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Return of Bobby's Back

By Sorkfot on May 12, 2024 10:06 pm

Two years ago, WB22 week 16 I wrote the tune Bobby's Back and here's what I wrote then:

"Bobby's a migrating bird (Haematopus ostralegus) that always lives in our backyard in April/May, then he spends the summer at the beach with his friends.

Welcome back, Bobby!"

This was one of my favourite tunes from that year. It implements a division of the bar into 5+5+6, which I found to be a very groovy way of playing in 4/4. I wish I had spent more than one sitting on this tune, as I think it could have progressed further. In the B part, I extended the rhythmic idea and made it 5+5+5+5+6+6 for all you math rockers out there.

Fun ornithological sidenote is that Bobby returned 3 weeks later this year.

Stuff used:

Casio DM-100 piano (I used this because I thought my mandolin sounded like the casio piano, and that's why the first note of the melody is doubled with the casio piano, to confuse you.)
Casio DM-100 flute for those squiggly arpeggios
BBCSO glockenspiel
Acoustic guitar
Electric guitar
Electric bass
AKAI SG01v (analog lead)
Drum samples
Bird sounds made with "Ocarina, Clay cockoo and a whistle that you partially fill with water to get bird sounds." Just like that description of the bird sounds, I copy and pasted some tracks from the WB22 project and rearranged some of the sounds, but they are basically the same.

I would have made new clay bird sounds, had I not started too late on sunday evening.

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This is a quality track. yeah, sun is coming, summer too.

Love the orchestration there and the time signatures.

Bobby #1 was (is) one if my favourites as well, and so is this one. To my mind, music at its very best. Love the groove, melodies, arrangement, and the tight progression within a perfectly short time span. You do late sunday evenings well!

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