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What tune shall we play in December?

Walter Bulwer's No. 2
- 7 (11.9%)
Sportsman's Hornpipe
- 23 (39%)
Spirit of the Dance
- 18 (30.5%)
The Official Branle
- 11 (18.6%)

Total Members Voted: 56

Voting closed: December 01, 2012, 12:04:59 AM


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Clive Williams

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Poll: Tune of the Month for December 2012
« on: November 24, 2012, 12:04:59 AM »

Here we go again folks - four more tunes to choose from!

Walter Bulwer's No.2 - Narrowly missing election again last month, here's another session classic, played here by the redoubtable Ed Rennie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E65vHX-5xcU

Sportsmans Hornpipe - Yep, good suggestion LdT - can't believe we haven't done this one yet. Here it is played on a Pokerwork - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1imMdkrfN4Q - the tune's normally in A minor which can make it a little more tricky to arrange if you can't take 3rds out of your basses on a D/G, but it's certainly playable.

Spirit of the Dance - Right folks, I'm going to try again and persuade you to play this tune. It's a cracker; one of the best in my opinion, and I can never figure out why it doesn't win by a landslide! Here we go again: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJfOIwDMCFM

The Official Branle - Yes, folks, it's Christmas. And this 14th Century French tune has a somewhat Christmassy connection,  so there's no getting away from it. If you don't vote this in, I'm just going to have run the Christmas theme *again*. You have been warned. Here's Lester playing it, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZVSD_ijtP8 - the first tune in the set.

Happy voting!

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for December 2012
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2012, 12:19:55 PM »

This is the only one I have the abc for without raking around my collections for hours.

X:1
T:Sportsman's Hornpipe
Q:1/4=140
M:2/2
L:1/8
K:Ador
c2 cc B2 BA|GABc dBAG|c2 cc B2 BA|\
E2A2A4|c2 cc B2 BA|GABc dBAG|
gfge dBAG|E2A2A4::ABcd efge|afdf edcB|ABcd efge|
afdf e3 e|a2 af g2 ge|c2 ce dB G2|cBcA BABG|E2A2A4:|
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for December 2012
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2012, 10:25:49 AM »

X:1
T:Spirit Of The Dance
M:6/8
L:1/8
R:jig
K:Gmaj
|:G2D E2D|G2D E2D|GAB c2B|ABG FED|
G2D E2D|G2D E2D|GAB cde|dBA G3:|
|:DFA c3|B3 A3|ABc d2e|c2d B3|
GAB c3|B3 A3|cde dBG|B2A G3:|


X:2
T:Official Branle
M:C|
L:1/4
R:Branle
B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589
Z:Steve Mansfield March 2001
K:C
cc d/c/B/A/|G3 G|Ac cB|c2 c2 ::
g>f e/f/g/e/|f>e d/e/f/d/|e>d c/d/e/c/|d>c B/c/d/B/|
c>B A/B/c/A/|B>A GG|AccB|c2 c2:|

X:3
T:Walter Bulwer's No 2
O:england
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
|:D2G2G2FG|A2E2E4|FG A2AB A2|B2G2G3E|
D2G2G2FG|A2E2E4|FG A2D2EF|G2G2G4:|
|:A2A2B4|A2A2F4|G2G2EF G2|A2A2FG A2|
A2A2B4|A2A2F4|G2G2EGFE|D2F2D4:|
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for December 2012
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2012, 11:36:53 AM »

In a more melodeon favourite key

X:2
T:Official Branle
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
G2 G2 AGFE | D6 D2 | E2 G2 G2 F2 | G4 G4|
G2 G2 AGFE | D6 D2 | E2 G2 G2 F2 | G4 G4|||
d3 c BcdB | c3 B ABcA | B3 A GABG | A3 G FGAF |
G3 F EFGE | F3 E D2 D2 | E2 G2 G2 F2 |G4 G4:|

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for December 2012
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2012, 12:00:49 PM »


Had to vote for "Spirit Of The Dance" , it's a great tune. Here's one of my favourite U-tube videos to prove it :|||:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct-oGOAQAzk

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for December 2012
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2012, 01:15:06 PM »

The Sportsman's Hornpipe is tune #72 in the book 'Nick Barber's English Choice' for those of you that have it.

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for December 2012
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2012, 03:56:09 AM »

I quite liked Bill Johnston's rendering of the Furness Waltz.
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for December 2012
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2012, 10:46:08 AM »

<fx: pulls soap box out and coughs into megaphone>

Come on people... vote for Spirit of the Dance... I don't want to play yet *another* hornpipe... and The Sportsmans Hornpipe is quite a bit harder to play I reckon...

So come on... vote for Spirit of the Dance..
I thank you..
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for December 2012
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2012, 12:15:55 PM »

I don't want to play yet *another* hornpipe... and The Sportsmans Hornpipe is quite a bit harder to play I reckon...

Hornpipes are like melodeons... you can never have too many of 'em  ;) :||:

Vote for The Sportsman's Hornpipe, you know it makes sense.
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for December 2012
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2012, 03:21:01 PM »

"Hornpipes are like melodeons... you can never have too many of 'em"

Actually I think you are right... and having just played the Sportsmans, it is pretty good, I have to admit...
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for December 2012
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2012, 04:23:57 PM »

I switched my vote to Sportsman's Hornpipe after watching this rather nice version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVSFnLUNveA.  The thing I liked about it was that it was really clear to see the bass timing (provided you wish to play it John Spiers style!).  Scary looking box though...
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for December 2012
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2012, 10:17:13 PM »

Hornpipes are like melodeons... you can never have too many of 'em  ;) :||:

Well said. There are times when I'm quite concerned about my hornpipe obsession.  :|glug  8)
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for December 2012
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2012, 10:37:49 PM »

Here is Sportsman's in E Dor rather than A Dor

X:1
T:Sportsman's Hornpipe
M:2/2U
L:1/8
K:Edor
G2 GG F2 FE|DEFG AFED|G2 GG F2 FE|B,2E2E4|
G2 GG F2 FE|DEFG AFED|dcdB AFED|B,2E2E4:|
EFGA BcdB|ecAc BAGF|EFGA BcdB|ecAc B3 B|
e2 ec d2 dB|G2 GB AF D2|GFGE FEFD|B,2E2E4:|

Doesn't make it much more playable that the A Dor (which has basses challenges) as it has low Bs which people may not have
« Last Edit: December 02, 2012, 12:39:32 PM by Lester »
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