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Title: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Clive Williams on August 01, 2012, 12:49:54 AM
Taking its inspiration from Theme of the Month, here's a sticky thread for people to post their own compositions. There've been some cracking compositions from the 2 Theme of the Month threads, so lets see if we can't continue the tradition here!
Here's the 2 Theme of the Month threads:

http://forum.melodeon.net/index.php/topic,9588.0.html

.... and ...

http://forum.melodeon.net/index.php/topic,4154.0.html

Looking forward to seeing what great new tunes come along - if you've never tried writing a tune before, why not give it a try?

Cheers,

Clive
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Clive Williams on August 01, 2012, 12:53:04 AM
PS: If we get a bit of momentum going here, I'll create a 'play a melnet user's tune' sticky thread here too...
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: AirTime on August 14, 2012, 06:16:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvvRv3XFGn0&list=HL1344964059&feature=mh_lolz

Note to self: in future wear long trousers.  :-[
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Owen Woods on August 19, 2012, 05:15:03 PM
Lovely recording Jack!
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: MelonBox on August 22, 2012, 11:55:47 AM
Brilliant Jack - I've had the version of you and Judith playing together humming round my head the last couple of days! Wonderful :)

Thanks for your kind words and encouragement (please also see that I've uploaded a tune set for you!)

Mel
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Jackhumphreys on August 23, 2012, 01:55:42 PM
Feeling a need to take up less space on this thred.
So, if you want to hear tunes I have made up,  or see the notations, the "compositions" link is at the foot of this mail.
I'll add to it as I go.  I'd be grateful for constructive comments.
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Jackhumphreys on August 23, 2012, 02:27:55 PM
Reply to Air Time about Eugenia Waltz

Thanks for posting. This really provokes the urge to WALTZ! Something about the energy of that special box (and its player). And the form of the tune seems to arise out of the melodeon keyboard.  At first I couldn't quite take in the tune with its long lines...but it certainly repays repeated listening to get in touch with  that unique Simcoeace quality of melody..
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: AirTime on August 24, 2012, 05:00:08 AM
Thanks for your comments, Jack. On re-listening it seems to me that:

a) I'm playing it faster than I should.

b) I've compressed the tune a bit more than I should.

c) I'm rather disappointed with the recorded sound of my old Hohner box. It sounds quite different to me when I'm playing - I think because the treble sounds much louder to me than it sounds on recordings (perhaps because my ears are "closer" to the treble end of the box). In the recordings the bass, which is rather "coarse" on this old box, tends to dominate the sound more than I would like.

Does anyone have suggestions for the best way to set up the recording - at the minute I just record to my camcorder & then load it to imovie on my Mac?
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: AirTime on August 24, 2012, 05:28:36 PM
Had another go on my GC Merlin & managed to slow it down a bit!  Hopefully it sounds a bit more coherent now ...

(I had problems uploading to Youtube & had to use the lowest quality setting in order to get it to load)
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Idelone on August 24, 2012, 06:07:18 PM
Well it's not that much slower but it is certainly more coherent. Anyway I like that tempo, it drives along nicely. It gets my vote.

There is only one problem, you forgot to take off the shorts, but at least you changed the camera angle, I suppose we have that to be thankful for.

Cheers, Ian
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: AirTime on August 24, 2012, 06:32:16 PM
Well, in my defense, it's been scorching here!  Tried to minimize the exposure though ...  8)
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Ollie on September 06, 2012, 08:52:18 PM
A fiendish little tune written this evening, after stubbing my left big toe rather badly whilst falling up the back step (smooth, I know...). A mixture of 5/4 and 7/4 - dots below. Note to self, don't write tunes you can't really play...

http://soundcloud.com/olliekingbox/the-big-toe
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: James Fitton on September 22, 2012, 06:33:49 PM
Hello all. I've been writing tunes for a while now, and at least some of them seem to go down well with our band and people who dance to us. With a measure of nervousness, I thought it's time I shared a couple with the wider melodeon community. Partly because, if someone out there likes and plays them, that would be great - and partly to test the waters for putting a collection together. So here's a recent and an older one. Sorry for this being in dots format - I may try to work out how you do recordings and post them, but I don't currently know how.
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: nudiefish on September 26, 2012, 12:40:22 PM
My first crack at composing a box tune. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q-NrWX6ekI&feature=plcp
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Strigulino on September 26, 2012, 01:17:30 PM
Jacaranda eh - very exotic.  :)  Brings me to mind of pirates having a little banyan on a beach, under the trees.  :) 

I wrote a tune, but made it more complicated than I could play when I wrote it.  :)  Recently got into a Twitter conversation with syale about the Navy - I'd called my tune Pot Mess as it was a bit hornpipey and my Dad was in the Royal Navy.

