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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.
  9. 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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    Nice track. A very listenable song. You are...

    Nice track. A very listenable song. You are inspiring me to try singing on the next thing I record.
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    Lyle (RIP) has stated in the past that one of his...

    Lyle (RIP) has stated in the past that one of his influences was Rainer BrŁninghaus, who played on many Eberhard albums. You can definitely hear some similarities in their playing.
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    Here's an experiment I made using a Shepards...

    Here's an experiment I made using a Shepards Scale (more info on what that is here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shepard_tone). Basically it is a scale that seems to keep rising, or falling,...
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    Welcome Neron. I listened to a few tracks and may...

    Welcome Neron. I listened to a few tracks and may click on a few more later. I like your long formats and complex themes. There's plenty of interesting ideas in there. One thing I noticed that you...
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    Prog appreciation night on the turntable.

    Prog appreciation night on the turntable.
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    I've been listening to the new IQ album and I...

    I've been listening to the new IQ album and I guess I've been influenced.

    https://soundcloud.com/user-139631929/film-noire
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    Gave it a listen ... meh, not for me

    Gave it a listen ... meh, not for me
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    The one track I'm having problems with is the...

    The one track I'm having problems with is the last one on the first disk, For Another Lifetime. Just can't like the beginning vocals, but I love the end of the song.
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    Yeah, this is all midi from my keyboard. Probably...

    Yeah, this is all midi from my keyboard. Probably why it sounds as clean as it does.
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    Thanks, it came with Ableton Lite free. I think I...

    Thanks, it came with Ableton Lite free. I think I could use more than 8 tracks sometimes but this will do for now. Upgrading costs $300 so I think I will stick with what I have and learn all the...
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    Nothing to disagree with on any of these, except...

    Nothing to disagree with on any of these, except many of these same artists had 4 or 5 or 6 in a row I could list.
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    Thought you IQ fans might appreciate my small...

    Thought you IQ fans might appreciate my small tribute to a band that continues to make great music.

    https://soundcloud.com/user-139631929/iq-other-side
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    Here's a little tribute to one of my favorite...

    Here's a little tribute to one of my favorite current symph prog groups.

    https://soundcloud.com/user-139631929/iq-other-side
  48. Dementia puts a huge amount of strain and stress...

    Dementia puts a huge amount of strain and stress on the ones taking care of parents. Don't be guilty if you have feelings of relief now that she is gone, it's natural. Remember that you did the right...
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    Probably one of the only things I agree with you...

    Probably one of the only things I agree with you on Carlberg. ������
  50. I thought you meant just the song ... But the...

    I thought you meant just the song ... But the whole album!!! What an effort of love. Beautiful interpretation.
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    Nice job, you should join the SoundCloud thread...

    Nice job, you should join the SoundCloud thread and post there with the rest of us who play and record.
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    Joe, live the drive of that tune. The guitar solo...

    Joe, live the drive of that tune. The guitar solo sounds to me like you've channeled Stanley Whitaker, and that's a good thing.
  53. I know this is an old thread but I just recorded...

    I know this is an old thread but I just recorded something on my new keaboard that I think people on this thread might like. So here's a link. Enjoy ...
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    So I found a nice pretty flute tone and a cool...

    So I found a nice pretty flute tone and a cool electric guitar, which I was able to add a nice distortion to using cabinet lead plug in. Here's what I made, copied from a live album most of you prog...
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    OK, so expensive high end systems are "fussy",...

    OK, so expensive high end systems are "fussy", but if you spend that kind of cash don't you want to be precise with what you bought? Isn't it worth going the extra mile to dial it in perfectly? It's...
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    4 blocks north standing on a corner on 9/11....

    4 blocks north standing on a corner on 9/11. You've all seen the pictures and know the story, so no need to elaborate. Talk about taking time to process.

    As for car accidents, I saw a 1975 Camaro...
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    I wouldn't have a clue how to incorporate any...

    I wouldn't have a clue how to incorporate any kind of video, not would I want anything like a live video over my shoulder. I personally wouldn't find that interesting. It would have to be some kind...
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    Joe, I like the straightforward nature of your...

    Joe, I like the straightforward nature of your recent track. Core rock and roll and a nice guitar solo.

    Matt, I like your melody on the board jam. How did you get involved with that? Where does...
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    Yeah, I was trying for something pseudo-metal...

    Yeah, I was trying for something pseudo-metal with a little inspiration from Opeth's latest on the Mellotron chorus vocals. Not quite there yet. I probably need some super duper metal-like drum VST...
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    Something a little harder this time 'round ...

    Something a little harder this time 'round

    https://soundcloud.com/user-139631929/metal-jive

    (edit - added a bit more drum and bass)
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