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2012/03 - Three times a Lady

kevgermany

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This just to start the March thread off, then I'll butt out.

So about March. I have chosen a classic which some folks might even think is a bit cheesy. I chose it because I actually think it has a lovely melody and also because I love my lady so much. I think if we browse about the Internet, the backing tracks and sheets will be easy to get. wikifonia etc.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5ruDqdZn_s

This is probably the version most of us know. It`s certainly not a Sax song but I have heard what you guys are capable of. and I think " Three times a lady" by the Commodores is going to sound nice.
 

Taz

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Were you born with a sax in your gob? For someone who has only been playing for a short while, you have got a lovely sweet tone especially on those subtones you use, the higher register sounded a little strained at times, but I'm thinking that was probably because you were trying to keep the volume down?
On the whole Andy, I can see why people book you to play at their functions. Well played mate.
 

Chris

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It's always fun going first Andy.. +1 to everything Taz has already said..About the higher register, perhaps try and relax a little more..Nice one..:thumb:

Chris..

>:)..But what are you goug to do for the rest of the month??..>:)
 

allansto

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cmon Rudjarl
you did a great job last month
Lets hear it
Im still workin up to it
besides its not march yet

PS great job Andy
 
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AndyG

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Thanks for the replies and the kind comments.

Ater I posted this, I suddenly realised it was for March and not the end of Feb....oh well >:)

As for what I will do for the rest of the month...well we have a few upcoming gigs and hope to add another 5 or 6 tracks to the set list so that will keep me busy:shocked:

@Allansto I don't read music so I found a backing track on Spotify, and played along to it a couple of times before recording it...hence the odd mistakes here and there. As for what key.....the easiest one is the best answer I can give :confused:

Hope that helps
 

rudjarl

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cmon Rudjarl
you did a great job last month
Lets hear it
Im still workin up to it
besides its not march yet

PS great job Andy
In a few days perhaps. I'm ashamed to admit that I actually have to practise a bit on this one. God grief, what has become of this world...

Anyway, the original is in Ab Concert pitch. Which gives you a comfortable Bb on your tenor.
 

Clivey

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Chris
I really Liked what you did with the timing and short length. It made a variation from the original a lot jazzier.
I think it`s an important thing that we are learning how to oomph up what is a basic Ballad into a little bit more that what it once was. After all we want it to be musically relevant without the lyric.

Andy. I too will be doing a busking job. To be honest I`ve got a straight one ready but yours and Chris`s are already a little more juicy So I might try and change mine altogether before posting it later in March.

We have all the time in the world us Balladeers.:stoat:
 

Saxade

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I am having a lot of trouble with this tune... Getting the dots and the backing to line up ... :confused: the middle seems to be quite abstract :shocked: I have a backing track and the dots for the Full version which I would have thought would not be an issue ... just some adjustment ... No I am lost....
 

Saxade

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Adrian you have a PM and and email.:thumb:

Chris..
Thanks ... as always you are a wonderful asset!! .. especially on this thread :thumb:
Now Do you know a good page turner? ( 6 pages :shocked:)

Good luck everyone.... ;}
 

allansto

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ditto saxade
I think a bit of cut and paste will be in order to condense this to 2 pages
 

rudjarl

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Here is my effort on this month ballad: Three Times A Lady. I actually had to sit down and practise a bit to get my head around this one. Rather disconcerting... sigh. Not that it helped in any way. The solo (the off key part) could definitely do with some more polishing. I just might practise a little bit more and have another go.
 
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Clivey

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Really good version and brave impro.
re. the recording. I would probably put a limiter and a wee bit compression on just to reduce some of the dynamics a little.
I agree that you will probably be able to improve on it later on. I could not get anything to sit at all but I am still working on my take. I will decide soon whether or not to post the "safe version" I have done, as I might not be able to do another any better.

I always thought that this tune would be a great excercise of "tone control". In theory it`s a pretty straight song but these long notes can be hard to keep in tune and also they have to sound sweet. There is absolutely nothing to hide behind. so the sax has the job of the lead vocal but without the distraction of the lyric.:cat:
 
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