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Rodney Money

On V.I. avoiding work.
I don't know why I am sharing this, maybe because I feel that I am among friends here and can share openly, but I've been inspired or foolish enough to try a technique that I have actually seen performed on stage in front of a live audience. My old trombone college professor, the great Dr. McKinney, has a chamber group of friends where they will simply improvise a work for around 5 minutes. Sometimes, they will do several of these in an entire concert where one member will come up with a theme on the spot on which to base the piece upon, and it all happens in real time. I hit record in Cubase, and played this in without editing the performance whatsoever with the exception of some added swells in which I could not reach the slider while recording. So here is a complete raw improv, and please let me offer my uttermost complete apology if this was a complete waste of your time.
 
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Rodney Money

Rodney Money

On V.I. avoiding work.
That's a good exercise. I'd never thought of doing that with samples. A solo acoustic perhaps, but not a sample library. Thanks for sharing
And thank you for taking the time to listen. Try it, it's fun and easy. The difficult part is sharing it with others.
 
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Rodney Money

Rodney Money

On V.I. avoiding work.
Here's the 1st improvisation that sparked my interest to try something like that also. Dr. McKinney is on trombone:
 

Steinmetzify

Chug and Sludge
Dude I like this...this is basically how I write this stuff, having no formal training.

I don't know that I'd share it here yet though...props to you for doing so.
 
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Rodney Money

Rodney Money

On V.I. avoiding work.
Dude I like this...this is basically how I write this stuff, having no formal training.

I don't know that I'd share it here yet though...props to you for doing so.
Well I thank you, my friend! It is sometimes fun just to hit record and play not worrying about rendering and theory such as part writing. I love theory, use it all the time, but as long as it doesn't interfere too much with what I am trying to say. You write how ever you want to write, my friend. Just keep expressing yourself, and if you ever share, I will listen.
 

enyawg

Member
Thanks for sharing Rodney Money... I like your improv. I often do this. Sometimes I analyse back to possibly use the chord structure and other times I use as-is or throw it away or love it... music can be very personal and unique in it's creation. I have a piece with guitar and a simple beat loop in one take which is full of mistakes, but i couldn't repeat it if I tried and has some cool phrases... if I find it I'll post it!
 
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Rodney Money

Rodney Money

On V.I. avoiding work.
Thanks for sharing Rodney Money... I like your improv. I often do this. Sometimes I analyse back to possibly use the chord structure and other times I use as-is or throw it away or love it... music can be very personal and unique in it's creation. I have a piece with guitar and a simple beat loop in one take which is full of mistakes, but i couldn't repeat it if I tried and has some cool phrases... if I find it I'll post it!
Absolutely, my friend, and if you do find it please do share. I would love to hear more of this "music in the moment."
 
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Rodney Money

Rodney Money

On V.I. avoiding work.
Found it Rodney, in all it's imperfection! (Forgot to mention synth pad..)
Thank you so much for sharing, my friend, I could definitely hear a lot of soul in your playing. It was like a mixture of ethereal blues with the flat 3rds mixed with soul and new age blended all together with a touch of Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure's music when they visited the future! Thank you again for sharing your talent with us.
 
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Rodney Money

Rodney Money

On V.I. avoiding work.
Thanks, but I thought more people would throw their improvs in the ring...
Let's see if we can get something started then. I might change the title of the thread to help out. Thank you for sharing once again!
 

Steinmetzify

Chug and Sludge
Cool takes you guys.....I said above, I do this quite a bit, depending on mood. Did this the other day, woke up to rain and a bit of bad news, and it put me in a low mood and this popped out. Sorry, it's guitar based...all one take though, just to capture that mood.

 

Svyato

Member
I think it's a good idea. It could also become a contest of the best impro made with orchestral samples libraries. :P
I would also be a good contest idea, to set a time-limit for a personnal compo; for example one hour / 30 minutes / 10 minutes...
 
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Rodney Money

Rodney Money

On V.I. avoiding work.
Cool takes you guys.....I said above, I do this quite a bit, depending on mood. Did this the other day, woke up to rain and a bit of bad news, and it put me in a low mood and this popped out. Sorry, it's guitar based...all one take though, just to capture that mood.

Love it, man. I am so sorry you were going through a rough patch in your day, but I am happy that you decided to express yourself and share with us.
 
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Rodney Money

Rodney Money

On V.I. avoiding work.
I think it's a good idea. It could also become a contest of the best impro made with orchestral samples libraries. :P
I would also be a good contest idea, to set a time-limit for a personnal compo; for example one hour / 30 minutes / 10 minutes...
Sounds like a good plan to me!
 
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