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Title: Tune of the Month for April 2016: Hole in the Wall
Post by: Clive Williams on April 01, 2016, 12:51:52 AM
Here's this month's winner, The Hole in the Wall - as ably demostrated on the Boxtet blog by Ollie King, here we have him: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEAe0fhb8os

... and here's some ABC
Code: [Select]
X:73
T:Hole in the Wall, The
C:via folk process from Henry Purcell
B:Playford's Dancing Master 1651-1678. Edited by Jeremy Barlow
M:3/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=130
K:Bb
d>e (d/e/f) cf|B>c (B/c/d) Ad|G>A (G/A/B) Fd|B3 A B2:|
|:b>a (g/a/b) ag|^f>g (f/g/a) da|b>a (g/a/b) ag|g2 ^f g2|
G>A (G/A/B) (A/B/c)|B>c (B/c/d) (c/d/e)|d>e (d/e/f) Ff|d2 c/d/ B2:|

X:74
T:Hole in the Wall, The
C:via folk process from Henry Purcell
B:Playford's Dancing Master 1651-1678. Edited by Jeremy Barlow
M:3/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=140
K:G
B>c (B/2c/2d) Ad|G>A (G/2A/2B) FB|E>F (E/2F/2G) DB|G3 F G2:|
|:g>f (e/2f/2g) fe|^d>e (d/2e/2f) Bf|g>f (e/2f/2g) fe|e2 ^d e2|
E>F (E/2F/2G) (F/2G/2A)|G>A (G/2A/2B) (A/2B/2c)|B>c (B/2c/2d) Dd|B2 A/2B/2 G2:|

Sounds to me like there's one or two accidentals in this one (Eb in G in particular), so you're going to be restricted by what your box can do; whether you have accidentals or not, or if they're in the right direction. You can sub them out of course... with a B maybe, but really more or less anything as long as you play your substitute note with confidence like you meant it :-)

Happy playing - off to learn this one myself :-)

Cheers,

Clive
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2016: Hole in the Wall
Post by: Lester on April 01, 2016, 08:18:29 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTPZu0gFMYg
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2016: Hole in the Wall
Post by: folkbluesnbeyond on April 01, 2016, 08:33:34 AM
A couple of takes, one on the inside and one the outside row.

https://youtu.be/3_Nt2B2Hdgw

I used to play this on a p.a. for Wolsey Dance Group to 'process on' to dance Playford in the early 1980's. Had to work it out on paper before coming to grips with ways to play the tune on a melodeon, (even despite the excellent example video).

All the best

Bill
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2016: Hole in the Wall
Post by: Fsamuel on April 02, 2016, 06:17:02 PM
a three year old version that probably needs a few corrections, I loved Sam Sweeney's version
https://soundcloud.com/wedgy-mcdustbinlid/hole-in-the-wall
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2016: Hole in the Wall
Post by: Ellisteph on April 02, 2016, 09:47:53 PM
Although I didn't actually vote for this one, I have known this tune for a number of years so thought I should post my version.

https://youtu.be/sS42OxniyLA

Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2016: Hole in the Wall
Post by: playandteach on April 03, 2016, 12:03:03 PM
Although I didn't actually vote for this one, I have known this tune for a number of years so thought I should post my version.
https://youtu.be/sS42OxniyLA
Very fine.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2016: Hole in the Wall
Post by: Anahata on April 03, 2016, 02:57:38 PM
Having at last caught up late with last month Tune/theme of the month, here's my take on The Hole in the Wall:

https://youtu.be/jdxIVP47EV0

Tricky, isn't it?
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2016: Hole in the Wall
Post by: baz parkes on April 10, 2016, 12:12:11 PM
Having at last caught up late with last month Tune/theme of the month, here's my take on The Hole in the Wall:

https://youtu.be/jdxIVP47EV0

Tricky, isn't it?

Doesn't seem to be for you, mind... (:)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2016: Hole in the Wall
Post by: Clive Williams on April 13, 2016, 12:29:34 AM
Here's my stab at this tune. Nothing particularly clever done with it arrangement-wise, but it has taken me a bit of time to learn it. Now I've got it, it doesn't seem anything like as hard as it did when I was learning it, if that makes sense.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC2ZNiZBnTw