Pot Mess is a staple Navy "scran".  It's basically what you eat at action stations; whatever they had lying around that could be boiled in a pot constantly.  The resulting sludge would be put into pots and taken up to whoever needed some food, at their station.  Great camping food.  :)

Suggested Recipe (although, in reality, it's "find whatever needs eating up, boil to destruction, serve, enjoy"): 
http://www.rnsubs.co.uk/Dits/Recipes/pusserspotmess.php

So yes, I called my tune Pot Mess as I grew up in a Navy family, complete with its own language (banyan = impromptu beach party, scran = food, dits = tall tales, etc. etc.), it sounds a bit sailory, and it's basically that I threw a lot of notes and chords together based on other tunes that I liked (derivative o'clock) and the resultant mess is not bad if you're desperate.  :D

I haven't got a video of me playing it, but attached ABC if you want to have a go yourselves.
Quote
X:1
T: Pot Mess
C: Strigulino
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: G
|:GA|"G"B3B|B2A2|G2A2|
G2A2|B2cd|c2B2|"D"A2F2|D2GA|
"G"B3B|B2A2|G2A2|
G2A2|"C"c2cc|cdcB|"G"A2G2|GD:|
|GF|"Em"E2E2|EDEF|"G"G2G2|G2GA|
"B"B2B2|BcBA|"Em"G2G2|GDGF|
"Em"E2E2|EDEF|"G"G2G2|G2GA|
"C"c2cc|cdcB|"G"A2G2|GD:|

EDITED last chords in A and B parts should be G not D. Fixed above now.
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Anahata on September 26, 2012, 01:44:57 PM
tallship will be along in a moment in his ABC policemen's hat to tell you the bar lengths aren't as stated in the M: header. I'd suggest fixing it by removing the even numbered barlines.

Speed? Would work as a French-style schottische perhaps?
Looks nice - I'm only looking at the dots (at work...), and already bits of it are getting stuck in my brain.
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Strigulino on September 26, 2012, 02:25:41 PM
Bar lines?  I just put it in my phone and it plays it.  Me no understand.

As far as speed, I'd just describe it as "jaunty" but I'm sure other interpretations will be just as good.  :)
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Owen Woods on September 26, 2012, 03:34:32 PM
I wrote a tune the other day.


X:1
T:Ilfrakwoque
M:3/4
C:Owen Woods
K:Emin
D2 | "Em"E2 EF GA | B2 G2 GB | "Bm"A2 F2 D2 | "Em"E4 "Bm"d2 |"C"e2 ef ge | "G"d2 B3 G | "Am"c2 cB ce |
"B5"B4 d2 | "C"e2 ef ge | "G"d2 B3 G | "Am"c2 cB ce | "B"B2 A2 F2 | "C"E2 EF "D"GA | "Em"B2 G2 GB | "Bm"A2 F2 D2 | "Em"E4 :|
"D"d2 | "C"e2 ef "Am"ge | "G"d2 B3 G | "Am"c2 cB ce | "B5"B4 d2 | "C"e2 ef ge | "G"d2 B3 G | "Am"c2 cB AG | "B5"F4 D2 |
"C"E2 EF "D"GA | "Em"B2 E2 "G/B"d2 | "C"e2 ef ge | "B5"B4 d2 | "C"e2 ef "Am"ge | "G"d2 B3 G | "Bm"AG F2 G2 | "Em"E4 :|
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: nudiefish on September 27, 2012, 04:33:39 AM
I'm in awe at some of these compositions - so much talent.   I find the whole process draining, and I’d like to do more of it. But your efforts mean that I might haunt this page for quite a while.   
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Strigulino on September 27, 2012, 12:52:05 PM
We'll have to do a CD.  Original Melnet compositions.  I might have to get a ghost squeezer to play mine for me though.
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: James Fitton on September 30, 2012, 03:37:41 PM
...and here's a couple more.
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: syale on September 30, 2012, 03:56:21 PM
...and here's a couple more.

Not being particularly dot orientated although I can read them  :o , if I wanted to convert to an abc file how does one determine which key it is in?
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Jinkers1 on September 30, 2012, 04:42:02 PM
'The Equator' is in D major, 'Tulip Sunday' is in E minor.  For ABC purposes, you may have to set the latter as G major to get the correct key signature, depending on the software used.
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: James Fitton on October 11, 2012, 08:08:03 PM

Here's a setting of the poem "He wishes for the cloths of heaven" by Yeats


http://soundcloud.com/james-fitton/setting-for-he-wishes-for-the

Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Andrew Shead on October 11, 2012, 10:45:10 PM
...and here's a couple more.

Not being particularly dot orientated although I can read them  :o , if I wanted to convert to an abc file how does one determine which key it is in?

