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Any 'Medley' .. ie. more than one song in the recording

Postby Hugh-AR » 19 Feb 2017 23:14

Now this really is a 'challenge', as what we're looking for here is a Medley of songs (well, a minimum of two at any rate). If you play two pieces in different keys then you may want to consider 'joining them together' musically. Here is a posting where this has been discussed.

viewtopic.php?f=33&t=4764&p=32173#p32167

In the Medley I am posting here, not being very up in music theory, I haven't attempted to do any clever key changes. I am playing in C; played a little chord ditty using G, F and G .. and gone back into C again. Then I just jump straight into F for the third song (no C7 to lead into it); and then back to C again, preceeding the change with my two chord 'ditty' of G, F and G.

If you have (or can play) a 'Medley' I would be very interested to hear how you join two tunes together musically.

If You Knew Susie (Like I Know Susie!)
Ma, She's Makin' Eyes At Me
Yes Sir, That's My Baby
You're The Cream In My Coffee


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That last tune .. You're The Cream In My Coffee. The chorus. Sounds to me like the same chorus as in Yes Sir, That's My Baby. But I tell you, I have an LP of Hammond Organ played by a South African called Dennis Van Rooyen .. and that is exactly how he plays it! Maybe he didn't know how the chorus went either?

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Postby Rev Tony Newnham » 20 Feb 2017 10:27

Hi

Circumstances have meant that I've done very little playing recently, and certainly haven't had time to sort out entries for recent challenges - but I can offer something for this one. In the immortal words of Blue Peter presenters:- "Here's one I prepared earlier." A Medley of music from "South Pacific" from a concert at Heaton Baptist Church back in 2012. Roland EP760 and a basic Casio Arranger.



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Postby Hugh-AR » 20 Feb 2017 17:27

Hi Tony,

Thanks for putting that up. Just wondering if you still do these 'concerts' for the old folk. My daughter-in-law's Dad is an organist, and he used to go down to the British Legion once a week and play for them. All the 'oldies', and they loved it. He's retired now, and doesn't even play the organ any more.

I can hear how you have 'joined' your tunes together here:

Some Enchanted Evening in C .. then C7 to go into
Bali Hai in F; then
I'm gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair, also in F .. then G7 to go into
Younger Than Springtime
in C.

You must have had some great evenings playing out.

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Postby JohnT » 20 Feb 2017 17:57

Hi Hugh. A good selection of well known tunes, and you've guest it foot tappers. Enjoyed my listen. John
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Postby JohnT » 20 Feb 2017 17:59

Hi Tony. Remember the post and still enjoyable. Hope you and your wife are well..All the best John
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Postby papadeedee » 20 Feb 2017 18:13

Hi Tony,
Glad you posted this up, a good medley :D :D
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Postby Rev Tony Newnham » 21 Feb 2017 10:47

Thanks for the comments.

In answer to Hugh's question, I'm not playing concerts (or anything else except Sundays in church really) at present because Sue (my wife) has been seriously ill - so no time for much else. I'm hoping maybe to do something later in the year - maybe a Christmas concert, but we'll have to see. I will need to do some very serious practice first!

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Postby papadeedee » 21 Feb 2017 20:48

Back on the EL70 for this medley --- Dance of the Cuckoos/Cruisin' Down the River/Upstairs Downstairs.
I already had this selection made up so it was just a matter of playing it. Six pages all laid out on the organ hanging over both ends.
I didn't get the clean ending I wanted. I have been playing the Orla recently and went to the wrong place to stop the drums.
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Re: Any 'Medley' .. ie. more than one song in the recording

Postby Hugh-AR » 21 Feb 2017 22:36

Hi Brian,

Like that. Quite a mammoth task to play so many tunes and keep it going. From what you had said, I was expecting to find the drums carried on after the melody had finished. But it would appear that the drums had an 'ending flurry' and the melody carried on for a couple of bars without them. To be honest, if you hadn't mentioned it I wouldn't have noticed. Didn't notice it the first time round anyway, so had to listen a second time to find out what on earth you were going on about!

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Six pages all laid out on the organ hanging over both ends.

I would have thought that you of all people would be right up with the modern technology and have an iPad sitting on your organ with all six pages stored in it. Then move on to the next page with just a tap on the screen.

Thanks for posting. We've already got more entries than I was expecting!

