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Currently jamming on the synth, I want to record a solo for @awhaleslantern 's .
Not sure about my first take... I'm trying to get new ideas that would fit better with the jazzy feeling of @hairylarry 's part.
But time is running out, there are only a few days left to finish the song!

@er1n @arnaudj @awhaleslantern

Thanks Erin. I cowrite a lot but this is my first internet music collaboration.

Thank you very much @er1n ! I've run out of time, so the first synth take is the one you heard at the end on the final track.

@hairylarry is the wizard who wrote the melody, he also recorded the piano and vocals. I made the drums, bass, organ and synth accompaniment.

I also really enjoyed the track @estebanm and you wrote, charming sounds, melody and overall ambiance! Fresh and original, and very intriguing as Mascha said! I would be interested by a "making of".

@awhaleslantern

@arnaudj @er1n @hairylarry @awhaleslantern You have the full music sheet here, if you want: demiurgo.org/tmp/Drops.pdf

The original is arranged for guitar/bass because that's what I'm most comfortable with. But then @er1n did her magicks!

It's in 9/8. Originally I wanted to have a 4+4+1 feel but the bass and percussion ended up as a fairly straight "3/4" feel on top of the 4+4+1 in the melody. If that makes sense.

@estebanm @arnaudj @er1n @awhaleslantern

I don't write a lot of time but I follow you. I'm working on a thing now I call serialized rhythm where rhythm patterns of different length beat off of each other until thay fall back to the start point. So a four bar pattern in 4/4 and a 9 beat pattern generate 36 bars of rhythm, all different.

@estebanm @arnaudj @er1n @awhaleslantern

In the piano left hand on the head of this piece, "Even Dozen", all chords are spaced apart as if they were dotted quarters. That is a beat and a half apart. I adjusted the duration of the notes from stacatto eighth notes to legato dotted quarters.

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@estebanm @arnaudj @er1n @awhaleslantern

Serialized rhythm carries that a step further with two or more regular rhythms of different durations that repeat creating a more complex and longer rhythmic pattern. I'm working on that now in my piece "Three Thirds". (No, not all of my song titles are math jokes."

I am still working on the chart for "Three Thirds" and I hope to get it recorded at a recital next fall.

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@estebanm @arnaudj @er1n @awhaleslantern

"Three Thirds" is my first piece that I am writing for what I call a Jazz Percussion Ensemble, a jazz small group where over half the instruments are percussion and there are at least two pitched percussion instruments. If you think this is inspired by Frank Zappa, you're right.

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@estebanm @arnaudj @er1n @awhaleslantern

So in "Three Thirds" I am scoring for drums, djembe, marimba, vibes, piano, bass, tenor, and bari.

The drum kit repeats every 4 bars and the djembe repeats every 9 beats for a 36 bar pattern. Three 12 bar sections each modulating up by a major third. Yes, I am a theory gear head and a mathematician as well as a jazz composer.

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