Jazz Fusion Composition

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  1. bobmeredith

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    This is a little experiment using a few outside concepts. It's like Bill Bruford meets Mike Stern meets Weather Report.

    I hope you like it, I'll have to redo the guitar solo oneday, the strings were old and the intonation is a bit suspect in places.

    Compositionally I'm reasonably pleased with it

    Bob

    EDIT: With the help of some fine folks here I set up a soundclick page and uploaded 4 tunes. This should help new folks to the thread bypass the problems below.

    Eaten By Snakes: A jazz fusion track with some outside sounds. Influenced by Bruford, Stern, Scho, and Holdsworth.

    Aardvarks Delight: An acoustic tune with Ralf Towner influences

    Flying Glass: Another Jazz/fusion piece. Don't know what influenced this.
    (not my best solo, the phrasing is awkward and it loses focus) I'll redo it in the next few months)

    Stevie: A blues/pop tune with Jan Akkerman, SRV, and Satriani influences.

    http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=801217&content=music
     
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    Ah Bob.. this wouldn't download for my ancient dial-up connection ..
    was truly intrigued with the way you described it ..
     
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    Sorry mate,

    It's a bit long, I'll send you to the site and you can try the Lo Fi version

    http://www.mp3.com.au/bobmeredith
     
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    The site's clean, but how many tunes can I upload to sound click?
     
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    As many as you'd like ...
    Plus, there's a lot of benefits to posting there..
    Give it a few moments & check it out ..
    It's really quite easy ...
     
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    I've opened a soundclick site, I don't know how long it takes before a song is vetted or approved. I take it the songs won't appear for a few days.

    http://members.soundclick.com/bobmeredith

    Did my original link work for anyone else. It wasn't responding for a few minutes but seems ok now.
     
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    I’ve tried Bob but it’s not working for me either.
     
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    Keep trying the original folks, but I'll repost the thread when my Soundclick account is approved.

    Thanks All
     
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    Got it!

    Very nice Bob! Definately had those influences for me. Lots of Berlin era Bruford for sure. Bass was very nicely done. Was that you too? Guitar solo started with the classic Holdsworthian whammy work. Had lots of great moments in there. Very impressive job Bob!
     
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    Bob, no dice on my mac book pro

    Can't listen to it

    I tried both links provided, and the player window pops up, but then nothing
     
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    I don't think the soundclick clips will show up until they are approved, which may take a few days. Does anyone know how long the approval/vetting process takes?

    The mp3.com site works for me (maybe because I have the right codecs?) but seems not to respond from time to time.

    I've found that if you click on the play button on the main page it doesn't work. Double click on the song title and access a play button from the songs window. Hope this helps.
     
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    That was cool, pretty out there!
     
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    Thanks Mate!

    I couldn't even find my own tunes on soundclick.

    I'm in the process of uploading some more of my tune.

    Aardvarks Delight: An acoustic tune with Ralf Towner influences

    Flying Glass: Another Jazz/fusion piece. Don't know what influenced this.
    (not my best solo, the phrasing is awkward and it loses focus) I'll redo it in the next few months)

    Stevie: A blues/pop tune with Jan Akkerman, SRV, and Satriani influences.

    This link should get you to all 4 tracks (I hope)

    http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=801217&content=music
     
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    Very cool .. You've got it down now ..
    Will spend some time checking out your excellent music

    Now if you want to send a link to a certain specific song..
    Just click on the words: full song

     
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    Very cool melody that takes you on trip, but i need to take another listen to see if it unfolds or "peaks"

    Definitely here the influences you mentioned

    the vibes reminds me of Zappa

    The beats and bass lines are great

    Did you do those tracks, too ?

    I am a little bit picky about the lead tone, but do like the solo performance

    it comes in at the right time and is set up very well

    those keyboard voicings and proression would put o a smile on Joe Z's face fer sher

    Good Job
     
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    This basically sums up my opinion, I couldn't have said it better myself.

    And I'll definitely check out your other tunes.
     
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    Thanks for your kind words everyone. I played the Keyboard and bass parts in with a midi synth. Although I play bass I chose the midi approach because I can get a wider variety of sounds.

    All of it was done at home on VST, then taken to a studio where I recorded the drummer, then took it home to be mixed.

    None of my recorded stuff was meant to be a showcase for my playing; more of a pre production run for my compositions, I'd love to do a live recording once I put my fusion band back together. This kind of stuff needs the input of other players once the basic structure is learnt.

    I agree about the guitar tone, I find it very difficult to get a guitar tone to translate on to a recording medium.

    I hope to get more time in June when I pay my mortgage out and quit my day gig and go back to teaching full time.

    I figure I should be able to spend days selecting the right recorded sounds, like some of you guys have done.
     
  20. yZe

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    One thing I might add is that try to incorporate more of the melody material into your solo if possible

    The weather report vibe reminded me of their 1982 album alot
     

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