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Postby papadeedee » 22 Feb 2017 11:55

Hi Hugh,
I am not much good with modern technology like I pads e.t.c. but maybe one day.
I didn't get the ending I was going for but I managed to recover hence it didn't sound too bad.
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Postby papadeedee » 22 Feb 2017 11:57

Modern waltz medley. Anna Marie-Carolina Moon- Ramona.
Another selection I had already made up.
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Postby JohnT » 22 Feb 2017 14:39

Hi Brian. A nice old time medley. A pleasant listen. Wouldn't have known about the ending. I find the introductions and endings on the keyboard does not always suit the tune. John



Hi Hugh. A lovely waltz medley and ones to sing and foot tap along too. John
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Postby papadeedee » 22 Feb 2017 14:42

Beatles Medley: All My Loving- Eight Days A Week-She loves You
I had these music sheets already made but like the others, they are all freshly played..
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Postby papadeedee » 22 Feb 2017 14:51

Hi John, I agree about set intros, I very seldom use them. I usually find it better to get four or eight bars from somewhere in the tune.
(A cadence is a progression that concludes a phrase or section)
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Postby dragon » 22 Feb 2017 16:47

I'm not sure this can be classed as a medley but here goes ...................... .. Fred

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Postby papadeedee » 22 Feb 2017 17:35

Hi Fred,
I enjoyed these two tunes, well played. :D :D
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Postby dragon » 22 Feb 2017 19:14

Thank you Brian. I have very little time to play at the moment. .. Fred
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Postby JohnT » 22 Feb 2017 20:17

Hi Brian. A lovely Beatles medley. Nice style and sounds. Enjoyed it. John


Hi Fred. Enjoyed my cha cha. I would liked to join you for tea for two. No milk or sugar just a few sandwiches and cakes. Enjoyed my listen. John
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Postby dragon » 22 Feb 2017 21:02

CAKES? I'm on a pension! .. Fred
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Postby papadeedee » 23 Feb 2017 17:57

Another old time medley,
Again already made up. These three tunes move a semitone upwards for each tune.
Daisy Bell (G), The Man On The Flying Trapeze (Ab) I Belong To Glasgow (A)
it is good practice to play in keys such as Ab, it can be challenging.
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Postby JohnT » 23 Feb 2017 20:21

Hi Brian Another nice medley. singing along with them. Must try and do a post. Enjoyed them. John
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Postby Hugh-AR » 28 Feb 2017 00:50

Well, well! I wasn't expecting all this to listen to when I came back off holiday!

Fred, thanks for posting your 'cha-cha' medley. Not sure how you 'spliced together' the two tunes that you played, but that is certainly one way of getting a 'medley' together.

Brian, several of yours reminded me very much of the Scottish Country Dance Band I was in. Just the sort of tunes we would play, and I reckon you even had a piano accordion on the lower much of the time. The Beatles Medley has come out very well; and I was interested to see that you did a Medley for us creeping up from G to Ab to A. Most of the Medleys are just played in one key.

But the one tune I wanted to dwell on was one in your Modern Waltz Medley .. Carolina Moon. Connie Francis recorded this in 1958 and I remember it well. Well enough to 'play it by ear'. But when I listened to your recording of it I was completely thrown, as what you played is not how I remembered it!

The 'second part of the tune'. Where there is a 'run down' in the melody. Now I have always thought the bottom of the run landed on the first beat of the bar. So it would sound like this:

(Do a right-click and choose 'Open link in new tab' .. then when you get it going you can click back to this tab and carry on reading).

https://app.box.com/s/v24tnglsdazxwyp6aeotdw5cx19p4pd9

But what you played had the 'first beat of the bar' at the top of the run-down. Now I knew that you would have had the written music in front of you, so you must be right .. and I must be wrong .. I suppose. So just had to look it up on YouTube and listen carefully to what Connie Francis had actually sung that many years ago. Which is this (listen to the 'second part' .. the first part is definitely 'on the first beat of the bar' as I remember it):

(See note above regarding a right-click).

https://app.box.com/s/820iqz56pjfo7o4rwlf8m8s83d7d0sx1

(You'll hear that second bit twice).

So thanks Brian for resolving a problem I never realised I had in the first place. You are definitely right with where you have put the emphasis on those notes.

I seem to remember I did a similar thing with that song called Charlie Brown by Sylvia. I have yet to record that one again.

