• My Mona Lisa
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Re: My Mona Lisa
Reply #15 on: March 06, 2020, 18:22:09
Six seconds in there is a weird dissonance @Leonard Scaper just an odd note but it sounds off.
I like the quirky intro in general.

In fact the whole vibe works for me. It has a definite party vibe to my ears.

It's nice to hear keys featuring more in your songs nowadays, it opens up your 'palette of possibilities'

It's always good to explore new avenues.


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Re: My Mona Lisa
Reply #16 on: March 06, 2020, 18:23:41
Leon....we might have a few things in common here :)

Re: My Mona Lisa
Reply #17 on: March 06, 2020, 19:42:46
@Timothy Smith .....thanks for hanging in there with it.  :)

@Pleudoniem ........yeah, that's it exactly.

Funny thing about this tune.....I cut my thumb pretty badly a month or so ago and could not play guitar. I grew out the nail and picked up my kalimba for a  couple of weeks instead. When I was guitar-worthy again I wanted something that could include the kalimba. That may explain the odd rhythm of this tune. The original kalimba part got cut way back, though....you can still hear it over on the left side.   :)
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Re: My Mona Lisa
Reply #18 on: March 06, 2020, 20:27:05
@MrBouzouki ....Yeah...I hear that. If you listen closely you'll hear it in other places as well. It is in the acoustic guitar track. When I first tracked the Martin I just fired up the rig and played the thing through the way I was feeling it. I did not set things up in the room as well as usual with regard to mic position and sound reinforcement.

So......a few room-centric anomalies got in there. The problem is that I really liked the vibe of that track.....so I went with it. I edited most of the odd stuff out but when the edits sounded unnatural I just left them alone.

You have good ears, my friend.  :)

I'm glad you like it for the most part.

Re: My Mona Lisa
Reply #19 on: March 06, 2020, 20:29:06
Oh....and I may have found the perfect solution for the funky groove issue. That's all I can say about that at the moment.  ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

Re: My Mona Lisa
Reply #20 on: March 06, 2020, 23:13:52
Sublime as always. Definitely a more pop feel to this one.

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Re: My Mona Lisa
Reply #21 on: March 06, 2020, 23:18:11
Some serious talent behind this, as always. Immediately recognized the style of your bass and guitar, but I donít think Iíve ever heard you add a piano in there. Sounds great. But as usual the lyrics are the highlight, with plenty of depth.
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Re: My Mona Lisa
Reply #22 on: March 07, 2020, 20:34:48
i listened again @Leonard Scaper  :shinyteeth: :shinyteeth: :shinyteeth:, and it is... a fantastic song and track on all fronts in my opinion

all the instruments used and the parts and vocals work together
in a stunningly nice way

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Re: My Mona Lisa
Reply #23 on: March 07, 2020, 22:21:48
Very nice arrangement, @Leonard Scaper  :)

I am on my 8th or so play and really enjoying the calm nature of this, and especially the stop-and-go avery now and then. This makes the song unpredictable, but in a very good way. Sometimes the bass does its little dance during the short breaks, the next time it is the piano.
What is great about this song is aaaalll the little details. It feels like for each of the instruments there isn't a single part that is repeating itself, there is always something new to discover.

The voal harmonies you introduce at 1:49 sound so pretty! The vocals sound very nice in general! Calm, but with a very feel-good vibe to them, just like the song itself.

Production wise it sounds really professional to me!
Can't find any flaw with this song - not that I would want to, I'm just leaning back and enjoying the music  ::headphone::

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