The Eltwish Notebook

Pages torn from a mind

Jazz.mid

A cover of jazz.mid. This sample track shipped with the drivers for the Sound Blaster 16 some ten or so years ago (along with ballade.mid, minuet.mid, and reggae.mid). I couldn't have been more than eight when I first found them while snooping around all the folders on the hard drive, and not having yet had any CDs or familiarity with the Internet, they became some of the first frequently played tracks in my digital music library. Not much later when I got my first MIDI sequencer, these were some of the first tracks I pulled apart to see how they worked. This was probably my first study in jazz.

I'm sure I had no idea what the chords were at the time, but now I can see that they're quite idiomatic. It mostly...

Cover, Score, Jazz

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