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Take Four

By Riku on January 4, 2018 4:39 pm

This is my first publicly released work of music, so go easy on me!
I had this idea in my head for a while of a version of the jazz standard Take Five in 4/4, with more of a funk groove. I had the basic outline in my head before writing, so the notes came rather easy for me. However, it took a bit of work to get a drum set part I was happy with, and even now I think it needs revision. I don't know how to write for a drum set, so I'll have to do some research and come back to this later.
This one was exported audio from Musescore, so the quality isn't going to be great. Once I'm back at college from break, I'll be able to record with actual instruments, and then (hopefully) the quality will go up.

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Share Alike (BY-SA)

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January 8, 2018 10:04 am

Funky stuff! I dig that main melody a lot.

And welcome to weeklybeats and releases in general!

January 10, 2018 11:41 pm

Oh this is really cool.  I like what you did with the arrangement.  Congrats on your first public release!!  WAY more amazing than my first public release smile  Can't wait to see what you do this year!

January 11, 2018 4:29 am

Love that bassline

January 13, 2018 4:33 am

yay first public release!  way to go!

January 14, 2018 8:34 pm

it's funky and in a fun key! guess you're bringing the funk, ey?

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