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Title: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: Clive Williams on August 01, 2012, 12:40:53 AM
Here we are folks, a nice simple theme for the holiday season; lets have lots of waltzes please! Any waltz, and as ever, rule-bending interpretations of the theme are encouraged! One thing though; there will very likely be an 'irregular waltz/tune' theme soon, so those of you with 5 time, 8 time, etc waltzes up your sleeves may want to save them for that!

Bon chance,

Clive
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: Anahata on August 01, 2012, 10:38:35 AM
One I did earlier (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Kr96alXcmI) as some will remember.

That will have to do until I get back from Sidmouth, and I have a plan for then...
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: Lester on August 01, 2012, 12:18:18 PM
Whilst on the subject of "one I did earlier" here is Bonsoir Bebe, written by some bloke called Rees Wesson.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jtYIDrWu9Y (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jtYIDrWu9Y)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: Rees on August 01, 2012, 01:51:06 PM
Just for a laugh, here's a short video of me waltzing about on a Hohner Erica belonging to some bloke called Lester.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-20oADoHOI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-20oADoHOI)

The tune is called Nom de Plume (Valse Identité) which I wrote circa 1980. You only get the closing bars here but I'll post the full tune dreckly.
Alternatively, you could buy "Nice and Lovely" my CD of  waltzes.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: Clive Williams on August 02, 2012, 01:21:57 AM
Once it finishes processing, in a few minutes we should have a couple of waltzes I've just recorded on the Castagnari Giasco in D/G

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5MJGO9ZWJY - Thirty Two / Two Rivers

Both recent(ish) compositions by the great Larry Unger - see www.larryunger.net, and taken off his splendid 'Waltz Time' and 'Waltz Time II' albums, which are composed *entirely* of waltzes. They're fantastic albums (both on Spotify by the way) and his version of Two Rivers in particular is just gorgeous. These albums were on my car stereo more or less non-stop when driving to/from the hospital to visit Liz when Scott was born, so have a special place in my memories so to speak. (John's 'birthday soundtrack' album was Bellowhead's first album, by the way).

You'll find ABC for Two Rivers on Larry's site; if trying to read the tunes from my playing, remember that my basses are not conventionally set up, but are unisonoric on the Giasco - all of them - but, once you figure out what a bass is, it's a lot easier to follow than normal since you don't have to bother about bellows direction. I'm sure Thirty Two would fit on a standard 8 bass instrument easily enough - probably Two Rivers would as well, but there's a lot of use of the B chord, and I'm not terribly used to going to the inside row on the push for that all the time, so it was easier for me to pick it up on the unisonoric basses.

Enjoy,

Clive
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: Roland Carson on August 02, 2012, 09:24:45 AM
Here's a couple I recorded a few days ago.
Anaik by Bruno le Tron and La Partida  (Valse Venezuelienne).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDm7XbHCXsc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTDJYll7i8g


Roland
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: Bobtheboat on August 02, 2012, 11:04:54 AM
Great stuff so far, I knew I'd like this months theme! Bob.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: chouston14 on August 02, 2012, 01:12:27 PM
Wonderful playing!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: AndyShear on August 02, 2012, 04:17:39 PM
quicky from a while ago


http://youtu.be/SRFvoUmVQ0Y

Andy
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: Gary Chapin on August 02, 2012, 05:56:42 PM
Here are two standards Valse Belle Bergé and Sur La Bord de La Riviere.

http://youtu.be/TC4YEG_xj8s

http://youtu.be/k_MXEAJkkvg

And here's one I wrote for a student to work out his basses.  The A section uses every bass on a typical two-row diato. It's called L'autre Diatonist.

http://youtu.be/_7mGfKjb88U

Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: Simon on August 04, 2012, 09:36:49 AM
Another "Here's one I prepared earlier":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Msd4EVowp_A
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: Lester on August 04, 2012, 09:39:26 AM
Sharon Eubanks played on the PoD Pokerwork

http://soundcloud.com/alison-10/sharon-eubank (http://soundcloud.com/alison-10/sharon-eubank)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: howard mitchell on August 04, 2012, 02:07:06 PM
Another "one I did earlier". Through the Wood Laddie, I first came across the tune in an 1805 militia tune book from Derbyshire but later found it in other collections of tunes from other parts of England.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi5jtFlWzZY

I'm gong to be away for some time in August. I'll see if there's time to do something fresh later in the month.

