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I just called to say I love you

Postby JohnT » 23 Jan 2018 21:08

Hi Everyone. I have come up with this one played on the Tyros 5 with a style from the music finder and sounds supplied with kind permission from JonD. There is a little dampness in parts I think it is the snow but it should thaw and clear. I would like to think it did by Thursday for golf, Hope you enjoy your listen, Hope I have remembered how to do it JohnT

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Re: I just called to say I loved you

Postby Hugh-AR » 23 Jan 2018 22:54

Hi John,

This tune has always been one of my favourites. A piano with a bit of vibraphone in it? I like the strings playing along in the background. Then a change to a 60s guitar with loads of 'reverb' on it (Hawaiian Guitar?). The backing is perfect for this piece. Seems to me the Tyros 5 is very good for this type of song.

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Re: I just called to say I love you

Postby Brian007 » 24 Jan 2018 09:39

Hi John,

This is the first time I have heard that Tyros 5 of yours and it certainly sounds good to me.
a good choice of style and voices for that classic Stevie Wonder number all made for a real
nice tune to listen to and it sounds good and no dampness that I could detect.

I know its been a while since you recorded anything and uploaded so well done

Brian007 :D :D
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Re: I just called to say I love you

Postby JohnT » 25 Jan 2018 16:54

Hi Brian and Hugh. Thanks for kind comments much appreciated. John
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Re: I just called to say I love you

Postby PaulaD » 26 Jan 2018 14:45

Hi John
When I seen this song post I had to take a listen, sounds good, the T5 is a great keyboard I am sure, I don't have one although I do enjoy the T4
your song posting was a good morning listen here on a foggy cold winter morning in Michigan USA thanks
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Re: I just called to say I love you

Postby JohnT » 26 Jan 2018 14:59

Hi Paula. Thanks for your post Pleased you liked it. I had a Tyros 4 but got a five from a friend whose wife died and he has sadly passed away. It was too good a deal not to buy it. Although too many keys for me and too much to learn. Have been looking at Tyros lessons America and he gives some good tips. Have a cousin in Michigan and he emails me and confirms what you have said. Thanks again. Looking forward to a post. All the best .John
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Re: I just called to say I love you

Postby PaulaD » 26 Jan 2018 16:19

JohnT wrote:Hi Paula. Thanks for your post Pleased you liked it. I had a Tyros 4 but got a five from a friend whose wife died and he has sadly passed away. It was too good a deal not to buy it. Although too many keys for me and too much to learn. Have been looking at Tyros lessons America and he gives some good tips. Have a cousin in Michigan and he emails me and confirms what you have said. Thanks again. Looking forward to a post. All the best .John

Hi John
I live in upper Michigan is your cousin in my area?
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Re: I just called to say I love you

Postby JohnT » 26 Jan 2018 19:01

Hi Paula may not be your area. Grand Rapids about 25 miles from Lake Michigan. John
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Re: I just called to say I love you

Postby PaulaD » 26 Jan 2018 19:27

JohnT wrote:Hi Paula may not be your area. Grand Rapids about 25 miles from Lake Michigan. John

Hi John
I am in the Upper Michigan, yes Grand rapids is a long way from me, about lake Michigan I also am near the Lake I am near lake Michigan as well as Lake Superior.
The lakes are like the ocean Huge, I am above the Mackinac Bridge you can see the bridge if you check it out on the PC ..Upper Michigan has beautiful scenery and is quite different than Lower Michigan
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Re: I just called to say I love you

Postby Hugh-AR » 26 Jan 2018 22:02

I like the 'heading' on each post. I hope Craig knows about this! Hugh
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Re: I just called to say I love you

Postby PaulaD » 26 Jan 2018 22:52

Hugh-AR wrote:I like the 'heading' on each post. I hope Craig knows about this! Hugh

I tell Craig I have boyfriends from all over the world,
he said he didn't care as long as they stay across the pond :D :D :D :P
ha ha so I do I luvem all
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Re: I just called to say I love you

Postby George » 27 Jan 2018 14:38

Hi, John,

That's a great oldie one I enjoy playing liked the arrangement and well played.

George.
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Re: I just called to say I love you

Postby JohnT » 28 Jan 2018 11:37

Hi George. Thanks for the comments. All the best. John
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Re: I just called to say I love you

Postby Penquin » 30 Jan 2018 20:01

I just posted to say that was very nicely played.
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Re: I just called to say I love you

Postby JohnT » 03 Feb 2018 10:10

Hi Terry. Thanks for your kind comments much appreciated. See you Monday. John
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Re: I just called to say I love you

Postby Peter S » 09 Feb 2018 09:27

Hi John

That was an enjoyable listen of a great song, well played.

I love Stevie Wonder, especially his later material like this, where he played synthesiser, but he seems to write a lot of his songs in difficult keys, and they often (in my Stevie book anyway) end up being hard to play with so many sharps. Perhaps that’s why he always sounds Great.

Well done
Keep the music playing!
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Re: I just called to say I love you

Postby JohnT » 09 Feb 2018 20:52

Hi Peter Thank you for your comments. Much appreciated, Found the two I have recorded in C as you say much easier. John
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Re: I just called to say I love you

Postby Westgarth » 09 Feb 2018 21:12

Hi John

Enjoyed that, can't beat a bit of Stevie.

This song inspired me to buy my first Yamaha PSR350. The lad in Windows played this when he demo'd the keyboard and he reeled me in. It's cost me a fortune ever since.

Thanks for posting.
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Re: I just called to say I love you

Postby JohnT » 10 Feb 2018 13:50

Hi Steve. Thanks for your kind comments. Monday night if you view this is go as you please.Two keyboards Tyros2 and kn7000. Hope you can pay us a visit it would be nice to see you and perhaps play. John
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Re: I just called to say I love you

Postby LynB » 13 Feb 2018 12:29

Good effort John. Like quite a few of the T5 styles the 8BeatGtrPop style has an intro which well suits a particular song. I wonder what it sounds like on a Genos???
Great atmosphere last night at Musicmakers with an interesting variety of performances.
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Re: I just called to say I love you

Postby JohnT » 13 Feb 2018 12:47

Hi Lyn. Thanks for your kind comments. Yes a good night last night. Waiting for your performance on the Genos, when do you get it. John
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Re: I just called to say I love you

Postby Jon D » 02 Mar 2018 20:12

Hi there John,
You played this tricky number well I enjoyed listening my good friend. :D :D :D


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Hi there I have played from the age of 13 and all my music is played in a sort of dance tempo style.Have worked in nearly all the North East clubs over the years that give me a good grounding cheers.
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Re: I just called to say I love you

Postby JohnT » 03 Mar 2018 12:29

Hi Jon. Thanks for your kind comments. Always appreciated. John
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