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mjf1947

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« on: March 07, 2018, 01:36:10 PM »
Here's something I been planing about with .....

Piccolo, Oboe, Bassoon, Percussion, Xylophone.

What do you think .... borrowed part of theme (with permission from Sandalwood) from a post.

Mark

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Re: Dance
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2018, 02:07:14 PM »
OK, Mark, the jury's still out on this one for me. I think the instrument choices don't sit well with me. That piccolo seems out of place. Any special reason why you picked this instrumentation? It does sound dance-like. Semi-exotic? That was catchy. What happened in measure 7 with the snare drum part? The notes change and, to my ear, so does the instrument--is that a bass drum or a snare with snares off?

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Re: Dance
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2018, 02:59:54 PM »
OK, Mark, the jury's still out on this one for me. I think the instrument choices don't sit well with me. That piccolo seems out of place. Any special reason why you picked this instrumentation? It does sound dance-like. Semi-exotic? That was catchy. What happened in measure 7 with the snare drum part? The notes change and, to my ear, so does the instrument--is that a bass drum or a snare with snares off?

The percussion did alternate between the snare and bass ..... Originally ... the pic part was soprano recorder.

This is a very rough presentation.  Just wanted to throw it out there.  The effect I desire is a 21st century Renaissance dance feel.

I'll continue to fuss with it and with the instrumentation. I do like "exotic" quality though.  :o

All other feedback appreciated.

Mark

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Re: Dance
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2018, 05:22:56 PM »
Mark, that sounds very interesting! I hear the piercing piccolo functions well: complementing and highlighting. However, some other instrument, a sopranino(?) recorder for instance, could sound more in place, as (I think) Art points out, as well. As to percussion, maybe you could try a couple of other percussion schemes to see if they better support the concept/atmosphere. Perhaps, judicious use of tambourine could be a part of that percussion scheme, contributing to the modern "olden times" feel. Have you tried short 16th passages with the xylo, it might be worth a try to see if they would fit.

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Re: Dance
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2018, 06:36:18 PM »
Mark, that sounds very interesting! I hear the piercing piccolo functions well: complementing and highlighting. However, some other instrument, a sopranino(?) recorder for instance, could sound more in place, as (I think) Art points out, as well. As to percussion, maybe you could try a couple of other percussion schemes to see if they better support the concept/atmosphere. Perhaps, judicious use of tambourine could be a part of that percussion scheme, contributing to the modern "olden times" feel. Have you tried short 16th passages with the xylo, it might be worth a try to see if they would fit.

Reha

Hey did you recognize the borrowed thematic material?  I did have a tambourine ..... took it out.  I'll revisit it again.  I try the sopranino .... I did play around with the soprano recorder.  I am still finding my way here.

Mark

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Re: Dance
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2018, 03:04:09 PM »
I like!  I do agree with prior comments about the percussion - I don't think the bass drum worked well.  Keep working on it.

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Re: Dance
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2018, 02:50:25 PM »
Okay .... Here's some tweaks ... nothing spectacular.   Dropped the Piccolo and made/added other melody adjustments.  Fixed the bass drum part too.

I'll leave it alone now .... I just wanted to play with Sandalwood's melody a bit.

As the title says .... It's a Dance.

Mark



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Re: Dance
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2018, 03:45:10 PM »
It's indisputably a dance.
 
I could see the dancers having fun with it, each dancer relating to one of the three interlocking themes.
 
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Re: Dance
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2018, 05:56:41 PM »
Nice little piece.

Regarding the instrumentation, I liked it, although I think it would be better with a flute rather than a piccolo.
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Re: Dance
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2018, 07:03:34 PM »
Nice little piece.

Regarding the instrumentation, I liked it, although I think it would be better with a flute rather than a piccolo.

The revised version ... drops the piccolo.

Thanks for the review.

Mark