as to where to go next.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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PaulaMunk said 2945 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
Kind of jazzy.
Kind of bluesy. Kind of Ragtime. I like quirky.
Can see Bojangles doing a sand tap dance to this. Thanks.
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sloparts said 2944 days ago (November 2nd, 2009)
Well then,
write some lyrics Paula, and sing your little heart out. This could be the next big thing in music with you and the other ChickMunks doing it. I'm game if your are.

Ed
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Moviz said 2944 days ago (November 2nd, 2009)
Honky-Tonk
How about calling it Honky-Tonk goes West Ed? Interesting marrying of sounds with the heavy guitar and piano, but nice to hear, cheers M
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sloparts said 2944 days ago (November 2nd, 2009)
I could not believe
how well the Piano parts fit together with that kind of Funky rhythm. There's got to be something we can do with this, the question is what.

It'll come to me in the fulness of time. (if I could live long enough)

p.s.. I think "If I Could Live Long Enough" a song by Tobin Mueller, and as I recall well worth a listen.

E
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Ed Hannifin said 2944 days ago (November 2nd, 2009)
I was staring at that piano...
...when the first power chord kicked in.... I was going to complain about truth in advertising.... lucky for me I kept listening...

Somewhere between Pete Townshend and Bill Payne, somehow...

I'm trying to imagine a sort of lyrical direction....

Ed
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sloparts said 2943 days ago (November 3rd, 2009)
This was more or less a happy accident.
I had the Bass and drums down and was looking for a piano part for a completely different song, when I stumbled onto this Honky-Tonk Piano. I pulled one loop into a track and listened to it. I couldn't believe the way it just seemed to fit the rhythm backtracks I had. One thing led to another and here tis, a project to work on.

Thanks for listening Ed, if you get any ideas on it, let me know.

Be well,

Ed
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Bob6stringer said 2944 days ago (November 2nd, 2009)
So crisp...
So crisp it snaps when you bite it, like good fresh produce. Hard to believe what can be done with them loops, eh? The piano has me drooling for some Little Feat. Some slide might work with this--some kind of "crisp-worthy" clean, up-front recording a la Lowell George. Anyway, nice li'l construction ya got here.
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sloparts said 2943 days ago (November 3rd, 2009)
You want that,
With or without salad dressing, Sir.

Remember B, loops are just pre-played music parts that you can assemble as needed. It's like telling your favorite studio musician to play all of his various little licks he uses and then picking out the ones you're going to use as he or she plays them. And depending on how good a recording was used on the loop, the quality can be outstanding.

Time to go make some more music now, thanks for listening Bro,

Ed
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davisamerica said 2943 days ago (November 3rd, 2009)
ed ....
good grief i would love to hear this expanded on ...honky tonk done right.
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sloparts said 2943 days ago (November 3rd, 2009)
I'm trying to develop some ideas for it,
but I thought maybe someone out here on MJ could help out on the "score". (pun intended)

Got any ideas Jack ?

Ed
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MarkHolbrook said 2943 days ago (November 3rd, 2009)
Whoa...
If I had the time I'd make this into a monster tune... well as much of a monster as I can make one... This great Ed!!!
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sloparts said 2943 days ago (November 3rd, 2009)
Ya know Mark, there is no rush
So I'll just piddle around with it till you get ready yo work on it.

Be well and be cool. Oh yeah, that for listening and the kind words my friend,

Ed
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TERRAPLANE said 2943 days ago (November 3rd, 2009)
Honky tonk
Me ,, sweet Ed,, Is that you ticklen that Dat ivory ?? I DLed,, thanks sounds like a chromatic harp might work on this tune ,,, enjoyed thanks for sharing,T
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sloparts said 2943 days ago (November 3rd, 2009)
Got for it Terry
That's why I put it out here, so people could mess with it and see where it take em.

On the Ivories, I'm afraid it's not me,. This whole thing is made up of loops. I was starting work on a different song, and this was just something I stumbled into in that process,. Thought it had possibilities so I posted it.

