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Gospel for dummies - demo

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Demo version. Just fooling around with the Rhodes VST. I will add guitar one day.

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"Jazz....Niiiiiice" Fast show...

I just realised i havent reviewed you in aggggggeeeesssss, so im goin on a reviewing spree for you. Well, this tune is quality, very 'jazzy' which you know being jazz is kinda the aim. some of the instruments sound a bit synthesised tho, i don't know what programme you're using or vst's but it does affect the authenticity of the track. that bass is the main one, the rhodes organ is sound tho as are the drums.

i don't actually know alot about jazz, its form and structure or it's lack of, but it does feel it has a bit too much structure to it, i think thats cos you're playing all the parts and jazz comes from a group of musicians who have different interpretations of music. anyways i really liked the track, theres a jazz club in manchester which im gonna have to go to, as its very cool music, its a jolly good effort. an for this effort you recieve a 4/5.


WinTang responds:

Hehe... this is definitely a great surprise man, 7 new reviews by you!! Thanks a lot!!

The funny thing is that there is nothing else than drums and Rhodes to this... what you interpreted as the bass is just the left hand. One drum track, one Rhodes track, is all it is. I haven't fiddled too much with the VST options, so I can understand that it does seem synthesized at points. Furthermore, it needs some upright bass.

You make a very interesting point about the structure, if I ever expand this I'll try to "transform" into other musicians to try the difference in interpretations. I would have never thought of that, so thanks a lot for mentioning that.

Great comments man! You rock! It will be returned soon.

Very smooth...Mr Wintang

Man how I love jazz... I could listen to this stuff all day long. That is a wicked rhodes tone, I don't know why it sounds so damn awesome in the lower octaves, the texture becomes grainy or something?
I'm damn impressed with your keyboard skills, you've got some moves, thats for sure! I would do anything to have such command of chords, very nice improvisation, I loved that ascending sequence! Its jazz, so I don't know if you wanted to do those occasional doubled notes that sounded quite atonal.
I can definitely see the same style at work as the organ solo in Hitler hacks Linux. Very, very good stuff.
Have to say that ride cymbal got a little tiring, as much as I love ride cymbals. Some splashes might liven it up in the percussion department. I like the sidestick snare, its pretty far back in the mix though, but for all I know thats how its done in jazz, so don't take me too seriously here :)

Anyway, I enjoyed it. Think I'll download. Keep it cool Mr Jazz Man.

WinTang responds:

Yeah, jazz is my excuse for sloppy playing :)
This is not finished, so I'll make the drums a bit more interesting in the next version. Thanks for that tip.

gospel for dummies

usualy im not so harsh, but i have to say this is down right boring.

WinTang responds:

Usually I care, but I just checked out your music.


Yeah, this HAS got voted down pretty badly, even my 5 only got it up to a 2.5...

Could do with a little verb on that rhodes, and the playing was a little regular, a touch of shuffle wouldnt have gone a miss. Also there were a few tiny mischords.

Not sure about the impro at the end though, at some parts it just sounded like you were whacking the keys with your hands.

Anyway, keep it up, rhodes is an awesome instrument once you get it right.

WinTang responds:

Thanks for the 5 Khuskan!
I'm not nearly done with this, so your input will be put to good use.

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4.47 / 5.00

Jun 20, 2006
2:38 PM EDT
File Info
2.1 MB
2 min 20 sec

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