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KVRian
967 posts since 1 Jan, 2009

Post Tue Aug 31, 2021 1:16 pm

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KVRAF
20583 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Post Tue Aug 31, 2021 3:31 pm

Okay, not that many instruments (according to rules) is ambiguous. How many instruments is "not too many?" 2, 3, 5?

At what point does it become "too many" instruments?

I mean a simple Piano/Bass/Drums arrangement is already 3 instruments and that's almost bare bones nothing.

So some clarification would be nice.

KVRian

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967 posts since 1 Jan, 2009

Post Tue Aug 31, 2021 4:14 pm

The theme is Simplicity without complexity, so it should be very simple and very few instruments 1-3.

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KVRist
247 posts since 10 Jun, 2007 from Netherlands

Post Wed Sep 01, 2021 4:23 am

I am working on a track with piano, guitar, drums and bass. The piano is essential but I cannot decide which of the others to drop. :(

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KVRAF
4426 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from South Yorkshire

Post Wed Sep 01, 2021 4:38 am

mountainmaster wrote:
Wed Sep 01, 2021 4:23 am
I am working on a track with piano, guitar, drums and bass. The piano is essential but I cannot decide which of the others to drop. :(
What about only 3 instruments playing at any one time, would that count?
Currently trying to turn noise into music. :neutral: Is boutique the new old?

KVRist
350 posts since 24 Sep, 2016

Post Wed Sep 01, 2021 6:10 am

are drums one instrument? or 3 instruments(kick, snare, hihat)?
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KVRian

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967 posts since 1 Jan, 2009

Post Wed Sep 01, 2021 7:24 am

3lu5iv3 wrote:
Wed Sep 01, 2021 6:10 am
are drums one instrument? or 3 instruments(kick, snare, hihat)?
Yes drums are one instrument.

KVRist
267 posts since 1 Oct, 2019

Post Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:34 am

The Noodlist wrote:
Wed Sep 01, 2021 4:38 am
mountainmaster wrote:
Wed Sep 01, 2021 4:23 am
I am working on a track with piano, guitar, drums and bass. The piano is essential but I cannot decide which of the others to drop. :(
What about only 3 instruments playing at any one time, would that count?
I would use 4 instruments and accept the points reduction which it might cause.
On the other hand, guitar + bassdrum = bassguitar / guitar + FX = bassguitar / bassguitar + FX = guitar /guitar + slide + FX = strange contrabass or cello? / a good string synth maybe = guitar and bassguitar and violin and cello and contrabass

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addled muppet weed
86367 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Wed Sep 01, 2021 9:52 am

hmmmm ...

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addled muppet weed
86367 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Wed Sep 01, 2021 10:30 am

so, minimal voicings, 4 mins, simple but beautiful.
not sure about the last one (eye of the beholder and all that) but i guess i can do something this month :D

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addled muppet weed
86367 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Wed Sep 01, 2021 12:06 pm

trying a simple "piano - tape delay - tape." type thing.
piano bit, sorted, delays keep just nudging me a little over 4 mins :cry:

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KVRAF
5031 posts since 5 Aug, 2006 from UK - The Mudway Towns

Post Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:53 am

I really must make an effort this month. Been lacking inspiration for so long :(
It wasn't me! (well, actually, it probably was)

KVRist
385 posts since 21 May, 2020 from germany

Post Fri Sep 03, 2021 8:24 am

what a coincidence.

as i don't feel like i have any more musical ideas at the moment - i improvised a small calm piece; consisting of drums, synth and piano. fits your description perfectly. if it is nice and beuatiful... oh?! ... well then you have to decide.

maybe this will be my last piece for a long time.

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addled muppet weed
86367 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Fri Sep 03, 2021 11:50 am

tomtom1 wrote:
Fri Sep 03, 2021 8:24 am

maybe this will be my last piece for a long time.
no! :smack:

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KVRist
247 posts since 10 Jun, 2007 from Netherlands

Post Sat Sep 04, 2021 1:17 am

@Dirtgrain, your submission is not downloadable.

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