robertcwebb
Jan 3

My boogie composition

2 comments

Edited: Sep 24

Hi, not sure if this is the right place, but I googled for a boogie forum, and this came up.

 

I just uploaded a boogie piece I wrote, and thought this might be a good place to get some feedback, or just where people might be interested.

 

https://soundcloud.com/disconnectica/those-year-12-blues-boogie-woogie

 

I actually wrote this about 30 years ago! It remained mostly a piano solo all that time until a few weeks back when I added drums and upright bass. I think it really fleshes it out.

 

I play piano, but not well enough to play this! So I'm afraid this is programmed rather than performed (is that a big no-no here?), but I don't think it sounds too arteficial. Or does it? You tell me!

 

Rather than combining existing licks as one might when improvising, I tried to write it all new, from scratch (even the left hand is playing an original bass line).

 

Any feedback would be welcome, good or bad. Thanks for your time!

Rob.

 

 

 

 

arthurmigliazza
Apr 10

Hi Rob I think this is great. Sorry for not seeing it until now. It's goofy and fun and is a great demo for your tune. The drums sound almost like heavy metal, but still the forced "swing" interpretation of the eighth notes in the piano makes it sound similar to a swing. Haha, great mashup of styles!

Sure, the computerized aspect makes it sound like a 90's video game (which actually I don't mind), but a lot of times people make stuff like this on their computer just to give the band an idea of what they are thinking, then when real people learn it and play it, it comes to life in a different way. Keep up the creative work. I think it's cool!

robertcwebb
Apr 25

Thanks for the feedback. I wrote the piece around 30 years ago, but only added the drums recently. Ha, wasn't trying to sound heavy metal, but did feel the drums had to do more than just keep rhythm, so maybe I ended up doing more with them than I needed to.

 

The piece is probably almost impossible to play, at least at this speed. I don't have a band, so this is probably the final version anyway :-)

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