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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Love ) 17/09/2015

Postby kens » 21 Sep 2015 11:28

Hi!

Running out of ideas so forgive me for resorting to a hymn. The King of Love to tune Crimond.

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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Love ) 17/09/2015

Postby Brian007 » 21 Sep 2015 12:10

Hi Ken,

Never heard that one before, but you played it very well and was a most enjoyable to listen to.

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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Love ) 17/09/2015

Postby JohnT » 21 Sep 2015 13:05

Hi Keith. A quite moving tune. Like the changes of sounds which suited it. Enjoyed my listen. John

Hi Ken Remember it well from choir boy days. Had me singing along brought a few goose bumps to the skin. A lovely performance with matching sounds. Really enjoyed my listen. John
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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Love ) 17/09/2015

Postby KRUG » 21 Sep 2015 16:01

Hi Ken, I remember it well and have to say that I was singing along. Anice arrangement and a pleasant change.

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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Love ) 17/09/2015

Postby Brian007 » 21 Sep 2015 19:42

Hi All,

This will probably be the last one from me for this challenge, as I am running out of things that I can play :lol: :lol:

Anyway here`s my rather short for some reason version of the Beatles " Cant buy me Love "

https://app.box.com/s/tnejg8a93rfxdnc6yyhysbh70h0dbf2j


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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Love ) 17/09/2015

Postby kens » 22 Sep 2015 09:25

Hi Brian
Brought back memories. well done thanks Ken
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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Love ) 17/09/2015

Postby JohnT » 22 Sep 2015 12:23

Hi Brian Enjoyed my listen. Had me singing along and feet tapping. May try another layer today. John
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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Love ) 17/09/2015

Postby Brian007 » 22 Sep 2015 12:29

Hi Ken,

Many thanks for listening to my posting and your kind comments, you can never go far wrong with a Beatles Song.

Brian007 :D


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Pleased you enjoyed my humble offering young man.

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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Love ) 17/09/2015

Postby KRUG » 23 Sep 2015 10:37

Hi Brian, as you say, "You can never go far wrong with a Beatles song" and you certainly stayed on the straight and narrow with that one. By contrast I have been scouring the indexes for the word "love" and cam up with this one. Never heard it and I cannot even find it on the WWW apart from the lyrics and a mention that it was sung by Perry Como. Now I can remember Perry from about 60 years ago but not the song. Does, "Gone Is My Love" ring any bells with you other oldies?

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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Love ) 17/09/2015

Postby KRUG » 23 Sep 2015 11:46

Brian has treated us to a few better known Beatles songs so he might not be familiar with this one. Having said that it is off the Help album. I hope that you enjoy "It's Only Love."


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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Love ) 17/09/2015

Postby Brian007 » 23 Sep 2015 12:31

Hi Keith,

Perry Como , there`s a blast from the past, back in the days of Black and white telly
I can remember watch some of his TV shows and Catch a Falling Start but that`s about it
Your version of his song sounded fine with some nice voices in it and you played it very well.

The Beatles your right cant go far wrong with a Beatles number, "It's Only Love." ist not one
I am overly familiar with but you played it very well and again some good voices made it a pleasure to listen to.

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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Love ) 17/09/2015

Postby JohnT » 23 Sep 2015 13:23

Hi Keith. Never heard these two tunes. However did enjoy them nice sounds. Always good to hear something different. Thanks for taking the time to search for them. Soon be back to Adam and Eve. John
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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Love ) 17/09/2015

Postby JohnT » 23 Sep 2015 19:00

Hi All Before the love theme closes found this one.Be my love. The book said swing so I played it on a midnight swing. Sounds courtesy of JonD. Hope you enjoy dampness and all. John


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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Love ) 17/09/2015

Postby Brian007 » 24 Sep 2015 07:43

Hi John.

That was very good a really pleasant song to listen to and you used some great sounds in there.
and not a hint of dampness that I could hear. Brian007 :D
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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Love ) 17/09/2015

Postby KRUG » 24 Sep 2015 10:30

Hi John, That sounded great and I think any dampness had evaporated before I listened to it. Well played and arranged.

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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Love ) 17/09/2015

Postby JohnT » 24 Sep 2015 17:39

Hi Keith and Brian. Thanks for the kind comments. I think the love theme seems to run its course. No further postings for a while. All tunes have been a good listen, I thank all who have posted. John
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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Love ) 17/09/2015

Postby Brian007 » 25 Sep 2015 08:46

Hi Everyone,

Are we all done with this challenge which was any tune with the word Love in the title ? if you would still like to post a tune in this challenge please let us know by making your intentions know here now , if there are no new posts in the next 24 hours we will assume that everyone has had enough and are ready to move onto a new challenge

Many thanks to the members that posted, KRUG - Rev T. Newham - John Taylor - Papadeedee - Ken - Mike Bracchi - Brian007 and to all the members who listened and commented, I am sure the members that posted there performances appreciate it.

