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Title: What's the way to do it?
Post by: Ebor_fiddler on March 14, 2009, 09:32:00 PM
I have a tune I would like to identify, but I have only a large mp3, which is too big to attach to a posting here. How can I get round this please?
Title: Re: What's the way to do it?
Post by: Groovebox on March 14, 2009, 09:52:06 PM
 possibly, you could put it in an audio editor (get a free one like audacity) size it down to just enough you need to show, and export it as an mp3.

or you could write it out in abc or something....
Title: Re: What's the way to do it?
Post by: Lester on March 14, 2009, 10:08:54 PM
I have a tune I would like to identify, but I have only a large mp3, which is too big to attach to a posting here. How can I get round this please?

If you can't manipulate it and it ain't to big email it to me and I will fettle it. Tell me how big and I will send my email address.
Title: Re: What's the way to do it?
Post by: Theo on March 15, 2009, 08:48:45 AM
I have a tune I would like to identify, but I have only a large mp3, which is too big to attach to a posting here. How can I get round this please?

If you can't manipulate it and it ain't to big email it to me and I will fettle it. Tell me how big and I will send my email address.

Better still post it one of the free file hosting services on the web, eg soundlantern, and post a link here.  Uploads on this forum are limited to 256k for each individual file.
Title: Re: What's the way to do it?
Post by: Ebor_fiddler on March 15, 2009, 08:35:23 PM
Thanks everybody. I'm going on holiday tomorrow, so I'm printing off all this and will take action on my return. Beware!  >:D  ;D
Title: Re: What's the way to do it?
Post by: Ebor_fiddler on March 28, 2009, 10:10:39 AM
I am back nw and have managed to load my tune now to ONM under the title "Irish Polka" at http://www.onmvoice.com/play/4564 Can anyone help (pretty) please????
Thank you all.
Title: Re: What's the way to do it?
Post by: Ebor_fiddler on March 28, 2009, 10:28:20 PM
I see I haven't managed to improve my spelling thgh!  :o
Title: Re: What's the way to do it?
Post by: Tony Gibbons on March 29, 2009, 10:20:11 PM
Hi Ebor_fiddler

Cannot help you with the name of the tune but I know it well and play it as part of a group of polka's under the name "Fish & Taters". That is how it came to me. Here it is in all it's glory on 'The Session' website.
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/display/2928

Hope that is of some help and interest.

TG
Title: Re: What's the way to do it?
Post by: Ebor_fiddler on March 30, 2009, 11:18:49 PM
Thanks Tony, it is indeed "Fish and Taters" - my original recording is by The Rakes at the annual EFDSS bash in (I think) 1965 and all these three tunes are played together as "Three Irish Polkas".
Thanks again to everyone else.

Chris.
Title: Re: What's the way to do it?
Post by: Tony Gibbons on March 31, 2009, 11:43:48 PM
Hi Chris.
I'm not surprised that the Rakes played it. I've never heard them doing so. During the 70's I dance to them on a regular basis at a pub in Guildford. 'The Wooden Bridge Ceilidh Club' was the venue.
I learnt the set from a mandolin playing friend back in the late 60's. They were the first Irish Polkas I ever learnt and at that time on penny whistle and my wife and I started playing them as a duet at folk clubs. me on penny whistle and she on recorder. We still play them (somewhat briskly, this time on box) joined by our rhythm player on bodhran. It gives him a chance to show off. 

TG
Title: Re: What's the way to do it?
Post by: Ebor_fiddler on April 01, 2009, 09:10:55 PM
I hope you issued him with the session-approved razor-bladed beater?
Title: Re: What's the way to do it?
Post by: Jake Middleton (brinwins) on April 01, 2009, 11:59:59 PM
have you ever heard of shazam? you can identify any known recording. More infomation here: http://www.shazam.com/music/web/home.html
Title: Re: What's the way to do it?
Post by: Tony Gibbons on April 05, 2009, 09:36:53 PM
Hi Ebor

Do I sense a smidgin of animosity towards bodhran players?
Title: Re: What's the way to do it?
Post by: Ebor_fiddler on April 06, 2009, 04:33:17 PM
What's a smidgin?
Title: Re: What's the way to do it?
Post by: Theo on April 06, 2009, 04:51:12 PM
Hi Ebor

Do I sense a smidgin of animosity towards bodhran players?


What!  :o Surely not, how can anyone take offence it such a simple drum, especially since the vast majority of bodhran players are very good and always play nearly in time. ;D
Title: Re: What's the way to do it?
Post by: mrjulian on April 06, 2009, 05:19:12 PM
Hi Ebor

Do I sense a smidgin of animosity towards bodhran players?


What!  :o Surely not, how can anyone take offence it such a simple drum, especially since the vast majority of bodhran players are very good and always play nearly in time. ;D
and quietly!
Title: Re: What's the way to do it?
Post by: Bill Young on April 06, 2009, 05:28:26 PM
What's a smidgin?
Just a wee bit.

As for bodhran "players" - here we go again . . .  just substitute "bodhran" for "banjo" (http://www.musicinscotland.com/BenachallyCeilidhBand/BanjoJokes.htm) and you get the idea . . . (:)
Title: Re: What's the way to do it?
Post by: Bob Ellis on April 06, 2009, 11:54:51 PM
What's a smidgin?

Translated into Dales dialect, a smidgin is a lahl bit.
Title: Re: What's the way to do it?
Post by: Ebor_fiddler on April 07, 2009, 01:58:26 PM
Oh, ah see  .. They think ah doon't laake bowrun foaks, tha thinks? T'foaks 's allreet, bur i's them washin' up bowls they bray Ah can't bide.
Title: Re: What's the way to do it?
Post by: Owen Woods on April 07, 2009, 04:50:06 PM
I think that the bodran is a fantastic instrument when played well, but sadly like the saxophone and a number of others it sounds terrible if a relative n00b attempts to play it in public.
Title: Re: What's the way to do it?
Post by: Tony Gibbons on April 07, 2009, 06:33:30 PM
"As for bodhran "players" - here we go again . . .  just substitute "bodhran" for "banjo" and you get the idea . . . "

I have to grin.....our rhythm/bohdran player (and long standing friend) also plays Tenor Banjo, but he cannot play the MELODEON!!!!!
Title: Re: What's the way to do it?
Post by: Bob Ellis on April 07, 2009, 07:32:20 PM
I think that the bodran is a fantastic instrument when played well, but sadly like the saxophone and a number of others it sounds terrible if a relative n00b attempts to play it in public.

I agree: one good bodhran player can enliven a session. The problems come when there's more than one of them or when the player is a 'naooba' (not an ounce of bloody ability!)