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Update: FORWARD!! For My take on Whimsical Ad Instrumental

Post by CrimsnSyrn » Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:07 pm

UPDATE: YAY!!! I got the nod for the version below!
Hi Folks!

This is what I came up with for the whimsical ad listing below:


A-List NY AD AGENCY needs a Light, Whimsical INSTRUMENTAL TRACK for a Web Commercial that could migrate to TV.

They need a really simple, fairly stripped-down track that could either be keyboard OR acoustic guitar-based. Arpeggiated, MID-to-Up-Tempo (but not TOO Up-Tempo) Tracks that feel hopeful, intelligent, and slightly dreamy or whimsical are the order of the day.

Check out Bach's Cello Suite #1 to get yourself in the tempo and stylistic ballpark: http://bit.ly/19CDjWM

Now, imagine that done with a keyboard sound that's a hybrid of a kid's toy piano and mid-octave bells or a vibraphone. You could also do it with an acoustic guitar... maybe a classic guitar? They need Instrumentals that are at LEAST two-minutes long with a buttoned ending. If you track is longer (which might be a good idea), they will edit it down. NOTE: At 43 seconds into the spot, there's a little bit of an emotional lift, and we think introducing a very simple cello part could work nicely for that. If you've got another idea for a second instrument, go for it! That part doesn't necessarily have to remain in the whole rest of the track.

As we listened to the temp track, there was something that reminded us of what you'd hear coming out of a music box with a ballerina twirling on top, or possibly what you might hear coming from a cuckoo clock as the doors swing open and those little people pop out every hour on the hour.

Obviously, they are NOT looking for rip-offs of Bach's Cello Suite #1! That's just a good example of the tempo and arpeggiation. Keep it hopeful and a tad whimsical!


I first did one, then tweaked the mix a little, so

Whimsical Optimism (alt mix) can be heard on my TAXI page:

http://www.taxi.com/julietpadou


Would love your thoughts.

Thanks!
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Re: My Interpretation for the Whimsical Ad Instrumental

Post by andygabrys » Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:40 pm

cool!

like it. nice 2 over three feel early on. very music box like sounds.

good luck!

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Post by CJW » Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:50 pm

That was very nice - I liked the pause right before the cello came in... The whole piece moved along very nicely. It may be my imac speakers, but the cello felt a little buried under the keyboard. Best of luck!

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Re: My Interpretation for the Whimsical Ad Instrumental

Post by CrimsnSyrn » Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:01 pm

Thanks, Andy! Good luck to us both!

Thank you, Chris. I intentionally kept the cello lower, since it seems the main instrument the agency wanted to hear was the toy piano/vibraphone sound - I was afraid of the cello suddenly taking center stage, when it was merely a suggestion of what TAXI thought might sound nice coming in, so I tried to keep the focus on the arpeggiation.

Thank you so much for your comments and for listening. :)
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Re: My Interpretation for the Whimsical Ad Instrumental

Post by remmet » Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:40 pm

Very nice, Juliet. I like the music box sound(s) you used. And you definitely captured a very Bach-like (Well-Tempered Clav) style. And the surprise ending was quite charming. :)

Good luck with it!

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Re: My Interpretation for the Whimsical Ad Instrumental

Post by CHuckmott » Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:51 pm

Very nice. Not my specialty but this is really , really nice. Have listened to the others, yours stands up to what I've heard. Nice job, I predict this will move forward.

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Re: My Interpretation for the Whimsical Ad Instrumental

Post by PeterD » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:41 pm

I agree with Chuck!!

REALLY great!! :D
Here's wishing it's a forward!!
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Re: My Interpretation for the Whimsical Ad Instrumental

Post by CrimsnSyrn » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:13 pm

Richard, thank you for listening and your comments. I'm blown away by your talent. Good luck to us both!

Chuck and Peter -Thank you so much, for your supportive words and for taking the time to comment - I really appreciate it!
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Re: My Interpretation for the Whimsical Ad Instrumental

Post by LittleRedChurch » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:21 pm

It's great. I'm with these folk, Forward!!

You're musical, Juliet!!!

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Re: My Interpretation for the Whimsical Ad Instrumental

Post by HectorRContreras » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:09 pm

Oh dear Juliet,

It is so absolutely lovely ! Wasn't this Listing so exciting and also ... a challenge, or a change, if we want to put it like that.

It is nice to have a feminine touch here at TAXI.

Next, take care because I did not quite hear a buttoned end ?

Ok; my version is a total fiasco, ... it feels like I fell out of the horse and it is difficult to go back on again. :roll:
The Instrumental is called : "I imagine SIMPLICITY"
http://www.taxi.com/E-2013-1844

I mentioned my trouble in the superb Richard recent Post.
His version and that one of David were so very very good !! :)
http://forums.taxi.com/topic124763.html

And this is especially for you dear Juliet :

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A Music Box with a Ballerina
Music Box with a Ballerina.jpg (35.96 KiB) Viewed 1147 times
PS: I would love to work on the formidable new Listing about a TRADITIONAL RUSSIAN INSTRUMENTAL, ... not enough time unfortunately . Three days = no. One week = yes. :( [/color]

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