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#3116 - 03/28/02 05:39 AM the NEW GUY says HELLO
Sjonesmusic Offline
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Registered: 03/28/02
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Hey everybody...!

I just wanted to say hey!

I'm fortunate to be able to only play, arrange, write, sequence and record music professionally; and I hope to get to know those of like mind and experience...

Peace,

Scott Jones

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#3117 - 03/28/02 07:04 AM Re: the NEW GUY says HELLO
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Welcome, Scott ... checked out your very nice web site .. a man of many talents ... I find it interesting how many musicians are also into photography at various levels ... I am sure that with your background and expertise you will get to know (or at least hear from ) many forum members .....
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#3118 - 03/28/02 09:38 AM Re: the NEW GUY says HELLO
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Welcome to the forum Scott! We are all glad that you are now a part of this wonderful forum community...

First of all, I want you to know that this place is full of wonderful people. Here, you will find helpful, kind, caring people who are willing to help those who are in some type of need, big or small! To be truthful, this forum has actually changed my live...the people here are very special, you'll never find another forum like this one the internet! What the people here have done for me is a long story, but to keep it short: they have made my dreams come true! (Go to this topic to find out more: http://www.synthzone.com/ubbs/Forum37/HTML/003250.html )

Anyway, I am glad that you are a part of this forum! We all look forward to hearing from you when you find the time...also, I highly suggest that you check out the "General Arranger Keyboard Forum". Most of the main discussions that stay on topic go on over there and, when posting out a topic, you may find that more people will reply on the "General Arranger Keyboard Forum" than on the "General Discussion". Plus, the "General Discussion" may have some Off Topic discussions...anyway, again, I am glad to see a new member of this wonderful forum community!

See you around on the forums Scott,
Ryan
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#3119 - 03/28/02 01:17 PM Re: the NEW GUY says HELLO
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Welcome aboard Scott,

Just visited your site and listened to a couple of the fusion songs..
Only a few comments;
Great music, Great guitarist,Great composer and arranger..

Congratulations..

Fred
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#3120 - 03/28/02 01:48 PM Re: the NEW GUY says HELLO
Sjonesmusic Offline
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Hey guys...

Thanks for the warm welcome!

I have a confession...admittedly, I'm not a true keyboardist...

I'm a guitarist, who arranges and plays for a living...and I do a lot of sequencing...!

Anyway,

I thought you might be interested in hearing these fusion compositions of mine...

I composed these and did the sequencing and programming for all the other instruments back in 1993-1995, but I began the project of recording guitar parts to them back in January of 2002, and these are the final results...

I'm fortunate to have been in Keyboard magazines Discoveries column, Recording magazine's Reader's tapes, Music and Computers magazine's Spotlight column back in 1996.

This spring, My fusion C.D. will be sold on the Gnarly Geezer web site, label of Allan Holdsworth (www.gnarlygeezer.com). And in late summer, I join forces with the “Chops From Hell” instructional web site, with the release of an instructional CD-ROM, and several articles (www.chopsfromhell.com).

So, here are the tunes from my upcoming C.D.

I don't expect you to listen to all of them, but I've written a short description of each piece, so you can choose...

MP3-All in high quality MP3 files, download time will vary...

Muldar's Search -Hi energy fusion.

Every Time -a tribute to Weather Report with a Tribal Tech vibe.

S'Corea -a tribute to Chick's Elektric Band.

Remember -A dark, moody harmonic environment, with a fast double-time section for the guitar solo.

Three Steps From the Sun -some elements of Japanese and African music with a touch of Bill Frisell and Mike Brecker.

Give It Time -a fast-paced short little tune, quite fun.

Heartland -a laidback, Robben Ford style tune I wrote the day of the Oklahoma City Bombing back in 1995.

One -a percussive, dark tune in 7/4.

From Nothing -a busy, keyboard chops fest.

Think About It -a Yellowjackets kind of vibe.

Tito's Time -a latin fusion tune I wrote back in 1995, and later renamed to dedicate it to the late Tito Puente.

Rise Above -a kind of Steve Kahn/Anthony Jackson vibe.

Beast of Burton -a tribute to Gary Burton.

