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Re: Dances eg. Cha Cha, Samba, Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz etc.

Postby Brian007 » 22 Oct 2017 13:56

Hi Brian,

Thank you very much,

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Postby ken horton » 22 Oct 2017 15:02

Here's a nice little Rhumba " A Quiet night of Quiet Stars " recently just used as background music in TV commercials they play it so quietly I didn't recognise it for a few weeks !

https://app.box.com/s/9xoxyqn8fvpocc1cu2gjw0x9xsw623mf

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Postby Hugh-AR » 22 Oct 2017 16:17

Brian007. Perfidia - Most enjoyable, particularly when you come in with all that harmony. I just love listening to the harmonies in a piece, and this one lends itself to playing it like this. Your Rumba rhythm suited it very well too.

Ken. A nice quiet piece with a good Rhumba rhythm.

Is it Rumba or Rhumba? My AR 80 says Rhumba for the STYLE. And Wikipedia says this about it:

    Cuban rumba: a traditional Cuban music genre
    Rhumba: also known as ballroom rumba, an American style of ballroom music
    Rumba flamenca: a style of flamenco
    Catalan rumba: a Spanish popular music style
    Rumba criolla: a genre of Colombian popular music
    Congolese rumba: a genre of music that originated in the Congo Basin during the 1940s

So I suppose one takes one's pick.

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Postby Brian007 » 23 Oct 2017 07:46

Hi Hugh,

Apparently its a Rhumba, thats acorrding to a well known musical magazine ( Remember Magazines )
which I periodically get free copies of through the post.

Anyway thanks for listening and pleased you enjoyed it.

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Postby Brian007 » 23 Oct 2017 07:49

Hi Ken,

That was a very nice easy piece to listen to and sounded just great

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Postby ken horton » 24 Oct 2017 20:52

I think this is a little heard of Tango, Balada de la Trompeta, But having played it back several times I think I needed another 8 bars adding to the end to finish it off ,but I just could not find the time to do it again, and as for adding it on the end using something like Audacity is a bit too far for me.

https://app.box.com/s/ogdww7hqa6hoift4ynqb1bya5e65vizp Ken (H)
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Postby Hugh-AR » 24 Oct 2017 22:19

Ken. A very 'tangoey' Tango rhythm. Well played and well executed. Hugh
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Postby ken horton » 24 Oct 2017 23:45

Thanks for your kind remarks Hugh, I must admit to owning up that the rhythms / styles I now have through the KN 7000 have made a tremendous improvement in my normal basic playing, and I love it ! Ken (H)
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Postby Brian007 » 25 Oct 2017 07:51

Hi Ken,

Well that should get them up on the floor alright, enjoyed it very much, well played and voiced

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Postby Jon D » 25 Oct 2017 10:00

Hi there Ken,
Another nice performance well played and a pleasant listen my good friend. 8) 8) 8)

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Postby Jon D » 30 Oct 2017 22:22

Hi there slipped this one in as a Big Band Q/Step if there is still time cheers my good friends. :roll: :roll: :roll:



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Postby Brian007 » 31 Oct 2017 08:45

Hi Jon D.

A great number and a great performance thoroughly enjoyed listening to it

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Postby Hugh-AR » 03 Nov 2017 00:57

Jon. Always have liked the Quickstep. Just makes you want to get up and dance! Hugh
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Postby DonW » 03 Nov 2017 20:19

Hi all,

Something different. A Samba Medley.

https://app.box.com/s/j4r79lb5aeux1x3tx401bhif4u35sg7y

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Postby Brian007 » 04 Nov 2017 08:49

Hi Don,

What a lively piece that was, enjoyed listening to it very much

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Postby papadeedee » 04 Nov 2017 14:27

Very nice Don, I enjoyed it. :D :D
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Postby ken horton » 05 Nov 2017 11:49

Hi Don, what a great samba melody, exactly like one you would have danced to in my youth, congratulations on keeping it all under control, that was some feat in itself, I try but usually make at least one gaff near the end and have to scrap it and start again.
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Postby DonW » 06 Nov 2017 16:35

Hi Brian,Ken and Brian,
Thanks for listening to my samba,
I know the middle one was Brazil but the
rest of it was another of my wanderings I'm afraid.
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Postby papadeedee » 07 Nov 2017 16:28

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Postby ken horton » 20 Jan 2018 17:23