The first one looks like it is in the key of G-major, judging by the #F; the second one is in D-major judging by the #C & #F in the key signature at the left-hand end of each staff.
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: James Fitton on October 12, 2012, 09:01:03 AM
Sorry Syale, I equally struggle with ABC format. "The Equator" is in D major, straightforwardly. "Tulip Sunday" is sort of in E minor, but modulates out of that somewhat in the middle. I'm afraid I've no idea how you set up ABC to do that.
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Ollie on October 22, 2012, 09:03:50 PM
My new Loffet has yielded a tune! A mazurka called The Red Room (so called because my room is red. :P)

http://soundcloud.com/olliekingbox/the-red-room

Enjoy. :)
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Ollie on October 25, 2012, 11:33:40 PM
This tune started life as my composition assignment for this week, but soon morphed into something else (no longer fits the brief). As you can see, it's a crooked tune. :P Dedicated to Ukebert, as he likes that sort of thing, and I want to hear it on his Lilliput (hence the title).

http://soundcloud.com/olliekingbox/blefuscu

Enjoy. :)
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Owen Woods on October 26, 2012, 12:43:11 AM
Hence the title?
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Ollie on October 26, 2012, 01:32:58 AM
Blefuscu is the other island in Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels".  (:)
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Owen Woods on October 26, 2012, 12:26:08 PM
Ah! It's been years since I read that book (:)
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Andrew Shead on October 27, 2012, 01:29:35 AM
This tune started life as my composition assignment for this week, but soon morphed into something else...

It's a neat tune. I listened several times while trying to follow the dots, but got lost in the middle after the first two passes through AA. As written it looks like it might be AABB before exit through the last bar; is this correct? Thanks.
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Ollie on October 27, 2012, 01:38:07 AM
This tune started life as my composition assignment for this week, but soon morphed into something else...

It's a neat tune. I listened several times while trying to follow the dots, but got lost in the middle after the first two passes through AA. As written it looks like it might be AABB before exit through the last bar; is this correct? Thanks.

Yup, that's correct. You get the A part twice, then the B part twice, which involves the first and second time bars.
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: James Fitton on October 27, 2012, 11:41:31 AM
Finally had a go at soundclouding one of mine above. 

http://soundcloud.com/james-fitton/
the-equator
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: matt vrs on October 27, 2012, 07:23:05 PM
James I like that, why is it called the Equator?
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: James Fitton on October 29, 2012, 01:39:58 PM
Thanks Matt. The title is to do with something which happened on the day I wrote it. A colleague said that she was leaving her job to go to work in Ecuador. In response to the inevitable question "Oh, why Ecuador" all she would say is "Because it's on the Equator"
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Gary Chapin on November 12, 2012, 01:27:58 PM
Apparently new tunes don't come easily to me, but here's one I wrote some years ago.  Still enjoy playing it:

http://youtu.be/QA41L3eHCE4
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: gmatkin on February 08, 2013, 04:05:08 PM
More Shed, any minute now:

http://youtu.be/Fan7SawsVgI (http://youtu.be/Fan7SawsVgI)

'Shed' was the name we used to have for a particular receipe for home-brewed beer that I made. I confess it was really just a Boots London Bitter kit in a tin with a lot of hop stuff added...
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Etienne on March 14, 2013, 10:12:32 AM
Three tunes i wrote some times ago
A song about wife who drink to much and finally die (a sad and funny song in the same time, i'm really proud of the lyrics, but in french...) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1CPe1Ow3Ng
Another song that was wrote with a friend but i'm not able to sing it, so just the music (improvisation part not really... mmmh... i have to made another recording of this one :-\) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeoGrNcnEao
And a tune in tribute to my neighborhood's pubs (this one also need another recording... or maybe i just go to :|glug) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz1oxk4HjFE
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Andrew Shead on March 14, 2013, 11:41:08 PM
Three tunes i wrote some times ago

Good! I enjoyed your music, thank you. The first one was quite jolly.
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Etienne on March 15, 2013, 08:15:37 AM
The first one was quite jolly.
That's the power of the one row ! Happy you enjoy it.
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Etienne on March 26, 2013, 03:17:30 PM
Good Stuff (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1CPe1Ow3Ng)
Where I come from we never had a tradition of playing the box and singing simultaneously.
It's because sean nos singing was never accompanied of course.
We did however, have a tradition of dancing and playing the box simultaneously.

