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Ballad of a detuned piano

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Nov 24, 2010 | 4:46 PM EST
File Info
3.4 MB
3 min 45 sec
4.17 / 5.00

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Rated 4.17 / 5 stars
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Author Comments

I had this old piano, that was really flat, but was still playable.

I decided to make a couple Major 7th chords, and build some harmony and melody on top.

And then I detuned my electric guitar, pitched up the reverb, and delay, and did something with the filters as well. And just added some background noise.

I think the song has got a couple sweet spots.

Btw, if you're leaving a score less of 3. Write a review, I'd like to know why.




Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow. Great.

Your chords, even though they are pretty simple, blow me away. This sounds almost like it belongs in minecraft. Calming, yet weirdly chilling. Especially with the effects you put in. Overall, great song.

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Eblanc responds:

Hey, thanks man. Really makes me happy to hear some comments.

Yeah, one of my favorites, It's got it's moments. Decent melody, and some pretty slick guitar noises. I sometimes forget it's a guitar that's making all that background sound and I ask myself "what the hell is that!?"

As for the melody, I forgot what it was, so I picked up my guitar and figured it out. I don't know if you understand the following, but here it is:

Cmaj7 to Dm7.


G7 | F7 | Em7 | Ebmaj7 | Dm7 | Dbmaj7 | Cmaj7

I did a bit of modulation in the bridge. Switched the Fmaj7 for a F7, to have Eb. and have that as a pedal note, and it also makes a bluesy bass melody. Learned that from Radiohead, they do a LOT of modulation.