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This is a slightly odd little piece that was originally written for classical guitar, submitted to MacJams on software guitar, and then played around with on synth. This version makes me think of kind of a cosmic playground with a merry-go-round in it.
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Uploaded: Oct 14, 2006 - 11:59:29 PM
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Roxylee said 4545 days ago (October 15th, 2006)
Heehee, it does evoke images of a cosmic merry-go-round ride! Very
pretty, Kristy. :-)
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kristyjo said 4545 days ago (October 15th, 2006)
Thanks, Roxy
I'm glad you came to listen! I might add more rides to the cosmic playground, eventually.
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drakonis said 4545 days ago (October 15th, 2006)
This is a really satisfying melody, both A and B sections, they just feel
good together, I love this kind of writing. The ending was unpredictably
perfect too. Of course, this is your piece, but this sounds perfect for a
music box melody... have you thought of the cliche idea of starting with
the melody played on music box (or guitar), then being accompanied in
verse 2 by the space synths, then maybe ending again with the music
box? Not that this needs much embellishment, it is delicious!
(Dang, I have to get up pretty early to get here before Roxylee!)
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kristyjo said 4545 days ago (October 15th, 2006)
Great ideas, Drak!
I like them for a way to extend this into a larger piece of music. (I have a brain stuffed full of themes, but I get lazy when it comes to extension and development.) I'll try some of those ideas in the near future, I can see how they would make this more complete as a piece of music that stands on its own.

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said 4545 days ago (October 15th, 2006)
Nice arrangement
I have seen a lot of movies with music like this. I always view music for
it's value in different ways, and this music is great at evoking emotions
ranging from happiness (first section) to fear, or regret (second section).
As it stands, it is very nicely arranged, thanks.
kristyjo said 4544 days ago (October 15th, 2006)
movie music
is something I'd dearly love to write, so I'm glad this evoked the idea of movie
background for you. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
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Bowman said 4544 days ago (October 15th, 2006)
Quirky fun
I liked this stately - yet with the quirky spacy orchestration - strangely
fascinating piece of music. I especially like the second section with it's
longing nostalgic quality. Well done.
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kristyjo said 4537 days ago (October 22nd, 2006)
Quirky -
Yes, sometimes when I 'play' with a piece, I come up with things that, at first, I
wouldn't have ever thought would work, but then end up sounding interesting.
This is originally a classical guitar piece, and it has a very different 'feel' to it
with that instrumentation. Thanks for listening!
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Morning Light said 4544 days ago (October 15th, 2006)
Too short!
I really like this.... it has a happy feel to it! The NightBird~
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said 4541 days ago (October 19th, 2006)
I succumb to...
...vertigo too easily so I'll try to avoid the merry-go-round comparison (as
compelling as it is). Reminds me a little of the background sounds in the
Beatles' "For the Benefit Of Mr. Kite" (SGT. PEPPER CD). Very cosmic
indeed, but also quite lovely. I gotta go...I suddenly have an inexplicable
craving for cotton candy!

Be well!

Parichayaka said 4539 days ago (October 21st, 2006)
How sweet is that?!
I'd love to be a little kid again, sitting on that merry-go-round somewhere
up in the sky or some fairytale forest. I really like not only the energy but
also the instruments you chose. Simple but charming and the melody is
just lovely. I hope you'll get a chance to make it a little bit longer, I'd
come back and listen to it again, and again. Thanks!
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kristyjo said 4538 days ago (October 21st, 2006)
a longer merry-go-round ride is what others have commented, also. I used to
teach freshman theory, and I could give a whole list of ways to develop a theme,
but I don't always follow it myself - I'll have to try some of those things. Thanks
for listening!
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recycledair said 4533 days ago (October 26th, 2006)
this sounds good
This is really nice..it is really soft on the ears and thats why i like it.
Keep on doing what you are you doing.

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thetiler said 4496 days ago (December 3rd, 2006)
backround is a bit mushy
and the second to the last note is off!
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kristyjo said 4495 days ago (December 3rd, 2006)
Tiler, thanks for listening!
There is definitely an ambivalence to the background. That's part of the feel of the piece, I guess - kind of like kids who are afraid of clowns or merry-go-rounds or a host of other things that should be fun, but are scary for unknown reasons. If you'd like to hear it as written originally, it's here.

The 2nd to last note was actually meant to be flatted, and it helps avoid sounding like a standard V7/I stock ending. I think it gives it more of a chromatic flavor, and -it's a surprise!

Again, thanks for sharing your thoughts and opinions on this piece.
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Name: Kristine Johanek
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I've been performing, composing and teaching music for many years. I enjoy arranging traditional and classic pieces, and also enjoy composing original music. I'll write for whomever will perform my music, so I've written for children's choirs, co... [see more]

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Ambient music is a loosely defined musical genre that incorporates elements of a number of different styles - including jazz, electronic music, new age, rock and roll, modern classical music, reggae, traditional, world and even noise.

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