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Title: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Clive Williams on January 01, 2011, 12:34:44 AM
We have a new tune to play - La Marianne, a wonderfully pretty yet simple waltz written by Frederic Paris of La Chavannee (he who wrote Le Canal en Octobre).

Here's a couple of videos to get us going...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEuQ81GV8wU

and a Luca Celano tutorial,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtSP7jrAC8I&

Lester, have you got an ABC for this please?

Cheers,

Clive

Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Steve_freereeder on January 01, 2011, 01:17:05 AM
Here are two ABC versions, one in C suitable for playing on a G/C box, t' other in G for a D/G box.


X:1
T:La Marianne
C:Frederic Paris
M:3/4
L:1/4
Q:170
R:Valse
O:France
A:Bourbonnais
K:C
cec | g3 | faf | ed2 | cec | g3 | fed | c3 |
cec | g3 | faf | ed2 | cec | g3 | fef | g3 ||
|: f a/f/d/f/ | e g/e/c/e/ | d f/d/B/d/ | c e/c/g/c/ |
f a/f/d/f/ | e g/e/c/e/ | d f/d/B/d/ | c3 :|]

X:2
T:La Marianne
T:version in G
C:Frederic Paris
M:3/4
L:1/4
Q:170
R:Valse
O:France
A:Bourbonnais
K:G
 GBG | d3 | cec | BA2 | GBG | d3 | cBA | G3 |
GBG | d3 | cec | BA2 | GBG | d3 | cBc | d3 ||
|: c e/c/A/c/ | B d/B/G/B/ | A c/A/F/A/ | G B/G/d/G/ |
c e/c/A/c/ | B d/B/G/B/ | A c/A/F/A/ | G3 :|]
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Steve_freereeder on January 01, 2011, 08:20:42 AM
Here's another Youtube version which sticks more closely to the ABC notes. There are also some nice variations of the A music later on in the recording.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBq_RWzbowM
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Steve_freereeder on January 01, 2011, 08:29:08 AM
I determine that on my G/C/F Hohner I should play this song in "F"
Yes - this tune goes nicely on the inside row of any melodeon, so F would indeed be a good key. Nice and mellow.  :|glug

I note you use the word 'song'. Are there lyrics (words) to La Marianne? If so, please share them with us. I should like to learn them.
Or are you using the word 'song' in in its (regrettably) increasingly modern internet-driven meaning as a synonym for 'tune'?

Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Susi on January 01, 2011, 05:15:43 PM
Does this tune include any chords that are not "built in" the basses? It doesn't sound standard, or is that just my impression of it?
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Gary Chapin on January 01, 2011, 06:08:23 PM
Does this tune include any chords that are not "built in" the basses? It doesn't sound standard, or is that just my impression of it?
There's an e-minor on the second bar of the A section.  This requires you to play the E bass (push) and then the G chord (push).  So, it's an e-minor 7, I think.  The tutorial that Clive linked to shows it pretty clearly.  The B section is a very standard IV-I-V-I that shows you how beautiful standard chord progressions can be!
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Kautilya on January 01, 2011, 06:17:20 PM
Here are two ABC versions, one in C suitable for playing on a G/C box, t' other in G for a D/G box.


X:1
T:La Marianne
C:Frederic Paris
M:3/4
L:1/4
Q:170
R:Valse
O:France
A:Bourbonnais
K:C
cec | g3 | faf | ed2 | cec | g3 | fed | c3 |
cec | g3 | faf | ed2 | cec | g3 | fef | g3 ||
|: f a/f/d/f/ | e g/e/c/e/ | d f/d/B/d/ | c e/c/g/c/ |
f a/f/d/f/ | e g/e/c/e/ | d f/d/B/d/ | c3 :|]
Quote
If one sticks the C version (which am trying in its own right) into tunotron converter and change the K:C to K:F is that a version in F which it produces ??? ???
ta
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: waltzman on January 01, 2011, 06:23:57 PM
Thanks for the tip.  I did not know the tune-o-tron would change keys for you that way. ;D
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Gary Chapin on January 01, 2011, 08:19:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqrZpYVwzIE

This was the first Frederic Paris tune I ever heard and one of the first I learned.  I play close to the pace he does on Carnet de Bal, but I have no way of checking because that cassette died years ago.  I do remember playing it in France and being told, "Faster!  Faster!"

The other thing is that the variations that Paris plays are great, so, whenever I play I try to do variations, but always find them a bit disappointing.  I was going to NOT do variations for this recording, but then I did.  Live in the moment.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Kautilya on January 01, 2011, 09:09:21 PM
Thanks for the tip.  I did not know the tune-o-tron would change keys for you that way. ;D
Nor do I, which was I was asking My FleeLeader for reassurance and then have a go on my CF! ??? ::)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Rob2Hook on January 02, 2011, 01:40:19 PM
Or are you using the word 'song' in in its (regrettably) increasingly modern internet-driven meaning as a synonym for 'tune'?
It seems to come from a marketing concept.  MP3 machines can record so many "songs".  What they won't tell you is how few seconds they consider a "song" to last.  If I want to record a performance will it last?  GOK  Follows on from the use of various invented ways of measuring Watts output.  RMS has meaning - music power does not.

Likewise, what the media calls a band is by definition a choir, or more accurately a bunch of talentless twats groaning & squeaking into a tune-o-matic.

Yes, its Sunday and my plans have gone down the tubes as everyone else is ill or shopping (!!!??)  So why can't I get this tune right?

Rob.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Anahata on January 02, 2011, 04:08:55 PM
If one sticks the C version (which am trying in its own right) into tunotron converter and change the K:C to K:F is that a version in F which it produces ??? ???
ta


I have no idea (I doubt it) but here's a conversion to F if you want one:
(done with abc2abc on my trusty command line which does what I tell it to)

X: 1
T:La Marianne
C:Frederic Paris
M:3/4
L:1/4
Q:1/4=170
R:Valse
O:France
A:Bourbonnais
K:Fmaj
FAF | c3 | BdB | AG2 | FAF | c3 | BAG | F3 |
FAF | c3 | BdB | AG2 | FAF | c3 | BAB | c3 ||
|: B d/2B/2G/2B/2 | A c/2A/2F/2A/2 | G B/2G/2E/2G/2 | F A/2F/2c/2F/2 |
B d/2B/2G/2B/2 | A c/2A/2F/2A/2 | G B/2G/2E/2G/2 | F3 :|]
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Susi on January 02, 2011, 05:03:57 PM
Does this tune include any chords that are not "built in" the basses? It doesn't sound standard, or is that just my impression of it?
There's an e-minor on the second bar of the A section.  This requires you to play the E bass (push) and then the G chord (push).  So, it's an e-minor 7, I think.  The tutorial that Clive linked to shows it pretty clearly.  The B section is a very standard IV-I-V-I that shows you how beautiful standard chord progressions can be!

