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REALLY Easy music in time for Halloween!!
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EJ-Kisz
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Many, many years ago when I was in high school, we played this little piece for our Halloween performance during football games!  It's really easy and sounds really creepy on violin!  

Hope you enjoy!!  I would love to see how everyone plays it! Trills and all! :D  Let me know how it goes!  

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Thanks E j.
I'll try it in candlelight, lol

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Any time, Terry!  I think I might try to scare some trick-or-treaters with this one!! LOL

 

Hmm.....maybe we can get Pierre to do a tutorial on this one for beginners!  Kind of like the one he did for Danny Boy on St. Patty's day!  I think it would be fun!   

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Lol. Check FB. I'm using good clean voltage for Trick or Teaters!

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You better have a camera set up!!  I'd love to see their reactions!!  

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Oh wow!  I just tried playing through use using Pizzicato and it sounds awesome!!!  There's so many different ways you can play this!! 

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how about you guys throwing up some recordings you've done of it... Love to hear it played.cheers

 

Maybe played with an electric violin, pedal looper, HEY DANIEL.... I GOT A JOB FOR YOU....

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Okay, my first posting of audio on fiddlerman.com.

I modified the music a little.  I rewrote it in C-minor (by simply moving the accidental flat from that A into the key signature).  I removed the staccatos.  I substituted a tremolo for the trill because it is a little easier to play for beginners. Near the end I inserted a whole note on the tonic so as to lull the listener prior to a final staccato "Boo!" to finish it off.  Attached is png of the music and .wav audio.  I can't say that my rendition is perfectly faithful to the notes I wrote, but it is pretty close.

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VERY nice!!  Sehr gut, sehr gut!!!  

I believe we had it in that key for the other instruments in band.....and I think for the other songs we "smashed" into it! LOL  We played this mixed with Stone House, The Munsters, The Adam's Family and Ghostbusters!  I wish I still had the original music our band director wrote, it was so much fun!

We would line up at the 4 corners of the football field before the half-time show and come, running and screaming, onto the field....in constume......and start our song/dance routine!  .....come to think of it, our tuba player kind of "trotted" on to the field! rofl

 

I've been playing this with Pizzacato on all the notes except for the A-flat, which I hit at fff! LOL  There's so many ways you can play it, it's great!

 

Denny, where is Daniel?!?!?  That would be PERFECT!!!!  ......I need to get an electric violin.....I have sooo many "Stomp Boxes" I could use! :D

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I'd like to hear the theme music from the "Adams Family". I think it would make a really nice Halloween tune to master...devil-violin

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LOL, I stole my wife's piano music! devil-violindevilhats_off

 

You'll have to play the main theme an octave higher though as it starts on the low F below the staff.  But it sounds just as good on violin! :D  ......I just need to find the other 3 pages.....piano players, NEVER organized with their music!  Always leaving sheets EVERYWHERE!  roflroflolroflhl_dds_0000000000059016.pngImage Enlarger

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EJKiszenia said
VERY nice!!  Sehr gut, sehr gut!!! 

Thanks for the compliment, Eric.  And in two languages!

I have been intending to record this as you presented it, but I have been working on that Addams music on that other thread.

You have a way of pushing me a little.  The first I tried double stops was on your "Jolly Fiddler".  Now you are making me do staccatos and a trill.

Now come on, I want to hear you play this ... pizzicato or any way you want.

Any idea of the origin of this music?

I think it was written with two instead of three flats because of the trill.  With the flat on A as an accidental, the trill is between Ab and the next higher scale degree, namely A.  If that flat were in the key signature (three flats), it would put the trill between Ab and the next higher scale degree, namely Bb.

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That's awesome!!  Sometimes, these forums remind me of my band & orchestra days!  You pick up new stuff from the musicians around.......music, in a way, is kind of contagious! LOL  We were always trying new things and pushing each other in a friendly way in our trumpet section! :D  That's why I love this forum!  You get that sense of camaraderie which helps us more then practicing on our own!

You know, I'm not sure where this piece came from! I've heard it in several movies and cartoons......especially in Disney films.  I think the first time I actually heard it, it was in a Laurel & Hardy film.....I think Babes in Toyland.  

What's funny is that I found a really weird version of the Addam's Family theme song after seeing your post!  Check out the movie "Halloween With The New Addam's Family" if you get a chance!  They also have a very good rendition of the "House" song you posted!  

Hopefully, when I get my new PC, I'll be able upload more vids!  The mic on this one works only when it wants to. :(  I'll try getting something up soon!  I really want to get involved with a group project as well!

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I just put together an easy rendition of the theme from the Addam's Family!  Hope it works for everyone!

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Thanks Eric

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Thanks Eric.  What program are you using to typeset that score?  Are you able to make to program play the score so you can hear what it sounds like?

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RosinedUp said
Thanks Eric.  What program are you using to typeset that score?  Are you able to make to program play the score so you can hear what it sounds like?

For the Addam's Family, I used Guitar Pro 5 (GP5) just so I could have the little keyboard pop up and hit notes on that, making things go a little quicker.  I've also been using that program for years, so that helps to! LOL 

I also use Muse Score (free at http://www.musescore.org) and the trial version of Note Pad Finale.  Muse has a lot to offer, it's just a matter of time to learn all the little things the program offers.  There's so much, I sometimes don't know where to start! dunno  

All three have a playback function.  It's in midi, but some of the sounds like piano, are great!    

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