Hello Monday! I would like to share with you one of my originals: “A-Lie-ve”
This Track was born fast! My friend guitarist and I were just having fun improvising, when suddenly the melody was brought to life. a quick hyper Nay solo (Arabic Flute) followed by a quick keyboard solo I played, leading to the final shredding guitar solo of my friend.. What I love most when listening to this music is the sunny joyful summer flashbacks it gives me. It’s called Alive with a “Lie” in it, as if the music is a virtual sign of life. Enjoy 🙂
“Forbidden” is a Nay Solo Track that reflects a distance I experienced in Summer.. so this instrument and its lullaby were my saviors from sorrow. Check out the changing into Dark mood in the middle of the track. It’s arround 1:50 and it’s my favorite part 🙂 Enjoy!
Check out my playing added on this famous lovely song : SORRY SEEMS TO BE – Elton John. It’s one of my favorite songs.. since i always liked it, specially its music, i tried to add to it an oriental flavor: I just played Nay in it trying to add my personal touch.
As i told you in the last post, i’ll be talking a bit about this instrument : an Arabic Flute instrument called “Nay” also known as nai, nye, or ney. The reason I was attracted to this instrument and the reason I was curious to learn how to play it is its sweet tender sound. it holds in it a kind of a lullaby, and its rhyme gets directly to the heart. It’s considered to be the perfect wind instrument in Arabic music since its richly harmonic tone and mellow more closely approximates the sound of the human voice than any other instrument. Nay flutes are made of pieces of hollow cane or reed or Bamboo. Modern nays may be made instead of metal or plastic tubing.. This instrument has seven holes, six fingerholes and a thumbhole. It’s also an end-blown flute that has no mouthpiece, but only a lip rest. Nays are keyed instruments. In the Arabic system there are 7 Nays. I only use 4 now. A good player can play the three-octave range on one instrument by altering the position of his fingers on the holes, by movements of the lips and head, and by breath control. Here’s a photo of my 4 Nays that i use sometimes in my music:
My 4 Nays
Nay solos figures in almost all my original compositions having its own mood and its special place in the track.. Later, I’ll post for you my friends a composition i made in summer, in wich I focused on Nay playing lullaby.. It’s called “Forbidden“. Stay tuned! 🙂
Are you ready to hear my cinematic orchestral music composition ??
it’s “BLOOD ON MY KEYS” on SoundCloud!
As I was composing the main melody on piano I was picturing me playing it in the middle of a battle that was about to finish for good. so, I felt like I had Blood on my Keys wich is the name of this composition.
Piano doesn’t sound obvious in the music because of the complexity of instruments, but if you listen carefully, its always playing at the back. The flute you hear at the first beginning is the only instrument i played and recorded it live. All other instruments sounds are electronic, composed on Garageband. This Flute is in fact an Arabic flute called “Nay”, I’ll be talking about it in the next post..
This was my third Composition but my first one of Cinematic Orchestral genre. 2 years ago, I got inspired by an epic fantasy-adventure movie named “Eragon” as i remember. Here’s a pic of the Boy named Eragon:
Eragon, a Dragon Rider, is swept into a world of magic and power, discovering that he alone has the power to save or destroy an Empire. I suppose i was too caught in the movie dragon battles, and wanted to compose music that reflects the rise of an empire after its destruction.
Last Year I was in a village in south France. I went into a trip with some friends to a very high mountain where I could see the village so tiny from above. The views were awesome. I was standing on a very high place surrounded by Green, so i felt like flying. I remembered this movie Eragon and its beautiful villages scenes. Here’s a pic of the view from above the mountain in France, and an image from google of a scene from the movie.
I Hope you enjoy the music! 🙂