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#616723 - 09/26/20 05:03 PM [User Showcase] Betty
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cubanpete Offline
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Hi, this one I finished yesterday. Not sure what inspired me but I just had fun. One have to have that especially nowadays that we cannot go anywhere being recognized, looking like bank robbers. Anyway, I give you:https://www.reverbnation.com/cubanpete7/song/32146438-betty

Style is _MISTNYC.STY (Misty New York City Modern Jazz ) somewhat modified.

RealTracks in style: 776:Bass, Acoustic, PopWaltz Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 2191:Piano, Electric, Rhythm JazzWaltz Sw 110
RealTracks in song: 2397:Sax, Tenor, Soloist JazzWaltzEric Sw 110
RealTracks in song: 3193:Guitar, Electric, Soloist WaltzMellowBrent Ev 120
RealDrums [in Song:ModJazzLatin^01-a:Blastix, Ride, b:Snare, Ride

Enjoy!

Mike B.


Edited by cubanpete (09/26/20 07:13 PM)
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#616775 - 09/27/20 02:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Betty [Re: cubanpete]
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Loc: Stanwell Park NSW Australia
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Hello Mike - a bit of an odd start with those stops in the 1st couple of bars. They make more sense further into the song though.Still a little odd when no instrument carries across the space. When the drums or something else carries on it make perfect sense and is cool.
Nice.
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#616836 - 09/27/20 12:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: Betty [Re: cubanpete]
Registered: 05/30/20
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Dero13 Offline
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Registered: 05/30/20
Posts: 196
Hi Cubanpete,

It is true that it is unusual these stops because unconsciously we continue the melody. But it's interesting and original.
Ps: I did not find my post on your previous composition, I had to make a wrong move.

Best regard
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#616841 - 09/27/20 01:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Betty [Re: rayc]
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Loc: Florida, USA
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Thanks Ray and Dero for listening. Yes, I have to look, I thought that I had carried the drums in al the stops but somehow it went silent too, I might have to edit that.

Cheers

Mike B.
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#617101 - 09/29/20 02:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Betty [Re: cubanpete]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 9420
Loc: GA USA
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Man, that sax and guitar work together like a couple of well seasoned session guys.

EXCELLENT!!


J&B

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#617211 - 09/30/20 05:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Betty [Re: cubanpete]
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Loc: Charlotte, NC
Tano Music Offline
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Loc: Charlotte, NC
You got me with the very first two-chord phrase, and kept me interested all the way through. Loved the chord pattern and the overall band mix. Great work!

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#617248 - 09/30/20 08:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Betty [Re: cubanpete]
Registered: 01/06/20
Posts: 403
Loc: Illinois
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Pretty interesting.
Sounds like "Betty" has lots to say.
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