The Humming Song - Robert Schumann

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The Humming Song - Robert Schumann

Post by Tubbers » Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:25 pm

This is one of my faves to play by Schumann. My nephew added a slight reverb I believe.
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Re: The Humming Song - Robert Schumann

Post by philharmonicat » Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:27 am

Individual creative preference no doubt varies, but for me I find this degree of reverb, plus the chorus effect, detracts a little from the immediacy of the piece. It's an interesting sound, but I'd love to hear the timbre of your instrument more. (and it's a great piece!) :D
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Re: The Humming Song - Robert Schumann

Post by pogmoor » Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:17 am

philharmonicat wrote:Individual creative preference no doubt varies, but for me I find this degree of reverb, plus the chorus effect, detracts a little from the immediacy of the piece. It's an interesting sound, but I'd love to hear the timbre of your instrument more...
I agree 100% with this. The effects detract from what seems like a very effective performance!
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Re: The Humming Song - Robert Schumann

Post by Thelonious » Sun Dec 22, 2013 3:44 am

Yup, reverb in small doses is fine but this throws in many remnants and echoes covering what is being played presently.
Reverb should last long enough not to cover up what is coming afterwards. Try asking your nephew to dial it back a little or experiment with different reverb types like small room and definitely no echo/delay.

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Re: The Humming Song - Robert SchIumann

Post by quavers » Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:35 am

I agree. The reverb is a little distracting. I like to play this tune by using all free strokes and as far away from the bridge as possible. Maybe add a little vibrato in places. It's a fairly a simple piece and offers many opportunities for the player to produce beautiful tones without getting to caught up with technical demands.

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Re: The Humming Song - Robert Schumann

Post by JonD » Mon May 29, 2017 11:18 am

The sound reminds me of Phil Keaggy's style actually. Whatever level of reverb is used in the final piece I'm sure it will make a gret chillout piece.

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