Nocturne

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fastlanephil
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641 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Post Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:34 pm

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.



https://soundcloud.com/fastlanephil/nocturne

ChamMusic
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893 posts since 12 Jun, 2006

Re: Nocturne

Post Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:55 am

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.

experimental.crow
KVRAF
5585 posts since 9 Mar, 2003 from The Druid Hills

Re: Nocturne

Post Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:49 pm

i liked this one ...
maybe knock the wet level on the reverb back a bit ...
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layzer
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5761 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: Nocturne

Post Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:06 pm

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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fastlanephil
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641 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Re: Nocturne

Post Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:45 pm

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.

fastlanephil
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641 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Re: Nocturne

Post Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:50 pm

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.

fastlanephil
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641 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Re: Nocturne

Post Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:15 pm

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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donkey tugger
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4968 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: Nocturne

Post Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:22 pm

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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biodiode
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428 posts since 23 Sep, 2003 from UK

Re: Nocturne

Post Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:37 am

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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Allomerus
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2109 posts since 28 Aug, 2012 from Melbourne, Australia

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Post Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:44 pm

Enjoyed this. It has a lovely touch to it and nice melodies...
Well done!
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seismic1
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9069 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Re: Nocturne

Post Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:49 pm

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

"He plays them great, great tunes."

Good work :)

Hellfog
KVRian
512 posts since 1 Jan, 2009

Re: Nocturne

Post Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:28 am

Nice, but i'm missing Yngwie here :hihi:

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Frantz
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4856 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Re: Nocturne

Post Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:19 pm

Very pleasant. :tu:

fastlanephil
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641 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Re: Nocturne

Post Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:54 pm

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:

fastlanephil
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641 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Re: Nocturne

Post Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:01 pm

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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