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The Kid Who Wanted To Be A Cowboy [FINAL]


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I was reminded by J.A. Stewart that I have been a member at MJ for ten years!

The past few years have been a journey toward getting a music degree. Having come from a musical and artistic family, I chose the visual arts early on. In 2004 I wrote my first musical composition. Now, ten years later, I have graduated with that degree. My musical inspiration is my father who played a numerous amount of instruments including the banjo. He was always supportive in everything I did. This composition is dedicated to you, 'Paw'. I love you dad!

I graduated on May 10th with an AS degree in Music Theory from Niagara County Community College. Part-time for the past four years was the pace I had to endure... Full-time at the university was too grueling! I ended up with a 3.43 overall (3.86 in the music concentration).

This is a story about a kid who wants to be a cowboy after riding the lead horse on a merry-go-round. He always dreams about cowboy stuff, and after his trip to the carnival, he dreams some more... Take a journey through the mind of a kid and his horse. But first, he has to wash his hands and eat dinner...
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Uploaded: May 15, 2014 - 03:24:40 PM
Last Updated: May 16, 2014 - 10:05:09 PM Last Played: Aug 11, 2017 - 11:18:59 AM
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magnatone said 1196 days ago (May 15th, 2014)
Kid/Cowboy
geez - you have such incredible classical chops Al - this is really terrific and thanks so much for the D/L.
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Alimar said 1190 days ago (May 21st, 2014)
Karen
Thanks a million! Now, if I only could play them!
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davisamerica said 1196 days ago (May 15th, 2014)
What
A delightful musical trip ,... Well done indeed!
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Alimar said 1190 days ago (May 21st, 2014)
Sir
Thank you!
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Vic Holman said 1195 days ago (May 15th, 2014)
cow-kid
you painted a pretty aural picture. the hint of the merry go round music is a nice touch. adding the banjo is different and cool
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Alimar said 1190 days ago (May 21st, 2014)
Spilled a bit...
...of paint in the process. Thank you!
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MikeRobinson said 1195 days ago (May 16th, 2014)
Very nice
A very interesting and complex piece of music ... that must be a really good school!   ;-)   It is literally what I think of a “cinematic soundtrack” being, namely, a well thought-out series of musical moments that support and tell a story.
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Alimar said 1190 days ago (May 21st, 2014)
My teachers were great!
Thanks for the wonderful comments.
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Philip18 said 1195 days ago (May 16th, 2014)
Cowboy
Delightful - this certainly tells a story. I love the variety in the melody. There's complexity in the arrangement, but it doesn't create fussy or overproduced music. All that study was clearly worth the effort, Alimar!
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Alimar said 1190 days ago (May 21st, 2014)
Thanks so much
I appreciate your listening and commenting.
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Dadai.2 said 1194 days ago (May 16th, 2014)
Does it get much better?
No, it really doesn't. From pencil tool to master of classical orchestration. I am jazzed that I have been here to witness to progression. Keep riding, cowboy!
Alimar said 1190 days ago (May 21st, 2014)
Back in the days...
...of Ikabod and Cluckerfluff. Thanks for the mamories!
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PeterB7858 said 1194 days ago (May 17th, 2014)
The Kid Who Wanted To Be A Cowboy
Time very well spent, Al. You compose engaging, musically interesting works that showcase a wonderful appreciation of all the tonal varieties possible from traditional, and non-traditional, orchestral instruments. A light touch combined with a jaunty feel make this special. Happy 10th MJ birthday and congrats on the music degree. Regards, Peter.
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Alimar said 1190 days ago (May 21st, 2014)
Your words...
...are too kind! Thanks for your continued support.
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gadzooks said 1193 days ago (May 18th, 2014)
The Kid Who Wanted To Be A Cowboy
Beautiful piece ... very visual ... nice way to start my day. I love the way you put that banjo in ... impressive composition.
Cheers
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Alimar said 1190 days ago (May 21st, 2014)
Banjo
Thanks for listening and great comments.
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MidiOrleans said 1193 days ago (May 18th, 2014)
Cowboy
Congratulations!
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Alimar said 1190 days ago (May 21st, 2014)
It was a long haul
For me, at least. Thank you.
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VicDiesel said 1192 days ago (May 19th, 2014)
Congratulations!
You've clearly passed your orchestration class. This is much more like a real orchestra than most of what passes for orchestral on this site.

Very nifty piece, and much enjoyed.
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Alimar said 1190 days ago (May 21st, 2014)
Grateful
For your kudos. Much appreciated.
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grah3am said 1192 days ago (May 19th, 2014)
Evocative
...as all good soundtracks should be. It doesn't need it, but an animation would be great with this.
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Alimar said 1190 days ago (May 21st, 2014)
Animation
Just look inside my head! Thanks for your words.
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Sigmund said 1190 days ago (May 20th, 2014)
To Be A Cowboy
Very nice work - and congrats on your degree - very impressive!
Sig
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Alimar said 1190 days ago (May 21st, 2014)
Sig
Thank you very much.
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Doug Somers said 1190 days ago (May 21st, 2014)
Boy's dreams
Light and jaunty as Peter said. This is full of fun and daydreams - nicely orchestrated (love that bass clarinet BTW) and the banjo as a tribute to your dad is great. A fine work which through its themes and tempos tells a sepia tinged story. Very nicely done! Appreciate the dload too.
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Alimar said 1190 days ago (May 21st, 2014)
Doug
Thanks for always stopping by to listen and comment! I am humbled.
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KCsGROOVE said 1190 days ago (May 21st, 2014)
the kid
congratz ! 10 years on macjams and a degree in composition :-)
great compositional skills
a joy to listen :-)
KC
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Alimar said 1190 days ago (May 21st, 2014)
KC
Thanks for giving this version a listen. And thanks for everything else.
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Henke said 1182 days ago (May 29th, 2014)
Brilliant
Story and execution. And congratulations to your fine degree - and not the least to your 10 years at MJ!

Thanks for all your contributions through these years and take care,
Henke
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Name: Alimar
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Schooled in graphic design, photography, philosophy and astronomy, with a little psychology thrown in. I have been around music and art ALL my life. I was raised in an artistic and musical family. My Mother was an artist, and my Father still paint... [see more]

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