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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2015: Tunes of Jimmy Shand
« Reply #40 on: May 10, 2015, 07:50:42 PM »

My journey to the tune is long.
I met a certain anglo player, Andy Turner, through the morris when we were both learning concertinas. We also kept bumping into Roger Watson from the NVB at Balfour sessions at Sidmouth around 1908-ish, but I'd never heard of the band and again only vaguely knew him through morris.
Andy hatched a plan 'let's learn this.....' so we did, and both let fly when we met Roger  at the next session.
I think ' you little b*ggers.....' said with a huge grin was the reaction, so beer was bought all round!
Since trying to re-learn it on melodeon after ~ 20 odd years, I've talked to Andy, who somewhere has come up with an alternative title of 'Looking for the soap'!
I'll stick with the one I know.......

and of course thanks to Anahata, who has given some more info about it and a good version to boot.
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2015: Tunes of Jimmy Shand
« Reply #41 on: May 10, 2015, 09:58:56 PM »

My journey to the tune is long.
I met a certain anglo player, Andy Turner, through the morris when we were both learning concertinas. We also kept bumping into Roger Watson from the NVB at Balfour sessions at Sidmouth around 1908-ish,
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2015: Tunes of Jimmy Shand
« Reply #42 on: May 11, 2015, 07:44:05 AM »

ah..... :-[
a lovely typo, thanks for pointing it out  Baz.
On reflection though, we have known each other for a very long time!
About the time when Andy and I learnt this tune, I remember bumping into you lot at the end of the strand at Sidmouth and having a lovely session in the fresh air. Paul Havill was a prominent lead player and I remember a lovely compliment paid to me from him which as a relatively new concertina player meant a lot to me.
Happy days......
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2015: Tunes of Jimmy Shand
« Reply #43 on: May 11, 2015, 09:23:00 AM »

And Paul didn't give out compliments readily.  (:)
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2015: Tunes of Jimmy Shand
« Reply #44 on: May 11, 2015, 03:45:40 PM »

It's one of those little memories that brings a smile.
Anyway - back to Mr. Shand!
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2015: Tunes of Jimmy Shand
« Reply #45 on: May 15, 2015, 05:58:28 PM »

evening all..
its probably been posted a million times on here, but it just so happened to coincide with me, posting my entire repetoire onto my new youtube channel...

so here you go, heres my bluebell polka...

https://youtu.be/ncwsLo2DU0s

kindest regards all

as i said this is my new youtube channel, where i post every tune i have in my tune book, so if you like it, it be pleased if you could put the thumbs up on stuff, and maybe subscribe...

happy squeezing folks
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2015: Tunes of Jimmy Shand
« Reply #46 on: May 15, 2015, 09:41:08 PM »

Here we go folks, Kerry Wills' famous ragtime tune, Whistling Rufus. An outing for the Hohner Lucia (converted from CBA to DG+ by Mike Rowbotham) - it's been a while coming (about a year), but I think I'm finally getting my head around the stradella unit now to the point that I'm playing music on it, rather than fighting my way round tunes! Worth the effort though; it's great fun now, and I'm still only using haven't scratched what it can really do with the accidental row and the full chromatic stradella bass!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU4pOMjfjzk

Crazy tune, crazy box, (crazy player)

Cheers,

Clive

(PS: As played by/learned off Jimmy Shand on quite a few of his albums)

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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2015: Tunes of Jimmy Shand
« Reply #47 on: May 16, 2015, 03:24:00 PM »

I'm quite taken with the Household Brigade tune that Anahata played at the beginning of the thread.
One for me to start on when I've cleared the decks a bit and sorted out the current tunes being learnt. It's quite complex for me so it'll be one for the backburner.

The abc's I've got are here glaned from t'internet.
X:1
T:The Household Brigade
C: Felix Burns
S:Play A B A C, via Phil Rowe
M:6/8
K:G
"(D7)"d3 ||"G"\
P:bA
gdB GBd|g2f a2g|"Am"f2e c2A|E3 Ee^d|"D"dcA FAc|
"D"f3 e3|"D7"d^cd ^dec|"G"Bc^c "D7"def|"G"gdB GBd|g2f a2g|
"Am"f2e c2A|E3 Ee^d|"D"dcA FAc|"D"f3 e3|"D7"d^cd ^def|"G"g3 g3||
"G"\
P:bB
Bc^c d2e|d2B G2G|"C"e^de c2e|"G"d3 d3|"G"Bc^c d2e|"G"d2B G2B|
"A7"A2g f2e|"D7"fed cBA|"G"Bc^c d2e|d2B G2G|"C"e^de c2e|
"G"d3 d3|"C"egc' "G"b2a|"G"dgb "D7"a2g|"D7"fed cBA|"G"G3 G2d||
"C"\
P:bC
E3 -EDC|E3 E3|"G7"F3 -FED|F3 -FEF|"C"Ged cBA|
"G7"B^AB f2B|^A2B f2B|"C"A^GA edc|"C"E3 -EDC|E3 E3|"G7"F3 -FED|
F3 -FEF|"C"Ged cBA|"G7"B^AB f2B|B2f e2d|"C"c3 ||
W:
W: A Two Step.
W: Play ABAC


