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Love's Fingers Fall


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sschedra

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This is developed from a theme I have been playing around with on piano for some time. Sometimes I think I ripped it off from somewhere, but it just sticks with me and so here it is. Its supposed to convey the easy comfortable love expressed when someone lays their hands on a beloved child's head (described as a contrast between the gentle love and the undercurrent of bubbling childhood that is the child's response). Meditating on Eduard Schwan's "Lullaby for the Inner Child" got me thinking about what and where this melody and rhythm (that I just cant escape from) was coming from.
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Uploaded: Nov 13, 2009 - 06:32:31 PM
Last Updated: Nov 13, 2009 - 06:32:31 PM Last Played: Jun 30, 2019 - 05:31:59 PM
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Feter said 3600 days ago (November 13th, 2009)
Love's Fingers Fall
This is the real meditation my friend ...a true
spoken piano ..what a bass playing it tore my
heart ..awesome folky style for the sax ..
brilliant arrangement and engineering ..this fit
so wonderfully ...thank you very much for sharing
such Art !!!!
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sschedra said 3600 days ago (November 13th, 2009)
Feter,
Hey! How ya been? Thanks so much for your encouraging words. I really fell in love with the bass on this too. The sound is the Liverpool bass from Logic and it really inspired me to write and play a less conservative bass line than I would typically do.
Thanks again,
Stephen
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drakonis said 3599 days ago (November 13th, 2009)
great theme
I can see why it's stuck in your head... it has a bit of "carefree" mixed with a bit of wistfulness. I really like the musical sketch idea... now, as for my thoughts... the drums definitely do NOT fit, they make this too rigid, and if what you are trying to get across is more of a languid flowing love, then the drums march that right out of town :-) I'd maybe let the piano carry the rhythm, and even add a little rubato to ebb and flow a little, this melody (especially after the sax came in) felt like it wanted to be a little looser with tempo... maybe let the drums come in near the end to help wind this up to a little climax, then let the piano carry it to a soft coda?

Very sweet piece of music here! And I'm flattered that my piece got you thinking back to the roots of yours!

This sounds freshly original, I think it's yours! :-)
ttfn,
Drakonis
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sschedra said 3599 days ago (November 14th, 2009)
Dragon Ears
How interesting that you say the drums do not fit. When I put them in I only found this Pop Kit and I though it was too heavy. Then I just left it and got used to it. Now, I like using the drums in this theme, but once again, your ears bring you right to the awkward element. As to letting the tempo wander, again, I think when I play this piece I let the second part (where the sax plays) step up in tempo a bit. This section on piano is a bit more rhythmic. I don't know how to carry effects like that when I am playing everything to a metered click, but now am going to see what might come of that ( as the tempo elements are MIDI, I guess I could carry it off). The ending (sigh) is where I had some trouble. Not only with the drums, but the ending is not what I normally do on this piece and I just didn't quite satisfy myself here. All in all I think you're pushing me to a version deux of this work, but I'll probably keep some kind of drums.

Ever thankful for your thoughtful analysis and discerning ear,
Stephen
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MarkHolbrook said 3599 days ago (November 14th, 2009)
Wow...
Love that melody! Very nicely done! This is really cool my friend!
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MarkHolbrook said 3599 days ago (November 14th, 2009)
Well
I have to disagree completely with Sir Dragon (I know the flames will soon find me... but...) I love the drums in this... It takes the song from "easy listen" to foot tapping and that makes it for me!
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sschedra said 3599 days ago (November 14th, 2009)
Mark,
Thanks again. I too like the drums in this, but I should try and find a jazz kit which might make Eduard a bit more accepting of this. His ear is amazing and sometimes I think he can hear where I want to go, but don't quite arrive. This makes his production ability priceless. I would think that he could produce any musician to a better effect.

