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Warming Up

By CosmicCairns on January 7, 2016 1:40 am

A quick instrumental to ease myself back into the WeeklyBeats process.  I'm not sure yet if I have the time/energy/desire to do a full 52 weeks this year, but I'm going to give it a go starting now.  Happy 2016 everyone and happy WeeklyBeating.

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January 11, 2016 12:51 am

Great to have you back!

This is a great start! It's a little hard to listen to, though, mostly because you use the same chord for the entire song and make use of very few notes on the scale. Your melodies only ever use D, E, G, and A, and I think I heard an F# in the accompaniment, like, once. Keeping the listener interested and engaged in the song is super important, and that doesn't happen solely by switching instruments in the song. Give us some diversity!

January 11, 2016 1:02 am

nice drums!

January 11, 2016 1:19 am

Nice groove, dude. Sheesh, not sure what's up with the previous comment but I dig your warm up.

January 11, 2016 2:29 am
mint pixel wrote:

Great to have you back!

This is a great start! It's a little hard to listen to, though, mostly because you use the same chord for the entire song and make use of very few notes on the scale. Your melodies only ever use D, E, G, and A, and I think I heard an F# in the accompaniment, like, once. Keeping the listener interested and engaged in the song is super important, and that doesn't happen solely by switching instruments in the song. Give us some diversity!

That's a totally fair criticism.  I'm sure I will attempt some more complex melodies over the course of the year.  This was something I banged out very quickly just to get the ball rolling. Depending on time and motivation, I expect some weeks will probably be one-chord drones or grooves where others will be more fleshed out songs.  Thanks for listening and commenting though.  I appreciate it!

January 11, 2016 2:33 am
Pselodux wrote:

nice drums!


cfurrow wrote:

Nice groove, dude. Sheesh, not sure what's up with the previous comment but I dig your warm up.

Thanks, guys!  Looking forward to checking out your stuff over the coming weeks.

January 11, 2016 7:13 pm

I like the vibe!

January 12, 2016 3:11 am
exileFaker wrote:

I like the vibe!

Thank you kindly!

January 14, 2016 2:15 am

Yes, nice; the drums seem be out of sync though -- maybe the delay? Or it could be my new hearing aids.

January 14, 2016 2:54 am
Jim Wood wrote:

Yes, nice; the drums seem be out of sync though -- maybe the delay? Or it could be my new hearing aids.

I think I double-tracked the drums and intentionally moved them slightly off-sync from each other.  I was feeling a bit under the weather at the time and recording fast, so I don't actually remember to be honest.

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