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Chord Req: Coope, Boyes & Simpson songs

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Subject: Chord Req: Coope, Boyes & Simpson songs
From: HuwG
Date: 05 Feb 04 - 06:39 PM

Does anyone have any pointers or web sites which have chords and / or tablature for any Coope, Boyes and Simpson songs ? (Lyrics are no trouble.)

TIA


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Coope, Boyes & Simpson songs
From: Callie2
Date: 05 Feb 04 - 08:39 PM

I think probably as they sing a cappella and not with guitar accompaniment the chord won't be as easy as just strumming along. It gives you the freedom to make up chords as you see fit!

I can't imagine anyone on the net having put chords up to their songs as they are usually sung unaccompanied!

Which song in particular are you looking for?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Coope, Boyes & Simpson songs
From: HuwG
Date: 06 Feb 04 - 07:06 AM

Any; but Falling Slowly would be a good one.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Coope, Boyes & Simpson songs
From: Callie2
Date: 08 Feb 04 - 12:52 AM

I've heard choirs in the UK do a simpler arrangement of that song than the one that appears on the recording. Great song, isn't it?

I can only suggest contacting them via their webpage. They may have chords written up somewhere.

Good luck!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Coope, Boyes & Simpson songs
From: breezy
Date: 08 Feb 04 - 03:25 AM

The tricky bit is realising that the melody switches from one voice to another on their songs - according to Lester.

Start with the bass note.

If you pick out the melody on the guitar it often helps to find the chord that it fits in to.

I think I've got it for 'Polly' and '24-7' but I wouldnt want to swear to it.
There are subtlties that take a while to work out.

Good luck, be patient.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Coope, Boyes & Simpson songs
From: cloudstreet
Date: 09 Feb 04 - 07:43 PM

I've found chasing the melody around a quite difficult prospect with CBS, as much as I love their stuff. We put together a two-part version of "Lay me low", but didn't make any attempt to copy their arrangement (there are three of them and only two of us).

It should be possible to do the (admittedly labourious) "sit at the piano and figure out the notes while constantly pausing the tape" method of transcription.

Best of luck.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Coope, Boyes & Simpson songs
From: Callie2
Date: 09 Feb 04 - 11:40 PM

You could try the following chord progression for the verse:

Am G G/B bass    Am

4 or is it 8 times?

then the chorus

                C
yes the glass is rising

                   G                   Em
and the temperature's high


       F            G          Am
but I'm still falling slowly


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Coope, Boyes & Simpson songs
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Apr 13 - 04:49 AM

Hello,

I'm also in search of tablature of their songs for 3 voices.

I can't find much...

If anyone can help me, I appreciate it!!

regards,

dannyroussel@yahoo.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Coope, Boyes & Simpson songs
From: GUEST,Georgina Boyes
Date: 04 Apr 13 - 07:07 AM

There aren't any written forms of Coope Boyes & Simpson songs showing the harmonies they actually sing themselves because they work out their harmonies by ear. Breezy's advice is probably the best approach.

Georgina


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Coope, Boyes & Simpson songs
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 04 Apr 13 - 07:35 AM

Coope Boyes & Simpson in Concert - enjoy the spring tour!

Tonight 4 April - The Met, Bury, BL9 0BW
Tickets & Info: 0161 761 2216 / www.themet.biz

Friday 5 April - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool L1 9BP
Tickets: 0151 709 3789 Info: www.liverpoolphil.com/10662/events-contemporary-music/coope-boyes-and-simpson.html

Saturday 6 April - Mellor Brook Community Centre, Whalley Rd, Blackburn BB2 7PR - though I'd say it's nearer Preston.
Tickets & Info: 01254 812131 / 07791 558554 events@mellorbrook.org / www.mellorbrook.org

Monday 8 April - Croydon Folk Club, Ruskin House, CR0 1BD
Tickets & Info: 020 8660 5919 / 0770 3210795 / croydonfolkclub@aol.com / www.croydonfolkclub.org.uk/

Tuesday 9 April - The Junction, Cambridge, CB1 7GX
Info: www.junction.co.uk / Tickets: 01223 511 511 (1-6pm Mon- Sat)

Wednesday 10 April - The North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford OX2 7NN
Tickets & Info: 01865 319450 / www.thenorthwall.org

Friday 12 April – Bristol Folk House, 40a Park Street, Bristol BS1 5JG Info: http://www.folkhousemusic.com/events?page=1 Tickets Online: www.ashkeysmusic.com/apps/webstore/

13 April – Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington, Devon, EX38 8HQ
Tickets: 01805 624624 / Info: www.theploughartscentre.org.uk/

14 April – The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street, Guildford GU1 4SZ
Info: www.electricvoices.org / info@electricvoices.org /


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Coope, Boyes & Simpson songs
From: Leadfingers
Date: 04 Apr 13 - 10:18 AM

I have difficulty understanding why so many people hear unaccompanied songs and immediately want The Chords !


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Coope, Boyes & Simpson songs
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 05 Apr 13 - 05:25 AM

You might as well ask why Coope Boyes and Simpson hear Nic Jones and try to reproduce the chords. It's because they both have the musical skill to affect their audiences emotionally.

Coope Boyes and Simpson got their tour off to a great start at Bury last night. The Cool of the Day was a striking introduction to a set-list covering their whole history. Some seldom-heard gems were dusted off and sparkled in the spotlight.

Their First World War songs featured, of course, and these are assuming greater significance as the centenary of the 1914-18 war approaches.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Coope, Boyes & Simpson songs
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 07 Apr 13 - 09:14 AM

CB&S at Croydon tomorrow night, Monday, then Oxbridge, or perhaps Camford.

Monday 8 April - Croydon Folk Club, Ruskin House, CR0 1BD
Tickets & Info: 020 8660 5919 / 0770 3210795 / croydonfolkclub@aol.com / www.croydonfolkclub.org.uk/

Tuesday 9 April - The Junction, Cambridge, CB1 7GX
Info: www.junction.co.uk / Tickets: 01223 511 511 (1-6pm Mon- Sat)

Wednesday 10 April - The North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford OX2 7NN
Tickets & Info: 01865 319450 / www.thenorthwall.org


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Coope, Boyes & Simpson songs
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 11 Apr 13 - 04:49 AM

The last stage of their tour visits Bristol, Devon and Guildford.

Friday 12 April – Bristol Folk House, 40a Park Street, Bristol BS1 5JG Info: http://www.folkhousemusic.com/events?page=1 Tickets Online: www.ashkeysmusic.com/apps/webstore/

13 April – Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington, Devon, EX38 8HQ
Tickets: 01805 624624 / Info: www.theploughartscentre.org.uk/

14 April – The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street, Guildford GU1 4SZ
Info: www.electricvoices.org / info@electricvoices.org /


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Coope, Boyes & Simpson songs
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Mar 14 - 05:52 AM

there is a website for their tour which has their song lyrics on it


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Coope, Boyes & Simpson songs
From: Marje
Date: 24 Mar 14 - 09:58 AM

There are, of course, chords in CBS's songs, but they are sung and not played. If you want to sing one of the songs as a solo, I can see that a guitar accompaniment might be a way of keeping the harmonies they use.

One way to work them out would be the same way they put them together - by ear. If you listen to a recording using headphones, this can make it easier to untangle the parts and hear what's going on. If you can do that (or find someone to do it for you or with you) and identify the chords, there's nothing to stop you writing the chords down, either in tablature or in staff notation, for your own purposes.

Marje


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