Please feel free to share. “The Little Drummer Boy Project”
I was sitting around talking story with a coworker this morning and he told me that the two tunes I wrote over the weekend reminded him of something he would expect to hear in "The Prancing Pony", a bar from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. That got me thinking of small (Irish) pubs and the house bands they may have, and then another tune popped into my head. I quickly wrote it down and then got a little stumped on the name, but decided to give it the name a pub where you may hear this tune. I know I'm a bit biased, both being retired Navy and a Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan, but I called this one "The Buccaneers' Anchor".
I hope y'all enjoy it I've included two audio files: one with all instruments and a backing track. I've also included the sheet music.
The Buccaneer's Anchor (all instruments)
The Buccaneer's Anchor (Backing Track)
WOW!!! you are really in a groove right there. If I were you I'd throw those up on YouTube and make some money with the followers you'll vcertainly get!
That was awesome.
Thanks for the encouraging words! I'm really glad that you liked it, but I'm a little bit at a loss as to the YouTube monetization aspect. Can you explain that concept? I can make videos, but where do any monetary charges come into play?
Well, not all composers can superbly play everything they write. Composers who write or arrange orchestral pieces can't usually play every part, because they don't actually play all those instruments.
Writing music and playing it are two different jobs. Many players never compose any new songs themselves.
However I certainly do agree that it would be a delight to hear iBud playing some of these pieces as well. It is a rare and very special treat to get to hear someone play new music that they have written. In some ways, nobody will ever really play a piece like the person who wrote it.
But I would view that as a separate treat, and if iBud is not comfortable doing so at this time, it does not detract at all from the achievement of writing some very nice and listenable pieces. An excellent achievement in it's own right.
They are good pieces, listenable and playable, and iBud is very kind to share the written score, an audio, and even a backing track for those who might like to try playing them.
"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman
@iBud - thanks again for another fine little piece - they are always welcome. I have done (not very good, but enjoyable at the time) play-alongs to several of your earlier posts. They are "inspiring" in the sense that they are "new to me" and I do not have a specific melody to play to ( well, yes, of course there is, but it is not a "tune in my head that I already know" if you know what I mean ) - it gives me great scope for experimentation / harmony / counterpoint melody etc... cool.. thanks for the post!
As I say, always appreciated, thank you !
I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh -
Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)