Eek! A Mouse! -one of my oldest compositions/sequences...very hard to read down when I did these guitar parts...but, the title says it all.

If you prefer:STREAMING-these will vary automatically according to your connection speed...doesn't do too well with dial-up.

Fusion index Page -It's obvious which are the new ones with guitar...

I really appreciate that some of you have already visited my site, and taken the time to listen...it means a lot...

The fusion thing only represents about 10% of what I do, so if your interested, seek out some other stuff on my site...

www.scottjonesmusic.com

Anyway, enjoy...

And I'd love to hear from you...

Peace,

Scott Jones

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#3121 - 03/28/02 01:58 PM Re: the NEW GUY says HELLO
Sjonesmusic Offline
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Ryan,

What an amazing story!!!

This sounds like a beautiful group of people in here...

I had a similar experience...back in 1999, in a momentary lapse of focus, I ran over my guitar in front of my church, where I work as Music Director, only to find $900 in my mailbox, donated anonymously, later that weekend...I bought a new guitar with that money, and later that month a friend at church totally rebuilt my crushed guitar for free!!!

God is truly amazing...and every moment of my crazy and wonderful life attests to His Glory...!

My Testimony

Peace,

Scott Jones



[This message has been edited by Sjonesmusic (edited 03-28-2002).]

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#3122 - 03/28/02 02:03 PM Re: the NEW GUY says HELLO
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God had your guitar wrecked in the first place.

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#3123 - 03/28/02 02:08 PM Re: the NEW GUY says HELLO
Sjonesmusic Offline
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Quote:
Originally posted by tekminus:
God had your guitar wrecked in the first place.

-tek

!TI OD EM EDAM LIVED EHT


I hope you're just kidding around...

Otherwise, there's no need to treat me with such disrespect, as you don't know me, and haven't lived my life...

I wish you all the best, in spite of your insensitivity...

Peace,

Scott

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#3124 - 03/28/02 04:33 PM Re: the NEW GUY says HELLO
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No disrespect and welcome.

-tek

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#3125 - 03/28/02 06:08 PM Re: the NEW GUY says HELLO
Spacehead Offline
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Registered: 01/15/01
Posts: 125
Loc: Pa. USA
Welcome aboard! I briefly checked out your website. I'll have to go back again when i have the time.
My ears perked up when i saw "high energy fusion" as a description of one of your songs, so i'll try DLing that one.

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#3126 - 03/29/02 06:47 AM Re: the NEW GUY says HELLO
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Registered: 01/26/01
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Loc: United States
Scott,

Interesting testimony. May the Lord bless you.

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#3127 - 03/29/02 09:01 AM Re: the NEW GUY says HELLO
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Loc: Foster City
dont mind tek, hes such a kidder

and avoid the one they call *in a whisper* cloakboy *crowds boo and hiss*

hes rather grumpy and of foul demeanor...plus he likes to ride my ass for

a. begging for money from this forum
b. coming back and asking what i should get for a new computer that i had earned with half my money
c. generally being a goof
d. playing warhammer
e. my dashing good looks
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#3128 - 03/30/02 07:14 PM Re: the NEW GUY says HELLO
FAEbGBD Offline
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Registered: 03/20/01
Posts: 847
Loc: Nashvville TN
Hi, and welcome. I too am a musician by trade. I have been fortunate to produce and arrange for other people beginning last year. I enjoy making other people sound good almost as much as I enjoy making myself sound good. I'm currently working on my 2nd solo CD. My first is an instrumental CD comprised of hymns with a jazz/country/blues feel to it. My second CD is going to be a country project with ministry mixed into it. I too am mainly a guitarist, followed closely by keys. I could never give up either.
check out www.roryhoffman.com
Still under construction, and not updated recently, but better than nothing.
I'm going to check out your music as soon as possible. We've got family here now over Easter. Plus, I'm using a dialup ISP. I love jazz, so this jazz/fusion music sounds appealing.

