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Postby fastlanephil; Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:34 pm Nocturne

Here's a solo piano neo-classical work that I recently completed. You might hear some pop music influences in this. A slight diversion from my recent output.

I'm using the Garritan CFX Concert Grand.



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ChamMusic
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Postby ChamMusic; Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:55 am Re: Nocturne

A simple, effective bit of pop / light classical piano...works very well overall.

The only moments that grated on my ear were when you add that 7th note in the bass and then it didn't descend further as expected...obviously rules are there to be broken, but in this straightforward harmonic context I just wanted it to go there every time.
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Postby experimental.crow; Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:49 pm Re: Nocturne

i liked this one ...
maybe knock the wet level on the reverb back a bit ...
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Postby layzer; Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:06 pm Re: Nocturne

melodic-ly rich. i think the note volumes are alittle too similar.
not sure if its from compression bringing up the quiet ones
up with the louder ones. whichever, IMO it would sound more natural
with more volume variance and dynamic range to them. enjoyed regardless :tu:
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Postby fastlanephil; Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:45 pm Re: Nocturne

ChamMusic wrote:A simple, effective bit of pop / light classical piano...works very well overall.

The only moments that grated on my ear were when you add that 7th note in the bass and then it didn't descend further as expected...obviously rules are there to be broken, but in this straightforward harmonic context I just wanted it to go there every time.


Thanks for the comments ChamMusic.

Yes that missing 7th note stuck out like a sore thumb in this instance so I removed it. Either it has to do with the CFX Grand Piano or the sampling. A little bump in the road on a pleasant ride.
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Postby fastlanephil; Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:50 pm Re: Nocturne

experimental.crow wrote:i liked this one ...
maybe knock the wet level on the reverb back a bit ...


I’m glad you liked it experimental. crow.

The verb was a piano recital hall in EW Spaces. Yes, not exactly front row seats.
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Postby fastlanephil; Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:15 pm Re: Nocturne

layzer wrote:melodic-ly rich. i think the note volumes are alittle too similar.
not sure if its from compression bringing up the quiet ones
up with the louder ones. whichever, IMO it would sound more natural
with more volume variance and dynamic range to them. enjoyed regardless :tu:


Thanks for the comments and appreciation lazer. I didn’t spend too much time adjusting individual note volumes or sections after playing it in. I’m a little rusty with the piano playing and the Garritan CFX Concert Grand is a pretty dynamic(touchy)virtual piano. At least in default mode.
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Postby donkey tugger; Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:22 pm Re: Nocturne

ChamMusic wrote:
The only moments that grated on my ear were when you add that 7th note in the bass and then it didn't descend further as expected...obviously rules are there to be broken, but in this straightforward harmonic context I just wanted it to go there every time.


:hihi: I was thinking exactly the same thing...go down the scale damn you!

Lovely little piece notwithstanding mind.
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Postby biodiode; Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:37 am Re: Nocturne

Listening to what I assume is the updated version and I enjoyed this, on the whole. It was nice, light and elegantly done.
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Postby Allomerus; Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:44 pm Re: Nocturne

Enjoyed this. It has a lovely touch to it and nice melodies...
Well done!
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seismic1
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Postby seismic1; Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:49 pm Re: Nocturne

Easy listening in the literal sense. Very easy to listen to.

"He plays them great, great tunes."

Good work :)
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Postby Hellfog; Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:28 am Re: Nocturne

Nice, but i'm missing Yngwie here :hihi:
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Postby Frantz; Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:19 pm Re: Nocturne

Very pleasant. :tu:
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Postby fastlanephil; Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:54 pm Re: Nocturne

biodiode wrote:Listening to what I assume is the updated version and I enjoyed this, on the whole. It was nice, light and elegantly done.


Thanks biodiode.

It’s the original posted version. I ain’t changin’ nothin! :lol:
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Postby fastlanephil; Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:01 pm Re: Nocturne

donkey tugger wrote:
ChamMusic wrote:
The only moments that grated on my ear were when you add that 7th note in the bass and then it didn't descend further as expected...obviously rules are there to be broken, but in this straightforward harmonic context I just wanted it to go there every time.


:hihi: I was thinking exactly the same thing...go down the scale damn you!

Lovely little piece notwithstanding mind.


Thanks for commenting donkey tugger.
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