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    Spanish Lady (arr.)

    I posted this a while back with the Garritan Steinway. I found a lady to sing it so here it is again with a simple arrangement.

    It goes into an odd 5/4 for bit and then returns to it's more comfortable rhythm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastlane View Post
    I posted this a while back with the Garritan Steinway. I found a lady to sing it so here it is again with a simple arrangement.

    It goes into an odd 5/4 for bit and then returns to it's more comfortable rhythm.

    G. Steinway, GPO, Philharmonic & SampleTank2


    Spanish Lady


    http://www.box.net/shared/nf78ls63fe
    Very entertaining, Phil,

    First I thought this was a fragment from one of the ABBA hits, but then my intuition brought me to Argentina instead, yes, all the way to Latin America.

    After a while the melody came up from my memory archive. Now I remember the title of the song!
    "Don't cry for me Argentina." The first opening line in the refrain. Am I right?

    Your instrumentation and alteration of the melody is delicious, by continuing the line in a sequence of the melody instead. You have created your own version of it.

    You have traveled to Argentina for some well deserved holidays! Like me, you have some Swedish blood in you, craving for the exotic and tropic! Fred

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    Hi Phil, I remember this melodic piece from it's earlier posting. I believe you have added some additional instruments. Do I hear a faint guitar in this now?
    This has a great melody and feel to it, although the bridge or middle section still has a bit of rough edge to it. Stay with this one, and one day you will really have a beauty. Thanks, John

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    That sounds great Phil.

    Little Bubba was in here and was moving/dancing to it.......he was supposed to be getting ready for school, so if he's late it's your fault.
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    Fredrik

    First I thought this was a fragment from one of the ABBA hits, but then my intuition brought me to Argentina instead, yes, all the way to Latin America.
    There is an ABBA song called Put On Your White Sombrero that has a similar latin sound and feel. It was never released until the 24 bit albums came out a few years ago. I think it is one of their best. It's on the Super Trooper album. Also I added a string a choir sound from Philharmonic which maybe gave it a thick ABBA sound.

    After a while the melody came up from my memory archive. Now I remember the title of the song!
    "Don't cry for me Argentina." The first opening line in the refrain. Am I right?
    Yes, it's similar and a definite influence.

    Your instrumentation and alteration of the melody is delicious, by continuing the line in a sequence of the melody instead. You have created your own version of it.
    Well, hopefully I have created something new. I'm a pretty good thief,no?

    You have traveled to Argentina for some well deserved holidays! Like me, you have some Swedish blood in you, craving for the exotic and tropic! Fred
    Yes, that and some warmer weather. Western Washington is cold and damp in the winter just like Stockholm. I recently met a woman who lived in Mexico for 25 years. That does excite me.

    Thanks Fred for the history and good words.




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    Re: Spanish Lady (arr.)

    John,

    Hi Phil, I remember this melodic piece from it's earlier posting. I believe you have added some additional instruments. Do I hear a faint guitar in this now?
    Yes, a little guitar in the background.

    This has a great melody and feel to it, although the bridge or middle section still has a bit of rough edge to it. Stay with this one, and one day you will really have a beauty. Thanks, John
    02-25-2009 10:37 PM
    It goes into a 5/4 jazz beat which is pretty hard to follow I guess. I might try adding drums to fill in the holes there or it could just straighten it out with a 4/4 beat for the listener.

    Thanks for the encouragement John.



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    Hippie,

    Little Bubba was in here and was moving/dancing to it.......he was supposed to be getting ready for school, so if he's late it's your fault.
    Sure, you can blame me if it works.


    Thanks for commenting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastlane View Post
    Fredrik



    There is an ABBA song called Put On Your White Sombrero that has a similar latin sound and feel. It was never released until the 24 bit albums came out a few years ago. I think it is one of their best. It's on the Super Trooper album. Also I added a string a choir sound from Philharmonic which maybe gave it a thick ABBA sound.



    Yes, it's similar and a definite influence.



    Well, hopefully I have created something new. I'm a pretty good thief,no?



    Yes, that and some warmer weather. Western Washington is cold and damp in the winter just like Stockholm. I recently met a woman who lived in Mexico for 25 years. That does excite me.

    Thanks Fred for the history and good words.




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    I been walkin' down the road
    what it means i dunno
    i been walkin' down the highway
    with the bad food flyin by me
    i' m an ordinary man
    with a time bomb in my hand
    it keeps tickin' an i keep runnin
    tryin to find out where i come from
    and there ain' t nothin' gonna take this road away
    nothin' gonna take this road away
    nothin' gonna take this road outta my heart

    I wake up sweatin in the night
    every town is only lights
    I 'm addicted to the highway
    'cuz i just can' t do things their way
    and there ain' t nothin gonna take this road away
    nothin gonna take that road away
    nothin gonna take that road outta my heart

    highway i' m doin fine
    you help me draw the line
    no use in bein alive
    if i' m just rentin
    I understand the circus well
    I' ve played the clown when down he fell
    but bein' down ain' t bein' loser
    so just look out here comes a bruiser
    and there ain 't nothin gonna take my road away
    nothin' gonna take my road away
    nothin' gonna take my road outta my heart

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    Phil

    She has a delicate voice. Are there no words?

    Regardless, the piece definitely has that Spanish Flair to it and was fun to listen to. Reminds me of days gone by.

    Well done

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    Ron,

    She has a delicate voice. Are there no words?
    You know how some women are. Talk,talk,talk but they say nothing.


    Regardless, the piece definitely has that Spanish Flair to it and was fun to listen to. Reminds me of days gone by.
    Yes, I probably had an old film scene in my head for this one.


    Thanks for the nice comments.



    Phil

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