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Song 4 - Awake, Awake to Work and Love
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Author:  shadoes [ Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:07 pm ]
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i renently aquired a couple of older nickel unpainted clarkes a D and a C. Haven;t yet had a lot of time to mess with them but they sound quite nice. Maybe I got a couple good ones. hehe

Author:  eternalbro [ Fri Sep 01, 2006 6:25 am ]
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Why do I catch myself singing about Old King Cole, and his whistlers three when I listen to this song? :P (maybe it's because I've been so saturated with childrens songs for so long.) :)

Ron

Author:  eternalbro [ Fri Sep 01, 2006 6:40 am ]
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It's going to take me a little while to learn this one. I keep trying to through in extra notes. :roll:

Author:  fancypiper [in Heaven] [ Fri Sep 01, 2006 6:57 am ]
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eternalbro wrote:
It's going to take me a little while to learn this one. I keep trying to through in extra notes. :roll:

What's wrong with extra notes? :-({|= Can you say var' ih ay" shun? Sure you can!

Author:  RonKiley [ Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:34 am ]
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To misquote Daniel Boone, "It is a poor man that plays a tune the same way twice". I often find myself having a happy little accident and playing a vaiation of a tune. In fact I think I played a variation on the second verse of Sweet Hour of Prayer. If it sounds good - fine.

Author:  Adrian [ Fri Sep 01, 2006 10:19 am ]
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Super hymn and lovely tune in the Aolian mode. Thank you to whoever found it. Susan and I just had to learn it before we had supper! Judy's and Connie's recordings are delightful.

Author:  KittyR [ Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:57 am ]
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Here are 2 versions from Ron (eternalbro).

He writes about the 2nd version:
    My second rendition, is with my Hoover D. My 5 year old son Joey, is whistling in the background. Alissa said she'd sing along, but she got interested in eating raisins, and shaking the box.

http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/son ... nalbro.mp3

http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/son ... nalbro.mp3

Author:  Judy K [ Sat Sep 02, 2006 1:55 am ]
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I like it, Ron -- both versions. What whistle are you playing? Sounds great & records well, too.

I could hear Joey's whistling (sounds pretty much on key, too!) ... but couldn't pick out Alissa eating raisins. :)

Author:  eternalbro [ Sat Sep 02, 2006 6:58 am ]
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Judy K wrote:
I like it, Ron -- both versions. What whistle are you playing? Sounds great & records well, too.

I could hear Joey's whistling (sounds pretty much on key, too!) ... but couldn't pick out Alissa eating raisins. :)


In the first one, I used my Hoover CPVC, a. It was my first attempt, and the one with the least amount of noise. I haven't listened to it since I recorded it, but if I remember correctly, I didn't get the melody quite right on that one.

I taught Joey to whistle when he was three, and he hasn't stopped since. Usually, when he whistles, you can pick out the tune, but he didn't know this one, so he just whistled along. Alissa, you have to catch when she's in the mood. 2 isn't really an age when you can count on them to do what you want. ( Come to think of it, when is that age?)

Ron

Author:  KittyR [ Sat Sep 02, 2006 10:05 am ]
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Here's a clip from Judy:

    Connie's midi from Finale inspired me to work a little harder at finding a way to use a midi from Finale's Song Writer. The midi supplies acoustic guitar and 'whistle' harmony. The melody line is played on a one-of-a-kind clear polycarbonate Syn D.

http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/son ... _JudyK.mp3

Author:  eternalbro [ Sat Sep 02, 2006 10:19 am ]
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=D> Very nice :thumbsup:

Author:  ConnieS [ Sat Sep 02, 2006 3:55 pm ]
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Nicely done, Judy!!! But I didn't hear the guitar midi. Is that something you're working on for the future?

BTW, I like the harmony you chose. The downward progression works great for this melody.

Author:  ConnieS [ Sat Sep 02, 2006 4:13 pm ]
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Ron, I like those clips VERY much!! That son of yours shows promise. Nice ornamentation on the first clip, especially toward the end.

