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#194949 - 04/27/05 01:13 PM At last, I am posting a song,... Harlem Nocturne
trident Offline
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Registered: 08/22/04
Posts: 1457
Loc: Athens, Greece
After listening to efforts made from you, I decided to post something myself, well, here it is.

Harlem Nocturne http://users.forthnet.gr/ath/trident/harlemnocturne.mp3

If for any reason you can't download, please go to http://users.forthnet.gr/ath/trident and then download manually

Casio CTK-750, Style 038 Chicago Blues played via Hyper Canvas, Tempo: 73, Lead: Luxonix Ravity (S) Velo Tenor Sax -1 octave.

Recorded "live" in one take, errors are noticeable. I use only three chords, Gmin, Cmin, Dmaj, don't know if anymore are needed.

Thanks for taking the time to listen.

Theodore

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#194950 - 04/27/05 01:35 PM Re: At last, I am posting a song,... Harlem Nocturne
Tony Rome Offline
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Registered: 12/11/04
Posts: 1374
Loc: Cozumel Mexico
Trident.....I've been to both sites and downloaded both files....I can't get any to play...I would like very much to hear it....
where do we go from here...

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#194951 - 04/27/05 01:35 PM Re: At last, I am posting a song,... Harlem Nocturne
Keyboardcapers Offline
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Registered: 08/26/04
Posts: 107
Loc: England
Many thanks Theodore.


That was a real pleasure to listen too.


Keyboardcapers

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#194952 - 04/27/05 01:36 PM Re: At last, I am posting a song,... Harlem Nocturne
Dreamer Offline
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Registered: 02/23/01
Posts: 3849
Loc: Rome - Italy
Theodore,
I am glad that on this Forum we are finally discussing music again!
Speaking of the song you posted, I have to say that I don't like much the style you choosed, because it's maybe too "heavy"; furthermore, I think that you should change the drum set you used, because that snare is a bit loud and annoying. Have you tried with a brush kit?
I have, on the other hand, to say that the Tenor Sax sounded really good and had the right amount of "guts".
Speaking finally of the "player" , I think that you rendition was flawless, with the right amount of feeling. I am sure that you could add some "embellishments", like a 9th here and there, but since I don't know this song well I will leave this kind of comments to somebody else.
All in all, a very good rendition!
Efxaristò
Kali emera!
Andrea
(a "greek" name!)
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#194953 - 04/27/05 01:38 PM Re: At last, I am posting a song,... Harlem Nocturne
Keyboardcapers Offline
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Registered: 08/26/04
Posts: 107
Loc: England
Wow!! Tony
That was good timing. Lol!

Keyboardcapers

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#194954 - 04/27/05 01:42 PM Re: At last, I am posting a song,... Harlem Nocturne
Tony Rome Offline
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Registered: 12/11/04
Posts: 1374
Loc: Cozumel Mexico
Quote:
Originally posted by Keyboardcapers:
Wow!! Tony
That was good timing. Lol!

Keyboardcapers



Hey Man...how did you guys play the song....I can't play it.....Yea, great timing
it will never happen again....hehehe

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#194955 - 04/27/05 02:58 PM Re: At last, I am posting a song,... Harlem Nocturne
trident Offline
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Registered: 08/22/04
Posts: 1457
Loc: Athens, Greece
Tony,
right now I am uploading a second file to http://users.forthnet.gr/ath/trident called harlem3.mp3
It is the same source encoded with another mp3 encoder, maybe this will work, quality is probably the same as before.

Keyboardcrapers thanks

Dreamer
This is the only style I have that fits well with the song, maybe i could cancel one of the accompaniment tracks. Unfortunately, my keyboard sends patch chages every time i push a variation button, so even if i choose a brush drums patch, after the end of the intro, it will instruct HyperCanvas to change to default again.
Another problem is that if I try to put a 9th in there, half the song would pass and still I would be stuck trying to position my fingers for the chord change I can only play by ear.
Thanks for the comments

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#194956 - 04/27/05 03:37 PM Re: At last, I am posting a song,... Harlem Nocturne
Tony Rome Offline
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Registered: 12/11/04
Posts: 1374
Loc: Cozumel Mexico
Trident...I still can not play the tune and I've downloaded it 6 times.....I can play everything else I download...
Tony

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#194957 - 04/27/05 03:55 PM Re: At last, I am posting a song,... Harlem Nocturne
trident Offline
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Registered: 08/22/04
Posts: 1457
Loc: Athens, Greece
I can't understand what's wrong Tony. The first file was a normal mp3 (at least so I think), saved from Goldwave, a shareware audio program
Second file was encoded with Lame encoder.
Have you tried different players?

