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Boon Tune


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kassia

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This is a tiny little silly slip of a thing. As many of you know, I've been learning my way around Logic Express and Miroslav Philharmonk. I've also been sick in bed with a sinus thingy for the past few days and was starting to get a bit stir crazy by this morning.

Kate and I have been watching a BBC documentary series called "Wild China" and there was a great little episode about the Snub Nosed Monkeys (pictured above) which are Kate's *favorite* primates. She has also recently decided she likes the bassoon. So......long story to say - I was feeling a little better this morning, got a burst of energy and started goofing around on my keyboard and playing in Logic and this is what came of it. lol....just a bit o'fun. Enjoy.

Oh - and "Boon" is the abbreviated name I inadvertently typed when naming my bassoon tracks so it stuck.
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Uploaded: Apr 13, 2010 - 10:36:00 PM
Last Updated: Apr 14, 2010 - 12:47:10 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 03:45:22 AM
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magnatone said 2569 days ago (April 13th, 2010)
Boon Tune
welcome back to the land of the living (more or less). i'm sure you looked long and hard for the photo :). ok SERIOUSLY, great experimentation in the quest to get the upper hand with miro/logic. i love the miro bassoon, and i think "boon" is what they should be called as a matter of course. terrific tune - what's next??
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drakonis said 2569 days ago (April 13th, 2010)
Whimsy stick
That is what these bassoons should be called. Sigh... this is just wonderful, Shay. The choice of having (3?) bassoons counter-pointing at each other and giggling is just infectious. This is on the verge of something I would expect Peter Schickele to have written, but ever-so-slightly more serious.

Kate's picked a cute primate... look almost like marmosets... we probably won't see any when we visit China in October to see my step-son, who looks NOTHING like that picture (he has glasses.)

Anyway, sorry about your sinus thingy, if you say "bassoon", I'll say gezundheit.

ttfn,
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kassia said 2568 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
oops sorry
Yes! I forgot to mention this is a bassoon TRIO. I used the Miroslav bassoon, on the detache setting for a little emphasis and separation. Then I played around with some EQ, Reverb, and Compression in Logic until I got (imho) a decent sound. So I have three bassoon tracks, each panned slightly differently and each with various notes slightly offset to give it a more human/performed feeling.
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particledots said 2569 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
really cool
love it
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Bubowski said 2569 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
Nice Ditty
Very charming little piece...a miniature. Nice to see that your are feeling better and getting Miro to work for you in a more creative way. Thanks for posting.
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DWL said 2569 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
Splendid piece.
Energy, movement, humour.

It's all there.

Cheers

Dick
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davajonah said 2569 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
It's lovely
and you should orchestrate and make it longer. Bassoons somehow seem appropriate for sinus problems, don't you think?
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alackbass said 2568 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
This is goofing around?
I wish I could just compose a rollicking piece for double reeds while "goofing around." Very well done.
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lengold said 2568 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
Hope you
are feeling better now.
Lovely full of life music.
Cheers
Len

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davisamerica said 2568 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
"goofing around"
... really now? Would have loved a whole lot more of this Shay. Very nice.
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lilmom said 2568 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
Glad you are up and about....
and able to create such a musical portrait. You capture the essence of your description perfectly....I can actually see those little monkeys playing tag with each other as I listen! Adorable!
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CC_Connection said 2568 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
10 Stars!!!
I would not say silly. I would say beautiful and so much fun to listen to. Just like a pretty sunny day. Thank you for sharing this.

XOXO,
CC
Reinholt56 said 2568 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
Hi Shay........
I really enjoyed the piece. It's just what I'd imagine hearing whilst looking at the picture.

Hopefully your sinus problem is well on the way to clearing up and you could do an 'extended mix' of this. Just a thought......

Take care.

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lavalamp said 2568 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
tiny little silly slip of a thing
Well done Shay. Thanks for the tid-bit. Enjoyed

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fambroski said 2568 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
Delightful and...
... as cute and mischievous (probably) as that little monkey. : )
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Bob6stringer said 2568 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
Oh, no, I'm in over my head!
Here you are, another fine musical mind whose work is way over my flat garage-band head. Nicely done.
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Moviz said 2568 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
Nice one Kassia
you must be feeling better to come up with this little piece... jaunty as it it, cheers M
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2568 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
bassoon whimsy
An adorable trio! You can almost picture the bassoons...or the baboons..dancing around the spring saplings. Seriously, I like how you developed this theme, especially around :40 or so--some quick unexpected turns!
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hackneybloke said 2568 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
boon toon
neato bassoono soono fellatio.
well doonio
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magnatone said 2568 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
sigh
nice ....
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Sigmund said 2568 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
Boon Tune
What a cute fuzzy little creature. The pic is nice too. Seriously, did you hear the joke about the 2 fisherman, fishing together in their little rowboat?