But there is no E bass on a D/G box as far as I know. Or are you talking about a G/C box here? I tried the B bass and D chord on the D/G box but didn't think it sounded right (The B bass was ok but not the D chord after). The guy with the wee box in the video played a cleaner chord than that.
Can it be that it sounds different because my box is one voiced??
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Ray on January 02, 2011, 06:03:59 PM
Here we go! Its odd how as soon as you get in front of a microphone your playing goes out the window, I play it beautifully normally, honest  ;)

Tried changing from oom pah pah towards the end of the clip, will be interesting to see what other people have done

http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=36893
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Kautilya on January 02, 2011, 06:28:20 PM
For F - I watched the man with the little melodeon and I think he is doing basses similar to the tutorial.  So I determined -

In "G":       In "F":

So if you take the bass sheet music from the tutorial and change from G to F.  This is what I think he's doing, I could be wrong.  Hope this helps someone. 
Tks Ben and Anah! (:)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Kautilya on January 02, 2011, 06:39:52 PM
If one sticks the C version (which am trying in its own right) into tunotron converter and change the K:C to K:F is that a version in F which it produces ??? ???
ta


I have no idea (I doubt it) but here's a conversion to F if you want one:
(done with abc2abc on my trusty command line which does what I tell it to)

Yup - your doubt was probably right as my conversion trick produced the same score as the C (but with a flat symbol thrown in for appearances sake!)
Your's looks more McCoy! tks again.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: docEdock on January 02, 2011, 07:40:36 PM
So if you take the bass sheet music from the tutorial and change from G to F.  This is what I think he's doing, I could be wrong.  Hope this helps someone. 

Where might I find the "bass sheet music from the tutorial"? I'm sure it will be perfectly obvious when someone gives me a clue, but right now I'm totally mystified. 
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: ben armatto on January 02, 2011, 09:09:06 PM
Sorry about that.  Here is the tutorial in (I believe) D/G melodeon played in G:

http://bellowsandstrings.blogspot.com/2010/03/la-marianne.html

You will find sheet music for the melody and the basses on that page.  Here is the youtube where he shows you how to play the tune:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtSP7jrAC8I&

Much thanks from me to L. Celano for providing thes fine resources.  Hope this helps, Ben
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Gary Chapin on January 02, 2011, 09:14:06 PM
There's an e-minor on the second bar of the A section.  This requires you to play the E bass (push) and then the G chord (push).  So, it's an e-minor 7, I think.  The tutorial that Clive linked to shows it pretty clearly.  The B section is a very standard IV-I-V-I that shows you how beautiful standard chord progressions can be!
Quote
But there is no E bass on a D/G box as far as I know. Or are you talking about a G/C box here? I tried the B bass and D chord on the D/G box but didn't think it sounded right (The B bass was ok but not the D chord after). The guy with the wee box in the video played a cleaner chord than that.
Can it be that it sounds different because my box is one voiced??

No, you're right.  I'm playing it on a G/C box.  You'd have to transcribe appropriately for a D/G box.  That would be B Bass (push) followed by D Chord (push push).  Sorry for the confusion.

Also, I very much enjoy the version in the tutorial but don't use those basses for the B section.  I use a simple IV-I-V-I, as Paris does.  That's F-C-G(pull)-C on my G/C, which would be D-G-A(pull)-D on the D/G. Which isn't to say this is "the right way."
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: docEdock on January 02, 2011, 09:49:22 PM
Sorry about that.  Here is the tutorial in (I believe) D/G melodeon played in G:

http://bellowsandstrings.blogspot.com/2010/03/la-marianne.html

You will find sheet music for the melody and the basses on that page. 

Thanks so much. As I suspected, perfectly obvious once I scrolled down the page.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Susi on January 03, 2011, 06:45:39 AM
There's an e-minor on the second bar of the A section.  This requires you to play the E bass (push) and then the G chord (push).  So, it's an e-minor 7, I think.  The tutorial that Clive linked to shows it pretty clearly.  The B section is a very standard IV-I-V-I that shows you how beautiful standard chord progressions can be!
Quote
But there is no E bass on a D/G box as far as I know. Or are you talking about a G/C box here? I tried the B bass and D chord on the D/G box but didn't think it sounded right (The B bass was ok but not the D chord after). The guy with the wee box in the video played a cleaner chord than that.
Can it be that it sounds different because my box is one voiced??

No, you're right.  I'm playing it on a G/C box.  You'd have to transcribe appropriately for a D/G box.  That would be B Bass (push) followed by D Chord (push push).  Sorry for the confusion.

Also, I very much enjoy the version in the tutorial but don't use those basses for the B section.  I use a simple IV-I-V-I, as Paris does.  That's F-C-G(pull)-C on my G/C, which would be D-G-A(pull)-D on the D/G. Which isn't to say this is "the right way."


That's ok, I have a G/C box as well. I was using the D/G so that I could play along with recordings (thinking most of them would be on a D/G for some reason, as far as I know the most common tuning in France is G/C).
I prefer the "standard" chords for the B part... very nice tune, actually. I guess I'll have to live with that unclean chord..
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Simon on January 03, 2011, 12:39:32 PM
Is there a source for F. Paris being the composer? I know this waltz as a French (Bourbonnais) traditional. According to my notes it was collected by Edmond Lemaigre and published around 1880.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: GbH on January 03, 2011, 04:20:42 PM
Now for the third of Arthur's trio of New Year recordings - La Marianne.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUyg4TzIsw4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUyg4TzIsw4)


Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Mcgrooger on January 03, 2011, 05:05:55 PM
Well...here's my attempt at La Marianne - a tune I'd not previously heard. Last month I had a bit of a struggle with the technology to get my tune onto YouTube. This month I kept it simple - recorded onto my Olympus DR, uploaded to PC as a WAV file, added a bit of reverb using Audacity, converted to MP3 and straight onto ONMVoice. It's played on the Saltarelle Pastourelle III using each of the 3 treble settings with a slightly clunky change to press the stops between each sound. Wasn't too keen on the Minor bass run in the B part so didn't bother.   :||: :|glughttp://
www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=37016
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Alan Morley on January 04, 2011, 12:42:36 PM
Hi all - I just joined today, and was delighted to see Jan 11 'Tune of The Month' - La Marianne, 'cos I uploaded my version to You Tube last June :)

Sorry about the video - in a moment of weakness, I thought I'd dress French style   ;)

Anyway, have a look and a listen  :    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_56C8kOH3k (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_56C8kOH3k)

Regards

Alan  :||:

P.s : Hope the link works for you - it's not connecting for me...:(
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: nemethmik on January 04, 2011, 02:33:46 PM
Jan 11 'Tune of The Month' - La Marianne
The link works great, and I like your music and videos: I hate faceless (decapitated) melodeon videos.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Alan Morley on January 04, 2011, 03:33:32 PM
Miki..
I'm glad the link worked.

