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Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
« Reply #40 on: March 15, 2013, 08:15:37 AM »

The first one was quite jolly.
That's the power of the one row ! Happy you enjoy it.
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Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
« Reply #41 on: March 26, 2013, 03:17:30 PM »

Good Stuff
Where I come from we never had a tradition of playing the box and singing simultaneously.
It's because sean nos singing was never accompanied of course.
We did however, have a tradition of dancing and playing the box simultaneously.

And maybe because when you playing airs on melodeon it's sounds like if you singing so you don't need a singer  ;)
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Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
« Reply #42 on: March 27, 2013, 10:59:41 AM »

Not entirely a new tune  ;), but here is an adaptation (with added new part) of "Bonnets So Blue" for "Dickie's Anorak" - a new Lichfield stick dance for 12 dancers from Victory Morris:

X:1
T:Dickie's Anorak (Lichfield)
C:D Dickie / C Gunns Arr. D Dickie
S:Bonnets So Blue; C Gunns
L:1/8
M:6/8
R:jig
Q:1/4=130
A:Lichfield
P:I(AB)3C
K:G
P:I (Intro)
D | GAG GAB | DED D2 e | dBG ABA | G3-G z ||
P:A
D | GAG GAB | DED DEF | GBe dBG | ABA A2 D |
GAG GAB | DED D2 e | dcB cBA | G3-G2 ||
P:B
D | GAG GFE | DEF G2 e | dBG cBA | G3-G z D |
G2 B ABc | Bcd d2 D | G2 B ABc | dBG A2 D |
G2 B ABc | Bcd d2 e | dcB cBA | G3-G z D |
GAG GFE | DEF G2 e | dBG cBA | G3-G2 ||
P:C
D | GAG GAB | DED DEF | GBe dBG | ABA A2 D |
GAG GAB | DED D2 e | dBG ABA | G3-G2 |]

Details of this dance are available on Victory's website: http://www.victorymorrismen.org.uk/ under "About Victory Morris"...made up dances.
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Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
« Reply #43 on: April 17, 2013, 12:01:13 PM »

Three tunes i wrote some times ago
A song about wife who drink to much and finally die (a sad and funny song in the same time, i'm really proud of the lyrics, but in french...) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1CPe1Ow3Ng
Another song that was wrote with a friend but i'm not able to sing it, so just the music (improvisation part not really... mmmh... i have to made another recording of this one :-\) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeoGrNcnEao
And a tune in tribute to my neighborhood's pubs (this one also need another recording... or maybe i just go to :|glug) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz1oxk4HjFE

Salut Etienne  (or in English ... Hi Steve!)

Writing to say I've enjoyed these and some of your other youtubes, particularly the one with the toy accordion, which is a hoot.  (=tres amusant).   I like the dark humour of your song. >:E   Thanks for posting the french words, as I couldn't follow the singing. Maybe an English translation would help us appreciate. Specially the middle verse which isn't easy for us rosbifs to understand.

I had assumed you were French canadian until I read the mention of marseilles. Interesting to find that that energetic hohner style , wet  and push-pull (popular on melnet) is alive and well in France, despite all the sophisticated cross-rowing we usually hear on french dry-tuned instruments.  (or do you have to come to us as a refuge?)

Bravo for singing with the box, and for composing your own songs.   I think you and I are the only melnetters who post videos of singinging  with  a box.  So let's keep going to encourager les autres.

Looking forward to hearing more songs with box.

A bientot

Jack   (jackdiatonique on youtube)





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Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
« Reply #44 on: April 20, 2013, 06:58:02 PM »

Hi Jack !

Thanks for your comments, "ça fait chaud au coeur" as we say in french.

I'm not sure to be a good example of how peoples play in France, because i never had a teacher and rarelly play with other melodeonist, so my playing is construct on the way to please myself and my friends (and they are really kind...). And sincerely, even if i mainly play accross the rows because i learn that way first, i prefer the simplicity of english playing rather than the "look-at-me-i-can-put-some-jazzy-stuff-in-this-bourrée-i-am-a-genius" thing that is actually in fashion here.

So, here is a tentative of translation of my song (not a easy thing because i use a lot of slang and expressions that i just can't translate, and my knowledge of english language is far to be enough for the purpose) :

NOUS AVONS TANT PARTAGE                          WE SHARED SO MUCH

Moi je trouvais que tu fumais trop                    I thought that you smoked too much
De pétards du matin jusqu'au soir,                    Pots from morning till evening,
Toi tu trouvais que je buvais trop                     You thought that i drank too much
De pinard du matin jusqu'au soir.                      Wine from morning till evening.
Mais, comme on s'aimait,                                But, as we loved each other
On a décidé de tout partager :                        We decided to share everything :
Toi ta fumette, moi ma piquette,                      You your herb, me my wine,
Poivro-toxico, on était bien !                           Rummy-Junky, we were fine !

Mais le bonheur(e) n'a qu'un temps                   But happyness has a time
Et la mort attend au tournant,                         And death wait around the corner,
On t'as retrouvé en plusieurs morceaux,             We found you in pieces
A voir c'était vraiment pas beau !                     It was not really beautifull to see !
On a jamais su si t'avais chuté                         We never knew if you had dropped
Parce-que t'étais bourrée comme un coin,          Because you was totally drunk,
Ou bien si c'est volontairement                         Or if it is voluntarily
Que tu t'es jetée sous l'train...                         That you jumped under the train...

