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    Quote Originally Posted by joelf
    Leavin' was my (I thought permanent) farewell to NY. This one is an appreciation---and a returning home song (which is real---already have).

    Here's a lyric sheet and lead sheet:
    (You can Take me Out of New York, But) You Can't Take New York Out of Me Joel Fass (c) 2020 Exemplar (ASCAP)


    Verse (rubato):
    Rolled the dice once more,
    Bet my wad on someplace new
    Thought I had the answer this time for sure
    But I only rolled snake eyes,
    So I came down with the blues
    But this time I came up with the cure:


    (Instrumental tempo set up---4 bars)
    (walking swing 12/8 feel tempo):
    Every time I think 'I'll try
    For a fresh start somewhere new'
    I get nowhere but back to reality
    Guess you can take me out of New York
    But you can't take New York out of me


    Jitneyed to Jakarta,
    Hit the pier in Peru
    Yet still I felt out at sea
    'Cause you can take me out of New York
    But you can't take New York out of me


    Bridge: You scrutinize every line
    From every brochure
    Pick a land you bet’s exotic and new
    Make the move, then it hits you hard:
    You’re still the same old you


    So 'adieu', headin' home,
    With a new attitude
    Gonna change my ways
    Instead of my address
    Kiss that Big Apple ground,
    In deep gratitude
    'There's no place like home'
    Ain't just a platitude---
    (ritard, held note on 'yes') And, yes:
    Coda (slower): I'll toast old friends at the tavern
    Raise a glass to bein' home free----
    'Cause you can---(rit) take me out of old New York
    But you can't----take---New York---out of-----me-----(fine')
    Chrissakes, Joel, I don't want to look at a lot of writing, I wanna HEAR it! Don't you ever record your stuff? It's music, not literature!!

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    Space is the place!!!

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    Backing track for one of my songs. There is version with vocals, but I do not have it on hand now.

    Projekat Lesly @ Rke Koke, 7/4 instr./Augmented Reality Driving

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    I stopped sending my compositions here.I'm not sure if anyone is listening to this, it's too much and it's a mess. Sorry.

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    Star student Gabe Preston & crew taking a wild ride on my tune The Man Who Cared Too Much---Chris's, Philly, July 22 (night after my birthday).

    Nice job, lads and lasses...


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    Lead sheet...
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    One of my favorites among my recent songs. Backing vocal will have to be amended but you get the idea.

    "Honey, put some pants on 'fore you go outside!"



    If you're like me, you don't wanna work at all.Play guitar, write songs, watch a little football.Read old books, take long walks in the local park.God help me if I have to drive after dark. [PRE-CHORUS] I didn't see it coming I'll hate to see it go. [CHORUS] But if this is my last day---that's okay How did I measure up? Well, who's to say? You want some famous last words, I'll quote my bride: “Honey, put some pants on 'fore you go outside.”If you're like me, you get called a bum a lotAnd told you really don't deserve any good thing you got“You're indifferent, lazy, you just stumble alongWhen life kicks your ass, you just write another song.” [PRE-CHORUS] [CHORUS]When I was a boy, I knew that I could flyI didn't need a plane, or a reason why.I was swirled up tingling into the moonlit skyAnd I'm still, I'm still, I'm still enjoying that ride. [PRE-CHORUS] [CHORUS] If you're like me, that's all you got to say.

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    I have a bad problem of writing CG music that I am too lazy to learn to play. Here is one piece I recorded about 10 years ago. KRB is my daughter who was 3 or 4 when I wrote this. It’s based loosely on a 12-tone row, but hopefully no listener would notice. The Scofield tune Chank was also going through my mind at the time


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    Hi guys,

    I'm new to this community and also i'm pretty new in jazz.
    Started 2 years ago to pick the guitar back up after 6 years ignoring it.
    Since then i'm following guitar lessons to get back on track. After that said

    Here is my first written gypsy jazz song ever, feel free to feedback ! i already know that the tempo sometimes ain't that great !



    cheers !

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    Hi fellas, I just released this album, full composed and produced by me, lofi beats and smooth jazzy futuristic guitars.

    Let me know what you think, cheers.

    Lofi Noodles - Album by Dembora | Spotify

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    Quote Originally Posted by Basshead View Post
    Hi fellas, I just released this album, full composed and produced by me, lofi beats and smooth jazzy futuristic guitars.

    Let me know what you think, cheers.

    Lofi Noodles - Album by Dembora | Spotify
    I like this very much! Thank you. Perfect to listen to while I work.

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    Thanks GuitarJay! thats the whole point, while working, driving, even studying....

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    Joys of General MIDI sound bank

    Projekat Lesly: Na Na Na, MIDI 2nd Video MIDI Techno

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vladan View Post
    Joys of General MIDI sound bank

    Projekat Lesly: Na Na Na, MIDI 2nd Video MIDI Techno

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    Nice! The overall vibe of the audio and video reminded me of the early days of MTV.

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    Here's an EP i released fairly recently featuring UK vibraphonist Tim Bowden :
    Four Improvisations (EP) | PEZHED
    Sample track:

    i'm playing the guitar and bass stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarJay View Post
    Nice! The overall vibe of the audio and video reminded me of the early days of MTV.
    Thank you, I take it as compliment. General vibe is what it's all about.

    Factually, music was made and recorded approximately 1999-2000, based on memories (pretty vague) and impressions I had of music played in club Mazzo (Amsterdam) around 1992-1994. I was not trying to recreate that music and/ or that sound, but rather comment on it.
    Video is from 2012.

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    Turn The Time (Original Song) – Jason Sioco Blogs

    A song that I made spontaneously while jamming on my MIDI keyboard. Ala Keith Jarrett.