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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2011: Tunes from Canada
« Reply #100 on: June 01, 2011, 01:39:44 AM »

There will be at least one, I haven't recorded my set of crooked tunes yet :(
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2011: Tunes from Canada
« Reply #101 on: August 07, 2011, 09:13:55 AM »

A very late entry but it is, so far as I know, my first Quebecois tune.
Played on a 1 row "C" Zero Sette
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2011: Tunes from Canada
« Reply #102 on: August 10, 2011, 08:46:05 PM »

A very late entry but it is, so far as I know, my first Quebecois tune.
Played on a 1 row "C" Zero Sette
http://soundcloud.com/tuftyabc/peril-waltz


Very nice -- antique atmosphere!
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2011: Tunes from Canada
« Reply #103 on: August 24, 2011, 10:37:19 PM »

Here's a tune I learned from a recording of Andre Marchand accompanied by Grey Larsen....the tune is called 'the Orange Tree', and it's very catchy, so it's another one I'm trying to get clear of my cluttered brain in order to make room for some new tunes. My disk space is diminishing daily ;D  Played on the Pistelli LMM in A/D.....the green one:

                                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCjIVEXHkdQ
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2011: Tunes from Canada
« Reply #104 on: August 24, 2011, 10:50:58 PM »

Here's a tune I learned from a recording of Andre Marchand accompanied by Grey Larsen....the tune is called 'the Orange Tree', and it's very catchy, so it's another one I'm trying to get clear of my cluttered brain in order to make room for some new tunes. My disk space is diminishing daily ;D  Played on the Pistelli LMM in A/D.....the green one:

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

Can't see it I'm afraid - the video's private - can you tweak it to public?

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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2011: Tunes from Canada
« Reply #105 on: August 24, 2011, 11:16:36 PM »

Here's a tune I learned from a recording of Andre Marchand accompanied by Grey Larsen....the tune is called 'the Orange Tree', and it's very catchy, so it's another one I'm trying to get clear of my cluttered brain in order to make room for some new tunes. My disk space is diminishing daily ;D  Played on the Pistelli LMM in A/D.....the green one:

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

Can't see it I'm afraid - the video's private - can you tweak it to public?

My connection says it's public, Clive.... ???
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2011: Tunes from Canada
« Reply #106 on: August 24, 2011, 11:26:55 PM »

Aha. Got it now!

Thanks for that - that's lovely! I've looked up the Larsen/Marchand album on Spotify and there it is  ;D so off to have a listen!

Cheers,

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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2011: Tunes from Canada
« Reply #107 on: August 25, 2011, 04:50:08 PM »

Here's a tune I learned from a recording of Andre Marchand accompanied by Grey Larsen....the tune is called 'the Orange Tree',

Very lovely playing -- and great sound from that special melodeon!
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2011: Tunes from Canada
« Reply #108 on: August 26, 2011, 04:18:30 PM »

Here's a tune I learned from a recording of Andre Marchand accompanied by Grey Larsen....the tune is called 'the Orange Tree',

Very lovely playing -- and great sound from that special melodeon!
-Andy

Thanks Andy! It's a dear little box.  8)
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2011: Tunes from Canada
« Reply #109 on: June 02, 2012, 01:30:27 PM »

Might as well post this here. I noted down a fragment of a Quebecois tune at Genticorum's workshop at Shepley and this is what I came out with when I got back. Turns out that the original tune isn't crooked at all, whereas I have a 5-4-3. Not quite sure what that's in aid of, but here it is anyway. WITH FEET. I am sitting on my dressing gown and am stepping into the flight case that I keep the two little boxes in. Rather surprised that the mic in my camera worked at all!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3tJ0ZsH1e4
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2011: Tunes from Canada
« Reply #110 on: June 02, 2012, 02:07:46 PM »

Nice! So how is the tune supposed to go?
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2011: Tunes from Canada
« Reply #112 on: June 02, 2012, 10:59:35 PM »

Another is this wonderful jig played by Alan Bouchard - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOef8pOVLO0&feature=related. Anyone know what it is called?

