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Do you prefer Autumn Leaves with a slower tempo or a faster tempo?

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slower temp but I like to speed up the chorus!!!
 

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...depends on which key;)
 

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When I play it, We have a slower into, and then a tempo change to a higher tempo
 

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Agent27 said:
I like it at a medium/medium-slow tempo like 150.
...kinda between too slow and too fast. Sounds good to me.;):D
 

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Actually, I like the Wynton Marsalis (Marsalis Standard Time) version where he does the first 2 measures in 1, the next 2 measures in 2, the next 2 in 3, and so on until he's double timing at the end of the 2nd A section.
 

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asaxman said:
G minor (concert) is good for me. Also good for Miles, Cannonball, Freddie, Wynton...

Pssst? What tempo is "G minor"?
 

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saxmanglen said:
Pssst? What tempo is "G minor"?
Hmmmm, Gm? Well, the G kind of looks like a 6 (and a lowercase g looks like an upside down 6) and an m looks like a 3 rotated 90 degrees. So I'm guessing gm=63 which is way too slow.
 

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asaxman said:
G minor (concert) is good for me. Also good for Miles, Cannonball, Freddie, Wynton...
Well, if we can play in Gmin (the usual key), I like it a medium tempo.

Every once in a while, somebody plays it in the Real Book key (E min). Then I want it SLOW;):D
 

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I actually don't think the tune itself would sound particularly great played really fast (someone prove me wrong with ref to a "great" recording i've never heard, go on! ;) ) but it does sound superb as a ballad as well as at the usual medium tempo. The changes could be any speed you like, i suppose.
 

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RootyTootoot said:
I actually don't think the tune itself would sound particularly great played really fast (someone prove me wrong with ref to a "great" recording i've never heard, go on! ;) )
The Wynton version I mentioned above is relatively fast. But they play tricks on you during the head and make it deceptive.
 

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hakukani said:
. . . Every once in a while, somebody plays it in the Real Book key (E min). Then I want it SLOW;):D
Then I want a Noblet C clarinet. :)
 

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hakukani said:
Well, if we can play in Gmin (the usual key), I like it a medium tempo.

Every once in a while, somebody plays it in the Real Book key (E min). Then I want it SLOW;):D
Oops! :shock: I pulled the trigger too fast. I want the C clarinet for E Maj, not E min, although I would like this tune slow on a clarinet. Hak: So why do you like this piece slow in E min? :dontknow:
 

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LampLight said:
Oops! :shock: I pulled the trigger too fast. I want the C clarinet for E Maj, not E min, although I would like this tune slow on a clarinet. Hak: So why do you like this piece slow in E min? :dontknow:
I don't know it very well, so have to transpose it in my head---one of my many weakness.:)
 

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What tempo is suggested by the lyrics of the song?

The falling leaves drift by my window
The falling leaves of red and gold
I see your lips, the summer kisses
The sunburned hands I used to hold

Since you went away the days grow long
And soon I'll hear old winter's song
But I miss you most of all, my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall
 
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