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    a homemade-y for the season

    sweee-eee-eee-eeet love

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    the classic example of melisma has to be the gloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooria in angels from the realms of glory. one word over about a gazillion notes

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    Yeah, those churchy choirs always seem to drag that one out........
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    To paraphrase Del's Chinese proverb: "Only the brave and/or foolhardy attempt to cover an early Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons song as well."



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    Please excuse the interruption, Janet, but the Wrap for Season 481 is now up! Thank you!
    "The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place" George Bernard Shaw

    "Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city" George Burns

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    Here's another one from me. From Hamilton, as sung by George III

    "Even on a cloudy day, I'll keep my eyes fixed on the sun"

    "But I heard voices, Not in the head, out in the air, they called to me. Through record speakers, through thick and thin, they found a shelter, beneath my skin"

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    Hi Janet! Here's one for you that I hope fits the theme:

    Melisma
    Gregg Allman/Liz Brinker
    1967/2021

    Melisma
    Gregg Allman
    Alternate Lyrics by Liz Brinker
    1967

    A Bm C#m Bm


    A Bm C#m Bm
    Single notes, oh they come and go, yeah.

    A Bm
    The one that flies from high to low

    D Em F#m G
    Hitting many, many tones...

    A Bm C#m D
    Never staying on just one...

    Fmaj7 E A Bm C#m Bm
    In a complicated run… that’s sweet Melisma... mmm...



    A Bm C#m Bm
    The refrain where each note stays the same, all the same

    A Bm
    And no one knows who’s to blame

    D Em F#m G
    Send that note way up high,

    A Bm C#m D
    Keep it soaring right on by...

    Fmaj7 E A Bm C#m Bm
    It needs to swirl around and fly… to be Melisma... mmm...







    A
    And when the chorus comes

    G
    Just sing a crazy run,

    D
    Up or down, I just don’t care

    E
    Your voice is flying everywhere

    F#m D E
    I’ll prick up my ears and hear you sing on, sing on



    A Bm C#m Bm
    Monotone is not the way to go (lord, lord)

    A Bm
    I know what I like to hear most,

    D Em F#m G
    So keep in mind as you play,

    A Bm C#m D
    Listen to this word I say...

    Fmaj7 E A Bm
    For this song just would not be the same... without Melisma.

    Fmaj7 E A Bm C#m Bm
    No, this song just would not be the same… without Melisma.
    Last edited by lizbrinker; 05-17-2021 at 09:19 AM.

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    I read that there's plenty of examples of melisma in folk music, and that Simon and Garfunkel use it a lot too. So I went looking, and lo and behold, here's one where you don't have to look beyond the first word...



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    This isn't easy - a strong vibrato can sound like it's Melissa, and a diphthong jus sounds like two vowels, but it's one.

    Here's one from one of my favorite male choral superheroes
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    Lynda brings some Sweet Love to the Season with this original ( :
    Something special about your voice that reminds me of ?? Can’t remember but it’s beautiful!

    And, your right “Angels We Have Heard on High“ have the longest gloria ever :-)

    Yukio, woah ho ho! What a fine job and classic example of melisma.
    Sung with passion as per usual. I always enjoy your Season submissions!

    Rab11-Ryan, da da dat dat dah, I did really like this song. Da da dat dat dah, hope you bring another ‘long!


    Liz you never cease to please! A beautifully done pastiche full of melisma. I am sure Melissa, (Gregg Allman), would be pleased as well :-)
    Thanks for putting the chords and lyrics in there as well.

    You remind me of the old me. Writing pastiche, singing my heart out and playing well. I got Bells Palsy back in October and things just aren’t the same. But, I’m trying.

    Jtsteam, ooohhh, one of my favorite songs! Even before I had a child we named April. Not after the song but because she was born on April first ( ;
    I have covered this song myself and even made a tutorial on the picking pattern for someone who was often on the Seasons of the Ukulele.
    Great job! Love to hear some more from you this week.

    Joko, I didn’t know about the uke book by Eddie Vedder. I love to read but don’t like uke books as, picky me, always needs to change something.

    Ever since I saw your cat walk in the background every time you say “you“ I hear “mew”, lol.

    Thanks for the song. Loved it!
    Last edited by bonesigh; 05-17-2021 at 10:58 AM. Reason: Added Joko

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