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  1. Thread: Stoner!

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    Here's something I just put up on YouTube. It's...

    Here's something I just put up on YouTube. It's definitely spacey and atmospheric and I think it falls under the Stoner header.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVYFvhZmdCA
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    Here's my extended ambient piece. I put it up on...

    Here's my extended ambient piece. I put it up on Youtube because I added stock photos to tell a complete story. It's called "Submerged".


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVYFvhZmdCA
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    If you look at almost any piano transcription...

    If you look at almost any piano transcription book it will likely be in C because that's the easiest key to play in. If you get a Yes songbook it will show 5 sharps, because that's the hardest key to...
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    There is a whole shitload of a lot going on...

    There is a whole shitload of a lot going on there. I will have to give this several spins to take it all in.

    ;)
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    I was listening to some ambient music lately so I...

    I was listening to some ambient music lately so I thought I'd take a shot at it.

    https://soundcloud.com/user-139631929/ambient-mix

    PS - listening back on it I think I'm going to try and...
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    Watching it now from their website. The picture...

    Watching it now from their website. The picture quality it a bit fuzzy, probably due to the lighting effects. Sound is great. Performance is awesome. Probably the only way I'll be able to see their...
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    What he said ^^^

    What he said ^^^
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    The key to this latest project was finding all...

    The key to this latest project was finding all sorts of musical sounds created with "pipes" - pipe organs, tubular bells, flutes, bagpipes - and making something upbeat. Now, in the time of Covid 19...
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    How the hell does she perform, play and sing...

    How the hell does she perform, play and sing while tweaking all those buttons?
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    I posted last week that one of the software...

    I posted last week that one of the software vendors I use for my musical instrument sounds is holding a competition. They have edited a 4 minute car chase sequence from season 3 episode 5 of...
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    hFx - I really like the song. Her vocals work...

    hFx - I really like the song. Her vocals work really well with the instruments. I also like your use of dynamics, soft moving to upbeat about 2/3 through. I could definitely listen to more of this....
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    Spitfire Audio (a company that makes and sells...

    Spitfire Audio (a company that makes and sells VST's and other sound libraries) is holding a competition. They want you to download a car chase scene from Westworld and score it. The winner gets a...
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    It's actually a Persion Ney, which is essentially...

    It's actually a Persion Ney, which is essentially a long stick-like wind instrument that is played out of the side of the mouth and therefore has a very breathy sound, like a pan flute.

    ...
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    Ha - fooled you Joe. Still just keys, but some...

    Ha - fooled you Joe. Still just keys, but some really great sounding VST's and a bit more practice at making them sound real. (On a side note I did play the tenor sax for a while but I don't have one...
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    So I've been secretly picking up the guitar again...

    So I've been secretly picking up the guitar again and seeing what I could do. I also tried my hand at the tenor sax, which I haven't played in a long time. I always felt that pan flutes had a...
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    "I trust in the government and look what I got?...

    "I trust in the government and look what I got?
    50 years of misery and body rot!"

    great line Joe
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDFBTdToRmw&featur...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDFBTdToRmw&feature=youtu.be
  18. I really like this. When is the full album due...

    I really like this. When is the full album due out?
  19. The Walking Dead Corona virus? Watch this!...

    The Walking Dead
    Corona virus? Watch this! (Daryl lets out a shrill whistle as the rest of the crew turn toward the woods ...)
  20. A funnier ending has Jimmy running from the honey...

    A funnier ending has Jimmy running from the honey bun shop, now that someone knows who he is, and moving to a small town in the Ozarks and practicing law again for an infamous family who owns a...
  21. Well, she doesn't make it into the regular series...

    Well, she doesn't make it into the regular series so it's either death or running for her life. She's certainly not there at the honey bun shop when he's on the run.
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    Wow, I really like those 2. - would definitely...

    Wow, I really like those 2. - would definitely pick up their album
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    I was making something completely different when...

    I was making something completely different when I found that guitar tone and stumbled into some old rock and roll riffs, so I just kept going with it and turned it into a musicians dream, or...
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    ..I've got tooooo much time on my hands ..... ...

    ..I've got tooooo much time on my hands .....

    I had a lot of fun with this one.

    https://soundcloud.com/user-139631929/dreaming-of-music
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    Nothing worse than being the last post on the...

    Nothing worse than being the last post on the previous page, so I moved it.

    Friday was my birthday to I treated myself to a day of making music. These days we need to make a more conscious effort...
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    Dean, you are simply awesome and a true pro. What...

    Dean, you are simply awesome and a true pro. What or who is it a tribute to?
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    Here's a question for you guys. When you are...

    Here's a question for you guys. When you are starting something new do you tend to write in the same key all the time or do you change it up? I would assume vocalists tend to start at or near their...
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    This is a song by Joey DeFrancesco, the inheritor...

    This is a song by Joey DeFrancesco, the inheritor of the title "king of jazz organ" from the legendary Jimmy Smith. I only hope that I did it some justice. I have taken a few master classes on-line...
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    When I was 7 years old I started accordion...

    When I was 7 years old I started accordion lessons. I played for 4 years and competed in talent shows until I switched to piano. Won some trophies back then but that damn thing ruined my left hand...
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    See for yourself

    See for yourself
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    Dimensionaut and Netflix Another Life

    Did anyone else notice that the ship on the Netflix tv show looks like the Dimensionaut album cover?
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    A really nice song. I have to ask, is this about...

