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How about a cello?

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There is a nice Cello sample, played rather forcefully, in the McGill University Master Samples. It’s called cello martele, but it’s not as short as the other martele bow strokes. This one is more just an accented tone.

Another remix

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Adjusting the relative levels of each instrument.

Never Mix with Cans

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The arpeggio was too soft, but with headphones, I didn’t notice. Fixed it.

A bridge from a circle of fifths

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Make a bridge from a circle of fifths. How simple. Since the introduction is in C major, go up a 5:4 (17 steps in 53) to E minor, then down a 3:2 (31 steps) to A, down a 3:2 to D, down a 3:2 to G, then up a 77:76 (one step) to G+, then down a 3:2 (31 steps) back to C major. 77:76 is the ratio of a single step in 53 tone equal temperament (or Equal Divisions of the Octave, EDO). If the 3:2 were really a 3:2 instead of 31 steps of 53 EDO, and if the 5:4 were really a 5:4 instead of 17 steps of the 53 EDO, then the comma would be 81:80, instead of 77:76. But it’s close enough for audio work.

Add another finger piano

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I added a finger piano playing arpeggio based on descending triads. 6:5:4 and 11:9:7 in the key of C.

The percussion is more of that sitka spruce board with the contact microphone and an assortment of combs, rocks, screws, and other devices glued to the surface. One makes a kind of “cookie” sound from a metal comb with different length prongs.