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#45792 - 08/10/02 05:00 AM Style wanted for Calypso (John Denver)
Albertg Offline
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Registered: 01/18/02
Posts: 13
Hi all,
I have the song 'Calypso' performed by John Denver in a 3/4 measure on music sheet but on the KN6500 ther seems to be no matching style. I have tried several but none seems to match. Any-one of you who has a better style?

Greetings

Albert.

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#45793 - 08/10/02 08:40 AM Re: Style wanted for Calypso (John Denver)
Uncle Dave Offline
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Registered: 12/01/99
Posts: 10181
Loc: Philadelphia Pa, USA
I no longer have a kn series, but check the 6/8 beats. I seem to remember a kind of guitar-strummy thing that might work. You may find a pattern by turning off all the acc parts and just listening to the raw drum and bass first. That's the core of the arrangement. Wish I could remember that style, hmmmmmm.
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#45794 - 08/10/02 12:07 PM Re: Style wanted for Calypso (John Denver)
Graham UK Offline
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Registered: 01/20/01
Posts: 1726
Loc: Lincolnshire UK
UD...Its called a senior moment...We all have them after 60 years. HA!!!

Graham UK

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#45795 - 08/11/02 01:48 AM Re: Style wanted for Calypso (John Denver)
Johnnie.c Offline
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Registered: 08/12/01
Posts: 561
Loc: England
Quote:
Originally posted by Uncle Dave:
I no longer have a kn series. Wish I could remember that style, hmmmmmm.


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I don't ever remember you saying that you had played a KN6500.
I was always under the impression that they were in short supply in your area.



[This message has been edited by Johnnie.c (edited 08-12-2002).]

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#45796 - 08/11/02 05:28 AM Re: Style wanted for Calypso (John Denver)
Uncle Dave Offline
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Registered: 12/01/99
Posts: 10181
Loc: Philadelphia Pa, USA
Oh yes, I had a kn6500 when it first came out. I also had two kn5000's over the years, but they were just passing fancies that I traded ..... never intended to play them. I gave the 6500 a good run though. Back then, the terrible mic input and the chord recognition mode was the biggest drawback for me. I was impressed with alot of other things though. You know me .......
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#45797 - 08/11/02 05:52 AM Re: Style wanted for Calypso (John Denver)
technicsplayer Offline
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Registered: 01/17/02
Posts: 3319
What was this supposed problem with the chord recognition mode on the KN6500??

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#45798 - 08/11/02 06:42 AM Re: Style wanted for Calypso (John Denver)
Marilyn Boissoneault Offline
Member

Registered: 06/07/00
Posts: 219
Loc: Melbourne, Florida, USA
Uncle Dave, what a shock. I know you try out lot's of keyboards but I thought you really never cared for Technic's. Now I find you've have a few of those two!

Maybe the KN7000 is the perfect keyboard you've been searching for......at least for a few weeks!

Marilyn

[This message has been edited by Marilyn Boissoneault (edited 08-11-2002).]

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#45799 - 08/11/02 05:08 PM Re: Style wanted for Calypso (John Denver)
peter castanos Offline
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Registered: 11/25/99
Posts: 59
Loc: sydney australia
Quote:
Originally posted by technicsplayer:
What was this supposed problem with the chord recognition mode on the KN6500??


Well spotted Alec!

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#45800 - 08/11/02 09:29 PM Re: Style wanted for Calypso (John Denver)
Uncle Dave Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 12/01/99
Posts: 10181
Loc: Philadelphia Pa, USA
No problem - just a weird "simple" fingering mode like Yamaha has too.

In one finger mode, since I switch between auto and manual bass alot - I like to hear a major chord.(OK so far)
When I need a minor chord, I want to add the minor third of the chord, and NOT some "made up" one black key to the left type of system. I have a theory background and I KNOW the notes ... I just want to play them as simple as possible whenever I can.

The Ketron, Korg & Roland companies all handle the one finger mode the way I like. For dim or aug chords .... you hane no choice but to use three fingers or more, and that's OK .... I just want easy when I can get it. It's not a design flaw .... just a weird, UNmusical design that violates all I learned about chord construction and harmonization!

"C" and "Eb" should be a C min, NOT an "Eb7" !!!!!!!!!(or whatever it comes up as...)
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#45801 - 08/12/02 02:51 AM Re: Style wanted for Calypso (John Denver)
technicsplayer Offline
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Registered: 01/17/02
Posts: 3319
never heard of anyone playing single finger chords on this kind of keyboard except until getting the hang of fingered.

C and Eb is C minor in single finger mode, you just use the Eb below the C!

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