And maybe because when you playing airs on melodeon it's sounds like if you singing so you don't need a singer  ;)
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: DDickie on March 27, 2013, 10:59:41 AM
Not entirely a new tune  ;), but here is an adaptation (with added new part) of "Bonnets So Blue" for "Dickie's Anorak" - a new Lichfield stick dance for 12 dancers from Victory Morris:

X:1
T:Dickie's Anorak (Lichfield)
C:D Dickie / C Gunns Arr. D Dickie
S:Bonnets So Blue; C Gunns
L:1/8
M:6/8
R:jig
Q:1/4=130
A:Lichfield
P:I(AB)3C
K:G
P:I (Intro)
D | GAG GAB | DED D2 e | dBG ABA | G3-G z ||
P:A
D | GAG GAB | DED DEF | GBe dBG | ABA A2 D |
GAG GAB | DED D2 e | dcB cBA | G3-G2 ||
P:B
D | GAG GFE | DEF G2 e | dBG cBA | G3-G z D |
G2 B ABc | Bcd d2 D | G2 B ABc | dBG A2 D |
G2 B ABc | Bcd d2 e | dcB cBA | G3-G z D |
GAG GFE | DEF G2 e | dBG cBA | G3-G2 ||
P:C
D | GAG GAB | DED DEF | GBe dBG | ABA A2 D |
GAG GAB | DED D2 e | dBG ABA | G3-G2 |]

Details of this dance are available on Victory's website: http://www.victorymorrismen.org.uk/ (http://www.victorymorrismen.org.uk/) under "About Victory Morris"...made up dances.
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Jackhumphreys on April 17, 2013, 12:01:13 PM
Three tunes i wrote some times ago
A song about wife who drink to much and finally die (a sad and funny song in the same time, i'm really proud of the lyrics, but in french...) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1CPe1Ow3Ng
Another song that was wrote with a friend but i'm not able to sing it, so just the music (improvisation part not really... mmmh... i have to made another recording of this one :-\) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeoGrNcnEao
And a tune in tribute to my neighborhood's pubs (this one also need another recording... or maybe i just go to :|glug) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz1oxk4HjFE

Salut Etienne  (or in English ... Hi Steve!)

Writing to say I've enjoyed these and some of your other youtubes, particularly the one with the toy accordion, which is a hoot.  (=tres amusant).   I like the dark humour of your song. >:E   Thanks for posting the french words, as I couldn't follow the singing. Maybe an English translation would help us appreciate. Specially the middle verse which isn't easy for us rosbifs to understand.

I had assumed you were French canadian until I read the mention of marseilles. Interesting to find that that energetic hohner style , wet  and push-pull (popular on melnet) is alive and well in France, despite all the sophisticated cross-rowing we usually hear on french dry-tuned instruments.  (or do you have to come to us as a refuge?)

Bravo for singing with the box, and for composing your own songs.   I think you and I are the only melnetters who post videos of singinging  with  a box.  So let's keep going to encourager les autres.

Looking forward to hearing more songs with box.

A bientot

Jack   (jackdiatonique on youtube)





Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Etienne on April 20, 2013, 06:58:02 PM
Hi Jack !

Thanks for your comments, "ça fait chaud au coeur" as we say in french.

I'm not sure to be a good example of how peoples play in France, because i never had a teacher and rarelly play with other melodeonist, so my playing is construct on the way to please myself and my friends (and they are really kind...). And sincerely, even if i mainly play accross the rows because i learn that way first, i prefer the simplicity of english playing rather than the "look-at-me-i-can-put-some-jazzy-stuff-in-this-bourrée-i-am-a-genius" thing that is actually in fashion here.

So, here is a tentative of translation of my song (not a easy thing because i use a lot of slang and expressions that i just can't translate, and my knowledge of english language is far to be enough for the purpose) :

NOUS AVONS TANT PARTAGE                          WE SHARED SO MUCH

Moi je trouvais que tu fumais trop                    I thought that you smoked too much
De pétards du matin jusqu'au soir,                    Pots from morning till evening,
Toi tu trouvais que je buvais trop                     You thought that i drank too much
De pinard du matin jusqu'au soir.                      Wine from morning till evening.
Mais, comme on s'aimait,                                But, as we loved each other
On a décidé de tout partager :                        We decided to share everything :
Toi ta fumette, moi ma piquette,                      You your herb, me my wine,
Poivro-toxico, on était bien !                           Rummy-Junky, we were fine !

Mais le bonheur(e) n'a qu'un temps                   But happyness has a time
Et la mort attend au tournant,                         And death wait around the corner,
On t'as retrouvé en plusieurs morceaux,             We found you in pieces
A voir c'était vraiment pas beau !                     It was not really beautifull to see !
On a jamais su si t'avais chuté                         We never knew if you had dropped
Parce-que t'étais bourrée comme un coin,          Because you was totally drunk,
Ou bien si c'est volontairement                         Or if it is voluntarily
Que tu t'es jetée sous l'train...                         That you jumped under the train...

