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-Raindrop Boogie-

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This is the second of my original jazz piano compositions. It was inspired largely by an extraordinarily rainy day. There was a torrential downpour outside, and the raindrops were lashing against my windows, running down in branching rivulets that made it almost impossible to see even the house next door as anything more than a blurry ripple. It was the kind of day that you could step outside for thirty seconds and be completely drenched from head to toe, but instead of feeling dreary with melancholy over the inclement weather conditions, I decided to compose something upbeat instead. I guess that you could call it rebellion, in a way, against the way that rainy days attempt to weigh down the human soul with lethargy. A musical "screw you" to the oppressive conditions, as it were.

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please not

i dont know much about jazz but here goes
when i think of jazz i cant imagine something this high pitched (at least the whole way through) other than that a very nice piece
screw grammer

ChronoNomad responds:

Aw, but Jazz Piano has to have a lower octave for the main Jazz progression while the harmonies exist at a higher octave. To be fair, the melody line does have different parts that switch between the 3rd, 4th, and 5th octaves, sometimes going higher and at other times lower. I guess it's a good thing I didn't decide to go up into C6 range, huh?

Anyway, thanks for the honest review! I personally enjoy the varied range, but I can understand how it wouldn't be for everyone. I'm glad that you still liked it so much even though the high notes aren't really your thing.

Excellent Yet Again

Anyone else hear the words "Raindrop Boogie" sung in their head during certain parts of this? XD

ChronoNomad responds:

I do! I almost never fail to just make up random words to sing along with this song whenever I listen to it, but that chorus always ends with "...Raindrop Boogie!"

Thanks for another awesomely fun review, Dendrago! ^_^


Some parts remind me of Donkey Kong on the SNES

ChronoNomad responds:

Hmm, interesting. I'm gonna go with "I meant to do that"...? :D

Boogie on down

This is a very beautiful piece, It's very classical, and I enjoy the funkeeh etudes. They need more music like this, I'll give it a 10/10 for the nostalgia, and the remembrance of good music. I would've gave you 10/11 if there were vocals.

ChronoNomad responds:

Ah, yes...vocals. Well, try and imagine some form of lyrics ending in "Raindrop Boogie" and you're about halfway there! :D

Thank you very much for being one of the few fans of classically jazzy music! Since you enjoy this so much, I hope that you also check out my Crescent Moon Rag. It seems that I offer up a lot of nostalgia, and I am quite happy to do so. Thanks for reviewing!

I'll be honest,

I'm only here because the title had boogie in it, and that's what I do man, I boogie down. On a side note though, rain and clouds actually make me happay as opposed to sad! I think this is pretty good though, Jazz isn't really my thing, but I'll still show you some props! Have you ever heard of Tom Weights? That's a crazy ass jazz musician! 5/5.... again.....

ChronoNomad responds:

Jazz isn't something I do a lot of, but I do love to jump outside my comfort zone on a regular basis and push the envelope. Y'know, rain generally makes me feel pretty good, too...unless it's been raining non-stop for days and days. There was like two solid weeks of nothing but rain when I decided to make this, and by that time I was pretty well going stir-crazy for a little sun and open sky.

Thanks a bunch for the props, my man! I'm glad that you dig my sound. I am familiar with Tom Waits, actually. He is one seriously talented dude.

Credits & Info


4.70 / 5.00

Feb 27, 2011
8:31 PM EST
File Info
3 MB
3 min 17 sec

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