    A really nice song. I have to ask, is this about a politician by chance?
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    I've been looking through some "Master Class"...

    I've been looking through some "Master Class" lessons that Ableton provides while I'm in lock-down. True, most of the music these guys make is club music, and not very musical or melodic to me, it's...
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    Sticky: So vitamin C possibly helps and NSAIDs possibly...

    So vitamin C possibly helps and NSAIDs possibly hurt, but also no hard evidence or word from the FDA or CDC. So why take the chance? Easier to just take a vitamin and avoid Advil for a while.
  35. Drastic Plastic, their last studio album, was the...

    Drastic Plastic, their last studio album, was the first I got and I fell in love with the songs on it, so I will always consider those my favorites.
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    Nobody making any new music with all this time on...

    Nobody making any new music with all this time on your hands?
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    Sticky: In this time when we should all be pulling...

    In this time when we should all be pulling together in national unity we hear that Democrats are stalling the relief bill with unreasonable demands. Then my Democrat daughter shows us a news report...
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    Sticky: One day in the not too distant future (I hope) we...

    One day in the not too distant future (I hope) we will look back and tell stories about our personal quarantine, how we bought that stock at the bottom and what it is worth now, how we miss playing...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FMGYycBAMU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FMGYycBAMU
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    My daughter says Corona Dub is the best one I've...

    My daughter says Corona Dub is the best one I've done so far. She says it conveys the anxiety in the world quite distressingly. The machine starting up and finally revving up to speed in the middle...
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    Here's something I threw together that I hope...

    Here's something I threw together that I hope captures some of the fear and angst in the world today.

    https://soundcloud.com/user-139631929/corona-dub
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    Just watched the first episode of Virgin River on...

    Just watched the first episode of Virgin River on Netflix. It's got a slight bit of the old show Northern Exposure to it, but no humor. Everyone looks like a model. I think it has potential.
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    Here's something I thought might represent some...

    Here's something I thought might represent some of the current fear and angst in the world these days.

    https://soundcloud.com/user-139631929/corona-dub
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    I liked the opening segment. He's obviously using...

    I liked the opening segment. He's obviously using some of the sounds on the VST plug in that he is selling. I don't appreciate his falsetto or the disco/club feel of the main song. I said that about...
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    Wow, cool surfer dude vibe in the beginning...

    Wow, cool surfer dude vibe in the beginning there. I hear the after effect resonance lending it a harmony-like thing, almost a vocal sound, and I like it.

    Isn't it great when you find a sound and...
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    The new Pat Metheny album made me want to do my...

    The new Pat Metheny album made me want to do my take on one of the old PMG songs, so here's a short take on Beat 70. Enjoy.

    https://soundcloud.com/user-139631929/pmg-beat-70
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    The new album made me want to do my take on one...

    The new album made me want to do my take on one of the old PMG songs, so here's a short take on Beat 70. I'm no pro and I certainly can't do what he or Lyle did but I enjoyed making it so please...
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    Nice tune and a sentiment all can appreciate. I...

    Nice tune and a sentiment all can appreciate. I especially like the vocals on this one.
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    I've been checking out Advent's Soundcloud page...

    I've been checking out Advent's Soundcloud page and I have to say I love the originals and the GG tribute stuff Alan. You guys must have a lot of fun syncing to each other in the studio. Pretty...
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    I like it Alan. You've got some great sounds...

    I like it Alan. You've got some great sounds there and nice picking. So this is 40 years old now ... what have you done lately?
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    It's an Arturia Keylab 88 MKII with an Ableton...

    It's an Arturia Keylab 88 MKII with an Ableton DAW. I've got a bunch of plug-ins from Arturia and others and the Pigments synth. For drums I like to use MT Power Drum Kit when I can and then...
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    I guess Phil won;t be doing this ... ...

    I guess Phil won;t be doing this ...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odLL042FKxE
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    So Joe, I didn't forget my promise to try singing...

    So Joe, I didn't forget my promise to try singing on the next track, so I pulled out some old sheet music and did a basic version of the song I wrote for our wedding 27 years ago. The instrumentals...
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    Yeah, little difference between 2/4 and 4/4. It's...

    Yeah, little difference between 2/4 and 4/4. It's really just a matter of the pace of things, I guess, but it worked conceptually. The 3/4 to 2/4 change is only obvious if you count the beats because...
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    I had an idea, probably a stupid one, but I took...

    I had an idea, probably a stupid one, but I took my song "Five Alive" written in 5/4 time and thought it might be fun to follow the theme and the chord progression and write a tune in 4/4 (Four...
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    I agree with many of the recommendations above...

    I agree with many of the recommendations above and will add some live prog I enjoy.
    crack the sky - live sky
    Genesis - the original live one with Gabriel in costume on the cover
    Happy the man -...
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    You know, I had one or two others say something...

    You know, I had one or two others say something similar, like it was just an introduction and needed to grow into something more. Maybe I'll take a shot at that sometime in the future - I'll have to...
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    I was also trying for a little Pat Metheny-like...

    I was also trying for a little Pat Metheny-like melody line, where it just travels over the chords. I think I have to work on that a bit.
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    So much better with the acoustic instead of the...

    So much better with the acoustic instead of the electric Joe. Beautiful.
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    Here's something ambient and melodic I wrote in...

    Here's something ambient and melodic I wrote in 5/4 while toying with some chord progressions. I actually had a hard time playing that piano lick against the click track, one bar on the click then...
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