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I don't know why I am sharing this, maybe because I feel that I am among friends here and can share openly, but I've been inspired or foolish enough to try a technique that I have actually seen performed on stage in front of a live audience. My old trombone college professor, the great Dr. McKinney, has a chamber group of friends where they will simply improvise a work for around 5 minutes. Sometimes, they will do several of these in an entire concert where one member will come up with a theme on the spot on which to base the piece upon, and it all happens in real time. I hit record in Cubase, and played this in without editing the performance whatsoever with the exception of some added swells in which I could not reach the slider while recording. So here is a complete raw improv, and please let me offer my uttermost complete apology if this was a complete waste of your time.
https://soundcloud.com/rodney-money-1/improvisation

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How simple can it be Rod?
You click on the share button, then pick the embed option then copy the code.
When entering it here, you click on the media icon and paste the code into the box.
Done.

(I posted it for you-hope this helps:)

And I enjoyed this VERY much..beautifully touching and seems straight from the heart. And the fact its a raw improv makes it even MORE impressive:)

Thanks so much for sharing this--I very much look forward to hearing the finished version!

Thanks Bob https://soundcloud.com/bob-morabito

Oh it's a contest now in finding favour with everyone Morabito .
No it wasn't a question.
You piece of work.

OMG..are you SERIOUS??

Not even in YOUR world, Ray..just trying to help. I saw you didnt do it, and it really is a GREAT piece, and is so much easier to listen to when its posted.

Thanks Ray..enjoy your day!

PS Maybe instead of what you posted you might have helped him with the embed code, and offer some advice on the piece. Just a thought. Thanks

https://soundcloud.com/bob-morabito

Ray said:

Oh it's a contest now in finding favour with everyone Morabito .
No it wasn't a question.
You piece of work.

Thank you guys for the help! It means a lot. Here is one of the works that inspired me to try this technique. Dr. McKinney is on trombone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggsAnq2w6WE Everything you see here is improvised.

That's got a lot of good stuff in it. Nice job. Are you going to comb through it, keeping favorite bits & pieces for development and reconstitution? You should. Many possibilities. Right on the Money ('couldn't resist).

Thank you so much, Bob. Your touching words made my day,
and thank you for embedding the Soundcloud link for me! It's kind of funny though, the more I listen to it the more I'm actually starting to like it a little more, Lol.

Bob Morabito said:

(I posted it for you-hope this helps:)

And I enjoyed this VERY much..beautifully touching and seems straight from the heart. And the fact its a raw improv makes it even MORE impressive:)

Thanks so much for sharing this--I very much look forward to hearing the finished version!

Thanks Bob https://soundcloud.com/bob-morabito

Youre more than welcome Rodney :)

It's kind of funny though, the more I listen to it the more I'm actually starting to like it a little more, Lol.

Thanks Bob https://soundcloud.com/bob-morabito

Rodney Carlyle Money said:

Thank you so much, Bob. Your touching words made my day,
and thank you for embedding the Soundcloud link for me! It's kind of funny though, the more I listen to it the more I'm actually starting to like it a little more, Lol.

Bob Morabito said:

(I posted it for you-hope this helps:)

And I enjoyed this VERY much..beautifully touching and seems straight from the heart. And the fact its a raw improv makes it even MORE impressive:)

Thanks so much for sharing this--I very much look forward to hearing the finished version!

Thanks Bob https://soundcloud.com/bob-morabito

Lol, love it, "Right on the Money!" And yes, this turned into one of those sketches I was going to trash, but now Dr. McKinney, literally one of the greatest musicians you've never heard of living today, wants to collaborate and commission a work, so maybe this would be the piece to start with. He sent me a very nice Facebook message after he heard this improvisation. Now later on I'm going to have to figure out what chords I used, lol.

Boot Hamilton said:

That's got a lot of good stuff in it. Nice job. Are you going to comb through it, keeping favorite bits & pieces for development and reconstitution? You should. Many possibilities. Right on the Money ('couldn't resist).

If there is anybody who is a piece of work on this forum, it's the unhappy man, woman, or child known as "Ray".  It appears all you have to offer to this forum is put-downs and insults.  Feel free to take that elsewhere "Ray".

Ray said:

Oh it's a contest now in finding favour with everyone Morabito .
No it wasn't a question.
You piece of work.

You come-off as eternally miserable, Ray. Get happy. Life's too short. 


eboats said:

If there is anybody who is a piece of work on this forum, it's the unhappy man, woman, or child known as "Ray".  It appears all you have to offer to this forum is put-downs and insults.  Feel free to take that elsewhere "Ray

Ray said:

Oh it's a contest now in finding favour with everyone Morabito .
No it wasn't a question.
You piece of work.

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