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#256880 - 07/19/14 09:42 PM [User Showcase] Sunny and Cool (smooth jazz)
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robsmusic Offline
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I used BIAB to help make this demo of my smooth jazz composition, "Sunny and Cool".

I played the melody on Yamaha MO-8 using a jazz guitar preset.

I played the acoustic piano and piano solo using the Garritan JABB steinway jazz piano sound.

Live acoustic shaker.

Other synth and percussion sounds by MO-8.
The guitar solo is BIAB real track.

I used the following real tracks:


RealTracks in style: ~~903:Bass, Electric, SmoothCool Sw16 100
RealTracks in style: ~~906:Piano, Electric, Rhythm SmoothCool Sw16 100
RealTracks in style: ~~1073:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm SmoothJazzCool Sw16 100
RealTracks in song: 1306:Guitar, Electric, Soloist SmoothJazzCool Sw16 100 (Bluesy)
RealDrums in style: SmoothJazzCoolSw16^1-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride


DAW is Cubase.

Sunny and Cool

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#256885 - 07/19/14 10:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Sunny and Cool (smooth jazz) [Re: robsmusic]
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The vibe is Sunny and the music is very Cool!! Really nice work! Beautiful piano solo. It's great the way you created a melody out of the guitar solo stuff-must have taken some serious editing. Beautifully done! Take care. Greg

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#256889 - 07/19/14 10:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Sunny and Cool (smooth jazz) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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robsmusic Offline
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Thanks Greg, for checking it out! Actually, I wrote the melody, and played the melody on my keyboard.

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#256894 - 07/20/14 01:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Sunny and Cool (smooth jazz) [Re: robsmusic]
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I aspire to be able to compose something in this realm, but I know I couldn't hold a candle to what you've done here. It's so full and rich. And all of the layers draw you deep inside of this composition.

I have one huge complaint though - it ended way to soon. smile

I suppose I'll just have to give it another listen then.

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#256908 - 07/20/14 09:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Sunny and Cool (smooth jazz) [Re: robsmusic]
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Rob,

Enjoyable. Smooth. A great listen.

I don't know how you guys who do instrumentals like this have the patience for it - to get it all "just right".

floyd

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#256959 - 07/20/14 08:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Sunny and Cool (smooth jazz) [Re: robsmusic]
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Rob, smooth indeed, great playing and composition.
Floyd; speaking for myself, I can't sing, so I use my patience. LOL.

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#256980 - 07/21/14 08:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: Sunny and Cool (smooth jazz) [Re: robsmusic]
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Hi, Rob !:))


I like this kind of jazz
and your tune is no exception !
What a swing really !!!:))
Wonderful !!:))

Cheers
Dani

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#257098 - 07/22/14 09:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: Sunny and Cool (smooth jazz) [Re: robsmusic]
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Adrian Offline
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Loving this, its got a really rich sound to it, so smooth and golden. I'm a big Rippingtons fan and this reminds me so much of them.

Great stuff.

Thanks for sharing.

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#257108 - 07/22/14 11:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Sunny and Cool (smooth jazz) [Re: Adrian]
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This is nice. Enjoyed it.

Charlie
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#257164 - 07/22/14 07:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Sunny and Cool (smooth jazz) [Re: robsmusic]
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Hi Rob ...

We're sitting in our chairs and groovin' to it! we do a lot of Smooth Jazz and "light" R&B. This right down our alley! love the bass line!!! we have a couple dozen Smooth Jazz and R&B instrumentals we've not posted. will be adding some of them soon.

Great listen and still groovin' n our chairs although the song ended over a minute ago. In case you;re mot sure ... we loved it! wishing you the best ...

Alan & Di
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#257459 - 07/25/14 05:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Sunny and Cool (smooth jazz) [Re: robsmusic]
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hi rob this is excellent very well done all of it thanks for sharing hope to here more from you eric
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#257461 - 07/25/14 05:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: Sunny and Cool (smooth jazz) [Re: robsmusic]
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Hey Rob, That is some great keyboard work. The mix is just right. I really like the recurring melody line. I enjoyed it a lot. Tom

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#257729 - 07/27/14 07:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: Sunny and Cool (smooth jazz) [Re: robsmusic]
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This is fantastic smooth jazz for sure! Great mix and super leads.

Two thumbs up!

Ps - what are you trying to do? Put us guitarists out of business laugh
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