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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:50 pm    Post subject: December 2008 OSAM Stephen Reply with quote

Finally some time to spend recording.

This was all built around the first chord, which I stumbled on while noodling around on the M3, the rest just seemed to fall together.

I thought about writing some lyrics, and making a Christmas song out of it, but figured my singing would diminish it.

It's very moody, but I really enjoyed doing it.

http://soundclick.com/share?songid=7126796

So...one more, and we're done for this one?
Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are those chords, well, they're just beautiful. And you picked all the right notes to play this into a strong melody. I'm actually amazed by this. It's almost up to par with the harmonics I hear on like Brazilian Jazz and that sort of thing. I love this. And it is not at all just plucking some notes along with a standard progression. This feels like a fully fleshed out song from someone who really knows what he's doing. And yes, one more and we're done here. Well, for this osam anyway.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

georgeinar wrote:
What are those chords


Laughing
I dont know!!!!
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I was noodling around, and played a C bass note, over what seems to be an F#minor9,flat 5, F#-A-C-E, You tell me, ??? then it's Fminor, with an E on top, and so on, just wierd stuff that sounds cool together, like the Fmaj7/9 with a G bass.
I like'em!
Cool

I'm sure glad it SOUNDS like I know what I'm doin', cause I certainly don't!
ROFL

Thanks my friend.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes...very VERY nice chord progression! Bass notes can completely change the face of a standard chord. The chord would be a Am6 technically with a C bass. Most people would play a D bass and it would just be a D+9 chord.

Ellll might have a little more insight into that though.

The guitar sound is very even. Very smooth. This warmed up a chilly day!

Great playing as always man.

Jon
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The chord would be a Am6 technically with a C bass


Of course, I should have considered that, too simple I guess.

That's something I do often, when trying to come up with a new composition, I'll play a somewhat unusual chord like that, and experiment with the bass notes, the problem I have, is since I don't transcribe, or even notate my music, is remembering what I did later on.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is another jsf smooth groove, hanging by the fireplace with a bottle of wine song. Very nice. Smile But Stephen you must stop feeling like you can't sing. Stop it now!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great chords, and very Sunday morning.

Lovely lead, like the break at 3.14 to the end.

Cheers Simon
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea - bass notes on chords totally change the flavor ... I personally like the description with the b5 but thats just me Smile

Ya know - this was so smooth that I didn't even hear the chords looping around - it just kept on going - very cool .. ugh I mean smooth man!

Man you didn't waste any time on getting in to this months tune! Isn't it great to be motivated and inspired at the same time!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Susan!!!!!
Always a pleasure seeing comments from you, thanks so much, and enjoy the Holidays.

Thank you Simon, I'm taking "Sunday Morning" as a compliment.
Razz

Art, it's so true, that the bass note can really change the mood of a chord, I remember long ago, when we did a version of Phil Collins' IN THE AIR TONIGHT, and the bass held the D, while the chords changed to C, then Bb, and it created so much mystery, and tension, I just love that!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow Stephen!
It's really beautifull!
And, to be honest, I think that if you find right words, you should have to sing exactly what you played with the guitar, as it's brillant! The melody is perfect, you just have to turn it in verse, bridge and chorus...and you're done!
It should work great as Christmas song!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Stephen;

Again I stand in awe as I hear smooooooooth!!! This is just BEAUTIFUL, and so heartwarming.

AN additional instrumental line would be nice somewhere...; however as a guoitar statement...it's complete and worthy...

My best regards !! John (ellll)
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Diego, I'm always very honored when getting compliments from you.
Very Happy

Hi John, I tried adding another guitar part, but deleted it, then another EP, and didn't like that, so I left it as is for now, but who knows what evil...I mean...What the future holds?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Stephen

Another lesson for me in great quality music - I decided to just enjoy the song and not try to analyse the chords, however tempting that is. I do love interesting chords though and you certainly create some beautiful tensions here with unusual bass notes.

Beautiful!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Dee, I got lucky on this one, I guess.
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