anyone wanna add to my ambient trombone thing?

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bernhardtjeff
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886 posts since 2 Jun, 2005 from Hawaii

Post Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:50 am

i sometimes improvise sparsely over slow, ambient loops. it occurred to me that i might turn these improvisations into something resembling songs, but i don't really listen to much ambient music and don't have any ideas what else to add to make them sound like more than just me improvising over a loop, so if anyone wants to add something to this, i'd be grateful. i'd prefer to keep it pretty sparse and quiet and not necessarily build to any kind of climax or anything. and i have in mind some acoustic instruments with lots of delay and reverb, but anything would be appreciated.

anyway, here's the file: http://sound.jp/jeff/s/jeffambient1.mp3

the tempo is 128. the tonic is f (f minor, i guess, but feel free to play with that). if anyone wants to add a similar but better bass part, i can put up a part with no bass, too.

vieris
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1369 posts since 21 Oct, 2004 from New England Transplant to West LA

Post Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:38 am

It's cool to hear horn work.. It's a rarity.
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smoddelm
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92 posts since 6 Apr, 2002

Post Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:38 pm

Enjoyed it as is. What else would you want to hear in it?

bernhardtjeff
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886 posts since 2 Jun, 2005 from Hawaii

Post Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:46 am

smoddelm wrote:Enjoyed it as is. What else would you want to hear in it?
well... it's difficult for me to think of something like this as more than just me playing along with an unchanging loop. but i don't know, maybe i just need to readjust my thinking and admit to myself that it's okay to consider this a song. i just had in mind something like jon hassell does these days: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCWnZ0qILUA

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mellotronaut
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10007 posts since 2 Jan, 2005 from somewhere in the woods

Post Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:06 am

Hey, it's great as it is!

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folderol
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5220 posts since 5 Aug, 2006 from UK - The Mudway Towns

Post Sat Apr 19, 2008 3:16 am

I pretty much agree with what the others are saying here. Nice lazy ambient track.

The only suggestions I would make would be for you to up the level on the horn a bit, and maybe record a second track so you have two instruments bouncing off each other so to speak.

That would of course be more of your work :hihi:
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bernhardtjeff
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886 posts since 2 Jun, 2005 from Hawaii

Post Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:17 am

folderol wrote:I pretty much agree with what the others are saying here. Nice lazy ambient track.

The only suggestions I would make would be for you to up the level on the horn a bit, and maybe record a second track so you have two instruments bouncing off each other so to speak.

That would of course be more of your work :hihi:
yeah, when i listened to it again, the horn seems a little quiet.

might tinker a little more, but i guess i'll consider it pretty much done then. thanks for the kind words, everyone.

thokay
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18 posts since 16 Feb, 2006 from dk

Post Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:01 am

Hi

I have done some experiments on your piece. Tell me what you think.

Here it is: http://thokay.com/

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thokay
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18 posts since 16 Feb, 2006 from dk

Post Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:09 am

OK then... I'll try again: http://thokay.com/audio/jeffs.mp3

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folderol
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5220 posts since 5 Aug, 2006 from UK - The Mudway Towns

Post Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:44 am

It is quite remarkable how much difference another person's ideas can make to a tune. This now has a distinctly sinister atmosphere.
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