A musical question...

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

  1. ewanmains

    ewanmains Piano User

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    So guys,

    Some really great songs here, but more than that, I think what's coming through is that the interpretation of a song a can make or break it. I think we've all heard a beautiful song which has been trashed because of an insensitive 'interpretation'.

    Some musician's just seem to have a knack of being able to phrase a melody quite differently to what was originally intended/written, but still able to greatly enhance that melody, but without being overly complicated.

    Do you all think then that simplicity is the key to good phrasing?
     
  2. ewanmains

    ewanmains Piano User

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    Ah - both quite similar tunes Flugelgirl. "My Ship" is a bit of an odd/unknown/less popular one - Good choice!

    :-)
     
  3. ewanmains

    ewanmains Piano User

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    Thanks rowuk - Do you think Against all Odds would have been as good if it wasn't Phil Collins singing the song? He certainly makes a fantastic job of performing it/selling it.
     
  4. ewanmains

    ewanmains Piano User

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  5. veery715

    veery715 Utimate User

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    Irving Berlin's Isn't This A Lovely Day as sung by Stacey Kent.

    Bacharach's Walk On By

    Besame Mucho
     
  6. trumpetup

    trumpetup Piano User

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    I should have voted for Stardust. The first time I played it when I was in the 8th grade it brought tears to my moms eyes. She said it reminded her of a boy who played it on cornet in high school. That boy was my dad. They have both gone home to be with the Lord.
    Great Song
    -Bobby
     
  7. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Freddy Mercury, Liza Minelli or Barbara Streisand also would have done adequate jobs. My point is that it isn't the tune, it is the memory that the tune triggers.
     
  8. Sofus

    Sofus Forte User

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    Getting deep now, are we!? :shock:
     
  9. Buck with a Bach

    Buck with a Bach Fortissimo User

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    +1 for Rowuk:oops:
     
  10. frankmike

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    I have 2

    1. "Autumn leaves", as played by Miles and Cannonball
    2. "What's new" as played by Clifford Brown
     

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