Thanks for your comments about the music and vids - you're most kind.

I usually try to keep the keyboard in view on the videos - but I always find it funny that the video don't keep up with my fingers, no matter what resolution I have shot the video in. It looks like I'm not actually playing sometimes.... :(

I ought to shoot some headless ones - then no-one would see my reactions when I mess up...  :)

Alan  :||:
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Roland Carson on January 04, 2011, 09:21:25 PM
Hi,
This is a great tune.
I am attaching a nice tab for anyone who would like it....well, I think I am attaching it as I haven't done this before ;o)
Roland
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Clive Williams on January 04, 2011, 09:52:04 PM
Is there a source for F. Paris being the composer? I know this waltz as a French (Bourbonnais) traditional. According to my notes it was collected by Edmond Lemaigre and published around 1880.

Good question! I've always seen it as credited to Mr Paris, but now I think of it, I've no idea where I saw it or got that impression. Maybe in the On Bouge tune books, which were never an epitomy of accuracy when it came to this sort of thing. Anyone else know more?

Cheers,

Clive
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Clive Williams on January 04, 2011, 11:36:02 PM
Right, here we are - my version of La Marianne. I confess to having recorded it before I've watched anyone else's video, looked at or listened to the abc, listened to any recordings, or done anything other than pull it back from my very old, failing, memory. This is either a noble thing, or a silly thing, depending on your point of view - probably both.

Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8rsZjtGfaU

Played on a Castagnari Mory in D/G, with unisonoric basses, and for once I'm not afraid to use them. It's been a unisonoric night - the 2 videos I'm about to post in the theme of the month are played in very much the same style.

Cheers,

Clive

Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: NeilA on January 05, 2011, 12:17:21 AM
Some of the music sheets have it credited to FP from 'Carnet de Bal', which Gary mentions earlier - apparently the album is no longer available.

http://www.folktunefinder.com/tune/23863/ (http://www.folktunefinder.com/tune/23863/)  Second bars got 6 beats though - maybe should be a quaver and minim?
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: NeilA on January 05, 2011, 12:24:57 AM
Sounds like you have very pleasant memories, Clive . Lovely!
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Chris Ryall on January 05, 2011, 08:17:29 AM
Paris has a "sources" page in Calhier de répertoire (p61)

CARNET DE BAL
For Carnet de Bal the sommaire says "tous les morceaux sont traditionels" whereas against Rue de l'Oiseau it sez here "tous les morceaux ont été composés par Frédéric Paris, sauf ceux mentionnés Trad."  (viz La Belle en Page and Les Cahiers)

   So La Marianne looks to be Trad. Bourbonnaise, presumably collected 19th century.  

He rates them by difficulty too - this as a level 1, Canal gets 2 .. and it looks like I've been spelling Scottisch wrongly, and for some considerable time ...  :|bl  

[edit] Carnet de Bal was only ever on cassette -  and all the Fe203 wore off mine a decade ago  :(
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Larry on January 05, 2011, 09:04:39 AM
Thanks Clive!  always top notch..
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: LJC on January 05, 2011, 11:41:58 AM
Firstly - I am pleased people have been using my teaching video, I hope it has been useful. I can understand if people don't want to use the cross chords, they were there for a student who wanted a 3/4 tune and cross chord practice!

Secondly - It is on Carnet De Bal, as a duet between Frederic Paris and a Clarinet player (I have a digital version of the album, no more details I'm afraid). He has paired it with tune called Montagnarde which my album claims is a Bouree as opposed to Chris' finding which says a valse. Who knows?
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Chris Ryall on January 05, 2011, 01:01:02 PM
Montagnarde is down a bourée on page 3 - was my error combining with the Sources page 61 -  Marianne is still a waltz

  ps AMTA = l'Agence des Musiques des Territoires d’Auvergne
  previously l'Agence des Musiques Traditionelles en Auvergne  ???

      http://lafeuilleamta.fr/
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Gary Chapin on January 05, 2011, 01:16:48 PM
[edit] Carnet de Bal was only ever on cassette -  and all the Fe203 wore off mine a decade ago  :(
One of the great crimes of the century!  How can the AMTA be sitting on this one???  There's probably a story to it, and it probably makes sense, but I don't see it.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: LJC on January 05, 2011, 02:22:00 PM
If you google 'frederic paris carnet de bal' and look at the third link, audio cassette fans might be pleased...
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: LJC on January 05, 2011, 03:30:28 PM
I didn't want to post a link with a download, and start that whole ethics of music piracy on out of print album debate!
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Anahata on January 06, 2011, 11:35:28 PM
Here we go...
My offering of La Marianne (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RmpR0Ik8lI)

A little bit of Tony Hall - style descant last time round, and a few pipe-and-gurdy style drones here and there.
It seems I got the 1st and 2nd time bars wrong way round on the A music, but it seems to make just as much sense either way.

I tried quite hard for good sound, but as usual Youtube has mangled it. It sounds a lot better before I uploaded it.
I wish I knew how some other YouTube videos get such good sound.

Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: mayord21 on January 06, 2011, 11:55:43 PM
Here we go...
My offering of La Marianne (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RmpR0Ik8lI)

Amazing bass tone , bass interpration and recording quality on this.
Great playing ! 

Don
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Owen Woods on January 07, 2011, 12:08:11 AM
Lovely stuff Anahata, as always, but I have to ask. Did you spontaneously make up that descant line or did you stop and think about it first? Please say it isn't the former :P I can do RH harmony, but when taken on its own it isn't terribly musically coherent.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Anahata on January 07, 2011, 12:33:39 AM
Did you spontaneously make up that descant line or did you stop and think about it first?
I wish... !
No, I spent some time working it out. Actually not so much working it out but quite a lot practising it to persuade my fingers to hit the right notes (still didn't get them all), and making the odd improvement in the process.

The lower RH harmony 2nd time though was something I've done before with that tune, as is most of the stuff with the basses.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Owen Woods on January 07, 2011, 01:00:14 AM
Did you spontaneously make up that descant line or did you stop and think about it first?
I wish... !
No, I spent some time working it out. Actually not so much working it out but quite a lot practising it to persuade my fingers to hit the right notes (still didn't get them all), and making the odd improvement in the process.

