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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
I have to say, this is my very favorite track out of all the different songs we've had so far, by all the different players. Waaaaaaayyyy cool, Kitty! I was tempted to post saying "What? That's the best you can do, Kitty?" But I was afraid someone might think I was serious (hey, it could happen).

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hehe upon listening to Kitty's trackmy first thought was.."where is my polyester wide label suit and disco ball"

that synth bass on that track is kickin. and a good sound. then the gong into the kinda progressive thing was quite unexpected. The march part was very fitting. Altogether a very cohesive arraingement of elements you might not think would go together so well.

What are you using to track your drums with.

Overall I have to say the compositions gives me a very Pat Methany vibe :)


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:shock: ...... =D> \:D/ =D> \:D/ =D> \:D/ =D>

Kitty, how do you think of such arrangements? WOW!

If my second try was the (staid) soundtrack of a renaissance film, yours is the dream sequence when the party is rocking! Image Image


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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?

Ah, so you want to know my secrets, eh? Actually, it wasn't nearly as difficult as it might sound.

I got the main theme here: http://www.worteldrie.com/djtrainer/djtrainer_2.html . Pick the "Jazz" setting and start playing with it once the short demo is done. Fun toy!!

Some of the percussion sounds I got here: http://www.wickedpenguin.com/shockwave/drumset.htm

For the really nice cymbal rolls, I went to a drum sales web site and clicked some of their sound samples of cymbals. Can't remember which one now.

I got the snare march here: http://www.audiolicense.net/tracks.asp? ... released=1 ("drummer boys" track).

And I don't remember where I got the gong, some sound effects web site.

So you see, once I got the arrangement in my head, it was really just a matter of clever editing. :mrgreen:

All flute-sounding parts are me on the Hoover G. But I was so tired once I finally got to laying down the whistle track (the last thing to be recorded) that I didn't really put a whole lot into it. I had planned to try more improv, but I was toast by then.

And now I have a very bad cold. :? Judy, I need a sneezing-runny-nose smiley.

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Beautiful clips.
G'night all.
Gotta go to bed.

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KittyR wrote:
And now I have a very bad cold. :? Judy, I need a sneezing-runny-nose smiley.


I feel like coughin' too. Get it? Coffin? :laughing: :laughing:
Can't help you on the smiley. Mr. Green( :mrgreen: ) used to be green.

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Oh, I forgot to say - the sustained chords and little bass line for the 3rd verse I just wrote out in Noteworthy and had the computer play it for me.

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I love the sneezing flower!!

On a quick search this little fella was the best I could find .... Image

Hope you're feeling better soon!


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shadoes wrote:
it does have a nice medieval sound to it. and I have to second the arguement for more than one verse :) I mean its a hymn..who ever does one verse of a hymn :) :)

And since this topic keeps coming up about how this hymn sounds I did a quik bit of research. The music was written some time in the late 1500s by Nicholas Selnecker. The words by Paul Gerhardt in 1647. So apparently it sounds medieval because.. it is.. or at least close :) more like later part of the mid Renassaince hehehe


Shadoes, where did you find words by Paul Gerhardt? The version on Mark's website has Geoffrey Studdert-Kennedy listed. It would be interesting to see other words to this music.


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Hey, look what I found in the upload folder... brassblower's version of Awake, Awake. :)

Hopefully he'll give a few details.

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

Brassblower, you did something I had considered at the end by resolving to A major on the last note. Nice touch, I like it. :)

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KittyR wrote:
Hopefully he'll give a few details.

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

Brassblower, you did something I had considered at the end by resolving to A major on the last note. Nice touch, I like it. :)


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    Instruments used: Clarke Original C whistle, guitar.

    Recording technique: Attached mic on each instrument. Two simultaneous mono channels on each instrument, one channel panned right and the other panned left. The right channel on both instruments has 7 ms delay.

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Thanks, Kitty! 8)

In case you're wondering, here are the tunes that inspired my arrangement:

"Lonesome Boatman" - the Fureys
"Classical Gas" - Mason Williams
"Crazy on You" - Heart

(Not that my efforts actually came close to any of these.) ;)

Speaking of which, I'm so glad we're doing these tunes because it encourages us to exercise our arrangement skills. 8)

(And there have been some awesome versions of this tune so far!) :mrgreen:

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Here is Ron's clip for Awake, Awake.

