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Title: Time signature - Young Alvin - Tim van Eyken
Post by: Little Eggy on January 13, 2020, 03:40:27 PM
Ok this one is defeating me. I'd like to have a go at this tune
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZ3dI53vU2I

I can't work out the time signature.  Help please?
Title: Re: Time signature - Young Alvin - Tim van Eyken
Post by: Anahata on January 13, 2020, 04:00:52 PM
5/4 divided as 2+3
i.e. with strong beats on 1 and 3.
Title: Re: Time signature - Young Alvin - Tim van Eyken
Post by: Stiamh - away for the summer on January 13, 2020, 04:56:34 PM
Historical interest department: The original recording (https://youtu.be/_lcKctcgvdI).

And I mean the original: Packie Manus made it up "for the record" (literally) and must have had a quiet chuckle when others were happy to assume it was traditional. He even attributed it to a family of travellers in his autobiography (http://www.rogermillington.com/recollections.html), involving yours truly in perpetuating the myth!

Title: Re: Time signature - Young Alvin - Tim van Eyken
Post by: Tyker on January 13, 2020, 07:38:49 PM
Historical interest department: The original recording (https://youtu.be/_lcKctcgvdI).



Video unavailable for me
Title: Re: Time signature - Young Alvin - Tim van Eyken
Post by: Theo on January 13, 2020, 07:42:38 PM
Try this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjHFwknkoug
Title: Re: Time signature - Young Alvin - Tim van Eyken
Post by: Stiamh - away for the summer on January 13, 2020, 08:03:12 PM
Try this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjHFwknkoug

That doesn't work for me! What about this one: https://youtu.be/54WBakmuEOo
Title: Re: Time signature - Young Alvin - Tim van Eyken
Post by: Theo on January 13, 2020, 08:10:38 PM
Try this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjHFwknkoug

That doesn't work for me! What about this one: https://youtu.be/54WBakmuEOo

And that not for me.   Stupid regional blocks!
Title: Re: Time signature - Young Alvin - Tim van Eyken
Post by: Little Eggy on January 13, 2020, 08:24:19 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjHFwknkoug  works on my Mac

5/4 divided as 2+3
i.e. with strong beats on 1 and 3.


Thanks very much. That's helpful.
Title: Re: Time signature - Young Alvin - Tim van Eyken
Post by: Steve_freereeder on January 14, 2020, 12:07:29 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjHFwknkoug  works on my Mac

Try this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjHFwknkoug

These links work for me too.  (:)

Packie Manus Byrne's singing is in a very relaxed 6/8 time with breaths and pauses as needed (in true unaccompanied folk style).
Title: Re: Time signature - Young Alvin - Tim van Eyken
Post by: Lyn on January 15, 2020, 01:10:57 PM
This is my favourite track on this cd and I’ve loved it for years. I never considered it to be something I mightbone day play, but I do love the box sound on it. Great rhythm too! One day! I just need the left hand chords and time to listen and listen and listen! 😅
Title: Re: Time signature - Young Alvin - Tim van Eyken
Post by: Little Eggy on January 15, 2020, 03:50:51 PM
This is my favourite track on this cd and I’ve loved it for years. I never considered it to be something I mightbone day play, but I do love the box sound on it. Great rhythm too! One day! I just need the left hand chords and time to listen and listen and listen! 😅

There's a pretty compelling video of him playing this at Lewes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E--y7tOWUR0

Brilliant.
Title: Re: Time signature - Young Alvin - Tim van Eyken
Post by: Lyn on January 15, 2020, 07:01:35 PM
Thanks Little Eggy, that’s a lovely video, he looks as th Ugh he is thoroughly enjoying himself doesn’t he!
Title: Re: Time signature - Young Alvin - Tim van Eyken
Post by: Julian S on January 15, 2020, 07:50:23 PM
Thanks Little Eggy, that’s a lovely video, he looks as th Ugh he is thoroughly enjoying himself doesn’t he!

Yes, lovely. Never mind his great singing and playing, I just wish I could look as happy when performing !

Julian


Title: Re: Time signature - Young Alvin - Tim van Eyken
Post by: Hugh Taylor on January 16, 2020, 10:33:43 AM
I've always liked Tim van Eyken, but haven't heard much about him recently. Is he still performing?
Title: Re: Time signature - Young Alvin - Tim van Eyken
Post by: Tone Dumb Greg on January 16, 2020, 11:14:00 AM
I've always liked Tim van Eyken, but haven't heard much about him recently. Is he still performing?

He did Cambridge last summer.
Title: Re: Time signature - Young Alvin - Tim van Eyken
Post by: Theo on January 16, 2020, 11:20:45 AM
He does quite a lot of acting these days.  See his facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/TvanEyken)
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