untitled sitar harmony

By: darwin
Added: 1/04/2010
Length: 0:40

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World: Indian/Hindi (Classical)
Classical/New Age: Classical (Other)
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Year: 2009

Artist's description:
I felt like re-writing some of my Goa trance sitar melodies initially without the techno to make them clearer. I switched out of my tracker and its screen blanked, so I may be unable to finish this without re-tracking (I had to record my tracker into another computer's microphone, so I also have no module source file for this yet) and right now it is just a 'sketch,' but I thought it was nice to have some a Classical-inspired piece here rather than all electronic dance/soul.

It is much shorter than I want because I put what the melody should become later right at the beginning and left out its complex development. I would have gone back and changed that, but as I said, my tracker screen went blank and I had to record it while it was still running.

Of course I have many Goa trance sketches about this long, but only this piece out of all my short Indian stuff is something I could imagine saying a mantra to.

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Jan 06 2010 9:10 pm
by darwin

My 24-tone Goa piece is http://www.traxinspace.com/song/43888 . After four years of tracking I studied Western music in college, but I do not know how Classical my teachers were, and it was the first & last three years I studied music at school so far. I do not have any training in Indian music. Also, my mom, who has Classical training, taught me a little about instruments when I was younger but I did not get into music until I saw it on the computer.

Jan 06 2010 8:44 am
by clones

And I suggest strongly you go to here: http://lpchip.com/modplug/ and tell the developers about your scrolling problem. - Have you tried the latest open mpt? 1.58 I think it is.

Jan 06 2010 8:43 am
by clones

And here I use FTII pitch bend commands http://www.traxinspace.com/song/39761 to get 36 notes per octave.

Jan 06 2010 8:42 am
by clones

in similar fashion to your goa piece I did one in FTII using a 22 EDO tuning via samples - note that the tritone divides the octave in 2 so only half the notes are needed. http://www.traxinspace.com/song/39759

Jan 06 2010 8:40 am
by clones replying to darwin

you did a quarter tone goa piece? You are an interesting fellow! Which is it? And - do you have any classical training or are you a self-trained experimentalist?

Jan 06 2010 3:42 am
by darwin

Playing a song anywhere on the site does not seem to work. Either you told me about that tune of yours or I listened to it anyway; I like it. As I said, I cannot switch to OMPT because it will not scroll and I cannot see how I need to rearrange notes. I will use FT2-based software and do the trick from Zen of Tracking to make a 2nd sample that can be used for the quarter-tones, like in my 24-tone Goa trance piece.

Jan 05 2010 11:32 am
by clones


Jan 05 2010 11:31 am
by clones

interesting... online play at this page is broken though. If you switch to open modplugtracker you can use microtonal scales/tunings, like the 22 note per octave tuning that Eastern Indian music uses. - However I've been down this road as you have here and I applaud your work! Too few people go beyond the ordinary so I think this is great!!