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Phryggin

By Devieus on July 22, 2018 1:20 pm

How about that Phrygian mode. It's really not my kind of thing, but it's nice to have tried at least.

Also featuring the choir, I couldn't get it quite as dreary as I wanted it to be and MMM seems to have a distinct hatred for signatures that aren't 4/4, so I half-assed it for the most part. It still came out okay though.

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July 23, 2018 12:41 am

Well played and synced from melodica to the choir. I like the breathy quality. What? MMM does not respect the 4/4? Pshaw and poppycock I say.

July 23, 2018 12:46 am

I always enjoy when you break out the melodica, good use of the choir for the backing. What time signature is it in? I'm afraid I'm not very good at identifying them if they're not 3/4 or 4/4 sad

July 23, 2018 12:48 am

Phryggin awesome

July 23, 2018 1:50 am

The opening melodica line has a bit of a sea shanty feel to me.  Then the choir definitely gives it more of an ominous  almost funereal vibe.  Nice.

July 23, 2018 5:21 am
NWSPR wrote:

Well played and synced from melodica to the choir. I like the breathy quality. What? MMM does not respect the 4/4? Pshaw and poppycock I say.

Thanks. It's actually the only thing it respects. It's a very limited DAW that only has 3/4, 4/4 and 5/4 signatures and pretends the other two don't exist, but I mostly just use it for the instruments, because Magix doesn't want you using it elsewhere.

Gab Manette wrote:

I always enjoy when you break out the melodica, good use of the choir for the backing. What time signature is it in? I'm afraid I'm not very good at identifying them if they're not 3/4 or 4/4 sad

It's 3/4, or maybe 6/8, though it doesn't do anything fancy enough to need to be 6/8. It's just kinda how it ended up, though I probably could've made it 4/4 if I tried.

Mission Crossing wrote:

Phryggin awesome

I'm more of an Ionian guy, maybe Lydian.

CosmicCairns wrote:

The opening melodica line has a bit of a sea shanty feel to me.  Then the choir definitely gives it more of an ominous  almost funereal vibe.  Nice.

That's the vibe I was going for, though I feel it could've been a lot more dramatic.

July 23, 2018 8:50 am

This is great! Somehow I get some kind of a campfire vibe out of it...lovely smile

July 23, 2018 3:35 pm

Intriguing combination of two forms of vocalization. Much liked.

July 24, 2018 9:43 am

Sounds kind of like music to a soundtrack for an old fashioned movie, or as someone else mentioned, a sea shanty, cool stuff!

July 24, 2018 5:02 pm

Solo instrument songs heart Nice melody work, and the choir accompaniment is spot on.

July 25, 2018 6:28 am
Ashen Simian wrote:

This is great! Somehow I get some kind of a campfire vibe out of it...lovely smile

That must be the melodica's doing.

Jim Wood wrote:

Intriguing combination of two forms of vocalization. Much liked.

The choir is more of a bass, but not deep in the bass register.

LydiaPrimate wrote:

Sounds kind of like music to a soundtrack for an old fashioned movie, or as someone else mentioned, a sea shanty, cool stuff!

It's the rare sea western, cowboys vs pirates.

hieme wrote:

Solo instrument songs <3 Nice melody work, and the choir accompaniment is spot on.

Thanks, I did what I could.

July 25, 2018 9:26 am

Thats beautyfull!
For the dreariness i think it's absolutly there and i like it.
I always dig for melodies like this. I think you maybe could intensify it with a bit more of background.
For example when the choir comes in it get's an extra kick. So you maybe need a bit of a constrast...

July 26, 2018 7:19 pm

I love the melodica.  This very much has a zelda feel

July 27, 2018 5:41 am
theGuen wrote:

Thats beautyfull!
For the dreariness i think it's absolutly there and i like it.
I always dig for melodies like this. I think you maybe could intensify it with a bit more of background.
For example when the choir comes in it get's an extra kick. So you maybe need a bit of a constrast...


I know the dreariness is there, I just don't like dreariness all that much. Unfortunately the choir can't get lower than it is, though I probably should've detuned it a little at least.

mikememo wrote:

I love the melodica. This very much has a zelda feel

I love it too. You must've been playing different Zelda games than I have though.

July 27, 2018 8:13 am

Oh ok sorry I understood that you wanted it more dreary...
Waht exactly do you mean with dreary?
Seems that there are different meanings...
I was thinking about it as a sad hopeless or lonely joyless feel. Maybe someone shipwrecked or lost his girlfriend or never receiving a letter kind of dreary.

July 27, 2018 3:19 pm
theGuen wrote:

Oh ok sorry I understood that you wanted it more dreary...
Waht exactly do you mean with dreary?
Seems that there are different meanings...
I was thinking about it as a sad hopeless or lonely joyless feel. Maybe someone shipwrecked or lost his girlfriend or never receiving a letter kind of dreary.


I was going for dreary, which seems to be a product of the phrygian scale. I don't like dreariness, but I also know it can be even more dreary, which means I haven't gotten everything out of it that I could.

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