Description : 8 bars of somber night music, played on piano.
Description : Part two of eight bars. Piano arpeggios treated with FX in a very slow tempo. Parts One and Two will seam together perfectly to give you one musical phrase.
Description : Part One of 8 bars in a slow tempo of piano arpeggios treated with FX. Parts One and Two will join seamlessly into one musical phrase.
Description : 4 seamless bars of a slightly spooky sounding piano arpeggio. Implied harmony: D minor
Description : 8 seamless bars of horror sounds. Every cliche under the sun. Loud as hell.
Description : A strange hall of unintelligible voices designed to make you feel weird. 8 seamless bars.
Description : Another seamless 4-bar loop of a soulful women's choir singing a gospel riff.
Implied harmonies: Bb----Eb
Description : 4 seamless bars of some heavy and rich rock ballad-style piano chords.
Description : 4 seamless bars of a distant ghostly choir being sent over the radio waves.
Description : Here is a Northeastern Brazilian rhythm called the Baion. (Portuguese= baião) Traditionally it is played on native Brazilian percussion instruments, but here it is rendered on the drumkit. 4 seamless bars. For extra fun and modernity, I have given the kick drum some sub-bass frequencies.
Description : Here is eight seamless bars of a typical oldschool Brazilian Bossa Nova, played at a medium tempo with drumkit and percussionists.
Description : 4 seamless bars of an oldschool soulful progression on a Hammond B4 organ.
Implied harmonies: E---B---F#
Description : 4 seamless bars of a lonely folk guitar, finger-strummed in a city alleyway at midnight.
Description : Some wistful piano chords played freely and gently.
Based around A minor.
Description : 8 bars of some very weird and scary sounds.
Description : Typical oldschool reggae piano riff.
Description : 8 seamless bars of oldschool blues piano, in the key of C.
Description : 4 seamless bars of slow Hammond B3 organ chords. Slight tremolo, distortion and reverb added. You might hear this as "church" or you might hear it as classic R&B.
Description : 8 seamless measures of a solo piano riff, with a bright funky feel. Not quantized, and some imperfections left in for realism. Implied harmonies: Emaj9---C#min7---Amaj7---D16
Description : In the mid-1960's, The Supremes had a number of hits which used high-heel stomps and fingersnaps as a rhythmic groove. Think: "Baby Love" or "Where Did Our Love Go" or "I Hear A Symphony".
This groove uses actual women's stiletto heels clapped onto wood to achieve that sound.
Description : Here is a 4-bar seamless drumkit groove, emulating the kind of very laidback groove you'd hear in 1970's slow funk ballads. Think "Baby Come Back" by Player, "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye, or "Sara Smile" by Hall & Oates. Modern sub-bass frequencies have been added for extra power.
Description : Here is 2 seamless bars of a group drumming circle riff, doing a Sunu-type West African rhythm on Djembe drums (I'm using congas here instead). Do note that this groove is in 6/8 meter. I have plumped up the bass drums with sub-bass frequencies for added weight.
Description : A seamless 6-bar riff of slow, soulful minor-key women's voices. Plenty of reverb added.
Implied harmonies: F---C--Am--Gm7--Bb--Am--Dm7
Description : Here it is: the quintessential drum groove that underpinned many a 1970's Disco hit. This groove emulated from the hit "TSOP" by MFSB (1974). Basic kit, the TSS-ing hi-hats, and a conga player in the background. Some sub-bass frequencies added to the kick, and a light reverb added to it all.
Description : Here is a picked electric guitar riff, very typical of the late-1950's/early-1960's rock 'n' roll sound. That curious "rhumba" rhythm heard on so many pop-rock songs of that era. A pronounced small-room "slapback" reverb applied.
Implied harmonies: A---F#m----D----E7