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Faded Blue Jeans (Instrumental Version) An instrumental version of an old song of mine

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 02:01 PM

Faded Blue Jeans (Instrumental Version)


Here's an old song of mine that I recorded recently as an instrumental, on my Yamaha Clavinova CVP 405 keyboard.

All bits, including what sounds llike a guitar (fretboard skritches et al), were performed on the keyboard.

I look forward to hearing what you think of it.

Psyve

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 12:45 AM

Hey Psyve, good to see you again, good song, and I recognize all the voices you were using on the Clavinova, I play on the Yamaha PSR S500, good technique on the guitar and sax voicing.

It takes a certain skill set to get those guitar voices to sound just right, I know I've tried and tried on my keyboards, I think you did a great job on them.

I've got no nits with this song, nicely arranged and nicely mixed.

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PS. You've inspired me to get up off my arse and start playing again. Thanks.
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Posted 20 December 2011 - 07:04 PM

Hi Psyve,
Very emotive song.

I think of a lot of other things besides faded blue jeans when I'm listening.
More of a solitary landscape, more baren but not in a negative way.
In a way that removes lots of useless noises that occur in our daily lives to be able to see a bigger picture.
And the tempo of the song is perfect.

You mention the guitar sounds, but I like the sax timbre that you're getting as well.
And the emotion is coming through your playing too. Well done. :)

I just bought a Yamaha Motif XS rack because of the guitar sounds I've heard others make with the
original Motif XS keyboard. I haven't gotten to the sax section yet.

Really nice composition Psyve.
Have fun. :)
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Posted 21 December 2011 - 03:14 PM

Bruce
Hey good to see you too.

Glad you liked this song.

One of my recent passions has been playing this keyboard. It was only recently that I figured out how to hook it up to my multitrack, hence this recording.

The Clavinova CVP 405 has an exceptionally good set of sax and guitar voices. This is the first keyboard I have played where I have found so many of the instruments to sound so very real. Depending on how you play the keyboard the growl sax will growl and rasp differently. Similarly, the flamenco guitar will respond differently depending on how you attack the keys... pretty much like a real guitar might, depending on how you play it. There is an excellent set of saxaphone, trumper and guitar sounds on the CVP that just blew my mind when i was considering going in for this or another keyboard. When I heard the Sax sounds, my choice was made for me!

It makes even a fairly ordinary player sound pretty great!

Thanks for listening and responding.

P.S. Glad it inspired you to start playing again too!

Dan,

Thank you for your very kind remarks on the song. Am pleased you enjoyed the listen. Perhaps I needed to explain the title. As I'd indicated above, this is actually an instrumental version of a SONG i'd written called "Faded Blue Jeans"

You can hear that version and read the lyric and see the illustration that goes with the lyric at this link: SUNG VERSION

Maybe that will explain the title better.

Thank you for taking the time to respond to this,


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Posted 22 December 2011 - 11:21 AM

That song is very nice.
I take it this means that you are exploring the new technical directions
by pulling songs out of your existing repertoire and giving them the
instrumental treatment. This one worked very well.
I am not sure what your equipment can do, but know that a work such as this
can be cut up and mixed with work of equal value, say, another of your songs
done instrumentally, so that the listener remains interested. At this point,
3:40 of it sinks it into the background. I'm not talking about :03 second
mashups, either. More like 30:00 seconds with seque -- overlapping fades.
This, for one thing, gets you away from a repetitive percussion track.

As a video producer, thoughts like those are the first things that
come to mind. Usually, you would leave it up to the producer to make
those timing decisions.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 02:00 PM

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Dan,


Thank you for your very kind remarks on the song. Am pleased you enjoyed the listen. Perhaps I needed to explain the title. As I'd indicated above, this is actually an instrumental version of a SONG i'd written called "Faded Blue Jeans"

You can hear that version and read the lyric and see the illustration that goes with the lyric at this link: SUNG VERSION

Maybe that will explain the title better.

Thank you for taking the time to respond to this,


Psyve
Hi Psyve,
I had a listen to the lyric version.
As was mentioned by another listener,
"There is somehow a lovely contrast with the very soft and relaxing music and soft voice (almost speaking) and the darkness of the lyrics".
I was picking up more on the soft and relaxing music part.
btw, very well sung. The emotion is there as it is in the music.
A very haunting delivery.
Great job on both versions. :)
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Posted 24 December 2011 - 02:35 AM

Ed
Thank you for listening and for your comment. I must cconfess that production is not my strong point, so trying to acheive what you describe, though it sounds VERY interesting, is currenttly beyond my limited technical abilities. That said, it sounds like a GREAT idea, and certainly something I would be happy to experiment with.

Now I just need to find that producer.... LOL


Dan
Thank you for taking the time to listen to the original sung version also. Pleased you seemed to enjoy that one too.

Psyve

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 09:00 AM

Very cool tune Psyve. It's got a really great energy. That climax about 2/3 of the way thru is VERY nice.

The sax and guitar parts are very convincing. For some reason the backing sax parts aren't as convincing for me as the one in front. I don't know why that is, cause I figure you're using a similar sound, only quieter. You might try some different processing on the backing sax part.

This is a really nice tune. I just really like the mood swings.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 04:41 AM

Thanks Ian,

This is the SECOND time I tried an instrumental version of this song. The first was many years ago on a different keyboard with a very different overall feel.

The second (backing) sax sound you hear is a different instrument selection, and one that I agree isnt as conmvincing as the lead sax.


Glad you enjoyed the listen, overall tho.

Thank you for listening and commenting,


Psyve

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