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Thread #101418 Message #2047320
Posted By: PoppaGator
09-May-07 - 05:31 PM
Thread Name: Chord Req: My Favorite Things
Subject: RE: Chord Req: My Favorite Things
Nice example of manual dyslexia from JohnInKansas. I trust it didn't pass unnoticed.
Tunesmith, there is a VERY well-known, and very excellent, jazz instrumental recording of this song by one John Coltrane. It's the title cut of a famously classic album.
I wouldn't imagine that the average Brit folkie would dig (i.e.,enjoy and understand) the extended improvisatory post-bop modern-jazz passages, but the eloquent manner in which 'Trane "states" the basic melody to begin and end the piece should be accessible to any musician's ear, and might well suggest an alternative way to approach singing this old chestnut.
If some record-selling website provides a brief MP3 snippet of the opening passage of this piece, you might find it interesting. All you need is the first repetition or two of the verse (30-40 seconds should be plenty); the rest of the cut would not be immediately relevant to your needs and interests anyway.