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Re: Tune of the Month for February 2014: The Abbess
« Reply #40 on: February 10, 2014, 10:48:00 PM »

Oh how I love this tune!

I was quite pleased at the sound recording quality - sorry about the lighting!  :-\

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iB8vwBpakI
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Re: Tune of the Month for February 2014: The Abbess
« Reply #41 on: February 10, 2014, 10:55:23 PM »

Oh how I love this tune!

I was quite pleased at the sound recording quality - sorry about the lighting!  :-\

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iB8vwBpakI

That's how I want to be able to play it!!! Brilliant, thank you, I shall listen to that many, many times!
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Re: Tune of the Month for February 2014: The Abbess
« Reply #42 on: February 10, 2014, 10:56:35 PM »

a right-hand only harmonised version of the tune
A musical and surprisingly effective way to do it I thought...
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Re: Tune of the Month for February 2014: The Abbess
« Reply #43 on: February 11, 2014, 06:57:31 AM »

Oh how I love this tune!

I was quite pleased at the sound recording quality - sorry about the lighting!  :-\

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iB8vwBpakI

That's how I want to be able to play it!!! Brilliant, thank you, I shall listen to that many, many times!

That's very kind - thank you.
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Re: Tune of the Month for February 2014: The Abbess
« Reply #44 on: February 14, 2014, 08:38:32 PM »

Here's my attempt. http://youtu.be/9-CpPdHB-fQ
I fluffed a couple of notes here and there.

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Re: Tune of the Month for February 2014: The Abbess
« Reply #45 on: February 15, 2014, 10:05:10 AM »

Here's my attempt. http://youtu.be/9-CpPdHB-fQ
I fluffed a couple of notes here and there.

Howard
Nice work Howard. I like the relaxed feel.
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Re: Tune of the Month for February 2014: The Abbess
« Reply #46 on: February 15, 2014, 11:45:40 AM »

Here was the best take that I got: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVxETnpCxRY&feature=youtu.be

This is delightful Snaffle, I'm all for playing tunes without bass/chord accompaniment sometimes. This works really well and quite sophisticated right hand work. Nice.

Martin
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Re: Tune of the Month for February 2014: The Abbess
« Reply #47 on: February 15, 2014, 12:47:41 PM »

Here's my attempt. http://youtu.be/9-CpPdHB-fQ
I fluffed a couple of notes here and there.

Howard

Here's a pdf attachment of the version I played with chords and bowing marks for bellows direction (are they the right way round?).
It turned out as a bit of an exercise in cross-rowing. There are just a couple of places where a bellows reversal could have been avoided.
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Re: Tune of the Month for February 2014: The Abbess
« Reply #48 on: February 15, 2014, 03:46:10 PM »

Trying to get the Abbess dancing:     http://youtu.be/p3tmCm1VtVU

Still need to lighten up those bass chords though.
« Last Edit: February 15, 2014, 04:05:11 PM by Jackhumphreys »
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Re: Tune of the Month for February 2014: The Abbess
« Reply #49 on: February 15, 2014, 04:34:36 PM »

Here's a pdf attachment of the version I played with chords and bowing marks for bellows direction (are they the right way round?).
I see you have used the down-bow mark (open square) for pull and the up-bow mark (elongated 'V') for push. That's fine if you understand it in that way, and in any case there's no established convention as far as I know.

I also use bowing marks if I want to indicate bellows direction. However I use the down-bow mark for push. Like a string down-bow, it has psychologically a stronger, more 'solid' feel, to my mind. For bellows pull, I use an up-bow symbol, but inverted, so that the elongated 'V' points upwards.

