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2013/03 "The Nearness of You"

Colin the Bear

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Well here we are almost in March. Spring around the corner.

The Baton has been passed to me and as I seem to be on a Hoagy Carmichael bent at the moment, I've picked an old standard.

"The Nearness of You". It's a lovely melody with romantic lyrics and a simple format, and more challenging than you'd think.


I was messing with the Soprano this afternoon and decided to have a run through. The new mouthpiece is proving a challenge but it's coming slowly. My version , warts and all.

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No doubt Chris will let you have a copy of the backing track and there's a few karaoke versions on Youtube.

I think this is the sort of number that I'll be having a go at on various saxophones and maybe the clarinet too.
 
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rhysonsax

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Re: March BOTM

Well done Colin.

Rhys

PS I thought it was still February today.
 

Chris

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Re: March BOTM

Nice one Colin.

Great tune for the Ballad of the Month.

Chris..
 

visionari1

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Nicely done Colin,

First time I've heard you play...that's some fast vibrato you have there...impressive!




Cheers & Ciao
Jimu
 

MLoosemore

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Don't you just love it when you spend a couple of hours recording tracks for the BOTM....

.... and instead of saving the efforts as an Audacity project... you export them into a WAV file....

thereby turning what could be a sweet recording of the Nearness of You into one of Shostokovitch's unknown symphonies.????

:w00t:
 

Clivey

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Nice choice Colin and we`ll probably need as much time to get this ready as we can get. Your version is lovely. A nice vintage Patina.

Poor Chris.. I`m afraid if he is putting one together I`ll also be in the Queue as I fancy having a shot if I get time in March.
 

Profusia

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Don't you just love it when you spend a couple of hours recording tracks for the BOTM....

.... and instead of saving the efforts as an Audacity project... you export them into a WAV file....

thereby turning what could be a sweet recording of the Nearness of You into one of Shostokovitch's unknown symphonies.????

:w00t:

Not sure if this helps, but, you can Import .WAV files back into Audacity and re-save as a project etc. However if the .WAV file had more than one Audacity track in it originally (e.g. backing and melody) I don't think you'd be able to split the tracks back out. But anyway you can upload the .WAV file to SoundCloud.
 

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If there's a backing track available I wouldn't mind having a stab this month?
 

Profusia

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Well here we are almost in March. Spring around the corner.

The Baton has been passed to me and as I seem to be on a Hoagy Carmichael bent at the moment, I've picked an old standard.

"The Nearness of You". It's a lovely melody with romantic lyrics and a simple format, and more challenging than you'd think.


I was messing with the Soprano this afternoon and decided to have a run through. The new mouthpiece is proving a challenge but it's coming slowly. My version , warts and all.

DeadAudiolink Removed

No doubt Chris will let you have a copy of the backing track and there's a few karaoke versions on Youtube.

I think this is the sort of number that I'll be having a go at on various saxophones and maybe the clarinet too.

I can't get it (nor any of your SoundCloud uploads) to play Colin. Other people's seem to be working. Any ideas?
 

Colin the Bear

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Chris has a backing track which I'm sure he'll let you have. Or there's a playalong on yout

http://youtu.be/Xld0G29WFFE

It sometimes helps on soundcloud to log on and then search for the person (colin the bear) and follow them if you're having problems. I've checked the settings my end and everything is as it should be.
 

Chris

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Clive check your emails, Profusia, I'll PM you a link to the track..

Chris..
 

BigMartin

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Hi Colin

As usual, I'm full of good intentions to have a go at this month's ballad.
The YouTube link in your signature seems to be broken.
 

Profusia

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Chris has a backing track which I'm sure he'll let you have. Or there's a playalong on yout

http://youtu.be/Xld0G29WFFE

It sometimes helps on soundcloud to log on and then search for the person (colin the bear) and follow them if you're having problems. I've checked the settings my end and everything is as it should be.

Thanks Colin will try that when I get home from work.
 

Colin the Bear

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There's a sheet in google pictures

I had some time today so had another bash at it on tenor. I've tried it with the youtube play along this time. I was trying for a breathy, moody sound but the reed wasn't playing and it came out a bit barky in places and the upper register sounds like an alto. I don't know if that's the mic or me. I thought I'd stick it up any way but I may replace it if I can do a better version.



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The sop version seems popular 50 odd plays and a favourite :cool:
 
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Chris

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You can't fight the reed Colin. It could be the mic..btw your link isn't working right..

Chris...
 

Fraser Jarvis

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Really liked that Thomas, like the bright sound, then i see your playing a Berg 110/1 good stuff!
 

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