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#650440 - 04/07/21 02:18 AM [User Showcase] New song: WANDERING
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Hi Forum friends,
I haven’t checked in for a while but here is a new song from me called:
WANDERING.
The title relates to what I wish I was doing rather than what I have been doing.
It’s a cruisy little instrumental, featuring piano lead, guitar accompaniment, bass and drums
RealTracks featured are:
RT2959:Bass, Acoustic, SmoothPoppyNeil Ev16 090 (Neil Swainson)
RealDrums-NashBrushBalDbKE (Brian Fullen)
RT2200:Guitar, Nylon, Background CountryBrent Ev 085 (Brent Mason)
I wrote the piano arrangement, as well as the middle bass part from 2 min 14 sec until 2 min 36 sec.
I also programmed the accompanying guitar tracks using Native Instruments' “Session Guitarist Picked Acoustic”.
I hope you enjoy it. As always, your comments, criticism, praise and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.
Cheers,
Mike
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#650458 - 04/07/21 05:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: WANDERING [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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That's a nice piece Mike.
It changes character when the rhythm section comes in but that's a good thing. That midi acoustic guitar works a treat.
Nicely done.
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#650547 - 04/07/21 04:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: WANDERING [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Mike,
Enjoyable tune, with many unusual twists and surprises. Good clear mix. Listens very well.
Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

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#650609 - 04/08/21 04:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: WANDERING [Re: rayc]
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mkg50 (Mike G) Offline
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Originally Posted By: rayc
That's a nice piece Mike.
It changes character when the rhythm section comes in but that's a good thing. That midi acoustic guitar works a treat.
Nicely done.

Thanks Ray. Your opinion/feedback is highly valued by me because you are always so honest.
Cheers,
Mike
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#650611 - 04/08/21 05:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: WANDERING [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Love it, Mike! way to take control of the band. The opening reminded me of Till There Was You, but after those 4 bars you took it on a brilliant path of enjoyment.
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#650645 - 04/08/21 09:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: WANDERING [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Very original creative tune. I really like the chord progression, so many exciting turns, like expressing the different scenes when wandering around the world. The band supports perfectly the exciting journey, the acoustic instruments really shine creating very positive feelings, the piano is especially nice. The arrangement is lovely, different type of sections are bound together very well, the break at 2:35 is the highlight. Thanks for this uplifting musical scenery.

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#650659 - 04/08/21 11:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: WANDERING [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Sweet tune and arrangement . Thanks for sharing .

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#650686 - 04/08/21 02:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: WANDERING [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Lovely song Mike. Love the changeup in the chorus. Well done.

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#650724 - 04/08/21 08:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: WANDERING [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Mike,

What a great intro! Immediately captures the listener’s attention. I know it’s an instrumental, but with that melody and lovely mix, it’s begging for some lyrics—just one guy’s opinion. Really nicely done!

Kindest regards,

Deej

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#650729 - 04/08/21 08:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: WANDERING [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Nice song, with some especially standout bits. Having a second listen right now.

Minor nits: The instruments sound like they're in different physical spaces, and the piano and guitar sound like they live in similar frequencies. The piano is bright and to my totally non-professional ears sounds a bit too bright and compressed. I'm guessing the fret buzz is from the NI guitar. Nice touch!

Again, these are only only really tiny nits.

Some cool changes, really like the break.

Actually, nice work on all the instruments - especially the piano and NI guitar.

OK, listening for a third time. laugh
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#650867 - 04/10/21 03:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: WANDERING [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
Mike,
Enjoyable tune, with many unusual twists and surprises. Good clear mix. Listens very well.
Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

Thanks for listening Misha. Glad you enjoyed Wandering.
Cheers, Mike
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#650884 - 04/10/21 06:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: WANDERING [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Excellent tune. Nice and clean. I'll be going back to listen closer but very enjoyable on the first go round.

It's absolutely amazing what those tracks are capable of these days.


Edit: Man... Wow! What an impressive ending. The slowdown, and the chords... Every thing about that ending.... Loved it.


Edited by Guitarhacker (04/10/21 07:04 AM)
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#650904 - 04/10/21 07:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: WANDERING [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Mike,

Your instrumentals are ALWAYS impressive. It is obvious that you put a lot of thought into them (and a lot of love).

The piano is beautiful.
Excellent use of the Picked Acoustic. (I almost bought it when it was on sale this past xmas when it was on sale. This - and a couple of things that Greg has shared with me is REALLY making me regret that I did not!!).

Your compositions have great pacing. Love the stop! And the slow down ending.
Excellent production, arrangement and mix.

A great listen!

fj

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#650972 - 04/10/21 10:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: WANDERING [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Hi Mike,

There's plenty to like with this composition and its production.

I love the way you took me on a musical journey that was full of twists and turns, surprises and excitement. To accomplish this is very skillful. You work with MIDI and audio is very impressive.

I absolutely love the piano part that you wrote.

Regards,
Noel
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#651032 - 04/11/21 12:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: WANDERING [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Hi Mike,

Beautiful symbiosis between guitar and piano. It is very light and very pleasant. It is a very good composition. Well done.

Kindly regard
Derochette
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#651082 - 04/11/21 05:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: WANDERING [Re: BabuMusic]
Registered: 01/01/17
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mkg50 (Mike G) Offline
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Originally Posted By: BabuMusic
Love it, Mike! way to take control of the band. The opening reminded me of Till There Was You, but after those 4 bars you took it on a brilliant path of enjoyment.

Thanks for listening Marty. Your informed comments are always most welcome.
Cheers,
Mike
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#651083 - 04/11/21 05:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: WANDERING [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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I enjoyed that little wander Mike...
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#651201 - 04/12/21 12:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: WANDERING [Re: stratos]
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Originally Posted By: jannesan
Very original creative tune. I really like the chord progression, so many exciting turns, like expressing the different scenes when wandering around the world. The band supports perfectly the exciting journey, the acoustic instruments really shine creating very positive feelings, the piano is especially nice. The arrangement is lovely, different type of sections are bound together very well, the break at 2:35 is the highlight. Thanks for this uplifting musical scenery.

Janne
Janne, your kind words and detailed comments are much appreciated.
Mike
Originally Posted By: stratos
Sweet tune and arrangement . Thanks for sharing .

Thanks for listening Stratos.
Cheers,
Mike
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#651277 - 04/13/21 04:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: WANDERING [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Lovely song Mike. Love the changeup in the chorus. Well done.

Thanks Scott for your comments. Glad you liked the changeup in the chorus (I spent a lot of time on getting that where I wanted it).
Cheers,
Mike
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#651420 - 04/14/21 01:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: WANDERING [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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I'm always impressed by the way you arrange these instrumentals you do! Very, very good indeed.

Man, that has to be the best ending I've ever heard here I think! Well done, enjoyed.

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