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#389028 - 01/07/17 10:36 PM [User Showcase] The Bamboo Flute Song
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The Bamboo Flute Song

There were a couple of terrific songs about musical instruments posted last year - those songs plus my gardener`s affection for bamboo in all its forms inspired this.I tried to find real Shakuhachi flute recordings to loop but it didn`t quite work- the synth here comes quite close to the true sound at times.


Key=D , Tempo 82, Length (m:s)=4:20
8 bar intro, 77 bar chorus, from bar 9 to bar 85. Repeat x1 chorus
Melody has 167 notes, Melody harmony is < no harmony >(0)
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Style is _MEADOWS.STY (Meadows Piano Pop with Brushes)

RealTracks in style: 1767:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm Pop16 Ev16 085
RealTracks in style: 664:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm SouthernRock Ev 085 (A:fpick)
RealTracks in style: 665:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm SouthernRock Ev 085 (B:Strum)
RealTracks in song: 2328:Shakuhachi, Synth, Background NewAge Ev 110
RealDrums in style: BrushesFolk16ths: a: Brushes b: Brushes Tap
percussion & nature sound loops

The Bamboo Flute Song

everything is music
in the grove that I`m cut from
the chatter of cicadas
the sigh of wind my maker`s hum

I don`t know why he chose me
my stem leaned o`er his daughter`s grave
but these words he said filled me
as he carved where she once played

six holes I will give you
where the spirits come and go
and another that`s hard to reach
but those who hear that note will know

to all the world
she was only one
blade of grass
my sweet girl
to me she was all the world

so many have played me
since I fell from his trembling hand
healers and charmers took me far
from the forest where his daughter danced

I played `til I`m broken open
marching young men to war
but one song I still sound quite clear
my maker breathed into my core

to all the world
she was only one
blade of grass
my sweet girl
to me she was all the world


© Robert Cordrey December, 2016

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#389042 - 01/08/17 02:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Bamboo Flute Song [Re: Robertkc]
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Nice song. The bamboo flute sounds good.
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#389048 - 01/08/17 05:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Bamboo Flute Song [Re: Robertkc]
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Hi, Robert !

What a beautiful song
so well performed and
mixed ! Enjoyed it
truly much !:))


Cheers
Dani

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#389060 - 01/08/17 05:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Bamboo Flute Song [Re: Robertkc]
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Robert,

Excellent song! This has a Daniel Lanois vibe and feel to me - great job!

Bob
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#389064 - 01/08/17 06:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Bamboo Flute Song [Re: Robertkc]
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Cool song, Robert. A very interesting write - and very well done.
Good lines throughout.

Nice arrangement. Nice build. Well sung and I like the vocal processing.

Really well done. Enjoyed this.

floyd
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#389068 - 01/08/17 07:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Bamboo Flute Song [Re: Robertkc]
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Very mellow. Nice mix and arrangement. I have a friend who makes flutes, I'm sure he will enjoy listening to your song. I enjoyed listening to it.

Charlie
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#389188 - 01/08/17 04:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Bamboo Flute Song [Re: Mike. R.]
Robertkc Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Mike. R.
Nice song. The bamboo flute sounds good.


Thanks Mike,
yes there`s a nice tone to the flute... almost like the real deal.

Robert

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#389190 - 01/08/17 04:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Bamboo Flute Song [Re: dani48]
Robertkc Online   content
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Originally Posted By: dani48
Hi, Robert !

What a beautiful song
so well performed and
mixed ! Enjoyed it
truly much !:))


Cheers
Dani


Dani,
I`m happy you liked it - thanks for your kind comments. I spent more time on the mix than usual - one of the improvements I aim to make this year.

Robert

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#389191 - 01/08/17 04:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Bamboo Flute Song [Re: Robertkc]
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Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. Perfect instrumentation for this song. Your vocals were super also. Great mix.
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#389193 - 01/08/17 04:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Bamboo Flute Song [Re: rsdean]
Robertkc Online   content
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Robert,

Excellent song! This has a Daniel Lanois vibe and feel to me - great job!

Bob


Bob,
Wow, that`s a big compliment - I really like the vibe Daniel Lanois brought to his projects.
Many thanks,

Robert

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#389196 - 01/08/17 05:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Bamboo Flute Song [Re: floyd jane]
Robertkc Online   content
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Cool song, Robert. A very interesting write - and very well done.
Good lines throughout.

Nice arrangement. Nice build. Well sung and I like the vocal processing.

Really well done. Enjoyed this.

floyd


Floyd,
I found this song took many revisions on the lyrics - many pages on the floor- so I`m glad you liked them.
I`ve not tried the delay vocal effect before... thank goodness for presets which make such things easy!

Robert

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#389363 - 01/09/17 05:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Bamboo Flute Song [Re: Charlie Fogle]
Robertkc Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
Very mellow. Nice mix and arrangement. I have a friend who makes flutes, I'm sure he will enjoy listening to your song. I enjoyed listening to it.

Charlie


Thanks for your listen Charlie -bet your friend`s flutes all have their own personalities too!

Robert

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#389364 - 01/09/17 05:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Bamboo Flute Song [Re: MarioD]
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Originally Posted By: MarioD
Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. Perfect instrumentation for this song. Your vocals were super also. Great mix.


Mario,
That`s very kind, I`m really glad you enjoyed it.
First try on a new microphone, so thanks for mentioning the vocals.

Robert

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#389440 - 01/10/17 07:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Bamboo Flute Song [Re: Robertkc]
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Great write! I love this different point of view or perspective song.
Beautiful backing, nice harmony.
You've penned a nice one.
sir-katas or sir-caters in the South here.

Kenny

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#389477 - 01/10/17 10:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Bamboo Flute Song [Re: 44kfl]
Robertkc Online   content
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Originally Posted By: 44kfl
Great write! I love this different point of view or perspective song.
Beautiful backing, nice harmony.
You've penned a nice one.
sir-katas or sir-caters in the South here.

Kenny


Thanks Kenny!
I guess these must be si-kahdas of the English variety (those Brits- maybe they needed a word to rhyme with "armada"?)

Robert

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