Howard
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: Sandy on August 04, 2012, 02:23:06 PM
Not sure this really counts as it sounds more  like a waltz on the third time through. Either way I think it's a wonderful tune written by Brian Peters.

http://soundcloud.com/sandyshallis/blossom-and-the-rain

Hoping to record Wals voor Polle soonish.

Already really enjoying this theme and the posts so far.

Cheers,

Sandy (:)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: DanCeekey on August 04, 2012, 04:13:05 PM
Hello everyone,
Here is a waltz I recorded earlier this year. It's a cover from the Belgian folkrock group Urban Trad.
Dranouter is a village in the province of West-Vlaanderen with a well known folkfestival although nowadays it's has become a more mainstream popfestival.

Here is the link :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8vZfAB2dfI&hd=1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8vZfAB2dfI&hd=1)

Greetings,
Daniel
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: boxcall on August 04, 2012, 06:38:48 PM
here's a waltz I played at my first ceilidh on prince edward island I posted it on teaching and learning
with another tune then saw this months theme so thought i post here as well.

dancing part is a little dark sorry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAbKyZ2PbkU&feature=youtu.be

Michael
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: ladydetemps on August 04, 2012, 09:34:03 PM
I will get round to recording a video, just been a little distracted by a sewing project (regency dress.)
Anyone suggest any regency waltzes I could learn to play?
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: boxcall on August 05, 2012, 11:50:49 PM
Ok here is another one I did on the grandparents homeland  PEI
Eileen McMahon Waltz
 http://youtu.be/OYo-1cVPo6I
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: Rees on August 06, 2012, 10:49:05 AM
Not me playing but I've just found this on YouTube.
From a previous TOTM - The Lemonville Jig played as a waltz. Lovely  (:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=JSRuEZAdaMQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=JSRuEZAdaMQ)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: Tufty on August 06, 2012, 02:33:51 PM
Two nice simple French valses: "La fille du fermier" and "Valse du vielleux d'Anost". The first one came from a very cheap CD on ebay "L'ame de l'Auvergne" which is a collection of 1920s and 30s tunes played by Martin Cayla, Antoine Bouscatel etc and in this case Jean Segurel. A great buy for fans of old style French stuff. On the AMTA label.
http://soundcloud.com/tuftyabc/la-fille-du-fermier-valse-du
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: Gary Chapin on August 07, 2012, 01:24:10 AM
Here's a Marc Perrone waltz, very much a standard, I think.  En Avant Blonde.

http://accordeonaire.blogspot.com/2012/08/en-avant-blonde-waltz.html
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: folkbluesnbeyond on August 07, 2012, 09:40:43 PM
http://youtu.be/hDpt19xQuwc

'Hardesty's' and 'Down Home' Waltzes

All the best

Bill

PS Dots for Hardesty's attached by request
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: AirTime on August 07, 2012, 10:34:48 PM
Quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTDJYll7i8g
Roland

Superb!  And extra marks for the atmospheric cinematography!   (:)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: arty on August 08, 2012, 01:20:11 PM
http://youtu.be/hDpt19xQuwc

'Hardesty's' and 'Down Home' Waltzes

All the best

Bill

I love that recording, thank you....especially the first waltz, 'Hardesty's', so relaxed and beautifully played.
I am trying to find the sheet music for it but no luck so far....any ideas? It doesn't seem to be on Nigel Gatherer's site, unless  I am going blind! I have found the second one, 'Down Home Waltz'.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: arty on August 08, 2012, 05:19:51 PM


PS Dots for Hardesty's attached by request
[/quote]

Thank you so much Bill
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: Lester on August 08, 2012, 08:10:29 PM
Miss Dillon's Waltz (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxNKxh236Ao) from Joseph Kershaw (19th C fiddler) of Saddleworth Lancs.

