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Gabriel´s oboe - Ennio Morricone Tribute
Last post Mon, Jul 20 2020 by FRG, 7 replies.
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Posted on Fri, Jul 10 2020 15:27
by FRG
Joined on Thu, Dec 04 2014, Posts 28

Hello, I have made this small tribute to the recently deceased Ennio Morricone. A version for flute and Spanish guitar.

It is made with the special edition.

I would like to receive advice on how I can improve it, because it does not convince me and I am not clear on what is wrong.

Any opinion?

Greetings and thanks

Posted on Sat, Jul 11 2020 02:17
by Errikos
Joined on Tue, Jun 12 2007, Posts 1061

Thanks for this.

A little slow, but fine if heard as a eulogy. I liked it, I only I found the sudden top note a little out of place. I would drop it down an octave and place the very last phrase at the bottom register of the flute.

If you can't notate/MIDI it yourself, it's NOT your music!

In these modern days to be vulgar, illiterate, common and vicious, seems to give a man a marvelous infinity of rights that his honest fathers never dreamed of. - Oscar Wilde
Posted on Sat, Jul 11 2020 09:44
by FRG
Joined on Thu, Dec 04 2014, Posts 28

Thanks for taking the time to listen to it Errikos.

I was not very happy with the result and yesterday I made some changes to it, precisely I increased the tempo a little.

I removed some notes from the guitar and adjusted the speed.

I take note on the high note, if it seemed sudden and out of place it is good to know it for me, I was already used to hearing it and since I knew it was going to sound I did not have that feeling.

I have also done what you say about lowering an octave the last melodic phrase.

For some time I have been thinking about buying the standard Concert guitar, but except for the harmonics, I do not know if I can take advantage of this piece, I will think about it.

I upload the update to see if you have some time and you see it better or worse;) The first note of the guitar is not possible with that tuning, but at the moment I leave it like that, in that part I would like to use harmonics.

Excuse my English, I hope to make myself understood.

Thank you very much.

Posted on Sat, Jul 11 2020 22:47
by Errikos
Joined on Tue, Jun 12 2007, Posts 1061

I prefer this version - did the tempo really change?

Anyway, if you want to take this further now - in my opinion, you should add a little more counterpoint on the guitar starting on the second verse. Not too much, just a tad, and it should be on the higher strings to complement the flute's octave jump. It basically gives the guitar more area to cover.

If you can't notate/MIDI it yourself, it's NOT your music!

In these modern days to be vulgar, illiterate, common and vicious, seems to give a man a marvelous infinity of rights that his honest fathers never dreamed of. - Oscar Wilde
Posted on Tue, Jul 14 2020 11:17
by FRG
Joined on Thu, Dec 04 2014, Posts 28

Thanks, Errikos, this time I could not follow your recommendation because I did not know how to do it.

I have already finished it, I hope that my limits do not cloud the tribute.

Here is the link to youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHVyIkujXTs

Thanks again.

Posted on Sun, Jul 19 2020 09:55
by jasensmith
Joined on Tue, Jan 15 2008, Arizona, Posts 1576
It's poignant and sweet at the same time. I really like it and I think you did an impressive job with the MIDI; it all sounds very natural to my ears.

It wouldn't hurt to bring the tempo up maybe 5 BPM but the current tempo doesn't really bother me that much.

Maybe it should be retitled, "Gabriel's Oboe That Sounds an Awful lot Liked a Flute."

Sorry, just having a little fun.

Thanks for posting. Well done!

"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no point in being a damn fool about it."
- W.C. Fields
Posted on Mon, Jul 20 2020 07:54
by FRG
Joined on Thu, Dec 04 2014, Posts 28

Thanks janesmith, I'm glad you like it.

And yes, you're right, it should have increased the tempo, I did it with respect to the first version, but it wasn't enough, 5bpm more I think it would have given a better result.

I tried to do it with the obode d´amore, but it was not giving me good results and I went to flute;)

In case you are interested, for the flute performance I mainly used 3 controls, velocity xfade, expression and master filter. I'm still not clear about the best way to get the best performance and each new project, I do something different.

Thanks for listening.

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