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Song 3 - Sweet Hour of Prayer
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Author:  shadoes [ Sun Aug 06, 2006 3:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Song 3 - Sweet Hour of Prayer

I pull the songs for TPE from various hymnals I have. This particular version of Sweet Hour of Prayer came from 1940 edition of the Braodman hymnal.

This song, like the previous songs can be played at a variety of tempos. I find that when you pull back on the tempo it flows smoothly and when you pick up the pace it gets a nice little lilt going. I think we should have a lot of fun with the various versions of this. I apologize for the long measure at the beggining. Still haven;t figured out how to make Finale do pick up notes properly.

http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/songfile/SweetHour.pdf

http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/songfile/SweetHour.mp3

Author:  RonKiley [ Sun Aug 06, 2006 5:03 pm ]
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A great choice! This is one of my favorite hymns. I hope I can do it justice. This is one favorite and one that goes with it is I Need the Every Hour.

Author:  shadoes [ Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:05 pm ]
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you know... I really wanted to do something a little faster this time.. I really really did :) Guess I will have to do another version hehehe

as always played on the reyburn low D and O'brien high D with the digi and some yamaha W7 synth throw in. I tried taking the digi out once I put in the keyboard but when I do the mix gets real empty hehe. So I left it in.

http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/songfile/sweethourofprayer_shadoes.mp3

Author:  Jim Wright [ Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:39 pm ]
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Well so much for me making a recording of this one .. that sounds great .. think I will take up water polo!

=D> =D> =D> [-( :laughing:

Author:  shadoes [ Sun Aug 06, 2006 10:14 pm ]
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Jim Wright wrote:
Well so much for me making a recording of this one .. that sounds great .. think I will take up water polo!

=D> =D> =D> [-( :laughing:


bah I best be seeing a recording by you on this one MR Man!!!

I downloaded audacity so I will try to get it installed soon and we can play around with your settings to see if we can find something more to your liking. But please go ahead and record before then.

Author:  Blackhawk [ Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:53 am ]
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This is one of my favorites. Now if I can just learn how to record onto my new computer..........

Author:  ConnieS [ Mon Aug 07, 2006 12:15 pm ]
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Shadoes!! Very nice! The synth adds a very professional-sounding touch. As always, your reverb settings set off your work just perfectly. Nice job on the whistle, too.

BTW, I googled didgeroo and -- :shock: ! Is that as difficult to play as it looks?

Author:  shadoes [ Mon Aug 07, 2006 12:22 pm ]
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yes and no :) I cheat :) I cannot circular breathe. Working on developing the technique but just don't have the time I need to devote to it. Want to develop it for playing whistle as well as digi. Sooo what I do is take the deepest breath and I can and play for as long as I possibly can in one breath. Then I take the best part of that clip, cut it out and paste it repeatedly overlapping them and cross fading them into each other to produce the proper drone of a digi being played at least semi properly.

This track is the first time in a LONG LONG time I have broken out the synth. hehe I have a nice little music workstation forming up at my house. Will have to take a picture of my setup once it is all done.

Thanks for all the kind words folks. :) Now.. lets hear some MORE!!! hehehe

Author:  shadoes [ Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:02 pm ]
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<taps foot impatiently> waiting :) :) :) :) hehehe :mrgreen:

Author:  Jim Wright [ Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:24 pm ]
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I have tried to book the singers and the band but they have another gig ... working on it! :D

Author:  Judy K [ Fri Aug 11, 2006 9:02 am ]
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shadoes wrote:
<taps foot impatiently> waiting :) :) :) :) hehehe :mrgreen:


I've heard patience is a virtue ......

We're just helping you exercise yours. :mrgreen:

Author:  Jim Wright [ Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:41 am ]
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Judy K wrote:
shadoes wrote:
<taps foot impatiently> waiting :) :) :) :) hehehe :mrgreen:


I've heard patience is a virtue ......

We're just helping you exercise yours. :mrgreen:


That's a good one .. mind if I borrow it? :D

Author:  Judy K [ Sat Aug 12, 2006 1:47 am ]
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Jim Wright wrote:
Judy K wrote:
shadoes wrote:
<taps foot impatiently> waiting :) :) :) :) hehehe :mrgreen:


I've heard patience is a virtue ......