The lower RH harmony 2nd time though was something I've done before with that tune, as is most of the stuff with the basses.


Well thank goodness for that :P Mind you, I'm not sure that I could do that even with working it out. I could make a game stab at it, but part of the challenge must be working out something that works. Something to work on this year.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Steve_freereeder on January 07, 2011, 06:31:59 AM
Here we go...
My offering of La Marianne (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RmpR0Ik8lI)

A little bit of Tony Hall - style descant last time round, and a few pipe-and-gurdy style drones here and there.
It seems I got the 1st and 2nd time bars wrong way round on the A music, but it seems to make just as much sense either way.

I tried quite hard for good sound, but as usual Youtube has mangled it. It sounds a lot better before I uploaded it.
I wish I knew how some other YouTube videos get such good sound.
Very nice indeed, thank you! I love your interpretations - they just go to show what can be done with an otherwise relatively straightforward tune. You are an inspiration to us all!
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Chris Ryall on January 07, 2011, 07:56:34 AM
Did you spontaneously make up that descant line or did you stop and think about it first?
I wish... !

First congrats to Anahata on a sumptuously smooth and danceable version of the tune. I initially guessed that the pixelated beginning was 'artistic' - and sound was OK here.

As for descants - M. Paris is a also great one for counterpoint and (on G/C) will often keep a tune rolling with fingers 2/3/4 and somehow dot in a bass run using the right index finger - sort of same - but opposite to what Anahata did. Due to death of tape (and no player) I have no memory of how he played this particular piece.

I'm gonna change my sig in honour of this little video  ;D


[edit] Can anyone recommend a simple downloadable to open a .rar file please  ::)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Sandy on January 07, 2011, 08:23:06 AM
Here we go...
My offering of La Marianne (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RmpR0Ik8lI)

Inspiring  8)  thank you Anahata and the sound was lovely on my computer.
 (:)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Simon on January 07, 2011, 10:45:11 AM
[edit] Can anyone recommend a simple downloadable to open a .rar file please  ::)
google for 'unrar'.. if you don't mind commandline stuff there's one here (http://www.rarlab.com/rar_add.htm).
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Larry on January 07, 2011, 10:59:23 AM
Anahata/Sir,
smooth and spicy performance. you always give to others/listeners a
simpley superb idea about music. thanks
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Anahata on January 07, 2011, 11:12:30 AM
Wow, thanks everyone.  :|bl
The pixellated effect at start was added by YouTube. I'll have to try a deliberate emulation of that some time - it's quite good!
I think the sound may have improved slightly (YouTube claim that further processing "may improve" the video quality)

M. Paris is a also great one for counterpoint and (on G/C) will often keep a tune rolling with fingers 2/3/4 and somehow dot in a bass run using the right index finger - sort of same - but opposite to what Anahata did.
Excuse me but I did I did (something like) that too!
In the A music 3rd time around: below the tune - Descending line G3 F#3 E3 DC2 etc. (except I didn't play it quite right)
4th time it's above the tune and slightly different.

As for Never play it quite the same way .. twice - does it matter whether it's by accident or by design?
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Sandy on January 07, 2011, 11:23:17 AM
As for Never play it quite the same way .. twice - does it matter whether it's by accident or by design?

I don't think so, but if you play it by accident and you like it, it's a bu**er to try and remember what happened !(scratchy head emote required)

...right, I'm off to learn the tune  (:)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: ladydetemps on January 07, 2011, 11:26:25 AM
hmmm...I'm trying to love this tune....but I just don't. I start playing then fall asleep with boredom figaratively speaking.
Probably give it a miss and concentrate on the theme of the month instead.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Theo on January 07, 2011, 12:30:39 PM
hmmm...I'm trying to love this tune....but I just don't. I start playing then fall asleep with boredom figaratively speaking.


Once you learn how to really dance a waltz that will all change. (:)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Ollie on January 07, 2011, 12:40:07 PM
hmmm...I'm trying to love this tune....but I just don't. I start playing then fall asleep with boredom figaratively speaking.
Probably give it a miss and concentrate on the theme of the month instead.

It's a simple tune, but that's the beauty of it; allows your own musicality and interpretation to come though.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: ladydetemps on January 07, 2011, 01:23:13 PM
hmmm...I'm trying to love this tune....but I just don't. I start playing then fall asleep with boredom figaratively speaking.
Probably give it a miss and concentrate on the theme of the month instead.

It's a simple tune, but that's the beauty of it; allows your own musicality and interpretation to come though.
ah, you see there's the problem...not good at musicality and interpretation.


Once you learn how to really dance a waltz that will all change. (:)
I make anne widdicombe look like ginger rogers. :P
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Owen Woods on January 07, 2011, 02:23:27 PM
As for Never play it quite the same way .. twice - does it matter whether it's by accident or by design?

I don't think so, but if you play it by accident and you like it, it's a bu**er to try and remember what happened !(scratchy head emote required)

...right, I'm off to learn the tune  (:)

Agreed :P I'm with ldt on this, the tune doesn't particularly appeal to me, but the more I hear it, the more it grows on me, so I might record a version by the end of the month.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: tjsmithdog5 on January 07, 2011, 02:54:39 PM
Here we go...
My offering of La Marianne (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RmpR0Ik8lI)

It's a mystery to me how you can bring such a wealth of new musical ideas to a simple tune like this without introducing a trace of contrivance or artificiality. What a gift...thanks for sharing it with us.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Theo on January 07, 2011, 02:57:57 PM


Once you learn how to really dance a waltz that will all change. (:)
I make anne widdicombe look like ginger rogers. :P

 ;D ;D ;D  Oh no, no, not possible in a million years.

But I did notice how you made yourself scarce shortly after we met at Stowmarket trad music day. :(  Had you remembered my offer to teach you the schottische? :-[
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Anahata on January 07, 2011, 03:00:49 PM
the tune doesn't particularly appeal to me

I didn't vote for it either  (:)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: ladydetemps on January 07, 2011, 03:04:53 PM


Once you learn how to really dance a waltz that will all change. (:)
I make anne widdicombe look like ginger rogers. :P

 ;D ;D ;D  Oh no, no, not possible in a million years.
Okay...It's more like 'level pegging' on the bad dancing front. ;)
My centre of balance is all wrong.

