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Tar Groove in 15


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phyllomania

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The tar is a North African frame drum. This song features 2 tracks of tar playing a groove in 15 (or 7 1/2, depending on how you count it), 3 tracks of a second tar part, 2 tracks of Middle Eastern-style tambourine, a shaker track on the pulse, finger cymbals on the 1 each time it comes around, and two vocal tracks. It is a rough mix. I am still learning how to mix. Recording the drums was easy with the Blue Snowball, once I figured out which setting to use. The second tar part actually includes a track each of the three possible mic settings on the Snowball, if that makes any sense. There are no effects on the drums. Vocals were recorded using the Female Basic setting on GB. This kind of music is one of my guilty pleasures. I hope it takes you to a place beyond words, and I hope it inspires you in some way.
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Plays: 98
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Uploaded: Aug 10, 2011 - 06:39:33 PM
Last Updated: Aug 10, 2011 - 07:43:27 PM Last Played: Mar 10, 2017 - 02:12:22 PM
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Hardware:
Glen Velez Remo signature 20" tar, Remo 12" tar, Layne Redmond Remo signature riqq, Macbook Pro, Blue Snowball microphone
Software:
Garageband
Comments
Ed Hannifin said 2053 days ago (August 10th, 2011)
Firsties!
Well, okay, I haven't listened yet, but I will, very shortly......
Char said 2053 days ago (August 10th, 2011)
I like it.
You must have been channeling some musician from King Solomon's court. Thanks.
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magnatone said 2053 days ago (August 10th, 2011)
Tar Groove
holy smokes - this is very very cool phyllis! really interesting stuff in your description about what you're doing. sounds like you're getting the hang of mixing and doing very cool experimentation in the process. great stuff!
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phyllomania said 2053 days ago (August 10th, 2011)
Beginner's Luck
...hopefully not too closely followed by Neophyte's Remorse. Anyhow, LOVE your piano work. Now THAT's music! Glad you liked the tune; maybe there'll be more....
Check out my latest song called Tar Groove in 15
Ed Hannifin said 2053 days ago (August 10th, 2011)
Yay! Phyllis returns!
This is a real headphone show off track. Really great, full recording of the drums and other percussion instruments. Well distributed in space, nice air, and great big resonance on the tar.... AND it's a whole different sound from what I've heard from you before, so it has that extra layer of minty fresh coolness to it...
phyllomania said 2053 days ago (August 10th, 2011)
minty fresh coolness
...is what I am always going for, matter of fact. Glad you liked it, parkner, it's a new thing for me.
Check out my latest song called Tar Groove in 15
composerclark said 2053 days ago (August 10th, 2011)
Beautiful and ...
Meditative. Quite lovely! I was counting away furiously, trying to hear the 15 beat cycle, and I think I eventually got it, although for me it seemed possibly easier to feel it as 7 plus a hiccup (half-beat). Lovely singing, just perfect! This is very cool, and thanks for posting!
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phyllomania said 2052 days ago (August 11th, 2011)
7 plus a hiccough
I'm going to remember that for my frame drum students! Glad you enjoyed the piece.
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gator4040 said 2053 days ago (August 10th, 2011)
tar groove
having a nutty cycle here at work and this piece was very relaxing. it took me to another plane of being . nice!
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phyllomania said 2052 days ago (August 11th, 2011)
Oh goody!
Another plane of being is what it's all about! Thanks for listening.
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Les_Kloo said 2053 days ago (August 11th, 2011)
Tar groove
Guilty pleasure? Guilt is an inappropriate response to this style of music, and this piece in particular. It soars above the clouds. I never could have counted it without the finger cymbal on the one. Ha. Thanks for the meter guide. Very much enjoyed.
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phyllomania said 2052 days ago (August 11th, 2011)
Guilt
is relative, I guess. It's from my musical roots, which were snooty, and very western! Thanks for the encouragement. I haven't yet checked out your music, but I will listen soon's I can.
Check out my latest song called Tar Groove in 15
gadzooks said 2052 days ago (August 11th, 2011)
Tar Groove in 15
And what a treat it was listening to this. Love the vocals around my head and very well done drum work. Thank you!
SG
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phyllomania said 2052 days ago (August 11th, 2011)
Vocals
were fun to do, considering the nasty head cold I have right now! Glad you enjoyed the tune!
Check out my latest song called Tar Groove in 15
Macaudion said 2052 days ago (August 11th, 2011)
oh my...
i have to thank my buddy ed for sending me here first! but then, i have to bow to you, Phyllis...for being responsible for the chills up my entire being! i was gonna say that this was sooo heartfelt, but this one is thoroughly, "soulfelt"! (that's my new word for the day)

thank you! thank you! thank you! i'm thinking that you have everything that you need to have fig'd out, fig'd out.

deceptively, simple and quite beautiful! BRAVO!

dion
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VicDiesel said 2052 days ago (August 11th, 2011)
15? why not.....
As soon as you kick (so to speak) the drum set and use something more subtle, more organic rhythms immediately suggest itself. That tar sounds great, and the rhythm has a very nice flow. No rhythmic hiccups at all.

I like the vocals too. Great piece. Well done. Bravo.
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phyllomania said 2047 days ago (August 16th, 2011)
Thank you
for listening. I appreciate the comments. Will visit and listen to your music next time I'm online.

Glad you enjoyed it!-
Phyllis
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papag said 2047 days ago (August 16th, 2011)
Tar baby!
Got stuck on this one. And loved it!

Wish I could download :(
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shavingronaldscar said 2047 days ago (August 16th, 2011)
Wicked!
I feel this groove more as a 4/4 - 7/8 switch, with that shaker running steady on it the whole way. Extremely cool stuff, I've found a new favourite artist!
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Soundhound said 1997 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
This is really good......
Being an old drummer from the age of 10 now I'm 60, don't play much
any more I do one track and my hands hurt for a week after, os now I
just play guitar.....

But this has flavour and style, the groove is pretty much on the money
and I like the tasteful touch of chimes and nice airy vocals.....

Very well done.....
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Name: Phyllis Capanna
Location: Waterville ME United States
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phyllomania, which means, leaves growing in unusual numbers or places, is a singer and songwriter, formerly of the Cambridge (MA) scene. She wrote her first song, Crazy Kid, at age 11, on the piano. She has played piano ever since and has recently... [see more]

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