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    Challenging!

    Quote Originally Posted by Spal View Post
    Hello everyone,

    It is a very good idea to share our compositions. Can't wait to listen to other memebers stuff.

    Here is a composition I recorded last year. If anyone is interested I can give the sheet music with pleasure.

    Take care.



    S.

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  3. #152

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    Restlessly lyrical

    Quote Originally Posted by Ricmolina View Post
    I am a NYC composer guitarist and conductor.
    I've been at it for 50 years so I won't bore you with my experiences.
    Instead I'd like to share a composition for three acoustic guitars and bass.
    I shoot and produce my own videos music. I hope this inspires.

    Thanks for watching and listening.


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    Great for looking through the spaceship window on the way to Mars


    Quote Originally Posted by jbromusic View Post
    Here's one of mine from a few years ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter C View Post
    Only 4 likes? I find it beautiful.
    Thank you, Peter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergio View Post
    Hi, I've spent most of my guitar time (on and off for year long stretches) making up things, and only now started to study and learn a bit - I went for jazz (that's why I'm here now). Here's a tune I did on chemo two years ago, so maybe chemo isn't so bad It's not jazz but maybe there's something jazz like in it? Dunno



    here's another, way older one

    Twilight Blue by Gonorreo | ReverbNation

    I'm having a lot of fun listening through all the previous posts on this thread, lots of diversity, some of them blew me away!
    Thanks for posting, that's beautiful.

    (I think I broke the internet, the like button won't work for me).
    B+
    Frank (aka fep)

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    Here's a fusion tune I wrote last year to showcase one of my friends on the vibraphone. The head is full of double strokes, which he has gotten really good at lately.



    Guitar solo included, of course
    Guitarist/Violinist - Pittsburgh, PA
    YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/SixStringSolid
    Vibraphone fronted ambient/fusion:
    https://www.facebook.com/InnerUrgeBand/

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    Quote Originally Posted by McJazzer View Post
    Here's a fusion tune I wrote last year to showcase one of my friends on the vibraphone. The head is full of double strokes, which he has gotten really good at lately.



    Guitar solo included, of course
    I'm so happy to hear new music written for vibraphone. Nice live performance and live recording!

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    Thanks so much JCat! It's one of my favorite instruments.
    Guitarist/Violinist - Pittsburgh, PA
    YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/SixStringSolid
    Vibraphone fronted ambient/fusion:
    https://www.facebook.com/InnerUrgeBand/

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    Cool tune! I wish more people would do original jazz. Get out of the museum!

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    And young'uns, not moldy old figs like me!
    Beauty is as close to terror as we can well endure. -Rainer Maria Rilke

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    Thanks guys
    Guitarist/Violinist - Pittsburgh, PA
    YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/SixStringSolid
    Vibraphone fronted ambient/fusion:
    https://www.facebook.com/InnerUrgeBand/

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    Here is one from my recent album:


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    Quote Originally Posted by rictroll View Post
    Here is one from my recent album
    Satori is a Japanese Buddhist term for awakening, "comprehension; understanding". It is derived from the Japanese verb satoru. In the Zen Buddhist tradition, satori refers to the experience of kensh(o), "seeing into one's true nature".

    That just about sums it up

    I absolutely love the textures you two create.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter C View Post
    Satori is a Japanese Buddhist term for awakening, "comprehension; understanding". It is derived from the Japanese verb satoru. In the Zen Buddhist tradition, satori refers to the experience of kensh(o), "seeing into one's true nature".

    That just about sums it up

    I absolutely love the textures you two create.
    Thanks again, Peter!

