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June 2015 Monthly Jazz Challenge: Autumn Leaves

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Wtf, I thought feeling good got more votes... :angry:

​Bono, we didn't vote. We've got a schedule to keep to on these challenges. Time was running out, and something needed to be done to keep uniformity and to keep everybody involved. On the 3rd, because of time, I said that, for 3 days, people would suggest songs. After that, 5 songs would be randomly selected from each genre of suggestions and we would vote for 3 days to choose what we were going to sing. Those first 3 days came and went and MDEW was the only one to pop up by the 3rd day. People had suggestions beforehand, but we still had absolutely no suggestions for Jazz. I had to change things again in order for the contest to start on time. Then 6 new people came in on the last day, plus other people suggesting things. There was no time to vote. I said what I was going to do, and nobody suggested something else.

The random selection tool was only used because of time. This month, we'll aim to have everything be done by voting.

 

In the meantime, I'd really like to hear you sing some Nat King Cole. Don't tell me you don't like him if you like Eric Benet ;)

 

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Wtf, I thought feeling good got more votes... :angry:

​Bono, we didn't vote. We've got a schedule to keep to on these challenges. Time was running out, and something needed to be done to keep uniformity and to keep everybody involved. On the 3rd, because of time, I said that, for 3 days, people would suggest songs. After that, 5 songs would be randomly selected from each genre of suggestions and we would vote for 3 days to choose what we were going to sing. Those first 3 days came and went and MDEW was the only one to pop up by the 3rd day. People had suggestions beforehand, but we still had absolutely no suggestions for Jazz. I had to change things again in order for the contest to start on time. Then 6 new people came in on the last day, plus other people suggesting things. There was no time to vote. I said what I was going to do, and nobody suggested something else.

The random selection tool was only used because of time. This month, we'll aim to have everything be done by voting.

 

In the meantime, I'd really like to hear you sing some Nat King Cole. Don't tell me you don't like him if you like Eric Benet ;)

 

​Great Job Gsoul!! I was kind of kidding; and yes, I do like Nat King Cole :D

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Great Job G, by taking the bull by the horns and getting us ready.

 When Jazz was mentioned Nat King Cole was the one of the first to pop in my head. Just too many songs to choose from so I missed the deadline.

Thanks to this thread I also ended up with one of those ear worms......"Mack the knife" will not stop playing in my head (Bobby Darren)......It just doesn't seem like the correct song for a Jazz challenge so I did not suggest it.

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Random picker made an excellent choice. I like Nat. And during my days of security work and bodyguard stuff, I got to meet his daughter, Natalie and was her bodyguard for an evening. Nothing as dramatic as Kevin Costner, but she did step on my left boot, by accident. The club where she was performing was crowded.

 

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ok, then. I got start listening to this one... Good job "Challenge Master"!

​Me as well. I've heard a few Nat songs before, but this one is new to me.

Wtf, I thought feeling good got more votes... :angry:

​Bono, we didn't vote. We've got a schedule to keep to on these challenges. Time was running out, and something needed to be done to keep uniformity and to keep everybody involved. On the 3rd, because of time, I said that, for 3 days, people would suggest songs. After that, 5 songs would be randomly selected from each genre of suggestions and we would vote for 3 days to choose what we were going to sing. Those first 3 days came and went and MDEW was the only one to pop up by the 3rd day. People had suggestions beforehand, but we still had absolutely no suggestions for Jazz. I had to change things again in order for the contest to start on time. Then 6 new people came in on the last day, plus other people suggesting things. There was no time to vote. I said what I was going to do, and nobody suggested something else.

The random selection tool was only used because of time. This month, we'll aim to have everything be done by voting.

 

In the meantime, I'd really like to hear you sing some Nat King Cole. Don't tell me you don't like him if you like Eric Benet ;)

 

​Great Job Gsoul!! I was kind of kidding; and yes, I do like Nat King Cole :D

​I know you do, Bono. I was just explaining how things happened. I was going to have to end up typing up that explanation when talking about the whole strategy for selecting July's challenge songs, so it seemed like a good time to get that out of the way.

 

Great Job G, by taking the bull by the horns and getting us ready.

 When Jazz was mentioned Nat King Cole was the one of the first to pop in my head. Just too many songs to choose from so I missed the deadline.

Thanks to this thread I also ended up with one of those ear worms......"Mack the knife" will not stop playing in my head (Bobby Darren)......It just doesn't seem like the correct song for a Jazz challenge so I did not suggest it.

​Thanks. A lot of credit goes to "Random Thing Picker" for making an impartial decision :lol:

That's great. Sounds like Gnee ended up really liking Feeling Good.

 

Random picker made an excellent choice. I like Nat. And during my days of security work and bodyguard stuff, I got to meet his daughter, Natalie and was her bodyguard for an evening. Nothing as dramatic as Kevin Costner, but she did step on my left boot, by accident. The club where she was performing was crowded.

 

​I think you did mention this to me before. You said she was tall.

