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Bitter Sweet Symphony

Postby Brian007 » 04 Jun 2018 14:56

Hi ALL,

Here is a classic song from 1997/98 written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and recorded by The Verb, its nearly 5 minutes long, which is great for a vocal track but way to long for a instrumental version so I cut it down to 3 minutes long. This is my first venture into an Orchestral type tune so it was interesting.

A complicated piece as there are loads of contra melodies going on.

Click the orange marker on the Soundcloud LINK below to ‘Play’.

https://soundcloud.com/sammy101-3/bitter-sweet-symphony


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Re: Bitter Sweet Symphony

Postby dragon » 04 Jun 2018 16:19

Not my sort of music Brian but you are right about it being complex. You probably needed both hands to play it. .. Fred
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Re: Bitter Sweet Symphony

Postby Brian007 » 04 Jun 2018 16:53

Hi Fred,

Thanks for listening and commenting, I agree its probably not everyone's cup of tea, its whats called Brit Pop, apparently
I played it as I have never done an true orchestral tune before and I like the Riff that runs throughout it

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Re: Bitter Sweet Symphony

Postby Hugh-AR » 04 Jun 2018 23:50

Hi Brian,

Wow! Love that! Great sounding 'mellow piano', and the mouth organ is something else. How did you manage the vibrato for it? Movement of the tongue? Or just tapping the mouth organ at it's end? Anyway, it's very effective. Love the sound of the strings too. You've certainly been having fun with this one!

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Re: Bitter Sweet Symphony

Postby Brian007 » 05 Jun 2018 06:51

Hi Hugh,

The Harmonica on the Korg is very responsive to pressure applied to the keys so by simply applying more pressure you can increase or decrease the vibrato I love the Riff that runs through the tune, there are 3 contra melodies running at the same time which gives it its full sound.

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Re: Bitter Sweet Symphony

Postby JohnT » 05 Jun 2018 09:26

Hi Brian. Something a bit different. However nice and easy and liked the harmonica. A pleasant listen. John
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Re: Bitter Sweet Symphony

Postby Brian007 » 05 Jun 2018 11:25

Hi John T.

Yes you can rely on my to come up with something out of the ordinary,
Anyway thanks for having a listen and commenting and please you enjoyed it

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Re: Bitter Sweet Symphony

Postby George » 08 Jun 2018 18:07

Hi, John,

Well its nice to listen to something different loved the Harmonica not something I know but enjoyed it.

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Re: Bitter Sweet Symphony

Postby Jon D » 08 Jun 2018 18:29

Hi there Brian,
That was sweet as the number says well played enjoyed listening my good friend. :D :D :D

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Re: Bitter Sweet Symphony

Postby Brian007 » 09 Jun 2018 07:00

Hi George,

Thanks for having a listen and commenting and pleased you enjoyed it,

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Re: Bitter Sweet Symphony

Postby Brian007 » 10 Jun 2018 06:51

Hi Jon D.

Thanks for listening and your kind comments and pleased you enjoyed it

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