Monday, 4 December 2017

The Daysailer and the Night Cave

I've finished a new song! It's a longer instrumental track with an extensive cello solo towards the end. :)

For this track I had a lot of fun playing around with delay (echo). The rhodes (the piano-like instrument that's heard throughout) has a rhythmic echo at every 8th note. This means that the rhodes is basically constantly playing harmonies with the notes it played just before, which is a pretty interesting effect. At 2:58 I even switch to playing triplets on the rhodes while the delay keeps going in normal 8th notes. So the echo and the original notes have a different rhythm there, which gives an even more interesting effect.

In case anyone wants to give playing it a try, here's the sheet music for the cello part, plus a recording of the song without the cello, to play along to:

This is the longest track I've finished so far and I'm really happy with the result. I hope you enjoy it! ^_^

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