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  1. #211
    I've no idea what this is although it's fairly interesting. And bleak. God knows why it's called Scarborough either, I've never been there. Nothing to do with the Fair anyway. More dark than fair :-)

    It's 32 bars long but formless. The repetitions give it apparent form but there's actually no pattern. It's in Em, of course, but it had to be in something. Nor do I know what style it's in. Acoustic, folk, blues, jazz, country? No idea.

    There are some finger slips etc but don't let it worry you



    Incidentally, don't think Scarborough's some horrible place, it's not. It's a popular and attractive seaside resort!

    scarborough - Bing images

  2. #212
    Well, after a sort of splurge this thread has almost died. It doesn't look as though we're writing stuff any more. But I got the urge to do something the other day (or night). It's called Am I Sad? ... but not really, it's just a tune :-)


  3. #213
    Thank you, citizen74. There is life after all!

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    Still haven't listened, but you should change the title to "Dm, I Sad", or I will make contrafact, one day, by that name.


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  5. #215
    "Dm, I Sad"

    I don't quite understand that one. Do you mean 'Damn, I'm sad?'! You don't mean 'D minor, I'm sad' presumably.

    I wasn't sad at all, of course. I just listened to it back and that title popped into my head. So I kept it.

    What's all this about not even listening to it, having no guitar, etc etc? You in jail or something??!!

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    Wiki:
    Nigel Tufnel, one of the members of the musical spoof megagroup Spinal Tap, speaks of "a musical trilogy I'm working on in D minor which is the saddest of all keys, I find. People weep instantly when they hear it, and I don't know why."
    Now when I listened to it, I can say I'm not in jail.
    It was the moment I saw Am ..., I thought no, not Am, Dm is the sad one.
    Last edited by Vladan; 07-29-2017 at 06:33 AM.

  7. #217
    Quote Originally Posted by Vladan View Post
    Wiki:

    Now when I listened to it, I can say I'm not in jail.
    It was the moment I saw Am ..., I thought no, not Am, Dm is the sad one.
    Right, I get it. It's obscure, but I get it :-)

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    Tufnel's tune may have been sad and in Dm, but the song's working title was....


  9. #219

    First post, a little scared...

    I'm sure I'm breaking all sorts of protocols by posting this; style-wise, sound-wise, recording-quality wise, but here goes. More funk than jazz, more jazz than rock, welcome to my weird musical brain. Also not sure if the file is attaching...
    Attached Files Attached Files

  10. #220
    Heres one I've been working on for a while...pardon the extreme reverb

    Jeff Matz, Jazz Guitar:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/jeffreymatz

    "Of what use is a dream, if not a blueprint for courageous action?"

    --Adam West, as Batman, 1966.

  11. #221
    Quote Originally Posted by Rhythmisking View Post
    I'm sure I'm breaking all sorts of protocols by posting this; style-wise, sound-wise, recording-quality wise, but here goes. More funk than jazz, more jazz than rock, welcome to my weird musical brain. Also not sure if the file is attaching...


    Can you host on Sound cloud or do a YouTube thing? Folks are generally wary of downloading stuff here.
    Jeff Matz, Jazz Guitar:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/jeffreymatz

    "Of what use is a dream, if not a blueprint for courageous action?"

    --Adam West, as Batman, 1966.

  12. #222
    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont View Post
    Can you host on Sound cloud or do a YouTube thing? Folks are generally wary of downloading stuff here.
    Right! Rookie move, sorry.

  13. #223
    Maybe this is better?

    Egeria by Paul Strom | ReverbNation

  14. #224
    Quote Originally Posted by Rhythmisking View Post
    I'm sure I'm breaking all sorts of protocols by posting this; style-wise, sound-wise, recording-quality wise, but here goes.
    You're not doing any such thing. It's an open jazz forum and this thread is for your own compositions. Of course, if you don't want to mix with the riff-raff* there's always the SHOWCASE thread for world-class level jazz players... or even better than that!

  15. #225
    Quote Originally Posted by ragman1 View Post
    You're not doing any such thing. It's an open jazz forum and this thread is for your own compositions. Of course, if you don't want to mix with the riff-raff* there's always the SHOWCASE thread for world-class level jazz players... or even better than that!
    The riff-raff are my tribe!

  16. #226
    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont View Post
    Heres one I've been working on for a while...pardon the extreme reverb
    You are duly pardoned.

    Actually I really liked that. I wasn't sure at first then, as it went on, I began to enjoy it; it kind of floated along and took you with it. It's subtle, it may have repetitions but it wasn't repetitive. Clever - but I'd expect that from you anyway. So there.

