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Look To My Heart circle of 5ths assignment

#1 User is offline   DannyDep Icon

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 04:39 PM

I thought I had put this song up here when I first joined the Muse. But i can't find any search record of it. So...

Back in the day, 1981 actually, I wrote this song.
The reason I wrote it was to learn about the Circle of 5ths
I wanted to see if I could actually write a song that followed that musical theroy.

After an 8 bar intro, the circle begins on an Am9th resolving to a Adim7/D and follows the chart in the link in a counterclockwise fashion ending with a Bb13/E.
There is a bridge just to tie the song together.
Just something to put up here until I can get some vocal recording time. (that's another story). ;)
I've always been a fan of Carlos Antonio Jobim and at the time, I was trying to feel how he might interpret this lesson.
The song was recorded in the middle 90s so it's not up to today's home recording standards. But it's not too badly done.
Anyway, hope you enjoy. :)
Look To My Heart
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 05:13 PM

Hi Danny,

I like this a lot. I think one of the big weaknesses of the digital era is that stuff often SOUNDS multitracked. This sounds really organic... in a good way. Really refreshing actually.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:25 PM

Thanks Ian,
It was an enjoyable exercise and brings back lots of fond memories. :)
ciao, Dan
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Posted 11 February 2012 - 02:09 AM

You definitely got that Jobim groove happening there, Dan! I have to confess that it started off feeling a bit BIAB to me, but it grew on me as I listened. You have a lovely little melodic motif that you keep coming back to, but you break it up nicely with that bridge. And this was with 90's technology? Well done!!!

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 01:11 PM

View PostSimple Simon, on 11 February 2012 - 02:09 AM, said:

You definitely got that Jobim groove happening there, Dan! I have to confess that it started off feeling a bit BIAB to me, but it grew on me as I listened. You have a lovely little melodic motif that you keep coming back to, but you break it up nicely with that bridge. And this was with 90's technology? Well done!!!
BIAB? :blink: :lol:
Well it sure couldn't have been because of how tight it was.
I always had a distaste for Quantizing any of my music.
That was until more than one person told me how loose my timing was.
This song was definitely recorded before that happened. :D
Now maybe it was the choice of background instruments used in the piece.
I couldn't even tell you what it was because the sequencer i was using at the time, Cubase III was done on an Atari 1040STE PC.
The patches were either from my then Korg 01/W or from a Emu Proteus II sound module.
Yep, done with 90s technology and a 40s mentality that was still intact back then. :P
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