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Big Band enthusiasts advice needed badly

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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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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.

     
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333maxwell Wrote:

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> I’m a bit younger than the big band era. Yet I am

> a musician who has no formal music training or lessons on music, 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..

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

> dark.

Like Brian, I wasn’t able to hear any of your music. Don’t be discourage if you don’t have any formal music training or lessons. If you are a musician and know how to play some instruments then go for it man.