Stephen
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magnatone said 3599 days ago (November 14th, 2009)
Love's Fingers
oh, this is just lovely! i really like the piano in here - so gentle and flowing. as usual, your orchestration is perfectly suited, and i'm afraid i disagree with eduard too about the drums. i loved them from the second they came in - i guess it's just a very subjective thing - you're amazing!
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sschedra said 3599 days ago (November 14th, 2009)
Karen,
Thanks. I have some real trouble with the piano as I am all over the place. I probably can't play this thing the same way twice (not that it is that technically challenging for someone with a real left hand). But I really like this theme and I wanted to capture the spirit of it. I too, like the drums as an undercurrent, but I also trust Eduard's ears too much to not know there is something there in what he says. I was really not quite happy with the sound of the Pop kit, but that is different from not wanting any drums, but hey, we all have different tastes, like you say,

Thanks again,
Stephen
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blaky smith said 3599 days ago (November 14th, 2009)
Beautiful
melody... I like what you have made here Stephen, very nicely done, a pleasure to listen. Thanks...
Marc
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sschedra said 3598 days ago (November 14th, 2009)
Marc
Thanks for the listen and taking the time to comment.
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Vic Holman said 3598 days ago (November 14th, 2009)
very nice
nicely done and laid back. yup, nice.
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sschedra said 3598 days ago (November 14th, 2009)
vic
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Stephen
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scaustrita said 3598 days ago (November 14th, 2009)
Nice
Another soon to be classic from Stephen Schedra.
I love it from start to finish, a tune that you just can't escape from! Please let me know how you get that sax sound.

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sschedra said 3598 days ago (November 14th, 2009)
Steve,
The Alto Sax is from IK Multimedia Sample Tank. They have some really interesting instruments. The woodwinds have good quality and the mod wheel adjusts the vibrato. Thanks for stopping by.
Stephen
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davisamerica said 3598 days ago (November 15th, 2009)
stephen....
all of it ...i indeed love all of it! downloaded!
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Sigmund said 3598 days ago (November 15th, 2009)
Love's Fingers Fall
Very nice laid back piece. I think what really makes this song special is the sax - really conveys the emotion of the moment. I see the drums have created some controversy. I think your choice a drums is a decent one, although I do think you can do a lot more with them to enhance the mood this song generates. And your ending is just a bit too abrupt... So, maybe a v2 is in your future. Overall I think you did a very nice job with this - thanks for sharing.
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Calchas said 3598 days ago (November 15th, 2009)
Very nice concept Stephen,
musically rendered with a kind of suave tenderness...(I hope that makes some kind of sense to you friend!)

The tune doesn't sound at all familiar to me. I like it very much.

Be well!
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Roxylee said 3597 days ago (November 16th, 2009)
I felt what Drak said
I was getting into the flow and the drums seemed to intrude on the mood. Maybe it's the pop drum kit, and something quieter and simpler wouldn't have had this effect. The piano is whimsical and feels like a child at play, but when the drum starts, it's like the kid is suddenly an adult. I like the melody a lot, also the sax.
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kassia said 3594 days ago (November 19th, 2009)
love's fall
absolutely full of the bubbles you spoke of. this is lovely and full of light. is that a sampled sax? the sound is excellent! at first i thought the drums didn't fit but as the piece went on, they really helped give it a great feel. lovely background string work. this is a great little piece!
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Char said 3594 days ago (November 19th, 2009)
Perhaps,
when you do version two and you will, a lighter touch on the drums. I've always liked the sound of those brush thingys (non musician here). It sounded original to me too. Thanks.
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ShadowofNine said 3593 days ago (November 19th, 2009)
Very nice
Track, easy and cool...enjoyed
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MannequinRaces said 3587 days ago (November 26th, 2009)
Love's Fingers Fall
This is a great laid back easy going composition. It reminds me of music to listen to when the sun is rising on a new day. I think it sounds completely original but I'm no scholar in easy listening! The drums could be a bit looser but the same could be said for my music! Well done.
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davidmurphy1899 said 3586 days ago (November 27th, 2009)
temps perdus
Stephen brings me back to a time when i was held and praised and when there was deep trust and mirth,the long ago time that i think is only known in childhood,and that can sustain us all our lives,and glimpsed at recalled through music such as this.look forward to the rest of your work dave
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Started performance life as a guitar player and vocalist in Sympathy (60's Rock) and doing acoustic performances with Michael Salveson. Then as a guitarist for Joe Lobianco (Rock Dance band). Next I did stints on bass and guitar and vocals for the ... [see more]

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