Ok, I've been working on this piece on and off while I was working on other projects but, I finally finished it. This was sorta an experimental piece. I don't have JABB yet so, I improvised, using various DAW'S and sound libraries. I wanted to try something new, so this is a switch from the orchestrial compositions I have been working on. I wanted something...different sounding, so I decided to try my hand at a more "alternative" approach. What I ended up with has several subgnere elements, Blues, Jazz, Rock etc. So, I decided to classify this as a hybrid because I had no clue what gnere it fit. Below are the instruments, libraries and DAW'S I used.
Band in a Box
Fruity Loops Studio Producer 7
Acid Pro 6.0
Jazz Slap Bass-Fruity Loops
Blues Guitar-Fruity Loops Slayer
Cymbals-GPO, BIB, Fruity Loops
Drums-Fruity Loops Drum Kick, DrumSynth Live, BIB
Distorted Rock Guitar-Fruity Loops Slayer, Fruity Loops Blood Overdrive
Boy, talk about mix and match. You sure have a lot of stuff in this. It think it sounds good. It might be a little overdone as far as arrangement goes but it is an interesting listen. Thanks for posting. -Jay
You have taken a hackneyed piece for which there must be more variations than any other piece of music known to man, beast or vegetable and have created a really original sound with your own interpretation.
I really appreciate the fact that you have listed all the sound sources too. It is quite helpful.
Wow, Shaver - This is a truly original rendition of what some people claim is the oldest recorded melody in history -! "Greensleeves" of course, but apparently there are versions even before it became that English folk song. "What Child Is This" is a much later Christian usurping of the "pagan" song.
In this thickly produced, eclectic arrangement, it's as if all the traditions behind the song are existing simultaneously - and what a great effect that makes. The Tubular Bells suggest some flavor of the Christian version, but much of the arrangement's texture emphasize the minor key and feel, more like the pre-Christian song, and the Jazz/Rock elements give it a drive which I think is unique to re-workings of the song.
Shaver, I'm with Alan on this one... you've got a Chinese menu
of influences going on in this -- and it works like a fine clock;
taking a melody that, frankly, bores the spit out of me, and
turning it into a dynamic, powerful rendition.
Wow, thanks everyone for all your kind comments! This piece was really just an experiment for me to try to do something "different" sounding. I was sorta hesitant on doing an arrangment on this particular piece simply because it has been redone so many times and pretty much run into the ground. But, I'm certainally glad those of you have listened, you have liked what you heard.
I'm definately glad to be part of this forum and community because I have learned so much valuable information from everyone here. You guys rock!
Thanks for all the support!
"If you play a wrong note timidly, it is still a wrong note. If you play a wrong note with authority, it is imporvisation."