Thanks for the listen Terry. Let me know if you want the original tracks or need to know what loops I used.

See Terry

Ed
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dave_b said 2943 days ago (November 3rd, 2009)
Just a little Something
Hard to believe it's all loops. Making all of that fit together in such a seamless way is most impressive. Sounds great, reminiscent of Little Feat.
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sloparts said 2943 days ago (November 3rd, 2009)
On this one
no one is more surprised about that than i am Dave. I laid the piano on top of the Bass and Drums and it just fit. So I added the Guitars and posted it as an open collab to see where it goes.

Thanks for listening and the kind words Dave.

Be well

Ed
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johnnyblues said 2942 days ago (November 4th, 2009)
Smoothe
Baby - this rolls like a train. I can hear a jazz-blues kind of lead guitar here. Love the piano. FrankAxtell I bet could smoke this into a burnin' FLAME!
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johnnyblues said 2942 days ago (November 4th, 2009)
Dat Ol Piano
Great Piano picture!
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sloparts said 2939 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
I'm thinking his will end up really good
But I'm gonna sit on it for a while and let my Muse work out the details.

If frank comes for a listen and decides he wants to go somewhere with it, by all means. I'd love to see where he'd take it.

In the mean time, thanks for coming over for a listen Johnny. Glad you enjoyed my unfinished tune.

Be well and be cool my friend.

Ed
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sloparts said 2939 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
Found that picture
out on the internet someplace, but not too sure where. Great old piano, been beaten down and probably sounds better than ever.

Ed
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Rasapriya said 2940 days ago (November 6th, 2009)
upbeat
Wow! Mighty fine playin there. Like the piano playing. Thank you for sharing!
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sloparts said 2939 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
It's just a for fun collab
and it's been fun so far.

Thanks for listening Rick, Glad you enjoyed it and sent along the kind words on it.

Be well my friend,

Ed
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richard13 said 2940 days ago (November 6th, 2009)
Really, really sweet, Ed
and I vote that you develop it further and make it a little longer ;-)
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sloparts said 2939 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
That's why I posted it Richard,
I need someone to do the heavy lifting and take it where it needs to go.

I'll come back to it someday after it's stale in my mind, and rediscover where it really wanted to go. That's when I'll finish it. The Muse always knows best.

thanks for listening Richard. I appreciate that and the kind comments on it.

Be well,

Ed
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Boundless said 2940 days ago (November 6th, 2009)
Yep
nice honky tonk feel here.

Well arranged and done.

Merci !
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sloparts said 2939 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
Yes, but does it give you any ideas
as to where to go next. If so Bernard, let me know and I'll send you the tracks.

Thanks for listening and the kind words my friend, it is appreciated.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
mikkinylund said 2939 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
This is the Groovy
I'd like to do the vocals, Janis style of course. Make the song longer, it deserve it.
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sloparts said 2939 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
Good idea, Mikki
I'll do a" Big Brother and the Holding Company" style take on it to finish it out. Seriously that does give me some food for thought, thanks for that Mikki.

Thanks for listening, when I get it ready for prime time I'll let you know.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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ShadowofNine said 2938 days ago (November 8th, 2009)
Luv
The piano Ed, and the way it rolls along like a fine jazz club dance tune...neato...
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sloparts said 2938 days ago (November 8th, 2009)
That's kind 0f how I felt too David
but now I need to figure out how to finish it.

Glad you stopped to listen. If you get any ideas where to go with it let me know.

Be well my friend.

Ed
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VicDiesel said 2938 days ago (November 8th, 2009)
Let's go honky-tonkin'
That's some great piano playing, but after a while the listener gets the impression that all the modulations are more or less the section, just in different keys. You need something else to bring unity to the composition.

I know! Randy Newman needs to sing some droll lyrics over this!

