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folkbluesnbeyond

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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2015: Harlequin Air
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2015, 11:39:07 AM »

http://youtu.be/95pP2RY8KDE

2nd version more Molly than Air I guess.

Best wishes from Suffolk

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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2015: Harlequin Air
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2015, 09:30:09 AM »

My contribution -

https://youtu.be/_-rPwJ2cD3Q

I haven’t played this tune before on a melodeon though I already knew it from elsewhere.
I started by seeing how it fitted on the D row and very quickly made choices on the G row based upon the harmony and which basses I wanted.

Bar 2, I use the A on the G row to match the A chord.
Bar 3, I want a G chord then an Eminor so the first 2 notes on the G row then the second 2 on the D row.
Bar 6, staying on an A chord against the top G so staying on the D row.
Bar 9, again using an A on the G row against the A chord.
Bar 11, across to the G row against a G chord.
Bar 12, again just the A on the G row but staying there for –
Bar 13, 3 As on the G row and the G on the D row.
Bar 14, run down on the D row but then D and G on the G row against a G chord.
Finishing back on the D row as usual.

Here's my "other band" playing the same tune, recorded a couple of years ago just before I joined them.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fa_XYT1GW4

The eagle–eyed may spot a small microphone attached to the top of the treble side of the box.  This a trial of a hyper-cardioid mic attached at the top of the box and pointed downwards towards the bottom of the grill as described some time ago by IanD. The idea being that the pickup pattern of the mic compensates for the difference in distance from the reeds along the box.  This is a Crown GLM200 attached to a short wooden bar using a small piece of heat-shrink tubing with a couple of pieces of guitar string inside to make a goose-neck.  The wooden bar is attached to the box using neodymium magnets. And a couple of matching magnets neatly replace the two cup washers at the top end of the grill.

Mitch
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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2015: Harlequin Air
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2015, 10:27:35 AM »

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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2015: Harlequin Air
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2015, 09:50:58 PM »

https://soundcloud.com/wedgy-mcdustbinlid/harliquin-air

my effort, lesson here, learn tune properly then record and add whatever. i realised too late i had wrong notes on the Melodeon but was in too deep to change!
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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2015: Harlequin Air
« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2015, 01:12:03 AM »

Here's my go:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5fjjH63I7w
Very nice, Mr. McG. Your right hand harmonies arise very naturally and add a lot to the basic tune. Thanks for the good ideas...now if I can just pilfer them successfully!!
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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2015: Harlequin Air
« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2015, 07:33:43 PM »

Thank you, Mr. TJ.  Pilfering from each other is part of what TOTM's for surely.  (:)
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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2015: Harlequin Air
« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2015, 09:44:45 PM »

... and here's my effort of Harlequin Air; straight down the line effort in D and G (key change on 3rd time through!), but played on the Hohner Lucia which I'm playing a lot at the moment. It's a great little box and even better now I've got have a clue what the stradella bass does! Only 3 chords here though; nothing fancy... well, actually a 4th chord if you count the jump to G.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p44yVvUBlj8

Cheers,

Clive

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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2015: Harlequin Air
« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2015, 01:30:43 AM »

Jolly good  :||:Clive
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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2015: Harlequin Air
« Reply #28 on: May 16, 2015, 10:24:23 PM »

I've gone for a more relaxed pace that it's currently fashionable, but I guess the second voicings compensate for it. Honestly, to trascribe the dots into abc was harder than learning the tune!

http://youtu.be/JbPexz8q3Mg
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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2015: Harlequin Air
« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2015, 03:21:03 PM »

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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2015: Harlequin Air
« Reply #30 on: May 22, 2015, 07:23:15 PM »

My basic single row version: https://soundcloud.com/bomtom/harlequin-air
Cool even without those extra notes.
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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2015: Harlequin Air
« Reply #31 on: May 23, 2015, 05:52:33 PM »

Oyster boy, what box are you playing..it's very mellow, beautifully played too..
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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2015: Harlequin Air
« Reply #32 on: May 23, 2015, 06:40:18 PM »

And here's mine...

https://soundcloud.com/oysterboy6/harlequinair

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Oysterboy would you allowing download on Soundcloud? I'd like to play along with your recording. It is more convenient having a soundfile on my computer.
Thomas
Thanks Brian and Tom. The melodeon is a Castagnari Laura, tuned by Theo and well broken in now..Tom I am happy to send you the file. Email me on mike_carney1@yahoo.co.uk.
Mike
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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2015: Harlequin Air
« Reply #33 on: May 26, 2015, 10:36:09 PM »

Awkward little rascal for me. For most of the month I didn't think it would ever get even this far.

                  https://youtu.be/FtkL2OHqgfM
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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2015: Harlequin Air
« Reply #34 on: May 26, 2015, 11:05:05 PM »

Awkward little rascal for me. For most of the month I didn't think it would ever get even this far.

                  https://youtu.be/FtkL2OHqgfM

You do sound a little awkward Jeff, certainly not comfortable with it - but, my goodness, that's lovely! I love the basses and your whole 'attack' brings it to life. Keep it on your practice list and you will get there - it's worth it! Well done!
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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2015: Harlequin Air
« Reply #35 on: May 29, 2015, 10:08:33 AM »

Hello all,

Here's my contribution - https://youtu.be/V_NjH0R6-XM. First part fooling around, second part played straight  (:)

This tune is very nice, I wish I had the inspiration and patience to come up with a richest version, but that was the best I came up with.

And June is coming. Have a nive weekend 8)




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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2015: Harlequin Air
« Reply #36 on: May 29, 2015, 10:44:46 AM »

Jeff,if you think your contribution was 'awkward' Then I'd like to learn to play awkward. I think it was very good indeed..
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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2015: Harlequin Air
« Reply #37 on: May 29, 2015, 03:07:18 PM »

And here's mine...

https://soundcloud.com/oysterboy6/harlequinair

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Good to hear you playing this as a spot at Wolf Folk Club last night Mike, nice one.

Rob
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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2015: Harlequin Air
« Reply #38 on: May 29, 2015, 08:40:45 PM »

Thanks, Rob. We enjoyed it! Look forward to hearing more of you two playing if we meet at events. Maybe Stowmarket EATMT trad day...?
Mike
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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2015: Harlequin Air
« Reply #39 on: June 01, 2015, 01:10:46 AM »

Well done folks, end of the month so on to the next tune. As ever add any late additions here; late additions always welcome!
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