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Kids Want Birds

By miraclemiles on November 18, 2018 9:37 pm

A melody from one of my songs from earlier this year, Three Eyed Rainbow, popped into my head. So I started with that and built from there, the usual experimenting and messing about, then the fun that is arranging. The may keys are an Ableton Operator preset called Blurry Wurli, tweaked a little. A also recorded the Midi to Audio, sliced and played some new parts on the Push from the slices of that main chords/melody. The drums are all played on Push with various Live kits. did some note repeat jamming (some random throwing the fingers down which is always fun) and messing around with and without quantization. I built some new chords under the original melody, and I don't know much theory so maybe they don't make sense, but I liked the sounds of things, so here it is!

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November 19, 2018 12:43 am

Happy indeed! This makes me smile... heart

November 19, 2018 4:02 am

Pretty bird.... prettyy birrrrd... Yeah cool! Creative and kooky, my fave combo smile

November 19, 2018 5:10 am

Digging that smooth synth sound.  The bass gets into a nice groove also.

November 19, 2018 9:22 pm

November 20, 2018 2:15 am

I remember Blurri Wurli: fun guy! Good to hear that he hasn't lost that mellow (almost Caribbean) edge.

November 20, 2018 3:20 am

Very nice fun track, like the bass that comes in midway and all the playful melodies, forget theory, if it sounds good it sounds good.

November 20, 2018 3:33 pm

I could fill a book with the music theory I know... If it was a match book and I was writing with a big sharpie that is. Great flow, your track is alive and makes me happy, inviting rhythms and warm feelings!

November 20, 2018 11:07 pm

Started out a little chaotic and then settled into an awesome groove. This is like a playground of drum and bass sounds. Third movement is my fav before reprising the main groove. Great work!

November 21, 2018 9:37 am

Still as funky as the first time.

Music theory isn't the big answer to everything, it's more the big question.

December 3, 2018 12:05 am
frostyjr2 wrote:

Happy indeed! This makes me smile... <3

Making the smiles is the best, nice to hear that, thanks!

Podling wrote:

Pretty bird.... prettyy birrrrd... Yeah cool! Creative and kooky, my fave combo smile

Ha, exactly. We have parakeets. I call them pretty birds or just Pribs. Creative and kooky my fave too, thanks much!

CosmicCairns wrote:

Digging that smooth synth sound.  The bass gets into a nice groove also.

Smooth like a pretty bird. Thanks much, nice you mentioned the bass. Part of it was sampled from live bass player friend of mine.

orangedrink wrote:

Ah, nice, that makes me smile. Looks just like me wink

Jim Wood wrote:

I remember Blurri Wurli: fun guy! Good to hear that he hasn't lost that mellow (almost Caribbean) edge.

Ha! He sure hasn't. He's fun. Keeps things casual and light. Permanent island vacation kind of fellow. Lots of floral shirts.

Jason Nijjer wrote:

Very nice fun track, like the bass that comes in midway and all the playful melodies, forget theory, if it sounds good it sounds good.

Thanks much! Agreed, go by ear and call it good.

Gab Manette wrote:

I could fill a book with the music theory I know... If it was a match book and I was writing with a big sharpie that is. Great flow, your track is alive and makes me happy, inviting rhythms and warm feelings!

Hahaha - yeah, my kind of book wink. Appreciate the words, alive and happy with warm feelings is great compliment ... gives me warm feelings as to hear that.

NWSPR wrote:

Started out a little chaotic and then settled into an awesome groove. This is like a playground of drum and bass sounds. Third movement is my fav before reprising the main groove. Great work!

Thank you! Yeah, I may smooth out the chaos a little. Glad you liked the "bridge" part, I like putting the weird, different stuff in.

Devieus wrote:

Still as funky as the first time.

Music theory isn't the big answer to everything, it's more the big question.

As first time of what? Theory as the big question. That's a good deep statement, I like that. Thanks much!

December 3, 2018 3:19 am
miraclemiles wrote:


Ah, nice, that makes me smile. Looks just like me wink

The single tooth really cracked me up!

and of course the bird like, "Dude, I'm right here."

December 3, 2018 10:44 am
miraclemiles wrote:
Devieus wrote:

Still as funky as the first time.

Music theory isn't the big answer to everything, it's more the big question.

As first time of what? Theory as the big question. That's a good deep statement, I like that. Thanks much!


The first time you used that melody. I thought it sounded familiar.

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