Yoohoo, Randy, over here!
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sloparts said 2938 days ago (November 8th, 2009)
Hello Vic
Well. that's the reason I posted it a an open collab, so someone like Randy could waltz on up and turn this thing into and honest song. No takers yet, but I remain hopeful.

thanks for the listen Vic, be well and be cool

Ed
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Char said 2937 days ago (November 9th, 2009)
Such
an engaging piece. I kind of picture you playing the old upright in a saloon, somewhere, with a dance hall girl draped over your arm. Thanks.
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sloparts said 2936 days ago (November 10th, 2009)
Just a little bit of fun
from beyond the computer screen.

Glad you enjoyed it Char. Thanks for listening and the kind words.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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DWL said 2936 days ago (November 10th, 2009)
Nice one Ed
I'd love tp help but I'm too busy at the moment.

Well put together though.

Cheers

Dick
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sloparts said 2936 days ago (November 10th, 2009)
Good to hear you're busy,
but are you making any money doing it? ;-) Thanks for checking it out Dick.

Keep after it Mate, I understand they're looking for someone to score the next Monty Python movie.

Be well and be cool

Ed
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woofer3 said 2936 days ago (November 10th, 2009)
this makes me realise
why I chose the piano...I don't think you need to do anything to this whatsoever. I hear little bits of Floyd Cramer and Ramsey Lewis amongst other things. Great track.
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sloparts said 2936 days ago (November 10th, 2009)
It's too short, and it leaves me wanting more.
Funny, that's what Jeannie said about it too. Not sure what she meant by that, and I couldn't get her to elaborate, so I'll just have to take her at her word. - (confused look comes over his face)

Glad you listened to it John, and enjoyed it. Thanks for that and the kind words.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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scaustrita said 2931 days ago (November 15th, 2009)
Rock Tune?
This is nice, Funky-Tonk! It caught me by surprise, I thought a rock tune was about to start, then BAM! the piano start.
The mix is well balanced, and blends the diverse styles seamlessly.

:: Very Original ::
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sloparts said 2931 days ago (November 15th, 2009)
Thanks Steve
Ya know, this was a happy accident. I started out in one direction, and then accidentally threw the Piano loop over the Rock parts I'd already started and wham, there it was. It was a totally unexpected sound, that just seemed to work. So I posted it to see if anyone wanted to play around with it. No takers yet, but that;s okay, I like it as is.

Thanks for listening Steve

Ed
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paul f. page said 2930 days ago (November 16th, 2009)
This is...
absolutely engaging, Ed. I love every aspect of it, especially the wonderful piano (of course!). This is all loops? You have a really great feel for how these would all glue together. There's got to be a big old melody coming out of this somehow. Don't know what it would be, but I hope someone will pick this up and go with it it. I wonder if there's a way to transpose loops, too. That would be quite cool as the number played out. Just a thought. Anyway, I think you're on to something cool here and hope you will pursue finishing it.
Peace.
Paul
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sloparts said 2924 days ago (November 22nd, 2009)
Hi Paul
I was surprised when this came together like it did. Putting these two types of music together was sheer accident that caught me off guard. I loved the way the two fit together, now I just need to figure out what to do with it.

Thanks for listening Paul

Be well

Ed
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Skean said 2924 days ago (November 22nd, 2009)
Oh yeah!
Nice groove, I can hear your so cool voice going along with this one.

Stay cool my friend, cheers.
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sloparts said 2924 days ago (November 22nd, 2009)
Kenta my friend
if you write the lyrics, I'll try to sing them.

Thanks for listening and the great comment.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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jdholliday said 2834 days ago (February 20th, 2010)
give it a shot
I think I might be able to come up with something for this, I've stumbled onto this song idea a few times now and it;s infectious.
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sloparts said 2834 days ago (February 21st, 2010)
Het there JD
If you want to play around with this one, by all means go for it. Thanks for stopping to listen, I look forward to seeing where you take it.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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I've been playing guitar since 1962. Over the years since then, I've also learned to play Bass, Drums, and Keyboards, as well as playing the Guitar. I live in western Arkansas now, and I am retired. I'm just kickin' back with my new found freedom, ... [see more]

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