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Postby papadeedee » 28 Feb 2017 14:25

Hi Hugh, I think with Carolina Moon, it is such a small difference that it doesn't really matter. I did like
how you played an augmented chord to link back onto the main melody.
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Postby papadeedee » 28 Feb 2017 14:33

Hi Hugh,
A great selection, of tunes
If You Knew Susie (Like I Know Susie!)
Ma, She's Makin' Eyes At Me
Yes Sir, That's My Baby
You're The Cream In My Coffee
I love every one of those tunes, very well put together and performed. :D :D
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Postby Hugh-AR » 01 Mar 2017 00:31

Thanks Brian. I love the 'oldies' too.

Another Medley:

Baby Face
Hello Mary Lou
Milord
I'm Looking Over A Four Leafed Clover


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Postby papadeedee » 02 Mar 2017 19:54

Hi Hugh,
Another fine selection to sing along with. :D :D
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Postby JohnT » 03 Mar 2017 09:44

Hi Hugh. A nice easy listen medley. Foot tapping and singing along. John
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Postby Hugh-AR » 06 Mar 2017 08:51

Whilst we're on 'Medleys', here's a super Waltz Medley from Jacko:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5169&p=34788#p34775

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Postby Hugh-AR » 19 Mar 2017 19:29

More songs as a 'Medley' ..

Frankie and Johnny
Who's Sorry Now
Love Letters In The Sand


https://app.box.com/s/kv7rejrwsdvemfq2kihgc3x56jqa45b8

Love Letters In The Sand ... When Pat Boone first brought this out in 1957 I thought it was fantastic. Years later I came across an LP of 'Pop Songs' from that era, all sung by the original artistes. So I bought it .. but was horrified to find that Love Letters In The Sand, although indeed sung by Pat Boone, was not the version that made No: 1 in the Hit Parade. Had they released this version it would never even have got into the top 100! I have been caught out before with songs that were not sung by the original artistes, which is why I always check .. but was not expecting to be caught out in the way that I was.

Pat Boone also did the whistling in the instrumental portion of this song, so I have included a 'whistle' for the chorus.

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Postby papadeedee » 20 Mar 2017 11:57

Frankie and Johnny
Who's Sorry Now
Love Letters In The Sand
A very good medley Hugh, driving along and swinging very nicely. :D :D
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Postby kens » 10 Apr 2017 10:41

Some brilliant songs here and well played Thanks.

Not sure if this fits the bill It's a medley from the Messiah so it's a medley, religious and classical. How many do you recognise? I bet you all know the last piece. Ken

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Postby Hugh-AR » 10 Apr 2017 22:54

Ken,

Once again you have chosen some very unusual (and interesting) sounds to play these pieces. My 'classical' upbringing has been sadly lacking, and I have always thought that 'classical music' needs to be played 'from the dots', which is something I cannot do. There have been some classical pieces that I have always liked right from the word go, but I have never tried to play them for fear of falling short of what the listener is expecting to hear. I am presuming that the last piece you played was the ''Hallelujah'' chorus.

I think you could say that I was brought up on Bing Crosby and Charlie Kunz.

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Postby kens » 11 Apr 2017 14:12

Hi Hugh. I am opposite to you. I cannot play without the dots. However I use them as a base and add notes to produce harmonies etc. I envy you guys who play by ear ken
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Postby papadeedee » 12 Apr 2017 12:51

Hi Ken,
Very nicely played. :D :D
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Postby Hugh-AR » 16 Apr 2017 14:27

Another Medley of songs: Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue / Let’s Twist Again / Yes My Darling Daughter.

https://app.box.com/s/3mir4vu69enbmqmzl76bq5mgn9wo4km3

I have played this 'keyboard style' ie. using a 'Style' and an 'automatic bass'. I think it's having played in a band in my distant past that creates a need for me to hear 'other musicians' playing alongside me. What I like about having the AR organ to play 'keyboard style' is that I have access to two sets of keys at the same time .. the Upper; and the Lower, which I have split. So I play chords to the left of the split on the Lower; the main melody on the Upper; and anything else I want to add in using the right of the split Lower. Of course I could get this by having two keyboards, one placed above the other.

In Let's Twist Again I have set up a guitar on the Upper, and I then jump down to a different voice on the right of the split Lower to play a 'rhythmic echo'.

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