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Colours

Postby kens » 18 May 2017 19:23

May I suggest a page for colours in the title. Hope its not been done before . Here is a starter. Not my best but hope it will do for now ken

Angel In Blue

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Re: Colours

Postby papadeedee » 18 May 2017 20:18

Hi Ken,
It doesn't matter if it's been done before, it is great that you are keeping the board going.
I enjoyed listening to your interpretation of this lovely tune, very well played. :D :D

Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree.
I played this one on my Orla Ringway.
I chose to play it in a kind of lounge style because I was aiming for a smooth sax solo.
I hope that even if you don't like it you will see what I was aiming for.
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Re: Colours

Postby Hugh-AR » 19 May 2017 01:20

This tune has been done before (by me), but is a tune I really like, so am putting it up again here under Colours. Well, WHITE is a colour, isn't it?

Whiter Shade Of Pale

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I just love that 'Hammond Organ' sound.

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Re: Colours

Postby Brian007 » 19 May 2017 07:41

Hi Hugh,

That was an astonishing version of that classic number, the organ sound so good a real nice piece to listen to
and I enjoyed it very much,

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Re: Colours

Postby Brian007 » 19 May 2017 07:42

Hi Kens,

A real good performance of that tune, well played and voiced


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Re: Colours

Postby kens » 19 May 2017 08:34

A good start and thanks for comments. I enjoyed. Ken
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Re: Colours

Postby papadeedee » 19 May 2017 12:06

Hi Hugh,
An excellent performance of A Whiter Shade, :D :D
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Re: Colours

Postby kens » 19 May 2017 13:37

Hi!

I stuttered a lot when recording this. Not one of my best. Green Green Grass of Home. Ken

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Re: Colours

Postby Hugh-AR » 19 May 2017 14:35

Thanks Ken for both your contributions.

Brian D .. Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree was one of my favourites when it first came out. Not just the music, but the words and the story they told. Brought a tear to my eye!

To all of you who commented on my Whiter Shade Of Pale, thank you. I understand this was a 'take off' from Bach's Air On The G String. I play that one as well, and sometimes get mixed up (not having any music in front of me) and go from one into the other.

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Re: Colours

Postby kens » 20 May 2017 13:43

Hi!

This is one that Cliff Richards did and it became a Number one hit single for him. Blue Christmas.

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Re: Colours

Postby Hugh-AR » 20 May 2017 16:34

Hi Ken,

Can't find any reference to Cliff Richard ever singing it ..

Ref: Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category: ... hard_songs

.. but I have found it sung by Elvis Presley and Martina McBride. I am quite smitten by this song as it is just the sort of music I like, so have put a LINK up to it in Music Videos Member's Choice:

viewtopic.php?f=314&t=5341

Thanks for posting it as if you hadn't I would never have known about it.

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Re: Colours

Postby Hugh-AR » 23 May 2017 23:51

Here's a song that has already been posted by Ken in 'Colours' .. but there is another version of it in the Forum which I have referred to here ..

Green Green Grass of Home:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5332#p35590

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Re: Colours

Postby papadeedee » 24 May 2017 12:26

Hi Ken,
A good selection of voices on both Green Green Grass and Blue Christmas. I enjoyed listening :D :D
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Re: Colours

Postby papadeedee » 24 May 2017 12:37

I decided to look through my music and play the first tune with a colour in the title.
Yellow Submarine came up. I don't like the tune.
I played it unrehearsed, any errors were due to trying to pick the right voices and drums without
prior knowledge of what I was going for.
I did already have the organ set up with drawbar settings. and used the pedal switch to cycle through the settings
to find one i felt was suitable.
Yamaha EL organs are not good for "playing on the Fly" I think that at some point in the future I will buy an
organ which is easier to operate during a performance.

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Re: Colours

Postby Hugh-AR » 24 May 2017 15:45

Brian,

This is a tune I have never liked either. In fact, when I was teaching, one of the girls ('O' Level Group) asked me if there was one song I really hated, and I said, "Yellow Submarine". My mistake! From that point onward, whenever I was within earshot of a group of girls I could hear them humming "Yellow Submarine" under their breaths!