This challenge generated 265 Page Views - and 85 replies to date, which makes this our best ever challenge. :P :P


If you would like to see a challenge with any particular genre or theme then please PM me and we will add it to the list

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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Love ) 17/09/2015

Postby Hugh-AR » 14 Jul 2016 13:48

Brian .. your Beatles song " Cant buy me Love " seems to be another one that has dropped off the radar!

Keith .. I have been listening to your "Gone Is My Love" and noticed that when you are playing your .. flute? .. there appears to be two distinct speeds of vibrato. A fast one when the notes are 'high', and a much slower vibrato when the notes are low. How do you do that? Can you just change a vibrato speed as and when you want to?

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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Love ) 17/09/2015

Postby Hugh-AR » 14 Jul 2016 14:17

All You Need Is Love, by The Beatles. This came out in 1967 and was a really special number for me as it was the year I met my wife, Bronwyn. Rushed out and bought the sheet music. Playing this on a piano is fine; but try playing this on an organ/keyboard! If you listen to this song on YouTube and 'count' four beats in a bar as you're going along ... you will find that every so often there are only 3 beats in a bar, so the emphasis (and beginning of a new bar) is on the 'four'. Well, our organs/keyboards cannot cope with this if you are using a Rhythm. Our 'Styles' and Rhythms are programmed to give us strictly 4 beats in a bar. So I am not surprised that this song has not already been played in this section. There are several other well know 'artistes' who do this sort of thing occasionally, Andrew Lloyd Webber being one of them. A nightmare for us organ/keyboard players!

So I have set to and 're-arranged' this song so it does fit in with our strictly '4 beats in a bar'. Have a listen and see what you think.

All You Need Is Love

https://app.box.com/s/9ie79w5ohar9cao2xx0kvk0h1f04lq0q

While you are listening to this you can count the four beats in a bar right through from beginning to end.

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Re: Musical Challenge Love

Postby Brian007 » 14 Jul 2016 16:16

Hi Hugh,

Enjoyed that, don't think I have heard this played on the Keyboard before :?: That was a very good version
well played and voiced and yes the original did have varying time signature all the way though.


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Re: Musical Challenge Love

Postby JohnT » 15 Jul 2016 11:21

Hi Hugh. A nice relaxing listen with some good sounds. John
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Re: Musical Challenge Love

Postby Hugh-AR » 21 Jul 2016 15:00

This is a tune that I was really taken with when it came out, by the Supremes in 1964.

Baby Love

https://app.box.com/s/793knx97xkw8vgle8jpjstkwahju6b2w

I think what is striking about this tune is in the first few chords. We are all familiar with songs whose chords are C, F and G; and others where they branch out a bit and include an A7, an E7 or a D7; and the age old progression of C, Am, Dm, G7. But this song has C, Bb, A7 and Dm as the first four chords. I cannot think of another song that has this progression, which is probably why it is imprinted on my mind.

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Re: Musical Challenge Love

Postby papadeedee » 21 Jul 2016 16:36

Hi Hugh,
A very nice rendition of Baby Love. :D :D
I remember you mentioned that you had music which wrote out the chords of a song in sol fa
I was going to mention that another way of doing it is in numerals. The 1 chord in the key of C for example is the C chord and is analysed as 1 3 5.
C being the first degree off the scale, E being the third degree and G being the 5th degree.
The Chords in the scale of C major are 1- C maj, 11- D min, 111- E min, 1V- F maj, V -G7, V1- A min, V11- Bdim
Therefore if you know your major scales it is straight forward using the numeral system to transpose into another key.
The chord progression C F G in numerals is 1-1V- V or 1-4-5 so in D it would be D-G -A etc
The C Am Dm G7 as you point out is very common and is usually analysed as 1-6-2-5

You got me thinking about the chord progression, especially the Bb chord.
Your progression is very good C. - Bb - A7 - Dm
Here are some alternatives C - C7 - Am, A7 - Dm
C - Gm7 - Am, A7 - Dm
C - C9/11 - Am, A7 - Dm
The chord C9 add 11 has all of the notes of C triad and Bb triad that is, C E G Bb D F

I am not trying to be clever, I just thought if you didn't know the system, you might find it helpful.
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Re: Musical Challenge Love

Postby JohnT » 21 Jul 2016 19:08

Hi Hugh. Enjoyed Baby love, a nice easy listen. John
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Re: Musical Challenge Love

Postby JohnT » 21 Jul 2016 19:11

Hi Brian Thanks for the explanation re chord progressions. Will have to sit down and give it a try instead of just playing tunes. I am sure there are others out there who would benefit. Thanks again. John
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Re: Musical Challenge Love

Postby Hugh-AR » 22 Jul 2016 01:14

Hi Brian D (and John T),

Thanks for your comments, and will try those alternative chords to see how the piece sounds.

