My attempt at a modern-day reinterpretation of a folk classic. I wanted to preserve the bitter-sweet feel invoked by the original folk tune, with a mix of medieval new age rock.
“Alas My Love Greensleeves” by Ivan Chew. 2009 – Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution (3.0). Feel free to copy, share, remix, modify, re-post, as long as you credit to MyRightBrain.wordpress.com.
I deliberately chose to work with fully mixed samples (see this page for details). I ran them through Audacity to change their tempo to a slower BPM (90, in this case). Also applied a “Reverse” for some tracks to play backwards.
Interestingly, by remixing fully mixed tracks that way, I discovered it’s another way to draw inspirations for melodies. When I slow down the tracks, sometimes I hear musical notes that weren’t apparent in the track’s original BPM. Maybe it’s the change in frequencies or something. Or I’m imagining all of it. Whatever the reason, I get ideas for melodies that way and would attempt to create it using another instrument. In this track, the main melody from the flute was created that way.