Played on my Pokerlilly, made from parts of a pokerwork but now with only a single voice using flat mounted Cagnoni Macchina reeds. The bass end has just one reed in the bass and no thirds in the chords.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: arty on August 13, 2012, 02:45:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3Pe4jszyWE&feature=plcp

My first post in the 'grown up' section! I know it is not supposed to be played as a waltz but here is Planxty Fanny Power played as a waltz! Please excuse the hesitations and fumbled notes but I have only been playing 15 weeks.
 
It's really good to record oneself, as it is easy to see one's faults and also to see the progress as the weeks go by. I need to 'smooth it out more' and to build my confidence, but I just love this old Pre-Pokerwork c/f, c/o Mike Rowbotham and so enjoy learning to play it. Any helpful criticism welcome....
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: gmatkin on August 13, 2012, 08:43:41 PM
Waltzes, I've had a few. Here are a couple of deliberate pub-pleasers, but they're interesting to play nonetheless. And I've got the repeats right in the second one, after having got them wrong the first time around, maybe half a year ago now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_GQThWKuAU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_GQThWKuAU)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSvf_wMfzLE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSvf_wMfzLE)

I had no idea one could have melodeon knees, as well as melodeon face. I'll try not to do it again.

Gavin
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: Gary Chapin on August 14, 2012, 03:40:51 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3Pe4jszyWE&feature=plcp
My first post in the 'grown up' section!
Well done!  good on ya for taking the risk.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: AirTime on August 14, 2012, 06:13:51 PM
My own composition:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvvRv3XFGn0&list=HL1344964059&feature=mh_lolz

As per Gavin - apologies for the knees - fortunately they're not in HD on youtube!  :o
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes - Blue Denim Waltz
Post by: pikey on August 16, 2012, 12:27:58 PM
And now a Strauss waltz, by one of the less well known family members, Levi.

The Blue Denim Waltz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPJsQvHWpDo


(btw Levi Straus is an alias for Derek Pearce, ex Roaring Jelly and R Cajun!)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes - Old Joe
Post by: pikey on August 16, 2012, 12:29:20 PM
My own variant of Old Joe played as a waltz, on my Hohner C/F Ouverture

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-Cf-rapmQA
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: docEdock on August 16, 2012, 05:35:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3Pe4jszyWE&feature=plcp

My first post in the 'grown up' section! I know it is not supposed to be played as a waltz but here is Planxty Fanny Power played as a waltz!


I think you played it well as a waltz, giving a fresh feel to that familiar melody. I enjoyed listening so thanks for posting.

And, out of curiosity, why not play it as a waltz?

Doc
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes - Old Joe
Post by: Anahata on August 16, 2012, 10:38:18 PM
Old Joe
"Oh Joe, The Boat is Going Over"
(if you've ever heard it as a song....)

I was expecting "Old Joe Clark" as a waltz (which would also work, come to think of it)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: Gary Chapin on August 17, 2012, 04:46:42 AM
And, out of curiosity, why not play it as a waltz?

Doc
It's an objection to the fact that most Carolan tunes in 3/4 tend to be played as waltzes ... especially by folks not familiar with the idiom.  I think the irtrad crowd is a bit prickly about this, but ...
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: arty on August 17, 2012, 08:16:06 AM
And, out of curiosity, why not play it as a waltz?

Doc
It's an objection to the fact that most Carolan tunes in 3/4 tend to be played as waltzes ... especially by folks not familiar with the idiom.  I think the irtrad crowd is a bit prickly about this, but ...

To me, one of the most wonderful things about music is the range and possibilities for individual interpretation within a performance. Just listen to some of the classical greats and how two conductors can make the same piece of orchestral music sound entirely different in speed, mood, emotion and feel. The conductor's, or the performer's interpretation of the music in front of him is surely the only way he/she can show his own creativity. The 'real artist' in any piece of music has to be the composer and I doubt that many of them expected their music to be followed directly as written, by some kind of performing monkey. No, on the contrary I think, they would have enjoyed the input of each performer as long as that performer didn't completely alter the 'spirit of the piece'.

Regarding my own tentative effort with Planxty Fanny Power, I spent an evening on You Tube listening to all the various interpretations using all kinds of instruments. My two favourite ones were: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk4A17MbbEs&list=FLgmtRlQtNZvMIEgqi2QN4Yg&index=38&feature=plpp_video

and completely different in every way:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5KkZ22PeQc&list=FLgmtRlQtNZvMIEgqi2QN4Yg&index=37&feature=plpp_video

To me, both are beautiful, both very different to each other and both equally valid interpretations.

