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Clap Your Hands, All Ye People

Well, while I putter along with the pieces of Someone New, here’s a little something-something.  In my quest to settle on a definitive, coherent, unique, and fan-approved “sound,” I have been trying to ensure that all of my new stuff has a “pulse.”  I want to create music that grooves, music that is easy to get into and clap along with and all that.  The following clip is one I just enjoy listening to, and for that very reason.

This clip wanders a bit toward the end; I’ve already tightened it up a bit.  One concern: there isn’t a lot of room here for vocals.

Your thoughts?

The clip

Listen to


May ‎9, ‎2009, ‏‎4:11:18 PM


  1. Dan Miller
    May 15th, 2009 at 00:12 | #1

    I like the rhythm of the piece, and the musical persona its pursuing. The only thing is there a couple segments where it sounds like your using the same chord and only changing the bass note over time. I think you could do something subtle with the chords as your moving the bass notes to flesh out the piece a little more during those sections. Thats mostly a stylistic opinion though, as most of the music I like tends to contain bass movement by… the bass. Who knowns, maybe manipulating those chords during those sections will help spawn a melody you could sing. I can hear one…

  2. Dan Miller
    May 15th, 2009 at 00:18 | #2

    actually, on fourth listen… I decided that I like this clip very much and the sections I mentioned in the first comment are not quite as much a problem as I originally made them out to be. I will say though, that I like what you’re doing with the chords more then what you’re doing with the bass progression. and I think you could easily fit a suitable vocal melody over this.

  3. admin
    May 15th, 2009 at 00:31 | #3

    @Dan Miller
    Cool, I’m glad you like it. It has grown and improved since this version, and I spent some time on the flight out here writing lyrics and a melody.

  4. July 8th, 2009 at 16:17 | #4

    This sounds like a unholy mixture of Air Supply, an old man dying painfully, and bloody stool.

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