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#3129 - 04/02/02 08:50 AM Re: the NEW GUY says HELLO
optinone Offline
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Registered: 11/06/01
Posts: 109
Loc: St. Cloud, MN USA
Welcome

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#3130 - 04/04/02 08:40 AM Re: the NEW GUY says HELLO
Leon Offline
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Registered: 04/14/99
Posts: 585
Loc: British Columbia
Hirightbackattcha....
translation: Welcome aboard!!
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#3131 - 04/04/02 09:30 AM Re: the NEW GUY says HELLO
OldSchool Offline
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Registered: 01/27/01
Posts: 217
Loc: Lexington, KY USA
Sjonesmusic:
It's refreshing that somebody with chops has wandered in and sat down. Nice last name, by the way (yeah, I'm a Jones too, though, as you know, that's not terribly remarkable). As a great fan of the lions of 70's fusion guitar, I really like your stuff in that vein. I'm afraid there isn't much to compare that to these days - even the newer stuff of the old guys. Paul Scofield is on stage Saturday . . . haven't heard him in awhile.

I really like the harmonic approach of your orchestral pieces, and the string quartet is quite nice . . . somebody's been listening to Ravel and Debussy!

You might give us a hint as to what you're doing your sequences with, and through . . . Saw the Korg reference and the "real instrument" credits, but curious about the rest!
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#3132 - 04/04/02 10:06 AM Re: the NEW GUY says HELLO
tekminus Offline
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I'm curious, who has been listening to Ravel and Debussy?

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#3133 - 04/04/02 02:22 PM Re: the NEW GUY says HELLO
Sjonesmusic Offline
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Quote:
Originally posted by OldSchool:
Sjonesmusic:
It's refreshing that somebody with chops has wandered in and sat down. Nice last name, by the way (yeah, I'm a Jones too, though, as you know, that's not terribly remarkable). As a great fan of the lions of 70's fusion guitar, I really like your stuff in that vein. I'm afraid there isn't much to compare that to these days - even the newer stuff of the old guys. Paul Scofield is on stage Saturday . . . haven't heard him in awhile.

I really like the harmonic approach of your orchestral pieces, and the string quartet is quite nice . . . somebody's been listening to Ravel and Debussy!

You might give us a hint as to what you're doing your sequences with, and through . . . Saw the Korg reference and the "real instrument" credits, but curious about the rest!


Hey man...thanks so much...

Did you mean John Scofield? He;'s one of my biggest influences from that genre...

Yeah, the string quartet I wrote was intentionally in the Debussy and Ravel harmonic environment...I needed to write a piece that was both colorful, yet accessible, as it was performed within one of our church services, so those guys have the sound for that sort of thing...I just wrote from that angle, and it seemed pretty successful...

As far as the sequencing/programming process on the fusion tunes goes...

I sequenced every note from scratch on all of the instruments except guitar...

It was all done in the old notation software, Encore...

Think of it this way:

It's like having a blank piece of staff paper, writing it all out note for note, then handing it to musicians who then play it back...

In this case, after writing the notes, the musicians were my computer and keyboard rig...

No auto-comping or auto-rhythm section, or pre-recorded tracks, loops or fills were used...

I then (in this case, 6 years later) I added all the guitar parts and solos, mainly because I now have the multi-track recording technology to do it, because I was looking for something to do, and had the time...and now, quite by accident, someone with connections turned Holdsworth's label onto this project, and they've been quite enthusiastic about supporting it...

Anyway...

My keyboard modules for all sounds are the Roland JV-30, enhanced with the Roland D-550, and the occasional Korg Karma...

My guitar sounds were mainly the POD and the Vetta on a few...played on an Ibanez FGM Sabre...

The acoustic on "S'Corea" was my Taylor steel string...

I did use a Chet Atkins nylon on "Tito's Time"...

Since the release through Holdsworth's label is forthcoming, I've gone back to the tracks once again, and added some more guitar, and invited a long time friend and brilliant sax player to play on a few cuts...

The planetarium soundtrack piece you referred to, was performed entirely on my Karma, with no sequencing...

The other sequenced orchestral pieces on my site, were done in the same way as the fusion tunes, but with an orchestral approach...

The instrumentals of hymns...on my site were all recorded during performance with the band I lead at my church...they're all freak players and I've been beyond blessed to work with them and write for them for the past decade...

