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#1561350 - 11/20/10 05:04 PM Re: Nursery Rhymes Revisited: Reharmonization Fun [Re: jazzwee]
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lol I started noodling my Christmas carols tonight, then came on line to see your message.
I think this might be addictive - ha ! as if I weren't already hooked on piano!
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#1562089 - 11/22/10 12:20 AM Re: Nursery Rhymes Revisited: Reharmonization Fun [Re: jazzwee]
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Casinitaly, there's some little patterns I came up with at the beginning of this thread and I forgot about them already. So I just looked at it again and tried it and frankly, even with random choices or trial and error you could make an Christmas song sound good.

Just write down what you did so you can repeat it smile

There's actually sophisticated explanations why these work, but in the end, I don't think the theory matters. You've got 12 choices of patterns. It's not an infinite set.
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#1562106 - 11/22/10 01:05 AM Re: Nursery Rhymes Revisited: Reharmonization Fun [Re: jazzwee]
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Thanks for the encouragement Jazzwee - I do have some basic theory knowledge, so I do "get" why some combos work,and how to "gestimate" when I'm not quite sure.

I tend to agree though,(especially for the moment) that the theory isn't the priority. For me this is an extra activity to help me get the feel of my piano, and in general just to help me get playing by ear (which I can do with one hand pretty well,but I REALLY want the left hand too!)

We'll see what develops! smile
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#2010287 - 01/06/13 10:22 PM Re: Nursery Rhymes Revisited: Reharmonization Fun [Re: jazzwee]
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I am not sure yet how that was done, but it was very nice the way the melody was woven into the notes that were played. My ears liked the jazz sounds that I clicked
here and played http://www.box.net/shared/1zls7rx9b9

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#2010298 - 01/06/13 10:42 PM Re: Nursery Rhymes Revisited: Reharmonization Fun [Re: Michael_99]
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Originally Posted By: Michael_99
I am not sure yet how that was done, but it was very nice the way the melody was woven into the notes that were played. My ears liked the jazz sounds that I clicked
here and played http://www.box.net/shared/1zls7rx9b9



I don't remember what I did! LOL.
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#2010395 - 01/07/13 03:41 AM Re: Nursery Rhymes Revisited: Reharmonization Fun [Re: mom3gram]
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Yes, there are. I couldn't have said it better.

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#2010958 - 01/08/13 02:39 AM Re: Nursery Rhymes Revisited: Reharmonization Fun [Re: kevinb]
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Thanks, Kevin. I have copied it and will play it tomorrow when I am less tired. It looks exciting as a beginner and it lets me see what is happening.

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#2198082 - 12/15/13 04:52 PM Re: Nursery Rhymes Revisited: Reharmonization Fun [Re: jazzwee]
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Oh my gosh, this thread was made for me but I didn't know it existed until now! Many years ago I put together a nursery rhyme medley with a jazzy flavor; finally recorded it to YouTube a few months ago:

http://youtu.be/boz_uFinr0o

Most of it isn't so much reharmonization as just playing the melodies in an upbeat fashion, but when it gets to Mary Had A Little Lamb at 3:09, I do unleash the jazz chords!

Hopefully better late than never!

-fingerbreaker

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