Thursday, 30 September 2010

Work in progress

Right, I could make excuses or apologies or feel awkward or whatever, but I shan't. The title of the post says enough anyway, so I'll just hit "publish" and go and hide in a corner.

6 comments:

Sophia said...

Is this something you created? (Forgive me if I am slow here). And why go hide in the corner. You are a beautiful boy...a beautiful man. Shine, baby, shine! :)

trousers said...

Thank you! Yes it's something I'm working on. The "hiding in a corner" bit is because posting something like this makes me feel a bit vulnerable.

Fire Byrd said...

Well it's not Earth Wnd and Fire is it?

Actually being the philistine I am about your taste in music this was okay. Liked the way the music built up layer on layer.

But don't think it will make top of the pops... do they still have that?

xx

trousers said...

Ah, well, it would never be aimed at TOTP, which I think only ever makes an appearance at Christmas or on repeats these days :)

Thanks for gritting your teeth and listening, FB!

zhisou said...

I love it, I think it's great. I wish I could do things like that, I am hopeless at making music.

I reckon you could stick in a thrashy guitary middle bit at around 2mins to break up the melody then go back to it and wind it down to a single note.

Did you try playing the main melody on a guitar, or maybe more interestingly, on a bass? Then the guitar could come in over the top picking out the same ... maybe that would sound less original, don't know, just an idea.

Anyway, fantastic stuff!

trousers said...

Thanks zhizou, I appreciate that.

Interestingly, the idea of a thrashy guitar bit has occurred to me, so I'll give that some consideration. Having played it back as it stands over a period of time, there are other ways I'm thinking of adding to it as well. But I agree that it may be improved by breaking up the main melody somehow and at a suitable juncture.

Perhaps if I do make any significant adjustments or additions, I'll post them up here.

I think I worked out the main melody on guitar, quite a while ago, and transcribed the basic arpeggios via the computer software side of things. I don't think I went anywhere near it with a bass, though there's no reason why it shouldn't.

As and when I do work back into it, it'll be a case of seeing what ends up sounding good and using that, whatever it is.

I'll keep you informed: thanks again!