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A light breezy California feel...

Post by twilsbach » Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:43 am

No ala's in this listing. and I'm stuck on the "california" part of that description. I guess I don't really know what that means. Anyone care to describe that in more detail for me? Maybe an ala or two?Here's the listing. (Dispatch)D080128AI - ACOUSTIC GUITAR INSTRUMENTALSare needed by the Music Supervisor for an Independent Feature Film. These instrumentals will be used for scenes involving driving and walking outdoors, with a sense of adventure. A light, breezy California feel is what's needed here. Mid to up tempo is preferable with a simple arrangement featuring a brisk tempo. The sonic landscape should be focused on the acoustic guitar rhythms and tone. License fees are negotiable. Broadcast quality needed [excellent-sounding home recordings are OK]. Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a YES/NO BASIS ONLY - NO CRITIQUES FROM TAXI. For ground submissions, please enclose a S.A.S.E. if you would like a response. As always, we will notify everyone via e-mail, whether your submissions have been Forwarded or Returned. Submissions must be received no later than Noon Pacific Daylight Time (California time), Monday, January 28, 2008. TAXI # D080128AI

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Re: A light breezy California feel...

Post by paults » Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:22 am

Jack Johnson, perhaps? Call TAXI - they're in California, so they should know:)

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Re: A light breezy California feel...

Post by horacejesse » Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:38 pm

Light and breezy California. Freedom. And a convertible not a station wagon. Do you have a sense that major keys might work better for this one? That is my own feel.Not asking for a lot of instruments. The opposite. Keep it simple. They want to hear a lot of acoustic guitar. A lot of strumming, a wide open strum. Is one flute in there okay? Maybe so, but it must be guitar driven. That is where the question enters for me. By "driven" is meant precisely...?

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Re: A light breezy California feel...

Post by keithl » Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:35 am

I was a little confused about that listing also. Not sure what to make of it.
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Re: A light breezy California feel...

Post by nknjmes » Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:46 am

I've got a few acoustic tracks for this, and won't attempt writing something "breezy".

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Re: A light breezy California feel...

Post by jmather » Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:50 am

Tim - glad you asked, I had the same question. Well almost - I'm wondering whether they're looking for full band stuff, fronted by acoustic guitar, simply a couple of guitars or both. This listing seems vague to me. Horacejesse seems to think simple, not a full band sound. I guess we'll find out...

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Re: A light breezy California feel...

Post by bmete » Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:01 am

Hi,Yeah, some "ALA's" sure would be great here.I'm taking a shot at this one for the heck of it. The listing mentions: "The sonic landscape should be focused on the acoustic guitar rhythms and tone" Based on that line I have a tune that has a soprano sax lead (melody) but the groove is from the acoustic guitar. Good luck to all!Bob

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Re: A light breezy California feel...

Post by twilsbach » Fri Jan 25, 2008 5:30 am

thanks for the input y'all, glad I'm not the only one who was scratchin' they head. I was initially thinking Jack Johnson, I think I'll head that direction see where I end up.Post 'em up when you get 'em done.PS--I'm freezing my ass off here in my concrete floor, basement studio in the middle of Indiana, wishing that I was in California, breezy or otherwise.

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Re: A light breezy California feel...

Post by jmather » Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:03 am

Tim - the Jack Johnson feel seems like a good route. I'm heading in a similar direction and trying to keep it simple. btw, the weather here is quite springlike and I sure am enjoyin it lol...! Can't wait to hear what you and everyone else comes up with.Justin

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Re: A light breezy California feel...

Post by marcblack30 » Sat Jan 26, 2008 2:53 pm

i was thinking about submitting this instrumental.i feel it may not be acoustic enough, do you think i should save my five bucks? http://www.taximusic.com/song.php?song_ ... tream=true

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