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  • Gabriel´s oboe - Ennio Morricone Tribute

    Hello, I have made this small tribute to the recently deceased Ennio Morricone. A version for flute and Spanish guitar.

    It is made with the special edition.

    I would like to receive advice on how I can improve it, because it does not convince me and I am not clear on what is wrong.

    Any opinion?

    Greetings and thanks

  • Thanks for this.

    A little slow, but fine if heard as a eulogy. I liked it, I only I found the sudden top note a little out of place. I would drop it down an octave and place the very last phrase at the bottom register of the flute.

  • Thanks for taking the time to listen to it Errikos.

    I was not very happy with the result and yesterday I made some changes to it, precisely I increased the tempo a little.

    I removed some notes from the guitar and adjusted the speed.

    I take note on the high note, if it seemed sudden and out of place it is good to know it for me, I was already used to hearing it and since I knew it was going to sound I did not have that feeling.

    I have also done what you say about lowering an octave the last melodic phrase.

    For some time I have been thinking about buying the standard Concert guitar, but except for the harmonics, I do not know if I can take advantage of this piece, I will think about it.

    I upload the update to see if you have some time and you see it better or worse;) The first note of the guitar is not possible with that tuning, but at the moment I leave it like that, in that part I would like to use harmonics.

    Excuse my English, I hope to make myself understood.

    Thank you very much.

  • I prefer this version - did the tempo really change?

    Anyway, if you want to take this further now - in my opinion, you should add a little more counterpoint on the guitar starting on the second verse. Not too much, just a tad, and it should be on the higher strings to complement the flute's octave jump. It basically gives the guitar more area to cover.

  • Thanks, Errikos, this time I could not follow your recommendation because I did not know how to do it.

    I have already finished it, I hope that my limits do not cloud the tribute.

    Here is the link to youtube.

    Thanks again.

  • It's poignant and sweet at the same time. I really like it and I think you did an impressive job with the MIDI; it all sounds very natural to my ears. It wouldn't hurt to bring the tempo up maybe 5 BPM but the current tempo doesn't really bother me that much. Maybe it should be retitled, "Gabriel's Oboe That Sounds an Awful lot Liked a Flute." Sorry, just having a little fun. Thanks for posting. Well done!

  • Thanks janesmith, I'm glad you like it.

    And yes, you're right, it should have increased the tempo, I did it with respect to the first version, but it wasn't enough, 5bpm more I think it would have given a better result.

    I tried to do it with the obode d´amore, but it was not giving me good results and I went to flute;)

    In case you are interested, for the flute performance I mainly used 3 controls, velocity xfade, expression and master filter. I'm still not clear about the best way to get the best performance and each new project, I do something different.

    Thanks for listening.

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