Et depuis que t'es partie,                                 And since you're gone,
Moi j'ai arrêté de boire du jaja,                          I have stopped drinking wine,
Mais j'ai continué de fumer dl'a ganja                 But i have continued smoking pots
Parce-que ça m'fait penser à toi...                    Because it's making me thinking about you...
Quand je regarde cette fumée bleue,                 When I look at this blue smoke,
Je pense au bleu, au bleu de tes yeux,               I think to the blue, the blue of your eyes,
Aux bleus qu'j'ai au coeur qui saigne pour toi,      The blues on my heart that bleeds for you
Et dans mon malheur je fume sans joie.              And in my misfortune I smoke without joy.

Feel free to correct it !
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: syale on April 20, 2013, 08:49:13 PM
Etienne, your composing skills are excellent (:). I wish I could sing and play!

I have made an attempt at the translation:

I thought that you smoked too much
Pot from morning till evening,
You thought that i drank too much
Wine from morning till evening.
But, as we loved each other
We decided to share everything :
You your herb, me my wine,
Rummy-Junky, we were fine !

But happiness has a time
And death waits around the corner,
We found you all broken and torn,
It was not a pretty sight !
We never knew if you had fallen
Because you were totally drunk,
Or if it is voluntary
That you jumped under the train...

And since you're gone,
I have stopped drinking wine,
But i have continued smoking pot
Because it makes me think about you...
When I look at this blue smoke,
I think of the blue, the blue of your eyes,
The blues in my heart that bleeds for you
And in my sorrow I smoke without joy.
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Chris Ryall on April 21, 2013, 05:41:38 AM
Bravo for singing with the box, and for composing your own songs.   I think you and I are the only melnetters who sing with box.  So let's keep going to encourager les autres. A bientot Jack

Liam Robinson, probably Gavin Atkins, me?
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Etienne on April 21, 2013, 02:58:21 PM
I have made an attempt at the translation:

Thanks, looks better  ;)
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Etienne on April 24, 2013, 07:09:47 PM
"L'après-midi en terrasse" (The afternoon at the cafe terrace), a composition dedicated to my favorite activity these days, play on my hohner 1040 in C (now without the integrated drumkit (:))
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w86OTAJl81w
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Andrew Shead on April 25, 2013, 02:59:30 AM
"L'après-midi en terrasse" (The afternoon at the cafe terrace), a composition dedicated to my favorite activity these days, play on my hohner 1040 in C (now without the integrated drumkit (:))
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w86OTAJl81w

Well, Sir, I like your music. I find it uplifting. Thank you.
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Etienne on April 26, 2013, 01:00:42 PM
Well, Sir, I like your music. I find it uplifting. Thank you.

Thanks !
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Gary Chapin on May 03, 2013, 05:47:42 PM
Hm, I should have posted my tune in here.  Sorry about that.

http://accordeonaire.blogspot.com/2013/05/a-new-polka-wot-i-helped-write.html
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Etienne on May 04, 2013, 12:39:07 PM
Great tune, the kind that make me happy for the rest of the day  (:)
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Gary Chapin on May 04, 2013, 01:31:31 PM
That's exactly what I was going for.   :|glug  Thank you!
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: OldJack on May 17, 2013, 06:42:29 AM
"A fiendish little tune..."

I like it. I can't play it, but I like it. Probably won't ever fit on my one row; but, I think I'll try it on my Anglo concertina. Best I've heard. :||:

Thanks,
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: ondrej on June 03, 2013, 09:22:32 AM
Here is my composition.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvqgObhSk_I&list=UUgAsFDORpIRCjiJ-7lIPG2Q&index=1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvqgObhSk_I&list=UUgAsFDORpIRCjiJ-7lIPG2Q&index=1)
The song is titled "Prvni sykorka". English translation: "First tit".
It is in the form of Czech folk dance "Sykorka".
Sheet music can be found here http://osos.sweb.cz/sykora.pdf (http://osos.sweb.cz/sykora.pdf)
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: ondrej on June 08, 2013, 11:07:01 PM
Here is my second composition.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJOYPXbxx3s&feature=youtu.be (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJOYPXbxx3s&feature=youtu.be)
The song is titled "Druhá sýkorka". English translation: "Second tit".
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Chris Ryall on June 09, 2013, 04:26:47 AM
(http://snaturou2000.sk/uploads/2009/06/animal/sykorka-bielolica-sykorka/Parus_major-358x300.jpg)

This is what a (http://sýkorka) looks like, incidentally (says Wiki) 
And a dance form too?  Do I count 13 beats?  Interesting!
I like Druhá a lot  :D
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: ondrej on June 10, 2013, 08:42:42 AM
(http://snaturou2000.sk/uploads/2009/06/animal/sykorka-bielolica-sykorka/Parus_major-358x300.jpg)

This is what a (http://sýkorka) looks like, incidentally (says Wiki) 
And a dance form too?  Do I count 13 beats?  Interesting!
I like Druhá a lot  :D

Thank you Chris. Picture added you well. (:)
Yes, it is dance. And it's 13 beats.
Sheet music for all dances (Sýkorka) can be found here.
 http://osos.sweb.cz/Diatonic%20accordion.pdf (http://osos.sweb.cz/Diatonic%20accordion.pdf)
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: ondrej on June 10, 2013, 08:47:41 AM
Here are my other song.

