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Holiday Music Lessons

By miraclemiles on December 20, 2020 11:36 pm

Henry just wants to learn Greensleeves. He's got some issues though. He can't decide whether to play his cornet or the drum set. Little Lena is called upon to accompany on piano. She gets the arrangement a bit mixed up in the beginning. They have a little fun, then they get it right. The teacher Jean Pierre is tough, but fair. In the end, they all have a laugh. Greensleeves is good to go! Time for Eggnog ya'll!

Ok, so the real story: Every Weekly Beats year I do a song sampling my daughter playing a holiday piano song, usually one for her winter recital. So we recorded her playing some Greensleeves, classic. I asked her make it swing. Nailed it. Then I played drums along with that. Added in some bass and extras in Ableton. Wanted some fun voice samples. Super happy I quickly found this one on samplesswap.org, called "laughing-record-vaudeville-routine-1923." In some ways it kind of fit our day of playing around.

One more week! Wow!

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December 21, 2020 1:32 am

Love the concept, and can't wait to check out the video!

December 21, 2020 1:35 am
hent03 wrote:

Love the concept, and can't wait to check out the video!

Thanks! Just added the video. Getting silly with some old videos and gifs in there ...
Cheers!

December 21, 2020 2:02 am

That's a really cool WB tradition to sample your daughter each year.  I like how there are definitely some snippets where you can clearly hear Greensleeves, but then at other times it warps into something completely unrecognizable.  The video is a lot of fun, too. 

December 21, 2020 10:01 pm

'tis is the season to be silly!

December 22, 2020 8:09 pm
CosmicCairns wrote:

That's a really cool WB tradition to sample your daughter each year.  I like how there are definitely some snippets where you can clearly hear Greensleeves, but then at other times it warps into something completely unrecognizable.  The video is a lot of fun, too.

Thank you! I initially thought I'd change it all around so there was no recognizable Greensleeves. In the first section I just made the measures backwards, bar 8 is first, ended with bar 1, it kind of sounds ok that way! But then I got lazy and kept the actual song in the last half. Kind of fit the story of the students getting it wrong, then finally getting it right.

Machine Gun Ibiza wrote:

'tis is the season to be silly!

Yes indeed! Thanks for checking it out smile

December 23, 2020 12:57 am

That was really fun!
"Should we do it again?"
"NEVER!"

December 23, 2020 3:44 am

Awesome, glad you got to do this project with your daughter, great video clips and that vocal sample fits it so nice, have a great X-mas, see you next week for the finale!

December 23, 2020 9:57 am

That's some swing into those green sleeves and the video is quite a delight. Merry Christmas.

December 23, 2020 11:59 pm

great job in every dimention. The videocutting, sampling, playing cool beats, ect.. it has a bit of monty python style in it. Mery christmas to all of you, too.

December 26, 2020 1:39 pm

That's a wonderful track here! The light vaudeville like vibe, the general business and randomness of the track. This is what childhood feels like, beautiful concept and great execution. This is a delight.

December 27, 2020 8:31 pm
license wrote:

That was really fun!
"Should we do it again?"
"NEVER!"


haha! I actually did say no after that last one too! It was pretty good, and I felt bad asking her to play it so many times!  That's more Tomokos job right? lol.

December 27, 2020 11:15 pm
miraclemiles wrote:

That's more Tomokos job right? lol.


lol true, it was weird hearing this when I can hear it in the next room too.

December 30, 2020 11:39 pm
Jason Nijjer wrote:

Awesome, glad you got to do this project with your daughter, great video clips and that vocal sample fits it so nice, have a great X-mas, see you next week for the finale!

Thanks very much, yeah fun to do projects with the kiddos right! Hope your xmas was great, guessing you may have some snow up there, that's always nice at least!

Devieus wrote:

That's some swing into those green sleeves and the video is quite a delight. Merry Christmas.

Glad to delight! Yeah, she's getting that swing feel down pretty well. I'm very proud. Thanks for checking it out.

Q-Rosh wrote:

great job in every dimention. The videocutting, sampling, playing cool beats, ect.. it has a bit of monty python style in it. Mery christmas to all of you, too.

Yes, monty python style, nice call! Glad you like it! Hope your christmas was good, and happy new year!

Kedbreak136 wrote:

That's a wonderful track here! The light vaudeville like vibe, the general business and randomness of the track. This is what childhood feels like, beautiful concept and great execution. This is a delight.

Yes - love this: "This is what childhood feels like" ... hadn't thought of that, but so true. Fun to get to be a kid again. So glad you liked, thanks for checking it out!

January 1, 2021 5:37 pm

Awesome idea and the video was fun to watch along with it.  The drums sounded really good with the piano in the mix too. 

January 2, 2021 12:20 am
Tone Matrix wrote:

Awesome idea and the video was fun to watch along with it.  The drums sounded really good with the piano in the mix too.

Thanks, glad to hear this. Mix was a little easier with drums and only piano that it was with a bunch of tongue drum tracks like the finale week. I know I have a bit to learn about recording and mixing live drums. Cheers!

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