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#723760 07/12/22 04:08 AM
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I Lost a Friend


Jon DeTar (JonD), a great friend, fellow musician (excellent keyboard player), and one of my collaborators has died. This is my tribute to him. I attempted to express sadness, pain so bad that you just want to scream, happiness that he is going to heaven, then back to sadness. I tried to write this chord progression in the style of Jon's writing.

As always all comments welcomed.

PS - If this isn't enough Jon is the third friend whom has passed this year!

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Bass - Ample Bass Jazz Bass
Piano - Waves Grand Rhapsody
Guitar - Kontakt - Library Jazz Guitar
Strings - EastWest Play Symphonic chorus - Full Chorus
Me - Via my Wind controller the alto sax


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It's never easy when we lose a friend. They are family that we have chosen for ourselves and that makes the pain and loss so much more evident in our soul.

It's nice that you expressed your grief in this manner.

Nice tribute to your friend. That sax just cries.


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Man Mario, that's rough. This however, is a great piece of music to offer as a tribute. I'm glad to hear your assurance that he is in heaven, but very sorry for the pain you're left with. Hang in there.

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Mario,

I've got a sad place in my heart for you as I listen to this! It's really tough to lose those we know so well but I'm certain you've got many great memories to reflect back on and be thankful for those times!

Your track really catches that sad/reflective vibe but also has such a pleasant warm sound! You did such a great job with this!

Thanks, Torrey




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So sorry to hear of the loss of your friend Mario. While knowing he'll be missed, I truly enjoyed your collaborations and posts here on the forum.

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We are very sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. That must be rough...

You sure did a great job expressing your feelings via the wind controller.

All the best,

Rob and Anne-Marie


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I think you did an excellent job expressing your feelings in this.


Cheers
rayc
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Mario

A sad post sorry about your friends 3 is rough.

A nice tribute song.

Peter

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Having similar experiences over the year we can very strongly relate to this beautiful tribute.

The melody and your performance on the controller so well set the mood.

May he RIP.

J&B

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I can hear the sorrow and the joy of remembering in this, Mario.

Well done.

Vic

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Mario,

So sorry to hear about Jon. You guys did a lot of good music together.

A touching tribute. Sorrow comes through...

fj

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Hi Mario,
With your wind controller, you've managed to share your pain and your love for music. Your friend, wherever he is now, will be proud of you.
Christian

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Hi Mario. So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. It is one of many painful aspects of getting older. This is a wonderful instrumental!!! I think you should be a film scorer...sincerely!! You are so talented at eliciting emotion with your music!! Good to be back! Take care. Greg

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Thanx everyone for your very kind words. I appreciate each and everyone of you.


Thanx again.


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Cop, that's not how field sobriety tests work.

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Hi Mario,

With this song you gave a wonderful tribute to your late friend!
What a nice, sensitive song it is. I bet he would have cried if he could have heard it.

Hans


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Wow, Mario, this is quite an emotional farewell to Jon. I like the piano in there too. It's never easy, brother, and music helps. So sorry for your loss, and quite happy for your gain. The dirge-like tempo is a beautiful touch --like you don't want it to be over. And it's not really.


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Hi Mario so sorry for your loss, this is a wonder tribute to your friend. its hard on those that are still here, that pain is so real I can relate my friend Eric


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Thanx everyone for your very kind words. Jon's funeral was today and there were very few dry eyes in the house. He did marry his long time girl friend the day prior to his death and I am glad for that as that was his final wish.


Me, it's not about how many times you fail, it's about how many times you get back up.
Cop, that's not how field sobriety tests work.

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Mario,

So sorry to hear about Jon. You have crafted a very touching piece of music.

Bob

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Mario...I hear the sadness in your song...it is so appropriate to honor a friend, fellow writer and musician with a song...what else could express how we feel better than the thing (music) that was such a special part of Jon's life...may he rest in peace like we would rest in a peaceful melody...and may he know the joy of writing a brand new song!


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