BWV924 On MicroKorg

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    promenade2239 : Sun 5th Feb 2017 : 1 year ago

    Here is a Little Prelude in C Major by JSBach BWV924 from 'Klavierbüchlein (...)' - a collection compliled for his son Wilhelm Friedmann around 1720. It is quite difficult to play this on Microkorg because of limited keyboard range (as well as it's small keys) but I applied some octave-shifting wonders. I think this is ok for a convincing and expressive performance of this piece:

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    crucethus : Mon 6th Feb 2017 : 1 year ago

    Very Nice Work Alex. I have one of those, and I hate the small keys, so I have to run a midi keyboard through it just so I can feel comfortable playing those sounds. But it's a cool little beast of a synth.
    A pleasure to listen too!

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    Planetjazzbass : Mon 6th Feb 2017 : 1 year ago

    Cool one Alex..I was hoping you'd bust out with the vocoder for a couple of bars there ;)

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    Spivkurl : Mon 6th Feb 2017 : 1 year ago

    Hey buddy! Good to see you stop by Looperman! Looking forward to hearing this later in the day!

    Microkorg is the only synth that I have purchased in a brand new state, right after they came out, around '03-'04. Some very cool capabilities packed in there! Several keys wore out quite a while back, so I only use it as a module/vocoder now.

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    Spivkurl : Mon 6th Feb 2017 : 1 year ago

    Very cool performance!

    I have to wonder if the very limited polyphony got in your way at all, or required you to play the piece differently from the score?

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    promenade2239 : Mon 6th Feb 2017 : 1 year ago

    Thank you Steve! I am glad you enjoyed it! This quick production and all accompanied keyboard unconfortablessness was a great source of a masochistic pleasures of me! I saw your Valentine post and will produce a Love track definitely and yes! Let's make this a kind of a challenge of love. So I will try to arrange this little prelude and it's beautiful progressions especially for you.
    Thank you again!

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    promenade2239 : Mon 6th Feb 2017 : 1 year ago

    @Planetjazzbass Thank you! Honestly I simply grabbed a camera and recorded quickly. I always can imagine myself singing in a greater space than a vocoder. For example: few months ago I had a chance to play church organ and sing during the Service (or Mass).
    Do you think this composition is not complete for that reason by lacking my synthesized voice, or?

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    promenade2239 : Mon 6th Feb 2017 : 1 year ago


    Thank you Spiv! Firstly I was curious what you are doing artistically and will be listening to your works soon! Always inspiring to me! Just give me a bit of time till I return to Looperman track section.

    Nothing more or less than a piece of keyboard here. I have spent a lot of time on a deeper explorations into synthesis however regarding this synthesizer (and this video) it is indeed a quick production. There are beautiful progressions and real musical content here. I am glad this kind of appearance wasn't dissapointing for you at least.

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    promenade2239 : Mon 6th Feb 2017 : 1 year ago


    Microkorg has a 4-voice polyphony meaning that I can play 4 keys at a time sucessfully. If you follow the original score you'll see this is just an apparently 2 - part composition + those are arpeggiated chords ultimately though. See the actual score four part polyphony appears at the end and it is just a tonic resolution from a long pedal dominant.
    So instead of just simply hitting chords there is a delightful arpegiiation of chordal tones. Originally this was written for clavichord or harpsichord

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    Spivkurl : Mon 6th Feb 2017 : 1 year ago

    Well, I would say that between your performance and the synthesizer sound you chose, it gave an impression of being a far more complex arrangement. I really liked hearing a piece such as this played on microkorg!

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