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Middle Eastern cue

Post by ronnie35 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:39 pm

Is this close? New Listing TRADITIONAL-SOUNDING MIDDLE EASTERN INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a Top-Shelf, EXCLUSIVE Music Library with a super long history of media placements of all types. Please submit authentic-sounding Instrumental Cues in All-Tempos. Here are some examples, but please don't limit yourself to just these styles:
Arabic Traditional Instrumental Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqWpkSTB-ho
Arabic Traditional Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppLl_sosdv8
Sands of Arabia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1OfUgmKb1M
Please submit well-crafted Instrumentals that capture the true essence of the Middle East. Your ensemble size can vary from something small (even a solo instrument!), to a fuller arrangement. Authenticity in your sounds, performances, and instruments are very important for this pitch. Your instrumentation should be what’s typically heard in traditional Middle Eastern Music – (oud, nay, qanun and violins, doumbek, darbuka, finger cymbals etc., etc., etc.) Anything that sounds stiff, MIDI-driven, or synthetic won’t work for this pitch.
All submissions should be at least 2 minutes long. Non-faded endings are encouraged for this pitch. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced music in any way, shape, or form. Use it only as a general guide for feel, texture, tone, and vibe. Genre-Appropriate Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). In other words, it should sound good and authentic, but maybe not like a pristine digital recording. Authenticity is more important than having the best sounding oud on the block ;-)
This Library offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so the material you submit for this pitch CANNOT be signed with any other publishers or catalogs. Sync fees will be split 50/50. The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit one to three Instrumental Cues online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017. TAXI #Y170214ME it's called the Panther http://www.soundcloud.com/777rd thanks, Ron :)
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Re: Middle Eastern cue

Post by Casey H » Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:41 pm

Nice cue. :D

I'm hearing Middle Eastern aspects and influences. However, I don't think it's consistent that way as it kind of drifts in and out of holding that style. Sometimes it leans more general Muzak-y and 60's retro. I think you need to make Middle Eastern instruments more prominent.

It sounds like this is a higher bar listing so they might want it to be much more dead on. It's well done but I'm not sure it's on target for this listing.

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Re: Middle Eastern cue

Post by ronnie35 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:15 pm

Casey thanks you read my mind . As I was listening to it I noticed I sort of went in and out of a western scale and lost the Eastern mode. So I focused on an eastern scale with more 1/2 steps and used the Indian Bansuri flute and also double the violin with the Turkish OUD LUTE Hopefully it has a more eastern sound. a new version is on my soundcloud http://www.soundcloud.com/777rd

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Re: Middle Eastern cue

Post by Len911 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:19 am

The listing is asking for Middle Eastern with 3 examples of Arabian Music, so why not use an Arabian scale, and why are you using an Indian flute? Anything further east would be China. When I think of Middle Eastern music, I think of something rhythmic enough for belly dancing. Why are you settling for close, when you could hit the bulls eye?
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Re: Middle Eastern cue

Post by ronnie35 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:45 pm

THanks LEN although The scale I am using is I believe an arab scale notes G G# B C D D# F# G maybe I didn't use them the right way. made some changes thanks for your input. :)

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Re: Middle Eastern cue

Post by Casey H » Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:03 pm

It's getting better :D but the flute (or what is it?) isn't cutting it for me as a sound here. Go back to the 'a la' references. The lead instrument you bring in at around 00:49 is more like it!

Close, but no cigar yet. :D

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Re: Middle Eastern cue

Post by ronnie35 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:39 pm

thanks Casey I am working on it I just did an updated version no flute more string instruments. its on my soundcloud its called BLACK STALLION http://www.soundcloud.com/777rd

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Re: Middle Eastern cue

Post by RockChild56 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:34 am

ronnie35 wrote:THanks LEN although The scale I am using is I believe an arab scale notes G G# B C D D# F# G maybe I didn't use them the right way. made some changes thanks for your input. :)

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I believe the Scale You are looking for is The Phrygian Mode. In the key of G is
G, A flat, B Flat, C, D, E flat, E, G. So your F# should be E.
You can also sprinkle in some Harmonic Minor.
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Re: Middle Eastern cue

Post by ronnie35 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:59 am

Thanks Rockchild I believe the F# IS part of the arabic scale in the key of G . The Phrygian mode to my ears has more of a Spanish sound. Although the Harmonic minor does work. Love that scale Used quite often by Richie Blackmoore

Thanks , Do appriciate the listen I took out the Sitar to indian sounding
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Re: Middle Eastern cue

Post by Casey H » Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:47 pm

Hey Ron
I'm going to bow out now as cues and instrument sounds aren't my strongest area. I like this :D but my gut tells me the lead instrument you have in there now has a harpsichord-ish/keyboard-y sound to it, not coming off Middle Eastern enough. Again, not my strongest area.

Good luck with it!!
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