A musical question...

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by ewanmains, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. ewanmains

    ewanmains Piano User

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    Ok guys - here's a musical one to balance up all the gearhead questions. :-)

    What is your favourite ballad & why? Is it the melody, chord progression, key, lyrics that mean something to you?

    One I've been playing recently is Lionel Ritchie's tune 'Nicole'. I love the key it's in (Eb) as well as the melody which has just a nice balance between sombre & tender, but has a natural climax as well.

    :-)
     
  2. Sofus

    Sofus Forte User

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  3. Markie

    Markie Forte User

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    Lazy Afternoon.
     
  4. ewanmains

    ewanmains Piano User

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    Good choices Sofus. Pav was amazing, as is Mr Vai.
     
  5. mike ansberry

    mike ansberry Forte User

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    My Funny Valentine. I just love the melody.
     
  6. ewanmains

    ewanmains Piano User

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    I love the chords to Laura - not so keen on the melody though...
     
  7. trumpetup

    trumpetup Piano User

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  8. ewanmains

    ewanmains Piano User

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  9. Brekelefuw

    Brekelefuw Fortissimo User

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    Stardust is my favourite ballad, although it does well as a medium-slow swing.
    The chords are great, the melody is great, the words are nice too.
    Both standard keys for the tune are nice keys for the trumpet's range (C and Db concert)

    It is one of, if not the most recorded song in history.
     
  10. flugelgirl

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    "The Nearness of You" and "My Ship" right now, but that changes on a regular basis. There are too many good ones to play!
     

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