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Taking a risk here and going without the drum loop that I had going the whole time I recorded this. My wife say it does not belong. What do you think?
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Comments: 65
Fans: 16
Plays: 233
Downloads: 162
Votes: 13
Uploaded: Apr 30, 2007 - 08:02:35 PM
Last Updated: Apr 30, 2007 - 08:02:35 PM Last Played: Jun 03, 2019 - 08:03:29 PM
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Hardware:
Clavinova
Software:
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Comments
Morning Light said 4553 days ago (April 30th, 2007)
It is nice ...........
to hear the guitars so clear, and the keyboard as the percussion at parts............it gives a smooth relaxing feeling :)
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peacepiano said 4553 days ago (April 30th, 2007)
Morning Light-
Thanks, I guess its a little change of pace to actually hear the echo and reverb instead of layering them away with other instruments.
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said 4553 days ago (April 30th, 2007)
wow
Realy grabbed me and held me here had to hear every note cool music. Do you plan on expanding on it, it would go along way!!! Thanks for sharing
peacepiano said 4552 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
egobandit-
Expand...I still am improvising with it and might try for some well placed drum beats instead of a layer of loops. Thanks a lot for listening!
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said 4553 days ago (April 30th, 2007)
i agree with the wife...
i like it very much w/out drums. it adds a nice breathable quality to the piece, and it a very pleasant piece as is.
i love the guitar sound you are getting and the backing piano. very nice, indeed
peacepiano said 4552 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
Faelin-
Thanks, the guitar is Sunburst Lead from the Rhythm Jam Pack, the piano is my specially overdriven electric. Thanks again for stopping by :)
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Doadars Uncle said 4552 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
Bright!
Right from the start it is very fresh. It builds well. Works without drums. You might play with some low end notes.

Nice!
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peacepiano said 4552 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
Doaders Uncle-
Glad you like the bright sound. I don't often play in Major Keys. I had trouble with the basses I tried, but maybe some lower notes using the existing guitar and piano voices will blend in better. Thanks for your comments.
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DWL said 4552 days ago (May 2nd, 2007)
A nice feel about this
Spacious and clean. A touch long perhaps without some further development but it works well as it is.

Cheers

Dick
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peacepiano said 4551 days ago (May 2nd, 2007)
Dick
Glad you could stop by. I'm mulling over bass and drum ideas, so maybe there will be a second version later, but my wife really like this one so it will stay :) Thanks for listening.
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Reinholt56 said 4551 days ago (May 2nd, 2007)
Fusion is the business!!!
I think that this piece is great!!

I didn't miss percussion at all. There was enough going on.

Excellent all around.

Paul.
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peacepiano said 4551 days ago (May 2nd, 2007)
Paul-
Glad you liked it. I hate to say it because it gets over used at work, but "less is more" seems to apply to this tune.
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said 4551 days ago (May 2nd, 2007)
Easy listening...
Nice, I'd agree with the others and say no percussion is really needed here. Sounds great, I liked the way it faded out at the end. Nice work.
peacepiano said 4550 days ago (May 3rd, 2007)
Alex
Thanks for stopping by. Parring back on the parts seems to work here and is probably a good step to take when I try to polish future pieces. I will still work on my application of percussion :)
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said 4550 days ago (May 3rd, 2007)
This is cool!
I personally would like to hear it with the drums. But this piece could stand on it's own anyway. In the begining I caught a "Van Halen" vibe and towards the end it was feeling more like "Boston"..
I really liked it.

Nice Job. P.S. If you ever think of expanding and need
additional guitars, send me a note, I love
to help you out.

Chris
peacepiano said 4550 days ago (May 3rd, 2007)
Chris
I will give your suggestions some serious thought. The piano part is easy to improvise with, so a variation based on the same central idea might be cool. Thanks for listening and I am glad you like the tune!
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guitapick said 4550 days ago (May 4th, 2007)
Nice wide open sound...
...I really like it.

Maybe you could experiment with some percussion instrument(s) other than the standard drum set as a complement to the piece. Wish I could remember the name of the instrument. It's great as is...but I find myself wondering how it would sound with a bit more to make it drive.

Just my humble opinion. Great respect for your work.
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peacepiano said 4549 days ago (May 4th, 2007)
GuitaPick
I like the idea of looking into the other percussion besides the drum kits. Thanks for listening and commenting on my little poll about the drums :)
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said 4549 days ago (May 4th, 2007)
Your wife has a good ear!
This is great as is Bill. Wonderfully crafted. You got some amazing sounds outta that clav sir...

