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    Here is a pop tune I wrote in collaboration with a friend. She wanted to know how I go about writing a song so I let her help. I had her pick letters from the musical alphabet in any order she wanted. I then placed them into band in a box and using the #'s, b's and majors or minors as I felt would be appropriate. We came up with a chord progression and I added the melody. She felt it sounded angelic, so we titled it:


    It has words, but I don't want to infringe on copyright issues (fear of them being stiolen and all...)

    Enjoy a little creative musing,

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    Senior Member Frank D's Avatar
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    Re: Angelic

    Ahhh ... So you DO know what a triad sounds like!

    With this pop foray (which, in all seriousness, would sound great with an actual, full arrangement and recorded with a real singer ... nice changes and a pretty melody), you are reminding me of Johnny Richards.

    You may or may not be familiar with him, but he wrote some of the most powerful, adventurous music during his years writing for Stan Kenton and many others (it was said his late 50's arrangements of "West Side Story" was LOVED by Bernstein). I mean, he would write these big, fat, spread ensembles (often with 5 reeds and as many as 15 brass!) with guys blowing on 7-8 different pitches w/ tons of clusters. So, what does he go and do ... along with lyricist Carolyn Leigh, they write arguably one of the most lyrical, poignant pop tunes ever: "Young At Heart"

    May you have as much success with "Angelic"!



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    Re: Angelic

    FrankD - You have put me in with one of my most favorite arrangers - I love Stan Kenton and Johnny Richards name is there a lot. His West Side Story arrangement is one of the very best sounds for the Kenton Band. WOW. Angelic is just a foray into the fun side of music. Which is a fun place to be.

    Now if I could make money like Johnny...


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