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Re: Tune of the Month for February 2014: The Abbess
« Reply #60 on: February 23, 2014, 10:44:52 AM »

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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

Well done Miss B  (:)   .. I am happy to see you here. 

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Re: Tune of the Month for February 2014: The Abbess
« Reply #61 on: February 23, 2014, 06:52:40 PM »

OK, so I decided to have a go at each TOTM for 2014. I've been playing for less than two years and this tune is obviously well out of my league but couldn't really duck out of my resolution as early as February. 

So posted with some trepidation, here is my attempt at The Abbess.
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Re: Tune of the Month for February 2014: The Abbess
« Reply #62 on: February 23, 2014, 07:00:37 PM »

So posted with some trepidation, here is my attempt at The Abbess.

What's not to like, and you are more of a man than me as I've not even tried  (:)
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Re: Tune of the Month for February 2014: The Abbess
« Reply #63 on: February 23, 2014, 07:53:23 PM »

this tune is obviously well out of my league

It's not obvious to me! It may be a little out of your comfort zone and would benefit from more practise to get your confidence up a bit but you played it well at a rock steady tempo. Once you're totally at home with the melody you can experiment with the L/H although that's pretty impressive at this stage too.
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Re: Tune of the Month for February 2014: The Abbess
« Reply #64 on: February 24, 2014, 10:11:51 AM »

Helena, there's absolutely no indication in your YT vid that this tune is 'out of your league' at all! When The Abbess was voted for as TOTM I thought there'd be hardly any postings as I thought it was a really tough piece to play. I'm happy to admit I was wrong about the number of recordings.  If you can play this well in such a short time, I don't think you'll have much problem keeping your resolution to have a crack at the TOTM each month - unless there's a concerted effort one month to vote for a tune that hardly anyone can play! Well done! (:)
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Re: Tune of the Month for February 2014: The Abbess
« Reply #66 on: February 25, 2014, 09:09:12 PM »

Just when I could have used a longer month, we turn up with a shorter one.  :(   It's all about the bellows control, isn't it?

        http://youtu.be/QG4unOw646A

Thanks, Mr. C, for another beautiful piece.
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Re: Tune of the Month for February 2014: The Abbess
« Reply #67 on: February 27, 2014, 03:39:18 PM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIpK8J0Vx2w

Now that was a hard one. But, it helped me discover my pulled g on the third row and now that button is not quite so unfamiliar a stretch.

I marvel at how the chords dance around with the melody and thank Bill for posting the dots with chords.

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Re: Tune of the Month for February 2014: The Abbess
« Reply #68 on: February 27, 2014, 05:32:12 PM »

OK, so I decided to have a go at each TOTM for 2014. I've been playing for less than two years and this tune is obviously well out of my league but couldn't really duck out of my resolution as early as February. 

So posted with some trepidation, here is my attempt at The Abbess.

Brilliant, well done. I, like Leicester, haven't even tried - and my pneumonia isn't an excuse !
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Re: Tune of the Month for February 2014: The Abbess
« Reply #69 on: February 27, 2014, 06:13:20 PM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIpK8J0Vx2w

Nice playing Philip, and a great melodeon wall display!  I would build one of those myself, but then my wife would realise how many I actually owned...which would not be good  (:)
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Re: Tune of the Month for February 2014: The Abbess
« Reply #70 on: February 27, 2014, 11:32:21 PM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIpK8J0Vx2w

Nice playing Philip, and a great melodeon wall display!  I would build one of those myself, but then my wife would realise how many I actually owned...which would not be good  (:)
Thanks.  IKEA built the display and MAD stocked it. About the wife . . .
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Re: Tune of the Month for February 2014: The Abbess
« Reply #71 on: February 28, 2014, 12:13:05 AM »

Here is my hastily but intensively learnt version. I'm fully aware of the issues - especially lack of smoothness and heavy left hand, but I love the tune and wanted an immediate project to get my teeth into after the lay off.

http://youtu.be/9wiEVzGDvL8
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Re: Tune of the Month for February 2014: The Abbess
« Reply #72 on: February 28, 2014, 01:53:57 PM »

Here's my go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FElCULn1S3Q&feature=youtu.be

I wish it were better.

Sorry about the mistake in the tune!
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Re: Tune of the Month for February 2014: The Abbess
« Reply #73 on: February 28, 2014, 07:31:37 PM »

Here's my go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FElCULn1S3Q&feature=youtu.be

I wish it were better.

Sorry about the mistake in the tune!

Hells teeth, that is nice, and nicely played in my opinion. Lovely box as well. I want one of those.

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Re: Tune of the Month for February 2014: The Abbess
« Reply #74 on: March 01, 2014, 01:44:39 PM »

End of the month folks; we've had lots of great videos this month; lovely to see so many people having a go; especially those originally frightened off! See you *can* do it!  :D

Late contributions as always very much appreciated - just stick 'em on the end here.

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Re: Tune of the Month for February 2014: The Abbess
« Reply #75 on: March 04, 2014, 09:05:16 AM »

Here is my hastily but intensively learnt version. I'm fully aware of the issues - especially lack of smoothness and heavy left hand, but I love the tune and wanted an immediate project to get my teeth into after the lay off.

http://youtu.be/9wiEVzGDvL8
Tried to listen to your Abbess but wouldn't play for some reason.  Went back to your first Serafini post and that played fine.  You may want to repost and check it works.  The older post by the way was well cool. Smooth.  Hope allergy clears up.
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Re: Tune of the Month for February 2014: The Abbess
« Reply #76 on: March 04, 2014, 10:07:30 AM »

Tried to listen to your Abbess but wouldn't play for some reason.  Went back to your first Serafini post and that played fine.  You may want to repost and check it works.  The older post by the way was well cool. Smooth.  Hope allergy clears up.
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Just checked on a couple of different computers, and it seems to work ok. Could I ask you to try again? Unfortunately even with the Rik, I've been noticing reactions - and on reflection, when I was playing the accordion a lot, I had real problems at work (had to use a mic to teach). So it looks like game over. I'll move on to another instrument, though. Maybe harmonica or guitar.
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Re: Tune of the Month for February 2014: The Abbess
« Reply #77 on: March 04, 2014, 01:51:33 PM »

Will be a real shame considering your evident musical affinity for the melodeon. But needs must and I really wish you well with the next step.
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Re: Tune of the Month for February 2014: The Abbess
« Reply #78 on: March 26, 2014, 07:47:22 PM »

I know i'm going backwards in time, but i had to take the chance to have a go at this beautiful piece of music. Played in G on a G/C Tania Rutkowski accordion. I hope you enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se_561ZYzEY
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Re: Tune of the Month for February 2014: The Abbess
« Reply #79 on: September 09, 2014, 03:24:56 PM »

7 months later and I've finally gotten around to learning this tune a bit better. Still got a lot of embellishments to figure out and there's a glaring mistake in the last run through, but pretty pleased to finally be able to play it reasonably!

https://soundcloud.com/robotmay/the-abbess-1
« Last Edit: September 09, 2014, 03:30:42 PM by robotmay »
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