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Oliver Nosaczynski Bohovič

Christmas song for bells

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There were a couple times I felt the melody's passing tones interfering with the quasi-Alberti bass you had going on: i.e. 1:11 with the E major in the bass, but the E minor in the homophonic melody, and some spots in the beginning. There were couple bits where the bells didn't line up quite well, but I see that could have been intentional. Overall, this was really quite pleasant to listen to! Merry Christmas!

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On 26. 12. 2016 at 4:42 AM, Monarcheon said:

There were a couple times I felt the melody's passing tones interfering with the quasi-Alberti bass you had going on: i.e. 1:11 with the E major in the bass, but the E minor in the homophonic melody, and some spots in the beginning. There were couple bits where the bells didn't line up quite well, but I see that could have been intentional. Overall, this was really quite pleasant to listen to! Merry Christmas!

 

Thank you for your comment! You're right about the passing tones interfering but I felt it sounds somehow natural to me that way. It's strange but to me it works better that way. When I was writing the piece I tried both ways, I followed the E major chord with the melody but then I realized I like the melody in E minor more while the "bass" is playing E major, it somehow works for me and I get this dreamy kind of mood. And yes the bells don't line up all that well all the time but I didn't want to quantize it in any way, I felt like this is what it would sound like if the real people played it. Of course you can always get more precise, more synchronization but the bells sound just good to me this way, it's more "alive" I guess, so at this point it's intentional. And I guess you also refer to 1:47 which actually was a mistake when I overdubbed the E note in one of the bell sections, I didn't realize that until I was almost done with the mixing but when I heard it I thought it doesn't sound bad at all, so I just kept it. :)

Thanks anyway!

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