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Merry Widow Waltz

musician/member name: Music
Duration: 00:04:14
"Merry Widow Waltz" is a song from the same titled-operetta from the Austro-Hungarian composer Franz Lehár and had its premier in Vienna in 1905.

I recorded this well known melody on the basis of the arrangement of Nina Zanetti and Beth Lassi from their beautiful book "Tunes for Two or More", Volume 3.

I would like to share with you how different patterns of a harmony accompaniment can change the character of a tune.

Setup of the repetitions:
1. rd: melody
2. rd: harmony plucked in typical waltz time emphasizing added to the melody
3. rd: harmony plucked as arpeggios added to the melody
4. rd: harmony strummed added to the melody
5. rd: all harmony accompaniments together added to the melody letting go one voice after the other til the end.


I would be happy if you enjoyed it...

(Best listened to it with headphones!)


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03/29/19 04:16:17PM @ariane:

Danke Dir sehr, lieber Martin! flower

03/29/19 04:15:28PM @ariane:

Thank you very much, Jim! bighug

Martin Oesterle
03/29/19 03:50:02AM @martin-oesterle:

Einfach wunderschön!

03/27/19 03:19:59PM @jp:

very sweet lass....

i have heard this melody all my life

you do it very nice... the lyrics are nice too.

03/24/19 08:02:32AM @ariane:

Thank you very much, Kjb, for your kind comment! flower

03/23/19 03:05:16PM @kjb:

Thank you for posting.  Nice tune. Well played and I love the different accompaniments. 

03/22/19 11:03:11AM @ariane:

Thank you very much, Dusty - yes, the melody is a real earworm flower

03/22/19 11:01:31AM @ariane:

Thank you very much, Steven - what a lovely comment! flower

Dusty Turtle
03/22/19 01:02:21AM @dusty-turtle:

Nice playing, Ariane. And a very helpful demonstration of different ways to accompany the melody.

I remember this song from an old film. I saw it as a kid and don't remember anything about the plot, but the song has stayed with me!

Steven Berger
03/21/19 07:16:47PM @steven-berger:

Really nice, Ariane! Franz would be quite proud!