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#438753 - 10/08/17 04:54 PM Same keyboard, same song, two different styles...
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Not to be outdone by the infamous Don Mason, I recorded the same song on my PSR-S950 using two different styles. The reason I did this was in response to a post on another forum where a young lady thought she might want to perform the song using a jazz style instead of something more traditional. Please don't throw any rotted fruit and vegetables at me for my sloppy right hand guitar interlude on the jazzy rendition.

Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves2

For some strange reason, I think my voice has improved over what it was a year ago. The docs have me on a new lung medication, and I can often go most of the day without supplemental oxygen, which to me, is a wonderful thing. I believe my vocals are softer, but somewhat cleaner since I have lost much of my lung capacity. I recorded the second song two years ago, while I recorded the first one earlier today. What do you think? smile

Cheers,

Gary cool
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#438756 - 10/08/17 08:46 PM Re: Same keyboard, same song, two different styles... [Re: travlin'easy]
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Liked both but am partial to the first version
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#438772 - 10/09/17 07:00 AM Re: Same keyboard, same song, two different styles... [Re: travlin'easy]
Uncle Dave Offline
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I just found a great Fall medley suggestion on youtube - there are a number of versions, but try putting "Autumn Leaves" with "When October Goes" ... PERFECT combo!
BTW - I've noticed the changes in your voice over the years, as your health affected it, but there is always a kind of "home base" tone that you haven't lost. With that said ... I'm partial to #2. Good job.
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#438776 - 10/09/17 07:48 AM Re: Same keyboard, same song, two different styles... [Re: travlin'easy]
btweengigs Offline
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Um....let's see. Number 2....no, Number 1. Uh...I can't decide. Both good. Both Classic Gary.
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#438783 - 10/09/17 08:46 AM Re: Same keyboard, same song, two different styles... [Re: travlin'easy]
travlin'easy Offline
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I agree with Number 2 - my favorite style for that particular song, and apparently, the audiences and dancers I performed it for. Thanks for listening and commenting, guys.

Gary cool
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#438785 - 10/09/17 10:09 AM Re: Same keyboard, same song, two different styles... [Re: travlin'easy]
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Great classics thanx for sharing...shows that any song can be done in any style if your timing is right... keys

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#438799 - 10/09/17 12:28 PM Re: Same keyboard, same song, two different styles... [Re: travlin'easy]
montunoman Offline
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One of my all time favorites. I love playing it in a Latin style because a montuno pattern flows so nice but it's nice to solo over in the swing style. It's a hard call... Thanks for sharing Gary, you sound real good on both!
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#438806 - 10/09/17 01:31 PM Re: Same keyboard, same song, two different styles... [Re: travlin'easy]
travlin'easy Offline
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Thanks Paul and Donny, I really appreciate both of you listening and commenting.

All the best,

Gary cool
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#438809 - 10/09/17 02:13 PM Re: Same keyboard, same song, two different styles... [Re: travlin'easy]
tony mads usa Online   cool2
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Can't go wrong either way ... nice Jazz style ...
I find myself changing the style for this song almost every time I play it ... depending on the audience/venue, I will even change from Latin to Swing and back again for solos ...
Here is a lyric parody I often use for Senior Groups:
AUTUMN LEAVES PARODY

The Autumn Leaves Drift by my window,
Those lousy leaves, Mess up the yard..
I need you here To help with raking,
So please come home, It's just too hard...

The Autumn Leaves They're getting thicker,
The Autumn air It's turning cold...
Don't need no lips, Don't need no kisses,
But your sweet hands, A rake could hold...

Since you went away, The dishes pile,
And I'll get to them, In a while...
But I need you most of all, For raking
When Autumn Leaves Start to fall.....
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#438818 - 10/09/17 04:24 PM Re: Same keyboard, same song, two different styles... [Re: travlin'easy]
travlin'easy Offline
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Love it, Tony. smile

Gary cool
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