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Tune Add: Float

Captain Swing 02 Jun 20 - 08:30 AM
GUEST,Starship 02 Jun 20 - 11:55 AM
Captain Swing 02 Jun 20 - 12:44 PM
GUEST,Starship 02 Jun 20 - 05:26 PM
Captain Swing 02 Jun 20 - 07:53 PM
GUEST,Starship 02 Jun 20 - 08:36 PM
leeneia 03 Jun 20 - 12:05 PM
Captain Swing 03 Jun 20 - 03:41 PM
Captain Swing 06 Jun 20 - 02:08 PM
Jim Carroll 06 Jun 20 - 03:13 PM
Captain Swing 06 Jun 20 - 06:12 PM
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Subject: Tune Add: Float
From: Captain Swing
Date: 02 Jun 20 - 08:30 AM

Here is a tune I've been kicking around for some years but got round to finishing properly. I didn't have a name for it either. Then a week or so ago Leeneia commented on one of my previous tunes saying 'it floats'. This gave me the name today's tune and prompted me to finish it. So here is 'Float'.

Float


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: Float
From: GUEST,Starship
Date: 02 Jun 20 - 11:55 AM

That, Peter, is one beautiful melody. I love it very much. As you play it I can see a song/story line in Spanish, Italian and English. You have some remarkable music abilities. Not that it means much, you got a 10 out of 10 even from the Russian judge. Plainly put, BRAVO.


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: Float
From: Captain Swing
Date: 02 Jun 20 - 12:44 PM

Well thanks Starship. 10/10 from the Russian judge means a lot to me!


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: Float
From: GUEST,Starship
Date: 02 Jun 20 - 05:26 PM

How many instruments do you play well? Have you ever considered cloning yourself? Ya know, if you were an octopus you could do it all in one take. ;-)


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: Float
From: Captain Swing
Date: 02 Jun 20 - 07:53 PM

Thanks for the vote of confidence Starship. However, like a lot of people of my age who have dabbled in folk related music for a long time, I am not greatly proficient on any instrument but try to make the best of some of the skills I've acquired over time.

Nothing about this piece of music requires any great technical skill. The guitar parts use only three basic chords and my very rudimentary picking style. Indeed, my use of the capo makes the chords even easier. The mandolin and the octave mandolin are just different sizes of the same instrument, so if you can knock a tune out of one it will be the same on the other except a bit bigger or smaller. I didn't use my fiddle on this because it would be beyond my ability at the moment because or all the double stops (which are relatively easy on the mandolin).

I can only play things that have strings on and really admire people who can switch between eg keyboards, bellowed instruments, blown instruments etc.

The main point is to play, enjoy and make the best noise you can, given what you've got and try to make some progress over time. Thank you and Cheers - Peter


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: Float
From: GUEST,Starship
Date: 02 Jun 20 - 08:36 PM

Very cool. Thank you.


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: Float
From: leeneia
Date: 03 Jun 20 - 12:05 PM

Thanks, Peter. That's beautiful. As I listen, I visualize seabirds gliding over a blue Caribbean sea.


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: Float
From: Captain Swing
Date: 03 Jun 20 - 03:41 PM

Glad you like it Leeneia and thanks for the title.


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: Float
From: Captain Swing
Date: 06 Jun 20 - 02:08 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: Float
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 06 Jun 20 - 03:13 PM

MacColl divided the voice into 'efforts' - lifted from Laben's technique of measuring movement, to apply to singing
He divided the voice into 'efforts' based on speed, direction and weight
"The float' was slow, indirect and light - like a falling feather
It's an extremely useful formula for working on the voice
Jim


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: Float
From: Captain Swing
Date: 06 Jun 20 - 06:12 PM

'slow, indirect and light - like a falling feather'

Yes, that sums up how I wanted my tune to sound Jim!


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