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#1163385 - 04/19/20 10:38 AM Brass Monkeys  
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Running out of tiles LOL

https://soundcloud.com/gerry-cooper-855281238/brass-monkeys

A brass Monkey is a brass plate with 16 indentations on it to house 16 cannon balls. So you would have a layer of 16 balls then 9, then 4 and finally 1 to make a pyramid of 30 cannon balls. These were placed next to each cannon on old war ships. Brass contracts more than steel in extremely cold weather and if it was cold enough it would shrink so much that the cannon balls would roll off the brass plate. Hence the saying "It was cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey". In later years it just became an expression to use when it was extremely cold, as in answer to the question what's the weather like? Reply "It's as cold as brass Monkeys". Now you may ask is this true? My information is that it is but if it isn't its a lovely story.

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Gerry

#1163400 - 04/19/20 06:58 PM Re: Brass Monkeys [Re: Gerry]  
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Hi Gerry:

I really enjoyed this relaxing brass extravaganza... and believe you've created another winner. Titles can be difficult sometimes... and I enjoyed your narrative about the Navy in the days of our John Paul Jones. Most of our American Naval terms and expressions came directly from the British Navy... but I had never heard this one.
Thanks for sharing and I have no doubt the expression is true.

The title did not match the creativity of the work... but sometimes, the title is so interesting, a producer or movie-cue "scout" will listen because of the title. I hope it works for you. Send more our way... and stay safe.

----Dave

#1163403 - 04/19/20 07:50 PM Re: Brass Monkeys [Re: Gerry]  
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Very well done. Mix is pristine. You can hear everything so cleanly. All instruments well placed in the soundscape. Very very relaxing. Enjoyed it.

Dave

#1163414 - 04/19/20 09:36 PM Re: Brass Monkeys [Re: Gerry]  
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Gerry,

Nice mix, very chill—feels like it could serve well as the backing track to a modern day film noir. 
Wonderful production on this--crystal ! Enjoyed it!

All my best,

Deej

#1163427 - 04/20/20 12:43 AM Re: Brass Monkeys [Re: Gerry]  
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Very cool and smooth sounding relaxing music pleasing to my ears, Yes! This is the way I want to sound as I get more advance in creating music. I like what I am hearing. Well done.

@Irwin

#1163444 - 04/20/20 01:24 PM Re: Brass Monkeys [Re: Dave Rice]  
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Originally Posted by Dave Rice
Hi Gerry:

I really enjoyed this relaxing brass extravaganza... and believe you've created another winner. Titles can be difficult sometimes... and I enjoyed your narrative about the Navy in the days of our John Paul Jones. Most of our American Naval terms and expressions came directly from the British Navy... but I had never heard this one.
Thanks for sharing and I have no doubt the expression is true.

The title did not match the creativity of the work... but sometimes, the title is so interesting, a producer or movie-cue "scout" will listen because of the title. I hope it works for you. Send more our way... and stay safe.

----Dave


Thanks Dave on the title I was thinking of perhaps Brass Tacks but couldn't find any decent images. Then Brass Monkeys came to mind and I researched it a little and thought that will do fine. Remember a track called Green Onions from way back in 1962 by Booker T, the title had absolutely nothing to do with the music but it was an enormous hit. Anyway like you say someone might just spot if for the Title so hears hoping LOL.

Best Gerry

#1163457 - 04/20/20 06:58 PM Re: Brass Monkeys [Re: Gerry]  
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I can hear this as part of a soundtrack while filming a big city during winter on a movie intro. Well done.

Summeoyo

#1163629 - 04/24/20 10:40 AM Re: Brass Monkeys [Re: summeoyo]  
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Originally Posted by GocartMoz
Very well done. Mix is pristine. You can hear everything so cleanly. All instruments well placed in the soundscape. Very very relaxing. Enjoyed it.

Dave


Many thanks Dave glad you enjoyed it. Best Gerry

Originally Posted by Deej56
Gerry,

Nice mix, very chill—feels like it could serve well as the backing track to a modern day film noir. 
Wonderful production on this--crystal ! Enjoyed it!

All my best,

Deej


Thank you Deej all I need to do now is find the movie. Take care, Gerry


Originally Posted by Irwin
Very cool and smooth sounding relaxing music pleasing to my ears, Yes! This is the way I want to sound as I get more advance in creating music. I like what I am hearing. Well done.

@Irwin


Thank you Irwin I am in no doubt you will get there. Take Care, Gerry


Originally Posted by summeoyo
I can hear this as part of a soundtrack while filming a big city during winter on a movie intro. Well done.

Summeoyo


Be nice if someone picked this one up. Many thanks and take care, Gerry

#1164447 - 05/16/20 01:49 AM Re: Brass Monkeys [Re: Gerry]  
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Love the horns, Gerry.........nice piano touch. Quite beautiful, I must say..........
Kudos,
-Tom

#1164497 - 05/18/20 07:58 AM Re: Brass Monkeys [Re: IronKnee]  
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Originally Posted by IronKnee
Love the horns, Gerry.........nice piano touch. Quite beautiful, I must say..........
Kudos,
-Tom



Many thanks Tom, stay safe.

Gerry

#1164499 - 05/18/20 08:04 AM Re: Brass Monkeys [Re: Gerry]  
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Excellent work Gerry, quite a bit of work there too before it got to this incredible stage.
Best of luck with your next stage, pitching promoting?
Regards
John


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#1164502 - 05/18/20 08:50 AM Re: Brass Monkeys [Re: Gerry]  
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This is great - love how it flows and washes over your ears smile
Was this all done in a DAW? - sounds so real - impressive!
Paul

#1164515 - 05/18/20 04:25 PM Re: Brass Monkeys [Re: Gerry]  
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Hey Gerry,

Great soundscape. Well arranged, and mellow on the ears. Nice job.

cheers, niteshift

#1164587 - 05/23/20 04:55 AM Re: Brass Monkeys [Re: niteshift]  
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Originally Posted by Travis david
Excellent work Gerry, quite a bit of work there too before it got to this incredible stage.
Best of luck with your next stage, pitching promoting?
Regards
John


Thank you John fortunately I make music for pleasure as if I did for a business I would be flat broke LOL.

Originally Posted by PaulCanuck
This is great - love how it flows and washes over your ears smile
Was this all done in a DAW? - sounds so real - impressive!
Paul


Thank you Paul yes this is all recorded into Studio One 4.6 Pro, Best Gerry


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Hey Gerry,

Great soundscape. Well arranged, and mellow on the ears. Nice job.

cheers, niteshift


Thanks my friend nothing quite like brass for mellowing the ears LOL. Take care, best Gerry

#1164599 - Yesterday at 11:29 AM Re: Brass Monkeys [Re: Gerry]  
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It's always an enjoyable listen when I click on your music Gerry! Had an image of a gentleman in a 1950's movie in a bar nursing a drink in a dark corner while waiting for his bit on the side. Unfortunately his wife walks in with another man that she's having an affair with! LOL!

P.S. I think you should call it Brass Onions or Green Monkeys!
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#1164614 - Yesterday at 08:23 PM Re: Brass Monkeys [Re: Gerry]  
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Yeah, that is really clean. It always amazes me how guys write parts for strings & Brass. This is really well thought out arrangement-wise.

Nice creation, you should be proud of this one


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Gerry,

That was such a special instrumental. I loved the production of it. This was very relaxing and seemed like it was telling a story...I really enjoyed it!!!

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