Greensleeves – New Video

Yesterday morning I was playing breakfast music for the dogs on the piano. Yes, I do that every day – Idina sometimes refuses to eat unless I play the piano for her! Anyway, I started to improvise an accompaniment for a waltz. I whistled along and discovered I was whistling Greensleeves! So I went up, turned on my music equipment and recorded it. OK, I had three meetings and wrote a report while I was recording (!) so it took several hours, but it was less than an hour on the keyboards from the idea to finished recording. i.e., no rehearsal, just picking a sound and recording.

(No singing, so no terrible voice in this one ;) )

Anyway, here it is.

(Click here if you don’t see the video below)

I hope you enjoyed.

Quick technical info – all sounds were the Sequential Prophet Rev 2. A little reverb added.

A slightly different topic – A couple of days ago I was playing with sounds and decided to try to get that echoey sound Paul McCartney used in the Wonderful Christmas Time song which is both one of my least favorite ex-Beatle songs and one of my least favorite Christmas songs. Paul is talented, so how he pulled that off… 😉😅 Anyway, I got the sound and just did a quick recording. I discovered later that I made a few mistakes on the song (I compared my music to the song after I recorded… yeah, memory isn’t always what it should be). Remember, I am looking only at that sound, the sound the to me defines the song, not the song itself here:

What do you think, did I get the sound of Paul’s synth right?

Again, all the Rev 2. The echo was from the Rev 2, not external.

So, yes, I recorded three Christmas songs in the last week. OK, that last was just a snippet and I only wrote one of the songs, but…

Hope you enjoyed!

22 thoughts on “Greensleeves – New Video

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  2. randydafoe

    Nice take on one of the oldest melodies ever. Forgive the trivia here but you have tied a nice little knot as the song was used for the Christmas hymn/carol “What Child is This “ and Paul and John used a bit in “All You Need is Love” . Sorry I’m a cover song nerd.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks. Yes, it is because of “What Child is This” that I post it as a Christmas song, even though the original isn’t. I’ll have to listen to “All You Need is Love” and see if I hear it. If I remember correctly, Henry VIII tried to take credit for writing it, but people think it is older than that. Maybe he wrote words to the tune?

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          Actually, I just looked at Wickipedia and I had it backwards – because of the style it was most likely after Henry’s time, not before. Anyway, it is funny that he is in the legend of the song.

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  3. msjadeli

    Very much enjoyed your arrangement of Greensleeves and the slideshow of your furbabies to go with it. Your furbabies family keeps the spirit of Christmas lively. Yes, that def sounds like MacCa’s sound effect.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Yep, they love their breakfast music! Of course they don’t mind if I play scales or finger exercises. And they don’t even mind when it is duet with my cat Tiberius – Tiberius loves the piano and plinks on the keys all of the time, often when I am playing.

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          He is. He is the star of my video for doing Bach’s Little Fugue in G minor! Well, he was sleeping on the mixer as I was recording, so I put some photos in. (He jumps on my synths as I am playing as well…)

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