Quote
But I did notice how you made yourself scarce shortly after we met at Stowmarket trad music day. :(  Had you remembered my offer to teach you the schottische? :-[
I might have. Was trying to save your toes. ;P

Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Gary Chapin on January 07, 2011, 03:07:36 PM
Here we go...
My offering of La Marianne (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RmpR0Ik8lI)
That's marvelous!  And the basses really are exquisite.  Very much to learn from.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Anahata on January 07, 2011, 03:29:40 PM
if you play it by accident and you like it, it's a bu**er to try and remember what happened !
Some of my best musical ideas were the ones that happened by accident and luckily I did remember/work out what I'd just done!

Quote
(scratchy head emote required)
This one's not far off:  ???
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Sandy on January 07, 2011, 03:46:53 PM
Quote
(scratchy head emote required)
This one's not far off:  ???

..doh

I very much like the drone on the D. Hope you don't mind if I pinch it just for a couple of bars at some point. The tune is def. growing on me but I'll have to stop myself from taking the major jazz route  >:E
 (:)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Anahata on January 07, 2011, 04:00:55 PM
I very much like the drone on the D. Hope you don't mind if I pinch it just for a couple of bars at some point. The tune is def. growing on me
 (:)

Feel free. I've nicked lots of ideas off other melnetters (yourself included) - and it seems to me that B music is just asking for a drone. It might help that I first played the tune with a hurdy gurdy player some years ago, of course.

Quote
but I'll have to stop myself from taking the major jazz route  >:E
No, no, let's hear the jazz too - please, if it works?
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: mayord21 on January 08, 2011, 04:53:28 AM

This is my slow version of La Marianne:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lj0p42Ky1U

I am using my new Hohner Merlin in key of D.

Don
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: folkbluesnbeyond on January 08, 2011, 10:58:40 AM
Having thought a bit and gone away for a few days the ground has pretty much been brilliantly covered.

THis is a 'straight to tape' of what was left of my thoughts when I came back, definitely rusty fingers and warts'n all.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWCBKP4hroE

All the best

Bill
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Larry on January 08, 2011, 11:48:55 AM
Hi folkie Bill, Great musicality and seems you have a real touch for playing.
I myself like your one row work very much. Hope to see more of you doing what
comes natural to you. thanks for the video
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Anahata on January 08, 2011, 12:01:19 PM
THis is a 'straight to tape' of what was left of my thoughts when I came back, definitely rusty fingers and warts'n all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWCBKP4hroE

That's very nice - danceable and full of the sort of variations one might improvise when playing for live dancers.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: docEdock on January 08, 2011, 02:37:10 PM
I put La Marianne on youtube under docedock. No link to post from my mobile phone. Oops gotta go. Would someone post the link for me?
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Ollie on January 08, 2011, 02:45:13 PM
I put La Marianne on youtube under docedock. No link to post from my mobile phone. Oops gotta go. Would someone post the link for me?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZZGE1JZckE

There you go.  (:) Lovely steady pace.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Gary Chapin on January 08, 2011, 05:43:06 PM
I put La Marianne on youtube under docedock. No link to post from my mobile phone. Oops gotta go. Would someone post the link for me?

Very nice.  You look very happy.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: michik on January 08, 2011, 09:20:06 PM
Plain rendition (2x) of the sheet music  :|bl
http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=37258
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: TomB on January 09, 2011, 09:20:09 PM
Well, I thought I'd have a go, still trying to get to grips with the 3 row and the old fingers forget where the buttons are once the recorder is switched on  ;D

http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=37316
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: nemethmik on January 10, 2011, 08:47:32 AM
still trying to get to grips with the 3 row and the old fingers forget where the buttons are once the recorder is switched on
http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=37316
Is this your BCC# box bought yourself for Christmas? Great music, Thank You!
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Chris Ryall on January 10, 2011, 08:57:55 AM
Well, I thought I'd have a go, still trying to get to grips with the 3 row and the old fingers forget where the buttons are once the recorder is switched on  ;D

Super version. I heard this tune 19 years ago and had never 'moved it on'.  Your decorations have really inspired me.  Thanks
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Gary Chapin on January 10, 2011, 02:37:57 PM
Well, I thought I'd have a go, still trying to get to grips with the 3 row and the old fingers forget where the buttons are once the recorder is switched on  ;D
Nice, very fleet and light.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: TomB on January 10, 2011, 02:38:11 PM
still trying to get to grips with the 3 row and the old fingers forget where the buttons are once the recorder is switched on
http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=37316
Is this your BCC# box bought yourself for Christmas? Great music, Thank You!


I bought the digi recorder as a Christmas pressie for myself, the box was a gift about 7 months ago, so I figured I'd better learn to play it  :||:
Thanks,Chris, I printed the music off from Steve's ABC and just played what I saw (hence all the 'variations' (wrong notes))  :D
It was a first attempt at using onmvoice, it's got to be simple for me to use it!
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Sandy on January 11, 2011, 01:46:12 PM
Slightly heavy handed version I think but pleased considering the dog barked through the first two takes  >:E

Gone for more atmosphere rather than danceability. (and that's hopefully not just the noise of the computer fan)

Played on Hohner pressedwood

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNSQGgLlzHs

cheers
Sandy
 (:)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Gary Chapin on January 11, 2011, 02:04:30 PM
@Sandy

Very sweet!  Love the attack you've got and the slight syncopation at the end of phrases.  Amazing how many ways there are to do a tune.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Larry on January 11, 2011, 02:34:27 PM
Thanks alot Sandy, A real nice exprience listening to you play.
Professional in may ways.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Theo on January 11, 2011, 02:56:03 PM
And vary danceable (:)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Sandy on January 11, 2011, 03:13:10 PM
thanks all  :|bl

And vary danceable (:)
....................in Doc Martens  :D.  Maybe it just sounds a bit forceful on my computer.

cheers

Sandy
 (:)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Owen Woods on January 11, 2011, 03:53:06 PM
Lovely Sandy :)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Thrupenny Bit on January 11, 2011, 07:43:31 PM
Sandy - just got put onto this by Theo from another thread.
This is absolutely beautiful, lovely playing.
Well done!
Q
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Anahata on January 11, 2011, 08:09:20 PM
Gone for more atmosphere rather than danceability. (and that's hopefully not just the noise of the computer fan)
Played on Hohner pressedwood
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNSQGgLlzHs

Lovely and inventive as ever. The atmosphere's certainly there!
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: pammylou on January 11, 2011, 08:44:16 PM
Hi everyone

I did learn The Moon and Seven Stars for December but, unfortunately, we changed ISP and ended up without any internet for almost the whole of December >:(

I have enjoyed watching and listening to everyone's renditions of La Marianne.  I really like the tune, even though I didn't vote for it  ;)  I have enjoyed learning it even though my basses leave a bit to be desired!! 

