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Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
« on: January 01, 2015, 01:01:38 AM »

Happy new year everyone; this month's narrow winner is Haste to the Wedding! 32 bar jig, well suited to playing on one row.

Here's Lester's demo of this tune - http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-315-haste-to-wedding-headington.html ; direct youtube link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fUlAn9XkFI and courtesy of Lester again, here's some ABC for it (in G)

Code: [Select]
X:315
T:Haste to the Wedding - Headington
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
DED D2B|AGA BAG|DED D2B|cBc ABc|
DED D2B|AGA BAG|DED G2A|BAG G3:|
Bcd dcB|cde edc|Bcd dcB|cBc ABc|
d3B3|AGA BGE|DED G2A|BGG G3:|

... and here's Serge's rather splendid one row version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-tw8-4F3Qc

We've had lots of votes this month; it would be really nice if we get lots of entries from the voters in particular :-)

Cheers,

Clive

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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2015, 11:45:18 AM »

Played on the Geipel, superbly revalved and retuned by Theo .

I'm still getting used to the Gleichton !

http://youtu.be/KqPf9Ta7x3w
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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2015, 11:09:24 AM »

The new one:
http://youtu.be/gOdyzo7vYZM

The old one from 2011:
http://youtu.be/xKM39ZSbgJg

Best wishes for 2015:

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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2015, 05:04:54 PM »

Here we go - a version of Haste to the Wedding:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uahsQe_6cW0

If you had a "now you see it - now you don't" moment with it earlier this afternoon, that's because I accidentally uploaded it to the wrong YouTube channel. You can't move a video from one channel to another; you have to delete and upload again.
Hopefully this one will stay!
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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2015, 08:02:14 PM »

This is my version of Haste to the wedding for Melodeon.net tune of the month Jan 2015. 
There are a couple of duff notes and It seems to differ slightly from everyone else I ever play it with locally but hey hoe!   
The clapping in the background is 'celebrity' mastermind not, sadly, my audience!


http://youtu.be/XPahiZkco_M
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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2015, 08:22:26 PM »

This is my version of Haste to the wedding for Melodeon.net tune of the month Jan 2015. 
There are a couple of duff notes and It seems to differ slightly from everyone else I ever play it with locally but hey hoe!   
The clapping in the background is 'celebrity' mastermind not, sadly, my audience!


http://youtu.be/XPahiZkco_M

Nicely done! It's very easy, as I know from personal experience, to let this tune run away with you and finish up as a sprint to the finish, but you kept a really nice steady rhythm without ever losing the intrinsic "bounce" of the melody. Don't worry about the slight personal variations - that's folk music. There's no "correct" version of a tune (as you will see if and when I get round to recording my contribution!!)

Cheers
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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2015, 08:55:33 PM »

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Nicely done! It's very easy, as I know from personal experience, to let this tune run away with you and finish up as a sprint to the finish, but you kept a really nice steady rhythm without ever losing the intrinsic "bounce" of the melody. Don't worry about the slight personal variations - that's folk music. There's no "correct" version of a tune (as you will see if and when I get round to recording my contribution!!)

Cheers
Graham

Thanks Graham,  yes I know what you mean about speeding this one up, i have spent a bit of time practicing this tune with a metronome to try and keep it tidy,  its nice you noticed and think it worked! :-)
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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2015, 12:56:52 AM »

As usual I'm posting one I recorded earlier.

It's Scan Tester's version (roughly) and perhaps over long as I was recording it for a different purpose to ToTM.

https://soundcloud.com/martin-ellison/haste-to-the-wedding

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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2015, 04:34:04 PM »

Here's a recording played on a Baldoni D/C# then I played it with a Voice over recording with the beltuna one row, so two melodeons.
this is the first time trying this so I'm off time at first, evens out in the end . I think  :-\
there probably a better way to mix two recording?  maybe using earphone would help.
 http://youtu.be/Fwnam7cDW-E
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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2015, 01:13:26 PM »

Here's a recording played on a Baldoni D/C# then I played it with a Voice over recording with the beltuna one row, so two melodeons.
this is the first time trying this so I'm off time at first, evens out in the end . I think  :-\
there probably a better way to mix two recording?  maybe using earphone would help.
 http://youtu.be/Fwnam7cDW-E

It sounds good to me. Nice box, and nice version.

When I make multitrack recordings for YouTube I start by recording the video of me playing the principal instrument. I then upload this file to a PC and import its soundtrack into Audacity (the free recording program for PCs and Macs). From this point on I just treat it as an ordinary sound recording project, adding tracks, tweaking effects and mixing, until I'm satisfied (or tired). Then I replace the original soundtrack with the new, overdubbed one.

Doing the steps in this order means that I can dispense with headphones in the video clip, and it also helps me keep the melodeon (in this case) up front where it belongs.

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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2015, 02:24:29 PM »

thanks Bob,
I'll give that a try.
I've used Imovie for recording so far.
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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2015, 08:31:10 PM »

Here we go - a version of Haste to the Wedding:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uahsQe_6cW0

If you had a "now you see it - now you don't" moment with it earlier this afternoon, that's because I accidentally uploaded it to the wrong YouTube channel. You can't move a video from one channel to another; you have to delete and upload again.
Hopefully this one will stay!