Be well!
peacepiano said 4549 days ago (May 4th, 2007)
Mike-
My wife is my biggest fan, so I always listen to her comments :)

Its always fun trying new instruments with the clavinova. (I only share the experiments that seem to work ;)

Thanks for stopping by!
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spitlogic said 4549 days ago (May 4th, 2007)
Im trying
I cant really picture a drum here, but I think one would definately bring out a little more of the music. I think the melody is good enough to keep me listening and the guitar sounds very nice. Maybe a little bass is what you need.
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peacepiano said 4549 days ago (May 4th, 2007)
Spitlogic-
Your in good company in the bass department, the bass drum of the drum loop used to provide some low end... Thanks for your comments and I'm glad you like the melody.
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said 4548 days ago (May 5th, 2007)
Beautiful...
...some icy cymbals, hihats, or /and some indian type percussion maybe, feels like I like to hear a parallel voice in there.
And a melancolic bass to counterweight occassionaly.
... it really feels like a "composition", and a statement... buid on it... its right on!
Thanks!!!
peacepiano said 4548 days ago (May 5th, 2007)
Under kover
Another vote for developing this further. Good suggestions about cymbals and bass, that I can play around with. Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment.
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musichead said 4548 days ago (May 6th, 2007)
you know me
You know me ... I love your songs..This is no exception!!
I like it without the drums. Wife is right on this one!!
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peacepiano said 4547 days ago (May 6th, 2007)
Musichead-
Glad you stopped by. So are you a minimalist at heart or just in this case? ;)

Thanks for the kind words and I will let my wife know you agree with her.
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Norman Goodman said 4547 days ago (May 6th, 2007)
Very good
Personally I like this the way it is. There is plenty of breathing room allowing me to take in each section as it evolves. A percussion track may tend to guide the listener too much.... with the echo and reverb I found the musical statements were perfectly punctuated and created a cool weightless like vibe. The actual timing of the phrases were actually anchored by the silence. Regardless of what you do this is very good and I enjoyed the listen ( big fan of the clav )
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peacepiano said 4547 days ago (May 6th, 2007)
Norman
Insightful comments. I like the way the instruments sound by themselves also. The irony is that without the drums I have trouble keeping the solid beat that you hear while I am playing them (the metronome just doesn't do it for me). Thanks for listening!
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paul f. page said 4547 days ago (May 6th, 2007)
Some thoughts...
I agree with others about the simplicity of the arrangement --- forget about beefing up the orchestration. This is clean as is... Way to go.
Personally, I am into developing melody...Don't know if you are thinking about that. As it is, this is an interesting and engaging rhythmic composition that doesn't really GO anywhere in particular. If that's what you meant, it works great. I just think there's another compostional element that would make this number take off. Something to consider...or not.
Paul
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peacepiano said 4546 days ago (May 7th, 2007)
Paul-
Your comments are very thought provoking. Gets the creative juices going! I am thinking of putting together another piece around the same basic idea and you have just suggested a different way to expand on this, Thanks.
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echoroom said 4547 days ago (May 7th, 2007)
Spacey
hey PP - this has a nice open spacey feel to it. Love the guitar riffs, and the piano works really well too. This is great as it is ... but yeah, some drums and bass would give it a bit more grounding I guess.

So many ways you can work at a song ... but if your happy, leave it ... then onto the next one!

LOL

Steve
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peacepiano said 4546 days ago (May 7th, 2007)
Steve-
Thanks for commenting. Having the luxury of changing songs around or mixing and matching pieces is both blessing and curse: So many options....

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johnny d said 4547 days ago (May 7th, 2007)
hi
the guitar riff is too much by the end.
othrwise ok.
jd
peacepiano said 4546 days ago (May 7th, 2007)
Johnny-
Welcome to MacJams and thanks for listening and comment on my song.
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johnny d said 4546 days ago (May 7th, 2007)
You are very kind
On second listen i was diggin the rhythms and the sound of the piano you used.
I will listen to more of your stuff soon as I get a chance.
Gonna go record something to post. I'm gonna challange myself and try to get a GB tune done in one night.
here goes.
see ya



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Tangled Up In Blue
peacepiano said 4545 days ago (May 8th, 2007)
Johnny-
I'll be watching for your tune :)
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johnny d said 4538 days ago (May 15th, 2007)
Hey
soon...didnt meet the challange
jd

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Tangled Up In Blue
rtcooper said 4546 days ago (May 7th, 2007)
Progressive
Love the Melody.
Flat out Great progession.
Great Dynamics.
Really like the "Open" throughout.

-rtc
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peacepiano said 4546 days ago (May 7th, 2007)
RTC-
Thanks for listening. My Clavinova really appreciates your complement on the dynamics, all but the final fade are generated by those touch sensitive keys.
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Enrique Gil said 4546 days ago (May 8th, 2007)
very nice
so you also have a Clavinova? I've had mine for a few yrs and love it, although my daugher rather play our real piano....I really liked the sounds....I have not experimented much other than the piano sounds and I have yet to find the perfect piano sound in either GB or LE. At any rate, this piece has great sounds and melody...thank you for sharing
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peacepiano said 4545 days ago (May 8th, 2007)
Enrique Gil
The key action is great on the clav. Mine only has 6 voices, so GarageBand has opened up a lot of new sounds. I have to agree that the GB piano is not great, I have heard some other people record using Ivory and that sounds excellent. BUT: If I had a real piano at home I would play that a lot more than the clav. Thanks for stopping by.
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jfaaz said 4545 days ago (May 8th, 2007)
Well Constructed
Very nice!

