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Title: Poll: Tune of the Month for January 2015
Post by: Clive Williams on December 26, 2014, 12:15:58 AM
Hi everyone; hope you've had a great Christmas! This month's nominations:

- Haste to the Wedding, narrow runner up last time, but here it goes again, one more try for glory! A session standard 32 bar jig, often played on one row (and well suited to it) here demonstrated ably by Lester, http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-315-haste-to-wedding-headington.html ; direct youtube link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fUlAn9XkFI

- Mrs Savage's Whim, must confess not sure how this will fit on melodeon, but we can but try eh? Played by Boldwood, rather beautifully here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrn377kyz44

- Enrico, another session standard, and 'Thomas Hardy's favourite tune' says Lester! Lester's demo is here: http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tune-282-enrico.html and the direct youtube is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5USt1PI_ZU . Another tune well suited to one row.

- En Avant Blonde - traditional (I think!) French waltz; nice little tune that sits nicely in Em on a D/G. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aesoSRvoKXw

There you go folks; happy voting - have a great new year.
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for December 2014
Post by: A.J. Walker on December 26, 2014, 04:35:53 AM
Change the post title to January 2015??
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for December 2014
Post by: Lester on December 26, 2014, 07:59:56 AM
X:282
T:Enrico
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
D2|G2 BA GFGE|DEDC B,2 D2|G2 AB cBAG|F2 d2 d2 B2|
G2 BA GFGE|DEDC B,2 D2|E2 cB AGAF|G2 G2 G2:|
Bc|d2 dc BcBA|GAGF E2 E2|cdcB ABAG|FGFE D2 D2|
G2 G2 FAFD|G2 G2 FAFD|G2 B2 AGAF|G2 G2 G2:|

X:070
T:En Avant Blonde
M:3/4
R:
K:Em
E2 G2 A2|B4 B2|D2 F2 G2|A4 A2|
A2 G2 F2|E4 G2|F4 D2|E6:||
B2 BAGA|B2 G2 E2|A2 AGFG|A2 F2 D2|
B2 BAGA|B2 G2 E2|A2 F2 D2|E6:||

X:315
T:Haste to the Wedding - Headington
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
DED D2B|AGA BAG|DED D2B|cBc ABc|
DED D2B|AGA BAG|DED G2A|BAG G3:|
Bcd dcB|cde edc|Bcd dcB|cBc ABc|
d3B3|AGA BGE|DED G2A|BGG G3:|

X:1
T:Mrs Savage's Whim
M:3/2
L:1/4
K:BMin
|:f B2 f g2 | e c2 d/e/ fB |f B2 f g2 | ed/e/cf dB |
f B2 f g2 | gf/g/ed eA | f d2 a bB | cdec d2 :|
f d2 f/g/ a2 | e c2 e/f/ g2 | d B2 d/e/ fA | Bc/d/ e/d/c/B/ ^AF |
fB2f g2 | ec2d/e/ fF | dB2d cF | FBc^A B2 |]
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for December 2015
Post by: Clive Williams on December 26, 2014, 12:37:49 PM
oops!
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for December 2015
Post by: Tyker on December 26, 2014, 02:12:17 PM
Not quite successful in changing the title. It's along time 'til December 2015 !
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for January 2015
Post by: Clive Williams on December 26, 2014, 03:45:12 PM
Oops oops :-)
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for January 2015
Post by: diatosoldo on December 26, 2014, 05:59:56 PM
En avant blonde ....  :-\
nooooooo  .... :'(     :  it has been so much played roundhere : we are a bit fed up with that tune ...
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for January 2015
Post by: Lester on December 26, 2014, 06:06:44 PM
En avant blonde ....  :-\
nooooooo  .... :'(     :  it has been so much played roundhere : we are a bit fed up with that tune ...

En avant blonde ....   (:)
Yesssssssss  ....  ;D     :  it has not been so much played round here : we are a bit in love with that tune ...    ;)
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for January 2015
Post by: robotmay on December 26, 2014, 06:58:14 PM
Mrs Savage's Whim just so happens to be in one of my new tunebooks I got this week (John of the Green: The Cheshire Way) so that has my vote as triple time hornpipes are super awesome and I'm determined to learn many of them. I expect it won't win but it'll give me something else to learn anyway!
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for January 2015
Post by: diatosoldo on December 26, 2014, 07:43:45 PM
En avant blonde ....  :-\
nooooooo  .... :'(     :  it has been so much played roundhere : we are a bit fed up with that tune ...

