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"Courage for the Journey" - now with video

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Very cool - I enjoyed this listen quite a bit - I wish I could play piano like that. This made me think of Autumn and the approaching Winter - it put me in that mood for some reason.

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Tom - you know what I think of this - I already commented on SoundCloud. I didn't think I could like it any more but now you've gone and given away the inspiration.

On 9/29/2019 at 1:38 AM, emeraldsoul said:

Because they grow up and leave.

I've seen mine leave to make their way in the World - and it hurts like hell to let them go.

But they do come back to stay once in a while: older, wiser and richer - in a thousand ways - it's all part of the journey we're on I guess...

Andy

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I like it, piano playing is very nice, good job.

I was expecting to hear some composition coming in after the first 4, violins or strings, oboe etc just to raise it up a bit.

The underpinning chord and melody structure of the piano is great though.

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cool, it reminds me of sounds I used to hear walking down the halls of music school, thanks for the flashback.. lovely...

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Thanks!

@Old Joad - it's because I'm always in music school! thanks for the listen.

@thegaltieribrothers- thanks Paul, glad you liked it.

@jerrydf- thanks Jerry, I agree it is Autumn like, as is my life . . . these days . . .

@bjornpdx - thanks Bjorn, it was a one take deal with some very minor velocity editing for the most part. thanks for the comment!

@DeeringAmps- that killer Bb is courtesy of Noire. There are some boomin' subtones on some of those Noire patches. Just great. But the upper register I blended mostly the Pearl piano for it's brightness. So the whole range is kind of a hybrid, which creates some interesting phaseyness when Noire and Pearl blend in the middle. It was fun to experiment with eq all along the way. Thanks for the comment!

@FJ Lamela- many thanks for the listen!

@Tezza - my thought exactly, to add other elements in after the first announcement of the theme. I just have too many other projects bubbling away to devote to that idea. I really could hear a cello or something else wandering in, but I had to stop myself from adding another thing to my to-do list! Good comment, many thanks.

@Andrew Ball- sounds like you have been there. very many thanks for your personal comment. I guess that's part of the "journey", isn't it! But I don't yet see how philosophically I will adjust . . . yet we must. All good!

@Douglas Kirby- yes it has that mood, doesn't it? Ready or not . . . many thanks!

@amiller- many thanks for the listen!

@daryl1968 - thanks again mate. The piano is Noire on the bottom, Pearl up top, and a blend in the middle. It kind of ended up a bit dreamy which worked. Glad you liked it. Hope all is well with your various life and musical projects . . . take care.

@mark skinner- thanks and yes those sustains can say a lot in a piece like this. Thanks for the comment! Appreciate it.

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Absolutely beautiful Tom.  It is nice to hear some instrumentals and it is even better when an instrumental can convey emotions even better than lyrics.  I believe that instrumentals allow the listener to interpret the song from their own imagination.  Wonderful song and wonderful performance!!

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Tom

thanks for sharing how you got that beautiful piano. I have several vsti that are pretty good, if I ever develop the chops for a solo piece, I’ll have a start for getting it “right”. I always start with TTS, and since it’s a rock mix, end up leaving it. 

Tom

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when asked *to what do you attribute your great musical sense.*  Horowitz said:  *the pauses*.  He was definitely right, you use the pauses the right way.  Silence is such an important part of it.

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As someone said above-heartfelt.

I would love to see this to a video of different types of birds in their migration.  It would fit perfectly.

❤️John B

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