Anyone else with the same problem, or any suggestion?

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#194958 - 04/27/05 04:34 PM Re: At last, I am posting a song,... Harlem Nocturne
Sheriff Offline
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Registered: 02/18/05
Posts: 965
Loc: Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
Quote:
Originally posted by trident:
This is the only style I have that fits well with the song...

To me this sounds like a bad excuse...
...and it isn't even necessary because it sounds really good to me. You played it live? You're a good player!!!

Quote:
Originally posted by trident:
I can't understand what's wrong Tony...Anyone else with the same problem, or any suggestion?

I'd have sometimes the same problem with Opera 5.12 in Win2000 surrounding. The polities of the modern OSs are so complexe...
I'll provide Tony the unique posibility to download the file (which I downloaded from your page before) from my own webspace if you give me the admission to do so, Trident.
I don't know if this will help but I would give it a try...

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Greetings from Frankfurt (Germany),
Sheriff ;-)
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#194959 - 04/27/05 11:29 PM Re: At last, I am posting a song,... Harlem Nocturne
trident Offline
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Registered: 08/22/04
Posts: 1457
Loc: Athens, Greece
Sheriff,
about excuses, i have as many as you want...
The Casio doesn't allow you to load new styles, it is a cheap 11 year old beast. You get 128 styles, you can turn off or on any accompaniment part (drums, bass, 3 cchord tracks), maybe adjust volumes, and that's it. It sounds dreadful now that I am used to Hypercanvas.

Sure, go ahead and do anything you can with the file

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#194960 - 04/28/05 08:38 AM Re: At last, I am posting a song,... Harlem Nocturne
Sheriff Offline
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Registered: 02/18/05
Posts: 965
Loc: Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
Now it's done!

EDITED: The problem is solved and here was the additional link for you, Zoners!!! Now this will only lead to the top of this page where you will find the original link offered by Trident itself!!!

>>>>>>>> Harlem Nocturne <<<<<<<<


Enjoy it like I enjoyed it!!!

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Greetings from Frankfurt (Germany),
Sheriff ;-)

[This message has been edited by Sheriff (edited 04-28-2005).]

[This message has been edited by Sheriff (edited 05-01-2005).]
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#194961 - 04/28/05 10:47 AM Re: At last, I am posting a song,... Harlem Nocturne
Scottyee Offline
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Registered: 12/01/99
Posts: 10427
Loc: San Francisco Bay Area, CA, US...
Trident, congratulations on your courage to finally post a song produced on your arr kb. Nice blues style selection & decent competant playing. I've not played a Casio CTK-750 myself, so it was great to get to hear it with your song "Harlem Nocturne". Can I assume that you played the keyboard in split mode, with left hand playing & sounding comping chord rhtyhmic stabs with RH playing melody?

The following are suggestions only, and not intended as critisms, so take it as only my oopinion. I found the left hand comping 'stabs' sounding a bit rigid and might benefit from a little more variation in dynamics and varied chord voicing as to not sound quite so repetitive. Then again, if this is actually an auto accomp instrument, I can't blame you (but Casio) for this. The melody, though competantly excused, imo, might benefit from not playing so squarely on the beat, and with perhaps more variety in volume dynamics to add more horn expression.

Thanks for sharing. Look forward to hearing more from you on the CTK-750.

Scott
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#194962 - 04/29/05 07:56 AM Re: At last, I am posting a song,... Harlem Nocturne
trident Offline
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Registered: 08/22/04
Posts: 1457
Loc: Athens, Greece
Thanks Scott for taking the time to post your comments.
My keyboard is an old auto accompaniment keyboard, so what you hear is the stock Casio style in Intro, Var 1 and towards the end a little Var 2 and the ending.
The Casio provides the style, Roland HyperCanvas provides the accompaniment sounds, and right hand is by Luxonix Ravity. I am not playing left hand myself, I wish I could.
The CTK sounds nothing like this, it sounds very poor. It probably sounds like a WK 1000 or 1200, it is from that era (1994).
In fact it was Hypercanvas sounds that made me play again and renewed my interest. For me they are good enough.
Theodore

PS.... Since posting a song here I am prepared for thumbs up as well as thumbs down. As long as criticism is different than "don't quit your day job", which I am not anyway.... without recommendations, I waiting to hear it. It will only make me better.

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#194963 - 04/30/05 10:41 AM Re: At last, I am posting a song,... Harlem Nocturne
Sheriff Offline
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Registered: 02/18/05
Posts: 965
Loc: Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
EDIT: Okay, it's SOLVED now...
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Greetings from Frankfurt (Germany),
Sheriff ;-)

[This message has been edited by Sheriff (edited 05-01-2005).]
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