Greensleeves is my favorite Christmas song. OK, technically Greensleeves is not a Christmas song, it’s a song about somebody’s lover or a prostitute, but somebody once wrote religious lyrics to the tune and called it “What Child is This?” 90% of the time you hear the tune it is an instrumental and called Greensleeves. So yeas, I guess I like listening to songs about illicit love at this time of year.
On Monday I decided to do a recording of Greensleeves. Like my last musical post this was all played on a Moog MiniMoog Voyager, which is an old school analog monophonic synthesizer. I made an un-Traditional arrangement of this Traditional song. Here is the result of my bit of messing around with the synth on Monday:
I hope you enjoyed listening as much as I did recording.
A few quick notes: Originally I had gone through a key change and put a different song in the middle. I messed up on my counting so the middle song was a mess. Last night I took a few minutes and cut that section out. The transition of the cut out section isn’t smooth… Also, since I got a little messed up during that now deleted middle section, the last part definitely isn’t my best performance.
Listening to these problems I was going to rerecord, but when I started trying to recreate the sounds I used (remember, old school analog synth with knobs) I decided it wasn’t worth it. Well, it is worth it, but I will have to take my time and do a good recording over a period of days, not just lay down a few tracks in a matter of minutes.
Note – the music player doesn’t show up from Reader, you’ll have to click into the post to hear it.