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Gipsy Ritual

I have participated in a Musical Challenge from the TigSource Forum. It was a lot of fun to do the song with so specific requirements. You can read them here:


First, all the people that was going to participate, and without knowing what the challenge was about, had to decide 3 instruments. A list of around 50 instruments was collected and the judge of the challenge selected 9 of them from this list. Not all the instruments were very common, so it’s normal that at the end this strange list was the result:

And your random instruments are……
  Sine Wave  
  Synth bass
  Slap Bass
  Pan Flute
  Double Bass
  Your Own Voice
  Steel Drum

From this list, selecting 7 of them was compulsory, and then you could use 2 additional instruments from the big list + 1 percussion instrument.

When I was doing the composition I started to try with this 9 instruments and after an hour or so an Idea came to my mind. I decided to try using the Andalusian Cadence (vi, V, IV, III) in C. I learned this cadence long time ago, while I was taking some piano lessons. Then as I tried to use my own voice, I tried to do something that sounded somehow andalusian, and eventually everything started to sound gipsy oriented. At the end I decided to leave apart the double bass and the xylophone, using all the other 7 and a leather percussion instrument.

There was after the end of the song another part, but at the end I decided to take it out and end it abruptly. The song was going to be called Gipsy Party or something like that, but after the abrupt end it sounded like a ritual was about to start, so the name changed to how it’s now. Enjoy!

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  1. 04/10/2013 at 14:54

    Me gusta el final abrupto. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLKSTZ-sWIA

  2. 04/10/2013 at 15:00

    Jeje, adoro cuando me comparas con el nobu :p.

    Edit: Acabo de entender que no es vamo a la flamenco (en plan lo haremos estilo flamenco), si no que el nota dice en andaluz: Vamos allá flamenco! Es magnífico

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