Author:  KittyR [ Sat Sep 02, 2006 5:00 pm ]
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ConnieS wrote:
Nicely done, Judy!!! But I didn't hear the guitar midi.


That's because Kitty posted the wrong link. :oops:

Check this version out from Judy; it's way cool! Sounds like the soundtrack to a Renaissance movie.

http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/son ... _JudyK.mp3

Author:  ConnieS [ Sat Sep 02, 2006 6:47 pm ]
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Wow!!!! That is neat! I had no idea midi guitars could sound so good. =D> =D> =D>

Author:  eternalbro [ Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:30 pm ]
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WOW!!! That was really nice. I love the way it flowed so smoothly.

Author:  KittyR [ Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:52 pm ]
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Here is Blackhawk's clip.

He writes:
    "such as it is, on a Syn C"

http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/son ... ckhawk.mp3

Author:  Judy K [ Sun Sep 03, 2006 2:00 am ]
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Blackhawk wrote:
"such as it is, on a Syn C"


.... such as it is, is very nice! :thumbsup:

Plus, it sounds like you conquered the click problem -- great! :D

Author:  Blackhawk [ Sun Sep 03, 2006 9:54 am ]
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Judy K wrote:
Blackhawk wrote:
"such as it is, on a Syn C"


.... such as it is, is very nice! :thumbsup:

Plus, it sounds like you conquered the click problem -- great! :D
Thanks, Judy. :)

I was really despairing over the click problem, and it got a lot worse this last week for no apparent reason. Sometimes it was almost like static, it was so bad. In desperation, I got a new mic, but that didn't work at all, so I plugged the old one back in. My wife sat down and did her usual hacking at this and that and finally threw up her arms saying "I can't find anything wrong." But there hasn't been a click since then. :shock: I asked her what she did and she said she can't remember. I don't know if we scared the old mic into working, or if just unplugging it and replugging it did something, or if my wife's hacking did the trick. I'm still holding my breath, but so far so good.

Author:  KittyR [ Sun Sep 03, 2006 3:22 pm ]
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Ok, here's my rendition. It's ....... uh ................ a little different.

I had not heard this hymn so my first impression upon reading the chart was that the tune in the minor key didn't really match the bright lyrics, thus my arrangement. Maybe if I were Quaker it would make perfect sense to me. :mrgreen: Anybody know the history, by the way?

Anyway, the whistle is my Mack Hoover Whitecap G - in the key of A minor (with some liberty taken with the chord progression).

http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/son ... _kitty.mp3

Author:  eternalbro [ Sun Sep 03, 2006 3:58 pm ]
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:shock: WOW!!!!!! I am completely blown away. All I could say while listening to this is, " This is AWESOME!!!" over and over again.

I wish I had half the talent you have. That arangement was awesome.

Ron

Author:  Blackhawk [ Sun Sep 03, 2006 6:03 pm ]
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eternalbro wrote:
:shock: WOW!!!!!! I am completely blown away. All I could say while listening to this is, " This is AWESOME!!!" over and over again.

I wish I had half the talent you have. That arangement was awesome.

Ron
Hey, mine is almost that good. :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> :coffee:

Author:  ConnieS [ Sun Sep 03, 2006 9:48 pm ]
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Kitty rocks!!

Kitty, I have a bunch of questions for you. Where did you get all those instruments? Do you play them all? Did you borrow LisaD's kids to play some stuff for you? Did you use ACID loops? Is that flute run toward the end a flute or a whistle?

I like the way you changed the chord progression. This amazing little tune can take all kinds of manipulation around it and still sound gorgeous. I think it's been our most inspiring tune yet.

Author:  ConnieS [ Sun Sep 03, 2006 9:54 pm ]
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Nice work, Blackhawk. I like the cut ornaments.

Author:  Blackhawk [ Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:02 pm ]
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ConnieS wrote:
Nice work, Blackhawk. I like the cut ornaments.
:)

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