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Tune Ideas For Halloween Anyone?
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Ferret
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Have any of you folk got ideas for tunes to play for Halloween.

Halloween is not 'big' here in OZ so we are not really familiar with music for the event

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Hmmm....  I can think of a few "related" songs - but they're all like pop/rock stuff - I dunno - Werevolves of London, Don't Fear the Reaper and so on.....   but - what REALLY comes to mind is the Rocky Horror show....  now - as I recall there are quite a number of bits that would fit the bill...  I'll have to go find the DVD now!

  <<< I like this one, sounds like it could be adapted .....

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@BillyG 

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I totally love that movie. Have watched it many a time.

I think that I may have found one to do. It's called 'The Ghost of John'. That could work rofl

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Here's a cover of The Doors' 1967 hit "People Are Strange".  The youtube comments inform that "This version was recorded in 1993 in Sydney with the band His Majesty", and, oh, Tiny Tim does all the vocals. 

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@RosinedUp 

That is a great song. I haven't heard it for a long time. 

Its a definate possibility. If I can't find the sheet, I could probably do it by ear in a week or so. If I where to do that I'd do it from 'The Doors' version.

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I can jump in my time machine and go back 6 years to the day I unboxed my first fiddle... now that was some scary music..complete with eerie dust cloud (yes, I put on so  much rosin I had an actual cloud)

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So Im guessing someone will be starting a Halloween party ??  I'll be doing a Viola version of "Ghost riders in the sky", I'll even record a backing track with my guitar !!

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Barry, thank you for mentioning ghost riders.  I had forgotten that.

Old Black Magic, Got you under my skin, Evil Woman, Black Magic woman, Adams Family theme, house of rising sun.  Those come to mind.

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Barry said

 So Im guessing someone will be starting a Halloween party ??  I'll be doing a Viola version of "Ghost riders in the sky", I'll even record a backing track with my guitar !!

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@Barry  Would you be interested in starting it?  Or may be @KindaScratchy or perhaps  @BillyG   :)

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Consider it done !!

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Not so hot on the classics here - but Marche Funebres, Witches Dance, even Carmina Burana come to mind....  Possibles ????

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I can't always think of Halloween music... Maybe Monster Mash or Dead Man's Party.  The theme from The Munsters or Adam's  Family. boooooo ha ha  ha ha.. How about Thriller.... ha ha

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Barry said
Consider it done !!

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Good one Barry. I'd suggest that you kick it off a couple of weeks or so before Oct 31 to give folk plenty of time to get their tune together.

Should be fun :)

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I wanted to do a group project for Halloween but we haven't come as far as I wanted on the Thaxted project. ;)

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I've been trying to think of some songs to add to the possibility list. vampire7

So far I have Werewolves of London, Love Potion No.9, and a real oldie - The Hearse Song.

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I am thinking Hedwigs Theme .. Harry Potter Song

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Re: Hedwig's Theme - Ooh yes Toni, that's a really good one! smile

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 Thanks @Feathers  it is a bit harder than I thought..but some parts sound really pretty.. and I do love it.. maybe I could just repeat the first parts and not have to do the quick parts. :)

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Oh such fun ideas.  I would love, love, love anything from Rocky Horror. 

 

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 I'm thinking of learning parts of this one. I think you could play the main themes in first position. I'm sure it will sound really scary when I play it ;)

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Well I put my phone down and did chores while listening to this gorgeous bit of playing.  I loved it... Thank you for posting.  I hope to play that one day. 

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