This is the song I wrote when I started getting back to writing music after a twenty year break. Back then, it was Cakewalk 3.0 and yamaha soundcard for all my sounds. Now it’s still Cakewalk, but I’m using VIs for pretty much everything, other than the rare audio recording. This song is all VI.
It’s in 6/8. Chord progression is almost exclusively Amin - Gmaj - Fmaj- Emaj, a chord progression I’ve liked for a long time and finally got around to doing something with.
Song style is…I guess I’d call it orchestral pop, kind of like what you’d hear from Yanni or John Tesh.
Features classical guitar and piano.
Inspriration- I called it Tuscan Stroll because to my ear it has a slightly Mediterranean sound to it, and the melody and chord progression made me think of someone travelling along the roads through the hills of Tuscany, and my wife and I had recently visited Florence, Italy.
DAW- Cakewalk by Bandlab
Drums- Cakewalk Session Drummer
Bass- Kontakt factory classic bass
Piano- Native Instrument (NI) Grandeur
Classical Guitar- Kontakt factory nylon guitar
Trumpets- Kontakt factory trumpets
Trombones- Kontakt factory trombones
French Horns- Cinesamples Cinesymphony Lite
Alto and Tenor Sax- Cakewalk Dimension Pro
Bari Sax- Kontakt factory Bari Sax
Percussion- NI Cuba percussion
Strings- Cinesamples Cinesymphony Lite
Thanks so much for listening, and any comments you’d care to share with me. Always looking to learn something new.