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Just an sketch of an instrumental backing track for the musical I'm writing. I'm planning on orchestrating saxes and brass into it, but I kind of like the dynamic for now. I didn't bother putting in the lyrics since they wouldn't be helpful for the music.

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Wow, it's a great sketch. Just only as a sketch is very good. I like the jazzy feeling and the walking bass. Nice .... Big project!

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Know the feeling you get when you try and swallow your fear and go over to the lady at the bar asking her for a dance? That's the feeling I get...until around 1:20 or so. It's very jazzy yet very creepy. I've never heard of such a mixture before. 

It is very unique in its own right and I think this could possibly spark a new genre of music. Can't wait to hear it when it's full and complete; you're adding more to it? This...strikes my curiosity ten fold though I am at a loss of words at the moment. 

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Thanks, both of you. The music is practically done actually, it's just a matter of full orchestration, lyrics, script, etc. 
@LostSamurai experiment with this sometime. A combination of whole tone scale harmony and chromatic harmony creates a sort of atmosphere where there's no tonic and no real chord progression, unless you add things on top, which is what starts happening at 1:20, and again at the recapitulation.

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What's going on in the musical at this point?  It feels like there is a Sharks and Jets snap battle/dance-off happening.  :D

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5 minutes ago, pateceramics said:

What's going on in the musical at this point?  It feels like there is a Sharks and Jets snap battle/dance-off happening.  :D

 

The main character is struggling to decide whether or not to decide to start working at a speakeasy in her time of need. It's basically a dialogue between her and the person trying to convince her to.

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Yes, great.  The walking bass, gets me a little dizzy at first, but does set the mood. Excellent break downs, Beginning Part seems like 'controlled chaos, or madness'.. I totally love when you get into the fuller orchestration..  A mastery of choice of chords also..  Well done. 

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On 20/1/2018 at 4:52 PM, markstyles said:

Yes, great.  The walking bass, gets me a little dizzy at first, but does set the mood. Excellent break downs, Beginning Part seems like 'controlled chaos, or madness'.. I totally love when you get into the fuller orchestration..  A mastery of choice of chords also..  Well done. 

 

Thank you! 

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Lovely jazz piece. Love the jazzy rhythmic feel. Well written. Cool conteporary harmonies. It's a complete piece to me. Awesome job!

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