Saturday, May 16, 2009

Yokohama After Dark (Jazz Haiku #2)

This is the 2nd work of my Jazz Haiku project. Even this tune sounds pretty modern, this is still in the 12-bar blues format. As I want to keep the sound variety open in this project, I intentionally chose a different style from the 1st one.

Here I learned that I don't need to use a lot of notes in this type of composition. First I came up with the D-Eb-F-D motif in the 2nd bar and expanded the idea, but the number of notes at the beginning stage was about double of what you see above. As I continue to tweak around, I felt most of the notes are unnecessary so I dropped many of them. (BTW, the basic policy of this project is to avoid spending too much time on each piece, so the details in the backing instruments are left plain.)

Now starting to think about the next one...


Benny said...

This sounds like a great "A" section in an AABA form tune. You should come up with a "B" section and then make it an AABA tune. Very nice!

noriyuki said...

That is a wonderful idea. I will definitely work on that. Thanks Benny!