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Christmas 2007
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Author:  Adrian [ Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:06 pm ]
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Shan! That's wonderful, I love it. Delightful whistle and very well played.

The whistle is a Tommy tweaked C what?

Author:  khl [ Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:52 pm ]
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Here is one from Shan

It came upon the midnight clear

Shan wrote:
Played it on my Tommy-tweaked C, because that's the whistle that sang it best. I thought I was going to record it on my new Gen Bb, but I'll have to find another tune that works better for it.

Nice work, Shan. Tommy's tweaked whistles are some of my favorite. Not loud, of course, but always enjoyable to play and the tone is sweet and pleasant.

Author:  jrc [ Mon Dec 10, 2007 7:51 pm ]
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Kudos Shan! that's a nice clip.

Author:  Judy K [ Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:09 am ]
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jrc wrote:
Ren-Tin-10 wrote:
Adrian wrote:
Ren-Tin-10 wrote:
jrc wrote:
Ren-Tin-10 wrote:
OK, it's back in the folder with bass and organ added.

The link is HERE


Cool!!! That's a good start - Judy, are you there? Anyone else?

thanks Ren - you really fattened up the song. Nicely done.


Thanks, Jim. 8)

OK, Judy, how 'bout fattening this thing up even more? :mrgreen:


Yeah Judy, where's your harp?


Great idea! A harp would give it just the right amount of "sparkle". 8)


...yeah , a harp ... cool ... 8)


HARP??!! :shock: Awwww man .... love to try it, not sure I have time right now to figure out a harp part. If one of you fine fellows want to write out in SMN what ya want as a harp part (keeping it between the G below middle C to the G 2 octaves above middle C and fairly easy) I'd give it a shot. I just can't take the harp to the hospital to 'work out' anything.

Author:  Adrian [ Tue Dec 11, 2007 4:25 am ]
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Judy K wrote:
jrc wrote:
Ren-Tin-10 wrote:
Adrian wrote:
Ren-Tin-10 wrote:
jrc wrote:
Ren-Tin-10 wrote:
OK, it's back in the folder with bass and organ added.

The link is HERE


Cool!!! That's a good start - Judy, are you there? Anyone else?

thanks Ren - you really fattened up the song. Nicely done.


Thanks, Jim. 8)

OK, Judy, how 'bout fattening this thing up even more? :mrgreen:


Yeah Judy, where's your harp?


Great idea! A harp would give it just the right amount of "sparkle". 8)


...yeah , a harp ... cool ... 8)


HARP??!! :shock: Awwww man .... love to try it, not sure I have time right now to figure out a harp part. If one of you fine fellows want to write out in SMN what ya want as a harp part (keeping it between the G below middle C to the G 2 octaves above middle C and fairly easy) I'd give it a shot. I just can't take the harp to the hospital to 'work out' anything.


Get writing guys!

Author:  jrc [ Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:54 am ]
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Forgive me, but what's SMN?

Edit: Standard Music Notation - I got it. And given the range, I'm guessing treble clef. hmmmm....

Author:  Blackhawk [ Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:46 am ]
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Adrian wrote:
Here is one from Shan

It cam upon the midnight clear

Shan wrote:
Played it on my Tommy-tweaked C, because that's the whistle that sang it best. I thought I was going to record it on my new Gen Bb, but I'll have to find another tune that works better for it.
Nice, Shan!

Author:  Blackhawk [ Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:50 am ]
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Judy K wrote:

HARP??!! :shock: Awwww man .... love to try it, not sure I have time right now to figure out a harp part. If one of you fine fellows want to write out in SMN what ya want as a harp part (keeping it between the G below middle C to the G 2 octaves above middle C and fairly easy) I'd give it a shot. I just can't take the harp to the hospital to 'work out' anything.
Guys, let's remember that Judy has a family funeral to attend this week (see the prayer requests for last week...she lost a 23 year old cousin in a car accident 6 days ago), and on top of that she's taking care of her mother, who almost died last week. I think Judy has a lot on her plate right now. :)

Author:  Ren-Tin-10 [ Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:53 am ]
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Blackhawk wrote:
Judy K wrote:

HARP??!! :shock: Awwww man .... love to try it, not sure I have time right now to figure out a harp part. If one of you fine fellows want to write out in SMN what ya want as a harp part (keeping it between the G below middle C to the G 2 octaves above middle C and fairly easy) I'd give it a shot. I just can't take the harp to the hospital to 'work out' anything.
Guys, let's remember that Judy has a family funeral to attend this week (see the prayer requests for last week...she lost a 23 year old cousin in a car accident 6 days ago), and on top of that she's taking care of her mother, who almost died last week. I think Judy has a lot on her plate right now. :)


Well, I don't want to cheat Judy out of contributing, but if she can't do it, I'll take it back up and add some dulcimer and maybe some low whistle harmony.

Author:  jrc [ Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:57 am ]
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Go for it, Ren - you can preserve the original clip with bass and organ and Judy can play at her leisure.

I'll try to write something for her, but it'll be this weekend before I have time.

Author:  Shan [ Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:30 pm ]
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Adrian wrote:
The whistle is a Tommy tweaked C what?