And my own version....well, at my stage of learning, I considered myself very lucky to have got anything down at all really! As yet, I don't have the skill, the confidence or the experience to choose how I'm going to play anything. How it comes out is how it comes out! It came easiest as a waltz, so a waltz it is - even if I have to buy my own Guinness!!! :|glug Cheers! and thank you for the nice comments and encouragement.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: waltzman on August 17, 2012, 01:09:23 PM
Regarding my own tentative effort with Planxty Fanny Power, I spent an evening on You Tube listening to all the various interpretations using all kinds of instruments. My two favourite ones were: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk4A17MbbEs&list=FLgmtRlQtNZvMIEgqi2QN4Yg&index=38&feature=plpp_video

The woman in this video is playing a Hohner with yet another logo I've never seen.  It is solid black with the name  'Hohner' in silver lettering.  Looks quite nice. 
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: docEdock on August 17, 2012, 10:13:51 PM

Regarding my own tentative effort with Planxty Fanny Power, I spent an evening on You Tube listening to all the various interpretations using all kinds of instruments. My two favourite ones were: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk4A17MbbEs&list=FLgmtRlQtNZvMIEgqi2QN4Yg&index=38&feature=plpp_video
. . . As yet, I don't have the skill, the confidence or the experience to choose how I'm going to play anything. How it comes out is how it comes out!

Ah, yes. I hear why you were inspired. Her touch is terrific. Thanks for sharing the link.


It's an objection to the fact that most Carolan tunes in 3/4 tend to be played as waltzes ... especially by folks not familiar with the idiom.  I think the irtrad crowd is a bit prickly about this, but ...

Humm, thanks for that pointer, Gary. I'm in the same camp with arty. How it comes out is how it comes out, for now.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: Gary Chapin on August 18, 2012, 12:16:14 AM
"Humm, thanks for that pointer, Gary. I'm in the same camp with arty. How it comes out is how it comes out, for now."

I wasn't endorsing that point of view.  Just explaining why some folks say you "should not" play it like a waltz.  I love the tune.  I have played it like a waltz, and I don't really play irtrad anymore.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: docEdock on August 19, 2012, 03:40:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2Y936zjPx0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2Y936zjPx0)

I first heard Bill Mattheisen play this waltz years ago on one of the Kennedy Center webcasts and then discovered it again in his The Waltz Book III.

The score for Josefin's Dopvals includes this note from the composer Roger Tallroth.

"The birth of this waltz was very uncomplicated, it was done in a couple of hours. lt is probably
a once in a lifetime waltz. First played by the trio Vdsen on the occasion of Josefine Tallroth's
baptism in the church of Huddungeby in Sweden."

I humbly play it in memory of Joe Thierault. I never met him, but I do have the honor of having acquired his Castagnari Sander G/C.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: Owen Woods on August 19, 2012, 05:06:26 PM
One I did last year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5myE6w21DEM

Might get round to recording another later (:)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: Roland Carson on August 22, 2012, 03:04:19 PM
I've just learned this lovely waltz......'Voyageurs'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbEU72OoJUM

Roland
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: forrest on August 23, 2012, 11:54:00 PM
Got my new (old) Hohner pre-Corona into presentable tuning this week, so I thought I'd try a waltz. This is a Cajun fiddle tune that I found in a book of fiddle tunes years ago. It's a bit more do-able on the three row to smooth out some of the runs without working the bellows so much. It's called: Valse des Jonglements (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcHr9y8QZWs)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: waltzman on August 24, 2012, 12:33:53 PM
Got my new (old) Hohner pre-Corona into presentable tuning this week, so I thought I'd try a waltz. This is a Cajun fiddle tune that I found in a book of fiddle tunes years ago. It's a bit more do-able on the three row to smooth out some of the runs without working the bellows so much. It's called: Valse des Jonglements (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcHr9y8QZWs)

