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Title: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
Post by: Clive Williams on December 01, 2018, 02:14:31 PM
Afternoon all - this month's winner is this quirky little beast:

Italian Rant - thanks for the suggestion Pete, good one! This is a playford tune - here's a version I rather liked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlA0RGHehpY ; you can find ABC here on Pete's original post
http://forum.melodeon.net/index.php/topic,3033.msg275733.html#msg275733

Looking forward to hearing efforts as ever!

Cheers,

Clive
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
Post by: folkbluesnbeyond on December 01, 2018, 02:43:59 PM
https://youtu.be/M3l4Dx0QJ-M

I changed a few of the chords, but tried to retain the quirky motion of the given harmony. Perhaps overworked, but in part to prevent it from lapsing into a faux Border Morris thrash, (although it might fit well in that context). There is an out-take included (for the sake of it).

Wet and windy in Suffolk

All the best

Bill
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
Post by: Gena Crisman on December 01, 2018, 02:52:30 PM
Yeah, those chords for the linked ABC notation seem pretty off. Rather a lot of C chords for a tune that presents itself as Em. So, if anyone out there really benefits from some chord hints, much like I used to, I would take those ones with a rather large grain of salt.

Anyway, being that I play for a Border side, hopefully I'll be able to have some fun with this one.

edit - Following up the reference to the player in the youtube video being a member of Boggarts Breakfast, they share a musical score of this tune on their website that might provide an insight to the chords they were using (since they're out of frame). Here's the tune on their site: http://www.boggartsbreakfast.org.uk/wp/2015/11/happy-birthday-gogs/ - though, you'll probably want to skip the the introduction bars harkening to our short friends in the chocolate factory.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
Post by: Tone Dumb Greg on December 01, 2018, 05:15:59 PM
Yeah, those chords for the linked ABC notation seem pretty off. Rather a lot of C chords for a tune that presents itself as Em. So, if anyone out there really benefits from some chord hints, much like I used to, I would take those ones with a rather large grain of salt.


I suspect Andy Cutting plays this with a lot of C chords. It's something he quite likes to do.

Wrong link corrected
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ckdeo4XTsc

[I can't make my mind up just by looking and I can't try it until tomorrow]
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
Post by: Tone Dumb Greg on December 06, 2018, 01:02:36 AM
https://youtu.be/M3l4Dx0QJ-M

I changed a few of the chords, but tried to retain the quirky motion of the given harmony. Perhaps overworked, but in part to prevent it from lapsing into a faux Border Morris thrash, (although it might fit well in that context). There is an out-take included (for the sake of it).

Wet and windy in Suffolk

All the best

Bill

For some reason I only just got around to enjoying this. Your chord  make sense and I find what you say about avoiding the border morris thrash interesting. That's just what I've been developing. I think it works...now I need an opportunity to record it. It will almost certainly be more vulgar than this.

I'm looking forward to someone posting a one row version.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
Post by: Joan Kureczka on December 07, 2018, 05:18:20 PM
OK -- I was going to try to do a melodeon only version, but was sufficiently happy with this -- playing with my DH on his one-off hybrid 12-string/cittern.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpE8jw2kTPY

Title: Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
Post by: Dick Rees on December 07, 2018, 07:11:42 PM
OK -- I was going to try to do a melodeon only version, but was sufficiently happy with this -- playing with my DH on his one-off hybrid 12-string/cittern.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpE8jw2kTPY

Sufficiently happy...yes!  I just wish your RH was pointed at the mic a bit more.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
Post by: Winston Smith on December 08, 2018, 12:19:24 AM
Bravo, Joan! (And your husband.)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
Post by: Helena Handcart on December 08, 2018, 08:51:18 AM
OK -- I was going to try to do a melodeon only version, but was sufficiently happy with this -- playing with my DH on his one-off hybrid 12-string/cittern.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpE8jw2kTPY

Lovely stuff Joan :) Good to see the Oakwood is settling in well. Seeing you and Jesse reminds me of happy summer days together - same time next year?
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
Post by: Joan Kureczka on December 08, 2018, 08:17:27 PM
Helena -- yes, but also well before that. We'll be over in April with time before we have to be at Halsway for the Euro weekend. Will be in touch.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
Post by: Mcgrooger on December 10, 2018, 09:12:51 PM
Here's my go.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3HDNPeU9ZM
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
Post by: Clive Williams on December 11, 2018, 10:48:21 PM
I'm finding it harder and harder to get time to do these :-)

Here's mine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oh55IusjwvU

I'm on the Bb/Eb Preciosa, and in F minor (so equivalent of A minor on a D/G box). Lots of drone basses as you'd expect...
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
Post by: Joan Kureczka on December 12, 2018, 04:42:15 PM

I'm on the Bb/Eb Preciosa, and in F minor (so equivalent of A minor on a D/G box). Lots of drone basses as you'd expect...

