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Ballon Drum Song

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More percussion, some changes to the bass line to add glissandi, and two alto flutes instead of one.

Trumpet Music for Flute, Harp, and Finger Piano but no Trumpet. Now why is that?

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This time I’ve added a bit of intentional “munchkinization” to some of the samples. That is, I intentionally use a sample of a note two or three notes lower than normally chosen, which results in a sharper timbre. The choice is randomized. The effect is kind of like playing closer or farther from the bridge on a string instrument. The effect is applied to the finger piano and harp chords and arpeggios.

The first few measures are all here

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Now that the first few measures have been complete, I need to go back and liven things up a bit. There’s too much repetition here.

more Niama

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Shifted down to the key of G minor with a C in the bass.

More Naima

As you may know, I am somewhat obsessed with the song Naima by John Coltrane. For those who would like to wander down a jazz alley consisting of nothing but people playing nothing but Naima, as I did tonight on Rhapsody, here’s a playlist.

My Rhapsody Playlist

You have to have the service, which is great if you like other people’s music and are willing to sit at your computer and listen, neither of which I am. But, you never can tell when you might be at someone’s house who pays the $10-15 dollars a month to have unlimited access to music at their computers. I only listen to music while I walk, or if my kids are playing. That’s why I prefer podcasts. But that’s just me. This experiment with 33 versions of Naima has been terrific. I highly recommend it if you can spend the time. I only listened to the first 24 bars or so of each. Can you imagine what Barry White could have done with this song if had set his mind to it? Breathless…

Naima #17

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Extended. There is some tuning problems at the end. The last two chords are a 7/4 major to an 8/5 major. I’m going to have to look into that some time…