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Restart! Sunday, 26/04/´09 @ Big Pink House, at 17.00

posted Apr 23, 2009, 6:43 AM by Manuel Lombardi   [ updated Apr 23, 2009, 6:50 AM by victoria@projectvolunteering.net ]

Wake uuuup!!

It´s time to restart playing music together!

We´re meeting next sunday at the Big Pink House
from 17.00 until we´re tired and hungry

If you bring musical instruments, happyness and food we´ll all appreciate

For info or asking for directions, contact me!
manuel[at]projectvolunteering[dot]net
0177 6462112

See you there!

ElectroMusically Minded - sun 29.03h20.00

posted Mar 26, 2009, 8:24 AM by Manuel Lombardi   [ updated Mar 26, 2009, 8:26 AM by victoria@projectvolunteering.net ]

Sunday, 29.03.09, starting at 8.00pm
at the Soundless Haus - Schoenhauser Allee 146

electronic music workshop part 2


About synths, looping, rugs, hoovers, breaks, patterns, filters, delays, cabs, signal processors, virtual analogs, samples, triggers, sequencers, panics, distortions and other funny words you don't know yet.

ElectroMusically Minded - 08.03.09 20.00

posted Mar 3, 2009, 1:43 PM by Manuel Lombardi   [ updated Mar 8, 2009, 9:28 AM by victoria@projectvolunteering.net ]

Next appointment with electronic music:

SUNDAY 08
8.00  PM
@ Big Pink, Habsburgerstrasse 10, Schöneberg


WORKSHOP POSTPONED!

ElectroMusically Minded, 22.02

posted Feb 27, 2009, 3:00 PM by Manuel Lombardi   [ updated Feb 27, 2009, 3:14 PM by victoria@projectvolunteering.net ]

Last sunday we had the first workshop about electronic music.
5 people partecipated all enthusuast and interested, so I suppose the workshop is going on...

I explained some basic concepts about computer music (audio waves, MIDI, synthesizers, sample...) and we saw how to make some simple music loop with Propellerhead Reason using loop players, drum-machines and synthesizers.

For all of you interested in this workshop,
I'm waiting for suggestions, questions, critics: what do you want to learn? which subject interest you the most?
Tell us in the comments or email me: manuel[at]projectvolunteering[dot]net



A Capella and in German

posted Feb 17, 2009, 11:02 AM by Lucian Cosinschi   [ updated Feb 17, 2009, 11:08 AM by victoria@projectvolunteering.net ]

Zehn kleine Fische die schwammen im Meer.
Nein, sagt die Mutter, ich kann nicht mehr,
ich bleibe lieber in meinem kleinen Teich,
denn im Meer sind die Haie und die beißen mich gleich!

Schwupp, schwupp, schwuppdiwuppdiwupp.
Schwupp, schwupp, schwuppdiwuppdiwupp.

Neun kleine Fische die schwammen im Meer.
Nein, sagt der Vater, ich kann nicht mehr,
ich bleibe lieber in meinem kleinen Teich,
denn im Meer sind die Haie und die beißen mich gleich!

Schwupp, schwupp, schwuppdiwuppdiwupp.
Schwupp, schwupp, schwuppdiwuppdiwupp.

Acht kleine Fische die schwammen im Meer.
Nein, sagt die Oma, ich kann nicht mehr,
ich bleibe lieber in meinem kleinen Teich,
denn im Meer sind die Haie und die beißen mich gleich!

Schwupp, schwupp, schwuppdiwuppdiwupp.
Schwupp, schwupp, schwuppdiwuppdiwupp.

Sieben kleine Fische die schwammen im Meer.
Nein, sagt der Opa, ich kann nicht mehr,
ich bleibe lieber in meinem kleinen Teich,
denn im Meer sind die Haie und die beißen mich gleich!

Schwupp, schwupp, schwuppdiwuppdiwupp.
Schwupp, schwupp, schwuppdiwuppdiwupp.

Sechs kleine Fische die schwammen im Meer.
Nein, sagt der Bruder ich kann nicht mehr,
ich bleibe lieber in meinem kleinen Teich,
denn im Meer sind die Haie und die beißen mich gleich!

Schwupp, schwupp, schwuppdiwuppdiwupp.
Schwupp, schwupp, schwuppdiwuppdiwupp.

Ein kleiner Fische der schwamm im Meer.
Er sprach zur Mutter, ich mag auch nicht mehr,
ich will viel lieber in euren kleinen Teich,
denn im Meer sind die Haie und die beißen mich gleich!

or

Ein großer Hai schwimmt im Meer
Ein gßer Hai sagt: "Ich möchte nicht mehr.
Ich möchte viel lieber in einen kleinen Teich,
denn dort schwimmen 10 Fische und die fress ich gleich

Schwupp, schwupp, schwuppdiwuppdiwupp.
Schwupp, schwupp, schwuppdiwuppdiwupp.



