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Afternoon Blues (Improv)

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I improvised out the piano part, quantized it, and then added bass, strings, and drums. This isn't my usual genre, but maybe I'll try more music like this in the future. :)

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This made my day. It's so beautiful and peaceful :) I am left speechless, and I don't know what else to say. The ending is in need of a little work, but it's definitely what I'm looking for. Keep it up! :D

BlazingDragon responds:

And you made my day! Thanks sqertysam. :)

I loved it from the first note, its so happy and slow at the same time. It really makes me want to sit down in a comfy chair and have a drink. It makes me forget my stress for a moment and thats wonderful. If it were longer it would be perfect, but then again, its an improvisation.

Thats another thing that just has to be said. It just blows my mind how you can improvise a piece like this and make it sound so good. I already struggle with the simplest piano pieces and i have so much respect for your ability to just amaze me over and over again with your compositions. Just the fact that you make this out of nowhere is amazing.

Keep up the good work :)

BlazingDragon responds:

Thank you so much!

It's difficult to explain, but music comes to me very easily. I can close my eyes and hear an entire original composition in my mind, often with multiple instruments and even harmonies underneath. I can hum along with that soundtrack and switch from one part to another to yet another. For some reason, taking that and putting it down on paper or software is very frustrating. It's as if it is so easy to write music in my mind that I get frustrated by the slowness of having to physically write it out. It's downright unenjoyable much of the time!

That's why I love improvising. I can play/record music as it comes to mind and then listen to it again and again. It's like instead of writing music, I'm just allowing these ideas from some mysterious place to flow right through me, and THAT is fun!

This is really nice. So chill and carefree.

I really have to know, though: when you improv this, did you really do the whole song in one go? Aside from quantization, did you change the result at all?

Cuz if not, I really need to practice piano more D: D:

Thanks for the lovely song though.

BlazingDragon responds:

I really did the whole thing in one go (and then heavily quantized my terrible timings! XD). I also might have deleted a note or two that I accidentally bumped.

I used to practice improving very slowly with a metronome, making sure not to stutter or stop for mistakes. Now, I've got an array of go to chord progressions that I don't have to think about, so it is easy to improvise over the top. If I was doing something more harmonically daring, I'd have a lot more mistakes. But this progression is one that I know my way around quite well. :)

Thanks for the review!

(Edit: The above was referring to the piano part. The bass took a couple of tries, as did the strings)

(Edit 2: Forgot to mention something important. While I did record this in one take, I spent probably 15 minutes playing around with ideas before hitting record. I like to warm up and get in the groove of a progression before recording an improv, so it wasn't done completely cold)

lovely just lovely

BlazingDragon responds:

Thank you. :)

Thanks, these 91 seconds makes me happy :)

BlazingDragon responds:

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

Credits & Info

4.70 / 5.00

May 3, 2013
5:19 PM EDT
File Info
2.8 MB
1 min 31 sec

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