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Djangobooks colab songs: leadsheets and arrangements, propositions and sketches

WillieWillie HamburgNew Old french mystery
edited September 15 in Welcome Posts: 352

This is meant to collect, discuss and put together the musical ideas for the songs to record.



  • WillieWillie HamburgNew Old french mystery
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    Revised stanza chords, this is what I think I heard listening to the Rina Ketty version. I'm rather sure but of course this is open for better ears and better ideas. The refrain in the R. K. version uses kind of C Major - B7 half-bar change, but I suggest sticking to the 3 bars 1 bar change. I uploaded a word document so it would be easy to revise the stuff. Do we need leadsheets with the melodies?

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    I already made my ideas known, I'll post here too so it's all in the same place...

    Every note wants to go somewhere-Kurt Rosenwinkel
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    Intro proposal for Duj, new version which I like a lot better

    Those last thrills could include clarinet besides fiddle. Also depending on interest, clarinet could do a counterpoint to fiddle during the very last phrase just before the thrill.

    But if I'm reaching too much with all this just tell me to stop being silly 😀 I sure had fun coming up with them.

    Every note wants to go somewhere-Kurt Rosenwinkel
  • If I remember correctly, we used to have a thing here on DjangoBooks Forum where there was a once a month song that people worked on.

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    This is what fiddle - clarinet counterpoint might sounds like for the ending of Duj Duj

    Every note wants to go somewhere-Kurt Rosenwinkel
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    I'll sit down next week and start on rhythm tracks. Have a 3 hour gig tomorrow so that's taking my time.

    Every note wants to go somewhere-Kurt Rosenwinkel
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    It could be that I get started on Duj Duj first. Bill and I are trying to find time to time to meet and record J'attendrai rhythm.

    @Willie what tempo you have in mind for Duj?

    By the way, I sent you a PM in case you didn't see it.

    Every note wants to go somewhere-Kurt Rosenwinkel
  • WillieWillie HamburgNew Old french mystery
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    Thank you for the PM, indeed I did not see it until right now.

    Tempo for DUJ should not be faster than around 140; if we play constant tempo, even slower, I think. Do we still plan to start slow or rubato and increase speed? Then the final tempo could be even faster than 140.

    If nobody else throws in ideas: maybe all of the gang consider you the official djangobooks colab arranger. 😉

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    That could be (regarding my role as arranger). I always say music is best when it's a combined effort. But I'll take the challenge.

    140 is probably at the higher end of me being able to play those passing chords at this point and get through the entire song without a mistake. They're so tricky. I can play at 160 and faster but I'll only get through a few bars before playing a wrong chord. So tricky...

    I wasn't really planning on doing it rubato. I'm afraid it will be hard to have everyone sync up that way doing a remote recording. It would be nice though to have a different dynamic somehow. Maybe we play the intro half time and between that and when vocals start switch to uptempo? And then ride on that tempo to the end.

    Basic template I'm thinking of is



    Vocal 2 verses

    Solos based on the combination of intro form and verse

    3rd verse


    WillieBill Da Costa WilliamsAndyW
    Every note wants to go somewhere-Kurt Rosenwinkel
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