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Clive Williams

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Theme of the Month for March 2012: Film Music
« on: March 01, 2012, 12:13:21 AM »

By popular acclaim/demand, or whatever you want to call it, this month we're doing music from the movies. Any music whatsoever as long as it has a movie connection...

Plenty of scope for the unexpected here I think!

Cheers,

Clive

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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2012: Film Music
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2012, 09:22:18 AM »

From the 1956 Joan Crawford weepie of the same name here is my take on Autumn Leaves.

http://libtrad.eu/mp3/AutumnLeaves_mixdown.mp3

Melody and solo's are played in a single take, using the Hohner Corona. I recorded this some time last month. I was practicing using the switches (trying not to loose the flow). The timing's a bit shaky in places, but as a quick musical sketch I think the results show promise.

« Last Edit: March 01, 2012, 09:37:30 AM by Mike Hirst »
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2012: Film Music
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2012, 09:25:17 AM »

I have 3 ideas already....

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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2012: Film Music
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2012, 07:28:32 AM »

From the 1956 Joan Crawford weepie of the same name here is my take on Autumn Leaves.

http://libtrad.eu/mp3/AutumnLeaves_mixdown.mp3

Melody and solo's are played in a single take, using the Hohner Corona. I recorded this some time last month. I was practicing using the switches (trying not to loose the flow). The timing's a bit shaky in places, but as a quick musical sketch I think the results show promise.


That's great Mike. Really enjoyed it; shows just how versatile these boxes (and some of the better players) are.
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2012: Film Music
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2012, 09:51:38 AM »

That's great Mike. Really enjoyed it; shows just how versatile these boxes (and some of the better players) are.

Thanks Ellis.

This is part of a development path I've been following for a couple of years. For some time I had been aware that my playing centred on a relatively small number of keys. On the Corona (GCF) I was playing mostly Dm, Am, C and F. I had an arrangement of “Torna a Surriento” in Cm and a Java that switches from D minor to D major, but otherwise that was it.

I started working with scales and arpeggios until I had all 12 keys. Using a standard layout Corona GCF I found that I can play major and minor scales in all twelve keys and 60 different chords are possible (major, minor, M7, m7 and dim7 in all 12 keys). In addition I have blues scales in all 12 keys.

For a while my practice routine was all about scales, arpeggios and patterns. I would play each scale up to the ninth and then descend using an M9 or m9 arpeggio. Next I'd play scales in thirds, sixths and octaves. The biggest limitation here is the missing low Bb and the fact that there is only one Ab, otherwise most things are possible. The 34 button layout on the Xtreme makes octave work a doddle.

To break the monotony of scales and arpeggios I invested in some fake books and started running through standards, playing everything in the written key (rather than transposing, as I might have done before). As a discipline I'm finding this invaluable. Now I've got the melodies I'm starting to develop solos. I've recorded some backing tracks that I can improvise over as part of my daily routine. I record each practice and listen back looking for what works and highlighting the things that need more development.

The recordings make a useful feedback loop. Each new recording shows improvement. I recently posted my take on Polkadots and Moonbeams. Yesterday I recorded a new version. Some of the improvement is technical, I've been working on mic placement and mixing, but there is also clear development in the playing. As before, this is a single take using the switches to add tonal colour.

http://libtrad.eu/mp3/Polkadots_and_Moonbeams.mp3

Most of this stuff stays at home. In public I sing trad. songs and play for ceilidhs. I'm finding it useful to be able to post things on the forum and get some feed back. I'm not sure where this will take me, but I like the road I travel.
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2012: Film Music
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2012, 10:03:35 AM »

Wow, highly impressive playing and direction, Mike!
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2012: Film Music
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2012, 05:07:39 PM »

Brief and imperfect

which may be the point

ce la vie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL2AnfkRxgU

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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2012: Film Music
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2012, 02:09:25 PM »

Better do something good seeing as I suggested this one. Much work to be done!
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2012: Film Music
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2012, 02:25:32 PM »

This short video is not to be taken too seriously but it matched the theme... :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2LefViAAKI

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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2012: Film Music
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2012, 07:54:14 PM »


Some very impressive music here so far this month !

Someone had to do this one which would also fit into the February theme.
It is Scottische Morvandelle which is played in the film Chocolat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiE867Pnt4w

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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2012: Film Music
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2012, 08:17:04 PM »

Loved that...and the way the tune moves into the B part and then resolves back into the A. Cheers
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2012: Film Music
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2012, 09:48:16 PM »

The Oompa Loompa Song, from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zgZ3-KBLHA

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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2012: Film Music
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2012, 09:58:36 PM »

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Loved that...and the way the tune moves into the B part and then resolves back into the A. Cheers

Thanks,  I have never noticed that and you are, of course, correct  ;)

Roland
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2012: Film Music
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2012, 10:03:01 PM »

Has anyone considered the theme from "The Godfather"? I have it on my Anglo concertina, sort of, but not sure I can get it onto my one row C box.
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2012: Film Music
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2012, 10:20:38 PM »

I'm certain that must be a technical term for it, but my method is to "bodge"; ie amend the tune slightly if parts do not suit your instrument.
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2012: Film Music
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2012, 10:52:39 PM »

I think that's called a Fantasia. Or Variations on a Theme. ;)

My husband has just been merrily humming along to the Oompa Loompa song. Genius choice of tune there.

I was toying with Star Wars as I'm a huge John Williams fan but I've been beaten to that one. I have another plan which seems to be shaping up better for me. Bit of practice needed however.
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2012: Film Music
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2012, 06:42:21 AM »

I'm certain that must be a technical term for it, but my method is to "bodge"; ie amend the tune slightly if parts do not suit your instrument.

Bodge? That's a new word for me. Spent an half hour on Google looking for "work around..." Got nothing. Bodge comes up right away as in,
"Urban Dictionary: bodge
www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=bodgeA quick and dirty job, something done very hastily. Make it look good for the next day or two and if it falls down after that, it's alright."

And that fits me perfectly. Thanks.
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2012: Film Music
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2012, 09:10:46 AM »

Bodge? That's a new word for me. Spent an half hour on Google looking for "work around..." Got nothing. Bodge comes up right away as in,
"Urban Dictionary: bodge
www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=bodgeA quick and dirty job, something done very hastily. Make it look good for the next day or two and if it falls down after that, it's alright."

And that fits me perfectly. Thanks.

Re Bodge - a much maligned word that does indeed now mean A quick and dirty job, something done very hastily. etc 

But it also refers to a highly-skilled trade from the Chiltern Hills (where I live), ie the trade of Bodging, a traditional wood-turning craft, using green (unseasoned) wood to make chair legs and other cylindrical parts of chairs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodging

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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2012: Film Music
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2012, 10:29:08 AM »

The Oompa Loompa Song, from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zgZ3-KBLHA

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I now have the mental image of oompa lumpas doing a morris dance....lol!

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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2012: Film Music
« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2012, 10:34:51 AM »

My problem is I'm finding I only know bits of film themes...not the whole tune. :(
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