Die Maus auf Weltraumreise

Ich habe eine Maus geseh’n, die wollt’ auf Weltraumreise gehn.
Sie packt in ihren Koffer rein, was sie so braucht als Mäuselein:
Den Raumanzug, zug, zug für ihren Flug, Flug, Flug,
den Raumanzug, zug, zug für ihren Flug.

Die Batterie, rie, rie für Energie, gie, gie,
die Batterie, rie, rie für Energie.

Das Mikrofon, fon, fon für den Ton, Ton, Ton,
das Mikrofon, fon, fon für den Ton.

Und Apfelsaft, saft, saft für die Kraft, Kraft, Kraft,
und Apfelsaft, saft, saft für die Kraft.

Und Käs’ und Speck, Speck, Speck kommt in’s Gepäck, päck, päck,
und Käs’ und Speck, Speck, Speck kommt in’s Gepäck.

Und Klopapier, pier, pier - ihr wisst wofür, für, für
und Klopapier, pier, pier - ihr wisst, wofür.

Dann hebt sie ab die Maus und fliegt zum Fenster raus,
dann hebt sie ab die Maus und fliegt hinaus.

Musically Minded + Electronic Music Workshop next sunday

posted Feb 17, 2009, 4:11 AM by Manuel Lombardi   [ updated Feb 17, 2009, 6:56 AM by victoria@projectvolunteering.net ]

The next Musically Minded will be particular and improved!

In addition to the usual music session, we'll have a workshop about electronic music.
Someone (Tau)  told me she would like to learn how to make electronics loops and sessions, and since I know something about, let's have a workshop!

SUNDAY 22.02
17.00 : Musically Minded
20.00 : ElectronicMusically Minded
;)
At the CactusHaus - SchoenhauserAlee 146

The workshop will be about creating simple loop and set up a live session with the software Propellerhead Reason. Any suggestion to improve the workshop is accepted!

Music @ Big Pink - Wednesday, 5pm

posted Feb 9, 2009, 4:04 AM by Trevor Caldwell   [ updated Feb 9, 2009, 6:39 AM by victoria@projectvolunteering.net ]

Hey kids,

Don't let the momentum stop! Let's gather at Big Pink (to avoid annoying Project neighbors any further!) on Wednesday evening to do whatever it is we do. What will happen this time is anyone's guess. New songs? New musicians? I hope so!

Trevor

Musically Minded V summary

posted Feb 6, 2009, 2:31 AM by Trevor Caldwell   [ updated Feb 6, 2009, 3:01 AM by victoria@projectvolunteering.net ]

Unsurprisingly, these meetings on the whole tend to get better and better each time, as we become more familiar with the songs and with each other as musicians.

And again we realized at this meeting how much more productive we are when we have a specific goal to work towards; in this case, the goal is a performance on Sunday (details, Lucian?).

Following is a synopsis of the arrangements we agreed upon for the pieces we intend to perform (please post if I missed/forgot/screwed up something!):

"Turkish Wedding, part one"

Manuel - darbuka, Clayton - percussion & hand claps, Vicky - percussion, Lucian - hand claps, Danielle - hand claps, Trevor - hand claps & melodica
Chords: E E F | E E F | with a 3-3-2 subdivision

*begins with darbuka by Manuel
*one by one we enter, with percussion or handclaps
*Trevor plays around on the melodica for a minute or so
*we end together -- ***watch Trevor! make eye contact!***

"Aida"
Chords: C | C G | Am | Am F :||

Manuel - vocals + darbuka, Lucian - guitar, Trevor - ukulele, Vicky, Clayton & Danielle - percussion + backing vocals

*begins with the ukulele, and guitar shortly thereafter
*egg shaker crescendo!
*bass choir!
*Manuel enters with vocals
*we build from the soft beginning to a majestic chorus! and continue building throughout the song (adding percussion, ukulele switches to strumming, etc.)
*watch Manuel for the ending? (did we ever actually agree on an ending?)

