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#309644 - 09/07/15 06:47 PM [User Showcase] NEW TRACK: Canon of Flowers
mwgilbert Offline
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"Canon of Flowers" (instrumental)
7 of 7 - Tangled Roots Project

This is the seventh and final track of my Tangled Roots project. There's something about a waltz that I find very sweet, thinking about being the last couple in a bar and gliding around not wanting to leave. This piece is a mix of acoustic instruments, and gave me a chance to put together some string section parts.

To everyone who listened to these tracks and to those who commented, I thank you all. Music is made to be shared.

Guitar: 2053: Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking CountryWaltzBrent Sw 085 (Brent Mason)
Resonator Guitar: 2116: Guitar, Resonator, Soloist CountryWaltzRob Sw 085 (Rob Ickes)
Mandolin: 2043: Mandolin, Soloist CountryWaltzAndy Sw 085 (Andy Leftwich)
Acoustic piano: 1700: Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm CountryWaltz Sw 085 (Jeff Taylor)
Accordion: 1757: Accordion, Rhythm Pop8ths Ev 085 (Jeff Taylor)
Strings: 2335: String Quartet, Rhythm PopHall Ev 085 (Avery Bright)
Acoustic Bass: 1121: Bass, Acoustic, CountryWaltz Sw 085 (Byron House)
Sampled & Looped Drums, Composition & Arrangement: MW Gilbert

https://soundcloud.com/mwgilbert/tangled-roots-ep-07-canon-of-flowers-waltz

Background of the Tangled Roots Project - please see:
http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=306755#Post306755

The entire project can be heard at:
https://soundcloud.com/mwgilbert/sets/tangled-roots-project-ep

Other music of mine (non-BiaB related) can also be heard at:
https://soundcloud.com/mwgilbert

Again, thanks for listening, and I will continue to listen to the great music on this forum and may try something new in BiaB smile
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#309679 - 09/08/15 07:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW TRACK: Canon of Flowers [Re: mwgilbert]
boehm Offline
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Hi Michael,

an interesting combination
of instruments.
Enjoyable listen.

Guenter
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#309682 - 09/08/15 08:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW TRACK: Canon of Flowers [Re: mwgilbert]
Skyline Offline
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Intriguing and ingeniously put together Michael. Very musical.
I was easily drawn through each of the satisfying changes, nice work!

John
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#309691 - 09/08/15 10:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW TRACK: Canon of Flowers [Re: mwgilbert]
floyd jane Offline
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Michael,

Another INTERESTING listen. Your instruments seem to morph from one to the next. It must take a lot of patience to mix these..

I do hope you continue your journey...

floyd
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#309721 - 09/08/15 04:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW TRACK: Canon of Flowers [Re: Skyline]
Rob4580 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Skyline
Intriguing and ingeniously put together Michael. Very musical.
I was easily drawn through each of the satisfying changes, nice work!

John

I agree with the sentiments above.
I particularly like the bass intro.
Rob

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#309806 - 09/09/15 11:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW TRACK: Canon of Flowers [Re: mwgilbert]
Curt Young Offline
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Registered: 05/08/11
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Nice work, Michael.

It wouldn't fit in this one, but I missed hearing the saxophone.

Looking forward to your next project!

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#309818 - 09/09/15 03:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW TRACK: Canon of Flowers [Re: Curt Young]
mwgilbert Offline
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Thanks very much to Guenter, John, Floyd, Rob, and Curt!

Curt, I could not figure out a way to work horns into this one smile There's a band that plays around here that is Drums, acoustic bass, and some horns, and I would like to try a piece in that format, or something similar or close. We'll see...

Someday I'd like to try writing a song, you know with lyrics and a singer (which would definitely not be me)! A lot of you folks on the forum here do this with apparent ease and talent, so I'll keep listening here for inspiration.

In any case, thanks to you all for listening and the kind comments!
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#309834 - 09/09/15 04:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW TRACK: Canon of Flowers [Re: mwgilbert]
Charlie Fogle Offline
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A unique piece but it all flowed seamlessly together. I enjoyed my listen.

Charlie
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#309978 - 09/10/15 05:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW TRACK: Canon of Flowers [Re: mwgilbert]
David Snyder Offline
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I totally love this. Great song, stupendous production, just marvelous.
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#310332 - 09/13/15 12:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW TRACK: Canon of Flowers [Re: David Snyder]
mwgilbert Offline
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Thanks very much to Charlie and David for listening and for the kind comments!

A last reminder that all of the songs in this series can be heard at
https://soundcloud.com/mwgilbert/sets/tangled-roots-project-ep
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#310333 - 09/13/15 01:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW TRACK: Canon of Flowers [Re: mwgilbert]
Kemmrich Offline
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Quite impressive. This is first I've heard of your project and this one is quite nice. Excellent flow. How long did it take you to put this together? Very enjoyable.
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#310495 - 09/15/15 10:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW TRACK: Canon of Flowers [Re: mwgilbert]
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Great job of getting those waltz
and ev RT's to work together so
well. It is interesting, enjoyable
and obviously took a lot of thought.

J&B
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#310519 - 09/15/15 05:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW TRACK: Canon of Flowers [Re: Janice & Bud]
mwgilbert Offline
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Thanks to Kevin, Janice and Bud for the listen and kind comments. Always appreciated!
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#310524 - 09/15/15 06:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW TRACK: Canon of Flowers [Re: mwgilbert]
RichMac Offline
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A beautiful listen. Quite different and lovely. Cheers.
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#310629 - 09/16/15 03:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW TRACK: Canon of Flowers [Re: mwgilbert]
gruverider Offline
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Yes, good flow and well thought out

I enjoyed it very much

also I like how you got the drums going in and out, just a super touch. It gives the song a warm lyrical narrative emphasis. When they stop I feel a strong "stop and look closer" at the character moment. Then the drums come back and the train moves forward again. And the repetition of this throughout the whole song is fascinating.


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#310652 - 09/16/15 05:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW TRACK: Canon of Flowers [Re: gruverider]
mwgilbert Offline
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Thanks very much to Richard & Lawrence for listening and commenting; always grateful for your ears & time!
Originally Posted By: gruverider
also I like how you got the drums going in and out, just a super touch. It gives the song a warm lyrical narrative emphasis. When they stop I feel a strong "stop and look closer" at the character moment. Then the drums come back and the train moves forward again. And the repetition of this throughout the whole song is fascinating.

I appreciate that. One of the things that some people are prone to do is to take their 8 layers of instruments, start them all at the beginning, and run them all straight through to the end. The dynamics and arc of a composition are enhanced by NOT just doing that - which involves thought, planning, and work, usually lots!
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#310761 - 09/17/15 02:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW TRACK: Canon of Flowers [Re: mwgilbert]
Greg Johnson Offline
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Very pleasant piece of music Michael!! A bit more low key than some of the others. Well constructed musically. I really like the resonator in this tune. You've done some great stuff on this project! Take care. Greg

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#311652 - 09/25/15 10:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW TRACK: Canon of Flowers [Re: Greg Johnson]
mwgilbert Offline
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I never got to say thanks to Greg for listening and the kind comments. I appreciate it very much. I have enjoyed doing this project, and will look forward to other opportunities and uses for BiaB!
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#311880 - 09/27/15 07:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW TRACK: Canon of Flowers [Re: mwgilbert]
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Very nice, easy feeling. Thanks for sharing.
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