We're just helping you exercise yours. :mrgreen:


That's a good one .. mind if I borrow it? :D


Not at all -- enjoy! :)

Author:  ConnieS [ Sat Aug 12, 2006 10:08 am ]
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It takes a while to practice up. I larned mah lesson on Amazing Grace. You'll do better if you keep practicing.

Patience, shadoes...patience. BTW, check your PM's for my Sweet Hour of Prayer.

Author:  shadoes [ Sat Aug 12, 2006 1:31 pm ]
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here is ConnieS version

http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/songfile/SweetHourofPrayer_Connies.mp3

and her comments

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Instruments:
Greenwood D (Again!! Eventually I'll do a song with some of my other whistles. Eventually.)
Acoustic guitar
Glass bottleneck slide on an acoustic guitar
Mountain dulcimer (I'm a rank amateur at this instrument, so there's just a touch of it in the C part of the songtoward, but not quite at, the end. The part where the melody goes higher and sounds different).

I did all the mixing and recording with Audacity. I'm now using a slightly more expensive omnidirectional conference mic, with somewhat better results.

Author:  Jim Wright [ Sat Aug 12, 2006 5:19 pm ]
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Sounds very nice ... I had thought of using the Mount. Dulc and found a site that actually plays the whole song. I sure do like the sound of them... will probably buy the CD.

http://www.tindlemusic.com/MDCDshop.htm

Oh .. I am practicing ... but are you sure that helps??? :-k :D

Author:  Jim Wright [ Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:08 pm ]
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my attempt is on the porch ... handle with care! 8-[

jim

Author:  shadoes [ Sat Aug 12, 2006 10:31 pm ]
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here is Jim's

http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/songfile/SweetHour_JimWright.mp3

very haunting Jim. I like it. In your PM you mentioned you were having trouble with some of the notes but I really didn't hear any major bumps. Face it ... you are not as bad as you think you are :) :) but then that probably applies to all of us. Many times I play something and I think it is appalling but others seems to like it.

Author:  Blackhawk [ Sat Aug 12, 2006 11:14 pm ]
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I'm working on my version, just so none of you think I'm ignoring you. :)

Author:  Judy K [ Sun Aug 13, 2006 12:57 am ]
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Just had a listen to all 3 versions. Wow! There's not a stinker in the batch. ;)

I really like the multi-instruments and enjoy Ed's & Connie's talents; but Jim's is just as intriguing. A man and his whistle .... 8)

=D> =D> =D>

Author:  shadoes [ Sun Aug 13, 2006 7:46 am ]
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That is one of the things I like about TPE. It shows you can play the very same song in more than one way. Often times I have heard people comment something to the effect of "That's not how you play that hymn...it should be played <insert way here>" And I have found that is just not true and TPE certainly goes a long way to proving that point.

And the same song strikes different people in different ways. For This one I felt that I wanted to add something more than just whistle. But Jim's version has just the whistle. Both tracks are meaningful yet they are the same song :)

I love the haunting sound Jim has on his track and I love the fully arranged tracks we have heard. That is one of the things I like about the whistle is its ability to adapt the sound.

Stripped down to basics or full out orchestrated, meaningful praise is meaningful praise.

Author:  Jim Wright [ Sun Aug 13, 2006 7:57 am ]
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shadoes wrote:
Stripped down to basics or full out orchestrated, meaningful praise is meaningful praise.

And ......... that .... is what it is all about ... now ... isn't it? For none other .. under heaven .. is worthy of it. :D

Author:  RonKiley [ Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:01 am ]
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I will try to record something when I get back home. The time here in Ohio grows short. We will probably leave here about 8 tomorrow morning. As usual we got a new announcement. Another great grandchild in the spring. We have to come back next month for a wedding then I think we can relax for a while.

Author:  Blackhawk [ Sun Aug 13, 2006 2:26 pm ]
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I love all of these versions that have been posted so far. Good job all of you!

Author:  shadoes [ Sun Aug 13, 2006 6:08 pm ]
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Brassblower's version

http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/songfile/SweetHourOfPrayer_Brassblower.mp3

Quote:
Instruments used: Clarke Original C whistle, Dixon Low G whistle, keyboard auto-accompaniment

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