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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #80 on: October 30, 2012, 12:32:54 PM »

Lyn, surely no reticence needed? Variety is the spice of life, and this tune offers plenty of it!
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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #81 on: October 30, 2012, 06:35:44 PM »

Thank you Lyn, though I was sorely tempted to do another version sounding more like a morris tune!
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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #82 on: October 30, 2012, 06:38:02 PM »

John Percy is a regular at our monthly tune session in Welshpool (The Grapes Inn, last Thursday in the month).

Last week I asked him to play the South Downs Jig - just gorgeous  (:) (:) (:)
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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #83 on: October 30, 2012, 09:38:51 PM »

Thank you Lyn, though I was sorely tempted to do another version sounding more like a morris tune!


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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #84 on: October 31, 2012, 04:23:23 PM »

I'm late but not too late. Here is my version. I know it's too fast but although this tune must be played slowly I am running the whole day. So, my version is a sort of compromise.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbQQIvkMBg0&feature=youtu.be
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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #85 on: October 31, 2012, 08:28:34 PM »

Not a minute too soon.  I should really try this again after it has had about a year to sink in--it's a very subtle tune.

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS_Bb2DnYns
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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #86 on: October 31, 2012, 09:51:40 PM »

Very nice Jeff.
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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #87 on: October 31, 2012, 10:49:45 PM »

Not a minute too soon.  I should really try this again after it has had about a year to sink in--it's a very subtle tune.

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS_Bb2DnYns
Very sensitively done Jeff. Great timing.
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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #88 on: October 31, 2012, 11:34:37 PM »

Great months videos - very interesting and educational stuff! Late entries as ever as always welcomed - please add them here!

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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #89 on: November 01, 2012, 12:59:10 AM »

Not a minute too soon.  I should really try this again after it has had about a year to sink in--it's a very subtle tune.

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS_Bb2DnYns

Lovely playing Jeff. I enjoyed that.

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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #90 on: November 01, 2012, 12:03:23 PM »

ScannAr, Ellisteph and Martyn: Thanks, gentlemen. Much appreciated.
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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #91 on: November 07, 2012, 06:18:34 PM »

Better late than never: finally got around to posting a video ::)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaqybSoTrw4
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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #92 on: November 09, 2012, 02:14:18 PM »

Another late offering due to work related travel in October.  Really enjoyed learning this one.

http://youtu.be/yXcLa3FNtTc
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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #93 on: August 06, 2014, 01:12:35 PM »

I should really be learning this month's TOTM, but somehow I ended up relearning this tune a couple of days ago and haven't stopped playing it since. Managed to get a recording I'm reasonably happy with, although it starts off a bit slow. There's so much you can do with different chords and pauses in this tune so I'll keep practicing it ;D

https://soundcloud.com/robotmay/south-downs-jig

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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #94 on: July 10, 2016, 10:35:48 PM »

Very, very late to the party, but here we go. I started taking lessons earlier this year; this is the first tune I asked to be taught. I think my playing has really come on since I started the lessons but plenty of room for improvement...

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

That is lovely and really well played! I would say you are being very well taught - steady tempo, strong rhythm and good phrasing. What's not to like 😊
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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #95 on: July 10, 2016, 11:55:58 PM »

Great stuff. Short and sweet, and everything Arty said.
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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #96 on: January 22, 2017, 07:22:06 AM »

I know I am over 4 years late in submitting this, but it is such a lovely tune I really wanted to do a version.  I used to live in Sussex (with a view of the South Downs!) so in November I contacted an old friend to ask him if he knew anything about this tune.  He put me in contact with someone who was one of the teachers of South Down Morris, and although he promised to send me some more information about the tune and dance, it hasn't happened yet.  I gently reminded him last week that I was still interested, so if I do hear any more I will post it on here.

It was great to read the thread and listen to the different ways of playing from lots of different people, and here is where I am with it at the moment.

Chris

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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #97 on: March 19, 2020, 03:39:11 PM »

Does anyone have suggested bass for this tune, played in G?

Thanks,

Warren.
« Last Edit: March 19, 2020, 03:43:46 PM by The Oul' Boy »
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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #98 on: March 20, 2020, 02:02:33 PM »

Re-reading this thread, I am slightly embarrassed that I was so protective of a tune over which I have absolutely no claim whatsoever, other than that it's a tune I like very much and enjoy playing very much.  However it did seem to provoke an interesting discussion and analysis of the tune, and we heard some wonderful (and very different) versions.  All that ultimately matters is that people think about a tune rather than simply rattle off the notes, especially when it's a tune with such potential for nuance and subtlety as this one.

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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #99 on: March 20, 2020, 03:18:08 PM »

Does anyone have suggested bass for this tune, played in G?

Thanks,

Warren.

Per an earlier post, there is a version in one of Nick Barber's books (the blue one) on page 39. Anahata transcribed it upthread, so, here it is again, but, with the book's suggested chords:

Code: [Select]
X: 0
T: South Downs
C: Jim Harding
B: Nick Barber's English Selection
M: 6/8
K: G
d "D" dcA | "G"G3 EFG | "D"A3 DEF | "G"GAB "C"cde | "Bm"d3 "D"dcA |
"G"G3 EFG | "D"A3 DEF | "G"GAB "D"cAF | "G"G2 ::
"G"B Bcd | "C"e3 "G"d3 | "D"cBA "G"Bcd | "C"e3 "G"d2B |
"Am"cdB "D"A3- | "D"A2D DGF | "C"E2c cBA | "D"F3 DEF | "G"GAB "D"cAF | "G"G2 :|

Maybe that's slippery slope reasoning, but, hopefully that is a good place to start. Also, I can recommend the book.
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