[linux-audio-user] Very new and unfinished

Folderol folderol at ukfsn.org
Wed Dec 20 15:54:23 EST 2006

On Tue, 19 Dec 2006 10:10:32 +0100
Thorsten Wilms <t_w_ at freenet.de> wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 18, 2006 at 11:09:02PM +0000, Folderol wrote:
> > 
> > It sort of conveys the idea of some sort of exotic caravan journey
> > across the ancient middle east. A small band of friends maybe?
> > 
> http://www.musically.me.uk/music/Orient.ogg
> Chinese in the alps, I would say ;)

Well at least someone found SOME Chinese flavour!

> It's full of volksmusik phrases. If you want to get away  
> from that, you should perhaps study some to not do what 
> they do. 
> 3/4 can only make it hard to get away from that. AFAIK 
> some belly dancing music uses wicked time signatures 
> like 9/8 or 7/8, so consider switching.
> The chinese touch could be emphasized by working 
> out the pentatonic character, I guess.
> Aside all that, there's some notes that drag against 
> the beat.

This is quite deliberate and will need refining, but is done to make
the melody sound more lazy, almost careless.

I would like to thank everyone for their comments and suggestions ...
even though they weren't what I expected!

I have done more development and the music has rather taken control of
the direction. I don't think it would have been a good idea to try and
shoe-horn it into a style it didn't fit. I think that would have
ended up as a, not very good not very oriental, piece.

However in recognition of it's starting point I've renamed it 'East To
West' and I won't even attempt to define a style for it :)

There is still a lot to do.


No typos this time!

Will J G

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