"In The Pines"
Chords: E | E | A | G | B7 | B7| E | E :||

Clayton - vocals, Lucian - guitar, Trevor - recorder, others - percussion (tambourine, egg)

*Lucian strums an E major chord to give Clayton a note to start on
*Clayton sings the first verse a cappella
*Lucian enters on guitar on "in the pines, in the pines..."
*Trevor enters on recorder (embellishments, harmonies) on the 2nd verse
*Recorder solo after repeat of the 1st verse
*"freak out" after recorder solo!
*finish with vocals & recorder playing the melody in unison

"Postcards From Italy"
Chords:
1st part - F | F | A | A :||
2nd part - Bb9 | F | Dm | C :||

Harmony Vocal: Bb | A | F | G :||    
          

Danielle - ukulele, Clayton - vocals, percussion?, Vicky - melodica + backing vocals, Trevor - recorder + backing vocals, Lucian - backing vocals, percussion?, Manuel - darbuka

*Danielle begins on ukulele
*Manuel comes in
*Clayton & Trevor sing both verses
*Vicky plays the instrumental on melodica twice
*Trevor comes in on recorder for the harmony to the melodica, two more times
*Danielle makes the switch to the 2nd part on ukulele
*Vicky & Trevor play the 2nd instrumental part twice
*Clayton, Vicky, Lucian, and Trevor sing! (harmonies, woo!)
*Vicky & Trevor play the 2nd instrument part four more times (and we all dance around joyously)
*Vocals again
*Ukulele & Darbuka for four measures
*Darbuka drops out and we end on a hanging C major chord on the ukulele....

"Turkish Wedding, part two"
Chords: E E F | E E F :| (3-3-2)

Clayton - harmonica, Lucian - guitar, Danielle - ukulele, Manuel - darbuka, Vicky - tambourine + egg, Trevor - melodica

...and we begin with that same C major chord on the harmonica!
*Clayton plays a pastoral I - IV - I progression on the harmonica
*Lucian & Danielle start in unison (eye contact!) on guitar & ukulele
*Like before, percussion gradually enters (darbuka, tambourine, egg, handclaps, etc.)
*Trevor screws around in Freygish mode on the melodica for a few minutes
*Trevor switches over to handclaps
*Lucian swithces to handclaps
*Danielle
*Vicky
*Clayton
*Eye contact, eye contact, eye contact, and we STOP together (watch Trevor)

*The crowd goes wild!!!1!

Musically Minded - Donnerstag 05-02

posted Feb 3, 2009, 9:19 AM by Manuel Lombardi   [ updated Feb 3, 2009, 9:16 AM by victoria@projectvolunteering.net ]

Hallo musically people!

This week we'll have the usual sunday music meeting (also) on thursday, so:

Thursday 05/02
17.00 h
Schoenhauser Allee 146


Bring your instrument, your voice, your rythm.

New Song Suggestion

posted Jan 31, 2009, 3:47 AM by Trevor Caldwell   [ updated Jan 31, 2009, 3:55 AM by victoria@projectvolunteering.net ]

Hey kids,

Here's an idea for a new song to work on, before "Postcards From Italy" becomes a permanent earworm. It's called "Kalyna" and is a traditional Ukrainian song. The version I like comes from a band called Svjata Vatra, who are based in Tallinn and mix the Ukrainian and Estonian folk traditions.

See here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsTsdn_DnQM

Chords:

Verse = ||: Am | G | Am | Am :||
Chorus = ||: Am | G | C | F | E | E | Am | Am :||

And the "other" part, for the bagpipe solo and the kalyna-kalyna-kalyna-kalyna-kalyna part is just Am --> G, with subdivisions 3/3/3/3/2/2, all the 3s are Am and 2s are G... yeah, there must be a better way to explain that.

Lyrics:

Oi u luzi kalyna, oi u luzi kalyna
Kalyna kalyna, chjubaryky chjubchyky kalyna
Kalyna kalyna, chjubaryky chjubchyky kalyna

Tam stojala divchyna, tam stojala divchyna
Kalyna kalyna, chjubaryky chjubchyky kalyna
Kalyna kalyna, chjubaryky chjubchyky kalyna

Smachna jak malyna, vyrosla kalyna
Kalyna kalyna, chjubaryky chjubchyky kalyna
Kalyna kalyna, chjubaryky chjubchyky kalyna

Ta piznav Ja tu divchynu i zlamav Ja tu kalynu
Kalyna kalyna, chjubaryky chjubchyky kalyna
Kalyna kalyna, chjubaryky chjubchyky kalyna

Oi ne zlysja ne zhurysja molodyi hlopchyna
Tobi bude inscha moloda divchyna
Z garnymy ochyma
Smachna jak malyna
Moloda kalyna!

Kalyna kalyna, chjubaryky chjubchyky kalyna
Kalyna kalyna, chjubaryky chjubchyky kalyna

Kalyna-Kalyna-Kalyna-Kalyna-Kalyna!, etc, etc.

Kalyna kalyna, chjubaryky chjubchyky kalyna
Kalyna kalyna, chjubaryky chjubchyky kalyna

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