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Celebrate with Ale and Wine



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So I'm really getting into my countertenor singing recently, and decided to write a short ditty that I could sing on in harmony by multi-tracking. All the requirements for a "Ye Olde English" Madrigal - Ale, Wine, a bit of Harvesting for good measure. Maybe one of you can write a second or third verse for this that could involve something like basket weaving or apple picking or something just for good measure.

Had to use autotune on the baritone though because I can't control that part of my voice well, so apologies for that. And yes, I have a long way to go. I've come up with a plan of finding 24 pieces, starting in renaissance and moving through baroque, classical and romantic to modern and learn one every couple of weeks, which will keep me busy practising and developing over the next year. Have put feelers out with local music circles and no takers on a CT teacher yet.

And yes harmony scholars, I know I have a parallel octave half way through that's bugging everyone. In a new version if I do it, it'll be gone don't worry.
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Uploaded: Jul 07, 2018 - 03:28:15 PM
Last Updated: Oct 03, 2018 - 01:30:20 PM Last Played: Sep 24, 2019 - 07:50:07 PM
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Philip18 said 469 days ago (July 8th, 2018)
Celebrate with Ale and Wine
Bright, cheerful. Sounds great!
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J.A.Stewart said 469 days ago (July 8th, 2018)
I Had No Idea...
... that you could sing as well as play.
Impressive and nicely-done, Nahum. ;)
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VicDiesel said 467 days ago (July 9th, 2018)
Lovely stuff. When you manage to lose the autotune you have a very pleasant counter. And normally I'm the first to notice parallels, but I'm not spotting this one.
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XMaramena said 461 days ago (July 16th, 2018)
2 even - octave on Harvest between the 2nd and 3rd part moving from the E to F, and on “blessed for” having a parallel 5th, again in the 2nd and 3rd part, moving from the G/D to A/E.
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Daugrin said 465 days ago (July 12th, 2018)
Thank you for sharing your talents! I don't have the voice, patience, or skills to do this work and I love that you do. Bravo! Great writing and the execution on the production side raises the bar at MJ.
My ear would challenge you to re-harmonize at the key points! Here's the recipe: add ninths to the lines one whole tone above the functional melody line. Remove the thirds, except those essential to the harmony, place these "essential" thirds in the bass lines. Whole tone dissonance will result, it will be glorious!
Not that this work needs any further treatment... I just want to hear your "peachy" voice in close harmony.

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XMaramena said 450 days ago (July 26th, 2018)
Oh wonderful!
I'm glad you have such lovely feedback, this is all new to me singing, I will definitely take on everything you said as suggestions for my next project. All the best :)
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charlieknight said 460 days ago (July 17th, 2018)
great stuff
well done please keep it up
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XMaramena said 450 days ago (July 26th, 2018)
for listening, glad you enjoyed
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XMaramena said 411 days ago (September 3rd, 2018)
too much vibrato. I'll get it next time!
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