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Sippin' From The Big Dipper


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SmokeyVW

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album: After
track 1: 4:02 Feedback
track 2: 5:12 Breathing
track 3: 7:12 Marching Through The Visible Man
track 4: 3:52 Cleft Synaptic
track 5: 5:08 Sippin' From The Big Dipper
track 6: 5:08 Ula Hemla
track 7: 2:54 Yaa Yaya Yeya Yeyeah!
track 8: 3:03 Rolling Down
track 9: 5:29 Piano
track 10: 4:07 Lucky
track 11: 7:34 How Ah Ya
track 12: 5:07 Smokey's Embers
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Uploaded: Sep 02, 2007 - 10:25:39 PM
Last Updated: Sep 21, 2011 - 12:58:01 PM Last Played: Mar 30, 2018 - 06:33:41 AM
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BAMPOT said 3969 days ago (September 3rd, 2007)
Huge Indeed
Nice!
I feel a Philip Glass vibe here.
Love the keys and strings.
Great choice of sounds and key changes.
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SmokeyVW said 3963 days ago (September 8th, 2007)
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thanks for listening

- and i'm glad to see you're back at MacJams!
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Moviz said 3969 days ago (September 3rd, 2007)
Can I
be the first to say this is a 'Stellar' performance; love the changes giving the feeling of vastness and movement. Nice and calming; background synth combination is great, M
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SmokeyVW said 3963 days ago (September 8th, 2007)
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stellar: LOL

sometimes using a huge reverb in the background really works wonders!

thanks for commenting
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bud said 3969 days ago (September 3rd, 2007)
Beautiful Bill
I like how the drum shift in relation to the song - both supporting and challenging the melody. Also cool to here the piano take on pizzicato tones near the end. Very intriguing piece. I can never count - what was the time signature?
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SmokeyVW said 3963 days ago (September 8th, 2007)
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it's all in 4/4 time. but...

there is a lot of alternating with triplets, and just lots of triplets in a few sections.

the drums are brought in against the beat here and there. it one spot, i regrouped the triplets in the pizzicato strings into groups of four and played a standard rock beat on it, so it's pretty disorienting there. i kinda liked that effect.

the opening piano stuff is played verbatim at the end, and that second piano section is actually a reversal of the pattern that eventually arrives played by strings later on.

i'm still rediscovering the effect of playing two different simple triads against each other to form much fuller shades of tone. it's fun!

thanks

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Vic Holman said 3968 days ago (September 3rd, 2007)
space is huge
and i got sucked into the song like a black hole drawing me in. really nice work!
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SmokeyVW said 3957 days ago (September 14th, 2007)
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sometimes i love staring up at the sky at night - it brings everything down here into perspective.

thanks

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jamorama said 3966 days ago (September 5th, 2007)
way cool
harkens to movie endings: Dark Star or 2001 -- as well as to standing out next to an observatory rubber-necking on a very dark night......

Very cool
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SmokeyVW said 3957 days ago (September 14th, 2007)
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glad you liked it! thanks

i love seeing the stars - especially out away from the cities - where you can see the Milky Way
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ktb said 3966 days ago (September 6th, 2007)
deeper
Bill, this is planetarium goodness. Love the way the piano bounces over the strings. Almost a Metheny like feel. The quality of sounds used is excellent as are the changes. Very cool piece.
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SmokeyVW said 3957 days ago (September 14th, 2007)
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thank you

there are so many possibilities out there, and right here on the Earth. it boggles the mind.
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said 3965 days ago (September 6th, 2007)
Heady draught!
Move over Keith Emerson! Niiiiiiiiice stuff Bill. Damn near epic. Fabulous tones on that piano. Judicious and effective use of synth-strings. This is now my absolute favorite piece by you bro. I can't wait to play this one for Diane when she gets back from visiting relatives abroad. She loves good piano music. This will blow her mind. Thanks for sharig this sonic trip to the stars!

Be well!

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SmokeyVW said 3957 days ago (September 14th, 2007)
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the playing is actually rather simple here, it was getting the notes i wanted that took most of the time!

thanks
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peacepiano said 3957 days ago (September 14th, 2007)
Mix Master
I think I here some of your transposition tricks at work here. Nice piece. You are the Mix Master!

Bill
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SmokeyVW said 3957 days ago (September 14th, 2007)
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transposition was done on the strings, but the keys were mostly played as is here. i was playing in two different keys, one for the left hand, one for the right.

i did mess with the transposition on the strings to link together the sections of the keys a bit...

thanks for listening!
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said 3948 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Beautiful Bill :-)
Love your piano playing, and it felt a little like NOVA on PBS :-) There are few things more awe inspiring than the stars on a clear night.
SmokeyVW said 3947 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
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i think the Leonids are the best: in November the night sky is pretty reliably clear, and the seeing is usually excellent... even near the big city lights.

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