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    Ok, yes I found an old song I composed years ago like in 2007 here in Sacramento. Me and by brother on bass started a jazz quintet called "In the Pocket", I think there's only 4 of us on this recording. I call it Otra Vez, in english it means Once Again! Anyways, I wrote the song and I hadn't even completed the melody line yet for the bridge part and it's easy to hear that. It's my take on Latin Jazz. Please feel free to comment as lead guitar is my weakest area and I've even started threads on that topic! Oh, just so you know ahead of time, the volume is really low but you can still hear it. I live and learn. ~Cheers!
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    Speaking of Kyoto, Nibiru has been renamed Mount Inari, because I’m not putting out a tune based on a stupid JGO forum in joke.

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    C'mon, take a listen. Earn me .00000007 cents! ha. I'm playing all. Actually midi upright bass. That's why it's in tune anyway....


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    As usual some lovely stuff here.

    I'm glad Peter C seems to have recovered his equilibrium. It's always upsetting when things disappear although there's usually a fairly good reason for it.

    Incidentally, Peter, I've still got Lost Balloon and just listened to it again. It's quite pretty but simply repeats the tune twice with no improv, which is a bit odd. It's at least two years old and I haven't touched it since then. I might re-record it if I get the urge.

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    I would enjoy a thread about the compositional process if there were enough people interested in participating.

    It’s quite common now for gigs to be mostly my original music. For this reason I don’t want to spam this thread, it seems a good place for those who are getting into composition. I’ll put my stuff in ‘showcase.’

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77 View Post
    I would enjoy a thread about the compositional process
    I think that's a good idea too. Why don't you start it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragman1 View Post
    I think that's a good idea too. Why don't you start it?
    I will, when I get a chance to contribute something’s maybe next week.... I think it doesn’t really work when I try and start a thread without offering something.

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    Just checked my cdbaby account. Guess I overestimated.

    Aug 19, 2019 YouTube Music Sale $0.00 details

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    My composing nowadays is mainly for the quintet around singer Eva La Voix. I do all the composing of our own work (lyrics by Eva, but melodies all by me). It’s very poppy but jazzy enough for TJGF?











    It’s all recorded rehearsals, so with mistakes and all. We did some studio recordings recently but I can’t publish those yet!
    Jazz, Funk, Soul & Boogaloo: My group | Listen to Hip Jazz a Go Go! | Jazz, Soul, Blues: Eva La Voix

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    Here's a music video I just finished putting together from my jazz group's concert at a local university. For the last song we had 6 percussion students come up to do an orchestrated arrangement of one of our originals. Marimba, vibes, gong, chimes, suspended cymbal, concert bass drum, etc. I especially like how the chimes added to the synth melody at the end.

    I only wish we had a video shot of the entire group from the audience's perspective. Our camera in the back died just before this last song.
    Guitarist/Violinist - Pittsburgh, PA
    YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/SixStringSolid
    Vibraphone fronted ambient/fusion:
    https://www.facebook.com/InnerUrgeBand/

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    One of mine.

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    Some neofusion here:

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    I guess I'm just old-fashioned :-)


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    Plenty of wonderful music in this threat. I'll chime in with a brand new jazzy song of mine called Meant For Me. Would be happy for any suggestions on guitar, vocals or composition. Thanks


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    This is the first ever rock song I have composed, albeit they are loops from Garage Band. I was able to get a Steinberg UR22 this past week as my USB Interface so I can plug in my electric guitar on my Ipad. I'll be recording rock songs composed of more original material shortly. Also, I am not a real drummer, but I played drums for a few years in college. I was able to get the complete set of Cobus Method DVDs at Amazon and it's on the way. Hopefully, I'd start making some original drum beats as well.


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    Original drum beats should be interesting.

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    Carbon Copy - The Inner Urge

    Guitarist/Violinist - Pittsburgh, PA
    YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/SixStringSolid
    Vibraphone fronted ambient/fusion:
    https://www.facebook.com/InnerUrgeBand/

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    Many think it my best. (Note: I've changed one lyric in the verse from 'and September turns to may' to the more sensible 'that's the time for us to say'---it's on the edited demo, which I'm too stupid to know how to upload).

