SILENT NIGHT - Group participation!

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SILENT NIGHT - Group participation!

Post by JerryPH » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:54 pm

Hey guys and gals, this is your chance for world-wide fame and unlimited fortune... uhhmm, well, ok, maybe not all that much fame and most certainly no fortune, but this is a great chance for a lot of fun and a wonderful way to get in to the Christmas spirit here on our favorite accordion forum! :D

All you do is record your rendition of Silent Night, and post it here for all to enjoy. It can be a music file shared somewhere, a video you upload to YouTube, Video or whatever medium you like.

There is only one rule... have fun! {}

Ok ladies and gents, have at it, bring us YOUR version of Silent Night! :ch
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Post by losthobos » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:29 pm

Good call Jerry...be really nice to see/hear forum members interpretations of a well known melody...
Be lovely to put styles to names and open our minds a little to others perspectives rather than just 'talk' about subjects...
Let the festivities begin....let's use this seasons spirit to share a little about ourselves...
Will endeavour to post before Christmas eve...
Best wishes and peace to all...
Right or wrong make it strong...when in doubt miss it out...

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Post by hais1273 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:29 am

I've had a word with best beloved and we'll have a go at posting a duet. Who knows it might even be average!

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Post by wout » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:33 am

I am in! Good idea

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Post by jozz » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:08 pm

hais1273 wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:29 am
I've had a word with best beloved and we'll have a go at posting a duet. Who knows it might even be average!
same here, we'll give it a try :tup: will probably be in Dutch tho

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Post by Geronimo » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:45 pm

Here is a version on a physical accordion. I decided to thwart the "red hot bass button" faction and went quite plain. Once just the melody on single reed, once double reed. I don't think the bass is overpowering the treble in spite of a lack of tremolo, and it's quite solid.
[media]https://youtu.be/Cl6NAdA3www[/media]

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Post by losthobos » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:15 am

Wow....what a wonderful tone you have there Geronimo
And prove that "Less is More"
Great start to the thread....
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Post by Anyanka » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:50 am

That is lovely. Simple fits the tune, and I like the droned bass.

I'm trying to work up the courage to record my attempts - it always goes really well till I switch on the recording device! It's like an evil little audience that makes me very self-conscious ;)

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Post by JerryPH » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:02 am

I know what you mean, I am often the same way. Actually, I have tried to record the last couple days and something always gets in the way. First for some reason, the camera decided it wanted to mysteriously go out of focus for no reason, then one battery died on me, then the phone kept ringing and on and on. Last night I was shovelling the driveway for 2 hours from our little snow storm we got.

I'll try again tonight and see what happens. All I need is 15 minutes and a little luck, it should not be this hard... lol.

By the way, GREAT job Geronimo and thanks for your bravery at being the first to post and setting a high standard for us all to aspire for!
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Post by george garside » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:45 am

well done Geronimo - played with feeling1

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Post by Geronimo » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:50 am

Anyanka wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:50 am
it always goes really well till I switch on the recording device! It's like an evil little audience that makes me very self-conscious ;)
Ah, there is a trick to that. Don't switch it on. Leave it running. Don't stop when you think you have a good take. Set yourself a certain amount of time and fill that with playing. Consider it practising. Make sure batteries and media last that long. Have pen and pencil for writing down the times of good takes.

Sometimes there will be a good take. Sometimes there won't (I thought this wasn't all that important so I just put it up in spite of inconsistent articulation and blunders. Also it's not like I practiced this any serious amount of time). There is always another time. Fudging together different takes is tricky (I did it between stanzas because I'm lazy): more often than not another take while you are still set up is less time intensive.

If I were taking this seriously I'd have to continue making takes until there is one with a tolerable facial expression. But it would likely take years until I manage that.

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Post by JeffJetton » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:37 pm

Geronimo wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:50 am
Ah, there is a trick to that. Don't switch it on. Leave it running. Don't stop when you think you have a good take. Set yourself a certain amount of time and fill that with playing.

That is very good advice. Thanks! :ch

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Post by Anyanka » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:37 pm

Good point about leaving it running.... I kept switching mine on and off earlier, and when I finally played it really well with very few mistakes.... found that I HADN'T switched it on that time. Will try again tomorrow...

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Post by Geronimo » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:55 pm

Anyanka wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:37 pm
Good point about leaving it running.... I kept switching mine on and off earlier, and when I finally played it really well with very few mistakes.... found that I HADN'T switched it on that time.
Not having it switched on for a whole 1-hour session may be aggravating at a larger scale. But at least you get an hour of practice that way...

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Post by jozz » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:17 pm

Here is our rendition, sorry no video. A little sloppy but my first melody on a melodeon! :b

- Judith lead (Dutch) and ukelele
- my boss Esther alt vocal (German)
- my Hohner Preciosa, a little flat, but what do you expect it's 80 years old
- myself humming
- YDP-141 elec.piano

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Post by JerryPH » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:32 pm

Jazz, nice!!! That was a very melodious melodeon. :D
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Re: SILENT NIGHT - Group participation!

Post by JerryPH » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:33 am

OK, my turn, I suppose. :)

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Re: SILENT NIGHT - Group participation!

Post by jozz » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:47 am

JerryPH wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:33 am
OK, my turn, I suppose. :)
Geronimo wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:45 pm
Here is a version on a physical accordion.
nice guys :!:

I was thinking next year we should pick a fixed BPM and key so we can stitch everybody together to make one grand finale piece {}

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Re: SILENT NIGHT - Group participation!

Post by Anyanka » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:21 am

jozz wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:17 pm
Here is our rendition, sorry no video. A little sloppy but my first melody on a melodeon! :b


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I can't hear anything :( is it made on a Mac? My PC can't deal with Mac MP3s.

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Re: SILENT NIGHT - Group participation!

Post by Anyanka » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:33 am

Right. Here's mine. It's peppered with hesitation, because I'm not a natural solo performer on the accordion, but I think this is as good as it's going to get! Not the best sound quality either, as I use a little elderly Sony recorder that's not really designed for music.... but as a bonus, you get the happy accident of a sleigh bell sound in the background at 2:05 (one of my hounds shaking their head & rattling the collar tag in the background :) )

(P.S. Strangely, I do play a range of carols happily and confidently on my bagpipes, solo - not this one, unfortunately, because of the out-of-range high note - nothing says SILENCE like a bagpipe....)

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