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Secret Chief // 110511

Discussion in 'Music' started by Secret Chief, May 20, 2020.

  1. Secret Chief

    Secret Chief Meghalayan Ape

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    As my iteration 110511, I've uploaded a piece called Diaphragm to Soundcloud.com. It's offered for relaxation, meditation or (perhaps ideally) nodding off to. If you have an idle 17 minutes....
    Comments are welcome, including unwelcome ones. (btw I'm not the most IT advanced creature so no doubt something will be wrong with it :oops: )

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    Did you name it “Diaphragm” for the slow breathing sensation. Sort of like those heartbeat baby-sleep-inducing soundtracks, but deeper and slower (i.e. beathing, not pulsating).
    I think that the little bit of background music/sounds could be brought a little more to the foreground. IMO.
    Pleasant/calming overall. :cool:
     
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  3. Secret Chief

    Secret Chief Meghalayan Ape

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    Thank you for listening, glad you enjoyed it. Yes, that was the reason for the name. I change my mind about the balance levels, but I know what you mean. I find it seems better using headphones. What it sounds like on my iPad can be quite different once I upload it, so I have to mess about with it a bit. :)
     
  4. Mock Turtle

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    I listened on headphones but I think a warning might be necessary as to volume levels - I'm sure my brain is now damaged. :D

    The nearest I would come to enjoying this would be this:



    Or this:

     
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    Secret Chief Meghalayan Ape

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    Oh! Sorry! Do you mean it was a lot louder than if you had played a CD?

    (I've bluetoothed it through my hifi to my headphones without killing myself)

    What is the sound quality like?

    I remember my brother coming home with In C. I listened to a podcast on Radio 3 about it the other day. I am partial to repetitions (not just metal!) and drones but haven't been able to locate much that's as repetitious and/or droney as I'd like. The American minimalists are a bit too pleasant for me. o_O

    Sorry again.

    UPDATE!
    I've reloaded it after adjusting the volumes. Would you mind
    seeing if it has changed the new upload for you?
     
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  6. Mock Turtle

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    No, it's probably me not bothering to set up the levels of sound on my computer, such that headphones have to be set about 15 - 20 rather than 100 for the speakers - and I was joking a bit. :D

    My ability to perform any kind of music was dented at school when the music teacher rather humiliated me during his attempt to ascertain how good we might be at singing. This was done in front of the whole class and he didn't hold back with the contempt he obviously felt for my lame effort. So apart from what music theory we might have been taught, and which has long escaped me no doubt, there was little prospect of me being a performer rather than a listener. I did make half-hearted attempts over the years - a Spanish guitar at first, then tin whistles, and later an electronic keyboard, but failing patience, perseverance, and lacking any tuition, I just about got to playing The Blackbird on tin whistle, so not very far. Perhaps this is the one thing that I would have liked to have achieved (as per another thread), some ability to play at least one musical instrument. I mostly didn't have any friends who played music, and often they weren't into the same sort of music either, so my concert-going was usually done alone. Such is life.

    And basically just ignore anything I might say about the merits or not of any music - just like much else I might write - I'm hardly qualified for such a role. :oops:
     
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    Thanks for rechecking the sound levels. :)

    I had a very similar experience regarding singing. Our class was practising and the teacher kept saying "somebody is singing flat." She kept walking amongst us trying to find the "culprit." Then the boy in front of me very helpfully turned around, pointed his finger at me and said "It's him, Miss." As you can imagine this made me feel great. The problem duly identified I was instructed to just mime in the coming public performance. Very recently (ie nearly 50 years later) I told my partner I never sang, even though I would have loved to, because I sing flat. She got me to do a do re me fa's (she has a lovely singing voice) and declared "There's nothing wrong with your singing."
    Next up, instruments. At school, bored with the recorder, I said I wanted to play a clarinet. Sorry, all allocated, but we do have a bassoon. Cue six months of fighting with a bassoon. I got to a mediocre standard on a drum kit, but I should have had lessons. I also suspect our neighbours wouldn't have been impressed. My final attempt was alto sax (must have been in my jazz period). I was OK and had lessons but after about a year I gave up, I think it just fell out of my daily life, probably lost out to socialising (ie drinking beer :rolleyes: )

    I believe you are qualified to comment, your ears are connected to your brain (I hope). Plus you have many years of listening to draw upon. My music creation only comes from an app (a very good one) so I'm not exactly hi-tech!

    Thanks again for your help.
     
  8. Mock Turtle

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    School - who would want it. :D My guitar experience hardly was on to a sure thing when I bit my nails for much of my life. now gone, and I believe it tends to be a requirement to use such, apart from those uncouth louts who use a pick. :oops:
     
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