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Re: What tune have we had on our minds today??

Post by Nutroast » 20 Jan 2012, 12:30

I had a sleepless night after being made redundant a couple of years ago and all that night, I couldn't get the theme tune for "The Brady Bunch" out of my head. For the life of me, I can't think why!

Anyway, today I have "Rainy Days and Mondays" by the Carpenters having heard it on the radio the other day haven't heard that in ages.

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Post by Gill the Piano » 23 Jan 2012, 18:46

That stupid 'Para...para...paradise' song Except in my head it's mutated to 'Paranoid'. I might need help...
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Post by Feg » 24 Jan 2012, 14:35

'Tadpoles', Page 34, Recorder from the Beginning Book 1 by John Pitts! gues who is just back from a hour of recorder tutoring :D

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Post by Gill the Piano » 24 Jan 2012, 17:57

Oooo, lucky you, Feg! I never managed to shake London's Burning out of my earoles when I was learning the recorder...
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Post by Nutroast » 24 Jan 2012, 18:02

Feg wrote:'Tadpoles', Page 34, Recorder from the Beginning Book 1 by John Pitts! gues who is just back from a hour of recorder tutoring :D
Oh, you've done it now! I've got that to come tomorrow, but I've started a new class this term and we're up to Joe Joe stubbed his toe....

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Post by Feg » 24 Jan 2012, 18:12

Do you miss out a lot of the earlier tunes? If I had to teach them all it would drive me insane!

Joe, joe is one of my least favourite ones.

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Post by Gill the Piano » 25 Jan 2012, 17:29

...and that was the book with London's Burning in it! :)
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Post by Nutroast » 26 Jan 2012, 12:45

Hi Feg, I usually start at the beginning, but some children get bored quickly with it, they'd rather learn a nice little tune first and then the notation later on. We didn't do much playing yesterday, I got them all to be crotchet soldiers and quickedy quavers :mrgreen:

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Post by Feg » 26 Jan 2012, 14:14

Nutroast wrote:Hi Feg, I usually start at the beginning, but some children get bored quickly with it, they'd rather learn a nice little tune first and then the notation later on. We didn't do much playing yesterday, I got them all to be crotchet soldiers and quickedy quavers :mrgreen:
I teach them B, A and G - playing little scales up and then down - some jumping from B to G to B and then we play Hot Cross Buns all still without the book. So far, still fun :D Then..............we all open our books to Page 14! What? Page 14 already??? Yes, Page 14 :D :D :D

The tune on Page 14 is.................................................?



Hot Cross Buns :lol:

After than, I go back to earlier tunes and only play those I need to depending on how quickly or otherwise that particular group catches on.

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Post by Nutroast » 27 Jan 2012, 12:23

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I teach them B, A and G - playing little scales up and then down - some jumping from B to G to B and then we play Hot Cross Buns all still without the book. So far, still fun :D Then..............we all open our books to Page 14! What? Page 14 already??? Yes, Page 14 :D :D :D

The tune on Page 14 is.................................................?

Hot Cross Buns :lol:
I hope you haven't got a copyright on that idea as I fully intend to steal it!

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Post by Gill the Piano » 28 Jan 2012, 19:32

I played for a carol concert at an old peoples' home where a former music teacher/conductor was now living. He was seated beside the piano, and when a sprog with a recorder stood up to 'entertain the lovely old people', I distinctly heard him mutter 'Christ, take me now...'!
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Post by Gill the Piano » 30 Jan 2012, 18:09

I always liked the voice of the lead singer from Right Said Fred. Lovely timbre.
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Post by Gill the Piano » 31 Jan 2012, 18:32

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Gill the Piano wrote:I always liked the voice of the lead singer from Right Said Fred. Lovely timbre.
Richard Fairbrass. I'd like a pristine little nut like his one day...
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'Serial Cereal Eater' by John Shuttleworth. Google it.
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Post by dave brum » 07 Jun 2014, 12:22

Since hearing it in a charity shop in Harborne the other day, I've had 'Babooshka' by Kate Bush on the brain, and I've always been intrigued and mystified by it ever since seeing it on TOTP as a winkle.
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Post by Feg » 07 Jun 2014, 12:59

Salut D'Amour by Elgar.

It's well and truly stuck as I am researching a suitable repertoire for a concert I am playing in as part of the Balerno Music Festival.