Fisherman 1 - Did you catch a bass?
Fisherman 2 - Soon

Ok, ok, sorry bout that. All kidding aside, this is a nice little piece which, more than anything, shows you off for the versatile and talented composer that you are. Glad you are feeling better - sinus thingys really do suck!

Take care,
Sig
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WharmtonRise said 2568 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
Actually
I'm betting that this was the tone of your voice with the sinus infection.....

Lovely piece as always.
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egobandit said 2568 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
Boon boon
Short but sweet it was like a swirling breeze that blew in my window and brightened up my day thanks!
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ShadowofNine said 2567 days ago (April 15th, 2010)
Charming
Could be used in a larger piece, me likes...I suffer sinus problems all the time and hate how it drives you done...hope yours is better soon Shay...
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shavingronaldscar said 2567 days ago (April 15th, 2010)
nice!
teasingly short, and full of character.
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Jarvoid said 2567 days ago (April 15th, 2010)
So...
we have a Wild Chinese sinusitisistic monkey,though they are not just wild but absolutely livid which results in you snubbing your nose and having to retreat to the confines of bed ,whilst undergoing an attack
from a free range Bassoon which calls itself Boon ? How am I doing so far ? Is this about right ?



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MarkHolbrook said 2567 days ago (April 15th, 2010)
LOL
This is cool Shay! Sorry ya been sick but if this is the outcome then I'm sending over a boat load of germs so you have to noodle on the keyboard all day!
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sheilad said 2567 days ago (April 15th, 2010)
you had me
at the picture and you kept me until the end... really enjoyed this Shay and hope you feel better soon!
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davisamerica2 said 2567 days ago (April 15th, 2010)
What a joy!
But an addictive tune must be lonnnnnger! I suppose I could loop this and listen all day. Love all that you do Shay. You're very creative, even when monkeying around. Hope you're feeling better.
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bud said 2566 days ago (April 16th, 2010)
What a sweet piece
really enjoyed it. A few years back I did a couple of songs while recuperating in bed. Actually bring my laptop and instruments all into the bed with me an working there.
Hope you feel better.
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jdholliday said 2566 days ago (April 16th, 2010)
You should
goof around more often!
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michael2 said 2566 days ago (April 17th, 2010)
i
love the snub nosed monkeys. this is really great. you're melody is so happy and sounds like a curious little animal. wish it went on longer. logic is great fun huh?
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billykirsch said 2565 days ago (April 17th, 2010)
Playful
All full of subtleties and variations. I specially like the twist around 0:51.
I also like it's too short; it seems appropriate for a piece about little creatures with short attention span.

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richard13 said 2565 days ago (April 17th, 2010)
!
What can one say but, thanks.
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crissew said 2565 days ago (April 17th, 2010)
The funny thing is
it actually does sound like an ape in the staccato presentation of the bassoon notes. Pretty interesting in that regard. Would like to hear this piece developed a bit more, it has potential I think. The ending is a bit abrupt but from what you described, it was just a little ditty you did off the cuff. I think the song would be well served by some actual ape sounds at the end, that would be pretty cool
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ted23 said 2564 days ago (April 19th, 2010)
Nice
sounds a bit medievalish to me... Very jaunty little tune.
Ed Hannifin said 2563 days ago (April 19th, 2010)
It's a neat little tune....
...I don't really know much ABOUT the bassoon, but the sound of it here is nice, and you've worked with it in an interesting way... I've always enjoyed tunes with intertwining instruments, and this does that....
dave_b said 2562 days ago (April 20th, 2010)
Boon Tune
This feels like a backing track to a nature documentary to me. Nice movement, it is cool how you fill up the space with just the 3 tracks.
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Diviner said 2556 days ago (April 26th, 2010)
Very nice
I like the twiddly bits between the notes, its very effective. The music is certainly playful, I can see that had been inspired by the Snub Nosed Monkeys. Very enjoyable Shay, well done.
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scofugate said 2555 days ago (April 27th, 2010)
Shay!!
sorry I missed this one...time passes so fast anymore. This is putting me in a good mood as I type. Almost a ballet!!
Wait....its over...too short LOL

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paul f. page said 2543 days ago (May 9th, 2010)
Just so much fun.
A little baroque-esque homage to this little guy. I love numbers like this that are employ simple counterpoint and bounce joyously from beginning to end. What a delightful little number. You should think about a "B" section and then a recapitulation. You already have a happy little tune that is just ripe for a little extension. Loved this.
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UnderThePianoMan said 2453 days ago (August 7th, 2010)
: )
Smiling. That's what I am doing as I listen to this. Delightful, whimsical. Love this very much indeed. That monkey is so CUTE too. This reminds me a little of Stravinsky in his later period when he embraced a neo classical. Sounds ancient and new at the same time.
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