[linux-audio-user] More Homemade Muzak

nigel henry cave.dnb at tiscali.fr
Mon May 16 14:59:34 EDT 2005

Hi Steve. Don't let it worry you man. I like beats (dance tracks), but I 
really enjoyed listening to the jazz influence in your track. Keep on with 
the good work. Nigel.

On Monday 16 May 2005 15:47, Steve D wrote:
> On Mon, May 16, 2005 at 08:07:52AM +0100, james at dis-dot-dat.net wrote:
> > On Sun, 15 May, 2005 at 06:04PM -0600, Steve D spake thus:
> > > Herky-Jerk (OGG audio file, 3.4MB)
> > > http://www.xscd.com/pub/music/herky-jerk.ogg
> > >
> > > -Steve D, New Mexico US
> >
> > I like that.  Can I request a beat, though?  This is just the kind of
> > thing I like to bop my head to while I'm in the house.
> --- --- ---
> Drums are a real weak spot with me. I have a good sense of rhythm and I
> always wanted to be a drummer instead of a keyboard player (but my mom
> and dad forced me to take piano lessons). I love Hydrogen but I always
> feel that if I were to try to add a drum part it would sound
> ultra-cheesy and unrealistic.
> On the other hand, I feel that if I were to START with a drum part, it's
> metronomic nature would restrict or prevent more fluid, expressive
> tempos for the rest of the parts of the music. In a live band (I was a
> professional musician for about a dozen years), the drummer and ensemble
> are all in "psychological sync" in a way, so that the tempo fluctuations
> sound "tight" and realistic, yet human and variable. That seems hard to
> achieve using software percussion tools (or maybe I just feel daunted
> without really looking into the problem and finding solutions).
> One of these days I need to just bite the bullet and really try to learn
> to create OK drum parts, OR, collaborate with someone on the Internet on
> a piece or pieces, using an exchange of MIDI and audio files.
> I really like the idea of musicians who are remote from each other (I
> live in a very rural region of eastern New Mexico, US) being able to
> work together via the Internet to create finished music tracks.
> Anyway, thanks for your comment James. ;-) Best wishes and happy
> music-making,
> -Steve D

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