En avant blonde ....   (:)
Yesssssssss  ....  ;D     :  it has not been so much played round here : we are a bit in love with that tune ...    ;)

Yes Lester, you are right and I should not say so  ( "Vérité en deçà des Pyrénées, erreur au delà" - Blaise Pascal) ... 
(and beyond the Channel too  :-* )
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for January 2015
Post by: A.J. Walker on December 27, 2014, 04:13:38 AM
Hi everyone; hope you've had a great Christmas! This month's nominations:
- Mrs Savage's Whim, must confess not sure how this will fit on melodeon, but we can but try eh? Played by Boldwood, rather beautifully here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrn377kyz44

The last minute or so was a bit interesting, but overall, after a couple of listenings, I thought most of it a bit muddled and repetitious. The performers seemed seemed quite into it though. Different strokes............
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for January 2015
Post by: Clive Williams on December 27, 2014, 09:06:25 AM
Fair comment - it's nice, but I haven't rushed off to try and learn it yet like I have with some of the leveret stuff. Still, it's the tune that we need to judge rather than the interpretation...
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for January 2015
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on December 27, 2014, 10:13:41 AM
Once again, I have unerringly picked the tune with the least votes. This is why I don't bet on horses, and never win the lottery,

Hope y'all had a great Christmas.

John
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for January 2015
Post by: Thrupenny Bit on December 27, 2014, 04:14:01 PM
Haste to the Wedding is a reasonably tiring Fieldtown dance, that keeps going and has unusually 4 backsteps then next time 4 beetlecrushers backwards then next time 4 upright capers backwards getting out of a round....in fact it's all heys and rounds. We dance it for weddings.
Just in case anyone was wondering.....   ::)
Q
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for January 2015
Post by: 911377brian on December 27, 2014, 04:20:05 PM
Please not Mrs Savage's Whim, it really is an awful dirge of a tune.... >:E
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for January 2015
Post by: george garside on December 27, 2014, 05:12:22 PM
I like the rendition of haste to  the wedding played on youtube by Serge Carrier  on 4 stop one row accompanied by piano.  Nice foot tapping  rhythm

george
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for January 2015
Post by: CherzeduKbec on December 27, 2014, 05:39:53 PM
Please not Mrs Savage's Whim, it really is an awful dirge of a tune.... >:E

I agree
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for January 2015
Post by: GPS on December 27, 2014, 06:21:20 PM
Haste to the Wedding is a reasonably tiring Fieldtown dance, that keeps going
Q

Not the way Fairport Convention play it as the first number in the Royal Seleccion No 13 Medley on "Bonny Bunch of Roses"! But then, I tend to play it as a standard sort of English 6/8 two-step (jig versus 2-step controversy alert!); we always used it as the tune to "Farmer's Jig" when it was the first dance at a wedding ceilidh.
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for January 2015
Post by: GPS on December 27, 2014, 07:14:13 PM
I like the rendition of haste to  the wedding played on youtube by Serge Carrier  on 4 stop one row accompanied by piano.  Nice foot tapping  rhythm

george

Have to agree. Really nice playing.

Yes - nice bounce, just the way I like it; and excellent bellows control - a superb object lesson.

Graham
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for January 2015
Post by: Lester on December 27, 2014, 07:16:53 PM
I like the rendition of haste to  the wedding played on youtube by Serge Carrier  on 4 stop one row accompanied by piano.  Nice foot tapping  rhythm

george

Have to agree. Really nice playing.

Yes - nice bounce, just the way I like it; and excellent bellows control - a superb object lesson.

Graham

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-tw8-4F3Qc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-tw8-4F3Qc)
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for January 2015
Post by: Jules0654 on December 28, 2014, 11:12:03 AM
En avant blonde ....  :-\
nooooooo  .... :'(     :  it has been so much played roundhere : we are a bit fed up with that tune ...

En avant blonde ....   (:)
Yesssssssss  ....  ;D     :  it has not been so much played round here : we are a bit in love with that tune ...    ;)



However I've never heard the tune before and totally LOVE IT !!
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for January 2015
Post by: Anahata on December 28, 2014, 12:11:35 PM
I haven't rushed off to try and learn it yet like I have with some of the leveret stuff.

Talking of which, Blew Bell Hornpipe for a future ToTM?
(well, I'm learning it anyway...)
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for January 2015
Post by: robotmay on December 28, 2014, 10:32:19 PM
I haven't rushed off to try and learn it yet like I have with some of the leveret stuff.

Talking of which, Blew Bell Hornpipe for a future ToTM?
(well, I'm learning it anyway...)

