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December 31, 2008

My bikes

Filed under: Bikes,Photography — steve @ 1:02 pm

I got in to riding in 2005 – first of all I bought a 50cc scooter before I got the bug to go a little faster. So I bought a second hand Suzuki TU250x, a 250cc single cylinder bike that struggled to do 100 kmh:
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December 29, 2008

Chamber music for Celesta, Organ and Strings

Filed under: classical,Composition,piano,strings — steve @ 4:23 pm

A bit more of a descriptive title this time – was going to be called “G7″ but there wasn’t a lot of G7 in the composition… so, it is chamber music containing celesta, organ and full string section. Celesta from Garritan Personal Orchestra, everything else from Independence 1.5…

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December 28, 2008

Catching up…

Filed under: General — steve @ 10:27 pm

So long since making an entry in this blog: no entries for November as the academic year wound down and I came to grips with reclaiming my life…

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C-G-Bb-F – full orchestra version

Filed under: classical,Composition,orchestral,piano — steve @ 2:23 pm

A full orchestra version of the previous “C-G-Bb-F” composition. Replaced the ‘retro’ arpeggiator sound with arpeggiated piano. All instruments from Yellow Tools Independence 1.5 apart from the Harp from Garritan Personal Orchestra…

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December 27, 2008

C-G-Bb-F sequence

Filed under: classical,Composition,strings — steve @ 1:13 pm

Based upon a chordal progression on acoustic guitar I wrote around 1989. Entered it into Cubase and then thought I would try an arpeggiator out in Independence 1.5. The Harp is from Garritan Personal Orchestra and lots of strings from Independence in this version – currently working on a version with full orchestration…

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December 26, 2008

A minor/G

Filed under: Composition,guitar,piano,woodwind — steve @ 5:49 pm

A composition that is kind of intended for the movie “3″ – it has an odd dischordant sound to it in parts before going into a simple A minor to G sequence. A middle section was added for contrast – a third phrase as such. Uses Independence 1.5 – love the sound of the ‘electric piano’ – very inspiring.

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December 24, 2008

blah blah blah blah

Filed under: brass,drums & bass,guitar — steve @ 11:59 am

Something I was toying around with before purchasing Garritan Personal Orchestra and Independence 1.5. Used a combination of sound fonts, free VST instruments and real drum loops. The real drum loops needed a lot of editing to get the timing right. I re-vamped the piece later with the Garritan VST as well as overlaying Jamstix drum VST over the drum loops. As a result it it is a bit of a “dog’s breakfast” sound wise

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December 21, 2008

Major 7

Filed under: Composition,drums & bass,guitar — steve @ 10:53 am

A chordal progression I wrote in my teens – perhaps around 1978 – I was trying out ‘jazz’ chords, or what I thought were jazz chords – lots of major 7s as well as other things that sounded nice on acoustic guitar. The instrumental on top I wrote in my 20′s – strangely I could remember most of it all these years later. Uses Independence 1.5 and Jamstix as the VST instruments..

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December 19, 2008

Composition in ‘D’

Filed under: Composition,drums & bass,guitar — steve @ 12:50 pm

A combination of two pieces in the key of D I wrote in my teens – probably around 1979 or 1980 or so. Combined here as they were so similar in some ways. Uses Independence Free 2.0 and Jamstix VST instruments…

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December 17, 2008

Song for Sam

Filed under: Composition,drums & bass,guitar — steve @ 12:44 pm

A composition originally written on 12 string guitar around 1989 or 1990 – inspired by a blonde girl by the name of Sam whom I met at art school. Of all the female inspired pieces I wrote back then it is the only one I remember how to play – the others I just remember writing them. Independence Free 2.0 and Jamstix VST instruments.

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December 16, 2008

7/8

Filed under: Composition,drums & bass,guitar — steve @ 12:23 pm

Something in 7/8 timing based upon a rhythm I developed in the early 1990′s. I wanted to try a 4/4 drum pattern on the 7/8 timing to get that on-beat then off-beat effect that Led Zeppelin used so effectively – not that this sounds anything like Led Zep! Uses Yellow Tools Independence Free 2.0 – which is free but a bit of a memory hog compared to Independence 1.0/1.5 which is not free…

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December 9, 2008

‘Three’ extended

Filed under: alternative,Composition,piano,strings — steve @ 12:12 pm

An extended version of “Dirge” for the movie “3″ – not certain that this will suit the movie however as it gets a little too ‘hopeful’ which is not what “3″ needs…

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December 3, 2008

Dirge

Filed under: alternative,Composition,piano,strings — steve @ 12:10 pm

A quirky piece using Garritan Personal Orchestra that may be used in an Edwin Lynch movie titled “3″…

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December 2, 2008

Country-Bop

Filed under: Composition,drums & bass,piano — steve @ 11:59 am

A twelve bar I wrote on piano in my teens – sometime back in the 1970′s. Finally ‘recorded’ some 30 years later using piano from Garritan Personal Orchestra as well as some other free VST instruments.

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