Just lovely.  Thankyou.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: Ash on August 24, 2012, 07:04:11 PM
Not had much time for melodeons in the last few weeks, but thought I'd add this pretty basic version of Sweet Jenny Jones, a morris tune I like and so am able to play reasonably well - maybe I like it because I can play it reasonably well? (it seems to fit a one-row nicely as it is very much up and down with few bellows changes). Not the most polished performance and the left-hand is as simple as it gets, but it's the best I've got to offer for now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zW9u-6_IXys (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zW9u-6_IXys)

Thanks,
Ash.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: Lester on August 24, 2012, 07:11:41 PM
Not had much time for melodeons in the last few weeks, but thought I'd add this pretty basic version of Sweet Jenny Jones, a morris tune I like and so am able to play reasonably well (it seems to fit a one-row micely as it is very much up and down with few bellows changes). Not the most polished performance and the left-hand is as simple as it gets, but it's the best I've got to offer for now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zW9u-6_IXys (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zW9u-6_IXys)

Thanks,
Ash.

A fine rendition, well done.

And who would have thought of going to your local Halford's Bike Hut to record it
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: Ash on August 24, 2012, 08:05:31 PM


A fine rendition, well done.

And who would have thought of going to your local Halford's Bike Hut to record it

Thank you, and well spotted! My other hobby is bikes and, when it comes to our house, I'm only allowed to indulge in melodeon playing or bike fettling in there. A fair enough concession from my wife really seeing as it should be the dining room...
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: Thrupenny Bit on August 25, 2012, 09:09:27 PM
My first go at a Theme of the Month is here.......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgUJtovc6pQ&feature=youtu.be

Thought I'd experiment with things a little and find out what effect the thirds stop has, having never had to think about one before!
Hmmm..... might be a tad on the 'quick waltz' side, but that is down to the effect of turning on a recording device in front of me!
Q
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: AirTime on August 26, 2012, 03:21:34 AM
Thought I would post a real old-timey Central European-sounding waltz. On my GC Merlin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5A8y-ZvbKw&feature=plcp

And on my vintage Hohner BbEb box:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YcXMEnQ3M8

(Sorry about the poor quality - the only way I can get my videos to load at the minute is on the lowest quality setting.)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: Lester on August 26, 2012, 11:37:07 AM
The sad death of Neil Armstrong inspired me to record this

The Man in the Moon (http://youtu.be/RgvXhdz51RA)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: Ellisteph on August 26, 2012, 12:28:17 PM
The sad death of Neil Armstrong inspired me to record this

The Man in the Moon (http://youtu.be/RgvXhdz51RA)
It's ages since I heard or played this one. Time to revive it especially in the light of this sad news as you quite rightly say Lester; and well played,
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: Spikey on August 27, 2012, 11:01:37 PM
I have been meaning to try this for a while, as it was the Chris Wood and Andy Cutting recording of La Choca (with the Old Queen) that inspired me to take up the melodeon last year.  The Waltz theme sounded like a good reason to have a go.

There is still one bar in particular that eludes me when it comes to recording :-\, but feel that I am making some progress with it.  A bit like British Rail.

La Choca http://youtu.be/DcFtU5ArakQ
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: Clive Williams on August 28, 2012, 12:27:26 AM
I have been meaning to try this for a while, as it was the Chris Wood and Andy Cutting recording of La Choca (with the Old Queen) that inspired me to take up the melodeon last year.  The Waltz theme sounded like a good reason to have a go.

There is still one bar in particular that eludes me when it comes to recording :-\, but feel that I am making some progress with it.  A bit like British Rail.

La Choca http://youtu.be/DcFtU5ArakQ

Nicely done - it's a shame this one never made it through the TOTM jury (yet), because it's really beautiful especially slowed down like this. The CW/AC recording isn't quite as powerful as it could have been with its quick pace I think.

Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: Spikey on August 28, 2012, 05:11:23 AM
Thank you very much Clive (:).  (Went back and had another listen to the 'original' and indeed mine is heaps slower.  Confess this was not musical judgement - I just couldn't manage it any faster!)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: BCC#er on August 29, 2012, 01:02:50 PM
Hi!

