First track of my new relaxation album, for piano and clarinet
Greetings all! This is Owen back after a veeeery long absence. (Had some major health difficulties, but glad to say I'm doing so much better now.)
Nice to see the forum active again!
I've started work on a project I've wanted to do for a long time - an album of music for relaxation and stress reduction. The first track is a reworking of something I posted a long time ago here. I have redone it to make it, hopefully, a more relaxing arrangement. Clarinet is from GPO, piano is Authorized Steinway, under-lid perspective.
Re: First track of my new relaxation album, for piano and clarinet
Thank you all for the warm welcome back! You are all so great.
I am hoping to post track 2 from the album tomorrow (ok, it's technically already tomorrow, but I mean after I sleep!)
If anyone is interested, I also posted the track to YouTube, adapted for its lively ASMR community (google that term if you've never heard of it - it's very interesting). You can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EajKArTKK3U
Phil: I appreciate your comment. I believe that relaxation music doesn't have to just be wallpaper - I wanted to write music that could be listened to for its own sake. Glad you found it so!
Jay: "Soothing" is exactly what I was going for, so very happy to hear it worked at least in your case! Thanks for listening and commenting.
Randy: Well, what can I say? I see that you have never ceased to be the fountain of all encouragement for fellow musicians. Thanks for the kind comments. I'm sooooo glad to be feeling better now, and happy to be back. Glad you liked the track. You are correct about the EQ - nothing gets by you now, does it?! Personally, I find the higher frequencies to be disruptive to relaxation, so I wanted to minimize the sharpness. I also did the same with the clarinet, but to a lesser degree since it seemed to lose some of its realism if I did too much.
RichardMc: Thanks for letting me know you found it relaxing. I actually wasn't sure about using the clarinet - I had tried it with flute at first. A more realistic sound, but too strident for relaxation I found. Thanks for listening and commenting.