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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2012: Film Music
« Reply #80 on: March 27, 2012, 09:27:04 AM »

At last... "Feed The Birds" from Mary Poppins. (you can tell I don't go to a lot of movies...)
I thought this would be easy but it wasn't. The chorus is straightforward enough, but there's a lot more to it than that.
Smoothed down with lashings of reverb and a little compression too.

http://youtu.be/nBDEO30RCU0

I just hope the YouTube copyright censors don't take it down - but that would be a problem with a lot of film music.

Love it. I think it sounds great on a squeezebox.
Its my fave disney song of all time.
I wanted to play it (as I have a tunebook with the dots in) but I couldn't manage it on melodeon only concertina.

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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2012: Film Music
« Reply #81 on: March 27, 2012, 09:58:38 AM »

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I thought this would be easy but it wasn't. The chorus is straightforward enough, but there's a lot more to it than that.

Anahata, superb playing, and those last few chords were real magic - you might well smile at the end!
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2012: Film Music
« Reply #82 on: March 27, 2012, 02:48:47 PM »

those last few chords were real magic - you might well smile at the end!

I (re)learned the song from the YouTube clip from the movie, so they are an adaptation of what actually happens in the orchestra - at least the E♭ chord is right to begin with, then I just made up a simplified sequence that led step wise to the final G. And I nearly didn't add that ending at all for fear of being considered too cheesy  :D

So thank you for taking a charitable view  :Ph :|glug
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2012: Film Music
« Reply #83 on: March 27, 2012, 03:01:25 PM »

http://libtrad.eu/mp3/Moon_River.mp3

I was really pleased with my version of Moon River ..

and then I saw this:

http://bit.ly/HaZ00y

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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2012: Film Music
« Reply #84 on: March 27, 2012, 03:05:09 PM »

I nearly didn't add that ending at all for fear of being considered too cheesy

I like cheese  ;)
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2012: Film Music
« Reply #85 on: March 27, 2012, 03:11:11 PM »

How I love it when Anahata posts a new tune!
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2012: Film Music
« Reply #86 on: March 27, 2012, 03:23:14 PM »

I wanted to play [ Feed the Birds ] (as I have a tunebook with the dots in)

I should thank you for reminding me of the movie with your own posting!

When we were teenagers my sister had a tunebook of songs from Mary Poppins, a possibly inspired choice by her piano teacher, and she'd struggle with that and several other songs from the book. I remember liking the tune back then.

How I love it when Anahata posts a new tune!
:|bl That one very nearly didn't happen.
It was quite a challenge, and I have other things I should have been doing (like getting the next issue of Mardles magazine ready for the printers...).
I'm quite pleased with the result though.
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2012: Film Music
« Reply #87 on: March 28, 2012, 11:36:22 AM »

I am *trying* to get something recorded in time but it might have to be early April. Got a bit of a full-on week this week.
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2012: Film Music
« Reply #88 on: March 30, 2012, 12:29:51 AM »

Here my contribution of the month, Music of movie Love Story composed by Francis Lai.

I made a tablature for 3 rows 18 bass G/C, please contact me if you are interested

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPRsUAwhx0s
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2012: Film Music
« Reply #89 on: March 30, 2012, 06:59:43 AM »

Very nice! One of my wife's favorites. Especially since when the movie was issued we were "marooned" in the Massachusetts Berkshires and homesick for California. I'll show this to her in the morning. :D
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2012: Film Music
« Reply #90 on: March 30, 2012, 09:03:19 AM »

Very nice - you make it sound haunting but relaxed, which I bet was not easy! M Lai does seem to like tunes that go off in all sorts of directions, doesn't he?
 
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2012: Film Music
« Reply #91 on: April 01, 2012, 10:42:56 AM »

End of the month and a new theme starts; thanks for all of the great recordings everyone! Late entries as ever are very welcome; stick them on the end here.

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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2012: Film Music
« Reply #92 on: April 01, 2012, 12:41:30 PM »

The first of the late entries for this theme! My excuse is that I have just taken delivery of a new laptop with a built-in webcam and video-editing software, so, for the first time, I am properly equipped for recording and uploading videos for Tune and Theme of the Month. My playing may not be up to much, but at least I am beginning to get to grips with the technology!

A couple of years ago, I was in a session in the Rugby Club at Sidmouth led by Saul Rose and Maclaine Colston. When Saul went to the bar to get some drinks, Maclaine launched into In Dreams (better known as the Hobbit Theme from Lord of the Rings) on his hammered dulcimer*, claiming that he was taking advantage of Saul's absence to play a tune that you can't play on a melodeon. Red rag to a bull or what! So I got the film score and set about producing an arrangement that would fit on my melodeon. The following is my interpretation (or should that be desecration?) of Howard Shore's beautiful tune.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4rqSeO3LwQ&list=UUFrwCNQLCytv6UZMzkeIY1Q&index=1&feature=plcp

* By the way, how much does a dulcimer have to drink in order to get hammered?  ::)
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2012: Film Music
« Reply #93 on: April 05, 2012, 05:01:27 PM »

Here my contribution of the month, Music of movie Love Story composed by Francis Lai.

I made a tablature for 3 rows 18 bass G/C, please contact me if you are interested

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPRsUAwhx0s

Je viens seulement de voir cette vidéo : elle est superbe, beau travail !
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2012: Film Music
« Reply #94 on: April 08, 2012, 12:17:13 AM »

This tune gave me a lot to learn.  It's the melody used for the theme of THE PIANO, an old Scottish strathspey called "Lord Balgonie's Favourite."

http://soundcloud.com/john-dally/lord-balgonies-favourite-the
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2012: Film Music
« Reply #95 on: April 09, 2012, 12:15:43 PM »

Lord of the Box

Bob, that is really, really nice! I imagine you need a 12 bass box to do it or would I be able to attempt it with just 8?

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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2012: Film Music
« Reply #96 on: April 09, 2012, 08:54:40 PM »


Hi, Rod. Thanks very much for the positive comments.

Most of the tune can be played using the standard eight basses of a D/G box, but there are three bars in the B music where I use B flat, E flat and F natural basses to create tension. No doubt, substitutes for these could be found among the standard basses. More importantly, you would need B flat and F natural accidentals on the right hand to play the melody. It might be possibe to adapt the tune if you don't have them, but I think the tune would lose some of its charm without them.

I can post the dots if you would find them useful.
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2012: Film Music
« Reply #98 on: April 10, 2012, 04:46:09 PM »

I wanted to play [ Feed the Birds ] (as I have a tunebook with the dots in)

I should thank you for reminding me of the movie with your own posting!

When we were teenagers my sister had a tunebook of songs from Mary Poppins, a possibly inspired choice by her piano teacher, and she'd struggle with that and several other songs from the book. I remember liking the tune back then.

Hmmmm...maybe I can try spoonful of sugar...

I'd like to try this one ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKTknLD9eWw

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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2012: Film Music
« Reply #99 on: April 10, 2012, 05:36:21 PM »

Hi Bob,

Yes please! I have the right hand accidentals on the Preciosa but the bass end will not manage those B part bits.

Getting carried away - the Rohan theme (King of the Golden Hall) is A minor so I think it will need transposed before the bass end will do much at all.

There are other things I really should be working on but....

Rod
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