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Re: songwriting

Post by tompony » Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:58 am

I was wondering that too!

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Re: songwriting

Post by tonieee » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:06 pm

I think it's a note outside the usual notes for the chord but I may be wrong.

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Re: songwriting

Post by humblebee » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:11 pm

I could be mistaken (I often am) but my understanding of a grace note is that it's a short 'lead-in' note typically a tone or semitone higher or lower than the 'main' note that it immediately precedes. It's an item of musical ornamentation. Proper Singers do it, but singers in indiepop usually don't. It's one of the stylistic features that distinguish much indiepop (and other genres) from mainstream pop. No, of course I can't give you an example.

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Re: songwriting

Post by tonieee » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:12 pm

Wikipedia says this:
A grace note is a kind of music notation used to denote several kinds of musical ornaments, usually printed smaller to indicate that it is melodically and harmonically nonessential. When occurring by itself, a single grace note normally indicates the intention of either an appoggiatura or an acciaccatura. When they occur in groups, grace notes can be interpreted to indicate any of several different classes of ornamentation, depending on interpretation.
but that doesn't really mean much to me.

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Re: songwriting

Post by tonieee » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:18 pm

humblebee wrote:I could be mistaken (I often am) but my understanding of a grace note is that it's a short 'lead-in' note typically a tone or semitone higher or lower than the 'main' note that it immediately precedes. It's an item of musical ornamentation. Proper Singers do it, but singers in indiepop usually don't. It's one of the stylistic features that distinguish much indiepop (and other genres) from mainstream pop. No, of course I can't give you an example.
That sounds a bit like Wikipedia description of appoggiatura which is linked from the grace note entry: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ornamen ... poggiatura.

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Re: songwriting

Post by humblebee » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:53 pm

Well, either that or it's something to do with The Middle Ones.

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Re: songwriting

Post by islandhopper » Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:38 pm

I used to play a whole load of grace notes when I was learning the chanter in primary school.
Going to start an indiepop band that uses chanter in place of melodica now.

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Re: songwriting

Post by tonieee » Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:45 am

Just got home from the pub and finished writing a song I first started trying to write almost twenty years ago.

Method used: less is more :-).

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Re: songwriting

Post by humblebee » Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:25 am

That song I was talking about last year, just back up the thread, has made it into the world. It's on the new album and it's called Golden Goal. I'll just put it here in case any of you who were discussing it here are curious for a listen.

You can go here:
https://petegreen.bandcamp.com/track/golden-goal

Or it's track 6 on this:


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