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Re: EQ settings

Brian, At the end of the day its what you hear that makes a musical product 'good' or just 'average'. I would never buy a keyboard of organ without listening to it first! It's no good going by the 'written' specification as when you get it home and listen to it, it may not come up to what you were e...
by Hugh-AR
13 Aug 2018 17:58
 
Forum: Yamaha Genos Workstation
Topic: EQ settings
Replies: 1
Views: 9

Re: Among my souvenirs

Hi John, Your Tyros has some very nice strings .. and I thought the 'harmony' notes with the piano sounded very good too. "Among My Souvenirs" was written in 1927 by Edgar Leslie and Lawrence Wright. Connie Francis sang this in 1959 (this is the version I remember) but it's interesting to ...
by Hugh-AR
11 Aug 2018 23:06
 
Forum: Instrumental Performances
Topic: Among my souvenirs
Replies: 5
Views: 20

Re: Star Trek: Voyager

Hi Andy, When you multi track something you must have a very clear idea as to what it is you want to 'add in' to what you have already played. Those drums have come out very well and are a very important feature of the piece. You have got them playing perfectly! And you have shown us here what a sup...
by Hugh-AR
11 Aug 2018 21:05
 
Forum: Instrumental Performances
Topic: Star Trek: Voyager
Replies: 6
Views: 28

Re: Dream a Little Deam of Me.

George, That was an old favourite of mine and a real pleasure to listen to. I noted the 'key change' about two thirds of the way through. Sounded like you were playing the tune just a semitone higher, with the 'leading' 7th chord in between. Eg. If you were playing it in C you would follow with an A...
by Hugh-AR
10 Aug 2018 18:25
 
Forum: Instrumental Performances
Topic: Dream a Little Deam of Me.
Replies: 8
Views: 29

Re: Food for thought and maybe a starting point

Here are some comments on composing by Peter Hayward. Food for thought and maybe a starting point.



Hugh
by Hugh-AR
09 Aug 2018 17:32
 
Forum: Own Compositions
Topic: Food for thought and maybe a starting point
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: STARDUST

Roy,

That was most enjoyable. Your voice comes over so well with that bit of 'reverb' on it.

Hugh
by Hugh-AR
09 Aug 2018 16:56
 
Forum: Vocal Performances
Topic: STARDUST
Replies: 2
Views: 12

Re: Mountains, Own Composition

Hi Pete, Thanks for clarifying that. You really have looked into how these things should be done. I congratulate you on your ingenuity in finding a means of accomplishing what you wanted to do. I have looked at the notes you had put under your video: This is my first composition played on the S770. ...
by Hugh-AR
08 Aug 2018 23:34
 
Forum: Own Compositions
Topic: Mountains, Own Composition
Replies: 7
Views: 24

Re: Mountains, Own Composition

Hi Pete, Another great composition by you. Where do you get your video clips from? I use http://www.pixabay.com (Pixabay) for mine as all these are FREE to download (various qualities of the same video) and are FREE to use (not the SHUTTERSTOCK ones, which you have to pay for). They also have hundre...
by Hugh-AR
08 Aug 2018 19:46
 
Forum: Own Compositions
Topic: Mountains, Own Composition
Replies: 7
Views: 24

Re: A Fine Romance

Hi Ken,

Nice 'flute' sounds from that AR! I know that the AR can't record directly to anything other than a floppy disk, so how did you do this recording? Did you use the LINE OUT from under the organ? Whatever you did you have picked up the 'pan' (stereo) perfectly!

Hugh
by Hugh-AR
08 Aug 2018 19:33
 
Forum: Instrumental Performances
Topic: A Fine Romance
Replies: 5
Views: 25

Re: Your-Sixteen.

Hi Jon,

You've got that expression 'pulling back' again and giving your music a 'lift'. Love the way you do that! Just makes one want to get up and dance!

Takes me back a few years Jon!

You're Sixteen, You're Beautiful And You're Mine



Hugh
by Hugh-AR
07 Aug 2018 22:54
 
Forum: Instrumental Performances
Topic: Your-Sixteen.
Replies: 9
Views: 30

Re: Something Stupid.

Hi Pete, This number fits the bill perfectly for this month's Challenge. You say you are 'self taught' and can just about read music. Well, you've done amazingly with playing this piece! Playing it 'by ear'? Or following the sheet music? Loved your 'romantic' video to go with it too! By the way, I d...
by Hugh-AR
07 Aug 2018 18:21
 
Forum: CHALLENGE - AUGUST 2018
Topic: Something Stupid.
Replies: 5
Views: 28

Re: Dreaming, Own Composition

Hi Pete, I always end up the same when I try to compose something of my own .. something that is neither here nor there as I never know what to play. Brian(007)'s idea was to start with a series of chords and create a melody round them. How did you come to do this one? I suppose it's like the chicke...
by Hugh-AR
07 Aug 2018 17:51
 
Forum: Own Compositions
Topic: Dreaming, Own Composition
Replies: 5
Views: 27

Re: What was No: 1 in the hit parade when you were born?