I still don't like this tune very much, but your recording has made me not like it quite a bit less! (That's my cack-handed attempt at a compliment. It's a great recording.)
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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2015, 11:04:46 PM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uahsQe_6cW0

I still don't like this tune very much, but your recording has made me not like it quite a bit less!

Thank you. I once read in a rather good book, Psychology for Musicians* (mainly about teaching) that if somebody complimented you on how well you played after a performance, you had failed, but if they said how beautiful the music was, that was far better. So I think I can count that as a win, in a double-negative sort of way!

It's not a tune I'd usually go out of my way to play either, but if you're going to play it at all, you have to find something to like about it and then try to sell that for all it's worth.

* I think it's this one but it was a long time ago. An entertaning and informative read.
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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2015, 07:37:01 AM »

Very interesting point that, Anahata. I kind of think its about how you connect at an emotional level with the listener. Technically a performance might be dodgy but something about it works, which I guess is pretty much what you are saying.

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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2015, 09:31:57 AM »

Technically a performance might be dodgy but something about it works

That happens a lot in folk music and is part of its appeal for me.

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which I guess is pretty much what you are saying.
I wasn't particularly thinking of the case of a technically flawed performance, but it could be that as well (yes, my video has lots of fluffed notes in it!). The point is that there has to be something else beyond just playing it right, and a favourable comment on the music (vs. your playing) is ironically a greater compliment.

One way of getting the "something else", reworking Percy Buck's quote from the point of view of the player's approach, is mentally to replace "Look at me! Aren't I clever!" with "I want to convince you what a good tune/piece of music this is".
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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2015, 04:26:24 PM »

Wikipedia, so it must be true!  >:E  Then again, it just might be........... ;) :D
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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2015, 06:29:35 PM »

A odd entry from me this month, in that I'm not playing the tune, and I'm not playing it on a melodeon...

However, this is the tune used for the Adderbury dance Haste to the Wedding, played on my new squeeze (a 1925 64 key Maccann duet concertina). There are a few mistakes here and there, but I hope you'll permit me showing this new toy off a bit!

https://soundcloud.com/olliekingbox/haste-to-the-wedding

I'll hopefully get round to doing a melodeon version of the correct tune before the month is out.

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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2015, 06:45:20 PM »

The point is that there has to be something else beyond just playing it right, and a favourable comment on the music (vs. your playing) is ironically a greater compliment.

One way of getting the "something else", reworking Percy Buck's quote from the point of view of the player's approach, is mentally to replace "Look at me! Aren't I clever!" with "I want to convince you what a good tune/piece of music this is".

Sorry if this is thread drift... but I was just reminded of Andy Cutting saying pretty much the same thing in a workshop, that he prefers it when people compliment his music rather than his playing.

I'm not a natural performer and so I've always liked the idea that it's the music that's more important than the player, and I think this approach will help me with performing on the box as well ('I really want to share this tune with everyone' rather than 'I want people to listen to me!')

Sounds like I would find that book an interesting read, will try to hunt it down!
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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2015, 09:24:40 PM »

Here's a rough-and-ready version on one-row, with a couple of other instruments overdubbed just for mischief:

http://youtu.be/FENSMiB5f-c

And a story, which this tune invariably calls to mind:

In my last year of college I had the misfortune to be lodged directly below an obnoxious, swell-headed pre-med of a classmate who owned a sound system that could probably have supplied the needs of Madison Square Garden. That year's hit records, which I heard constantly at derangement-inducing volume, still give me a headache; e.g., I like Bob Dylan well enough, but can't listen to "Blood on the Tracks." And so on.

One cool November night, during a brief pause in the torment from overhead (he was changing the record, no doubt), I fancied I heard the very faint sound of an accordion from far across the lawn outside my open window. I was new to the trad scene--the trad scene itself was just gearing up, for that matter--and I was hungry for music (and desperate to escape the assault from above). So I grabbed a whistle and jogged out into the dark to see where the sound was coming from. Sure enough, an eccentric, wide-eyed, red-bearded fellow, whom I knew very slightly as a budding folkie, was standing perhaps eighty yards from the dormitory, wheezing away on a little twelve-bass antique he'd just picked up at a junk shop. And the tune he was playing was one of the half dozen I knew: "Haste to the Wedding"! Seeing my whistle, he smiled and nodded, and I joined in.

We hadn't played it twice through when my upstairs neighbor came charging across the lawn, loaded for bear. "Do you two MIND?" he raged. "Maybe you humanities types have time to fool around on a weeknight, but serious people have to study! Nobody could think straight with the kind of racket you're making!"

Or something to that effect. I had a little trouble making out his exact words, since even at that distance the air was throbbing from his enormous speakers. I'd like to repeat the absolutely devastating zinger I came back with, but the truth is that the absurdity of the encounter left me speechless. My new friend and I muttered apologies and said goodnight. I don't remember ever playing music with him again.

So this tune is for my indignant neighbor, in gratitude for the important lesson he taught me that night about...well, I don't know; about something, surely. Funny that one even remembers these inconsequential little skirmishes, four decades on! I hope he flunked out of med school, the bastard.

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