The song is titled "Třetí sýkorka". English translation: "Third tit". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTNkyod3PYc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTNkyod3PYc)
Sheet music look at page 5. http://osos.sweb.cz/Diatonic%20accordion.pdf (http://osos.sweb.cz/Diatonic%20accordion.pdf)
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: ondrej on June 10, 2013, 08:57:28 AM
Here are my other song.
The song is titled "Water Otter Air".

In "G" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cANvUDVeZm8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cANvUDVeZm8)
Sheet music look at page 12. http://osos.sweb.cz/Diatonic%20accordion.pdf (http://osos.sweb.cz/Diatonic%20accordion.pdf)
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: ondrej on June 10, 2013, 08:57:57 AM
The song is titled "Water Otter Air".

In "C" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSlds14Q5EU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSlds14Q5EU) 
Sheet music look at page 13. http://osos.sweb.cz/Diatonic%20accordion.pdf (http://osos.sweb.cz/Diatonic%20accordion.pdf)

Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Etienne on June 23, 2013, 01:23:22 PM
A new one, "Le frigo vide" "the empty fridge". Sad story, you want to drink a beer after a hard working day but when you open the fridge you realise that you forget to go to the shop because you play too much melodeon... :(
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-bUWltloxI&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Etienne on July 07, 2013, 07:06:53 PM
Two tunes, first one is an "air", second is my first attempt at writing a tune in 6/8.

Une boite de sardines et du Gros Plant http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nu8a2d83FW8

A poil dans les calanques http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ka-0aNqU19M
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Jack Campin on July 08, 2013, 12:42:20 AM
One of mine, "The Bellbird".  The idea of posting it came from here, but this forum doesn't have a built-in ABC renderer, so I posted it to another forum that does:

http://theocarinanetwork.com/topic/7342436/

But I'm not a squeezer.  Is it reasonably melodeon-friendly in either key?
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Etienne on July 08, 2013, 08:23:30 AM
Sadlly it's impossible to see it if you're not a member of theocarinanetwork... But you can post your abc file in text form here, then we can access the score by an online abc program like this one http://www.mandolintab.net/abcconverter.php
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Jack Campin on July 08, 2013, 10:00:28 AM
OK, here goes.  I hadn't realized that forum made the generated staff notation private.

I prefer it in G but for most of the squeezers here, A is more feasible.

Code: [Select]
X:1
T:The Bellbird
C:Jack Campin 1998
M:6/8
L:1/8
Q:3/8=100
K:GDor
"Gm"G2F    G2D|    BAB  G2F|"C"EGc "Gm"DGB   |"Dm"A>FE  D2F|
"Gm"G2D "C"E2F|"Gm"GAG  B2c|   BAG "C" EF/G/A|"Gm"G>^FE G3:|
"Bb"d2d    B2c|    d_ed d2d|"F"A2B     c>AG  |"Bb"F>GE  D2F|
"Gm"G2D "C"E2F|"Gm"GAG  B2c|   BAG "C" EF/G/A|"Gm"G>^FE G3:|

X:2
T:The Bellbird
C:Jack Campin 1998
M:6/8
L:1/8
Q:3/8=100
K:ADor
"Am"A2G    A2E|    cBc  A2G|"D"FAd "Am"EAc   |"Em"B>GF  E2G|
"Am"A2E "D"F2G|"Am"ABA  c2d|   cBA "D" FG/A/B|"Am"A>^GF A3:|
"C" e2e    c2d|    e=fe e2e|"G"B2c     d>BA  |"C" G>AF  E2G|
"Am"A2E "D"F2G|"Am"ABA  c2d|   cBA "D" FG/A/B|"Am"A>^GF A3:|
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Etienne on July 08, 2013, 10:49:20 AM
I think that due to chord progression and presence of a C natural, A will be ok on G/C box (with only G# as accidental), And so E for D/G boxes, D for C/F, B for A/D...
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: OldJack on July 12, 2013, 08:32:10 AM
Quote
...first one is an "air",Une boite de sardines et du Gros Plant http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nu8a2d83FW8/quote]

Very nice. Any chance of dots or abc?