Fred. Don't give up.

"Don't Give Up" is a song written by English musician Peter Gabriel and recorded as a duet with Kate Bush for Gabriel's sixth solo studio album 'So' (1986).



Hugh
by Hugh-AR
07 Aug 2018 00:32
 
Forum: Music Videos Member's Choice
Topic: What was No: 1 in the hit parade when you were born?
Replies: 20
Views: 162

Re: What was No: 1 in the hit parade when you were born?

Fred. One of these days was released by Pink Floyd in November 1971. Hugh
by Hugh-AR
06 Aug 2018 17:19
 
Forum: Music Videos Member's Choice
Topic: What was No: 1 in the hit parade when you were born?
Replies: 20
Views: 162

Re: What was No: 1 in the hit parade when you were born?

Hi Fred,

Thanks for the memory. This clip is sung by Mildred Bailey. It came out in 1938. The caption underneath the video says:
Mildred is one of the most overlooked superstars in music history. Get to know and appreciate her now.



Hugh
by Hugh-AR
06 Aug 2018 12:50
 
Forum: Music Videos Member's Choice
Topic: What was No: 1 in the hit parade when you were born?
Replies: 20
Views: 162

Re: The First Man You Remember

Val,

You must have pretty nimble fingers to play the piano like that! I have seen the professionals do it by bouncing several fingers off the keys and you have done this to perfection (tongue in cheek!).

Nice sound, and well played.

Hugh
by Hugh-AR
06 Aug 2018 09:46
 
Forum: Instrumental Performances
Topic: The First Man You Remember
Replies: 4
Views: 25

Re: What was No: 1 in the hit parade when you were born?

Fred. I think maybe your 'memories' do not go back very far. According to Wikipedia:
Memories Are Made of This is a popular song written by Terry Gilkyson, Richard Dehr, and Frank Miller in 1955.

Hugh
by Hugh-AR
06 Aug 2018 09:29
 
Forum: Music Videos Member's Choice
Topic: What was No: 1 in the hit parade when you were born?
Replies: 20
Views: 162

Re: What was No: 1 in the hit parade when you were born?

Hi Mike,

Here's your clip of Doris Day singing "I Cant Give You Anything But Love, Baby" from the year you were born.



Hugh
by Hugh-AR
05 Aug 2018 20:36
 
Forum: Music Videos Member's Choice
Topic: What was No: 1 in the hit parade when you were born?
Replies: 20
Views: 162

Re: What was No: 1 in the hit parade when you were born?

Fred ( dragon ). It's not the music that hadn't been invented when you were born, it was a means of recording it! George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue came out in 1924, which in 1930 was included in the Technicolour film called 'King Of Jazz'. This restored clip courtesy of UNIVERSAL STUDIOS features ...
by Hugh-AR
05 Aug 2018 20:08
 
Forum: Music Videos Member's Choice
Topic: What was No: 1 in the hit parade when you were born?
Replies: 20
Views: 162

Re: What was No: 1 in the hit parade when you were born?

This topic is for any of you to add to! Click on POSTREPLY If you can't find the number one 'hit' for the year you were born (or are not sure how to put it up) please email me at hugh@ar-group.org and let me know your Date of Birth. I can either put the post up 'on your behalf'; or I can put it up b...
by Hugh-AR
05 Aug 2018 17:13
 
Forum: Music Videos Member's Choice
Topic: What was No: 1 in the hit parade when you were born?
Replies: 20
Views: 162

Re: THE BIRD OF PARADISE

Hi Roy,

Loved that! A very lively 'Country and Western' backing to your song, and again you have that vocal harmoniser at work. I really like how that splits the harmony up with a left and right 'pan' and the main melody you are singing still comes from 'centre'.

Hugh
by Hugh-AR
04 Aug 2018 13:08
 
Forum: Vocal Performances
Topic: THE BIRD OF PARADISE
Replies: 3
Views: 31

Just For You

Just For You as played by Alan Price has always been one of my favourites. This is my take on this song. https://app.box.com/s/jqavvctcixoyumkxx8pppzqnqsmfgw9j I have put a YouTube clip of Alan Price playing this into Music Videos, Member's Choice . Do a right-click to open this up in a New Tab htt...
by Hugh-AR
04 Aug 2018 01:18
 
Forum: Instrumental Performances
Topic: Just For You
Replies: 5
Views: 42

Alan Price - Just For You - House Of The Rising Sun

Alan Price has always been a favourite of mine. Here are two of his that I have always liked: h44xCdfgCWo I have played this on my Yamaha AR 80 organ here: Do a right-click to open this up in a new Tab http://www.tierce-de-picardie.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6588 And then, of course, Alan Price w...
by Hugh-AR
04 Aug 2018 01:14
 
Forum: Music Videos Member's Choice
Topic: Alan Price - Just For You - House Of The Rising Sun
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Re: Save The Best Till Last.

