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#1 WhoIsHe

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Posted 25 July 2015 - 03:55 AM

WOW thank you so much. Can't believe I won. Thanks for the votes and the listens. Soooooooo

 

STBB 438- THE IMPROV

 

 

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Hey guys thanks for all the listens and votes -new kid over here. So I come from a jazz piano background. I love improvising. SO this week. I need :30 seconds of live improvisation from you!

 

RULES:

YOU GET 3 "TAKES": MAKE THE BEAT; MAKE IT GROOVE; THEN GIVE ME YOUR BEST SOLO. YOU ONLY GET 3 CHANCES TO RECORD. JAZZ JAZZ JAZZ JAZZ JAZZ

USE AN MPC! MAKE A SAMPLE LOOP. MAKE IT SOUND A BIT OFF. GIVE ME YOUR BEST JIMI HENDRIX OF THE MPC

USE A GUITAR
USE A KEYBOARD

USE A TRUMPET/TROMBONE/LITERALLY ANYTHING THAT MAKES NOISE BUT LET'S JAM
CALL YOUR UNCLE THAT LIKES THE GRATEFUL DEAD

GET SOMEONE THAT PLAYS AN INSTRUMENT OR SAMPLE PHISH/PINK FLOYD/THE GRATEFUL DEAD

 

I want a :30 second guitar solo/keys solo/ MPC/ give me something where you've got no plans. Make the beat. Make it groove. Then let yourself shine! THREE TAKES. HONOR SYSTEM. DON't WRITE A SHREDDING GUITAR SOLO AND PRACTICE IT CUZ THAT WOULD BE WACK AS FUCK. THATS IT. FEEL THAT SOLO. YOURE THE STAR -_- IF YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO IMPROVISE, WRITE IT IN C, AND JUST PLAY THE WHITE KEYS!

 

 

SAMPLE BELOW:

https://www.dropbox....d Ken.aiff?dl=0

 
DON"T HAVE TO USE THE SAMPLE. But free yourself. Give me :30 seconds of you taking it to the next level and just GROOVING. IMPROVISE. BE REAL WITH IT
 
Production rules :
1. :30 Seconds minimum of live soloing/IMPROVISATION 
2. outside drums - allowed
3. keys/synths (VST) - allowed (SYNTH SOLO)
4. acapella/skits - (FREESTYLE) CAN ONLY BE YOU RAPPING/SPITTING
5. cuts/scratches - allowed
SPECIAL RULE:
YOUR BEAT MUST FEATURE YOURSELF OR ONE OF YOUR FRIENDS IMPROVSING/SOLOING for a minimum of :30 seconds on some type of instrument
 
 
Have a good week. Thank you again. Stoked to be part of this community!
 
>Post your beat - by Wednesday at Midnight pacific time
>Vote - by Friday at Midnight pacific time
>Winner - post new sample, rules, etc - by Saturday Noon pacific time and upload the sample here:
 
ITS ALL ABOUT IMPROVISATION JUST DO THAT AT SOME POINT AND YOU'RE GOOD
 
 
 
VOTE OR DIE
NEW PERSON HERE:
Did that all work? If not tell me I'm dumb and I'll change something up!  :D

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#2 Sixfingerz

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Posted 25 July 2015 - 04:05 AM

Congrats on the win, liking the fresh ruleset !!



#3 JoaGymshoe

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Posted 25 July 2015 - 04:27 AM

...yowww.. way to go W'HOmie :P

 

...funny though.. third week in a row we don't have to use the sample...didn't happen for 5 years I think :)

 

...Sample is an ST Cleared Sample btw...

 

...okido... have fun yall!



#4 Mink

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Posted 25 July 2015 - 05:00 AM

I think with battle themes like this, or the bodies one - the theme is king rather than the sample so I'm cool with the 'don't have to use the sample' thing.

 

We'll get a week soon where it is 'flip the sample' and it will feel sooooooo dull :)

 

Congrats on the win as well man.....and nice theme



#5 MikeG_Beats

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Posted 25 July 2015 - 05:19 AM

CONGRATS ON THE WIN!!



#6 Komplikatedbeats

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Posted 25 July 2015 - 07:11 AM

Cooh-hooll!



