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    I Dunno, Let's Go To A Western!

    I had a recent request from our publisher to create a short, traditional Western Theme, in the old 50s movie style.

    This is more in my wheelhouse than playing guitar, so without further ado, here's 35 seconds of old-fashioned Western fun! (Listen on decent speakers, sucks on a laptop):

    I replaced with a better mix:

    https://soundcloud.com/lschefman/western-theme-master-3
    Last edited by LSchefman; 09-26-2013 at 10:12 PM.
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    Nice ................... Big Valley Vibe!
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    Pretty cool!
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    You're a talented guy, Les.
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    Thanks guys! I had some time last night, and decided to just bang it out. It was a heck of a lot of fun. What I was seeing in my head was those intro scenes in classic 50s Westerns where you'd see a sweeping shot of the prairie, and a huge cattle drive would get moving. Yee ha!

    Of course, I'll be lucky if this track winds up on a lame steak house or baked beans commercial. LOL!

    Actually, I should have spent a little more time refining the melody and the orchestration before recording the parts, especially at the final transposition, and should have created a bigger ending, but it was already over 30 seconds, and as it is I'll have to do some chopping to make a commercial out of it. So probably not worth fussing over unless a client gets interested.
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    You nailed it. Guy who works behind me wanted to know which western I was watching on my IPad. I told him it was Hop-a-long Schefman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    I had a recent request from our publisher to create a short, traditional Western Theme, in the old 50s movie style.

    This is more in my wheelhouse than playing guitar, so without further ado, here's 35 seconds of old-fashioned Western fun! (Listen on decent speakers, sucks on a laptop):

    https://soundcloud.com/lschefman/western-theme
    Yee Haw, Les. Lots of Western flavor!
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    Great job Les! I envisioned Little Joe and Hoss struggling to round up a wayward calf or fix a broken wagon wheel.

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    You wrote me a theme song?! Thanks Les.

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    Awesome! Makes me want to watch "Blazing Saddles!"

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    Bangin'.

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    Thx, guys. Remixed it, and I noticed there was some low end distortion in the earlier master. This is better.
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    Very cool!
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