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    Cool Smoke rings 5th update

    Hello everybody!

    theme 1: Welcome to "SMOKE RINGS" 5th updated version.

    theme 2: BLACK RITUALscore

    Spy thriller themes for movie soundtrack.

    enjoy,



    Fred

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    Re: Smoke rings

    Really NICE!!! Is this a combination of GPO and the Jazz/Big Band instruments? I haven't been able to get the brass to sound like that using GPO alone not to mention the drums. Has a nice 60's spy movie feel to it!

    - Michael
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    Quote Originally Posted by mfortunato View Post
    Really NICE!!! Is this a combination of GPO and the Jazz/Big Band instruments? I haven't been able to get the brass to sound like that using GPO alone not to mention the drums. Has a nice 60's spy movie feel to it!

    - Michael
    Hi Michael Fortunato,

    I only use GPO. The drums are manually composed, note by note using GPO's standard percussion kit.

    In the brass section, my favorite is the low tones of the bass trombone as you can hear, lol!

    Fred

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    Re: Smoke rings

    Wow - even more brilliantly executed, then. I definitely need to get back into GPO - it's AMAZING what a skilled hand can do with it - and you definitely have a skilled hand (and ear) .

    - Michael
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    Hey there Mr. Fred!

    Do I hear a bit of "Mars, - Bringer of War"?

    From there your definitely in Fredrikland!
    As stated above, great brass lines and excellent percussion accompaniment.

    This may fit Mad TV's Spy vs. Spy cartoon?
    Or the next Bond?

    Professional and "mischievously quick" work as always Fred!

    M
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael A. Wiktor View Post
    Hey there Mr. Fred!

    Do I hear a bit of "Mars, - Bringer of War"?

    From there your definitely in Fredrikland!
    As stated above, great brass lines and excellent percussion accompaniment.

    This may fit Mad TV's Spy vs. Spy cartoon?
    Or the next Bond?

    Professional and "mischievously quick" work as always Fred!

    M
    Hi Michael,

    I certainly could have picked up something subconsciously from Holst,

    At the moment, I'm mostly sitting in my soffa writing script in a program called final draft.
    My movie is going to be an action spy thriller and it's definitely going to be in the 60s style, the early Sean Connery 007, like Dr. No and Thunderball. I have already written 50 script pages and I'm heading for about 100 pages, 90 minutes, feature film.

    Your're right, associating the music with Bond, I'm going for that kind of story.

    Glad you liked my roaring brass, I'm planning to compose more themes in that kind of style.

    Smoke Rings is the name of one of the scenes in my script.

    Fred

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfortunato View Post
    Wow - even more brilliantly executed, then. I definitely need to get back into GPO - it's AMAZING what a skilled hand can do with it - and you definitely have a skilled hand (and ear) .

    - Michael
    Hi again, Michael!

    Have just uploaded a third update with middle section. I added a coda also!

    I plan to have this piece as the title soundtrack.


    Fred

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    Fredrik,

    Even through the smoke, I hear your hand in this, Fredrik;
    a glimmer of your style, regardless of a completely different
    idiom from anything else I've heard from you. With this,
    and other material I've heard from you off-forum, I must
    compliment you on your range of style -- and the ability,
    regardless of venue, to yet impose your personal stamp
    on the material.

    Well done!

    My best,



    David
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    Re: Smoke rings

    Fredrik:

    A far cry from Glen Gray's "Smoke Rings," but rather a "James Bond Meets Our Man Flint." You certainly have a grasp on the spy thriller genre' as far as scoring and instrumentation but it seems a bit repetitious, which might be necessary if the script calls for it, but I feel it could use a clearly contrasting area, if for no other reason than to give those poor lower brass players a break. As usual, your bass trombone parts are "killers," in a complimentary way. I'd definitely need to be resuscitated after playing this one.

    I've already bought my pop corn.

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by sosmus View Post
    Fredrik:

    A far cry from Glen Gray's "Smoke Rings," but rather a "James Bond Meets Our Man Flint." You certainly have a grasp on the spy thriller genre' as far as scoring and instrumentation but it seems a bit repetitious, which might be necessary if the script calls for it, but I feel it could use a clearly contrasting area, if for no other reason than to give those poor lower brass players a break. As usual, your bass trombone parts are "killers," in a complimentary way. I'd definitely need to be resuscitated after playing this one.

    I've already bought my pop corn.

    Steve
    Hi again, Steve!

    Yes, I'm in the middle of my script writing! It's very exciting and while I create characters, musical themes pop up as suggestions for certain scenes. I have come half way in my script, so while I go on, more themes will pop up.

    I will probably add an electric guitar solo on my Smoke Rings, for example.

    When my script is finished, I will be able to gather all my music material and put it in the right context.

    If my Smoke Rings will be sung, then I will also have a B section,
    a memorable refrain, so the bass trombones can have a smoke or a cup of coffee while the lead singer sings the refrain with some jazzy strings accompanied by the sweaty drummer and the bass player.
    Otherwise, Smoke Rings can be used as an undercurrent theme that follows the script. Either shortened or prolonged to sustain the action.

    Here's another of my themes that I will use in my movie. It's called: BLACK RITUAL
    Glen Gray's version sounds interesting, I have not heard of it, but I will check it out. Always fun to hear new music through recommendation.

    By the way, who is Flint?

    Fred

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