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Bluesy Piano

Bluesy Piano

Submitted By Christian Cosas (csquared)


This piano soundset uses blues scales and voicings in its runs and chords. I generated the sounds using the Live Grand Piano patch from the GarageBand Rhythm Section Jam Pack.

This soundset, like my others, is a compositional experiment for me. I've designed this set to express a musical idea while also remaining simple and functional. Many other soundsets (including the official AIM and MSN alerts) merely resort to using basic major triads and consonant intervals like a perfect fifth or fourth. I wanted to develop something with a little more sophisticated music theory, incorporating dissonances and suspensions.

The sounds activate on the following events: Connect, Disconnect, Contact Sign On, Contact Sign Off, New Message Received, Message Sent, Message Received, and Error.

Copyright 2006 by Christian Cosas. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License.


v1.1 - 27 June 2006 Added Connect and Disconnect alerts.
v1.0 - Early June 2006 Initial release.


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# by hfiles on 06/14/06 at 13:59:08

Although the Connect and Disconnect sounds are too long could you update it so that they're included, just not set to be on as default?

# by csquared on 06/15/06 at 00:21:11

I am going to try to rewrite them as shorter licks, and will release them in a later version (hopefully by the end of June 2006). The originals, which weigh in at a hefty five seconds apiece, really are way too long to be functional at all. That, and, well, I think I can do better as a pianist and composer. Listening to them now, it's like I was so in love with the sound of my own playing that I didn't realize the licks actually stunk. ;)

# by Governor on 05/11/07 at 07:03:54

I actually like longer sounds; feel everything else is too brief [or maybe that's because no one chats to me :( ]

# by csquared on 09/01/07 at 03:12:11

I'm eventually going to revisit and possibly rewrite parts of this soundset. I'm still not happy with the Connect and Disconnect alerts, among other things.

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3.70 / 76 votes
Current Version: 1.1
Last Updated: 06/28/06