Candy, danced to the Foxtrot, but the dancers timing is actually slow, slow, quick, quick, slow and not always easy to fit into the tune.
This version is played on just organ flutes (hoping to make it sound like the Tower Ballroom ) but I am posting a second version which in my opinion is more suitable Ken ( H )

https://app.box.com/s/7ks4tbqzz9e735gfu9eps98cfjoeoidu
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Postby ken horton » 20 Jan 2018 17:26

Candy. Here's the other version of the foxtrot.

https://app.box.com/s/cb31vzhpn8msu62cxi4ci4qex3nu7ja1

Which do you prefer ? Ken
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Postby Hugh-AR » 20 Jan 2018 19:47

Hi Ken,

I can see your dancers trying to fit their slow, slow, quick/quick, slow to your tune .. but to be honest, I didn't have any trouble doing it!

But which did I prefer? Well, there are three reasons why I overwhelmingly voted for version 2.

1. I am not too keen on 'Theatre Organ' sounds. And I can hear you say, "But, but ... you have an AR organ, which had Theatre Organ sounds at it's heart when it was designed!" Maybe, but I much prefer to use the conventional 'dance band' instruments such as those you chose for your version 2.
2. Love that saxophone sound with the piano in the background. I played piano as a youngster in our school 'dance band', and that piano accompaniment is exactly what I would have played (they very seldom let me play the tune!). I think I was considered to be the 'rhythm' and 'fill-in' lad.
3. The actual recordings. As a youngster, I wanted to be a recording engineer, but never realised my ambitions as neither the BBC nor EMI would take me on as an apprentice. As far as I can tell, both recordings are in stereo. That's important to get a good listening experience. But ... in your first recording the volume levels between left and right channels are really at odds, which makes it difficult to give the piece a fair hearing. My brain was really at odds trying to make something of that left channel. But in the second, in the Dance Band recording, the levels are perfect. Below are the waveforms of the two recordings.

    First recording - Tower Ballroom
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    Second recording - Dance Band
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Postby ken horton » 20 Jan 2018 20:47

Hi Hugh, thanks for your kind remarks, I am afraid with recording I am very much a beginner as I do very little and by the time I start to do some it has been so long since last time I have to get my notes out ! As a youth I was brought up on dance bands as all the local hops had to provide a live band , (all of varying competence ) . The main venue was usually the basement of the suburban cinemas supplemented with the local hall for Saturday nights (Sheffield) the larger cinemas all had a band of sorts, mainly a four piece, occasionally a bit larger and of course down in number if one of the players were sick !

But it was an introduction to music and even though not realizing it at the time we slowly learnt the composition of a tune great days. Ken
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Postby ken horton » 29 Jan 2018 17:41

Here's another Foxtrot, Easy To Love, no frills ,the sort they would slot in to cool the dances after a few quicksteps and salsas.

This may bring back a few memories to the ballroom dancers of yesteryear, ( that includes me ) Ken (H)

https://app.box.com/s/0s1gd0td2us5r6bl3kb5idqiga93fouh
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Postby JohnT » 29 Jan 2018 18:50

Hi Ken Easy to listen to. Does not need any frills. Trying to catch up on my listening and comments. John
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Re: Dances eg. Cha Cha, Samba, Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz etc.

Postby Hugh-AR » 02 Feb 2018 01:10

Ken,

Going back to your Candy, you say:
Candy, danced to the Foxtrot ... this version is played on just organ flutes (hoping to make it sound like the Tower Ballroom).

Your LINK to the music was this one:

https://app.box.com/s/7ks4tbqzz9e735gfu9eps98cfjoeoidu

.. and I had put up the waveform for this recording, which I repeat here:

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As you can see, the volume of the left channel is very much less than the right one.

Now, using Audacity I have Normalised the recording (ie. brought it up to optimum levels) .. but hadn't realised until now that I could do this to the left and right channels separately. This has brought the left channel up to a level with the right one. The resultant waveform is below.

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And by clicking the LINK below you can listen to how different your recording sounds when the two tracks are levelled. And looking at this waveform you can see quite clearly now that the recording is in Stereo.

https://app.box.com/s/jeqd1dj12oba2rwesl8t4ymd7jy0fwns

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Postby VAL7JEAN » 09 May 2018 15:36

Just found this thread - interesting.
If only I could keep the beat!
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