    I installed a new SoundBlaster Audigy 4 SE sound card. The recording was made with the Creative Wave Studio. The whistle is a Waltons C brass that I bought from HMT at the Ren Fair on Monday. The only thing I have done with it is pick it up from the pile, play it, and buy it. I wiped it out with a swab. No tweaking. There is no processing on the recording.

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

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That's nice, Ron! If I could have made an untweaked Walton sound that good, I might not have ever caught WhOA.

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Ron, you played it with a dotted-quarter, eigth-note feel rather than the straight rythym, changing it from 4/4 to 6/8. I hadn't thought of that, and it gives the song a much gentler feeling. Same tune, different song. Nice!

And your new Walton's sounds like a great find, too.


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If I could have made an untweaked Walton sound that good, I might not have ever caught WhOA.

[cough] Yeah, uh-huh. :mrgreen:

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If I could have made an untweaked Walton sound that good, I might not have ever caught WhOA.

[cough] Yeah, uh-huh. :mrgreen:


:laughing: Well ... it was a possibility --- slim, yet still a possibility .... :mrgreen:


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Brass, (due to a brand new set of Koss earphones) Wow -- there's some nice guitar chords in your version of this song. Couldn't believe what I was missing with the old earphones. Played it last night and it sounded completely different from the first time I listened.

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It is amazing what a little change to the audio setup will do. I can't believe the difference the sound card made. It cleaned up the mysterious noise I had when recording and my playback really sparkles now. I guess on this one I felt it should be a little more serene.

For those who like to play cheapies try this little experiment. Start on the bell note and use as little breath as possible. Then slowly increase the breath until it changes to the second octave. Do this very slowly. You will probably notice that at first the note is somewhat pure but as you increase your breath it becomes more complex to quite ragged. This is the secret to getting the sound out of a cheapie that you want.

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Hey, guys, guess what!! The Praise Exchange has inspired this ole' music teacher to do a new thing. The Junior High class at my school (small, private school) is going to produce a CD. They're going to record music from the younger classes and we'll put it all together with Audacity, ACID, maybe a DJ station if we can get it. Whatever we can get a-hold of.

When I first explained the project, I got a lot of blank stares. A few raised their hands and expressed their self-doubts verbally. I had a sign-up sheet available as a "jobs listing" for the various jobs you would find at a recording company. Producer, Recording Engineer, Studio Musician, Cover Design.

Anyhow, I played a few different versions of Awake, Awake, and explained how multitracking is done. They perked up--maybe it was possible. Then I played Kitty's "Awake, Awake," and their eyes bugged out. After the song ended, a bunch of them headed en-masse for the sign-up sheet. I've got a class full of aspiring Recording Engineers! And a few producers. And a lot of Studio Musicans. And a bunch of cover designers.

Hey, thanks for inspiring what will hopefully be a really fun unit. :D


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Cool! I bet they'll love recording and editing.

Of course, we're going to get to hear the results, right?

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KittyR wrote:
Cool! I bet they'll love recording and editing.

Of course, we're going to get to hear the results, right?

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Sounds like you're gonna have a blast, Connie -- plus create a memento of the class those kids will never turn loose of. What an awesome idea!


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Connie, that's really exciting! Keep us posted! :)

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Another "Awake" entry from Kristos -

    I finally got around to recording a bit. It's played on my Moeck Rottenburgh Soprano Recorder (Maple, Baraque Turnings, Two Part). I tried following it with the keyboard, but occasional popping ruined the clip. Hope you like it. And if you are an anti-recorder whistler, I hope this softens your defense. :P
http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/son ... ristos.mp3

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KittyR wrote:
Another "Awake" entry from Kristos -

    I finally got around to recording a bit. It's played on my Moeck Rottenburgh Soprano Recorder (Maple, Baraque Turnings, Two Part). I tried following it with the keyboard, but occasional popping ruined the clip. Hope you like it. And if you are an anti-recorder whistler, I hope this softens your defense. :P
http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/son ... ristos.mp3


I love it! :mrgreen:

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Brass, (due to a brand new set of Koss earphones) Wow -- there's some nice guitar chords in your version of this song. Couldn't believe what I was missing with the old earphones. Played it last night and it sounded completely different from the first time I listened.

:oops:


Muchas gracias, Judy! 8)

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