Those Were The Days

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Those Were The Days

Postby Hugh-AR » 16 Jan 2018 02:10

Those Were The Days My Friend - Mary Hopkin - 1968

I have 12 Registration Memories on my AR 80 and usually I use them to 'change' a Registration to something completely different. But in this one I have kept the registration as it is apart from the Tempo, which I have increased from one Registration Memory to the next. This enables me to start a song fairly slowly, and then move the 'tempo' up gradually as I move on through the piece. For those of you that can do this 'on the fly', very good! I find I am concentrating too much on playing the piece to press and hold a button that is a long way from the keys.

Sorry about the ending! Just 'fading away' is a bit of a cheat! But I didn't like the default 'auto-ending' associated with this Style.

It's all about the music. Yamaha AR 80 Player.
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Re: Those Were The Days

Postby Brian007 » 16 Jan 2018 08:54

Hi Hugh,

That was a very nice arrangement and performance of that number, enjoyed it

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Re: Those Were The Days

Postby George » 19 Jan 2018 15:52

Hi, Hugh,

This is a classic oldie I enjoyed the arrangement and well played as always.

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Re: Those Were The Days

Postby PaulaD » 26 Jan 2018 14:57

Hi Hugh
I used to play this song some time ago and I forgot about it until hearing your performance :D I liked the way you played this song as well as your style and tempo change thanks friend I will again try to get to this site more often
I guess it comes down to choosing one forum as It takes up lots of time in the busy days, I do much enjoy the forums and will try to get here more often thanks Hugh :D :D
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