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Offline Johnm

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Miller's Breakdown proposal
« on: October 31, 2020, 12:41:40 PM »
Hi all,
After entering the two most recent puzzlers into the master list of songs that have been looked at in the Miller's Breakdown thread, I found that we are currently up to 333(!) songs that have been used as puzzlers. It would be really great if some use was made of the information we gleaned about the different songs in the course of doing the puzzlers, and I came up with an idea of a way of making some practical use of what we have learned.

My idea is that we have a thread on the Back Porch of folks diving back into that Master List of tunes (indexed in the very first post in the thread), finding a song that particularly appeals from the list, and working up a version of it to be posted in this thread, either audio only if that is what will work for a person, or video as well, if you have the means to do that. I would further propose that the versions that people come up with have no requirement that they adhere strictly to the original performance (though that would certainly be okay if people wanted to do that), but rather, that people could come up with their own takes on the songs that they find appealing, adopting the methods of players doing covers or re-arrangements in the past--"Take as much or as little of the original as suits you, and fill out the remainder with your own stuff!"

Does this idea appeal to anybody? If so, you can just go for it, or express approval, whatever. It seems a shame to spend the initial time on so many great songs, and then never return to them or make use of what we've learned.

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Johnm
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Re: Miller's Breakdown proposal
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2020, 02:03:35 PM »
Great idea John. Iíve already been using the list for inspiration on what to try to play next.

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Re: Miller's Breakdown proposal
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2020, 02:17:27 PM »
I like the idea John, though I do struggle with technology. If I can come up with a decent recording and figure out how to post it I sure will.
All the best,
Ned

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Re: Miller's Breakdown proposal
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2020, 02:54:00 PM »
That's great, Phil and Laurence! Any other takers? I'll look for a tune to do, too.
All best,
John

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Re: Miller's Breakdown proposal
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2020, 03:58:48 PM »
Yes, this will be a good lockdown challenge!

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Re: Miller's Breakdown proposal
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2020, 10:09:32 PM »
Sounds good - I'll see if I can get inspired by something.

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Re: Miller's Breakdown proposal
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2020, 11:17:49 AM »
Here's an attempt. This was a puzzler in 2015. I was 18 years old when the events in this song happened. Now I'm 73 and the world hasn't changed much, or so it sometimes seems.

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Re: Miller's Breakdown proposal
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2020, 12:01:08 PM »
Thanks so much for posting, Prof, that sounds great! Really nice singing and I like how comfortable you are with the freedom in the phrasing. You've got to hand it J. B. Lenoir, don't you? That little rocking vamp is so beautiful and has such gravitas. Thanks for getting the versions off to a good start.
All best,
Johnm

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Re: Miller's Breakdown proposal
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2020, 01:46:12 PM »
Nice one Prof.  Yeah, constant change, yet things remain the same.
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Re: Miller's Breakdown proposal
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2020, 02:09:44 PM »
Nice prof.  if I find time I may have a go.  Need a day or three to listen to 333 songs and choose one :-)

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Re: Miller's Breakdown proposal
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2020, 05:45:53 PM »
soundin good Proffesor   Really nice singing on this one

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Re: Miller's Breakdown proposal
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2020, 12:50:50 AM »
Good stuff, Prof

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Re: Miller's Breakdown proposal
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2020, 06:40:20 AM »
Thanks, sounding great...

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