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barbarafranklin

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Greetings,
Ted used to give me bass lines to harmonize or things like this to fill in and I loved doing it, so...... 
I thought maybe someone else might enjoy this.  I have the solutions Ted came up with, but there are many others.  
Let me know if this is something you enjoy????  Barbara

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Great idea, I had a try at the exercise, did that too fast and didn't try to embelish things, so one possible solution by the master himself would be appreciated

I'm inserting my attemp, if anyone wants to have a look at it, good luck, I don't know if it's readable

Edit: forgot to finish one exercise...

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Oups, the attachment has diseappeared

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Hi Z! 
Great that you did this. I printed it out and will look at it later - it didn't print out too well, but it is readable with my reading glasses!
There IS one completed example at the bottom of Ted's page. Did you notice? If so, and it wasn't sufficient, I will post another, just let me know. 

I love your enthusiasm!  Barbara


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ah, well I didn't get the open/closed triads, I'll have to have a better look at the given solution....anyway a few more example wouldn't hurt
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Your results don't have to exactly match Ted's.  There are many solutions.  If I have time I'll do a few later this evening and post them tomorrow.  For now...
here are the first 2 full lines:



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Well Z,
It doesn't appear that anyone else has much interest in doing this.  I will post the rest of Ted's solutions for you.
Also I did the first two examples. You will notice I lowered them one octave and wrote on two staves as this is the way that is familiar to me. I also find it easier to read.  After I worked them out I transferred them to one staff and put them back up an octave.
However,  I only tried it on the piano, so I am not sure how well it works for guitar.   Barbara



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Thank you Barbara, it's great you took time to make a few examples of your own, it's a fun exercice more forumites should show some interest but anyway I'll take some time have a look at the solutions so thanks
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oops. forgot to put the 2nd bar of example #2 back into the treble clef. sorry. B.

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Sorry Barbara it does look interesting. I'm working on other things and with the recent move I don' t have a printer to print that out.

We're so lucky to have you sharing Ted's legacy with us. Sadly no one around me understands what it is I do!

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Hi Will, I know you've been very busy.  Moving is never an easy prospect. But when you have more time and the inclination, the page will remain posted here for your perusal and perhaps attempt a solution or two if you so chose.  I think you'd be good at this!   Hope things are finally settling into place in your new home.  Best, Barbara

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Oh well, so much for the music puzzle idea.  I hadn't done this for a long while and actually still found it enjoyable.  David Bishop was kind enough to go over what I'd done, as per my request, and (gasp!) discovered a parallel 5th in the 1st bar of the first exercise and also suggested a much better resolution to the last bar of the 2nd exercise!  (Thanks David)
Since I have to write these by hand and since there is minimal interest I won't bother posting the re-voicings I did in those two places. 

Perhaps there will be an interest someday, or not.  Meanwhile, it has re-kindled my interest and it surely wouldn't be a bad idea for me to review this area as time permits.  Then again, I love doing this, and harmonizing bass lines, and experimenting with canon and fugue writing, but that's just me.... and Ted, and  one of the activities we both enjoyed working on together. Barbara








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Hi Barbara:

If you ever feel the urge to harmonize bass lines or melodies or just write your own chord progressions, I am always happy to offer any help or advise you might want.  Just drop me a line privately.  I enjoy this sort of thing, too.


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I'd like to see more specific information on writing a fugue. At a basic level you repeat the initial subject in different voices, up a fifth, modulating, etc. But coming up with other parts to accompany the subject, etc even if it's simple would be great.

I watched Richard Grayson on YouTube improvise a fugue based off of the Muppet show theme, it was pretty awesome.

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Will, I made this for one of our Ted Greene picnics in case it rained that day.
It was just for fun but, nonetheless the very basics!   You absolutely need to get a book and study this art.  You could easily end up writing yourself into a corner over and over again.  Have fun.  Barbara


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