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Minstrel Medley w/Richard Schletty


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A medley of Richard Schletty's vocal for Minstrel Boy and my own "traditional" tune. I bang out the drums on my clav. I hope you enjoy this more traditional treatment of the song.

In response to Feter and others I lowered the "higher" of the two fife voices. The Minstrel melody and the "lower" of my two lines are left up where they were because they sound more flute and less fife (or piccolo the fife's modern descendent) an octave down. Let me know if you like this one better.
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Uploaded: Jul 24, 2007 - 01:16:57 PM
Last Updated: Oct 18, 2007 - 03:41:48 PM Last Played: Jun 03, 2019 - 11:00:20 AM
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lengold said 4355 days ago (July 24th, 2007)
It just goes
on and on. Yet another fantastic version. Very authentic sounding and clever.
Cheers
Len


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peacepiano said 4355 days ago (July 24th, 2007)
Len
Thanks for the support. Trying to get authentic sounds out of GarageBand is a fun challenge.
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Feter said 4355 days ago (July 24th, 2007)
Minstrel Medley Alterntive
ahh this is great ...the most loveliest thing
here is its have the real flavour ...its so
alive ... ye the fife is wonderfull sound natural
to my ears now !! ...cool job my friend !!
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peacepiano said 4355 days ago (July 24th, 2007)
Feter
Thanks for coming back. Sounds like this is finally the right mix :)
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apb said 4355 days ago (July 24th, 2007)
Much better now
.. got that fife/piccolo sound under control now Bill ..
lets that sweet US civil warish melody shine.
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peacepiano said 4355 days ago (July 24th, 2007)
APB
Thanks to you and Feter and Richard this is finally sounding like it should. A fun project all around.
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said 4354 days ago (July 24th, 2007)
smiling
It's great to have so much attention and creativity lavished upon my barebones vox track. This is a better mix than the original -- an easier listen with the pipes pitched down. The timing is pretty much right on. Cool that. Simple and effective. The song rides a nice thread all the way through.
peacepiano said 4354 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Richard
I couldn't have put this one together without your vox and input. Glad you like the final product.

So, what is it like being a singing sensation? ;)
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Diviner said 4354 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Beautiful
That is a great modern take on traditional esp. with the flute. It flows very well and is very easy listening. Great version.
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peacepiano said 4354 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Diviner
Thanks for listening. Your version of this is very cool too!
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DWL said 4354 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Yep, this works
Suits the voice so well.

Just needs a deep distorted guitar! ;-)

Seriously, this is really well done. Beautiful clean mix and great drums.

Cheers

Dick
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peacepiano said 4354 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Dick
Are you offering? I think I can find a space for you somewhere ;)

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said 4354 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
awesome!
i love this traditional approach!
you captured rich's voice perfectly!
i love the flute sounds and the marching drums are spot on!
excellent!!!
peacepiano said 4354 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Faelin-
Thanks for the kudos. I'm actually glad you and everyone else went for very creative approaches, Listening to all the different versions is a lot of fun.
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five_extra_arms said 4353 days ago (July 26th, 2007)
Fantastic Fifes
This might be my most favorite version using Richard's vocals. Your simple and clean approach is crispy and so delightful.

I love it!

Thanks!

Bob
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peacepiano said 4353 days ago (July 26th, 2007)
Bob
Fifes forever! Thanks. Richard's vocal cuts to the heart of the old song.
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said 4353 days ago (July 26th, 2007)
Great
Very well done... it's like going back in time.... Cheers

Take care
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Kenta
peacepiano said 4353 days ago (July 26th, 2007)
Skean
Thanks for stepping back in time and listening in. I'm glad you enjoyed the arrangement.
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Dj French Toast said 4353 days ago (July 26th, 2007)
LOvein it
yes indeedy great sound this song is tight,well done.
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peacepiano said 4352 days ago (July 27th, 2007)
Mr DJ
Thanks for taking the time to listen. I'm glad you liked the traditional setting. Looks like there is a second wave of entries I need to catch up on...
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Henke said 4351 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
Yes,
it would have been a bit strange if nobody had made this kind a version, I guess. Very nice!

One question only: Was it out of the question to keep the (some) fife beneath the singing? I noticed myself being a bit surprised when it went away, but I suppose it is as it should be!?

Thanks for sharing!

/Henke
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peacepiano said 4351 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
Henke
I could have kept the fife going. It would have taken two different versions to match the two verses well enough, plus the fife seemed to distract from the voice. My wife suggested a trumpet (or bugle) behind the voice would be better, but I do not have access to a good trumpet voice. Perhaps Bass2x could have played the melody on his horn along with the voice.
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said 4350 days ago (July 29th, 2007)
Nice Drums!
Doing a spare arrangement like this can really bring out the best of the instruments, if they're done well - and these sound great. The fifes are crisp while the drumming makes me want to go march drill around a parade square. This stuff really resonates in the bone, doesn't it?

Love your work!
peacepiano said 4350 days ago (July 29th, 2007)
Rik
Marching along :) I'm not much of a many layers musician, most of the time. Glad you liked this one.
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alfalpha said 4349 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
I really enjoyed this
authentic take! The counter fife melody works so well & gives the song an extra dimension!
Well Done!
Cheers,
Alf
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peacepiano said 4349 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
Alf
I agree that this is a good setting for the counter melody. I actually think this is better than the original song I used the fifes for. Richard's vocal gives better context for the fifes than the fifes on their own.
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BranDaMan said 4346 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
Great!
what a gem this is! I love this stuff. Great work on vocals, mixing, songwriting, and especially the flutes. Great, just great.
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peacepiano said 4346 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
BranDeMan
Thanks for listening. And special mention goes to Chikoppi for putting the minstrel thing together!
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SmokeyVW said 4344 days ago (August 4th, 2007)
fife & drum
nice!

i really like what you did with the drums. it fits perfectly.

thanks
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peacepiano said 4343 days ago (August 5th, 2007)
Smokey
Thanks for stopping by. I'm making some progress with percussion. I'm always on the look out for hints though :)
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timothy devine said 4325 days ago (August 23rd, 2007)
wow
i can't believe the drums.
Job well done.

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peacepiano said 4324 days ago (August 24th, 2007)
Tim
I'm having fun trying to figure out drums. Maybe I will do some on my next tune. Thanks for listening in :)
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