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album art Ember Remembered
by Humaniversally and drakonis


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Released: Jul 2, 2009 | 12:12 PM
Category: Jazz
Application: Logic Pro/Studio
Loop Use: Some loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 11.55 MB

Plays: 1484
Downloads: 4
Weekly Plays: 0
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Thursday

License: No derivative works allowed
As some of us know, Eduard - aka Drakonis - posted a while back a piece called "Ember". Though a few versions were made here, it was to become famous over at MacJams for its numerous versions of all kinds, a tremendously fascinating thing to hear - all this diversity based on the same score - even more so when you've done a version yourself.

You can hear the original version here :

http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=32212

When I first heard it, I liked it too and felt like giving it a go. Initially, I thought I'd use it just as it is, go along with its gentleness and simply add something like a solo on classical guitar. Fair enough, yet that wasn't taking into account the fact that, if we allow our creativity to flow freely, it takes us to unexpected places. Thus it was that not only did I change some of the original score, I also ended up adding quite a few tracks.

A little history on the making of it. . .

If I recall rightly, the first thing I changed, to a piano, was one of the track in the middle, quieter section. One thing leading to another, I turned the piano's single notes into chords which turned out having a jazzy flavor, then to that I added bass, then drums. So now I had a trio ! It needed a soloist, so I added a track of electric guitar - on which I spent a good bit of time to get a certain sound that I'm quite happy with. Finally, at the beginning of this middle section, I added for a short time an ambient type of sound I did with Absynth.

That done, I moved back to the intro, the first section of the piece. There, I noticed a bell-like sound and added a some chimes, gently, following this lead. Then I added over this a melodic line on classical guitar. Finally, I added a single stroke of a high pitch bell, which reoccurs a second time later on. I came close to transform that section more, then settled for keeping it much as it is to let the spirit of the piece as Eduard composed it be there, and then lead us to new grounds.

Then I move to the third and last section, which somewhat echoes the first. While i kept it, I made the bass and drum go on through to the end, kept the electric guitar I used for soloing although by now just keeping sparse notes, then added a track of strummed acoustic guitar. Then, as the final touch, I added another track of electric guitar doing a melodic line processed with delay, coming in and out gently.

Voilą.

*

My heartfelt thanks to Eduard for providing me
with the opportunity to add my touch
to this inspiring piece.

Enjoy.

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ShadowsOrcas Listener

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Stunning piece, it evolves to some very cool places, especially like when the piece rams up into the electric jazz guitar section, super work, by yu both...
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Humaniversally Artist

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Rams. . . Yep, that says it - love that moment too.

Thanks for listening
and dropping in
Shadows !
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doctorzinc Listener

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very nice, i really enjoyed listening to this piece. there is a lot here. great arrangements. the acoustic guitar in the intro is wonderful. I love it when the drums come in. It sounds like something off pat metheny's "imaginary day" cd (which is one of my favorites!)

Great guitar playing. restraint mixed in with bursts of speed, full of feeling and emotion. You're guitar playing skills are way up there..and that is not the usual hyperbole.

I like how the song builds with the acoustic playing chords as the cymbals swell and then slowly fade out.

Very nice.

Also, thanks for the nice explanation.. It does help to see the background of a piece.

Thanks!
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Humaniversally Artist

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Hey Doc. Glad you enjoyed it. I had a lot of fun doing it and felt it would be nice to tell he story of how it came about.

Thanks for coming by
and for sharing !
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Soundhound Listener

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And believe me I did enjoy this piece, very tasty additions......
Flavorful to the bone, your fingers move around that guitar
as if you were feeding yourself a plate of harmony.....
And I don't mean Grits.... smiley
Nicely done My Man, Nicely done........
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Humaniversally Artist

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I must say that the sound I managed to cook up was quite inspiring. In retrospect, it reminds of Scofield a bit.

Glad you enjoyed it, Soundhound.
Thanks for coming by !
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MusicLeft Artist

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Bravissimo Bernard and Eduard.
wonderful music.

Anto
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I already have a copy of this from MacJams, but it deserves a second comment because it is so wonderful!

What I feel listening to this is a sensation of aliveness in the heart, I feel calm and happy, this has your magical touch, Bernard...

Everything you do makes me happier! Thank you!!!
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Humaniversally Artist

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Anto - glad you enjoyed it, grazie !

Ah, Naaji Ma - what more to ask for. . .
Than have one's music
move others so.

Alhamdulillah.

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MellyOmaticz Listener

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Pure tranquility.
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Humaniversally Artist

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Sounds good, Melly.

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very nice. I especially like the piano chords that kick off into that fine guitar solo.
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Humaniversally Artist

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The piano chords - well, that's how
it should be, Mori.

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TAB Listener

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Quality New Age jazz with beautiful sounding guitar.
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Humaniversally Artist

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Thanks for listening
and passing by
TAB !
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superb listen Human, I have now decided that I am one dimensional, after listening to so many people on here with talent to take something and run with it and make it 3 dimensional...just excellent
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Humaniversally Artist

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Well, Raving, why compare. . . While one can't deny that a flower with three colors has more of them than one of a single color, it doesn't make it necessarily more beautiful, precious or valuable. And they're all beautiful. And truly, the amazing thing is the flowering itself, that something flowers.

You sing. Singing as such can be easily said to have more dimensions than any instrument will ever have. And you do it well, heartfully, soulfully. How amazing. . .

Glad you enjoyed my take on Ember.
Thanks for stopping by !
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What a great overall feel. Beautiful piece. I especially like that break into a jazz guitar. Wonderful collab Drakonis & Bernard!! smiley
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Wonderful and freely flowing piece!
I go with the flow! smiley
A cool ride!
KC
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Looks like I am a latecomer to the party here.. Just catching up on some listening. This is superb. I love the guitar additions to this,particularly when the electric comes in! Beautiful work.
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Humaniversally Artist

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Barretok, KC - thanks for listening and dropping in !

Hey Tom - I have to catch up on some listening too !
Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for stopping by.
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This is tremendous! I love the variety throughout and the build and you ended it perfectly. I'm going to check out the original right now, but I can't imagine any better...
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Brainfreeze - glad you enjoyed it
and thanks for
dropping
in !
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I hear great things here. The integrity of style that is the voice of your artistry. Note choices, arrangement, and how you find ways to build from "Silence", almost as if to show your painting
from beginning to final result of full conception. Very cool.
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Hey Paul, glad you had a listen here and glad you enjoyed it.

Thanks for your appreciation and
for your thoughtful comment.
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