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    The recomposition of Hey Jude by JOSEPH FERRANTE

    Joseph Ferrante had his first guitar as a Christmas present when he was nine years old. Since then he's been learning all kind of music styles so as to apply them to his guitar playing. He is mainly a Rock musician.
    Pod's Blues, After Obsession, The Beasts, The Primitives, Ferrante's Experience, Silver Shadows, The B3, Yesterday, Bowen West, Rock Ltd., etc., etc., are some of the bands he's played with.

    He worked as a piano tuner and technician for Chappell, Yamaha and other firms, perfecting the art of making and repairing pianos.
    Amongst his usual customers you could find The Royal Albert Hall, The Westminster Cathedral, The Royal Scots Guard Band, The BBC, The London Symphony Orchestra, The Queen Elizabeth Hall, George Harrison, etc., etc. He also worked for the National Artists Association, attending pianos on the national tours of artists such as Maurice Hasson, Judith Jaimes, etc, etc.

    He stopped giving live performances with bands and is now exclusively dedicating himself to studio work. Ferrante uses real instruments, avoiding the use of computers, sequencers, etc., etc.

    Three main reasons guided his life: God, Music and Romeo and Juliet. His major musical influences are: God, Yes, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, E.L.P., Jimi Hendrix, Beethoven and Bach.

    His "Shangri-la" CD is a mixture of styles and tendencies including Rock, Ballads, Classic Choirs, Latin Music, Impromptus, Reggae Fusion, Tropical Bachata, Fox Trot, Swing, etc., etc.
    The land of forever..."Shangri-La"...the magical dreamplace far away beyond the mountains...the Kingdom of eternal youth, gave the title for this work.

    To preview all the songs in "Shangri-La", go to: http://ferrantemusic3.byethost13.com

    Vistit the main website of Joseph Ferrante: http://josephferrante.byethost31.com

    You can also visit:
    http://www.myspace.com/ferrantemusic
    http://www.youtube.com/Ferrantemusic

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    WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT JOSEPH FERRANTE

    Comments about Joseph Ferrante
    http://ferrantemusic3.byethost13.com/7.htm

    Letter from Rick Wakeman to Joseph Ferrante
    http://ferrantemusic3.byethost13.com/8.htm

    Letter from Bill Bruford to Joseph Ferrante
    http://ferrantemusic3.byethost13.com/11.htm

    The essential Joseph Ferrante
    http://ferrantemusic3.byethost13.com/10.htm

    Agreement for the Hey Jude of Joseph Ferrante
    http://ferrantemusic3.byethost13.com/12.htm

    Letter from Chappell about Joseph Ferrante
    http://ferrantemusic3.byethost13.com/13.htm

    The Majesty Musician
    http://ferrantemusic3.byethost13.com/9.htm

    Another Letter by Bill Bruford
    http://ferrantemusic3.byethost13.com/14.htm

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    ARTICLES WRITTEN BY JOSEPH FERRANTE

    To the American Nation
    http://ferrantemusic3.byethost13.com/2.htm

    To the Planet
    http://ferrantemusic3.byethost13.com/1.htm

    To Fix the San Andreas Fault
    http://ferrantemusic3.byethost13.com/3.htm

    The Music Decadence
    http://ferrantemusic3.byethost13.com/6.htm

    This treatment of the song has been completely changed rhythmically and harmonically to obtain a very different song which hardly keeps any resemblance to the original one.
    Only the lyrics and the singing melody remain untouched. The rest is another song altogether. The piece has been practically recomposed. In other words, another song was composed where the singing melody of the original song would perfectly fit.

    An ethereal choir lays the carpet upon which the rest of the arrangements would rest.
    A mixture of classical scales, indian music, greek music, latin bachata, mambo and flamenco brings the song into reality.
    On top of an obstinate percussive tempo softened by a romantic bachata rhythm, we hear the sometimes sweet and sometimes savage expressions of the guitar telling us a story...

    The third part of this recomposition gives the guitar the chance to break free from the melodic structure.
    After a fierce battles in the oceanic winds against creatures of all sorts, we hear the guitar rest on an ingenuous final chord which, in the sunset is the herald of a peaceful starry night...

    This Hey Jude was born to reach music lovers of all backgrounds and ages.
    This Hey Jude is a child of the heart and is meant to reach the hearts...comes from the depths of the soul and from there calls out to the depths of any other soul....

    The owners of the copyright for the original Hey Jude were so delighted by this recomposition that granted Joseph Ferrante a publishing agreement for it, thus allowing him to restructure the song. It is important to notice that on very few occasions copyright owners have granted a permission to alter a song protected by them. To view this publishing agreement go to: http://ferrrantemusic5.byethost13.com/12.htm

    Concerning this Hey Jude of Joseph Ferrante, Richard Dunn of BBC World service commented: ¨I must say I found it a very original and quite virtuoso arrangement¨. Sam Winwood of Sony Entertainment (UK) Limited said: ¨I was really impressed with the quality of the performance and your new arrangement¨. Andy Turner of London Capital Radio went on to say: ¨I found it a very interesting arrangement¨.

    For a 40 seconds preview of the song go to: http://ferrantemusic3.byethost13.com

    You will only listen to the first part of the song. The most thrilling part of the song, the last part, is not heard on this preview.

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    Hello and welcome to the forum. An interesting post. Like his playing. Only thing is I hate covers of The Beatles music. Don't know why.

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    This treatment of the song has been completely changed rhythmically and harmonically to obtain a very different song which hardly keeps any resemblance to the original one.
    Only the lyrics and the singing melody remain untouched. The rest is another song altogether. The piece has been practically recomposed. In other words, another song was composed where the singing melody of the original song would perfectly fit.
    An ethereal choir lays the carpet upon which the rest of the arrangements would rest.
    A mixture of classical scales, indian music, greek music, latin bachata, mambo and flamenco brings the song into reality.

    On top of an obstinate percussive tempo softened by a romantic bachata rhythm, we hear the sometimes sweet and sometimes savage expressions of the guitar telling us a story...
    The third part of this recomposition gives the guitar the chance to break free from the melodic structure.
    After a fierce battle in the oceanic winds against creatures of all sorts, we hear the guitar rest on an ingenuous final chord which, in the sunset is the herald of a peaceful starry night...
    This Hey Jude was born to reach music lovers of all backgrounds and ages.
    This Hey Jude is a child of the heart and is meant to reach the hearts...comes from the depths of the soul and from there calls out to the depths of any other soul....

    The owners of the copyright for the original Hey Jude (Sony Music Publishers) were so delighted by this recomposition that granted Joseph Ferrante a publishing agreement for it, thus allowing him to restructure the song. It is important to notice that on very few occasions copyright owners have granted a permission to alter a song protected by them. To view this publishing agreement go to: http://ferrantemusic3.byethost13.com/12.htm

    Concerning this Hey Jude of Joseph Ferrante, Richard Dunn of BBC World service commented: ¨I must say I found it a very original and quite virtuoso arrangement¨. Sam Winwood of Sony Entertainment (UK) Limited said: ¨I was really impressed with the quality of the performance and your new arrangement¨. Andy Turner of London Capital Radio went on to say: ¨I found it a very interesting arrangement¨.

    For a 40 seconds preview of the song go to: http://ferrantemusic3.byethost13.com

    You will only listen to the first part of the song. The most thrilling part of the song, the last part, is not heard on this preview.

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