Old Time Waltz Medley

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Old Time Waltz Medley

Postby VAL7JEAN » 08 Jun 2018 08:20

Here we go with Track 13.
Take your partners for an 'Old Time Waltz Medley'.


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Re: Old Time Waltz Medley

Postby Hugh-AR » 08 Jun 2018 13:13

Hi Val,

Just love these 'oldies' played on your organ.

"I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles" was the first piece I ever played on a keyboard .. which was called the Hammond Everett Chord Organ. Not mine, it was in a holiday bungalow we stayed in, and I was about 15 years old. Made my holiday! This had piano type keys to the right, and piano accordion buttons to the left. You played the accompaniment using the piano accordion buttons, which had buttons for Major, Minor and 7th. On the one I played it had one pedal (I think the later ones had two). The first time you pressed it it played the 'root' of the chord; and the second time it played the 'fifth'. So with a C chord, C then G (under the C). An F chord, F then C (under the F).

I have found the organ on YouTube .. but the person playing it has completely missed the function of the "bar" running across, below the buttons. In the YouTube clip below he does press it down with his right hand to show us what it does. It makes the chord louder. But the point about this 'bar' is that you played the chord .. and then hit the bar with your wrist, which made it louder and gave 'rhythm' to the piece you were playing. So with 'Blowing Bubbles' it was press the button on the first beat of the bar, hold the button down and hit the bar with your wrist for the other two beats. Oh yes, and press the foot-pedal.

Here is the video of him attempting to play this organ:

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Re: Old Time Waltz Medley

Postby JohnT » 08 Jun 2018 16:15

Hi Val A lovely melody with nice sounds. Enjoyed my listen. John
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Re: Old Time Waltz Medley

Postby George » 08 Jun 2018 17:53

Hi, Val,

Well that's a lovey old waltz medley enjoyed the Organ voices well played as always.

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Re: Old Time Waltz Medley

Postby dragon » 08 Jun 2018 20:11

Now that's what I call organ playing! .. Fred
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