A Note from Quaver: Writing the Quaver Theme – Part II

by Abby @ Quaver on November 14, 2011

in At Quaver HQ,Quaver's Notes

Welcome to Part 2 of Quaver’s peek into the Making of the Quaver Theme Song!

Catch up on the first three theme-attempts in last week’s post!

Quaver says:

Last week we looked at the first three contenders which were entertaining, but not quite up to the Quaver standard.  Now we’re ready for the next three candidates – “Theme tune number 4 – please step up!!”

Theme 4

This one is a bit out of the box! I have always loved A capella music and I did the whole thing with just my voice. The only thing I can say about this is . . . it was a good idea at the time. I actually ran out of ideas with this one half way through, but kept it for fun!

Assessment: NICE TRY

Theme 5

Here, we tried to combine a really modern sound with a real jazz piece called “Filthy McNasty” (would you believe?!), and Rachmaninov variations on a “Theme of Paganini.” Through the first chords, it seems quite effective, but not really catchy enough and over-the-head of the vast majority of listeners.

Assessment: TRIED TOO HARD

Theme 6

This one was inspired by a conversation with Quaver producer Steve Gilreath who coined the phrase “Quaver’s Got It!” – the idea that Quaver had the answer to any musical problem, instrument, question, or musical situation. So we built this theme around that idea. I think with hindsight we tried to pack too much stuff into this piece, but it is a gallant attempt, and I will award it 3rd place!

Assessment: GOOD JOB

Tune in next week to hear three more and then, we’ll unpack the final product!
What’s your favorite tune so far?

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