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#420988 - 07/08/17 04:40 PM [User Showcase] FUNDAMENTAL AFTERNOON
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An accidental meeting that afternoon gave her a chance to escape from choices she made in the past. But ultimately she must return to her normal life.

A small song we had lying on the shelf for about three years. We were pleasantly surprised by the nice, but complex, chord progression the BIAB melodist came up with.
Loading the Piano One Vst on both piano channels (on the third channel there is a subtle Cello) gave the arrangement its final touch.

From time to time we tried to add a vocal that would complement this but every time without any success. Until finally we decided to simplify the chord progression in order to add a proper 'counter' melody.

Hope you like it, comments are encouraged.

Song specifics:
Style: Alberti
2 piano channels (piano one)
Strings channel: cello (Forte DXI)

Rob & Anne-Marie
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#420992 - 07/08/17 05:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: FUNDAMENTAL AFTERNOON [Re: RnAM]
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Beautiful song, and beautiful video as well you two.

I like that Alberti style as well and you did a great job with your experimentation.

Very pleasing to listen to. Well done!!
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#420994 - 07/08/17 05:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: FUNDAMENTAL AFTERNOON [Re: RnAM]
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Rob & Anne-Marie,

This is a very pretty piece... The video is beautiful as well - great vocals and mix.

A wonderful production!

Bob
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#421050 - 07/09/17 04:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: FUNDAMENTAL AFTERNOON [Re: RnAM]
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Rob and Anne-Marie,

This is beautiful!

Love the simple arrangement. The piano is excellent.

The vocals are over-the-top good.

Excellent.

fj

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#421077 - 07/09/17 09:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: FUNDAMENTAL AFTERNOON [Re: David Snyder]
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Originally Posted By: David Snyder
Beautiful song, and beautiful video as well you two.

I like that Alberti style as well and you did a great job with your experimentation.

Very pleasing to listen to. Well done!!


Thank you David!
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#421133 - 07/09/17 04:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: FUNDAMENTAL AFTERNOON [Re: RnAM]
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Rob & Anne-Marie, I would love to see what else you have just laying around on the shelf. Very pretty song with a wonderful arrangement/production/video! That cello coming in around 1:40 was very effective! Thanks, Torrey
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#421162 - 07/10/17 01:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: FUNDAMENTAL AFTERNOON [Re: RnAM]
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Rob & Ann-Marie

Lovely simple instrumentation - excellent video and wonderful vocals.
Very nice indeed.

Peter

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#421163 - 07/10/17 02:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: FUNDAMENTAL AFTERNOON [Re: RnAM]
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Rob & Anne-Marie

More top class material from your team.

This is really well done, a perfect ballad with an even more perfect balance of everything included.
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#421184 - 07/10/17 07:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: FUNDAMENTAL AFTERNOON [Re: RnAM]
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What a beautiful vocal and lyric. Video was very cool as well. Harmonies were so lovely. Well done.
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#421199 - 07/10/17 08:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: FUNDAMENTAL AFTERNOON [Re: RnAM]
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I especially love the vocals in this song, and as many others have stated, the video is beautiful as well! I love how creative our community is! Great job, guys.
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#421277 - 07/10/17 07:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: FUNDAMENTAL AFTERNOON [Re: RnAM]
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The vocals are tremendously good

love this sound

very pretty song

Kenny

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#421291 - 07/11/17 12:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: FUNDAMENTAL AFTERNOON [Re: RnAM]
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Hello, Rob & Anne-Marie

Very beautiful vocals and harmonies!
Simple arrangement is very fitted to this tune.
I think your experimentation fully succeeded.
Very enjoyable listen.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#421309 - 07/11/17 06:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: FUNDAMENTAL AFTERNOON [Re: rsdean]
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Rob & Anne-Marie,

This is a very pretty piece... The video is beautiful as well - great vocals and mix.

A wonderful production!

Bob


Thank you Bob!
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#421347 - 07/11/17 09:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: FUNDAMENTAL AFTERNOON [Re: RnAM]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Rob and Anne-Marie,

This is beautiful!

Love the simple arrangement. The piano is excellent.

The vocals are over-the-top good.

Excellent.

fj


What more to add? Very little.

The video clips are outstanding. The timing of the zooms, etc., work so well with the tune. One is captured from the first frame and gently carried through to the last.

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#421414 - 07/12/17 04:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: FUNDAMENTAL AFTERNOON [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Rob and Anne-Marie,

This is beautiful!

Love the simple arrangement. The piano is excellent.

The vocals are over-the-top good.

Excellent.

fj


Thank you Floyd, that is appreciated!
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#421488 - 07/12/17 06:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: FUNDAMENTAL AFTERNOON [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Rob & Anne-Marie, I would love to see what else you have just laying around on the shelf. Very pretty song with a wonderful arrangement/production/video! That cello coming in around 1:40 was very effective! Thanks, Torrey


Thank you Torrey, much appreciated!

Rob & Anne-Marie
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#421709 - 07/14/17 07:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: FUNDAMENTAL AFTERNOON [Re: RnAM]
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Very pretty song!! Absolutely beautiful melody. Love the arrangement, and the vocals. Also love the theme and title-very creative and stirring!! Take care. Greg

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#421762 - 07/15/17 10:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: FUNDAMENTAL AFTERNOON [Re: RnAM]
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Very creative, and very beautiful. That video too - it's the perfect kicker to make it all hit you in the most emotional way possible. You really nailed this one - thanks so much for sharing and good work RnAM!
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#422027 - 07/17/17 04:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: FUNDAMENTAL AFTERNOON [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Rob & Ann-Marie

Lovely simple instrumentation - excellent video and wonderful vocals.
Very nice indeed.

Peter


Thank you Peter, much appreciated!

Rob & Anne-Marie
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#422030 - 07/17/17 05:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: FUNDAMENTAL AFTERNOON [Re: RnAM]
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Rob & Anne-Marie,

This is so beautiful! Wonderful vocal to complement the gently spirited pianos. The cello was such a nice touch after the mid part of the song. The music you two create and record is always some of the very best on the site. This is no exception.

Alan & Di
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