This is my attempt at La Marianne (I had a new laptop for Christmas with a built in webcam so recording it was easier and the result is without the red gremlin  ;D ):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMkADZFdan8

Cheers
Pam
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Hectorawol on January 13, 2011, 08:13:25 AM
Hello all and Happy New Year!
Greetings from Australia.
This is my interpretation of La Marianne.
I hope you enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrWTlrCuTqY

From Hector A.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Sandy on January 13, 2011, 09:09:59 AM
This is my interpretation of La Marianne.
I hope you enjoy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrWTlrCuTqY
From Hector A.

Thanks Hector, very nice.

I don't think I've seen anyone else strapped so well to their melodeon  (:)

cheers
Sandy
 (:)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Myrrh Music on January 13, 2011, 09:23:46 AM
 (:) Hi Sandy, I'm getting a melodeon just like yours soon. When I'm nodding in the corner of an old people's home, I'd be thrilled if I could play half as well. I figure it will take that long. I'll be very popular anyway. I've been playing 2 months and I still can't get through a tune without mistakes ::)

Thanks for posting

Myrrh :|||:
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Chris Brimley on January 13, 2011, 10:21:09 AM
Sandy, that really is beautifully played.  You've got the note length and emphasis down to a fine art.  I thought at first that you were providing a bit of rhythm from punching the side of the keyboard with your palm as you played, like John Kirkpatrick does.  But then I realised that the basses were smooth, so instead you must have developed great technique in releasing the RH buttons quickly.  I'm interested to know how you achieve that - do you hammer the buttons, keeping the fingers well away from the keyboard, or is it all down to close control and small movements?
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Sandy on January 13, 2011, 11:30:25 PM
Thanks Chris,

I'm sorry that it is audio only. New camcorder coming soon  :Ph

I've not been able to pick up the box today but think I know what's going on.
In recent months I have tried to play more staccato with the right hand as taught in JK's workshops.
I don't hammer the buttons down really, fingers are fairly close. I do punch the box a fair bit but think this usually happens at the start of phrases.
My idea with La Marianne was to get a slight blurry left hand with a clear melody with the right hand (but more so in the B part as it reminded me slightly of the B part from In Continental Mood.)

cheers
Sandy
 (:)

I am so chuffed with the comments about my playing style. There have been four or five 'Eureka' learning moments in the last two years. I'll hopefully write them down and put them on the teaching and learning page tomorrow. (All have come from workshops).



Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Steve_freereeder on January 14, 2011, 08:56:56 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNSQGgLlzHs
Sandy,
Thank you - that is just beautiful. Lovely sensitive playing with great style; gorgeous Hohner sound. You are an inspiration to us all.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Fidjit on January 14, 2011, 09:18:23 AM


cheers
Sandy
 (:)

I am so chuffed with the comments about my playing style. There have been four or five 'Eureka' learning moments in the last two years. I'll hopefully write them down and put them on the teaching and learning page tomorrow. (All have come from workshops).





You deserve it Sandy.

No one dare say anything about my rubbish. Another workshop soon.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: docEdock on January 14, 2011, 11:32:27 AM

I am so chuffed with the comments about my playing style. There have been four or five 'Eureka' learning moments in the last two years. I'll hopefully write them down and put them on the teaching and learning page tomorrow. (All have come from workshops).


Please do tell us. I wondered, "how did she do that?" as I listened to your lovely rendition, which tripped along so lightly, as if on tiptoes.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Larry on January 14, 2011, 01:01:22 PM
to doggy, the above remark made by you was very painful for me to read.
i read sarcasim and meanness in it. of course your tone could be the
fault of your being american but then that lead to my thought that i am
too of the same citizenship. maybe you could say it as if you really mean it?
because it was not at all nice to read as a fellow citizen.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Steve_freereeder on January 14, 2011, 01:12:31 PM
to doggy, the above remark made by you was very painful for me to read.
i read sarcasim and meanness in it. of course your tone could be the
fault of your being american but then that lead to my thought that i am
too of the same citizenship. maybe you could say it as if you really mean it?
because it was not at all nice to read as a fellow citizen.
What??  ???

I didn't interpret it like that at all. I think Doc's comments were perfectly genuine, not sarcastic or mean at all, and highly complimentary of Sandy's playing.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Bob Ellis on January 14, 2011, 01:14:53 PM
Larry, I think you may have seen 'sarcasm andd meanness' where none was intended. I read docEdoc's post as a genuine request for Sandy to share her 'Eureka moments' with us and to explain how she achieved the light lilting tone in her rendition of La Marianne.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: xgx on January 14, 2011, 01:27:00 PM
Are Satch and Mo members of Melnet too?

Very enjoyable rendition Sandy... found myself listening to more than just the tune ... where's the 'sighs contentedly' emoticon  ;)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: zubz on January 14, 2011, 05:00:29 PM
I haven't posted a TOTM for ages ... thought I'd have a go.

Here's my contribution (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GeusUAPq9E)

Hope it's worthy!
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Sandy on January 14, 2011, 10:25:43 PM
I haven't posted a TOTM for ages ... thought I'd have a go.

Here's my contribution (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GeusUAPq9E)

Hope it's worthy!

Wow, this has covered so much in a powerful way. I really like some of the melody variations but also the solid bass lines. It also has that real Saltarelle feel.
The piccie is superb  8)
Thanks.
Sandy
 (:)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Sandy on January 15, 2011, 12:08:29 AM
I am so chuffed with the comments about my playing style. There have been four or five 'Eureka' learning moments in the last two years. I'll hopefully write them down and put them on the teaching and learning page tomorrow. (All have come from workshops).

sorry, slight delay, will try tomorrow if possible  (:)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Thrupenny Bit on January 15, 2011, 10:12:29 AM
zubz:
powerful yet not 'pushy', a fine line but nicely drawn!

It's nice to hear some well played pieces, broadening the learning experience and something to aspire to.
...blimey sounds a bit profound for me  ;)
Q
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: docEdock on January 15, 2011, 11:18:03 AM
I am so chuffed with the comments about my playing style. There have been four or five 'Eureka' learning moments in the last two years. I'll hopefully write them down and put them on the teaching and learning page tomorrow. (All have come from workshops).

sorry, slight delay, will try tomorrow if possible  (:)

Sandy,
I loved your interpretation and do hope you are able to post comments about how you accomplished it. If I created any doubts in my previous post, I apologize for not making my intent perfectly clear. Please share your comments so I can learn from them.

Doc
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: docEdock on January 15, 2011, 11:31:57 AM
to doggy, the above remark made by you was very painful for me to read.
i read sarcasim and meanness in it.

