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Goodbye


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Tom Atwood

 Genre: New Age

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Melody and variation. Thanks to Mystified for suggestions re: percussion, mainly to lose it, which for the most part I have done.

Artwork: near Atwood, Kansas
Photo by Sally Atwood
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Comments: 27
Fans: 14
Plays: 559
Downloads: 239
Votes: 23
Uploaded: Feb 20, 2006 - 09:26:18 AM
Last Updated: Feb 19, 2006 - 11:12:34 AM Last Played: Mar 25, 2019 - 09:42:41 PM
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Hardware:
Casio Privia PX-300
G5
Software:
GB3
Jampack 4, 5
Comments
said 4933 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
Meditative
I like how it veers between jazz and new age. Very good keyboard.
Roxylee said 4933 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
Perfect title, too
This song is the quintessentail goodbye emotions, captured in your
excellent musicianship, what else can I say?
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Reinholt56 said 4933 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
Another great tune....
I enjoyed listening to the piece and how it developed. Everything blended very well in my opinion.

I much prefer these Copeland-less mixes. (I mean this in a good way, from the point of view of really appreciating your Atwoodness in your mixed and varied pieces).

I'm with Oliver Twist, when he said 'Please sir, can I have more?'.

R.


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Ed Hannifin said 4933 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
I really appreciate..
...your decision to keep much of this in that warm mid-bass to upper-
midrange area, and I really enjoy when the upright bass figure comes in...
There's a lot of warmth in the mix without losing clarity. I also enjoy the
shift from a classical feel to a jazz feel, which doesn't overdo either one.

I think I have sometimes enjoyed YOUR Copelandish moments better than
some of Copeland's Copelandish moments, personally.

This is nice and simple.

Ed
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Tom Atwood said 4933 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
I really appreciate..
Thanks Reinholt56 and Ed. I have to admit a great admiration for Aaron
Copland, who represents 20th Century American composition to me. What a
wonderful composer.

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perceptualvortex said 4933 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
Lovely
Very nice Tom. There's many little moments throughout the song that I like. In particular, the piano and galloping strings appeal to me, but I also like those gentle horns, and the subtle instruments adding some nearly hidden flavor here and there. A good farewell.
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Peter Greenstone said 4933 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
"Where people ...." ?
Beautiful. I like the galloping rhythm it takes on. So many delightful
touches, like that trill near the end. Sophisticated but never extravagant.
Super-mega-well-done, Tom.

Now, that sighn in the picture has me wondering about the people in
Atwood, KS.
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Tom Atwood said 4933 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
"Where people ...." ?
I believe the slogan in Atwood, Kansas is "where people care." I can also tell
you, according to the local convenience store clerk, there are no Atwoods left
there. Glad you liked this, Peter. Thanks.

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said 4933 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
Evocative
Left me feeling hollow inside, which, to my mind, is what a true "goodbye"
tune should do. Life is full of hard good-byes. This tune embraces them
and then sets them free. Thanks.
alley-oop said 4932 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
moving...moving?
Actually, I'll say it's a very moving piece. I think the name is very
mysterious. Makes one wonder where Mr. UnitedVanLines1956 is
heading?
I like the repeating six-note melody line. I like how it carries through
the piece, with shifts here and there. The melodies are lovely, as with
all your compositions. Thanks Tom Atwood, reporting from Atwood,
Kan.
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Tom Atwood said 4932 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
moving...moving?
OK, time to confess (although your musical partner, "Ponchos Forever,"
already pulled it out of me. I am going...nowhere fast. The working title for
this piece was "corpsecopy." Mainly because I watched "Corpse Bride," and
enjoyed Danny Elfman's piano piece in it so much that I thought I would try
my own. But I figured that "corpsecopy" was not a good song title, and began
searching for another. And this piece sounded like "Goodbye" to me.

Thanks for stopping by Mr. Oop.

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White Hawks said 4932 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
I really really really super like it.
I really really really super like it. I like the song and also the artwork;)
It's very nice.

