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#1162612 - 03/31/20 01:10 PM The Year Of The Rat  
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After being on lockdown for over two weeks I guess this one just had to happen. 2020 is The Year Of The Rat in China hence this reflective track. My 2 favorite non-guitar instruments on the lead an Armenian Duduk and a Chinese ErHu.

https://soundcloud.com/gerry-cooper-855281238/the-year-of-the-rat

Stay Safe,

Gerry

Last edited by Gerry; 04/01/20 09:04 AM.
#1162625 - 03/31/20 10:30 PM Re: The Year Of The Rat [Re: Gerry]  
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There is a very lucrative market for music in Synchronization Licensing, for use in TV shows, movies, commercial advertising.
The mild melancholy of this piece might find consumers there.


There will always be another song to be written. Someone will write it. Why not you? www.garyeandrews.com
#1162638 - 04/01/20 07:17 AM Re: The Year Of The Rat [Re: Gary E. Andrews]  
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Originally Posted by Gary E. Andrews
There is a very lucrative market for music in Synchronization Licensing, for use in TV shows, movies, commercial advertising.
The mild melancholy of this piece might find consumers there.


Thanks Gary I'm spreading the word but not holding my breath LOL. Hopefully someone will pick up on it.

Stay Safe,

Gerry

#1162668 - 04/02/20 11:57 AM Re: The Year Of The Rat [Re: Gerry]  
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Very appropriate title and composition, Gerry:

Brooding, melancholy and suspenseful in places and I believe it is perfect for a movie cue, soundtrack, etc. Nice work, my friend. I hope you are staying safe there in Cadiz. This corona business is going to be a real struggle.

Regards, ----Dave

#1162670 - 04/02/20 01:16 PM Re: The Year Of The Rat [Re: Gerry]  
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I enjoyed this a lot. I agree that it has a movie feel to it. I also love the duduk and the Erhu.

#1162672 - 04/02/20 01:29 PM Re: The Year Of The Rat [Re: Gerry]  
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Hey there Gerry.....that was a very soothing piece. I wanted to download this, but didn't see where Soundcloud makes this possible. I think this to be very well crafted and inspired.
Great job, and thanks..........
-Tom

#1162674 - 04/02/20 02:41 PM Re: The Year Of The Rat [Re: Gerry]  
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Wow love it! It'd make great soundtrack for a movie.


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#1162704 - 04/03/20 02:31 PM Re: The Year Of The Rat [Re: ckiphen]  
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Originally Posted by Dave Rice
Very appropriate title and composition, Gerry:

Brooding, melancholy and suspenseful in places and I believe it is perfect for a movie cue, soundtrack, etc. Nice work, my friend. I hope you are staying safe there in Cadiz. This corona business is going to be a real struggle.

Regards, ----Dave


Many thanks Dave looks like I shall be locked down for another two weeks so more moody music LOL. You stay safe too my friend as this thing is going ballistic in Spain.

Originally Posted by Gavin Sinclair
I enjoyed this a lot. I agree that it has a movie feel to it. I also love the duduk and the Erhu.


Thanks Gavin I agree those instruments are so emotive and I like to use them whenever possible for that reason. Stay Safe.


Originally Posted by IronKnee
Hey there Gerry.....that was a very soothing piece. I wanted to download this, but didn't see where Soundcloud makes this possible. I think this to be very well crafted and inspired.
Great job, and thanks..........
-Tom


Thanks Tom PM me and I will send it to you. Stay Safe.


Originally Posted by ckiphen
Wow love it! It'd make great soundtrack for a movie.


Fingers crossed and thanks. Stay Safe.

#1162706 - 04/03/20 04:32 PM Re: The Year Of The Rat [Re: Gerry]  
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Hey Gerry,

GREAT track. So subtle and melodic. A definite movie soundtrack.

Nice job !

cheers, niteshift

#1162743 - 04/05/20 12:48 PM Re: The Year Of The Rat [Re: niteshift]  
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Originally Posted by niteshift
Hey Gerry,

GREAT track. So subtle and melodic. A definite movie soundtrack.

Nice job !

cheers, niteshift


Why thank you my friend all we need to do is find the Movie LOL. Stay Safe.

#1162789 - 04/06/20 11:22 PM Re: The Year Of The Rat [Re: Gerry]  
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The lead vocal needs to come up a bit - just kidding!
As others have said, it's got an enjoyable atmospheric vibe to it.
Some unique sounds make it an interesting listen smile

Nice work - good luck with it smile
Paul

#1162796 - 04/07/20 03:38 AM Re: The Year Of The Rat [Re: PaulCanuck]  
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Originally Posted by PaulCanuck
The lead vocal needs to come up a bit - just kidding!
As others have said, it's got an enjoyable atmospheric vibe to it.
Some unique sounds make it an interesting listen smile

Nice work - good luck with it smile
Paul


Thanks Paul, Stay Safe.

