Two of my email addresses begin with the name, “Ragtimeroller”, simply because I have always loved Ragtime music.. so I combined it with an allusion to my surname!😆. I actually devoted a CD to this genre….I find that even when it is linked with ‘blues’, is is happy, foot-tapping stuff, which never fails to make me smile.. especially when I’m playing it 😄
Here’s one of my favourite Scott Joplin numbers… “Maple Leaf Rag“, using the:
Tap/click ▶️ on the small ‘player’👇and listen through bigger speakers or headset to get the best reproduction of the original instruments
N.B…. If you don’t normally use ‘Dropbox‘, just take out a (totally free) subscription via either the desktop site or the App… which will give you free access to the the ‘Document‘ and/or ‘MP4′ music files that I keep in my Dropbox libraries.
I’m also working on finding a way of being able to place the actual music files on the ‘HomeSpun’ page, so that you just need to click on the ▶️ to play the tune. I’ll crack it if it’s crackable!😄
Re DropBox…. Don’t worry… I pay the dues… not you!.. Ok?😄👍
I have always liked the theme from, “The Deer Hunter”.
And… when I was looking for a ‘base tune’ for a project to do a piece for relaxation, it occurred to me that the theme from The Deer Hunter would be ideal.
So.. I created a version of my own, which I hoped could imaginatively replicate the feeling of being ‘washed over by warm flowing water’.
Whether I succeeded, can only really be judged by the effects on each individual listener.
Ok.. it obviously worked for me, but I hope that I am not so vain or presumptive, as to assume it would ‘click’ that way for everyone, so I’d really appreciate your comments, to get some idea of how successful I’ve been with this one. (if you’d prefer to ‘private message’ me…. send reactions to :-firstname.lastname@example.org)
I hope that you enjoy it, anyway.
I used:- Bass, Jazz, and 12-string guitars for this one… helped in the process by a couple of guitar effects pedals. I tried to ‘semi-dissolve’ the melody into the warm flowing backing, so that it just emerges recognisably ‘now and then’.
Here you are, then.. Relax just here :-
(As always… the best effect is gained by listening through good sized speakers or a decent headset… tap/click the underlined link)👇
This is just a brief addition to “HomeSpun”, to explain the lack of recent additions to either this or to my “Free Food For Thought” site….
Healthwise, I’m unfortunately going through a rough patch at the moment. But… I’m hoping that I’ll be making regular additions to both sites again, very soon.
Maybe my temporary slow progress will give you a chance to ‘catch-up’ on either or both of my sites. 😊
In the meantime, the sites are, “Still Open All Hours”, and here’s a small HomeSpun offering (done using just a bass guitar and effects pedal) to prove it!
😄. I created this version when it was the theme music to “Open All Hours” with Ronnie Barker, prior to the current(still as good, in my view) “Still Open All Hours” with David Jason…. still as droll, as nostalgically relaxing, and.. as funny as the original series’. 😆👍.
I hope you enjoy this version(please let me know if the link doesn’t work for you)….
just click on ▶️ In the mini-player👇 (best reproduction of original instruments is via headset or hi-fi speakers)
Hi… this is me just taking the opportunity(liberty?!) of reminding you of my other website, in the hope that you will enjoy its diversity as much as you do with my offerings on this “HomeSpun” musical site…. I hope you are enjoying it… well… you’re here, aren’t you!?😆👍
My other set of offerings(now almost 100 of them) is even more diverse than my musical ones, and I hope, along with being enjoyable, provide some ‘food for thought’ at the very least. As you would hopefully expect from me; humour features regularly😆.
Whatever your beliefs or otherwise, an ‘attitude of gratitude’ will always produce positive energy, both for you and those around you.
There’s no vital necessity for religious views or beliefs, for us to be grateful for the good things that happen to us… and.. make no mistake… they are happening to us all the time!
If we can focus on the good things.. not forgetting that the things we find difficult are ‘good’ in their own way… then it becomes so easy to count our blessings, and to be grateful… and hence increase the positive energy in the world.
Need to know your purpose??!….
THIS IS IT!!
“Life is a blessing, whatever it may bring!”
If the sounds of the following two simple tunes can help to keep us on the positive track, then it was more than worth my while playing, recording and sharing them.
Both done using just the bass.. so they sound best through bigger speakers or a half decent headset….
Click the ▶️s…. 👇… best via headset or hi-fi speakers
1) I tried to pack as many notes into this one as I could.. to remind us that our blessings are many more than we might imagine!…