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Peg Leg Jig

By Kedbreak136 on September 13, 2020 9:19 am

I am continuing with the theme of the sea but this week with some pirate action. I had this 3/4 riff in my head, I thought it sounded pirate-ish (or is that an Irish traditional song?) so went and did a whole 3/4 pirate piece. This is somewhere between Monkey Island and Pirates of Carribean, though the bass is more synthwavy than anything.

All samples are from Splice (they have a whole package of Pirate talking!) and FLEX for the bass, winds and strings.

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND)

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September 14, 2020 12:05 am

I love that "release the kraken" interlude.

September 14, 2020 12:28 am

Very fun track. Cheezy on a good way. I really like the bass. the "cannon shots" are very fun too.

September 14, 2020 12:29 am

Gotta love the pirate theme.  This definitely brings the vibe.  Speaking of which, what's a pirate's favorite part of music?  The hARRRRRRR-mony.

September 14, 2020 3:31 am

Fun! I like your sound effects to make it as a movie scene.

September 14, 2020 3:40 am

Hell yeah man, pirate music and synth bass is a winning combo.

September 14, 2020 4:43 am

LOL that Kraken was awesome. Nice work on this one!

September 14, 2020 7:30 am

ARRRRRRR.. yo ho hoooooo

September 14, 2020 5:30 pm

yeah the bass plus synth string is really cool.  I can't believe there is a Pirate Talk sample pack, I need to get it - but we all know that these aren't samples, this is your actual voice.

I love the track and I love the gif!  I really want to go to a Kedbreak136 show one day and see this performed live with actual cannons.  Then at the end, the audience is screaming PEG-LEG-JIG!  PEG-LEG-JIG!

Beat switch at 2:42 is sick. 

favorited and downloaded!

September 14, 2020 7:28 pm

hahah best pirate track on weeklybeats to date!

September 16, 2020 3:02 am

September 16, 2020 6:58 am

It doesn't sound like 3/4, but it does sound like Mr. Krabs is being a badass pirate with an amazing theme song.

September 17, 2020 1:03 am
hent03 wrote:

I love that "release the kraken" interlude.



djippy wrote:

Very fun track. Cheezy on a good way. I really like the bass. the "cannon shots" are very fun too.

I am discovering the tonal quality of cannons and think all tracks could be embellished with appropriate cannon samples.


CosmicCairns wrote:

Gotta love the pirate theme.  This definitely brings the vibe.  Speaking of which, what's a pirate's favorite part of music?  The hARRRRRRR-mony.

haha good one. smile


Alette wrote:

Fun! I like your sound effects to make it as a movie scene.


Thank you!


Chrisfoo wrote:

Hell yeah man, pirate music and synth bass is a winning combo.

It's a bit like an 80s version of Pirate track. Which kinda reminds me of Ladyhawke, a very cool 80s movie in a setting similar to Willow or Lord of the rings but the music is disco! The result of this combination is not necessarily a very happy one.


Mission Crossing wrote:

LOL that Kraken was awesome. Nice work on this one!



Phil Harmonic wrote:

ARRRRRRR.. yo ho hoooooo



orangedrink wrote:

yeah the bass plus synth string is really cool.  I can't believe there is a Pirate Talk sample pack, I need to get it - but we all know that these aren't samples, this is your actual voice.

I love the track and I love the gif!  I really want to go to a Kedbreak136 show one day and see this performed live with actual cannons.  Then at the end, the audience is screaming PEG-LEG-JIG!  PEG-LEG-JIG!

Beat switch at 2:42 is sick. 

favorited and downloaded!


haha i wish i had such a voice full of character! All the wonderful blues and folk pirate tracks possibilities!


gesceap wrote:

hahah best pirate track on weeklybeats to date!



Ipaghost wrote:


Devieus wrote:

It doesn't sound like 3/4, but it does sound like Mr. Krabs is being a badass pirate with an amazing theme song.


That triggered me checking a lot of videos on time signatures. smile This is full of triplets, but you are right that it does not have the feel of a 3/4, which should be more like waltz I suppose? This sounds more like a jig, which the internet tells me is actually typically in 6/8, kinda similar to 3/4 but different feel? I would definitely welcome more educated information on that specific topic, I know little of music theory.

September 17, 2020 4:21 pm

If Wikipedia is to be believed, an actual jig and most of the variants are 12/8 or 6/8. What you got here is closer to a Reel, especially with the accents on the first and third. However, since they're dotted, it's not an actual Reel. Maybe a Fling, but my Celtic folk isn't really my forte.

September 18, 2020 7:28 pm

A fine peg leg jig if I've ever heard one. Only very few are able to master this fine jig, as peg legs are scarcer these days. That Kraken ... fun times. Jolly good times this was. You found and created some great piratey sounds here.

September 25, 2020 4:19 pm

Haha glad I wasn't the only one getting Mr. Crabs on da mic feels.  Nice use of all the samples and the synth line def tied together the whole pirate theme.

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