Gerry

#1162797 - 04/07/20 08:48 AM Re: The Year Of The Rat [Re: Gerry]  
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I say; a bit of alright there Guvnor!

LOL Very nice! I had to look up what those instruments were. Very sweet tone. Interesting how different instruments "catch your ear."
I always liked that "whoomp" sound the tabla (I believe) made in Harrison's "Within You and Without You"
There's no slowing you down Gerry, and I'm very happy about that!
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#1162807 - 04/07/20 12:55 PM Re: The Year Of The Rat [Re: Gerry]  
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Very cinematic. Would be perfect for an IMAX landscape experience of some sort. Beautfully produced. So soothing. Very beautiful. Wouldn't mind getting a massage with this playing in the background either. smile

#1162837 - 04/07/20 07:28 PM Re: The Year Of The Rat [Re: Gerry]  
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This is a nice instrumental piece Gerry. I enjoyed it as I am on lock down in my office. It helped me to feel much better about my situation.

The sounds you use are very nice and will play it again when I get home.

Jane

#1162844 - 04/08/20 04:28 AM Re: The Year Of The Rat [Re: JaneK]  
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Originally Posted by 9ne
I say; a bit of alright there Guvnor!

LOL Very nice! I had to look up what those instruments were. Very sweet tone. Interesting how different instruments "catch your ear."
I always liked that "whoomp" sound the tabla (I believe) made in Harrison's "Within You and Without You"
There's no slowing you down Gerry, and I'm very happy about that!
-Mike


Hello Mike and thanks as always. Blame the lockdown for me not slowing down LOL. I would go insane if it wasn't for music and the making of it. Me to on the Tabla.


Originally Posted by GocartMoz
Very cinematic. Would be perfect for an IMAX landscape experience of some sort. Beautfully produced. So soothing. Very beautiful. Wouldn't mind getting a massage with this playing in the background either. smile


Many thanks and as my back is playing me up I'm with you on the massage LOL. Stay Safe.



Originally Posted by JaneK
This is a nice instrumental piece Gerry. I enjoyed it as I am on lock down in my office. It helped me to feel much better about my situation.

The sounds you use are very nice and will play it again when I get home.

Jane


Thank you Jane and I hope the music helps take the pressure off a little. I have been on lockdown in my apartment since the 15th of March and have only gone out once during that time. So I am quietly going crazy LOL. Take Care and Stay Safe.

Gerry

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#1163093 - 04/12/20 02:33 PM Re: The Year Of The Rat [Re: Gerry]  
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Yes,This sure as the great potential for commercial advertising, uses in TV shows and movies also Synchronization Licensing. What a good sounding piece of music you have here Gerry. lovely tone.

Enjoy the listen.

@Irwin

#1163096 - 04/12/20 04:34 PM Re: The Year Of The Rat [Re: Irwin]  
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Originally Posted by Irwin
Yes,This sure as the great potential for commercial advertising, uses in TV shows and movies also Synchronization Licensing. What a good sounding piece of music you have here Gerry. lovely tone.

Enjoy the listen.

@Irwin



Many thanks Erwin I really appreciate your kind comments. It's doing the rounds so let's see what happens.

Stay as Safe as you can over there,

Gerry

#1163171 - 04/14/20 09:10 AM Re: The Year Of The Rat [Re: Gerry]  
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I liked this one Gerry and yes I go with Irwins views on it.
Not struck on the title possibly because I'm not a rat fan lol
Thanks, nice listen
Regards
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Gerry,

Another great backing track—though obviously it stand well on its own. Contemplative and sad — visually compelling in a way. Some expert production touches throughout. Nicely done!

All my best,

Deej

#1163718 - 04/26/20 06:46 AM Re: The Year Of The Rat [Re: Deej56]  
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Originally Posted by Travis david
I liked this one Gerry and yes I go with Irwins views on it.
Not struck on the title possibly because I'm not a rat fan lol
Thanks, nice listen
Regards
John


You're not alone on the rats John LOL

Originally Posted by Deej56
Gerry,

Another great backing track—though obviously it stand well on its own. Contemplative and sad — visually compelling in a way. Some expert production touches throughout. Nicely done!

All my best,

Deej


Many thanks Deej.

#1163740 - 04/26/20 02:58 PM Re: The Year Of The Rat [Re: Gerry]  
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That's a great title, could go lots of ways with a lyric including political

Enjoyed the track too!

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