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What tune shall we play in June?

Soldier's Joy
- 10 (22.2%)
Jack Robinson
- 22 (48.9%)
Marche des Cabrettaires
- 4 (8.9%)
La Choca
- 9 (20%)

Total Members Voted: 42

Voting closed: May 31, 2014, 11:38:18 PM


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Clive Williams

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Poll: Tune of the Month for June 2014
« on: May 24, 2014, 11:38:18 PM »

Here we are again folks; four tunes to choose from, this month all close losers in the recent or distant past.

Soldier's Joy - A well known tune with plenty of scope for variety and interpretation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6wfiRJkABY ; here played by Lester again (thanks Lester!)

Jack Robinson - classic English tune, popularised by Spiers and Boden, and here taken again from Lester's wonderful Tune a Day blog - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10QRPjz-358

Marche des Carbrettaires - Yet another one from Lester, a quick down the list of tunes he's recorded gives this one, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjfUmXXH8kk ; a cracking French march.

La Choca - The slightly off the wall suggestion, a *gorgeous* french waltz/mazurka thing, that I believe comes from the playing of La Chavannee, and is, as far as I know traditional. Or does anyone know better? While it's not the easiest tune in the world, nor is it that hard - with a bit of practice, it's perfectly playable on a standard 2 row 8 bass instrument. Here it is played by Chris Wood and Andy Cutting, in 1996(!) - La Choca is the second tune, and starts at about 2:40 mins. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COQA-uc6yS8

Happy voting; please pick something you'd like to try learning and playing, rather than something you want to hear other people play - *someone's* got to post videos, and numbers are definitely dropping off... so if we want this to continue, people need to keep  learning, playing and recording their efforts!

Cheers,

Clive
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