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Offline Ray

Suitable songs
« on: February 27, 2024, 10:57:07 AM »
Theatre March on Tyros and Genos, works well using OTS for the old wartime song, “Lilli Marlene”. Reproducing a similar organ sound from bygone times. Just wondering has anyone suggestions of other march music/ songs that would similarly suit the above reg. setup.
 

Offline DrakeM

Re: Suitable songs
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2024, 04:03:47 AM »
There are 2 suggestions from the G2 playlist "I Do Like to Beside the Seaside" and "The Liberty Bell March".

Drake
 
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Offline StuCos

Re: Suitable songs
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2024, 01:53:24 PM »
Hi Ray,

Here are some further suggested song titles:-

 - Who Were You With Last Night?
 - Hold Your Hand Out You Naughty Boy
 - Hello! Hello! Who's Your Lady Friend
 - The Man Who Broke The Bank At Monte Carlo
 - It's a Long Way To Tipperary

Regards,

Stuart

 

Offline mikf

Re: Suitable songs
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2024, 03:36:00 PM »
Theatre March on Tyros and Genos, works well using OTS for the old wartime song, “Lilli Marlene”.
Everyone has different ideas of what sounds good, and I respect the different musical tastes. But I have to say Ray I can’t think of a less suitable setting for Lili Marlène. This is a really beautiful love song, full of wonderful harmonic possibilities. You should re-think this.
It’s easy for people, especially less experienced musicians, to get seduced by robust, busy styles, that do most of the work while they just play a few notes. But it’s not the right direction for good music. Arrangers get a bad press, and this is why. Styles should be there to support and accompany the player, not to be the focus.
At least that’s my view. Start with the song,, - hear in your mind how you want it to sound, - look for a simple style - get familiar with the harmony, - hear the ideal phrasing in your head, practice and make it sound nice within your capabilities. Then keep pushing your capabilities.

Mike
 
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