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Just an instrumental piece to start learning how to use garageBand. Ii is a awesome software btw...
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Uploaded: Feb 08, 2008 - 08:41:10 AM
Last Updated: Jul 10, 2011 - 12:55:14 PM Last Played: Feb 25, 2019 - 09:53:01 AM
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iMac 20" 2.4GHz, Midi Keyboard, MAUDIO UNO
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drakonis said 4148 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
Welcome to the fun place
Macjams and GarageBand, that is :-)

So, this is a fun bit of music, nice bit of guitar lead.

I might suggest, as you learn more about Garageband, to listen to your final result in headphones to see if it sounds good. Sometimes you can hear things that don't show up on speakers.

I would move the guitar lead back toward the center, and spread the bass & rhodes off to the sides just a bit (don't pan things too far off at first.) That is my suggestion... hope it helps!

ttfn,
Drakonis
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massa said 4147 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
Hey Drakonis
Thanks for the comments! I will certainly try out your tips! I'll check out your songs as well. Rgds!
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aclarke said 4147 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
Welcome
I'm trying to check out you iCompers as much as possible.

This is a great start! There are a couple of spots where the timing seems off a little bit. The most noticeable spot was right in the beginning where the drum beat changed (at about 15 seconds). It may just be me being picky though! The more I listen to that section the more comfortable I am with it... I'm just nitpicking, it seems.

I really like the opening chords. You could actually extend that part a bit with room for a vocal and then kick in with everything else... just an idea.

Welcome to Macjams- just as addicting as Garageband!
Adam
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massa said 4147 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
Thanks!
Thank you Adam! MacJams is really addictive... I'll check out your songs too.

I agree that the first drum beat change is a bit " abrupt" but that is really intentional... the guitar follows the mood (at least i tried to... :) and it kind of repeats later in the song. BTW, you can't change the tempo within a same project in garageBand, can you? What software do you use? Main instrument?Rgds!
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aclarke said 4147 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
You're right!
I was thinking of the drum pattern change, not tempo- duh! The more I listened to it the more I could hear the intent.

I mostly try to play guitar and sing. Sometimes it's not even all that bad.. heheh!
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massa said 4146 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
Great Songs!
Hey Adam, I just heard your songs... you're very good! I'm very impressed with the quality of a lot of Macjammers. You guys seems like pros!... i liked all your songs, specially ' without you'. Catchy folk tune. strongly emotional! Kind regards!
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Ibstrat said 4145 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Nice
playing on this!You have a cool beat here and I like the guitar work.
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massa said 4145 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Thanks!
Thanks you. I'll check out your songs as well. Rgds.
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said 4145 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
nice tune
it sounds to me like you are well on your way to becoming addicted to this site,eating up your hours and stealing you from your bed.... great tune, nice happy mood
Allen
craft said 4145 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
ye
soundz very good... Cool beat and guitar playing.. Well done
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massa said 4145 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Brasileiro?
valeu Craft! Vi que algumas das suas músicas tem nome em Portugues. Voce é brasileiro? De onde? Tenho interesse em colocar uma guitarra como collab. Gostei da ' para além das palavras'. Vou olhar as outras tb. em quais musicas vc gostaria de tentar colocar uma guitarra? Abs!!
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said 4145 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Welcome to Macjams
A very nice first post and I think our on Drakonis have say it all.
He is a man I learn much from.

Take care
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Kenta
massa said 4144 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
Thanks!
Thanks Kenta! And you're right!... I'm here for less than a week and already learned from Drakonis! rgds!
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said 4144 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
I like it...
Great light sound in this one... The drums sounds alive... Great work....
massa said 4144 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
Thanks!
Thanks LightMan. I sent you a post for collab.
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bud said 4144 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
Excellent post
I like the live feel of the drums and your guitar has real nice tone to it. Glad you joined us here - look forward to hearing more.
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said 4140 days ago (February 15th, 2008)
Nice sound.

Hi

Hi and welcome,
I am not an expert on guitars yet, still practicing ,and learning but I heard the sound this made and it was really good.
Thanks for sharing I also loved the lovely melodious tune you was playing

Peace
Dee


massa said 4139 days ago (February 17th, 2008)
Thanks!
Hi Dee. Thank you for you comments. I'll check out your songs now. Best rgds!
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said 4140 days ago (February 16th, 2008)
Entao...
Voce e Carioca? Brasileiro, ou morando ai? Eu sou Americano nacido em Sao Luiz, MA e agora moro aqui em Texas nos EUA...

Bemvindo a MacJams, gostei demais a sua primeira cancao, bem feito. Esperamos ouvir mais...

. - Harold (Aroldo)

Abraco -
massa said 4131 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Diga ai meu bom!
E aí Aroldo! Tudo bem? Como vai a vida aei nos EUA? Sou carioca e moro no RJ. Já morei em Monterey (CA) e Rochester (NY), num total de 3 anos de EUA. Meu irmão mora em Boston.

Valeu pelo comment! Gostei demais de suas músicas tb! Você trabalha com música?

Um grande abraço!

Flavio
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dajama said 4119 days ago (March 8th, 2008)
Nice piece
I like the keyboards here, and the guitar sound is good. The drums are interesting on here. In my opinion, there are perhaps too many changeups in the drum patterns, and maybe a crash or two too many, but that's just a question of taste. I'm with Drakonis on the panning. A great tip I heard somewhere before is that if something panned hard left or right is not going to balanced by something on the other side, then it should only last a couple of bars because it can become distracting. Of course rules in music are often best broken! This is a good track. Nicely done. Peace.
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massa said 4114 days ago (March 13th, 2008)
Thank you
for your comments. I'm quite ok with the drum patterns, but I understand what you are referring to. I totally agree with the panning... I will redo it when possible. Glad you stopped to listen. Rgds!
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futzpucker said 4115 days ago (March 12th, 2008)
Nice feeling to this
I like the positive energy of this song, and the interplay between the piano and the guitar. I see the guitar as being more the lead instrument, so if I were in the studio I would have advised you to mix the guitar up a bit more and the piano down a bit. You could reverse this when you wanted the piano to take the lead, too. But overall, this is a successful effort, one you can build on. I'll be interested in tracking your progress.
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massa said 4114 days ago (March 13th, 2008)
Thanks!
Thanks for listening and for the tips! I will certainly pay attention to this on my next mix. I really did not define a lead instrument... what a newbie :-) I'm working on a new song and will give more attention to the mixing this time.Thanks!!
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SJB said 4110 days ago (March 17th, 2008)
Great
I'm new to this recording game too (it's great fun). I feel a bit awkward trying to give advice since I'm in the beginners class, but I think Futzpucker is right about defining the lead guitar more. Maybe to seperate it from the piano in the mix you could turn up the drive a little to give it a little more bite and edge so it has a differnt tone to the piano.
Looking forward to your next post.
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massa said 4110 days ago (March 17th, 2008)
Thanks...
for listening. You comments are very much appreciated, regardless of your background/experience. What matters to me is the feeling you got from it. And I agree with your point of view. Rgds!
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paralax said 4100 days ago (March 26th, 2008)
very nice
nice mix here great sound and power not to mention a groovin beat good job.

Terry
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