Clav Dance

It's tough to describe this one. I almost called it "Funky Space Cowboys," because that's seriously the first thing that sprang into my mind when I gave it the final listen and pronounced it 'done.' That clavichord patch sounds western to me for some reason. The right side of my brain overruled the left, and I just called it "Clav Dance" to keep things simple.

This is song #2 for week 5. Song #1 was the last post, "Accordion Duet".

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Week 4 Scorecard

A much better showing this time around - I actually got in my quota of 5. Four out of the five got accepted (Pizzicato Theme, Dance Mod, Walking Jazz Combo, and Swamp Loop). The one that didn't make the cut was my "Dit Doo Dah loop", so my first attempt at vocal audio flopped. I get knocked down, but I get up again.

That brings the summer scorecard up to 13/17 for the summer at the end of week 4. I now have 162 songs up for sale on Audio Jungle. I'm thinking that 175 would be a good target for the summer. We'll see.
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Accordion Duet

It's actually a trio if you count the bass player, who insists on it. This is an easygoing waltz of indeterminate european ethnic origin. Clearly "old country", I'm just not sure which one.

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Dit Doo Dah Loop

This one marks a first attempt for me. I spent hours sampling & tweaking audio of my own voice singing 'Dits' Doo's" and Dah's", dumped them into a sampler, and banged around for awhile to see what would come out. This is what came out.

I have never actually submitted a song with vocals on Audio Jungle until now. Not exactly 'legit' singing, but that's the next step. That's one of the goals for the summer.

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Funky Swamp Loop

This 30 second loop mixes reggae and funk with a little swamp guitar to create an upbeat, but minor groove. If you want a little background music for a party in a spooky swamp, this loop will do the job.

When I was a kid, Scooby Doo was the after school cartoon of choice. Not that we had much of a choice back in 70s - we only had a handful of stations to pick from, and only one or two played cartoons after school. Anyway, the Mystery Machine always seemed to break down near spooky old mansions in swamps, but there never seems to be a party going on. Maybe if they had some appropriately funky music, they would all have a reason to throw one. So here it is.

Maybe the next one will be zydeco. It's probably the world's best swamp music. The only problem is that no one ever searches for that term because they've never even heard of it, except for the exceptionally cool folk from New Orleans.

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Week 3 Scorecard

Results are in from last week's submissions, and I went 3/3. That brings me up to 9/12 for the summer so far.

I have already submitted three for this week. I've got enough in process that I should be able to get my quota of 5 this time around. I hope.
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Walking Jazz Combo

A smokey jazz loop from a bygone era. This short loop (36 seconds) features a combo with a walking bass line, brushes on a drum set, and a vibraphone. Laid back, relaxed, and cool.

This is the third submission for week #4. "Jazz Cat", the one that I recorded back on June 19, has actually sold twice in the short time it's been for sale. Hey, people want jazz? I'll do some jazz.

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Dance Mod

'Mod' as in 'Modification.' My son is currently excited about modifying software to make the characters in games do things they can't normally do - such as dance. This little electronic dance loop was inspired by his enthusiasm.

It's electronic, fast, exciting, and funky. I used acoustic drums for the basic beat, but the rest is full of busy sequenced synthesizers and electro-pop sounds. This little tune makes a perfect loop at 52 seconds for fade out at your convenience. Just the thing to show off your video game hero's new moves.

This is submission #2 for week #4. The last submission of week #3 is near the front of the queue, so results from last weeks (sad) 3 submissions soon.

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Pizzicato Theme Song

This is my first offering of the week, a short theme song (35 sec) that I did for podcast or broadcast productions. Clean, happy, and catchy, with a very thin texture. Upbeat and plucky.

I have been pretty miserable at making my quota so far this summer. Last week I only got in 3, and I'm still waiting to hear if they all make the cut or not. I'm not punishing myself too much because the last two that I submitted were both cut, probably because they were rush jobs in order to get 5 in.

I'm being a lot more picky this time and spending more time refining. I figure I'd rather take my time and submit fewer songs, but ones that hopefully have a little better time making the cut.

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Latin Twilight

This is a little cheerful background music with an easygoing, Latin feel. Relaxed, carefree, and casual, with a little sophistication.

This is the music I want the house band to play if I ever find myself somewhere watching the sunset over the ocean on the balcony of a laid-back night club with a few sophisticated friends. If I should ever make any sophisticated friends.

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