Oud Notes And Musical Layers

Discussion in 'General' started by Louis Miller, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. Louis Miller

    Louis Miller Whats this Oud About?

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    Hi Ouddicts,

    In pondering the development of olfactory sensitivity, I've wondered how our noses might act like our ears. I'm a musician, and I'm trained to pick out layers that make up the overall sound, noticing bass, mid-register voices, and top notes, as well as percussive elements and large scale formal development. I take this largely for granted, but most people's ears require effort to pick these pieces apart.

    I wonder if, with time, my nose can learn to smell like my ears hear.

    On that note, I've felt inspired to offer my own creativity to this board. I recently created a piece of music that has several layers, perhaps the way that an oud can have a multifacted profile, and I've posted it here for analysis and criticism. Consider it a token of gratitude to the artisans of oud.

    https://soundcloud.com/user8466702/38-cents

    A few notes on this piece:

    The base layer is a recording of indiginous central african hunter-gatherers of the Bayaka ethinic group.

    The additional layers are me playing the piano and the cajon, which is a peruvian drum made of wood.

    This is part of a larger work in progress, please do not share the link or otherwise make copies.

    Enjoy!
     
  2. Sproaty

    Sproaty Boudly

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    wow cool piece, am listening now. Very interesting combination. And yes I believe the nose can be developed, hopefully I'm doing the same with repeated exposure, focused sniffing and familiarising myself more with the smells around me. I read on here it's a case of accessing scent memories so the more you smell things it makes it easier to pull that smell from your memory bank so to speak. I have a load of essential oils, I should start smelling them each night
     
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  3. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

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    Very absorbing piece, and yes, I did feel that it was short for the flow, knowing that it is part of a bigger piece explains it:thumbsup:
     
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  4. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

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    Mon-koh means Listening to incense and this is a kind of ceremonial way of
    Incense Appreciation
    (quoted from Shoyeido Japan)
     
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  5. Rasoul Salehi

    Rasoul Salehi Oud Fanatic

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    love it! awesome. and yes my nose works just like your ear does. i cant help but not see all scents broken down to fragments. i am always by default in critical mode when it comes to all matter of olfactory
     
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  6. Rai Munir

    Rai Munir Musk Man

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    Notes and nuances! Both aural and visual effects are there. Of course, when notes are in, notations are there. Olfactory is not a solitary functioning sense.

    Melodiously Winsome Fragrance: Musk Santal
     
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