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SOTM - August 2016: Wave

jimmylh

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No we don't but we just forget to comment, I often set a track playing then go off reading stuff whilst I listen and forget to go back :)

Jx
I'm basing this on the number of plays I get on soundcloud for any given month. For example I may average 20 plays the first post. Second post 9 or 10. Third post I'm lucky if anyone listens at all. Just my experience.
 

Jeanette

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I'm basing this on the number of plays I get on soundcloud for any given month. For example I may average 20 plays the first post. Second post 9 or 10. Third post I'm lucky if anyone listens at all. Just my experience.
I promise to listen to your last attempt just tag me :)

Jx
 

Veggie Dave

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Trouble is folks tire of listening to the same person after the second or third post.
Sadly true ... so produce a track that's all solo instead. ;)

That way, you get to let rip, we get to hear you letting rip and it's a brand new track so no problem of people being uninterested in listening to the same song again. :thumb:
 

Colin the Bear

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Change the tempo too. Different embellishments become apparent at different tempos tempting you to get lost and find your way back in different ways.
 

ac30kev

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Change the tempo too. Different embellishments become apparent at different tempos tempting you to get lost and find your way back in different ways.
True. And it helps to create a different vibe to the tune.
 

jbtsax

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Excellent tune and some nice versions so far.

My favourite performance is a live recording by Dexter Gordon from his superb album(s) Swiss Nights.


What a sound and what great music !

Rhys
I have been really studying this tune, and this transcription is a "master class" by Dexter Gordon on what notes sound "hip" over the changes. His "quotes" of other Jobim tunes are delightful as well. @Colin the Bear What's not to like???
 

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Still only one chorus, but I made some changes. This one is in the key of E instead of D like my other one. I'm playing my Selmer SA80ii instead of my YTS- 82z, and I played around with mic placement and settings. Feedback welcome.
I was in the groove and it suddenly stopped.:(
 

jimmylh

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I was in the groove and it suddenly stopped.:(
Thanks for listening Rob, I really appreciate it. I was mainly seeing what kind of sound I could get and I wasn't ready to try a solo. I'm getting closer to following the changes and will post a final take before the month is out.
 

jbtsax

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I liked some of your ideas in the solo. My only critique would be the synth is too loud in the mix during the bridge.
Thanks for that comment. I guess I was trying for "lush" and made it "loud" instead. It always helps to have another set of ears for projects like this.
 

jimmylh

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Thanks for that comment. I guess I was trying for "lush" and made it "loud" instead. It always helps to have another set of ears for projects like this.
No disrespect meant because I like to add those things to the bridge myself. I just thought it was loud enough to make your playing harder to hear in that section.
 

David Dorning

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Thanks for that comment. I guess I was trying for "lush" and made it "loud" instead. It always helps to have another set of ears for projects like this.
The backing volume was fine for me, and I would add "lyrical" to the list. Really enjoyed the impro!
 

Veggie Dave

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'Might' being the operative word.
Oh, I don't think it is. ;)

Here is my best effort (edited) so far on this marvelous tune.
I was wondering when you'd join in. :)

I think I prefer the second half as it sounds, to me at least, that you go from playing the song the way you think you should play it to letting the song play you and you letting it. If that makes sense...
 

jbtsax

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I was wondering when you'd join in. :)

I think I prefer the second half as it sounds, to me at least, that you go from playing the song the way you think you should play it to letting the song play you and you letting it. If that makes sense...
At first I wasn't quite sure how to respond to this comment, but upon reflection this is my answer. "Wave" as composed and performed by Jobim has a gentle and flowing melody, and as such I feel it needs to be played in that style. On the other hand when improvising my own melody over the changes, I am free to develop my ideas and go beyond the boundaries of the original melody.
 

Veggie Dave

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Obviously, how I hear it isn't necessarily how anyone else hears it, but it sounded to me like the second half had a better flow. Nothing to do with note choice, more that you came through in the second half and it feels like it has more heart.

I'm sure I'm explaining this really badly...
 
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