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A Meeting Of East and West


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Fire_Angel

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In C# Minor, 'cause it fit somehow. This was originally based on a single phrase that I extracted from something else I was working on. It didn't fit in the original tune, but sounded vaguely oriental and when I followed where it led the original version of this tune came out. Thanks to VicDiesel for making suggestions after I uploaded an earlier version of this track; I think after following some of those this version sounds much better. A comment by Paul F. Page also made me alter it again to make the chord playing less repetitive. I'm happy with the tune now, hope others enjoy it and thank you to those who made suggestions after hearing the last two versions.
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Uploaded: Oct 13, 2012 - 05:43:32 AM
Last Updated: Oct 18, 2012 - 10:12:59 PM Last Played: Jul 14, 2017 - 12:28:06 AM
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Hardware:
PowerMac G5 Quad
Software:
GarageBand '08
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lyzak said 1773 days ago (October 13th, 2012)
A Meeting of East and West
A combination of clarity, simplicity, and inspiration - as these are the first sounds I've listened to this morning and the day already appears little more welcoming. Thanks for dl!
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Philip18 said 1772 days ago (October 13th, 2012)
Meeting
Gentle, pretty music - much enjoyed!
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Sigmund said 1772 days ago (October 14th, 2012)
East and West
This is a nicely done and interesting piano piece. I like that you didn't follow the conventional piano forms so overused today. While I din't hear the original versions, I would say you took the advice given well, to create a thoughtful, contemplative piece. Enjoyed -
Sig
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PeterB7858 said 1771 days ago (October 15th, 2012)
East and West
I enjoyed this piece again, Fire Angel. Great to see that advice from your fellow MJ'ers has been useful to you. The repeated motifs get inside your head. Thanks, Peter.
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egobandit said 1770 days ago (October 15th, 2012)
Plucky
Like how you bang out those notes they start to swirl after awhile, reminded me of Munk in a way I do hear an easter flair in it
very enjoyable!
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smokey bacon jnr said 1768 days ago (October 18th, 2012)
Nice chord progressions
very unusual progressions, but it works really well. Quite haunting.
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PaulaMunk said 1767 days ago (October 19th, 2012)
Very
enchanting. Sounds romantic. I do hear the oriental lilt. I could see fallen cherry blossoms stirred by a young woman's hand in a pool of otherwise still and pure water. Love it. Thanks.
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Bowman said 1765 days ago (October 21st, 2012)
Clear
yet mysterious. Lovely work.
Cheers,
Charlie
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johnwhitehead said 1762 days ago (October 24th, 2012)
East/West
I like the solo voice and the spaciousness in this. Has a fragile, glass-like quality that's compelling.Glad I stopped by.
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Sigmund said 1747 days ago (November 7th, 2012)
East and West
I hear the eastern influence, but what I think of first is George Winston's seasons. I like the way you keep the piece open and spacious. Great tone of the piano as well. Enjoyed!
Sig
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fambroski said 1747 days ago (November 7th, 2012)
:)
Absolutely enjoyed this.
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elektronix said 1745 days ago (November 10th, 2012)
Love this!
Very nice ruminant piece. Very well played and composed. Has a little asian (perhaps pentatonic) touch which is quite intriguing...
Thank you for sharing.
Bernd
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VicDiesel said 1740 days ago (November 15th, 2012)
Dreamy
I have no idea what the changes are wrt the older version, but this is quite lovely. Much enjoyed.
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Fire_Angel said 1739 days ago (November 16th, 2012)
Definitely different.
The specific changes that derive from your suggestions are: I tried a number of different piano sounds from those I have available and the current one sounds much better than my previous choices. I also lowered the velocity of many of the chords and some of the notes, as the "playing" wasn't in keeping with the mood. You were right, it does sound better that way. Paul F Page suggested changing some of the chord patterns to make them less repetitive, so I did that too. Once again I agree that it's an improvement. Lessons learned from fellow MacJammers are little treasures to improve my music.
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Name: Fire Angel
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