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Für Elise



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Beethoven's ditty, re-voiced for harmonica and two synths. I haven't been feeling very creative of late, so I've had a play around with this. Two EXPS settings, two Zebra 2 and one Alpha synth settings. 5 tracks only!

Done it before, some years ago, but this is a brand new mix. I wonder if Larry Adler ever performed Für Elise? He'd have played it for real, of course!

Hope I haven't murdered this lovely tune too much. Thanks for dropping by!
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Uploaded: Dec 03, 2011 - 01:47:26 PM
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Logic Pro, Zebra 2 and Alpha synths
magnatone said 2726 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Fur Elise
this is very very cool Dave! this song is so much in the DNA of any pianist who ever had a classical piano teacher - this is a really inventive and interesting presentation of it. nice work sir!
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richard13 said 2726 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Great fun
and I'm sure the old guy would have approved, assuming he could hear it. Seriously, this is a cool interpretation: Dave does the Harmonicats doing Beethoven. Did you keyboard it?
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michaeljayklein said 2726 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
I've played this piece on the piano a million times, have heard half that many versions over the years, but this refitting of Ludwig's immortal piece is incredibly new and refreshing--it adds a dimension to it I'd never thought existed really! Well done Mr. Jones and thank you as well for remembering the great Larry Adler. Michael
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Reinholt56 said 2725 days ago (December 4th, 2011)
Hi Dave.....
This is a great version and very enjoyable. Your choice of instruments works well.

Larry was a genius. I always enjoyed watching him and listening to his arrangements.

Hope the other side of your creativity comes back soon. Go for a walk by the Mersey and see if you can be inspired in a similar way to Ludvig. You could add the occasional fog horn here and there in your piece. I can hear the intro now as I type this.......Da da da daaaah...

Take care.

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Moviz said 2725 days ago (December 4th, 2011)
You didn't
'murder' it at all Dave; in fact it sounds delightful and refreshed.... lovely combination of sounds..... , regards M
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Henke said 2725 days ago (December 4th, 2011)
Quite refreshing actually. So, no, you didn't murder it, not half as much as I did in my "version" anyway ;-) Thanks for the listen. Take care,

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mrattue said 2724 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
good this!

i wouldn't have thought the instrumentation would have worked, but it simply alters the feel of the piece.

It evokes a French atmosphere and is infused with more melancholy, i think, than the lighter piano piece, and is weightier and more passionate.

Really good and interesting treatment of this great melody and much enjoyed.

Thank you for the post

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kingbee said 2724 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
re-composing composers
I pressed play before I read the explanation and immediately thought Larry Adler.
It all sort of takes on a different mental image with the change of instrument. I'm sort of seeing a 60's film with Rita Tushingham and a friend larking about by the river. Not sure why.
Anyway...a very inventive and imaginative re-working of this piece that I have NEVER played on the piano ;-)
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H3nry said 2723 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
I'd never have tried this combo, but it works! Cool!
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abzwork said 2714 days ago (December 15th, 2011)
Fur Elise...
A most delightful ride...ahhhh..now I don't have to watch a movie just to here this wonderful timeless earcandy..:):)peace
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Llarion said 2714 days ago (December 15th, 2011)
A campfire classic...
What a neat set of voices for this! Love the octave doubling with the marimba patch... I think if someone tried to play this on a chromatica, they might get a hernia! :) Well done!!
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Symphony101 said 2713 days ago (December 16th, 2011)
Not murdered at all ! Very much enjoyed this.
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Char said 2713 days ago (December 16th, 2011)
This is
more playful. It has a European Cafe vibe. Enjoyed. Thanks.
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Philip18 said 2711 days ago (December 18th, 2011)
I wonder if Ludwig is listening to his work being performed with a harmonica and two synths and being recorded on a MacIntosh computer? Wouldn't he have had fun with that lot! A fresh and engaging version. Love the tinkly part that starts at 2:14.
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smokey bacon jnr said 2710 days ago (December 19th, 2011)
Alles gut
I love a bit of beethoven, but I've never heard him played on a harmonica!! Works suprisingly well! wondered if the bass couldn't do with a bit of phattening up, but beautifully played. Encore!!
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