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#1988888 - 11/20/12 10:04 AM I wanna sound like Ray Charles
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I want to get a vintage Wurlitzer Electric Piano and sound like Ray Charles - but I don't have the cash. Any ideas for a comparable alternative?
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#1988900 - 11/20/12 10:36 AM Re: I wanna sound like Ray Charles [Re: Making Music]
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I like Ray Charles too, and I have learned to play a few of his famous tunes.

I'd think you could play and sound like Ray Charles (to some extent) on most any decent piano, with a lot of practice. He could make any piano sound good! smile

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#1988933 - 11/20/12 11:55 AM Re: I wanna sound like Ray Charles [Re: Making Music]
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Thanks, Rick! It's more the sound of that Wurlitzer I'm after...
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#1988942 - 11/20/12 12:28 PM Re: I wanna sound like Ray Charles [Re: Making Music]
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I suggest trying the digital piano forum here on PW... I can move this thread there for you if you'd like.

Good luck!

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#1988950 - 11/20/12 12:52 PM Re: I wanna sound like Ray Charles [Re: Making Music]
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A lot of people play Wurlitzer electrics. Few of them sound like Ray Charles.
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#1988951 - 11/20/12 01:04 PM Re: I wanna sound like Ray Charles [Re: Making Music]
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Originally Posted By: Making Music
I want to get a vintage Wurlitzer Electric Piano and sound like Ray Charles


Originally Posted By: BDB
A lot of people play Wurlitzer electrics. Few of them sound like Ray Charles.

I wish I had written this! But I will presume to add a little:

Even more people than those who play Wurlitzers, sing. Of those singers, many know the lyrics AND the melody to "Georgia On My Mind". Try as they may, NONE OF THEM sound like the venerable Ray Charles either.
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#1988954 - 11/20/12 01:11 PM Re: I wanna sound like Ray Charles [Re: Making Music]
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If you want to sound like Ray Charles just lie very still and don't make a sound...


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#1989002 - 11/20/12 03:59 PM Re: I wanna sound like Ray Charles [Re: LoPresti]
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Originally Posted By: LoPresti
Of those singers, many know the lyrics AND the melody to "Georgia On My Mind". Try as they may, NONE OF THEM sound like the venerable Ray Charles either.


I am not a pop music fan, but that beautiful song always gets to me, especially the way Ray sang it. Kudos to Ray and Hoagy!
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