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THIS AIN'T NO YELLOWSTONE YA HEAR
National Park, one of the best songs from the Johto Pokemon games. I never really understood why this place was called a national park, but the music fits quite well. I took the intro form the HGSS version and turned it into a saxophone quintet arrangement to start off the tune. I believe I lost a bit of the intent of the beauty of the original in some parts, but the reharmonizations more than made up for it. Layering the electric piano and saxophone harmonies in tandem with the reharms using the Lydian scale turned out quite well. However, using these chords made it a bit difficult to pull off the piano solo on this track, there are a bunch of takes prior to the one that I used. In the future, I'm aiming towards telling more of a story with my arrangements. I felt that this tune had some great ideas and concepts, but sort of lacked a direction in which the song was going.
This was the first time I've used the Fathead mic on the bari. I'm still figuring out some optimal positioning for it to get as good of a sound as I can. I've begun to realize that the bari I have from my school is actually quite crap, so I doubt it will be making many more appearances in my future covers, it's just so hard to get a good sound out of! I also tried widening the drums and tried applying some stereo imaging to the track to widen the sound a little bit in an effort to continue to emulate the Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band sound.
Up next, expect either floating babies or shitty vocals.
Selmer Super Action 80 Series II Tenor
Eugene Rousseau Studio Jazz Mouthpiece SJ5
Yamaha Baritone Saxophone
Rico Royal #3 Reeds
Keyboard: Casio CDP-220R
Alicia's Keys - Native Instruments
Abbey Road Vintage Drummer - Native Instruments
Trilian Bass - Spectrasonics
Camera: JVC Everio
Video Editing Software: Adobe Premiere Elements 11
Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Studio Pro Monitor Headphones
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Audio Interface
Cascade Fathead II Ribbon Microphone
Composed by Go Ichinose