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Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
« Reply #100 on: November 13, 2014, 10:51:31 PM »

My favourite schottische , for Smiths a gallant fireman

http://soundcloud.com/kevin-holland-7/for-smiths-a-gallant-fireman
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Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
« Reply #103 on: November 14, 2014, 11:34:49 PM »


Jack's Waltz, collected from Sally Sloane, a source of many great tunes and songs.
https://soundcloud.com/klappo/jacks-waltz
One of my favorites, and fun to play....
Enjoy!

A favour (I hope!) in return, on the Australian theme...

http://soundcloud.com/oysterboy6/sally-sloanes-varsoviana/s-9T3QO

Mike

Nice versions of some Sally Sloane tunes from both Mike & Malcolm. You could dance a varso to Mike's playing, no worries :)

Is it about time for Australian tunes to be the theme of the month?
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Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
« Reply #104 on: November 15, 2014, 08:13:34 PM »

Here's Quigley's Reel.  I've had this for a long time, originally from the The Ralph Page Book of Contras in the late 60s/early 70s.
I believe Ralph collected it from Al Quigley.

http://youtu.be/dJ-aoxOA9Hk

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Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
« Reply #105 on: November 16, 2014, 07:28:19 PM »

I'm a bit embarrassed to post this, as it is full of mistakes and fluffs but I was determined to try this lovely Strathspey. At the limit of my experience, I found it really quite tricky to play - Oh! and please excuse the cry of relief for having reached the end!!!  :|bl Hahaha!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDz1qMbwaeo&list=UUgmtRlQtNZvMIEgqi2QN4Yg
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Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
« Reply #106 on: November 17, 2014, 01:04:43 PM »

I'm a bit embarrassed to post this, as it is full of mistakes and fluffs but I was determined to try this lovely Strathspey. At the limit of my experience, I found it really quite tricky to play - Oh! and please excuse the cry of relief for having reached the end!!!  :|bl Hahaha!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDz1qMbwaeo&list=UUgmtRlQtNZvMIEgqi2QN4Yg
What a joy to listen to. I like your rhythm - and your cry at the end!
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Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
« Reply #107 on: November 20, 2014, 06:21:41 PM »

Finally got a fair recording of Sylvia's Serenade today, albeit a few fluffs in the B section (not especially nice fingering on a 2-row). Bit fast too but at least it's mostly consistently fast ;D

https://soundcloud.com/robotmay/sylvias-serenade

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Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
« Reply #108 on: November 20, 2014, 07:47:32 PM »

Finally got a fair recording of Sylvia's Serenade today, albeit a few fluffs in the B section (not especially nice fingering on a 2-row). Bit fast too but at least it's mostly consistently fast ;D

https://soundcloud.com/robotmay/sylvias-serenade
Very nice - I like that. Well played too (what fluffs? Enhancements!) Where is it from?
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Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
« Reply #109 on: November 20, 2014, 08:37:31 PM »

Thanks! It's a Playford tune. I actually learnt it from the Leveret recording of it before learning it was a Playford tune (and that it originally had an extra bar, which I'm now playing)!

Here's the ABC I wrote out for it:

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X:118
T:Sylvia's Serenade
M:3/2
Q:1/2=100
K:Dmaj
E2 BA G2 B2 G2 E2|B2 ed c2 f2 ^d2 B2|g4 f4 e4|f2 ag fg fe ^d2 B2|
E2 BA G2 B2 G2 E2|B2 ed c2 f2 ^d2 B2|g4 f4 e4|f2 ag fg fe e4:|
K:Gmaj
|:B2 dc B2 d2 B2 G2|Bd gd Bd gd {B}cG|A2 cB A2 c2 A2 F2|FA cA FA cA FD|
G2 BA G2 B2 G2 F2|g2 fg ag fe ^d2 B2|b3 a g2 f2 .e4|cB AG FG FE E4:|

I play the A part on the D row and the B part on the G row, if that helps anyone who decides to learn it (:)
It's also much easier if you have a half row, that D#/Eb is a bit of a pain; I have quite large hands and it's still a bit of a stretch.

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Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
« Reply #110 on: November 20, 2014, 09:15:27 PM »

Having just listened to your recording of Sylvia's Serenade, my first thought is 'what a gorgeous tune'. But you make it sound so aggressive, like a storm has just broken. If I were to learn this and I may, because it is so nice, I would want to make it flow and dance like a butterfly. It's a serenade, so surely it should be calm and romantic. Imagine you're standing beneath your lover's window playing this beautiful tune to try and win her love.

 I hope you don't mind robotmay, I'm trying to be constructive.
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Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
« Reply #111 on: November 20, 2014, 09:29:25 PM »

Having just listened to your recording of Sylvia's Serenade, my first thought is 'what a gorgeous tune'. But you make it sound so aggressive, like a storm has just broken. If I were to learn this and I may, because it is so nice, I would want to make it flow and dance like a butterfly. It's a serenade, so surely it should be calm and romantic. Imagine you're standing beneath your lover's window playing this beautiful tune to try and win her love.

 I hope you don't mind robotmay, I'm trying to be constructive.