Played in Eb on the Hohner Preciosa in Bb/Eb.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2016: Hole in the Wall
Post by: playandteach on April 14, 2016, 09:15:47 PM
A question from a dyed in the wool cross rower. The opening phrase of this piece has four notes on the same button - push-pull, push-pull. I notice elsewhere on this forum that someone was recently advised not to hold down the button and let the bellows do the work, but to re-finger the note.
Is this true here? If so, do  you use the same finger or alternate fingers (rapid piano note style)? I know there's more than one way...
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2016: Hole in the Wall
Post by: Anahata on April 14, 2016, 11:42:10 PM
I think I just hold the button down, but there's a case to be made for lifting the finger it between the 3rd and 4th note for musical phrasing.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2016: Hole in the Wall
Post by: Rob2Hook on April 18, 2016, 08:36:04 AM
Opinion is always going to be divided here!  I know that, for example, Ed Rennie advises that each note should be seperately fingered - and that's what gives his playing such a beautifully crisp style.  Others, presumably wanting a less staccato sound will hold the button and reverse the bellows - though this requires good bellows control to avoid strange gurglings as the first note cuts and the new note attacks (not that Ed falls short in any way on bellows control!).  Like most things in melodeon playing, try both and see what suits you.  It may well be that you'll like both options and vary them as you play through the piece.

Rob.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2016: Hole in the Wall
Post by: Maki on April 19, 2016, 01:45:10 AM
I post it after a long absence.
I learned this tune for the first time.
I will keep on playing it.

https://youtu.be/YcttRVVR0rE
:|||:
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2016: Hole in the Wall
Post by: playandteach on April 19, 2016, 07:47:32 AM
Very listenable.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2016: Hole in the Wall
Post by: Ellisteph on April 19, 2016, 08:37:14 AM
I post it after a long absence.
I learned this tune for the first time.
I will keep on playing it.

https://youtu.be/YcttRVVR0rE
:|||:
Nicely done - good steady pace.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2016: Hole in the Wall
Post by: Jackhumphreys on April 25, 2016, 05:23:27 PM
A few rough variations:

https://youtu.be/OigL5EFB62Q (https://youtu.be/OigL5EFB62Q)





Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2016: Hole in the Wall
Post by: playandteach on April 25, 2016, 06:25:41 PM
Has anyone spotted that the A section is the chord sequence for Pachebel's canon? Oasis did when they ripped it off for Don't Look Back In Anger. They also used Imagine for the Intro - so I wonder(wall) if that would work for Hole in the Wall.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2016: Hole in the Wall
Post by: Hughie on April 26, 2016, 11:19:13 AM
Saltarelle D/G has a D# accidental on the pull and the B chord on the push!
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2016: Hole in the Wall
Post by: Anahata on April 26, 2016, 05:45:20 PM
Saltarelle D/G has a D# accidental on the pull and the B chord on the push!
Yes, that's why I like to have that accidental the other way round.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2016: Hole in the Wall
Post by: howard mitchell on April 29, 2016, 12:53:18 PM
The USB connector on my video camera has broken so I did a video of this using the built in camera on my computer.
The audio is fine but the video is not - sorry about that. Hopefully next time I'll get it sorted.

https://youtu.be/fiD-XZ0vQ1Q (https://youtu.be/fiD-XZ0vQ1Q)

The attached PDF shows the chords.  I'm playing with the thirds out and LM on the right hand.

Mitch

Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2016: Hole in the Wall
Post by: playandteach on April 29, 2016, 11:30:48 PM
Okay. Not proud of this version (https://youtu.be/3CgDc79KKfQ) it lacks rhythmic integrity due to technique issues rather than lack of rhythmic understanding, but publishing it will at least take the pressure off my weekend (I don't have time to work on a stronger take).
The only bright side is that if you stay with it long enough the Serafini turns into a pumpkin known as Erika for a first outing of that box bought on German ebay at the beginning of the year. Reeds are thanks to Theo.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2016: Hole in the Wall
Post by: Clive Williams on May 01, 2016, 01:49:44 PM
That one was quite tricky, wasn't it? :-)

On to the next tune; as usual, stick any late submissions on the end here!
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2016: Hole in the Wall
Post by: Jack Campin on May 01, 2016, 05:42:58 PM
Inspired by Jack Humphreys' variations, it occurred to me that you can make it even trickier by putting it into a klezmer "bulgar" rhythm:

Code: [Select]
X:2
T:The Hole in the Wall
C:via folk process from Henry Purcell
B:Playford's Dancing Master 1651-1678. Edited by Jeremy Barlow
M:8/8
L:1/8
Q:3/8=120
K:G
B2c (Bcd)  Ad    | G2A (GAB)  FB    |E2F (EFG) DB|G2 F G3-  G2:|
g2f (efg)  fe    |^d2e (def)  Bf    |g2f (efg) fe|e2^d e3-  e2 |
E2F (EFG) (F/G/A)| G2A (GAB) (A/B/c)|B2c (Bcd) Dd|B2 A BG2- G2:|

(Unfortunately I don't know how to say "the hole in the wall" in Yiddish).

Anyone want to try it?