Old Jack
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Etienne on July 12, 2013, 10:23:15 AM
Thanks Old Jack !

I just start a blog to regroup my videos and put scores of my tunes both in dots and abc, but for the moment i have do this only for two tunes (Nous avons tant partagé and L'après-midi en terrasse), and it's not an easy task for me as my knowledge of solfege is not so good (but it's really a good exercise)...
So, i think that now i have no choice, Une boite de sardine et du gros plant will be the next. ;)

The blog is here : http://pousser-tirer.blogspot.fr

Blog is in french only (but there is not a lot of blabla...), scores in dots are in Partition format PNG, those in abc are in Partition format ABC.

If anyone see any mistake in my transcriptions, please tell me.

Thanks again. :||:
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Etienne on August 07, 2013, 07:48:07 AM
I finally done the job, so, abc for "Une boite de sardines et du Gros Plant" is here : http://pousser-tirer.blogspot.fr/p/mes-compos-au-format-abc.html
and dots are here : http://pousser-tirer.blogspot.fr/p/blog-page.html

It's in Bm, played on the A row of an A/D box, if you want it in another key feel free to ask.
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Roger Howard on August 07, 2013, 10:12:05 AM
What a lovely blog - thank you for posting the link. Sardines and Gros Plant ... happy memories of days in Brittany. ;D ;D

best wishes

Roger
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: OldJack on August 08, 2013, 07:40:30 AM
Thank you for the ABC. I dropped your composition down to Am and it plays well on my one row in C. Nice on my Anglo CG also. I'm fond of tinned sardines but the "Gros Plant" foils Google translate (maybe it's just me). Is there an equivalent in English, American dialect or otherwise? What ever. It's now in my book of tunes to remember.
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Etienne on August 08, 2013, 08:15:26 AM
Wow... Thank you for that, I'm truly honored !  (:) :||:
If you make a recording, please tell me...
Gros Plant is a particular white wine from the Nantes area, his full name is Gros-plant-du-pays-nantais, and it's particulary appreciate with shellfish and sea food, but I like it as well with sardines, IMO it can replace advantageously his neighbor Muscadet.
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Jackhumphreys on September 27, 2013, 01:45:44 PM
MAZURKA: "GILLY'S BIRTHDAY"
http://youtu.be/eIr_oz3HIGY

New tune from walking in Greece, then much modified when I got back home to try it on the box.
I hope it's got a bit of Naragonia influence, with those little gaps. It was Gilly's 78th by the way.
Hope you like it.
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Post by: BJG on September 27, 2013, 02:18:34 PM
Look forward to checking some of these out when I can get on YouTube.

Here's a kind of mockup I slung together after listening to Flook...though there's not actually any melodeon on it TBH.  ;)

Nameless folky tune (http://www.lemontiger.co.uk/audio/reel2.mp3)
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Etienne on September 27, 2013, 07:25:35 PM
MAZURKA: "GILLY'S BIRTHDAY"
http://youtu.be/eIr_oz3HIGY

New tune from walking in Greece, then much modified when I got back home to try it on the box.
I hope it's got a bit of Naragonia influence, with those little gaps. It was Gilly's 78th by the way.
Hope you like it.

Superb music, bravo !
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: zubz on November 07, 2013, 05:32:45 PM
I bought a new box  ;D

I found a couple of mazurkas lurking in it ... funny how each box seems to create its own tune.  ???

Anyway, here they are: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlbU26Ud2Yo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlbU26Ud2Yo)

It's a CF box, btw ... I thought it was a Mory ... turns out it's actually a Sessy.
I'd never heard of them before, but am very glad I've got one  :D

Hope you like the tunes.
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Will Allen on November 07, 2013, 05:45:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUvbPV3WVyQ two tunes of mine. ignore the bottom description my friend who took the video got it wrong
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: EastAnglianTed on November 07, 2013, 06:00:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUvbPV3WVyQ two tunes of mine. ignore the bottom description my friend who took the video got it wrong
    Lovely. Genuinely sweet music  (:)
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Will Allen on November 08, 2013, 08:08:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUvbPV3WVyQ two tunes of mine. ignore the bottom description my friend who took the video got it wrong
    Lovely. Genuinely sweet music  (:)

Thank you! Very kind
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Pete Dunk on November 08, 2013, 08:36:23 PM
ignore the bottom description my friend who took the video got it wrong

Lisa's been at the cider again, eh? Great tunes and wonderful fluid playing Will.  :D
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Will Allen on November 09, 2013, 02:58:01 PM
ignore the bottom description my friend who took the video got it wrong

Lisa's been at the cider again, eh? Great tunes and wonderful fluid playing Will.  :D

haha Of course I forget EVERYONE knows Lisa! Haha thank you. You're welcome to watch the others, bump up her views haha
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: BJG on January 05, 2014, 10:05:30 AM
My new Loffet has yielded a tune! A mazurka called The Red Room (so called because my room is red. :P)

http://soundcloud.com/olliekingbox/the-red-room

Enjoy. :)

Just got round to this one...very nice.

