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  1. BassTractor

    ARP ODYSSEi on half-price sale (iOS ARP Odyssey)

    Thanks! Now I can afford two! Seriously though, and I guess @Quatschmacher probably agrees, it's a fantastic app, as described (I think) in the Odyssey thread. For example, it has 8-voice polyphony if you want it, unlike the hardware model. Get it!
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    Music conservatory at ... 53 years old.

    First of all: good luck! Second, I've had this itchy feeling about @Dad3353's suggestion of "Misty". I think it's a song that allows you to show the board that you're in control and know what you're "talking" about, but also, for someone who has not yet seen admission to the music conservatory, I think it may be a risk - seeing as that nerves probably are a big part of the day, and that Misty is quite particular in its demands on your timing and consistency. I may be wrong, but my advice would be that if you do indeed choose "Misty", then know it very, very well, and play it with a self-assuredness that knocks the board dead. Third: good luck! πŸ™‚
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    What the **** is this?

    I'm relieved to read that you will not lose sleep over me not judging you. Sadly, I on the other hand will lose a lot of sleep over having been judged by the EBS_freak himself. 😁
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    What the **** is this?

    Then please judge me. Also please allow me to confirm that you just don't get it. Now there's no shame in not getting it, of course, but some others do get it. I found it deeply satisfying, and very musical indeed. Had never heard about these guys, but will def. try to check them out. Thanks for posting.
  5. No Dreadful name, I know, but still very much on-topic... if you get my drift. πŸ˜€
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    Which keys/synths for jazz?

    Supposing you're talking about the Reface CP and not other CPs, then yes, that hidden sound is indeed a model of an acoustic piano. IMS it was copied from another Yamaha digital piano - like for example the P-115.
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    Which keys/synths for jazz?

    To me, it's not quite clear what your needs are, but this is what I did myself when playing jazz live: I had a good MIDI keyboard and let its stream of control data go to a polyphonic synth module as well as to a piano module that incorporated both acoustic and electric piano models. Doing that, I could recall pre-programmed patches from those modules quickly, and the modules' volume sliders were my mixer. Sometimes I'd have an additional monophonic synth for specific solo and bass sounds. You mention pianos. Those can be had from digital pianos of course, but also from samplers, workstations and so-called "keyboards" (the all-in-one machines with many built-in sounds as well as auto-accompaniment and rhythm boxes) You mention pads. Those traditionally come from polyphonic synths, but can be had from samplers, workstations and "keyboards" too. The Odyssey-like solo voices as found in Weather Report can be had from an Odyssey of course, but also from many polyphonic machines like samplers and workstation as well as some "keyboards". You'd need to think through which MIDI keyboard you are gonna use for the Odyssey then, or buy an Odyssey with built-in keyboard. Are those solo voices going to be played standing alone, or are you gonna have pads or pianos at the same time? This is an important question for your way forward. Also: do you need patch storage in order to quickly change sounds? The Odyssey has none, but its iPad version ODDYSEi does. Plus that one's polyphonic, which is some cases can be nice to have if you know what you're doing - i.e. you probably don't want the fattest solo voice in a whopping eight-voice polyphonic setting
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    Anyone recognise this melody? SOLVED

    Wouldn't know, but since you say "haunt", it is now my informed guess that the last time I heard it was the day in early August 1982 that I met my wife-soon-ex. πŸ˜‚ Seriously though, I have no idea whether I've heard it since the early seventies. May well have, but couldn't say. I've never owned it, that's for sure. With this arrangement, it's not for me. The coming back thing seems unrelated to anything, and may well be something the brain just does. BTW, I noticed "my version" was wrong in a note length (the low f sharp in the middle is 5 beats instead of 2), but that doesn't matter for searching using the so-called Parsons Code, which is what I did. Either the song isn't in their database, or I used a wrong letter somewhere.
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    Anyone recognise this melody? SOLVED

    Just in case you didn't see the answer, you were spot on, Yank! Thanks, BTW.
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    Anyone recognise this melody? SOLVED

    BTW, just listening to the song, it strikes me how its composer left all Bachian possibilities to the left. Weird to think that in my head it played out as a Bach-like arrangement. I gather that's how we humans create false memories, but OTOH it's reassuring to know that the un-Bach-like details gave it away, as I always taught Bach to never arrange like that!
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    Anyone recognise this melody? SOLVED

    Solved! πŸ™‚ Before registering on Noteflight, I called my mother, and "sang" it to her. "I hear it in French", she says after filling in the rest of the melody for me. Then, after some more singing and thinking, she continues: "Cent mille chansons", and after a pause says "Frida Boccara". My mom is 86 years old, and claims she hasn't heard this song for decades, but used to love it back then. She was also in a choir singing Bach cantatas and the like. Wonderful. I love this stuff. BC to the rescue again! Er... sorry, mom! Mom to the rescue again! πŸ™‚
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    Anyone recognise this melody? SOLVED

    Thanks for all the help guys! "Three Lions" it is then! πŸ˜‚ Thanks especially to @Dad3353 for the Soundcloud thing. With the exception of the resolution note, which shouldn't be there as there is either a rest there or a longer e (and then the harmonic magic develops further - but with notes I can't be sure of), this was a true representation of the music, which should be at a tempo around 90 to 120. As to Mozart, I don't think it's him. In my head it resembles Bach a lot more in harmonic development and some style bits, and Bach has stayed in my head all the time, but it has a melody that I feel hard pressed to count as a Bach melody. Then again, it might just be Bach after all, and I don't know my Bach as well as I think I do. BTW, part of me struggling with Musipedia may be that I may well have invented some melody details, or have taken some from later in the composition., seeing as that these details don't matter. I'll give Noteflight a go. Thanks, @pete.young.
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    Anyone recognise this melody? SOLVED

    Thanks for the response! It's in 3 and starts on the first beat. You see, the way I read it back after writing it down, to me it commanded a certain meter, but that may well have been because I have the melody in my head. I tried adding bar lines in Paint, but the end result seemed little better than the above, so I went away from that again. Thanks for trying! (...and indeed, it isn't Sibelius. πŸ˜‚ )
  14. There's this earworm in my head of what must be a glorious composition. I only remember it partially, and maybe not very well, but the harmonic machine that seems to work underneath is right up my alley. I do have a firm idea as to the composer and the period, but don't want to lock your brains into what might show to be the same mistake that I'm making - - seeing as I still just can't get my head around it. I've tried Musipedia in different search formats, without result. BTW; in order to get you the notes, I wrote them down in a primitive Musipedia notation software. If anyone knows of a better, free, way to show other people a musical idea or similar, then please give me a tip. The Musipedia thing is just about good enough for this question, but not for much more. I've thought of scanning a sheet with hand-written notes, but I can't do that right now in the middle of moving house. Thanks for any help! bert
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    How far can you get before you start giggling?

    Your command is my wish, but I can't find the Like button! πŸ™ πŸ˜‰
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