I'd be game for that one, then I could team it up with Sylvia's Serenade (as I already know that)!
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for January 2015
Post by: TomBom on December 29, 2014, 05:04:47 AM
Well you could try to play the first part legato and change to staccato for the second part.
In my band we used to pair it with Flatworld as a third and fourth part.
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for January 2015
Post by: CherzeduKbec on December 29, 2014, 05:21:06 AM
Well you could try to play the first part legato and change to staccato for the second part.
In my band we used to pair it with Flatworld as a third and fourth part.
Very interesting. I'll give it a try.
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for January 2015
Post by: TomBom on December 29, 2014, 06:44:13 AM
Well you could try to play the first part legato and change to staccato for the second part.
In my band we used to pair it with Flatworld as a third and fourth part.
Very interesting. I'll give it a try.
Here is En Avant Blonde / Flatworld: https://soundcloud.com/ccr-irish-trad/avant (https://soundcloud.com/ccr-irish-trad/avant)
The free reed instrument is a chromatic button accordion, I just play guitar accompaniment.

Thomas
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for January 2015
Post by: CherzeduKbec on December 29, 2014, 07:16:48 AM
Here is En Avant Blonde / Flatworld: https://soundcloud.com/ccr-irish-trad/avant (https://soundcloud.com/ccr-irish-trad/avant)
The free reed instrument is a chromatic button accordion, I just play guitar accompaniment.
Very, very nice arrangement.
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for January 2015
Post by: Steve_freereeder on December 29, 2014, 08:29:38 AM
My respects to those who like this tune, but I expect more from a tune of the month.
You've not been here very long, so perhaps you can be forgiven for not noticing that this forum is a favourite with melodeon players of all abilities. Some are well known, much respected, professional musicians, others are complete beginners; and there is a very broad and well-populated spectrum in between.

The beginners among us are sometimes very brave and take part in Tune of the Month. What you might find lacking as a challenge in TotM is, to them, verging on the terrifying but it doesn't stop them having a go at it and feeling good about themselves for having managed what is, in effect, a public performance. It brings their playing on no end - as a melodeon teacher I can verify this.

So - if you want a TotM to stretch you and showcase your own talents, I suggest you wait a bit. Like Sheffield buses, one will come along dreckly. But in the meantime please be patient and allow those less experienced a chance to build their confidence by tackling something which to them is achievable.
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for January 2015
Post by: Lester on December 29, 2014, 08:38:44 AM
You've not been here very long, so perhaps you can be forgiven for not noticing that this forum is a favourite with melodeon players of all abilities. Some are well known, much respected, professional musicians, others are complete beginners; and there is a very broad and well-populated spectrum in between.

The beginners among us are sometimes very brave and take part in Tune of the Month. What you might find lacking as a challenge in TotM is, to them, verging on the terrifying but it doesn't stop them having a go at it and feeling good about themselves for having managed what is, in effect, a public performance. It brings their playing on no end - as a melodeon teacher I can verify this.

So - if you want a TotM to stretch you and showcase your own talents, I suggest you wait a bit. Like Sheffield buses, one will come along dreckly. But in the meantime please be patient and allow those less experienced a chance to build their confidence by tackling something which to them is achievable.

+1 for Steve's comments plus the Theme of the Month will give you much wider range to have a more challenging tune/arrangement/etc.
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for January 2015
Post by: Anahata on December 29, 2014, 08:41:41 AM
Also a simple tune like En Avant Blonde offers different challenges to good players - such as producing a performance that is flawless under the closest scrutiny, or embellishing it with an imaginative arrangement.
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for January 2015
Post by: george garside on December 29, 2014, 10:06:58 AM
I totally  agree with Steve's & Lesters  comments  re TOM which should be doable to some extent by  a wide range of forum members. I see TOM   way of  encouraging and sharing progress  without  expectations of 'concert standard' renditions which could /would put many off having a go.

Make it to difficult,  challenging or whatever  and  many just won't  participate.

This does not in any way prevent  ''experts'' contributing  flawless /embellished  renditions  , not to show off, but as a sort of aiming point for  those  in the earlier stages of the journey to perfection!

george
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for January 2015
Post by: GPS on December 29, 2014, 10:49:27 AM
I agree 100% that ToTM should include tunes accessible to all levels of competence and experience. I just don't find the particular tune that sparked this discussion interesting or attractive. Not that I vote very often - generally I just don't have the time to prepare and record a suitable performance.  If I were to vote this month it would be for Haste To The Wedding.

Graham
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for January 2015
Post by: TomBom on December 29, 2014, 03:28:01 PM
I am just thinking:
starting slow with En Avant Blonde and speeding up with Haste to the Wedding ...
What about that set of tunes?
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for January 2015
Post by: Steve_freereeder on December 29, 2014, 03:39:34 PM
I am just thinking:
starting slow with En Avant Blonde and speeding up with Haste to the Wedding ...
What about that set of tunes?
Well - nothing to stop you doing it; try it and see if it works. But to my mind the two tunes don't pair particularly well. EAB is a waltz in E minor and HttW is a jig in D major and the resulting join wouldn't be particularly smooth.
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for January 2015
Post by: baz parkes on December 29, 2014, 08:41:24 PM
Like Sheffield buses, one will come along dreckly. But in the meantime please be patient and allow those less experienced a chance to build their confidence by tackling something which to them is achievable.

