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5X4 by ShadowofNine (w/ organ)

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When I head this short but powerful piece, I loved it. Then I read that Dave couldn't think of a keyboard part and posted his original version without one. So I wrote him and asked if I could give it a try. He kindly said OK.

On this first take, I added a B3. (Second take added synth lead: 5X4 by ShadowofNine (w/ organ+synth).) I knew from my initial hearing that it was not merely a 5/4 prog rock groove, but that it had some clever meter shifting. It proved far more complicated, with 6/4 section transitions, 7/4 chorus, and a 4/4+5/4 B section. I flew in ShadowofNine's mp3 into Logic and changed the time signatures in the program as a guide. As the changing meters flew by, I could better tell where the hits should be placed. It was great fun.

The organ part is mixed a but too loud, but I wanted to make sure Dave could here everything I was doing in case he wanted to use it as inspiration to figure out his own keyboard part. I used replacement chords throughout to give the piece a heightened harmonic sense. I dug the organ sound I achieved, even if there are a few funny notes here and there. But that was all part of the good times.

Thank you, ShadowofNine, for letting me screw around with your very very cool groove.

(I disabled song downloading becuz it is disabled in the original. I also asked Dave if he wanted to post this, but he suggested I post it myself.)

Please listen to the next version (too) in which I add synth lead:
5X4 by ShadowofNine (w/ organ+synth).
It's the better of the two versions, I think.
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Uploaded: Jun 09, 2011 - 08:26:19 AM
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magnatone said 3057 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
5 x 4
oh man - this is sensational!!!
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alackbass said 3057 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
5X4 by ShadowofNine (w/ organ)
Still smiling!
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announcer said 3056 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
Assaults from the first hit to the last. I don't think a B3 can ever be mixed too loud can it?
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