stopping by woods
January 20, 2009 12:00 AM
posted by edlundart (5 comments total)
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Back in either middle school or high school, in music class, I wrote my very first melody with a classmate named Mathias Knutzen. The assignment was to take a text from one of our books and create a song with it. We chose Robert Frost's poem and came up with this pseudo-jazzy tune. I always liked it, so I kept the "digital chord sheet" around and played it from time to time. More than 15 years later, here now is a brand new recorded version -- complete with brushed drums and falsetto background vocals.
This track, as recorded, is more or less piano-driven (programmed), along with long notes from some kind of organ-like virtual thing. As a final touch I played in some transitions on electric guitar, and rhythmically shook a sari with probably a hundred tiny medallions on it.