Hi George,

That is a great backing for that song, and you have played it beautifully.

For anyone who hasn't come across this song before, here is Vanessa Williams singing it on YouTube.



Hugh
by Hugh-AR
02 Aug 2018 15:49
 
Forum: Instrumental Performances
Topic: Save The Best Till Last.
Replies: 8
Views: 38

Re: The Night Before Beatles -1965

Brian,

You have a very confident drummer there! Loads of 'fills'. That really is a very 'lifelike' mouth organ, complete with vibrato. All those little innuendos while you were playing it made it very special.

Hugh
by Hugh-AR
31 Jul 2018 21:19
 
Forum: Instrumental Performances
Topic: The Night Before Beatles -1965
Replies: 8
Views: 86

Re: Kalinka

Hi Margaret, This is a fascinating piece of music. Sounds good for dancing to (Russian folk dancing). Below is a YouTube clip of this played on the balalaika. Comments under the clip are: I love how the Russians start off slow and then speed up when they play songs like this. This + Drinking Vodka =...
by Hugh-AR
31 Jul 2018 16:15
 
Forum: Instrumental Performances
Topic: Kalinka
Replies: 5
Views: 35

Re: No Matter What

Hi Val,

A good choice of backing for this piece .. a double time 'one-two'. Sounds good. I like those 'runs' up and down the keys. Is that part of the backing, or did you do those 'live'?

Here's a YouTube clip of this song by a group called Collabro.



Hugh
by Hugh-AR
31 Jul 2018 15:47
 
Forum: Instrumental Performances
Topic: No Matter What
Replies: 6
Views: 45

Re: A Room With A view

Hi Fred,

That was a nice change for you to be playing something on the Tyros 4. I really like that instrument. Tell me, how did you change your Registrations as you were going along? You didn't seem to be pressing any buttons! Apart from at the end.

Hugh
by Hugh-AR
31 Jul 2018 10:34
 
Forum: Instrumental Performances
Topic: A Room With A view
Replies: 7
Views: 59

Re: WISHING (Will make it so)

Fred, Like the way you have got 'full chords' on the Upper when playing single notes. Then you have a completely different set-up when you drop down to the Lower to the right of the split. That's a good way of changing the 'mood' of the song. I noticed too that you did a quick 'slide' up the keys (a...
by Hugh-AR
29 Jul 2018 23:43
 
Forum: Instrumental Performances
Topic: WISHING (Will make it so)
Replies: 9
Views: 86

Re: LIFE GETS TEDIUS DON'T IT

Hi Roy,

Thanks for the description. I think I shall spot you quite easily next time I'm shopping in your vicinity!

A song with words is always great to listen to. Loved the story you have told!

Hugh
by Hugh-AR
29 Jul 2018 00:00
 
Forum: Vocal Performances
Topic: LIFE GETS TEDIUS DON'T IT
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: A Couple Of Swells.

Hi George. A good 'foot-tapper' there. Thanks for posting. Hugh
by Hugh-AR
27 Jul 2018 21:38
 
Forum: Instrumental Performances
Topic: A Couple Of Swells.
Replies: 8
Views: 85

Re: Close to You

Hi Eileen, Of course, Richard and Karen Carpenter were a 'Duo'. I had forgotten about them! Lovely backing you have chosen for this one. Is this an existing backing from the Genos? Or have you 'adjusted' one of the Styles to suit the song? A very nice recording, and thanks for posting. I'm sure you ...
by Hugh-AR
27 Jul 2018 21:33
 
Forum: CHALLENGE - AUGUST 2018
Topic: Close to You
Replies: 8
Views: 106

Re: Loving You

Hi John,

Having a 'percussive' instrument playing along with strings always comes over well, and you have done this both first and second times around.

Hugh
by Hugh-AR
26 Jul 2018 23:31
 
Forum: Instrumental Performances
Topic: Loving You
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: Where or When

Hi Ken,

For a first recording on your Ringway that has come over pretty well. It's going to take you a while to fathom out where everything is.

Hugh
by Hugh-AR
26 Jul 2018 23:14
 
Forum: Instrumental Performances
Topic: Where or When
Replies: 5
Views: 83
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