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Thread #73129 Message #1267157
Posted By: Joybell
08-Sep-04 - 06:49 PM
Thread Name: Ewan MacColl's Japanese tune?
Subject: RE: Ewan MacColl's Japanese tune?
So it's not just us. I've just been listening to the radio program, "The Big Hewer" on an old tape and they way it's sung there doesn't give you the same Japanese sound. It's sung in fairly fast tempo and with a bit of a swing.
We tried other songs using the pentatonic scale and they don't feel as Japanese as this one, but I think that might be part of the reason, thanks Jim. Must try "Dirty Old Town" on the black keys.
Thanks Joe for the offer of a MIDI.
It's a good song.
About the melophone, Bob, Thank you. Whenever you can come up with the info. it will be gratefully received. Robin, I started a thread about melophones a while back - should be in here somewhere under that name.
Thank you all. Joy