    Vicki Doney, vcl, Steve Ash, pno Recorded 2006




    Shelter has a lyric---it's printed on Melody Messenger, available for purchase:

    1. Shelter by joel fass | Free Listening on SoundCloud This isn't the instrumental version from Melody Messenger (somehow deleted from SoundCloud) but a demo for the 1st commercial recording. Good band, nice lady, but I'm not wild over what she did w/it (wrong lyric, wrong melody). She paid me, though...


    Your Call is VERY Important To Us... by joel fass | Free Listening on SoundCloud

    Ray Macchiarolla going a little crazy in studio on the forthcomoming Joel Fass and Friends Jam for Eddie Diehl (the other tracks are straight ahead swingers or ballads...



    You're My Foundation---lyric co-written by Jimmy Norman as payback to the Jazz Foundation of America---is seen here in a JFA PSA video featuring Quincy Jones and the late Dr. John---neither of whom heard of us (well, Dr.John must have know about Jimmy, who wrote lyrics to Time is on My Side and with Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix. Note 2 things: the singers in the choir are all JFA clients; and the BS story Jimmy tells introducing the song is just that---the idea was MINE, not his to write it for the JFA.

    JFA is a musician's charity that has done amazing work for musicians in need. They about saved my life, helped me move---among many other things. And they do them daily for so many of us. To learn more/donate: Jazz Foundation of America

    All songs by Joel Fass (c) Exemplar (ASCAP) You're my Foundation co-written w/Jimmy Norman Nude Dude
    Last edited by joelf; 11-15-2019 at 10:46 AM.

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    Thank you, Vladan. It's only a long noodle and an experiment really. I re-wrote the 12-bar like this:

    C - Am - Bb7 - A7
    Dm - E7 - Am - D7/Ab7
    Dm - Db7 - C/Eb7 - Ab7/G7

    The first Dm is an F sub and the second is a G7 sub, so the 'rules' are maintained... I think

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    Airship

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    Here's an album I released last year. All of the tunes except tracks 3 & 6 are original compositions.


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    Inspiration hit me on the bus back to Philly last night. This may be one of my better lyrics. Def gonna be a waltz w/sing-along chorus:

    Rise Joel Fass (C) 2019 Exemplar (ASCAP)

    The Sun watched Lazarus rise up again
    One gray and overcast day
    So Lazarus rose, then the sun came out
    To chase the rain and clouds away
    What a wonderful day!

    Chorus:
    Rise, Lazarus, rise
    The Sun watched Lazarus rise
    Then rose, himself, to the skies
    Glad to watch Lazarus rise

    The Sun saw Jesus being crucified
    One gray and overcast day
    And Jesus rose up, then the sun came out
    To chase the rain and clouds away
    What a wonderful day!

    Chorus:
    Rise, Jesus, rise
    The Sun watched Jesus rise
    Then rose, himself, to the skies
    Glad to watch Jesus rise


    Then the Sun watched the serpent try to rise
    One gray and overcast day
    Satan tried to rise, but the Sun locked the skies
    And the rain just fell and fell
    As the devil fell back into hell

    Chorus:
    Rise, you Sun, do rise
    To watch for the good and the bad
    The good always gets you glad
    While the malicious just makes you mad

    So rise up, mankind, rise
    As the Sun will open the skies
    When mankind has grown to be wise
    And the Sun will be glad----to watch man----kind----rise!

  42. #191

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    Hello!
    I'd like to share my first attempt to compose a piece for solo guitar. I was more and more fascinated by this style and finally dare to try. I would really appreciate any comments, what could have been done better as I'm already working on another tune in this fashion


    (I have also posted this video in the Showcase area, but now I've found this thread.
    If it shouldn't be doubled, please just delete the thread in Showcase)
    My solo guitar composition: https://youtu.be/hmQnOJDUyGc


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    I haven't been writing much lately, but a semi-regular gig and a walk along the Hudson River seem to be getting the juices flowing ...



    John

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    Cool tune, and nicely played!