Hehe, thanks for the feedback arty! The Leveret recording is much more like you describe. Unfortunately I was getting rather aggressive the more times I failed to record it properly; in the end I did what I often do, which is play it faster and harder so that I've got less time to cock it up in! >:E

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Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
« Reply #112 on: November 20, 2014, 10:06:58 PM »


Hehe, thanks for the feedback arty! The Leveret recording is much more like you describe. Unfortunately I was getting rather aggressive the more times I failed to record it properly; in the end I did what I often do, which is play it faster and harder so that I've got less time to cock it up in! >:E

Phew!! Thanks for taking my comment as I meant it to be. I have a habit of saying what I think and wishing I had kept my mouth shut after!

I have just found the recording you talk about, (I think), on You Tube. Is this it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoF1UJniIrc
It is delicate and free. Quite lovely I think.

Sometimes we are all guilty, I know I am, of trying to 'get another tune under our belt', when really we need to give the tune a lot more time to mature and develop. You have all the notes down now and you certainly have the skills, what you need to do now, is learn the tune so well that you don't have to think about the playing of it and just 'feel it'. It seems to me to be that kind of tune and worth spending the time with. It's gorgeous. I would be trying it without any heavy basses too, to see if I could make it interesting in another way.
Is that Andy Cutting popping his head in to the left side of the video?
Cheers robotmay - keep going!

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Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
« Reply #113 on: November 20, 2014, 10:20:20 PM »

Aye that is indeed Andy Cutting on the left. I'll be going to see Leveret in a couple of weeks, which should be a good gig!
I find it much easier to play tunes more relaxedly when I'm playing them with other people, as then you don't worry so much about getting everything perfect and instead just enjoy the process. Also I believe Leveret are playing in a different key (the minor keys of C/F I think), which gives it a slightly more melancholy tone than the D/G box. But aye I do need to play it more relaxedly in future. However I'll need to get more people to learn this tune first! >:E

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Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
« Reply #114 on: November 21, 2014, 12:58:37 AM »

BTW "The Sweetness of Mary" isn't Scottish, it's Canadian.
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Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
« Reply #115 on: November 21, 2014, 07:34:00 AM »

BTW "The Sweetness of Mary" isn't Scottish, it's Canadian.

Well there you go....I have learnt something! Thank you Jack.
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Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
« Reply #116 on: November 21, 2014, 08:24:55 AM »

.....Sweetness of Mary....
The Session says it's composed by Joan Macdonald Boes from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
http://thesession.org/tunes/802
A favourite of mine from watching the marvellous Martin Ellison version which I've watched so many times I've worn the pixels out . Arty, yours has a different B music to Martin's I think?
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Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
« Reply #117 on: November 21, 2014, 09:05:28 AM »

While we're on the subject, here's one I did earlier... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgY7x75hRic

I should do a proper new one for this month though.
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Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
« Reply #118 on: November 21, 2014, 06:20:23 PM »

With only a few days of the month left perhaps someone might like to tackle a tune I transcribed earlier this week from a book printed 274 years ago. Here it is in the original A minor and the D/G friendly key of B minor but the accidentals might be a bit of a pig. You may be the first person to play this in public for over two hundred years so give it a whirl!

X:150
T:Sally's Fancy. Walsh 4 Volume 2.150
M:6/8
L:1/8
Z:vmp. Peter Dunk 2014
B:Walsh, The Compleat Country Dancing Master Fourth Edition. 1740
Q:3/8=105
K:Am
cBA ceB|cBA ^GBE|ABc B2A|B2^GE3|edc def|
edc BdG|cde dcB|c2c c3::GFE CGC|GFE CGC|
ABc B2A|B2^G E3|cec BdB|cec BdB|ceA ^GEG|A2A A3:|
W:
W:Each Strain Twice. (repeats added to notation accordingly)

X:151
T:Sally's Fancy. Walsh 4 Volume 2.150
M:6/8
L:1/8
Z:vmp. Peter Dunk 2014
B:Walsh, The Compleat Country Dancing Master Fourth Edition. 1740
Q:3/8=105
K:Bm
dcB dfc|dcB ^AcF|Bcd c2B|c2^AF3|fed efg|
fed ceA|def edc|d2d d3::AGF DAD|AGF DAD|
Bcd c2B|c2^A F3|dfd cec|dfd cec|dfB ^AFA|B2B B3:|
W:
W:Each Strain Twice. (repeats added to notation accordingly)

Edited to correct errors noted by Jack Campin, to whom many thanks.
« Last Edit: November 21, 2014, 11:59:14 PM by Pete Dunk »
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Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
« Reply #119 on: November 21, 2014, 11:20:45 PM »

Something missing there.  You've got some bars of 3/8, and if you erase a barline to fix it you end up with a 7-bar second part.

I'd guess it went something like this, interpolating a third bar into the second part:

Code: [Select]
X:150
T:Sally's Fancy. Walsh 4 Volume 2.150
M:6/8
L:1/8
Z:vmp. Peter Dunk 2014
B:Walsh, The Compleat Country Dancing Master Fourth Edition. 1740
Q:3/8=105
K:Am
cBA ceB|cBA ^GBE|ABc   B2A|B2^G E3 |
edc def|edc  BdG|cde   dcB|c2c  c3:|
GFE CGC|GFE  CGC|DE^F ^G2A|B2^G E3 |
cec BdB|cec  BdB|ceA  ^GEG|A2A  A3:|
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