Be fair...it's a long way from Devon......but seriously, well said Steve...
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for January 2015
Post by: Thrupenny Bit on December 29, 2014, 08:44:35 PM
Was both inking the same Baz .... 'Eventually' is more precise, but as for the rest, well said Steve.
Q
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for January 2015
Post by: GBbox on December 29, 2014, 09:34:22 PM
When I learned it, I was told that En Avant Blond is a Cajun tune.

Not sure where the third part comes from, as I've always heard it played as a 32 bar tune, but Dominique Gravouille has a 48 bar version of it on his web site. I'm sure someone will be able to translate it into abc, but those who can read music will find it here:

http://www.organetto.info/archivio/file/0004_domi.pdf

And yes, it is an easy tune. More than that: it's one of the easiest tunes you can play cross-row style on a two row box, actually one of the tunes that a teacher here could chose to make an absolute beginner break the ice with the instrument. Yet, as a teacher, when the absolute beginners had acquired some skills, this was one of my favourite "let's practice plying triplets" tunes...

Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for January 2015
Post by: Lester on December 29, 2014, 09:48:36 PM
When I learned it, I was told that En Avant Blond is a Cajun tune.

Not sure where the third part comes from, as I've always heard it played as a 32 bar tune, but Dominique Gravouille has a 48 bar version of it on his web site. I'm sure someone will be able to translate it into abc, but those who can read music will find it here:

http://www.organetto.info/archivio/file/0004_domi.pdf

And yes, it is an easy tune. More than that: it's one of the easiest tunes you can play cross-row style on a two row box, actually one of the tunes that a teacher here could chose to make an absolute beginner break the ice with the instrument. Yet, as a teacher, when the absolute beginners had acquired some skills, this was one of my favourite "let's practice plying triplets" tunes...

X:070
T:En Avant Blonde
M:3/4
R:
K:Em
E2 G2 A2|B4 B2|D2 F2 G2|A4 A2|
A2 G2 F2|E4 G2|F4 D2|E6:||
B2 BAGA|B2 G2 E2|A2 AGFG|A2 F2 D2|
B2 BAGA|B2 G2 E2|A2 F2 D2|E6:||
B4 B2|c4 B2|A4 B2|E6|
E2 G2 E2|F6|1F2 A2 d2|B6:|2F2 A2 F2|E6||
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for January 2015
Post by: Jules0654 on December 30, 2014, 12:04:19 AM
I've been playing nearly three years but have only recently started to cross row properly and although yes, a simple tune, En Avante Blonde has already taught me a few tips for crossrowing in other tunes that should have been obvious (but weren't!!)
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for January 2015
Post by: syale on December 31, 2014, 01:31:47 AM
Neck and neck as they run to the winning post...What happens if there is a tie?

Stephen
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for January 2015
Post by: A.J. Walker on December 31, 2014, 04:35:29 AM
Neck and neck as they run to the winning post...What happens if there is a tie?
Stephen

Perhaps Mr. Savages "Whim" will make a pronouncement............. ::)
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for January 2015
Post by: Clive Williams on December 31, 2014, 09:57:58 AM
Neck and neck as they run to the winning post...What happens if there is a tie?

Stephen

I change my vote to break the tie. Since I've currently voted for En Avant Blonde, that means Haste to the Wedding is in fact in a slightly advantageous place! If I had voted for one that wasn't a leader, then I get to choose which wins; otherwise, the one that wins is the one I *didn't* vote for. Complicated, isn't it?  :o :o :o :|glug :|glug :|glug :||: :||: :||:
Title: Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for January 2015
Post by: jorden on February 15, 2015, 08:15:21 PM
When I learned it, I was told that En Avant Blond is a Cajun tune.

Not sure where the third part comes from, as I've always heard it played as a 32 bar tune, but Dominique Gravouille has a 48 bar version of it on his web site. I'm sure someone will be able to translate it into abc, but those who can read music will find it here:

http://www.organetto.info/archivio/file/0004_domi.pdf

And yes, it is an easy tune. More than that: it's one of the easiest tunes you can play cross-row style on a two row box, actually one of the tunes that a teacher here could chose to make an absolute beginner break the ice with the instrument. Yet, as a teacher, when the absolute beginners had acquired some skills, this was one of my favourite "let's practice plying triplets" tunes...
I am confused about these triplets in waltz time GBbox mentions. Am I correct that a triplet would occupy the space of one beat (for example ONE-trip-let TWO THREE) and would you just repeat the note three times? Or would you think of some extra notes?
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