Larry,
My intent in posting about Sandy's TOTM was genuine admiration of her performance. In retrospect I do see how you (and perhaps others) could have interpreted it differently. Thanks for pointing out the alternate interpretation -- which might have been taken as a stinging slap rather than as a glowing compliment -- and thereby allowing me to clear this up.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Sandy on January 15, 2011, 05:33:14 PM
Sandy,
I loved your interpretation and do hope you are able to post comments about how you accomplished it. If I created any doubts in my previous post, I apologize for not making my intent perfectly clear. Please share your comments so I can learn from them.

Doc

You have absolutely no need at all to apologise. I only took your comment, like others, as a compliment.

Larry, I'm sure your reply was just an honest misunderstanding and hope the comments that followed have straightened things out a bit.

cheers
Sandy
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: dave t on January 16, 2011, 03:47:36 PM
My contribution for this month can be found at http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=37894. Sorry, I don't yet have the kit to post to YouTube. This is the first TOTM that I haven't had to learn from scratch so it was a little easier for me. It's short and to the point with a little variation second time round.

Cheers,

Dave
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: zubz on January 16, 2011, 04:06:07 PM
My contribution for this month can be found at http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=37894. Sorry, I don't yet have the kit to post to YouTube. This is the first TOTM that I haven't had to learn from scratch so it was a little easier for me. It's short and to the point with a little variation second time round.

Cheers,

Dave

Good solid bass, some nice syncopation and colourful variation!
Thanks Dave - enjoyed that.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: zubz on January 16, 2011, 04:16:04 PM
zubz:
powerful yet not 'pushy', a fine line but nicely drawn!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GeusUAPq9E (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GeusUAPq9E)

It's nice to hear some well played pieces, broadening the learning experience and something to aspire to.
...blimey sounds a bit profound for me  ;)
Q


Thanks for that! Hadn't really thought of it as "powerful" but I do hear what you mean. Will need to temper that!

Cheers
Chris
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Chris Ryall on January 17, 2011, 07:29:51 AM
Super off beat swing. Really lifts the tune. The chunked chords toward the end were equally pleasant to the ear.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: AndyShear on January 18, 2011, 08:44:30 PM
Hello
Here's my rather loose atempt at this tune

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJHtUyYaqr0

anywho if you want to hear how it should be done
then I recomend Clive's which is a work of subtle lovelyness

Andy
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Kautilya on January 18, 2011, 09:33:43 PM
My contribution for this month can be found at http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=37894. Sorry, I don't yet have the kit to post to YouTube. This is the first TOTM that I haven't had to learn from scratch so it was a little easier for me. It's short and to the point with a little variation second time round.

Cheers,

Dave
Very nice!
BTW - each time I listen to something on omnivoice I search but cannot find the volume adjuster anywhere - on the play bar, below, on the big blue note - where is it pleeeeeze?
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: dave t on January 19, 2011, 07:33:49 AM
BTW - each time I listen to something on omnivoice I search but cannot find the volume adjuster anywhere - on the play bar, below, on the big blue note - where is it pleeeeeze?

It's cunningly disguised in the playback/progress bar. If you hover your mouse over that section you will see a control appears on the far right hand side. Grab that and pull it over to the left to reduce the volume.

Cheers,

Dave
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Steve_freereeder on January 19, 2011, 10:32:35 AM
For musicians who are really good friends!  :-*
Intimate la Marianne (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OgvKWQWBCo)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Martin J on January 19, 2011, 11:25:33 AM
Brilliant - love it  ;D
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: zubz on January 19, 2011, 02:08:30 PM
My contribution for this month can be found at http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=37894. Sorry, I don't yet have the kit to post to YouTube. This is the first TOTM that I haven't had to learn from scratch so it was a little easier for me. It's short and to the point with a little variation second time round.

Cheers,

Dave

Nicely done Dave! Solid rhythm throughout and colourful variations too. Thanks.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: zubz on January 19, 2011, 02:13:23 PM
Hello
Here's my rather loose atempt at this tune

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJHtUyYaqr0

anywho if you want to hear how it should be done
then I recomend Clive's which is a work of subtle lovelyness

Andy

Loose? Pah! Beautifully played, with much great variation.
And all done upside down too - most impressive.  ;)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: zubz on January 19, 2011, 02:17:25 PM
Super off beat swing. Really lifts the tune. The chunked chords toward the end were equally pleasant to the ear.

Chris, if this was a comment on my version (here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GeusUAPq9E)) than thanks - I am aiming to give it a swing and lift, so much appreciated. (Your comment followed my posting, but if it was for someone else, then  :|bl)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: AndyShear on January 19, 2011, 04:42:17 PM
Hello
Here's my rather loose atempt at this tune

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJHtUyYaqr0

anywho if you want to hear how it should be done
then I recomend Clive's which is a work of subtle lovelyness

Andy

Loose? Pah! Beautifully played, with much great variation.
And all done upside down too - most impressive.  ;)


Thankyou   too kind

Andy
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Kautilya on January 19, 2011, 06:26:25 PM
BTW - each time I listen to something on omnivoice I search but cannot find the volume adjuster anywhere - on the play bar, below, on the big blue note - where is it pleeeeeze?

It's cunningly disguised in the playback/progress bar. If you hover your mouse over that section you will see a control appears on the far right hand side. Grab that and pull it over to the left to reduce the volume.

Cheers,

Dave
off to try again - ta.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: jackson10 on January 21, 2011, 04:47:13 PM
Not perfect. But if I keep waiting I may never get it posted!
http://www.vimeo.com/19034349

Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Kautilya on January 21, 2011, 08:57:30 PM
Not perfect. But if I keep waiting I may never get it posted!
http://www.vimeo.com/19034349


So easy to see (and mimic) your fingering - tks and v good!
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Lester on January 22, 2011, 04:00:24 PM
My rendition on a Hohner Pressed Wood

http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=38422 (http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=38422)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: juker on January 25, 2011, 12:16:28 PM
Hi all - I just joined today, and was delighted to see Jan 11 'Tune of The Month' - La Marianne, 'cos I uploaded my version to You Tube last June :)

Sorry about the video - in a moment of weakness, I thought I'd dress French style   ;)

Anyway, have a look and a listen  :    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_56C8kOH3k (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_56C8kOH3k)

Regards

Alan  :||:

P.s : Hope the link works for you - it's not connecting for me...:(

Haha! I love it :-)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Alan Morley on January 25, 2011, 01:50:30 PM
'Tune of The Month' - La Marianne, 'cos I uploaded my version to You Tube last June :)

Sorry about the video - in a moment of weakness, I thought I'd dress French style   ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_56C8kOH3k (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_56C8kOH3k)

Haha! I love it :-)

Thanks Juker, I try to be different  ;) Please have a look at the rest of the stuff on there, hope you find something to make you smile..
and thanks for the comment on YouTube.