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Random picker made an excellent choice. I like Nat. And during my days of security work and bodyguard stuff, I got to meet his daughter, Natalie and was her bodyguard for an evening. Nothing as dramatic as Kevin Costner, but she did step on my left boot, by accident. The club where she was performing was crowded.

 

​I think you did mention this to me before. You said she was tall.

​Yeah, especially with her heels and her hair done up.

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I haven't been singing much the past few weeks, but this is a great song I and definitely love the genre so I started working on it figured it would at least get the ball rolling:

 

https://app.box.com/s/ss28tjygcma0ivrtx096ygcdzbafykmg

 

Never sung this one before. I kind of like the idea of randomly picking the songs, that way we have to learn new songs rather than going back to old favorites. It's better for me to to learn something new. I know it took me a few listens to absorb the song into my head, and  more time to figure out how I might sing it. It helped me also to Listen to Miles Davis doing one.  Even though it's a semi famous song I wasn't particularly familiar with it.

 

The problem with that, of course, is participation will likely be lower the more people have to learn, where as if you pick All of Me, or Don't Stop Believing, something recent or everyone already knows, it lowers the bar of entry.

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I haven't been singing much the past few weeks, but this is a great song I and definitely love the genre so I started working on it figured it would at least get the ball rolling:

 

https://app.box.com/s/ss28tjygcma0ivrtx096ygcdzbafykmg

 

Never sung this one before. I kind of like the idea of randomly picking the songs, that way we have to learn new songs rather than going back to old favorites. It's better for me to to learn something new. I know it took me a few listens to absorb the song into my head, and  more time to figure out how I might sing it. It helped me also to Listen to Miles Davis doing one.  Even though it's a semi famous song I wasn't particularly familiar with it.

 

The problem with that, of course, is participation will likely be lower the more people have to learn, where as if you pick All of Me, or Don't Stop Believing, something recent or everyone already knows, it lowers the bar of entry.

​Wow, Killer. Got the ball rolling already.

What I like is the idea of singing songs I don't know. Especially ones I never heard of before. Getting out of your comfort zone.

This may have some truth to it, but the goal of these challenges is to explore new, challenging things as much as we can. If it was all about turnout, that's what we'd do. It's about doing things we may not have tried under ordinary circumstances. As many people as possible need to feel involved in this though, so that's why there's voting. The random selection thing was only something that happened because people hadn't been posting in here for some days. People just happened to be suggesting the same things on the last day, and I didn't want anyone to feel cut out of it because they happened to not log in on that day. It's very important for people to have as much say in this as possible though, so there will be voting for the genre and the song selection for this July's challenge. Unless people seriously object to that and demand that random selection be used again :lol:

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You're doing fine G Soul. Getting musicians, even singers, to some times agree or do something can be like herding cats. So, most times, you just start walking and the cats will follow in front of you.

 

And great job, Killer, on the Autumn Leaves cover.

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Anthony thats REALLY GOOD... seriosuly..i really enjoyed it alot...awesome timbre and feel for dynamics..also you have a preety nice vibrato and contorol when doing sustained notes.

 

Kudos bro!

 

P.S. Flute = crazy awesome

 

P.S. i browsed your youtube chanell....MAD SKILLZ BRAH... really..esspecially guitar lick and stuff.. top notch..we have same taste in music :P

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Awesome, Anthony. You just set the bar. And really freaking high, too. Another thing I like, you don't spend all the time grinning at the camera. You appear as if you are singing to an audience and that is very good.

 

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    I have been working on "Autumn Leaves".  I am more of a "Folk" musician and have been trying to figure out those Jazz chords.......To make the song better suited for my style I had to break it down to the basic melody and chord progression and rework it from there......I think I have come up with something that will fit my style of singing and Guitar playing. I hope to be recording later this evening.

   With the bar raised as high as it is now for a Jazz rendition I thought it best to sing in my own style and avoid any Vocal and style comparisons.

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Thanks Bzean, I was able to find a fairly straight forward recording of this. Those Jazz guys just like to make things complicated by listing all of the passing chords and changing the target chords to their extensions and replacing the target chords to fit a different key signature......10 different Jazz recordings 10 different progressions and rhythm beats with the same melody line.   Sounds good though...;)

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I haven't been singing much the past few weeks, but this is a great song I and definitely love the genre so I started working on it figured it would at least get the ball rolling:

 

https://app.box.com/s/ss28tjygcma0ivrtx096ygcdzbafykmg

 

Never sung this one before. I kind of like the idea of randomly picking the songs, that way we have to learn new songs rather than going back to old favorites. It's better for me to to learn something new. I know it took me a few listens to absorb the song into my head, and  more time to figure out how I might sing it. It helped me also to Listen to Miles Davis doing one.  Even though it's a semi famous song I wasn't particularly familiar with it.

 

The problem with that, of course, is participation will likely be lower the more people have to learn, where as if you pick All of Me, or Don't Stop Believing, something recent or everyone already knows, it lowers the bar of entry.

​I liked it, Killer.

 

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