Smooth Rollin'

by JCrawf79

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Getting back to composing with chord progressions. I started with what I call a master key of the progressions that are 8 bars in length, in common 4/4 time and in the key of A Major. Each bar is a new chord in the progression, but the mix of arpeggio in the bass, and later in the trombone brass hits, then still further on in the trumpet melody, helps it be more than just a matter of plucking the chords. But you can hear the progression, and thus the cadence of the piece, which is a bit on the repetitive side. This is mainly the core composition, which started as the counterpoint found in the piano, which plays everything that is later put into the brass and acoustic bass parts. The drums were a later development, which helps part from the more classical sound of the counterpoint, and thus jazzes thing up a bit. It could be worked into a piece for improvisation over, which could be fun in a live performance, or something. For now, it's really more of getting back into making movement pieces, maybe in hopes of creating something more substantial, though probably not anything that will transpire until maybe next year, depending on time and circumstances. But, at least starting to progress in movements again.


released December 6, 2016
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Artist name: John A. Crawford
Song name: Smooth Rollin'
Music composer/lyricist/publisher: John A. Crawford
Music label (if any): none
Rights owner's name and contact information: John A. Crawford email:
Your name: John Crawford

Software Used:

For Music:
Anvil Studio, (Current Version 2016.4.01) Copyright © 1997-2016 Willow Software,

LMMS, (Current version 1.190). Copyright © 2016 LMMS Developers,

Audacity (Current Version Copyright© 2015 Audacity Team - The name Audacity® is a registered trademark of Dominic Mazzoni.

For Picture:
Paint.NET (Current Version: 4.0.9). Copyright © 2016 dotPDN LLC, Rick Brewster, and contributors - Official website:

For Movie Compilation:
Windows Live Movie Maker. Copyright 2016 by Microsoft



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