Anderton Posted February 1, 2001 Author Share Posted February 1, 2001 >>'Mardi Gras' spent 35 straight days at #1 on the Mp3.com Latin Jazz charts in November 2000, is currently #4 on the SoundClick.com jazz charts amongst songs by Bill Evans, Lee Ritenour, Greg Karukas and Eric Marienthal, and has been nominated for Best Song of 2000 by four different websites, even with our rhythmic imperfections. As entirely self produced musicians, we strive for the best we can do on the shoestring budget we have to work with. Perhaps next time we'll do better. << You've already done just fine. I've just never known a musician who didn't strive to do better, and the only thing I could find that needed improvment was the timing. And for the record, I am NOT in favor of taking out the "human element" - I don't think the rhythm need be metronomic. But when I hear some instruments coming in ahead of the beat and some behind, I think that makes the song less effective. Maybe if the timing had been really tight, it would have spent 100 straight days at #1 ... or maybe people would have hated it, who knows? Just remember too that because of all these damn computer-based thangs, I've become VERY sensitive to timing. I really do hear interface jitter and such, it's like ear-training - 20 years ago I couldn't hear the difference, now I can. FYI to all people on this board - I don't really have enough time to list all the things that are right about a tune, I figure my time is better spent finding out those things I can criticize...because as said earlier, most musicians I know want to be better. Craig Anderton Educational site: http://www.craiganderton.org Music: http://www.youtube.com/thecraiganderton Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/craig_anderton Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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