Smoooth.....
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peacepiano said 4544 days ago (May 9th, 2007)
Jfazz
Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment. I appreciate the complements.
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said 4543 days ago (May 10th, 2007)
mmmmm
quite a thoughtful piece. i like it when folks decide to do a song NOT according to formula. the reverb has a life of its own - and works beautifully here. i enjoyed the ear journey - anne
peacepiano said 4543 days ago (May 10th, 2007)
Anne
Thanks for listening. I'd like to take full credit for the idea of leaving out the drums, but a recent thread here about use of drums loops advised restraint or removal if you couldn't make the drums a truly integral part of the song. I played it both ways for my wife and the this is what she liked best.
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dajama said 4542 days ago (May 11th, 2007)
Great sound...
and very nice playing. It's probably a tribute to your (and your wife's) judgement that I can barely imagine drums on here now! Peace.
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peacepiano said 4541 days ago (May 12th, 2007)
Dajama
Thanks for taking the time to listen. I'll tally this as a vote against excessive percussion ;)
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thetiler said 4531 days ago (May 22nd, 2007)
Like that echoe
Like how it shimmers in time. Cool sounds!
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peacepiano said 4530 days ago (May 23rd, 2007)
Thetiler
The echos are fun to work with. Sometimes you can't tell the echos from the notes :)
Thanks for listening.
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Feter said 4531 days ago (May 23rd, 2007)
charming
thisd piece is just charming ....I m enjoying
the Clavinova
so much my friend well done !!

peace !!
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peacepiano said 4530 days ago (May 23rd, 2007)
Feter
Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment. I'm glad you like the clav. Its always good to hear from you.
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MasaK said 4525 days ago (May 28th, 2007)
relaxation by having listened to this tune.
I feel the charm in Harmony that the Electric piano of this tune plays with the
guitar very much.
And, I was able to obtain considerable relaxation by having listened to this tune.
Thank you very much.
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peacepiano said 4525 days ago (May 28th, 2007)
MasaK
I'm glad you stopped by and listened to my song. The harmonies are not complex, but they are easy to listen too, thanks for taking the time to comment.
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damiengh said 4524 days ago (May 29th, 2007)
Cascading
That is what comes to my mind when I listen. Just the focus of the flow. Sometimes gushing other times slow and steady. Visions of water fountains in the big city with colored lights shining through with alternating water strengths. Yes, a pretty picture you've painted here. Enjoyed this one.
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peacepiano said 4524 days ago (May 29th, 2007)
Damiengh
Thanks for the colorful comment. I really appreciate that you took the time to listen.
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thoddi said 4517 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
Great stuff
As it is now it works very well without drums. But maybe if a bass was introduced here, some drums would have something to hang on to...
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peacepiano said 4517 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
Thoddi
You make a good point, I'm exploring a couple variations for this that involve more parts. Thanks for stopping by.
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1rwhite1 said 4511 days ago (June 11th, 2007)
Maybe a Light Shuffle
I agree with Under Kover. Some rides or something, nothing really thumpy, would take this song to the next level. But I really like it as it is, at the same time. It's very simple and clean.
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peacepiano said 4510 days ago (June 12th, 2007)
1rwhite1
Simple is what I do best. Summer is coming and once I catch up with yard work I can get a good block of time and see if I can add some percussion touches without loops. Thanks for stopping by.
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diblit said 4503 days ago (June 19th, 2007)
i like this
i like this, but yea drums would sound very nice in here, i'd play around with the drum loop, and the different drum types to see what sound you like the best... i've also learned that sometimes its better to scrap the drum loop you used for tempo, and make an entirely new one for the song, it'll at times give a whole new look into the song you're makin..
very cool
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peacepiano said 4503 days ago (June 19th, 2007)
diblit
Excellent idea. I can try this on a lot of pieces. Thanks for listening.
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gregd said 4502 days ago (June 21st, 2007)
Bill, the harmony!
The simple harmonies in here are really moving. I like the way you stack the notes up in the guitar line, piano line, and chords.

Cool stripped down production too, especially on the piano. It has a very live feel, and you know I like that.

There are some notes in the guitar that I'd like to hear with a bit less sustain on the delay, but that's the only downside I hear in this piece. It's quite nice.

-g
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gregd said 4502 days ago (June 21st, 2007)
on the drums
I think the success of the drum loop depends on which loop you're using. It sounds so free with no drums; it's a very cool, different sound. Can you post another version with drums? Can I try a remix of this with some drums? Drop me a line if you think so.
-g

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ValleyPastor said 4491 days ago (July 1st, 2007)
Not sure it's jazz fusion, but. . .
. . . It's a kickin' pieice. No need for drums. Especially not loops. Good stuff
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peacepiano said 4491 days ago (July 1st, 2007)
ValleyPastor
Thanks for stopping by. Glad you like the tune. I'm trying a couple things with this, no time table, but there may be a sequel.
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