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Post by Gill the Piano » 07 Jun 2014, 15:21

Caught a bit of 'Shaddapa You Face' on the wireless and now I CAN'T SHIFT IT! :roll:
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Post by dave brum » 07 Jun 2014, 19:05

Feg wrote:Salut D'Amour by Elgar.

It's well and truly stuck as I am researching a suitable repertoire for a concert I am playing in as part of the Balerno Music Festival.
Are you playing the piano part or violin part? In any case, I didn't think you did much piano playing these days Feg.
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Post by dave brum » 07 Jun 2014, 19:07

Gill the Piano wrote:Caught a bit of 'Shaddapa You Face' on the wireless and now I CAN'T SHIFT IT! :roll:
That kept Ultravox 'Vienna' off the UK no1 spot, you know. What an accolade to bear.
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Post by Feg » 07 Jun 2014, 22:20

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Feg wrote:Salut D'Amour by Elgar.

It's well and truly stuck as I am researching a suitable repertoire for a concert I am playing in as part of the Balerno Music Festival.
Are you playing the piano part or violin part? In any case, I didn't think you did much piano playing these days Feg.
I'm playing the violin for my sins. I do still play piano when I get the chance. My current battle is with Rachmaninoff in the wonderful key of C# minor.

I always practice the piano accompaniment for my violin pieces as well as the violin solo. I find it helps if I know both parts if either of us gets lost along the way :)

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Post by dave brum » 08 Jun 2014, 08:50

You should do what Gill does, accompany for choirs and 'do' Sunday mornings on the organ (pedalboard purely an option)
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Post by dave brum » 08 Jun 2014, 17:56

The final bit from the overture to Orpheus in the Underworld by Offenbach. Supposed to be played allegro but I can only manage moderato at the mo (my SRing is largo).
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Post by Feg » 08 Jun 2014, 19:57

dave brum wrote:You should do what Gill does, accompany for choirs and 'do' Sunday mornings on the organ (pedalboard purely an option)
Not likely, Dave. Every Sunday is not a commitment I am prepared to make at the moment. I do, however, have the offer of the church keys any time I would like to go and play the church organ. I have yet to find the time to do so:(

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dave brum wrote:You should do what Gill does, accompany for choirs and 'do' Sunday mornings on the organ (pedalboard purely an option)
Not likely, Dave. Every Sunday is not a commitment I am prepared to make at the moment. I do, however, have the offer of the church keys any time I would like to go and play the church organ. I have yet to find the time to do so:(
And with me looking for a church organ to try my Hyfrydol and Blaenwern on! I still practice them daily in hope...Lucky Feg!
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Post by dave brum » 21 Jun 2014, 07:46

'Too Inebriate To Fornicate' (as Mrs. Mary Whitehouse may have put it) by the Dead Kennedys, which I can play the riff to on the piano. Just because I was reading about the political activism of Jello Biafra the other day.
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Post by Gill the Piano » 21 Jun 2014, 18:14

Today's earworm; Knock On Wood.
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Gill the Piano wrote:Today's earworm; Knock On Wood.
What's an earworm???
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Post by Gill the Piano » 21 Jun 2014, 18:52

A tune you can't get out of your head.
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Post by dave brum » 21 Jun 2014, 18:56

Oh right, diolch yn fawr, so another earworm is A Swinging Safari by Bert Kaempfert. Yesterday 'twas 'Tocyn' by Bran.
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Post by Gill the Piano » 22 Jun 2014, 16:36

Today; an 'orrible modern thing I had to play in church. Hated it but can't stop it wandering round my little brain.
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Shine Gill Shine :lol:
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dave brum wrote:Shine Gill Shine :lol:
Polish, is it?

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Post by dave brum » 23 Jun 2014, 07:56

never mind the Finish the Sentence thread, we should have a Finnish the Sentence thread. I suppose Sibelius is helping you to sight read in Finnish, Giz?
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Post by gizzy » 23 Jun 2014, 14:06

Not tried looking at Sibelius's markings; I use a program online called BYKI ("before you know it") and I have The Kalevala and the first chapter of Genesis (because I will know what the words mean) to look through and see if I recognise anything, but mainly I have a book on my Kindle called Baskerville Koira by A. Conan Doyle, and also the translation, and I am halfway through the first sentence... this is because I don't much like learning phrases without understanding what they're made up of, so I have to check and cross-check every word - Finnish has dozens of case endings which make the words longer and longer. You have to love a language in which "on the first floor" is "ensimäisessä kerroksessa" and "across the street" os "toisella puolella" no to mention things like "liikennevaloissa" for "at the (traffic) lights"