Et depuis que t'es partie,                                 And since you're gone,
Moi j'ai arrêté de boire du jaja,                          I have stopped drinking wine,
Mais j'ai continué de fumer dl'a ganja                 But i have continued smoking pots
Parce-que ça m'fait penser à toi...                    Because it's making me thinking about you...
Quand je regarde cette fumée bleue,                 When I look at this blue smoke,
Je pense au bleu, au bleu de tes yeux,               I think to the blue, the blue of your eyes,
Aux bleus qu'j'ai au coeur qui saigne pour toi,      The blues on my heart that bleeds for you
Et dans mon malheur je fume sans joie.              And in my misfortune I smoke without joy.

Feel free to correct it !
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Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
« Reply #45 on: April 20, 2013, 08:49:13 PM »

Etienne, your composing skills are excellent (:). I wish I could sing and play!

I have made an attempt at the translation:

I thought that you smoked too much
Pot from morning till evening,
You thought that i drank too much
Wine from morning till evening.
But, as we loved each other
We decided to share everything :
You your herb, me my wine,
Rummy-Junky, we were fine !

But happiness has a time
And death waits around the corner,
We found you all broken and torn,
It was not a pretty sight !
We never knew if you had fallen
Because you were totally drunk,
Or if it is voluntary
That you jumped under the train...

And since you're gone,
I have stopped drinking wine,
But i have continued smoking pot
Because it makes me think about you...
When I look at this blue smoke,
I think of the blue, the blue of your eyes,
The blues in my heart that bleeds for you
And in my sorrow I smoke without joy.
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Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
« Reply #46 on: April 21, 2013, 05:41:38 AM »

Bravo for singing with the box, and for composing your own songs.   I think you and I are the only melnetters who sing with box.  So let's keep going to encourager les autres. A bientot Jack

Liam Robinson, probably Gavin Atkins, me?
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Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
« Reply #47 on: April 21, 2013, 02:58:21 PM »

I have made an attempt at the translation:

Thanks, looks better  ;)
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« Reply #48 on: April 24, 2013, 07:09:47 PM »

"L'après-midi en terrasse" (The afternoon at the cafe terrace), a composition dedicated to my favorite activity these days, play on my hohner 1040 in C (now without the integrated drumkit (:))
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w86OTAJl81w
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« Reply #49 on: April 25, 2013, 02:59:30 AM »

"L'après-midi en terrasse" (The afternoon at the cafe terrace), a composition dedicated to my favorite activity these days, play on my hohner 1040 in C (now without the integrated drumkit (:))
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w86OTAJl81w

Well, Sir, I like your music. I find it uplifting. Thank you.
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« Reply #50 on: April 26, 2013, 01:00:42 PM »

Well, Sir, I like your music. I find it uplifting. Thank you.

Thanks !
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Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
« Reply #51 on: May 03, 2013, 05:47:42 PM »

Hm, I should have posted my tune in here.  Sorry about that.

http://accordeonaire.blogspot.com/2013/05/a-new-polka-wot-i-helped-write.html
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Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
« Reply #52 on: May 04, 2013, 12:39:07 PM »

Great tune, the kind that make me happy for the rest of the day  (:)
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« Reply #53 on: May 04, 2013, 01:31:31 PM »

That's exactly what I was going for.   :|glug  Thank you!
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Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
« Reply #54 on: May 17, 2013, 06:42:29 AM »

"A fiendish little tune..."

I like it. I can't play it, but I like it. Probably won't ever fit on my one row; but, I think I'll try it on my Anglo concertina. Best I've heard. :||:

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Re: Sticky Theme: Write a Tune!
« Reply #55 on: June 03, 2013, 09:22:32 AM »

Here is my composition.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvqgObhSk_I&list=UUgAsFDORpIRCjiJ-7lIPG2Q&index=1
The song is titled "Prvni sykorka". English translation: "First tit".
It is in the form of Czech folk dance "Sykorka".
Sheet music can be found here http://osos.sweb.cz/sykora.pdf
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« Reply #56 on: June 08, 2013, 11:07:01 PM »

Here is my second composition.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJOYPXbxx3s&feature=youtu.be
The song is titled "Druhá sýkorka". English translation: "Second tit".
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« Reply #57 on: June 09, 2013, 04:26:47 AM »



This is what a looks like, incidentally (says Wiki) 
And a dance form too?  Do I count 13 beats?  Interesting!
I like Druhá a lot  :D
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« Reply #58 on: June 10, 2013, 08:42:42 AM »



This is what a looks like, incidentally (says Wiki) 
And a dance form too?  Do I count 13 beats?  Interesting!
I like Druhá a lot  :D

Thank you Chris. Picture added you well. (:)
Yes, it is dance. And it's 13 beats.
Sheet music for all dances (Sýkorka) can be found here.
http://osos.sweb.cz/Diatonic%20accordion.pdf
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« Reply #59 on: June 10, 2013, 08:47:41 AM »

Here are my other song.

The song is titled "Třetí sýkorka". English translation: "Third tit". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTNkyod3PYc
Sheet music look at page 5. http://osos.sweb.cz/Diatonic%20accordion.pdf
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