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Taps Played on Base

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Another traditional song 'Taps' played on my ambassdor cornet.
Edited it in FL 8 to sound like it was played over the loudspeakers on a miltary base.

A quick google search says it was adapted from the French song 'Tatoo' during around 1862 and was written by a Confederate Milton Butterfield, then gave it to Union General Dan Butterfield during a truce.

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This really is A well played traditional song.
I like this a lot and i love the music.
Great job making this song

A well played traditional song

There isn't much to say, so I'll just be brief here;
You played the cornet relatively well, and the effect you put sounds good, seems like your hearing the cornet from away. Nothing to say on the song, since you just played it and didn't write it. So I'll just skip to the scene:

The scene takes place far into the mountains. The sun rises. We can see a few soldiers on the rocky surfaces which was a battle field a few hours ago. We then hear a cornet which signals the arrival of backup, it can be heard all over the mountain. We then see a soldier, holding another's hand, but this other one is laying on the ground, laying in his own blood. He's already dead. The soldier thought he could have survived until backup came, but unfortunately he did not...

Hope this short scene satisfies you,


AccountableMasses responds:

not exactly what had in mind (thought you were going to draw a scene) but hey, it works for what one asks for.

Your scene would of worked for more for a battle call like revelry before/during the battle. Then after the battle, onto taps.

Problem is, the memory of that battle is still being fought and played in that soldier who fought at the side of his fallen comrade's burial.

Taps is played, 21 gun salute and all. Then after that, soldier walks off and retires for the night.

Again, if you ever been on/around a military base around night time, this almost exactly what taps would sounded like over the loud speakers. If you ever have the chance to visit one, do so. You won't forget it.

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Jan 15, 2010
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