Here's my contribution http://youtu.be/gpUJ_FmMRGI

It's not my best but I will hardly have more time to capture another video sorry! :-[

Anatoly
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: Anahata on August 30, 2012, 11:50:36 PM
Having said I wouldn't have time tonight, I've done it anyway...

http://youtu.be/Jwdvl09AyGE

Tommy Bhetty's, The Louis Waltz and Bonny North Tyne
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: DanCeekey on August 31, 2012, 06:29:55 PM
Hello all,

On the last day of the month my modest contribution "E Schip" (A ship), a beautiful waltz made by Wannes Van De Velde (a very well known Flemish folk singer/musician).

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sg6V70Ij8sc&hd=1  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sg6V70Ij8sc&hd=1)

Greetings,
Daniel
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: RogerT on August 31, 2012, 06:55:58 PM
Hi

OK so this is really late. It sounds very much like a waltz (3/4) but is a mazurka.
It's taken from the tune book 'Danson la morvandelle' compiled by Mike Gilpin.

Mazurka a Lucas
http://youtu.be/nZpnceu_Dlg

It kind of sounds like a German oom pa pa thing...though of course it's  French.
Roger
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: Clive Williams on September 01, 2012, 01:48:30 AM
End of the month time folks - onto a new theme!

Late submissions as ever welcome; just stick them on the end here!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: ladydetemps on September 05, 2012, 07:25:40 PM
Better late than never...Mudgee Waltz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPMPdUk2jJk
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: Thrupenny Bit on September 05, 2012, 07:59:34 PM
LdT: Well played, I like that!
Q
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: ladydetemps on September 06, 2012, 09:15:35 AM
LdT: Well played, I like that!
Q
TPB: Thank you. :)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: jackson10 on September 21, 2012, 02:03:35 PM
Hmmm... so often when I think I am getting a good play of the tune, something happens at the very end!
Well, anyway -  Valse Israëlienne (https://vimeo.com/49904981)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: Matt (Kings Norton) on October 01, 2012, 03:30:51 PM
Better late than never?  You can be the judge of that.

http://soundcloud.com/i-k-3/sounds-from-monday-afternoon

This is Valzer di Giuseppe, adapted from an old Calabrian recording (well it's tacked onto the end of an album by another Calabrian musician anyway) by Giuseppe Chiatto.  There are the usual mistakes I make when I press record.  More to the point, I can't get the feel of the original.  He sounds like a very relaxed old man who doesn't care what you think.  I don't.  Nice tune though if you like that sort of thing.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: gmatkin on October 04, 2012, 01:37:27 PM
Better not as late as me, that's for sure.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_GQThWKuAU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_GQThWKuAU)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: Sandy on January 14, 2013, 03:49:55 PM
Rather fashionably late !

https://soundcloud.com/sandyshallis/josefins-dopvals

Now I had better cut the dirge and learn Spirit of the Dance  :Ph

Sandy
 (:)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: forrest on January 14, 2013, 04:40:26 PM
Rather fashionably late !

https://soundcloud.com/sandyshallis/josefins-dopvals

Now I had better cut the dirge and learn Spirit of the Dance  :Ph

Sandy
 (:)

Sometimes the best things arrive fashionably late.....I'm glad to hear this tune recognized in the melodeon world, and especially played by someone like yourself.  (:)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: Strigulino on January 14, 2013, 05:53:14 PM
Waltzes are my bugbear, so much so that I made a resolution to practice them harder, so this theme has come at a good time.  I have been working on Wals voor Polle but I'm not sure I'll have it quite right before the end of the month.
Title: Two waltzes
Post by: george garside on January 21, 2013, 10:39:16 AM
not intended as a contribution to tune for the month  I have more or less accidelntally put a couple of waltzes on you tube. Having just bought a laptop complete with camera etc built in I was experimenting to see how you put something on you tube and must have pressed the 'go' button accidentally. Cant find the removal procedure so its there complete with a couple of cock ups  as I plaaed it on a doer upper trichord with one strap & I always use 2 straps so hanging on to the keyboard is not my cup of tea