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Post by dave brum » 23 Jun 2014, 19:19

In colloquial Irish folk dialect, a kissa is that thing on the front of your head. Maybe you should learn some Gaeilge.
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Post by dave brum » 24 Jun 2014, 13:00

At keep fit we had some more new tunes, including Kid Creole and the Coconuts' 'Annie I'm Not Your Daddy' and if I was in your blood, then you wouldn't be so ugly. That'll be top of my pops today as I prepare for my appointment with Mabel.....
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Post by Gill the Piano » 24 Jun 2014, 17:24

How can you do keep fit on such a norrible ot sweaty day? STWOT!
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Best time to keep fit and lose weight is when it's over 20 degrees outside. When it's warm, I can fill my face with tea and biscuits and just do what I can at KF and not worry about having a weight gain. Mind you I have to carry a hand towel around with me though when it's warm
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dave brum wrote:In colloquial Irish folk dialect, a kissa is that thing on the front of your head. Maybe you should learn some Gaeilge.
It's a cat in Finnish, quite appropriate (I lurve my cat) and valkoinen means white.

I should call her aanekas kissa. Loud cat. (with umlauts on all the a's)

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Gill the Piano wrote:How can you do keep fit on such a norrible ot sweaty day? STWOT!
Today's earworm; 'Bist Du Bei Mir'. Can't remember who wrote it, but it's lovely.
Tis JSBatch. I haven't got any earworms today, though I ought to have the Beach Boys' "Wouldn't it be Nice" as that's where we're going for four days in October (well three days and a whole day at each end on the train) to celebrate Robin's retirement. We're running out of Nice jokes in this house.

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Post by dave brum » 27 Jun 2014, 22:49

Have you any Nice biscuits in the barrel, Giz??
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Post by Gill the Piano » 28 Jun 2014, 16:18

gizzy wrote:
Gill the Piano wrote:How can you do keep fit on such a norrible ot sweaty day? STWOT!
Today's earworm; 'Bist Du Bei Mir'. Can't remember who wrote it, but it's lovely.
Tis JSBatch.
No it isn't; I always thought it was but it was misattibuted to him. Twas a chap called Stozel, apparently.With an umlaut, but I haven't got one of those on my pooter. I played it for my friend's hobo exam and couldn't dislodge it for ages.
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Post by dave brum » 28 Jun 2014, 18:40

Glory Box by Portishead. Sorting out some tracks for my keep fit instructor's birthday present - a CD of relaxing songs (she usually plays one at the end of class) which I did either side of the big BT broadband outage today which made the news.
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Post by dave brum » 29 Jun 2014, 20:40

Still working on the CD for Maxine, admittedly as I type 'What's Another Year' by Johnny Logan is playing. The old ladies would love it, personally I believe he may have twisted something.....King Curtis might balance things out.
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Post by gizzy » 02 Jul 2014, 12:21

Two Little Boys by R*lf H*rris. Mentally bleeping out the potentially rude bits which doesn't leave much less to sing but makes it FAR ruder than it was before.

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gizzy wrote:Two Little Boys by R*lf H*rris. Mentally bleeping out the potentially rude bits which doesn't leave much less to sing but makes it FAR ruder than it was before.
That was Number 1 on the day I was born!
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Post by dave brum » 08 Jul 2014, 20:06

'Maddox Tables' by 10000 Maniacs. Natalie Merchant has a strangely enchanting diction.
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Post by dave brum » 16 Jul 2014, 21:26

Blue Moon, from an HMV Jazz compilation I found in Harborne Oxfam Books and Music earlier on. Now I'm in a Chet Baker-y state of mind.
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Post by Gill the Piano » 17 Jul 2014, 20:01

Calon Lan. I have to play for a Welsh wedding and they want that played/sung (by me/a real Welsh Tenor) during the signing of the register. Now I can't get it out of my brain.
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Post by dave brum » 17 Jul 2014, 20:22

Maybe that should be my next hymn to learn, either that or 'Aberystwyth' if I can find an easy play version of it. Beth sydd i mi yn y byd. Gorthrymderau mawr o hyd.....

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