#7 buttaslick

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Posted 25 July 2015 - 07:55 AM

Congrats new guy, dope rules! Good thing for me I never plan anything out, this should be a fun listen week. Peace 



#8 RastaDolphin

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Posted 25 July 2015 - 08:01 AM

Congrats on the win and welcome to the group! Love the rules. This will be good for me as I have a tendency to get loopy. ...in more ways than one. :)



#9 GPBear

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Posted 25 July 2015 - 09:36 AM

what are the fucking odds that I've been digging into grateful dead shyt this week.

 

apologies for not voting yesterday, I...I got too high because I was watching the grateful dead...


22:27
 

the first song of this set has a real hip-hop breakdown feel too. Bill Kreutzmann's drum playing from 1971-74 when Mickey Hart (second drummer) dropped out of the band because his dad embezzeled 90-140k from them is really jazzy.

 

 

also I havea trombone



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Posted 25 July 2015 - 10:24 AM

cool stuff and gz to the win!! Plug the Piezo and go!



#11 Ephex

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Posted 25 July 2015 - 12:01 PM

The sample is not my cup of tee, but I managed to chop some short parts and do some filter work to come up with the basis for this jam right here: 


I'm no pianist as you can hear, but I tried my best, LOL . Looking forward to hearing the entries. And congrats on the win Who Is He?
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#12 GoodFNeLla

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Posted 25 July 2015 - 01:35 PM

Yooo this kinda rules keep a brother on point,salute,im in

#13 EdTheYounger

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Posted 25 July 2015 - 03:44 PM

Add freestyle rap to that list Holmes! Grats also.

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Posted 25 July 2015 - 08:55 PM

could only check this on headphones, not much time this week :wacko:

u should try to have sex to this tune :D



#15 breakmastercylinder

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Posted 25 July 2015 - 09:48 PM

Nice job. This is going to be a good one.

 

 

 

 

...pentatonic f# major = all black keys sound good together all the time.



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Posted 26 July 2015 - 01:48 AM

 

...pentatonic f# major = all black keys sound good together all the time.

 

My go-to -- can't solo on keys to save my life, but black keys are like plaing the drums. then if i hit a white key by accident it jus sounds like Thelonious...

 

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( so, so not true, and ain't no dis... Monk is my all time favourite jazzman ,,, that's  good advice from the break master )



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Posted 26 July 2015 - 06:54 AM

love the sound of this week, been outta the beat battling fo too long, hopefully get entering this week. Congrats on the win sir. 

 

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#18 emwu23

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 08:59 AM

Congratz Who Is He.

 

Unfortunately no improvization from me as I won't be able to use my sampler to do that before the deadline,

but I did my best with the sample and drums.So please take my submission as a non entry.

 



#19 Grifty-Rodriguez

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 11:49 AM

if i get in on this one it won't be very different from my usual entries lol.  95% of grifty beats are made by the seat of his pants


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#20 l i f

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 02:35 PM

Came into this really open-minded and with a first attempt at using Ableton's simpler, which I only just discovered so this week's rules were perfectly-timed for trying it out... Big congrats to you, Mr Who Is He?!

 

 Outside samples are two drum loops, one a loop from a session I recorded on the kit in my basement, the other from the stock-library in Ableton. Everything else is The Stepkids played thru the simpler keyboard (yeh, mostly the black keys ;P) and recorded via the sp-808. 

 



#21 dopplereffectent

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 03:49 PM

ohhh shet yall been sleeping on the stepkids. prolly one of the dopest groups on st right now.



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Posted 26 July 2015 - 06:12 PM

Hey dudes... I'm new here but you know, wanted to try it.

 

 

now I just need to find the sc group to share it haha



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Posted Yesterday, 02:12 PM

pressed record and hitting some jazzy chords into my piano. damn, acoustic in the livingroom totally sucks :(



#24 Ny Odus

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Posted Yesterday, 05:56 PM

where it is:



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#25 H.U.X.L.A.Y

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Posted Today, 01:35 AM

Nice Rules. Used my Keyboard/Synth and layed some melodic structures down. My improv is the melodic organ funk

 



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Posted Today, 01:41 AM

,i got a enoying cold,feeling kinda weak,but i did try to pull out some improvisation the last 30 seconds

 

enjoy guys






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