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    Senior Member sosmus's Avatar
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    Brenda's Bossa (Bethany)

    http://www.box.net/shared/nhrotvn4eo

    I've been away, traveling and then digging out of the snow.
    This is a bossa I wrote recently. Brenda is my wife. Bethany is a former vocalist that is trying to write some lyrics.
    I used GPO and GJBB Alto flute, French Horns, Fretless bass, Strings and a very unimaginative drum part for Fusion drums.
    You may have to turn up the volume. It sounds OK to me but-----------

    sosmus

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    Re: Brenda's Bossa

    Beautiful!

    I hate you for being so talented! (You know that I am kidding, of course.)

    That's marvelous writing for strings. We can all take lessons from this. Less is definitely more. The alto flute is certainly appropriate. Anything else just wouldn't "fit".

    The volume is very low. Evidently that's happening when you convert your audio to mp3. Since you are using an Apple computer (gasp, choke, wheeze, cough) I don't have the foggiest idea how to correct this. There are some sharp dudes here on the forum who can help you with that problem. Unfortunately, I don't fit into that category.

    Thanks for posting this fine tune.

    My Best,
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by sosmus View Post
    http://www.box.net/shared/nhrotvn4eo

    I've been away, traveling and then digging out of the snow.
    This is a bossa I wrote recently. Brenda is my wife. Bethany is a former vocalist that is trying to write some lyrics.
    I used GPO and GJBB Alto flute, French Horns, Fretless bass, Strings and a very unimaginative drum part for Fusion drums.
    You may have to turn up the volume. It sounds OK to me but-----------

    sosmus
    Hope you had a nice trip, Steve!

    Could the music have been inspired by your travel experiences?

    It has a sentimental romantic touch to it!
    Bond in Las Vegas feeling, lol!

    Fred

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    Re: Brenda's Bossa

    Hii Steve! I was thinking about you over the holidays and wondering if you were still around the forum. Good to hear such nice music coming from you.
    I enjoyed the bossa, but as Larry mentioned, it is on the quiet side and I did have to crank it up a lot.
    I always thought that when you got all this newfangled technology figured out, the rest of us would have to watch out. Regards, John

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    Re: Brenda's Bossa

    Larry:
    I have been using iTunes to convert my aiff files to mp3's, but I have just ordered the new Roxio 10. We'll see if that makes a difference.
    Thanks for your always positive remarks.
    Steve

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    Re: Brenda's Bossa

    Fredrik;
    I am not sentimental type, except for puppies, so my travels have no bearing on my writing. Actually, the idea for this tune came to me when when I was fooling around with the first few notes of "Honeysuckle Rose." Go figure.
    Thanks for listening.

    Steve

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    Bigears:
    No one will be happier than me if I ever figure out how to use Cubase, et.al. to get better demos. I keep hoping a guru that knows Cubase, Finale and Mac's will appear to teach me. Danny Williams has been trying to help me but he is in Texas and I am in Washington. Bad news--I am no good with manuals (too impatient) and Good news--I have been occupied with lots of paying commissions.
    Thanks for listening.
    Steve

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    That's really nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sosmus View Post
    Fredrik;
    I am not sentimental type,
    Steve
    Hi again, Steve!

    I meant the kind of sentimentality that Michel Legrand sometimes has in his film music.

    Fred

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    Re: Brenda's Bossa

    Quote Originally Posted by Hippie View Post
    That's really nice.
    Thank you, kind sir.
    I have to call you sir as I see that you have a beard like Larry Alexander.

    Steve

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