In her amazing contemporary melodeon tunebook 'Diatonic Liaisons', Alexandra Browne (Valkyrie of this forum) uses small horizontal arrows above the notes to indicate bellows directions. A right-pointing arrow indicates bellows push and a left-pointing arrow indicates bellows pull, because that's the way you move your left hand when playing.
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Re: Tune of the Month for February 2014: The Abbess
« Reply #50 on: February 15, 2014, 04:36:00 PM »

I've had a go at it here......

http://youtu.be/VVde5f4QpgM

It's a tune that I tend to play for myself when I'm in a contemplative mood..... that's when it appeals to me.
I've played it for a little while, and is a work in progress for me. On recording I'm surprised my speed's a bit variable, but it could be my aversion to recording playing a part!.
I'm glad I've done this, as it means I've still a way to go and need to sort my speed - that'll teach me to be complacent!
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Re: Tune of the Month for February 2014: The Abbess
« Reply #51 on: February 16, 2014, 04:02:00 PM »

Here was the best take that I got: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVxETnpCxRY&feature=youtu.be

This is delightful Snaffle, I'm all for playing tunes without bass/chord accompaniment sometimes. This works really well and quite sophisticated right hand work. Nice.

Martin

Thanks very much!
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Re: Tune of the Month for February 2014: The Abbess
« Reply #52 on: February 22, 2014, 10:12:24 AM »

Well I thought I ought to record this in it's original key... This tune works so well in any key.
So here is my contribution.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYD8xKB7QrI

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Re: Tune of the Month for February 2014: The Abbess
« Reply #53 on: February 22, 2014, 10:25:25 AM »

That was gorgeous. Played with so much feeling.Thank you for sharing it. Jill
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Re: Tune of the Month for February 2014: The Abbess
« Reply #54 on: February 22, 2014, 12:00:46 PM »

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That was gorgeous. Played with so much feeling.Thank you for sharing it. Jill

Thank you Jill. I play this tune on 3 different accordions and it always sends a shiver down my neck to play it. I guess it must be a successful composition.

Andy has written some great tunes and while we all try to develop our own style of playing, it's hard not to try to copy his exquisite technique where we can.
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Re: Tune of the Month for February 2014: The Abbess
« Reply #55 on: February 22, 2014, 12:52:04 PM »

Very good stuff so far folks - keep it up! Here's a quick go from me on the Castagnari Lilly in A/D (so I'm playing in D) - I was going to do it in D/G, but McGrooger's D/G version is as clear a video to learn from as you could hope for... so I've gone for the Lilly whose tone suits the tune wonderfully I think (D/G tutorial video still to come though at some point hopefully, now I've learned it!)

http://youtu.be/qkXy2r0u1Ws

Clive
I think the Lilly sounds great - is that its natural raw sound or is there a bit of help post-recording? Enjoyed the playing too, of course.
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Re: Tune of the Month for February 2014: The Abbess
« Reply #56 on: February 22, 2014, 07:31:22 PM »

Nicely played Roland, great to hear the Hascy sing out!
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Re: Tune of the Month for February 2014: The Abbess
« Reply #57 on: February 22, 2014, 10:48:07 PM »

Well I didn't vote for The Abbess as it just seemed too difficult...   but am glad that it did win as it made me have a go, and as always it's been great hearing all the different versions.

This was the best attempt (believe me!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pxr-m-DidIE&feature=youtu.be - although still lots of stuff ups and missed chords, but minus the dog barking which seemed to happen in all the other takes ::)

I don't think the chords are anything like what they should be, but I just went in the end with what I liked the sound of, and that I could manage - my usual excuse.
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Re: Tune of the Month for February 2014: The Abbess
« Reply #58 on: February 22, 2014, 11:20:09 PM »

http://youtu.be/qkXy2r0u1Ws

Clive
I think the Lilly sounds great - is that its natural raw sound or is there a bit of help post-recording? Enjoyed the playing too, of course.

Thanks - that's very kind. The recording has been touched up 'a little'; a little reverb, compression, and a little EQ to help the basses come through a bit. Takes about 5 mins in the wonderful Mixcraft program. It is a special little Lilly, that's for sure.

Cheers,

Clive

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Re: Tune of the Month for February 2014: The Abbess
« Reply #59 on: February 23, 2014, 10:35:56 AM »

Hello....After watched all your videos, i wanted to put my french participation with my Maugein G/C... for this beautiful tune ;)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-m_DcLQTjA&feature=youtu.be
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