Lovely mysterious quality to that!
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
Post by: Dick Rees on December 12, 2018, 05:05:18 PM
I'm finding it harder and harder to get time to do these :-)

Here's mine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oh55IusjwvU

I'm on the Bb/Eb Preciosa, and in F minor (so equivalent of A minor on a D/G box). Lots of drone basses as you'd expect...

Sublime.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
Post by: Fred on December 16, 2018, 04:57:05 PM
Here's a rather slow approach towards this month's tune.
I've been playing it with steady bass, unisonoric bass, upbeat bass and many other bass variations. I feel like this tune is pretty versatile and I've enjoyed learning it. Nice one for the repertoire!  :||:

https://soundcloud.com/laubblaeser/italian-rant-take-2
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
Post by: Tone Dumb Greg on December 16, 2018, 05:19:32 PM
Here's a rather slow approach towards this month's tune.
I've been playing it with steady bass, unisonoric bass, upbeat bass and many other bass variations. I feel like this tune is pretty versatile and I've enjoyed learning it. Nice one for the repertoire!  :||:

https://soundcloud.com/laubblaeser/italian-rant-take-2

Nicely done. Steady, rather than slow I would have thought.
What are your basses?
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
Post by: Fred on December 16, 2018, 05:29:38 PM
Here's a rather slow approach towards this month's tune.
I've been playing it with steady bass, unisonoric bass, upbeat bass and many other bass variations. I feel like this tune is pretty versatile and I've enjoyed learning it. Nice one for the repertoire!  :||:

https://soundcloud.com/laubblaeser/italian-rant-take-2

Nicely done. Steady, rather than slow I would have thought.
What are your basses?

I just played what sounded good to me. Let me think about this for a second and note it down:

P:A
|: e | C e | D e | B e :|
P:B
|: e G | a e | e C | D G | G D | D e |
 e | C e | D e | B e :|

Last two bars could also be played
| D D | D e |
or
| D G | B e |
or any variation of that. :D
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
Post by: Tone Dumb Greg on December 16, 2018, 05:52:51 PM

I just played what sounded good to me. Let me think about this for a second and note it down:


I was intrigued by your mention of unisonoric basses

[they seem ideal for a tune like this]
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
Post by: Fred on December 17, 2018, 11:15:43 AM
I was intrigued by your mention of unisonoric basses

[they seem ideal for a tune like this]

Ah sorry Greg, I may have baited you with my mention of unisonoric basses there. My recording obviously does not make use of them at all, I went with a more "traditional" approach. However, often enough I find myself playing the melody over a constantly held C chord, only altering the basses a little bit in a staccato fashion. Currently my calender is all filled up but maybe I'll get around to record the tune again and then I might deliver what I promised earlier. ;)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
Post by: Fred on December 17, 2018, 02:19:14 PM
And here comes another version of the song:

https://soundcloud.com/laubblaeser/italian-rant-take-3

This time played a bit differently:
One time without basses
One time with unisonoric chord (C)
One time with constant bisonoric chord (E pull and B push) and changing bass notes as played in Take 2

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
Post by: Saul Bailey on December 17, 2018, 11:56:03 PM
Here we are, had such fun with this tune!

https://youtu.be/WkGT6bO1vq4
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
Post by: Helena Handcart on December 26, 2018, 11:04:57 AM
A little unpolished still but 'twas a good excuse for a break from wrapping gifts on Christmas Eve.

An Italian Rant (https://soundcloud.com/nellodeon/an-italian-rant)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
Post by: Ransom on December 31, 2018, 10:14:11 PM
All right, I've got one too:
https://youtu.be/eMBYpNkheqI

(And just in the nick of time!)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
Post by: Tone Dumb Greg on January 01, 2019, 01:59:53 AM
Nice one Ransom.Welcome to posting and welcome back to the devil's instrument. I'm saving my effort for a late entry.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
Post by: Clive Williams on January 01, 2019, 11:58:42 AM
Thanks all - on to the next tune! Late entries gratefully received as ever; just stick 'em here, on the end of the thread.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
Post by: Thoon on January 01, 2019, 05:23:57 PM
Just discovering this tune and chords try with my friend Emmanuel Pariselle after the short night of the new year party.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yFz0pPxGNT0
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
Post by: Fred on January 03, 2019, 12:24:05 AM
Delightful entries from all of you! Thanks for sharing those.