You've played it with those 'hammond drawbars' again, so that is a good start; and I like the 'march' rhythm you have used for it, which makes it pleasant to listen to. I have a suspicion that this song lends itself to using some very different chords. I seem to remember hearing this song played with more than 'basic' chords .. I thought it was the 'original' Beatles version .. but I cannot find this on YouTube.

I have found the below on YouTube .. the original by the Beatles (over 2 million views). Remember something I said a while ago about STEREO recordings? That in the early days they put all the stereo part exclusively either to the right or to the left. I can understand the reasoning behind this .. eg. if the piano is to the left of the stage, then all the piano sound should be coming out of the left speaker. But what if you have headphones on? All of a sound is coming to one ear, and none to the other. This is one of those recordings! Drives me scatty!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZLIcQf47TQ

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Re: Colours

Postby Hugh-AR » 24 May 2017 23:46

I did say that this was one of my favourites when it first came out, so here is my interpretation of it.

Tie A Yellow Ribbon (Round The Old Oak Tree)

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The Voices I have used in this are Electric Guitar, and Pop Brass. I have played the bass pedals myself ... you can tell, as the bass line is not very exciting. I'm sure an automated bass would have come up with something more interesting.

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Re: Colours

Postby kens » 25 May 2017 15:11

Hi!
Nice lively version Hugh. Nothing wrong with the bass. Well done ken
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Re: Colours

Postby papadeedee » 25 May 2017 16:31

Hi Hugh,
I thought you played an excellent version of Tie A yellow Ribbon.
I looked through my appbox and found I had uploaded a version
on Nov 2015.
I can't remember doing it but here is the link
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Re: Colours

Postby papadeedee » 30 May 2017 15:29

Green Onions
This is a fun number to play in a band, I don't think it is very good as an organ solo but here it is anyway.
I was in a hotel a long time ago listening to an excellent group. Some of the people in the audience knew I played the organ and shouted to have me play a number with the band. I played but they chose the number and the key and it was Green Onions.
The lead singer in the band went on to become very successful, now living in California. His name is Davey Pattison and he was the lead singer with Robin Trower. I will put a video of him in the Music Videos board.

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Re: Colours

Postby Hugh-AR » 30 May 2017 16:07

Brian,

Thanks for posting your Tie A Yellow Ribbon recording. Everyone plays differently and it's always interesting to hear someone else's 'take' on a tune.

Re: Green Onions. I must disagree with you! I think this piece sounds really great as an organ solo. It's that rounded 'hammondy' sound again. And it's nice to hear organ voices played from start to finish.

The posting of Green Onions by Robin Trower and Davey Pattison that Brian has mentioned is here:

viewtopic.php?f=314&t=5365

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Re: Colours

Postby papadeedee » 30 May 2017 16:18

Hi Hugh,
The Video of Robin Trower and Davey Pattison is not Green Onions. :)
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Re: Colours

Postby kens » 30 May 2017 22:05

A quickie from Ken

Played frequently by Andre Rieu The Red Rose of May.

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Re: Colours

Postby Hugh-AR » 31 May 2017 01:00

Brian .. I had just assumed that the Video clip would be the same piece as the one you had played. I didn't listen to more than a few bars of it as I still have no broadband and am using the 4G from my mobile. Don't want to exceed my 4G allowance (the Video plays for over 10 mins). However, I did listen to all of your Green Onions and thought that was superb as an organ piece.

Ken ... a very interesting harmonious piece played in 'classical style'. It's always more difficult to play a piece where every note you play is what you get. No 'backing parts' giving the bulk of what you are listening to.

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Re: Colours

Postby papadeedee » 31 May 2017 11:41

Hi Ken,
Very nice, played with expression. :D :D
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Re: Colours

Postby kens » 31 May 2017 15:59

Thanks for comments Ken
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