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Big Band enthusiasts advice needed badly


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Joined 2009-02-12


I’m a bit younger than the big band era. Yet I am a musician who has no formal music training, and I play everything by ear. I usualy focus on guitars but I do love the horns I have picked up.

Yesterday I finished mixing a big band era styled song.. or at least I THINK I did.. I would love ANYONE who has an ear for big band music to PLEASE take a quick listen and shoot me in the right direction as to what I am doing that might make it more authentic.. I know it is busy, but many of the songs of the era I am trying to capture are busy.


When I hear big band and swing it really perks my ear up.. I am shooting for early 30’s to late 40’s type vibe..


ANY thoughts.. would be extremely valuable as I am a bit out of my league on this one..


Hip Hop (big band)

lo-fi URL: http://www.soundclick.com/util/getplayer.m3u...

hi-fi URL: http://www.soundclick.com/util/getplayer.m3u...


Thanks for any help.. i’m kind of shooting in the dark.


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Joined 2010-09-16


To Big Band Advice needed badly.

I know I am very late replying, but only just saw your message.

I am not able to hear your created music but I am very interested in what you are trying to do.

I would like to know more about how you are creating the sound.

I am a long time musician but sadly no bands around where I am living. I am English and lived in West Virginia here for 5 years.

I decided to “go it alone” and create my own big band by Multitracking with Sonar 8.

If you would like to hear a sample or two, let me know. I play the Saxophones and use the Yamaha WX5 wind instrument to create the other sounds, Trumpet etc.

I would love to hear from you and know how you are progressing.