For what its worth it comes up under you tube hohner trichord  and its the Stronsay waltz and the rope waltz

george
Title: Re: Two waltzes
Post by: Lester on January 21, 2013, 11:55:17 AM
not intended as a contribution to tune for the month  I have more or less accidelntally put a couple of waltzes on you tube. Having just bought a laptop complete with camera etc built in I was experimenting to see how you put something on you tube and must have pressed the 'go' button accidentally. Cant find the removal procedure so its there complete with a couple of cock ups  as I plaaed it on a doer upper trichord with one strap & I always use 2 straps so hanging on to the keyboard is not my cup of tea

For what its worth it comes up under you tube hohner trichord  and its the Stronsay waltz and the rope waltz

george

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es1rMLTisbw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es1rMLTisbw)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: Stiamh on January 21, 2013, 05:21:44 PM
Nice one George. Didn't realize you were a southpaw, playing a Hohner obviously marketed for the USSR... ;)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: Strigulino on February 02, 2013, 03:36:12 PM
As promised, Wals voor Polle.

http://youtu.be/8lqvGBg-y9o
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: jackson10 on March 06, 2013, 02:39:30 PM
My attempt at one of the many nice tunes in The Waltz Book, edited by Bill Matthiesen Amelia (https://vimeo.com/61179484)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: docEdock on March 09, 2013, 11:38:07 AM
My attempt at one of the many nice tunes in The Waltz Book, edited by Bill Matthiesen Amelia (https://vimeo.com/61179484)

Nicely done. I too am a fan of The Waltz books but had not tried Amelia -- so many waltzes to choose from that it's hard to know where to start. Thanks for posting it.
Doc
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: jackson10 on March 11, 2013, 01:00:21 AM
My attempt at one of the many nice tunes in The Waltz Book, edited by Bill Matthiesen Amelia (https://vimeo.com/61179484)

Nicely done. I too am a fan of The Waltz books but had not tried Amelia -- so many waltzes to choose from that it's hard to know where to start. Thanks for posting it.
Doc
Thanks, Doc.  Yes it's it gold mine. And I recently bought also volumes II and III!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: Stiamh on March 11, 2013, 02:06:49 PM
My attempt at one of the many nice tunes in The Waltz Book, edited by Bill Matthiesen Amelia (https://vimeo.com/61179484)

Nicely done. I too am a fan of The Waltz books but had not tried Amelia -- so many waltzes to choose from that it's hard to know where to start. Thanks for posting it.
Doc
Thanks, Doc.  Yes it's it gold mine. And I recently bought also volumes II and III!

I have it on good authority that Volume IV is in preparation and will contain a couple of nice tunes from around my way  ;)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: smiley on March 11, 2013, 09:36:34 PM
My attempt at one of the many nice tunes in The Waltz Book, edited by Bill Matthiesen Amelia (https://vimeo.com/61179484)

That's an interesting waltz, and nicely played too. I see the box in the video is a Hohner, but what model is it?

thanks, Ian
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: jackson10 on March 12, 2013, 11:03:44 AM
My attempt at one of the many nice tunes in The Waltz Book, edited by Bill Matthiesen Amelia (https://vimeo.com/61179484)

That's an interesting waltz, and nicely played too. I see the box in the video is a Hohner, but what model is it?

thanks, Ian

Thanks, Ian.  It's a  Hohner Galaad G/C  which I bought last year.  I played B/C before, and being new to this style of box, I liked having the extra accidentals and the thumb switch to remove thirds. I'm also satisfied with the sound and button action, considering it's price range. 
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: pikey on June 16, 2014, 10:38:10 PM
Two Cajun waltzes, learned back in 1977 from an LP by Canray Fontenot and Bois Sec Ardoin.

http://youtu.be/9fEZuF4v1yY
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: Mike Carney on July 06, 2014, 05:45:27 PM
Bit late, I know. But still... here's a Swedish waltz.  Thought I ought to get one or two tunes down as haven't been posting for a while

https://soundcloud.com/oysterboy6/vals-efter-manneberg

Cheers, Mike
Title: Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
Post by: OrchardAshley90 on July 06, 2014, 06:26:10 PM
lets try again! after posting this on the theme OFTM jigs thread, D'oh!

As not being a member on melnet all that long not contributed to many tunes of the month so i will add one here if i may :)

Not long (last week or so) learnt the tune mind the mistakes and needs to be tighter but enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O3T3_pI7zw

sorry if the original post could be moved… still a newbie here
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