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Olympic Games

Postby papadeedee » 08 Aug 2016 11:50

Since the Olympics are on in Brazil, I thought I'd post this challenge,
" Latin Music" , salsa tango samba e.t.c.
To kick it off, here is Brazil
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Tv5Y5Y ... e=youtu.be
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Re: Olympic Games

Postby Hugh-AR » 08 Aug 2016 14:27

Brian D,

Well done! Brazil is very topical at the moment, and "Latin" is a very appropriate 'open ended' choice as the Theme for this Challenge. We should be inundated with contributions!

We were thrilled that Adam Peaty won a gold medal for the 100m breast stroke .. but were you listening closely to the National Anthem as they played it? Unless I am very much mistaken (and I haven't been able to find this footage again anywhere) they didn't play the 'standard hymn book version' of God Save The Queen. It sounded to me more like the Henry Wood version which they used to play for The Last Night of the Proms.

I have played this version (below), and will be listening more closely when we win our next Gold Medal as I have never known anybody to play anything other than the standard hymn book version of the National Anthem at events like this.

https://app.box.com/s/ltolnxx0ync9cyw2jhb2fwrw0snw10g9

Listen to those wonderful, rich chords! I have included a choir for the second verse as the AR has a rather splendid sounding choir.

(Sorry Brian, you set this Challenge as a 'Latin' and here am I putting up something that is nowhere near that! But it goes with the title in your Subject Line :D :D )

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Re: Olympic Games

Postby JohnT » 08 Aug 2016 15:36

Hi Brian Good choice of challenge. Enjoyed your latin number a good choice. Sounds and style matched the tune. John
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Re: Olympic Games

Postby JohnT » 08 Aug 2016 15:41

Hi Hugh Very appropriate a bit of artistic licence. Had me standing to attention throughout your nice performance. Lets hope there are many more gold medals to come. John
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Re: Olympic Games

Postby JohnT » 08 Aug 2016 15:45

Hi Everyone Hope this one fits in. Did it with a beguine. It MAY be appropriate for our rowers in the lagoon when the wind gets up. Enjoy your listen of Michael row the boat ashore. John

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Re: Olympic Games

Postby Brian007 » 08 Aug 2016 16:00

Hi Brian D, Hugh , and John T.

Brian, enjoyed that version of Brazil thought it was very fitting and apt, plus well played and a good video to.
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Hugh, Well I can see where you're coming from with this one, well played and I stood to attention to.

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John T.

Another very apt in title anyway, A good number for the British Rowing Team , nice one well played.

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Re: Olympic Games

Postby papadeedee » 08 Aug 2016 16:18

Hi Hugh and John,
God save the Queen, very well played and to John, a new style for Michael row. :D :D

Here is another latin number, "Delicado"

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Re: Olympic Games

Postby KRUG » 11 Aug 2016 11:47

As you may know I have not been very well for some time but am beginning to feel better and have managed to play the organ for a couple of hours this morning. I have enjoyed listening to the efforts of Brian, John and Hugh so will look for something with a link to the Olympic Games - however tenuous.

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Re: Olympic Games

Postby Brian007 » 11 Aug 2016 14:50

Hi ALL,

Just thought of one in the car this afternoon but it will have to wait till next week now
till I get back to a keyboard, at least its a step in the right direction.

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Re: Olympic Games

Postby JohnT » 11 Aug 2016 18:52

Hi Brian. Ages since I heard that one, you certainly did it justice. Enjoyed my listen. John
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Re: Olympic Games

Postby papadeedee » 12 Aug 2016 10:38

Delicado
The video doesn't seem to have loaded properly, I had recorded it a while ago so i played a new version this morning,
https://app.box.com/s/e1ra25uo3h6ygujt6oyaemwro2ypuinr
Link to the video if you prefer to see it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJXX44d72Bc
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Re: Olympic Games

Postby KRUG » 12 Aug 2016 11:52

This tune is called "The Coffee Song" and reminds us that "there is an awful lot of coffee in Brazil." If that is not enough of a connection to our Olympic theme the rhythm is called "Samba Brazil."
I remember this song from my childhood and it has always been linked in my mind to an anecdote I was told when studying geography. Apparently the Brazilian coffee traders wanted a certain price per ton of coffee but if coffee was plentiful this price was difficult to maintain. To reduce the amount of coffee for sale over production was used to run Brazilian railways rather than wood/coal. Can you imagine the aroma in the countryside? Lovely!

Anyway here is The Coffee Song.

https://app.box.com/s/0vvof63k7wbhqvtktygl11i3h90iw0ul

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Re: Olympic Games

Postby Hugh-AR » 12 Aug 2016 11:58

Brian D ..

Delicado .. I had no problem with listening to the previous one! But I'm glad you have done it again as, listening to the first LINK you have given us (and comparing it to the second), your Box recording is nothing like the YouTube one. Two different organs? (Joking, of course!) Your Box recording is like the other ones I have commented on .. superb quality, and crystal clear 'flute' sounds (drawbars). But then maybe I am biased as yours is a Yamaha, and so is mine so I reckon the sounds we get out of our organs are very similar.

Keith .. that reminds me. I'm off to pour myself a coffee now. Haven't had one this morning.

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Re: Olympic Games

Postby Hugh-AR » 12 Aug 2016 12:30

Not sure if we need an 'Olympic Games' Theme .. or just a 'Latin' song (which is what you said in the first posting). Anyway, this one only half qualifies as only half the rhythm is 'Latin' .. and then it changes. And maybe they do have beaches in Brazil, so the title of the song may qualify as well.

Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny, Yellow Polkadot Bikini

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Re: Olympic Games

Postby Brian007 » 12 Aug 2016 12:34

Hi Keith,


Good version of that tune, remember it well, enjoyed the voices and your playing of it.

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Re: Olympic Games

Postby papadeedee » 12 Aug 2016 17:09

keith and Hugh,

Two very good performances and the challenge is anything Latin so both are included.
Brian,
Hugh, I know about the AR80 and AR100, brilliant organs, I think they are more user friendly than the EL series.
they can be a pain setting up the sounds but i have plenty of floppy discs that do that for me.
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Re: Olympic Games

Postby JohnT » 12 Aug 2016 19:14

Hi Keith Seem to remember playing that one. A good choice. A nice latin listen.John

Hi Hugh A nice catchy number which had me singing along. Enjoyed my listen. John
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Re: Olympic Games

Postby JohnT » 12 Aug 2016 19:45

Hi Olympians Thought I would do another beguine. Hope it is appropriate for the GB team. I know where I'm goin'. Enjoy your listen. John

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Re: Olympic Games

Postby KRUG » 12 Aug 2016 20:45

Hi Hugh and John - enjoyed the polka dot bikini and I know know where I'm going.

The Olympic Games was the title of this challenge and my tenuous connection is to the spirit of the games. having just watched Andy Murray struggle to beat Stephen Johnson this piece by Handel came to mind - "Hail The Conquering Hero Comes." I have a few Baroque presets which I don't often get chance to use so this was my opportunity to dust them off. Each registration is used first with left hand on lower and right hand on upper in the normal position, followed by right hand to lower keyboard and then back to upper in an octave higher position than at first.

Let us hope that this is prophetic.

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Re: Olympic Games

Postby Brian007 » 13 Aug 2016 07:55

Hi Hugh, John and Keith,

Hugh, Liked and enjoyed your version of the polka dot bikini, classic early comedy pop song, great.

John, Not one I am familiar with but did enjoy your version of it.

Keith, A nice sounding classical piece with some good voices.


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Re: Olympic Games

Postby JohnT » 13 Aug 2016 15:21

Hi Keith. Remember it well Thine be the glory. Enjoyed my listen, nice and relaxing. John
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Re: Olympic Games

Postby KRUG » 14 Aug 2016 09:26

Earlier in this Challenge we had our National Anthem so in the same spirit this morning I give my version of the Canadian National Anthem - O Canada.

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Re: Olympic Games

Postby Hugh-AR » 14 Aug 2016 09:58

Keith,

That was a very novel idea! Liked that. Do we have to stand to attention whilst it's playing?

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Re: Olympic Games

Postby KRUG » 14 Aug 2016 11:30

Protocol certainly says that you should stand for a national anthem but it is not necessary for the next tune.

I was not sure what was classified as a Brazilian rhythm other than the samba and was pleased to find that the bossanova is. This rhythm is called a sunshine bossa and I have used it with Marrianne because that was the next song to O Canada in my book. I Hope that you enjoy it.

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Re: Olympic Games

Postby JohnT » 14 Aug 2016 15:32

Hi Keith You seem to be getting back to full fitness. Enjoyed my listens particularly Marriane with some nice sounds and rthymn. John
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Re: Olympic Games

Postby Hugh-AR » 14 Aug 2016 15:46

Keith,

Have you been doing some 'multi-tracking' here? I can hear a very interesting 'counter melody' line running from 1:15 to 1:47 .. and again it's there later in the tune.

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Re: Olympic Games

Postby Brian007 » 14 Aug 2016 16:15

hi Keith,

The intro you used does not half sound very much like the intro to " You are the Sunshine of my Life "by Stevie Wonder ?
and after the intro it starts with your song, which sounded pretty good to me, have to agree with Hugh here, I to could hear a
contro melody playing away in the background at the times he stated, so did you use a fill, or shorter intro at that point ?

Anyway good to see you back to playing and posting.

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Re: Olympic Games

Postby KRUG » 14 Aug 2016 17:03

Thanks for listening folks. All of my music is simply played and recorded live. No multitracking. I would not know how to do it.

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Re: Olympic Games

Postby Peter S » 16 Aug 2016 08:12

Nice playing thanks
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Re: Olympic Games

Postby papadeedee » 22 Aug 2016 12:18

Tico Tico

I was wanting a few more runs through before posting but wife is wanting to go to the supermarket NOW so I have quickly recorded this.
I think when I have had a few more practices, I will post it on the performance board with a drum accompaniment.
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Re: Olympic Games

Postby KRUG » 22 Aug 2016 17:22

Sound good Brian. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Olympic Games

Postby Brian007 » 23 Aug 2016 07:36

Hi Brian,

I just bet that took some playing, Don't think I will manage to play anything like that,
Very well played, enjoyed it.

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Re: Olympic Games

Postby papadeedee » 23 Aug 2016 09:53

Hi Keith and Brian,
Thanks for listening.
When I started playing it my wife said she liked the tune but I have played it over and over to memorise it and get it up to
speed, my wife now says that she hates the tune. :lol:
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Re: Olympic Games

Postby Hugh-AR » 27 Aug 2016 22:17

Brian D .. Brilliantly played! Tico Tico is beyond my playing capability. Too many notes to remember (even if I knew what they were)! I liked your Cha Cha Rhythm to go with it too.

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