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By Devieus on January 11, 2018 8:52 pm

So this week I just kinda did some stuff on my melodica, then followed up on that with some ukulele. It's not terrible for something that has no set tempo or anything, though I do realize my mic is probably not the best for this.

Analog will have to combine with electronic from now on, preferably a little more structured. Good thing electronic is good with that.

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January 15, 2018 12:48 am

Old country blues on a dirtroad. i can almost hear the clacking of hooves.

January 15, 2018 5:36 am

Lovely.  This inspires me to break out the melodica!

January 15, 2018 9:40 pm

Good stuff.

January 15, 2018 10:39 pm
orangedrink wrote:

Lovely.  This inspires me to break out the melodica!


You should totally do that.

January 16, 2018 9:26 am

nice playing and recording.

January 16, 2018 12:53 pm

Very nice heart. I got some serious... pensive mood listening to this. Like when you watch to camp fire.

January 16, 2018 1:30 pm
zlatovlas wrote:

Very nice <3. I got some serious... pensive mood listening to this. Like when you watch to camp fire.


I've taken some cues from older songs in previous years by other people and used it broaden my horizon on what type of song elicits that strong emotional response. One song in particular is SILVERTONE by BlondieBrunetti in 2012 (https://weeklybeats.com/blondiebrunetti … silvertone). To be fair, the Silvertone stuff isn't that good for a campfire feel like a melodica, so I got that going for me.

Honestly, it's easier to make that kind of music than to describe the emotion.

January 16, 2018 4:14 pm

I like the way it breathes.

January 18, 2018 10:30 am

Tfw everything went to shit but you keep it cool anyway. Nice tune smile

January 18, 2018 2:28 pm

Now I want a melodica. Great atmosphere!

January 18, 2018 3:04 pm
purelygrey wrote:

Tfw everything went to shit but you keep it cool anyway. Nice tune smile


I was quaking the entire time.

antler wrote:

Now I want a melodica. Great atmosphere!


You should totally get one if you can. They're great composing tools and cat deterrents.

January 19, 2018 2:41 am

Sitting by the campfire, sipping a warm cup of cocoa, chilling out with friends... . ..  nice!

January 21, 2018 12:47 am

T think the mic sounds nice. Maybe it hasn't a hifi sound, but it fits quite right with the vague nostalgic feeling of the piece. Nice

January 21, 2018 8:02 am
laguna wrote:

T think the mic sounds nice. Maybe it hasn't a hifi sound, but it fits quite right with the vague nostalgic feeling of the piece. Nice


The problem is the noise canceling kills the long notes of the melodica. I'll check if there's an option to turn it off for the next time.

January 21, 2018 8:52 pm

awesome, so chill smile

January 22, 2018 12:54 am

January 22, 2018 12:54 am
kaedo sevaada wrote:

oh my gosh - i just realized he's playing that with his nose - ouch! melodica's are so fun!

January 22, 2018 6:58 am
kaedo sevaada wrote:
kaedo sevaada wrote:

oh my gosh - i just realized he's playing that with his nose - ouch! melodica's are so fun!


There are worse ways to play a melodica. I wouldn't say it's ideal, but it beats blowing it out of your ass.

January 22, 2018 7:07 am
Devieus wrote:
kaedo sevaada wrote:
kaedo sevaada wrote:

oh my gosh - i just realized he's playing that with his nose - ouch! melodica's are so fun!


There are worse ways to play a melodica. I wouldn't say it's ideal, but it beats blowing it out of your ass.

true smile

January 23, 2018 6:41 pm

I think it has a good character.
Ist a live recording, not perfect, but OK.
Nobody is perfect and no Musicstyle is everybodys thing.
I like the Melodys and agree with Podling.

January 23, 2018 6:55 pm
m2K7 wrote:

I think it has a good character.
Ist a live recording, not perfect, but OK.
Nobody is perfect and no Musicstyle is everybodys thing.
I like the Melodys and agree with Podling.

It's worse than that, it's a raw recording. Those are never going to get out of your shirt.

January 23, 2018 7:31 pm

Is it OK if I like Melody?

January 23, 2018 7:52 pm

this is awesome.

January 23, 2018 8:30 pm
m2K7 wrote:

Is it OK if I like Melody?


I don't know who this Melody person is, but sure.

JANX wrote:

this is awesome.


Much appreciated, Ms. J.

January 25, 2018 10:13 am

This is super interesting. I like the kind of lilting mood you create.

January 25, 2018 6:02 pm

I like the nostalgic feeling of this and the breaths in between smile

January 28, 2018 11:04 pm

Feels like your taking us along in a small boat. Maybe a pirate skiff (I don't know what a skiff is, but I think I'm correct here). Always great to hear an acoustic tune. Nicely done

January 29, 2018 12:29 am

Nice interplay, and you're keeping it really organic here.  (Respect from a fellow uke player!)

January 29, 2018 6:51 am
Bellebushka wrote:

This is super interesting. I like the kind of lilting mood you create.


I guess that's a word for it.

Tone Matrix wrote:

I like the nostalgic feeling of this and the breaths in between smile


Gotta keep them breaths in for maximum authenticity, though I knew full well it would add to the emotion.

NWSPR wrote:

Feels like your taking us along in a small boat. Maybe a pirate skiff (I don't know what a skiff is, but I think I'm correct here). Always great to hear an acoustic tune. Nicely done


It's a little boat used to get onto the shore due to shallows. It'll fit the band at least.

onezero wrote:

Nice interplay, and you're keeping it really organic here.  (Respect from a fellow uke player!)


Interestingly the uke part was probably the least organic part, I recorded the melodica improvisation first, then sectioned it off into chords for the uke and recorded that in parts. You can get away with a lot of things if the mic is as bad as this one.

January 30, 2018 1:03 pm

hot damn. i'm sorry i've been sleeping on your stuff. this is great. reminds me of a tune i would hear in the Name of the Wind world

February 6, 2018 10:58 pm

this is super lovely!! big_smile heart

February 7, 2018 12:01 am
Spaceman Fantastiques wrote:

hot damn. I'm sorry I've been sleeping on your stuff. this is great. reminds me of a tune i would hear in the Name of the Wind world

I've never heard of that, but I reckon it fits a lot of things.

thisissami wrote:

this is super lovely!! big_smile <3

Thanks, I agree.

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