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Calypso Carol

Postby Hugh-AR » 05 Feb 2019 11:28

Calypso Carol

I first heard this done with this rhythm at the school where I worked (many years ago). A music teacher from a secondary school nearby had come to help us put together some Christmas Carols for the children to sing, and this was his 'take' on how a 'Calypso' should be played. It was the rhythm that got me. 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2 / 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2 .. and I could not get my head round it. It was not like any 'automated rhythm' I had on my organ. I had to chant this rhythm all day to myself until my brain accepted that this was 'normal'.

What I have done in this piece is to use both hands to play the 'rhythm part' on the Lower manual with piano; then play this back and whilst listening to it add the melody on the Upper. A 'double' recording, which I can do on my organ as I can record the manuals separately.

I have ended the piece with 'waves breaking on the shore'.



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