Alan

Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Martin J on January 25, 2011, 10:31:41 PM
Hi all - I just joined today, and was delighted to see Jan 11 'Tune of The Month' - La Marianne, 'cos I uploaded my version to You Tube last June :)
Sorry about the video - in a moment of weakness, I thought I'd dress French style   ;)
and of course stay in character by drinking half the bottle of wine on the window sill  >:E.  Does the playing get better or worse when th bottle is finished ?  ;D

Martin
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Alan Morley on January 25, 2011, 11:29:53 PM
Hi all - I just joined today, and was delighted to see Jan 11 'Tune of The Month' - La Marianne, 'cos I uploaded my version to You Tube last June :)
Sorry about the video - in a moment of weakness, I thought I'd dress French style   ;)
and of course stay in character by drinking half the bottle of wine on the window sill  >:E.  Does the playing get better or worse when th bottle is finished ?  ;D

Martin
That bottle had been emptied the night before, and half filled with water for effect  ::) The onions round my neck were real though.. :D

My playing gets worse when I have had a drink - I know I've had enough when I can only remember 'Speed The Plough'....

Almo  ;D
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Neil_M on January 26, 2011, 12:08:27 AM
Here's my effort - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmNuiSyD1AE

I've had my melodeon for a month now and still having fun, only problem is I keep getting side tracked by other tunes! I've got Princess Royal pretty well sorted and really like Orange in Bloom - especially the slow version by sqwzbox on youtube. I've also had a go at the 'Upton on Severn Stick Dance' which I heard performed in Uppingham over Christmas (Boxing Day I think). Does the tune itself have a name?

Anyway, I thought I'd better record this one before it goes out of date! Bit rough and ready, it's amazing how off-putting the camera is  :-[
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Steve_freereeder on January 26, 2011, 12:36:34 AM
Here's my effort - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmNuiSyD1AE
....
I've had my melodeon for a month now and still having fun, only problem is I keep getting side tracked by other tunes!
Only a month? Really well played, well done!
Getting sidetracked by other tunes is perfectly OK. Go with whatever works for you best. Having fun is the whole idea. Keep it up!
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Lester on January 26, 2011, 08:16:09 AM
I've also had a go at the 'Upton on Severn Stick Dance' which I heard performed in Uppingham over Christmas (Boxing Day I think). Does the tune itself have a name?

The tune is from Newfoundland and is called Two Sisters.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Neil_M on January 26, 2011, 11:42:09 PM
Thanks Steve, I'm almost scared to listen to new tunes at the moment - there are far too many good 'uns out there  :||:

Lester - thanks for the info, not much on youtube apart from this one by sqzbox http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBxF6_aDIBA
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: docEdock on January 30, 2011, 07:06:13 PM
I uploaded La Marianne, paired with a video of my waltzing in the Caribbean. I'm pleased to report balmy winds and long swells.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlojRNmOSfk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlojRNmOSfk)

Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Ziachmusi/Louise on January 31, 2011, 11:29:49 AM
Just in time, here's my version
http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=39355 (http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=39355)

Louise
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: mglamb on January 31, 2011, 11:50:03 PM
And just under the wire (6:43pm here in Vermont) my first submission:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgryeBBkkig (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgryeBBkkig)

I'm a former Morris musician (Foggy Bottom, Albemarle) now solo practitioner.  I've been playing almost exclusively Anglo concertina for the last decade but, due to arthritis problems, have traded in my Crabbe for the lovely padauk Beltuna Samuel in the video.  I'm very rust on the melodeon (and it shows!) but am coming right along in re-adapting - I just made the trade this past Friday.  Hope you like it!
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Clive Williams on January 31, 2011, 11:56:59 PM
Well done one and all - time to move onto a new tune; late submissions as ever are always welcome and appreciated!

Clive
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: JonathanC on February 07, 2011, 11:57:42 AM
Well,  it ain't perfect, there ain't much of it and it ain't TOTM any longer, but what the heck  (:) ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzFnoW2IltU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzFnoW2IltU)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: mickbullen on February 11, 2011, 03:54:25 PM
Does anyone have suggestions for a suitable tune with which to "pair" the lovely "La Marianne"?
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Alan Morley on February 11, 2011, 04:10:13 PM
Does anyone have suggestions for a suitable tune with which to "pair" the lovely "La Marianne"?

You could try 'Valse a Bruno'
my version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvEr3ZWvuBQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvEr3ZWvuBQ)

Almo
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Anahata on February 11, 2011, 05:26:12 PM
A band I'm used to play it after Jon Swayne's "Robin's Waltz".
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: ladydetemps on June 05, 2011, 05:47:17 PM
I am posting this on behalf of melnet member 'Lyn' it is her playing (I just edited out the cursing for her)  ;)
http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=55636
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Kautilya on June 05, 2011, 06:52:51 PM
I am posting this on behalf of melnet member 'Lyn' it is her playing (I just edited out the cursing for her)  ;)
http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=55636
I can see Marianne swaying very nicely in this - great lilt there as you move along. (:)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Lyn on June 06, 2011, 10:30:05 AM
oooh thank you Sarah, for sorting this out for me and getting it on the site. Yet another little skill which I shall no doubt have to learn. I love this tune and really enjoy Sandy's version. This is the first tune I've learned (apart from Winster gallop) and I now have an easier, cross-rowing version which Steve suggested, so fewer push/pulls. Yep, it needs a bit of work but I'm not too disappointed with it.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: JonathanC on September 08, 2011, 06:19:05 PM
I have posted this one before, but have been practicing and think (hope!) this is an improved version.
http://youtu.be/cwPIXlWB9BU (http://youtu.be/cwPIXlWB9BU)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2011 - La Marianne
Post by: Matt (Kings Norton) on May 11, 2013, 08:43:06 AM
My first Tune of the Month posting.  OK it's the wrong month of the wrong year and even the wrong tune, but still.  You've heard the excuses about nerves before.  Played on a La Vera BCCsharp, which is gold and glittery and has a picture of a shooting star on the front, how cool is that.  Many thanks to one melnet member who recommended I should get a push-pull box that meant I could play along with session tunes in D and G; many thanks to another melnet member for selling me this and some encouragement and tips.

http://soundcloud.com/i-k-3/mrs-marie-anne-r-bccsharp

PS just realised that somehow I have gone away and learnt the third bar with the wrong melody, making it both a worse tune and harder to play.  Oh well, for now it is what it is.
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