SOTM July 2017 -'And now for something completely different'

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  1. Chris

    Chris Well Known Cafe Moderator

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    No not 'Monty Python' sorry guys:)

    Rather than one person hosting the month and giving us one song to play. I'm going to give everyone a Genre to play, find a song from the given genre and give it your all:).

    So the months Genre is 'Film or TV Themes'

    So find one you like and post your version of playing it, I'll be around if anyone needs any backing tracks, I'll see what we can put together :) One tip I would give is. 'google' is your friend, as well as 'musescore' and free midifiles.:)

    It doesn't matter how long the track is and it doesn't need any 'improv' For examples of 'older' tv shows, E.R. St.Elsewhere, Hill Street Blues all would make great versions:)

    Have fun:):)

    Chris...
     
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  3. U CAN CALL ME AL

    U CAN CALL ME AL Senior Member

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    Great idea @Chris . No excuses for anyone now including myself, now where do I start?
    Regards Al
     
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    I've spent the last hour trying to find a song. That may end up being the hardest bit of all. ;)
     
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    hehe, I can cheat and carry on playing GoT :)

    Teacher is here tomorrow after a 2 week break, but, we may have to compete with a digger doing the foundations for my new studio :) Must be something appropriate, I'll think
     
  6. Tiberius

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    Who will be brave enough to do The Pink Panther :)
     
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    Hello!

    I'm trying to play the sax for about three years now. Last October I did this song from the movie "Days of Thunder"...



    Greetings

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    Does this count as a TV theme?


    I'll have to practise circular breathing.
     
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    I remember I did a short solo version of the Flinstones theme exactly 5 years ago.

    - 'Flinstones Theme' (Florida no USA 10* - Plasticover 2) - solo:
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  10. Chris

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    Seems like this gets the nod of approval then :)

    Just to give you a few ideas here is a text file for you to have a look at Film and TV themes

    Chris..:)
     
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    U CAN CALL ME AL Senior Member

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    This is where I start. Click on pic!

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    Very nice! At 3 years I was still squakin'-and-ah squeekin' but you sound sweet. Looking forward to hearing more from you here.


    You are going to have to let us in on how you make your sax sound like a helicopter, that was awesome! ;)
     
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    Damn, I was going to do MASH, too.
     
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    Another suggestion for the less experience, in YouTube, type "how to play theme", and you'll get loads of different examples, often with a play along score that you can follow. A backing track isn't totally necessary.
     
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    You still can.
     
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    I expect to hear someone doing "Peter Gunn".
    Or perhaps "Hawaii 50".
     
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    Hawaii 50 is my ringtone :) I had a go at playing it a while ago, never really got proficient, maybe have another try.
     
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  20. U CAN CALL ME AL

    U CAN CALL ME AL Senior Member

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    Recent demise of Barry Norman R.I.P. prompted this one. FILM NIGHT.nn CLICK ON PIC

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    1961 originally titled Jenny, after his daughter, was changed to STRANGER ON THE SHORE when it was chosen for the theme tune to the series set in Brighton. The reverb was added using a guitar effects pedal during the take not post recording. CLICK ON PIC
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