On 2013-11-24 23:26, Bob van der Poel wrote:
No problem, many thanks for listening and commenting.
I'm glad you liked it, despite my crappy flute playing.
Tone sadly never was one of my strong points (along with vibrato,
breath control, technique... ;-) ) and certainly isn't these days as I
don't play or practice anywhere near often enough.
I'd always intended practicing the part more and doing a better take
when I wasn't so tired: I seem to recall my lungs being on their very
last legs so to speak when I recorded it. I was definitely running out
of air at various points, but I've never had good lung fitness even when
I played regularly.
There are parts where the tone is okay, but a lot of it is far too
breathy for my liking. I suspect the "good" tone bits might be the ones
that you find a bit harsh. Some of the runs were certainly not as fluid
as they could've been. I did learn from the experience that it's not a
good idea to try writing, practicing AND recording a wind part all in
Again, glad you enjoyed it. Whilst I am a keyboard player, I do find it
necessary to counter Julien so that ruled out more keyboard parts and it
wouldn't have been his worst Floydian nightmare with anything other than
guitar, so I had to oblige :-D
But the choice of instrument came first and the melody second. I'm not
sure a flute solo would've been big and epic enough for the piece,
certainly not with my skill level. A Jaxon or Collins-esque solo
could've worked nicely.
>> No capes, Persian rugs, curries, knives or ice rinks were harmed
Yeah, I'm not really a curry-eater either and people tend to assume you
are in this part of the world. I'll never give Wakeman a run for his
money in the keyboard stakes either :-D
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