Anything else lately...?
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Ollie on May 02, 2014, 01:52:04 PM
I've just written a new tune for the first time in what seems like ages. Dedicated to our delightful (ha!) boiler.

https://soundcloud.com/olliekingbox/cold-start
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Ollie on August 29, 2014, 08:46:52 PM
Another new tune from me. Petrichor is the name for the smell of rain on dry earth, one of my favourite smells.

https://soundcloud.com/olliekingbox/petrichor

Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: ferret on August 30, 2014, 04:20:15 PM
thank you so much for this wonderful tune!
(I bet you have swedish ancestors....)
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: BJG on August 30, 2014, 05:14:03 PM
Excellent.
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Ollie on August 30, 2014, 09:37:56 PM
thank you so much for this wonderful tune!
(I bet you have swedish ancestors....)

Not a problem! All part of the living tradition and all that.

Ha, I probably do very, very, very distantly (don't we all?), but nothing immediate. I do listen to a lot of Scandinavian music though.  (:)
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: butimba on November 21, 2014, 03:11:46 PM
First attempt at writing a tune on the melodeon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eFQexS3lKU&feature=youtu.be

It's called Swinging.
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: robotmay on February 10, 2015, 05:20:26 PM
Spent the weekend with man-flu; wallowing in self-pity and trying not to sneeze onto the melodeon. On the plus side I came up with a waltz!
The reed response on this box is a tad variable, so it took me a couple of days to get the playing down well enough to record it ;D

https://soundcloud.com/robotmay/cold-weekend-waltz
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Etienne on February 11, 2015, 08:26:31 AM
Nice one !
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Robin Parson on February 13, 2015, 08:03:16 AM
A reel I wrote a couple of days ago, played today in an empty classroom at work.

It's called the Munhwa Reel.


https://soundcloud.com/robin-parson/reel-13215
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: sqwzboxstudent on October 21, 2015, 10:51:20 PM
evening all, being too tight to buy a present for the birth of my mates baby, i decided to compose a tune,

thought i may aswell share it here too  :)

https://youtu.be/LuKDwhvih8Y
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: JonathanC on August 02, 2016, 05:25:05 PM
Here is a quick rendition of a melodeon tune I wrote last month.

Its called 'Red Kites at Night' I hope you enjoy it!

https://youtu.be/3sg5XCZqPpQ (https://youtu.be/3sg5XCZqPpQ)


Cheers
Jonathan
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: playandteach on August 02, 2016, 06:36:50 PM
Well done. I never dare play mine for 4 minutes, I know I'll mess up. So well done on tune and playing.
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: GPS on August 02, 2016, 07:03:40 PM
Here's a tune that's been sitting around in Soundcloud for a while. I'm not sure whether I wrote it or whether it's just an amalgam of remembered snippets....  https://soundcloud.com/mrkoilani/untitled (https://soundcloud.com/mrkoilani/untitled)

Graham
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: JonathanC on March 04, 2017, 04:24:09 PM
I wrote and recorded a nice little tune this week (imo) , I have called it Little Lucia.

Its quite simple and might yet evolve into a bit more, but I have done it 'as is' for now so I don't forget it!  ;)

Here is the you tube link, (complete with melodeon face  :o)

https://youtu.be/C7dk2RNhsxs (https://youtu.be/C7dk2RNhsxs)
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Mystery Jig on April 02, 2018, 02:22:09 PM
I wrote and recorded a nice little tune this week (imo) , I have called it Little Lucia.

Its quite simple and might yet evolve into a bit more, but I have done it 'as is' for now so I don't forget it!  ;)

Here is the you tube link, (complete with melodeon face  :o)

https://youtu.be/C7dk2RNhsxs (https://youtu.be/C7dk2RNhsxs)

I like that! Gentle and sweet.
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: JonathanC on April 03, 2018, 09:20:18 AM
I like that! Gentle and sweet.

Thank you Mystery Jig,  (:)
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: Pete Dunk on November 03, 2018, 09:59:17 PM
Why is this theme in Recordings and Videos rather than Tunes? I have written a tune that I am quite pleased with but I may never get around to recording it in any format because I have 'performance issues' for want of a better description. I wanted to share the tune and ask advice from the hive mind, alas that would be 'off topic' as I have neither a recording or a video. *wanders off*
Title: Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
Post by: playandteach on November 04, 2018, 12:50:48 AM
What format do you have? Put up some sheet music and ask away.