I'm sure I've heard Ed Rennie playing a version of this - perhaps on the last Bismarks CD?

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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2011: Tunes from Canada
« Reply #113 on: June 03, 2012, 08:32:21 AM »

You're not confusing it with The Champion, are you? First two bars are the same, and similar minor/major key change between A and B. Also recorded by the Committee Band.
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2011: Tunes from Canada
« Reply #114 on: November 13, 2012, 09:46:38 AM »

Well, my attempts at fast Quebecois reels have (so far) gone very badly, so here instead is something rather more gentile; a gorgeous waltz written by Michel Faubert of Quebec, called La Valse des Jouets (The Waltz of the Toys).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJe2rmGIMVg

Played on the Hohner Preciosa (Bb/Eb) (again, what can I say, I *like* this instrument), and it comes out in Bb when I play it. It plays on the outer row of a 2 row 8 bass instrument; no clever reversals, accidentals or chords needed. This version owes a fair debt to how I remember Chris Wood and Andy Cutting playing it many years ago, before they recorded it on their 'Live at Sidmouth' album with a *completely* different arrangement (and a Danish guest guitarist if I remember correctly). Personally, I preferred their first arrangement, so here it is, more or less, and without the violin of course.

Clive

Have just re-recorded this on a G/C at popular request (well, *one* request), which you can find here:

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

Cheers,

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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2011: Tunes from Canada
« Reply #115 on: November 13, 2012, 01:31:06 PM »


Have just re-recorded this on a G/C at popular request (well, *one* request) . . .

Cheers,

Clive

Clive,
As the requester, I must say that this version is already quite popular with me. Thanks for the favor.
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2011: Tunes from Canada
« Reply #116 on: November 13, 2012, 05:22:58 PM »



Have just re-recorded this on a G/C at popular request (well, *one* request) . . .

Cheers,

Clive

Clive, what keyboard layout on your G/C Hohner's left hand? I notice your index finger occasionally sneaking up to the button above the e/am chord and I wonder which bass note occupies that spot?


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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2011: Tunes from Canada
« Reply #117 on: November 13, 2012, 06:07:53 PM »



Have just re-recorded this on a G/C at popular request (well, *one* request) . . .

Cheers,

Clive

Clive, what keyboard layout on your G/C Hohner's left hand? I notice your index finger occasionally sneaking up to the button above the e/am chord and I wonder which bass note occupies that spot?

Ah, yes. The layout is standard 8 bass + 2 extra pairs of chords - they are (I think, trying to convert D/G speak to G/C speak in my head as I go)

F/F    Em/Am   Bm/Em 
C/G      G/D      D/C

The note you're hearing is the Bm; I'm using that as a quick jumping chord in the middle, to bridge from a G chord to a C chord, much like I'd use the Em to bridge from a C chord to F chord transition if playing on the inside row.

Hmmm. That's probably not clear, is it? But it's just a passing note, and in no way essential to the tune; I can (and would) leave it out if I just had the 8 basses.

Cheers,

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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2011: Tunes from Canada
« Reply #118 on: December 15, 2012, 07:28:22 PM »

Despite hours of watching Clive's video and playing along till his arms dropped off, I found that I couldn't quite get the Clive rhythm machine going. How does he do that?

Even so, parts of the session may have stuck, because I feel that I made progress toward playing this as a tune http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FT8EYd4ZTI, rather than mechanically pressing the buttons. It may even be recognizable as a waltz and that would be a real step forward.

I tried to liberate my left, eschewing om, pah, pah, so there are strange combinations hiding between some left hand mistakes, which also added their own type of variety. Plus, I finally got to press my B chord in a tune, which is a first.

Thanks to Clive for posting his tune in G.
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2011: Tunes from Canada
« Reply #119 on: February 25, 2013, 04:14:10 PM »

Rather late in the day for TOTM here's my first foray onto Soundcloud with The Sweetness of Mary. I am hoping it will be easier to concentrate on the sound if I only do audio - certainly found it less stressful!

https://soundcloud.com/oysterboy6/the-sweetness-of-mary

Cheers
Mike  :||:
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