I really do appreciate that you've taken the time to visit my site and listen to my music, it's been my dream for some time to share it with the rest of the world...

Thanks,

Scott
www.scottjonesmusic.com

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#3134 - 04/04/02 03:41 PM Re: the NEW GUY says HELLO
Spacehead Offline
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I hope you'll let us know when your cd is available. I've listened to a couple of tunes so far & am looking forward to getting the cd.

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#3135 - 04/04/02 04:41 PM Re: the NEW GUY says HELLO
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Loc: Lexington, KY USA
tekminus:
That would be me, and, since most of the jazz tonalities of the 20th+ Century are built on French Impressionists' work over 100 years ago, probably you should too - if you aren't already (and I apologize in advance if you are, and your crack is, well, uh, tekminus as usual).

Sjonesmusic:
As I've mentioned on this forum, I did my work exactly as you describe, using Noteworthy Composer. Manuscripting is also the only way I can write, but there's no question that some things simply won't yield to MIDI. You're lucky to have real live people to play your music.

My MIDI work ended up happening because it was the only way my stuff was going to get recorded the way I heard it - not to mention the fear that, although not much, what chops I had would be gone before I dragged a sufficient number of geezers into the studio to do the deed. By the way, I posted 64kb MP3's of most of my last CD on my educational website at http://itech.fcps.net/trt15/Sound/MIDI/JLJ_Originals.htm, if you want a listen. Styles range from pop to country to jazz, but I won't pretend to have your guitar skills. Try to make up with it through some second-tenor vocals, some attention to arranging details, and (of course) stellar good looks. Like you, I multi-tracked the recording after the sequences were down - I used a rented Alesis ADAT for that.

I moved to Cubase and VST synths as a way to gain more control and realism (especially over tempo and traditional instrument sounds), as well as providing the multi-track recording "in-house." But the learning curve has been too steep, and a newly-started college degree program (lending yet another ironic twist to the "OldSchool" moniker) too time-consuming - the stuff is just sitting there.

Any-hoo . . . enough about me. Add me to the list of the folks wanting a CD copy when it's out.

(editing note: The UBB auto-link feature is, apparently, not sophisticated enough to weed out ending punctuation. Try here .)


[This message has been edited by OldSchool (edited 04-04-2002).]
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#3136 - 04/04/02 04:42 PM Re: the NEW GUY says HELLO
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tekminus:
That would be me, and, since most of the jazz tonalities of the 20th+ Century are built on French Impressionists' work over 100 years ago, probably you should too - if you aren't already (and I apologize in advance if you are, and your crack is, well, uh, tekminus as usual).

Sjonesmusic:
As I've mentioned on this forum, I did my work exactly as you describe, using Noteworthy Composer. Manuscripting is also the only way I can write, but there's no question that some things simply won't yield to MIDI. You're lucky to have real live people to play your music.

My MIDI work ended up happening because it was the only way my stuff was going to get recorded the way I heard it - not to mention the fear that, although not much, what chops I had would be gone before I dragged a sufficient number of geezers into the studio to do the deed. By the way, I posted 64kb MP3's of most of my last CD on my educational website at http://itech.fcps.net/trt15/Sound/MIDI/JLJ_Originals.htm, if you want a listen. Styles range from pop to country to jazz, but I won't pretend to have your guitar skills. Try to make up with it through some second-tenor vocals, some attention to arranging details, and (of course) stellar good looks. Like you, I multi-tracked the recording after the sequences were down - I used a rented Alesis ADAT for that.

I moved to Cubase and VST synths as a way to gain more control and realism (especially over tempo and traditional instrument sounds), as well as providing the multi-track recording "in-house." But the learning curve has been too steep, and a newly-started college degree program (lending yet another ironic twist to the "OldSchool" moniker) too time-consuming - the stuff is just sitting there.

Any-hoo . . . enough about me. Add me to the list of the folks wanting a CD copy when it's out.
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#3137 - 04/04/02 04:52 PM Re: the NEW GUY says HELLO
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OK, the edit option doesn't seem to be working . . . Since UBB doesn't, apparently, strip out ending punctuation from its auto-link function, try here . Probably have two of these notes when the dust settles!
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