- Hawks
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eleveneyes said 4932 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
see ya!
much emotion here. i love the way you weave the theme in and out of
different voices. I definitely have that somewhat empty feeling in my gut
right now, the kind you get after saying your good-bye's.
Thanks Tom, nice job.
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Tadashi Togawa said 4932 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
Tone in the earth
It is a very beautiful melody.
Your piano is a gentle tone.
I feel nature in the American Continent.
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Industria said 4931 days ago (February 22nd, 2006)
the ending
for a song callled goodbye, I particularly loved the ending. It has a quality
about it that would make it suitable for a scene in a movie. All in all it was
very well blended.
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composerclark said 4930 days ago (February 23rd, 2006)
Another beauty
Another beautiful contribution. Definitely new agey, but veers into a
jazzy feel at times. Beautiful. Did I say that already?
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John Stebbe said 4929 days ago (February 24th, 2006)
Sounds great, Tom
This is excellent, Tom. The piano work is very enjoyable. Is that the
Steinway from JP4?

I didn't know you had such good piano chops. Well done.
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Tom Atwood said 4929 days ago (February 24th, 2006)
Sounds great, Tom
Well, I'm no John Stebbe - but I try! The piano is the Steinway from JP 4 - two
pianos actually (it's the only way I could pull this off). Thanks John.

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Cameron said 4929 days ago (February 24th, 2006)
ahhhh.....
The plaintive, reflective piano sets the mood immediately on this piece.

I wonder why I am hearing some clicking sounds in the beginning section w/solo piano? Very strange....somehow I doubt that you would let this happen. I wonder if it's the mp3 player or my internet connection? Hmmm.....

This may sound strange, but your opening piano patterns remind me a little of my own piece, "Lisha". Your playing is more emotional and expressive, though! (LOL)

The modulation in the piano is very interesting, but the two tracks were not quite in synch (just before the strings come in).

Your use of strings is good. The balance with the piano is excellent.

The horns are a nice touch.

The addition of the flutes with the horns, followed by the repetitive swirling strings is a very vivid tone color -- excellent textures from there to the end!

You've created a contemplative, mellow atmosphere with this track. Tom, you really *DO* have a "signature sound" -- a characteristic which is sought after in artists of all stripes.

Very nice work.
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Tom Atwood said 4929 days ago (February 24th, 2006)
ahhhh.....
Thanks Cameron. I will email you in case you don;t get back to this page, but
I believe the clicks you hear are a flaw in the new version of Quicktime (7.0.4).
A few Forum posts have addressed this issue. I hear clicks too when listening
to Quicktime files only as they are downloading. Once the song is completely
downloaded, the clicks go away. It is very disturbing, but so far I have not
heard of a solution. Do you have Quicktime 7.0.4?

(Thanks again for the listen and careful critique.)



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Audiologic said 4928 days ago (February 24th, 2006)
Mood
I really like those strings. Very intrecate with the piano. You have created
a perfect mood.

Ben
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Einarus said 4925 days ago (February 28th, 2006)
"I hate to see you leaving...
...but I love hearing you walk away"

A wonderful ride of emotions. Expressions whithin words whithin music.
What more can one ask for?
Beautiful.
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kristyjo said 4924 days ago (February 28th, 2006)
Really nice piece
but I noticed a bit of a sync problem just about a third to half way
through. Beyond that, I really liked your use of space, and even though I
was listening on headphones, there was a dimensional feel to it that I
wish I could get on my tunes. The flow was perfect, and it was a nice
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iG.STUDiO said 4917 days ago (March 8th, 2006)
Very pretty
Simple (I would say if I never saw your GB files... but I did :{) ) and good. Totally enjoyable piece. Loved it.
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haribo said 4903 days ago (March 22nd, 2006)
:):)
love the beggining phrase so soothing! i love the way it interacts and
communicates with other phrases.. it creates a soothing organism :)
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stevewhit said 4619 days ago (December 31st, 2006)
wow!
I love the feel of this, the piano sounds great nice chords and arrangement of strings etc.

Thanks

Steve
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Sunbeam said 4612 days ago (January 7th, 2007)
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