I think the A and B music is the same, but am I right in thinking Anahata plays the C music is an octave higher?
Certainly looking at the video it starts  on an E in the higher octave and don't want to get caught up in learning a tune wrong!
Anyone out there more adept at working it out?
yours in hope!
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2015: Tunes of Jimmy Shand
« Reply #48 on: May 16, 2015, 05:04:17 PM »

Yes, I moved some of the C music up an octave because, like most D/G melodeons, mine doesn't have a low F natural.

I've glad you found that on t'internet and didn't laboriously transcribe by ear, because I have an ABC file that I could have posted. (which, on looking now, is the same as the one you've posted above!)
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2015: Tunes of Jimmy Shand
« Reply #49 on: May 16, 2015, 05:13:21 PM »

Ah thanks for confirming that, I'll takes closer look and work it out.
Just wanted to make sure I wasn't way off line.
Thanks
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2015: Tunes of Jimmy Shand
« Reply #50 on: May 16, 2015, 10:30:18 PM »

Here we go folks, Kerry Wills' famous ragtime tune, Whistling Rufus. An outing for the Hohner Lucia (converted from CBA to DG+ by Mike Rowbotham) - it's been a while coming (about a year), but I think I'm finally getting my head around the stradella unit now to the point that I'm playing music on it, rather than fighting my way round tunes! Worth the effort though; it's great fun now, and I'm still only using haven't scratched what it can really do with the accidental row and the full chromatic stradella bass!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU4pOMjfjzk

Crazy tune, crazy box, (crazy player)

Cheers,

Clive

(PS: As played by/learned off Jimmy Shand on quite a few of his albums)

Jimmy Shands recording of Whistling Rufus is available on youtube for anybody wanting to have a go by ear. Just put in youtube whistling rufus jimmy shand
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2015: Tunes of Jimmy Shand
« Reply #51 on: May 16, 2015, 10:38:46 PM »

there is a youtube  soundtrack of Will Starr playing The Household Brigade on Shand Morino box.

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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2015: Tunes of Jimmy Shand
« Reply #52 on: May 16, 2015, 11:06:47 PM »

evening all..
its probably been posted a million times on here, but it just so happened to coincide with me, posting my entire repetoire onto my new youtube channel...

so here you go, heres my bluebell polka...

https://youtu.be/ncwsLo2DU0s

kindest regards all

As i said this is my new youtube channel, where i post every tune i have in my tune book, so if you like it, it be pleased if you could put the thumbs up on stuff, and maybe subscribe...

happy squeezing folks
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Nice one Tommy, all the way through without a hiccup.
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2015: Tunes of Jimmy Shand
« Reply #53 on: May 17, 2015, 04:22:09 PM »

Just felt I wanted to share.....
I've tweaked my abc version of The Household Brigade to be nearer to Anahata's by altering the abc's and making it sound right.
It's my first time of ever tweaking abc files.
OK.... I do need to go back and check it's right, but am amazed I've done it!
To celebrate I've gone and tweaked some other tune abc's I've learnt when the abc's were not quite right accoring to my ear, perhaps a note or two out somewhere.
Also added chords 'as I play it' to two tunes. Maybe not exactly right on timing of inserting the chords ....but hey, it's good enough. I usually pencil in the chords on the sheet music as I try and learn it, so if I loose the paper it's gone....
I know there are some very accomplished notation people out there, but this is my first attempt at anything to do with them.
I feel real sense of achievement!

Apologies for thread drift, but just feel really pleased with myself!
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2015: Tunes of Jimmy Shand
« Reply #54 on: June 01, 2015, 01:11:44 AM »

Well I don't know about you, but I learned quite a bit about Jimmy Shand's music this month! Well done folks, and onto the next theme - any late additions as ever always welcome, just stick them on the end here!
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