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Andrew Wigglesworth

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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2013: Cuckoo's Nest
« Reply #40 on: April 18, 2013, 12:02:07 PM »

Now for summat completely different.

I always seem to pick up odd versions of these tunes, minor instead of major or vice versa ...

Cuckoos Nest, as recorded this morning.

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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2013: Cuckoo's Nest
« Reply #41 on: April 18, 2013, 10:32:47 PM »

Lovely playing Andrew, I could listen to that for hours!
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2013: Cuckoo's Nest
« Reply #42 on: April 24, 2013, 03:34:04 PM »

Here is my TOTM.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLnzlWzBfyI&feature=plcp


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played while my corgi tried to play with my feet.

« Last Edit: April 24, 2013, 03:37:53 PM by joreema »
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2013: Cuckoo's Nest
« Reply #44 on: April 28, 2013, 12:50:16 PM »

It looks like folks are slowing down, and getting a head start on the next TOTM.
Here's a compilation of takes on Cuckoo's Nest:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDuw6cu90uNZhbbgDHs5db8GZuCV4JPvb

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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2013: Cuckoo's Nest
« Reply #45 on: April 30, 2013, 01:31:48 AM »

Dropping by to post mine for the die-hards before we all get booted out at closing time.

I'll caveat: my understand is that any "variant" is kosher, yes? So I'm going with the ribald ballad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-BGMqJ0Vek

Note for this recording I'm cleverly cloaking my great skills in order to properly emulate the unskilled blue-collar worker such as would've purchased a cheap German melodeon at a local corner store and entertained his drinking buddies with a song or two. That's my alibi.
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2013: Cuckoo's Nest
« Reply #46 on: April 30, 2013, 05:41:00 AM »

Thought I'd better take a crack at this before the end of the month. Out of the confusing variety of versions of this tune I picked Bill's (folkbluesnbeyond) melodic take. Here played (a bit faster than I would have liked) on a D/G Saltarelle Le Bouebe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQ0vhrb2elo


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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2013: Cuckoo's Nest
« Reply #47 on: April 30, 2013, 08:56:53 AM »

Thought I'd better take a crack at this before the end of the month. Out of the confusing variety of versions of this tune I picked Bill's (folkbluesnbeyond) melodic take. Here played (a bit faster than I would have liked) on a D/G Saltarelle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQ0vhrb2elo

I get "This video is private" from Youtube.
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2013: Cuckoo's Nest
« Reply #48 on: April 30, 2013, 01:25:41 PM »

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I get "This video is private" from Youtube.

Fixed.  :-[
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2013: Cuckoo's Nest
« Reply #49 on: April 30, 2013, 11:57:12 PM »

End of the month folks, and onto the next tune! As always, late submissions are very welcome, just plug it on the end here!

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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2013: Cuckoo's Nest
« Reply #50 on: April 03, 2015, 06:54:10 PM »

A couple of years late to the party, but I just wanted to share the arrangement that I've been working on for the past few weeks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxASikONvTs&feature=youtu.be

(Note to self: work on timing)
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2013: Cuckoo's Nest
« Reply #51 on: April 03, 2015, 10:10:15 PM »

I see you were a complete beginner in 2012. That's three years apparently well spent developing musical RH phrasing, clever variations and harmonies and a playing style that's very much your own.

Well worth waiting for, if I may say so.  :|glug
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2013: Cuckoo's Nest
« Reply #52 on: April 04, 2015, 07:22:03 AM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxASikONvTs&feature=youtu.be

That was really great Butimba.  After listening to this I immediately feel the need to go and re-visit this tune as I had never thought of playing it like that. 
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2013: Cuckoo's Nest
« Reply #53 on: April 04, 2015, 11:03:33 AM »

I see you were a complete beginner in 2012. That's three years apparently well spent developing musical RH phrasing, clever variations and harmonies and a playing style that's very much your own.

Well worth waiting for, if I may say so.  :|glug

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Thank you. That means a lot coming from you and has made me very happy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxASikONvTs&feature=youtu.be

That was really great Butimba.  After listening to this I immediately feel the need to go and re-visit this tune as I had never thought of playing it like that. 

Thanks! I don't think I would have thought of playing it like that either if I hadn't come across Andy Cutting's rendition (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuPkswYPxuo) - of which I have probably just created a sort of poor-man's version - and Chris Gardener's as well (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2pLyhi6k6s), which is also lovely.
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2013: Cuckoo's Nest
« Reply #54 on: April 04, 2015, 06:34:27 PM »

So many of these traditional tunes have very lovely melodies which lend themselves to exploratory interpretations.
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