No, I have never heard of your 'Numerical' system before, so thanks for telling me about it. I find that I keep discovering 'new' things, which keeps life interesting! Including what I can do on my AR organ. I have had my organ for so long you would have thought there would be nothing new to discover, but there are things I find out that are not even in the Owner's Manual!

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Re: Musical Challenge Love

Postby Brian007 » 22 Jul 2016 07:37

Hi Hugh,

Nice version of that number, enjoyed it very much, well played.

Chord progression is a subject that interests me very much, the are some beautiful progressions out there
and each time I play a new number that has an interesting progression I write it down for future reference
as it may come in handy sometime, I have a little booklet I downloaded off the net all about intros and ending
I will try and post it later today, it's very good


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Re: Musical Challenge Love

Postby Brian007 » 22 Jul 2016 10:28

Hi,

I have posted a little booklet about chord progressions used in intros and endings here

viewtopic.php?f=20&t=4717

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Re: Musical Challenge Love

Postby Hugh-AR » 22 Jul 2016 22:09

Brian,

That is BRILLIANT. Was only aware of one of those chord progressions .. C, Am, Dm, G7. I have downloaded your PDF and will look through the other Intro Chords and Endings.

I know that keyboards (and the AR too) have 'Intros' and 'Endings', but find I can't use these more than once, if at all. Reason being: I reckon your brain is 'programmed' to 'expect' a piece of music when hearing a particular Intro. I don't know if you agree with me, but when I hear the beginning of something on the radio I know the tune that is coming. Eg. a 'tweeting bird' and three strums on an 'open stringed guitar' .. has got to be followed by .. Edmundo Ros and Melodie D'Amour. Here it is on YouTube. I even recognise the blue label of the 45rpm record as this is the one I had!

Melodie D'Amour by Edmundo Ros

So what I am trying to say is that if I hear an 'auto-intro' from an organ/keyboard I expect my song to follow it, and it throws me when I hear somebody playing something else. So best not to use an 'auto-intro' at all, but do my own. Then it will be unique to my song.

This is where your little book will come in very handy. Thanks again!

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Re: Musical Challenge Love

Postby Brian007 » 23 Jul 2016 07:32

Hi Hugh,

I am only to pleased that it will be of some use to you, One thing you could try is to create your own intro and for say an instrumental break in the middle of your tune
use one of the built in intros there just to break it up a little, I have done this a few times and it can work but not allways

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Re: Musical Challenge Love

Postby Hugh-AR » 23 Jul 2016 14:10

Brian D,

You have started something now with your 'Numeral System' for remembering chords! Take a look at these postings (in the AR Group Forum).

http://www.ar-group.org/smforum/index.php?topic=2601.0

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Re: Musical Challenge Love

Postby papadeedee » 23 Jul 2016 16:23

Hi Hugh,
I had a look, interesting.
Actually it is a very common system. Most jazz musicians use it all of the time. 11-V-1 being the most common progression in jazz.
In answer to your query about playing a G major chord, in the context of the key of C, you would just write V instead of V7
If you want a G min in context of C you would write V min
In the context of G major of course for a major G chord you would just write 1
In jazz, most chords have at least four notes, a C major chord commonly played as a C major 7 chord. C,E,G,B ( to complicate matters, you can normally play a one chord as a Cmaj 7 chord or a Cmaj 9 , a C6 or a C6/9) but for the present lets just stick with the major seven chord.
In C major, the 2 chord would be written 11 min 7 ,
When a G7 or V7 chord is written, the jazz player uses his own discretion and may play a G 9 or a G 13 or decide to play something like a G 7( b5 #9)
I often play rootless voices in my left hand as the bass pedal usually covers the root note . Rootless voices are also very common in jazz piano.
To play a G7 for example, the most important notes are the third (B) and the b7th (F) then I add the 5th ( D) and the 9th.( A)
This makes the notes of the G dominant 7 chord: B.D, F, A. (Adding the extra notes creates a bit more tension)
I hope this explanation doesn't sound too long winded but It is a big subject and not at all easy to explain. :) :)
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Re: Musical Challenge Love

Postby papadeedee » 23 Jul 2016 18:03

Since I have been doing a lot of talking and no playing, I quickly videoed this. I was in and out in a flash.
My little music room is stifling just now and didn't want to put on my fan as it would interfere with the sound.
Love and Marriage
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Re: Musical Challenge Love

Postby Brian007 » 23 Jul 2016 18:49

Hi Brian D.

Nice to see you posting on here again, enjoyed your version of that classic number.
Yes the heat\humidity is a killer at the moment and to be honest is keeping me
off the keyboard, but I am sure it will all change soon as the schools are on holiday


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Re: Musical Challenge Love

Postby papadeedee » 23 Jul 2016 20:04

Hello Brian.
I have been watching and listening but I am presently practising some more advanced techniques in all 12 keys for a new challenge and it is taking up most of my playing time. I hope to be posting on the boards later on. :D :D
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