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Sinfonia BWV 29



 Genre: Classical

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This is one of my favorites by Bach and I had a lot of fun putting it to strings in GarageBand. I can never decide whether its tone is playful or serious - seriously playful maybe.
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Uploaded: Sep 11, 2005 - 10:11:55 AM
Last Updated: Sep 11, 2005 - 12:48:53 AM Last Played: Jul 31, 2019 - 10:32:05 PM
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alley-oop said 5088 days ago (September 13th, 2005)
Playfully great, seriously
This is incredibly well done. Your playing is fantastic. I very impressed. A wonderful piece. Played so skillfully. Wow! Sometimes a person's touch makes all the difference with midi intruments.You have the TOUCH. Excellent! 10x4
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thetiler said 5087 days ago (September 14th, 2005)
Sorry I didn't get to this sooner
But I adore this! Your like a snowball that keeps gathering
music ideas and creativity as your talents roll down that
musical hill of time. Just so well done, you playing here is
some of the best I've heard at MJ!

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thetiler said 5087 days ago (September 14th, 2005)
Sorry I didn't get to this sooner
Sorry for the mis- spelling.

Again, thanks for the work you put into this.
I have downloaded it and am listening to this WONDERFUL piece again right now!

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Cameron said 5087 days ago (September 14th, 2005)
good programming!
Bach's music is timeless and is therefore extremely
adaptable for many instruments not designated in his
original scores.

You have chosen an excellent piece for strings; it is very
well-suited for these instruments, and you have done an
EXCELLENT job of orchestration here.

I am very curious if you used the string sounds in JamPack
4 or the string sounds which came with GarageBand
version 1? In either case, you have rendered the sounds
with convincing realism most of the time.

Only occasionally, the attacks sound just slightly heavy,
and the articulations of certain notes seem a little long.

But this does not detract from the overall enjoyment of
this performance, and is in fact a minor issue.

I am also curious how you performed this piece -- did you
play this in real time and make adjustments later, or did
you import a MIDI file....or did you enter each note with
the pencil tool?

The reason I ask these questions is connected with the
above observations about attack and articulation. It
sounds like you have taken a great deal of care in
balancing each string voice, and perhaps adjusting the
velocity of each note. Knowing how you produced this
track would help me understand better how you arrived at
this (mostly very convincing) sound.

Thank you for posting this. Very nice job!
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notsosweet said 5087 days ago (September 14th, 2005)
good programming!
Thanks for the comments!

Each track was recorded in real time (I used 6 tracks) with the JamPack 4
string sounds. I can't imagine trying to pencil in all those 16th notes - it
would have taken absolutely forever. (Paying close attention to that
metronome helped a lot in recording.)

It's not perfect by any means - the string sounds in GarageBand are pretty
sythetic sounding and difficult to manipulate into sounding any better. I
agree that the attack on some of the chords was a little hard in spots and I'll
be working on those sometime in the near future. I just had so much fun
putting this together that I couldn't wait to post it.
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Komrade K said 5085 days ago (September 15th, 2005)
String sounds work surprisingly well
Very impressed with the results you've achieved here -
maybe a little more ambience would have helped to get that
feeling of being performed in a large hall or church
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TobinMueller said 5085 days ago (September 16th, 2005)
Nice transcription
A most excellent track. Bach is one of the reasons I was
drawn to music so strongly. He is the master's master. Well
chosen, well done.
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Del said 5084 days ago (September 17th, 2005)
This is the best classical re-do I have heard on the site.
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Suzanne said 5083 days ago (September 18th, 2005)
well done!
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billl said 5074 days ago (September 26th, 2005)
Sweeping and well composed.
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Noel Project said 5050 days ago (October 21st, 2005)
We at the Noel Project wish to commend you on a finely-produced piece!
You have done an excellent job of getting JP4 to sound 'live' and real.
We hope you will post more in the future!
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