    Btw, as we're here, I've been meaning to ask you if you'd have a go at Caravan sometime. I want to see what you make of it. I think it's tricky but you might make mincemeat of it, I don't know

  17. #227
    Quote Originally Posted by Rhythmisking View Post
    The riff-raff are my tribe!
    Tribal music is all about us, take my word :-)

  18. #228
    I made a soundcloud page, hopefully this is easier...


  19. #229
    Quote Originally Posted by ragman1 View Post
    You are duly pardoned.

    Actually I really liked that. I wasn't sure at first then, as it went on, I began to enjoy it; it kind of floated along and took you with it. It's subtle, it may have repetitions but it wasn't repetitive. Clever - but I'd expect that from you anyway. So there.

    Btw, as we're here, I've been meaning to ask you if you'd have a go at Caravan sometime. I want to see what you make of it. I think it's tricky but you might make mincemeat of it, I don't know
    Man, I've beer trying for a month...I can't get anywhere with it. I even put it in E...F/E...E7b9...went all Spanish...

    How can a song with such a cool A section have the corniest B section ever?
    Jeff Matz, Jazz Guitar:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/jeffreymatz

    "Of what use is a dream, if not a blueprint for courageous action?"

    --Adam West, as Batman, 1966.

  20. #230
    Quote Originally Posted by Rhythmisking View Post
    I made a soundcloud page, hopefully this is easier...

    Man, I love it! It's jazzy, it's fusiony, it reminds me a little of Phish (from me, that's a compliment)...very cool knotty little tune.
    Jeff Matz, Jazz Guitar:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/jeffreymatz

    "Of what use is a dream, if not a blueprint for courageous action?"

    --Adam West, as Batman, 1966.

  21. #231
    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont View Post
    Man, I've beer trying for a month
    Is that one of those Freudian slips? :-)

    But seriously... it's not entirely un-Bossa given the 7b5s and 69s but when you start improvising it doesn't come over that way, it's more modern/avant-gard. It's like it has that bossa flavour but isn't held by it. Which is good, I think, because it means you're not thinking rigidly within a certain style or format.

    I didn't mind at all that the A and B flowed into each other. It was less obvious than 'That was A, now this is B'.

    I think only once did my ears prick up. At 2.15 you hit an obvious dom7 sound which, up till then, wasn't that audible. Maybe that was a bit corny in the total context, but that's all.

    No, I liked it, and I liked the improv a lot too. Lifted it out of the realm of the ordinary. It's a good tune. Needs a name :-)

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    I think Mr. B was referring to Caravan, not his tune here.

  23. #233
    Yes, Caravan. Can't get that one rolling, "beer trying" or not

    Right now, I like my tune. It needs a name...it's pretty representative of how I'm hearing things now...simple melodies with interesting chords.

    I'm working on a tune now that repeats the same 4 bar melody 4 times, but harmonizes it differently each pass through...I'll post that one as soon as I figure out how I'm getting back to the top
    Jeff Matz, Jazz Guitar:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/jeffreymatz

    "Of what use is a dream, if not a blueprint for courageous action?"

    --Adam West, as Batman, 1966.

  24. #234
    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont View Post
    Heres one I've been working on for a while...pardon the extreme reverb

    Enjoyed it very much. Thanks for sharing! The reverb is just right

  25. #235
    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzthebee View Post
    I think Mr. B was referring to Caravan, not his tune here.
    Thank you, fuzz, on the ball as always. I must be a bit dozy these days. I put it down to doing Caravan too much.

    Okay...

  26. #236
    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont View Post
    Yes, Caravan. Can't get that one rolling, "beer trying" or not
    You're not the only one. I keep saying it's tricky.

    How can a song with such a cool A section have the corniest B section ever?
    Well, that's the thing. Given the extended exotic verse what do you do over the bridge? If that had been 'Arabic' too it wouldn't have been a jazz tune. Not properly anyway.

    So they had to think of something else. And I think it's really clever. The chords are dom7s and they played that 6th sound over them. Sounds open, like the desert at night when you're resting and looking up at the stars... That's the way I see it and I like it!

    Right now, I like my tune. It needs a name...it's pretty representative of how I'm hearing things now...simple melodies with interesting chords.
    I still like it. Even if it's not Caravan

    I'm working on a tune now that repeats the same 4 bar melody 4 times, but harmonizes it differently each pass through...I'll post that one as soon as I figure out how I'm getting back to the top
    Looking forward to that.

  27. #237
    As you know, I like to go wacky now and again, it satisfies something in me. Maybe I'd go nuts if I didn't do it


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  29. #239
    Not wishing summer away but I did this and realised it sounded wintery, so it's called Frost. Sorry about that


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