It's a much-improved Walton, and one of my favorites now.

Glad you liked the tune. I thought it was worth learning a few cross-fingerings for the sharps. :)

jrc - loved the Canu Cwnsela! Any idea how you'd actually say that?

Author:  jrc [ Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:01 pm ]
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jrc - loved the Canu Cwnsela! Any idea how you'd actually say that?
Thanks Shan - I have no clue how to pronounce it - Adrian? Keith? Anyone?

Author:  Adrian [ Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:50 pm ]
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jrc wrote:
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jrc - loved the Canu Cwnsela! Any idea how you'd actually say that?
Thanks Shan - I have no clue how to pronounce it - Adrian? Keith? Anyone?


Probably kani koonsela in south Wales. There are lot of dialects in Welsh (and Irish) though.

Author:  Blackhawk [ Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:10 am ]
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Judy K wrote:
They aren't the same song, D. I found Patapan in the main ftp folder, not the Christmas 2007 folder.

I have fallen in love with this song. Does anyone know where I can find whistle friendly dots?

Author:  Adrian [ Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:42 am ]
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Blackhawk wrote:
Judy K wrote:
They aren't the same song, D. I found Patapan in the main ftp folder, not the Christmas 2007 folder.

I have fallen in love with this song. Does anyone know where I can find whistle friendly dots?


I wrote a copy in G for you here: Patapan PDF

Author:  Adrian [ Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:44 am ]
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Blackhawk wrote:
Judy K wrote:
They aren't the same song, D. I found Patapan in the main ftp folder, not the Christmas 2007 folder.

I have fallen in love with this song. Does anyone know where I can find whistle friendly dots?


I wrote a copy in Em for you here: Patapan PDF

Author:  Blackhawk [ Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:11 am ]
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Thanks, Adrian!

Author:  jrc [ Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:44 am ]
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Blackhawk wrote:
Thanks, Adrian!


Ditto! Thanks Adrian!! :D

Author:  ConnieS [ Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:26 pm ]
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Here's a new one from Keith:

Right-click to download
Away In a Manger

He says:
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I recorded this in the last few minutes rather than going to McDonalds for Spam and eggs. "Away in a Manger" played on my Reviol Low C.

Author:  Shan [ Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:14 pm ]
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ConnieS wrote:
Here's a new one from Keith:

Away In a Manger

He says:
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I recorded this in the last few minutes rather than going to McDonalds for Spam and eggs. "Away in a Manger" played on my Reviol Low C.


Wow, what a pretty whistle! McDonald's loss is our gain. That was groovy. I esp. liked the second verse!

Author:  jrc [ Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:42 pm ]
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Very, very nice Keith.

That's a sweet whistle, and you bring out the best in it. Good stuff.

Author:  Ren-Tin-10 [ Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:58 am ]
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Ren-Tin-10 wrote:
Blackhawk wrote:
Judy K wrote:

HARP??!! :shock: Awwww man .... love to try it, not sure I have time right now to figure out a harp part. If one of you fine fellows want to write out in SMN what ya want as a harp part (keeping it between the G below middle C to the G 2 octaves above middle C and fairly easy) I'd give it a shot. I just can't take the harp to the hospital to 'work out' anything.
Guys, let's remember that Judy has a family funeral to attend this week (see the prayer requests for last week...she lost a 23 year old cousin in a car accident 6 days ago), and on top of that she's taking care of her mother, who almost died last week. I think Judy has a lot on her plate right now. :)


Well, I don't want to cheat Judy out of contributing, but if she can't do it, I'll take it back up and add some dulcimer and maybe some low whistle harmony.


OK, it's back out there now with dulcimer added.

Author:  jrc [ Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:18 pm ]
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That's really nice Ren - I'd personally like the dulcimer a little hotter in the mix, kinda between the bass and whistle, just a bit more up front, but that's must my opinion. I really had to listen for it, but it was really cool the way you waited for the second pass.

Author:  KittyR [ Sat Dec 15, 2007 4:46 pm ]
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Ok, I guess I have to finally admit that I'm not going to have time to go back and clean this one up.

Blackhawk sent me his version of God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen... and I turned it into my version. :mrgreen:

This is just the "scratch" tracks -- where I work out my ideas. Then once my decisions are made, I go back record it all clean.

But..... that ain't going to happen before Christmas, so here's the sloppy version. Sorry Blackhawk. Feel free to post your whistle track as a stand-alone as well.

The only things I'm playing "live" are guitar, bass and various shakers. Everything else I got off the Internet and added with a bit of editing.

I meant to add some more guitar lead line at the end but ..... no more time. Just some sloppy bass. And I need to bring up the guitar accompaniment on the last 8 bars. (incessant tweaker)

Right-click to download
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

Kitty

Author:  Ren-Tin-10 [ Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:08 pm ]
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jrc wrote:
That's really nice Ren - I'd personally like the dulcimer a little hotter in the mix, kinda between the bass and whistle, just a bit more up front, but that's must my opinion. I really had to listen for it, but it was really cool the way you waited for the second pass.


I was planning to keep it pretty much in the background in case we have another contributor. If we don't, I'll put it back out with the dulcimer turned up a bit.

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