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Theme of the Month for August 2015: Waltzes
« on: July 31, 2015, 11:09:12 PM »

Hi folks; nice simple theme this month since I guess people are probably time pressured in holiday season. So here we are, waltzes. Play us a waltz, any kind.

Happy waltzing everyone!

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Re: Theme of the Month for August 2015: Waltzes
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2015, 11:57:25 PM »

Hard on the heels of Lester...

Wells Waltz, played on a Marc Savoy one-row four-stop melodeon in the key of G.

Lester and I learned this gorgeous tune together from the playing and tuition of Katie Howson at Melodeons at Witney in 2002 (I think!). It has been a favourite of mine ever since.

The tune originally comes from the playing of Norfolk dulcimer player Mollie Whittaker, who in turn got the tune from her father, but no further details of the tune's origin have ever emerged. Mollie lived in Wells-next-the-Sea, a village on the north Norfolk coast, and I believe it was Katie or John Howson who gave this otherwise untitled tune its name.

Both Katie and I play this tune slightly differently from Mollie (captured on an archive field recording) but hey, that's the folk/aural tradition for you!

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Re: Theme of the Month for August 2015: Waltzes
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2015, 08:00:23 AM »

Hard on the heels of Lester...

Wells Waltz, played on a Marc Savoy one-row four-stop melodeon in the key of G.

Lester and I learned this gorgeous tune together from the playing and tuition of Katie Howson at Melodeons at Witney in 2002 (I think!). It has been a favourite of mine ever since.

The tune originally comes from the playing of Norfolk dulcimer player Mollie Whittaker, who in turn got the tune from her father, but no further details of the tune's origin have ever emerged. Mollie lived in Wells-next-the-Sea, a village on the north Norfolk coast, and I believe it was Katie or John Howson who gave this otherwise untitled tune its name.

Both Katie and I play this tune slightly differently from Mollie (captured on an archive field recording) but hey, that's the folk/aural tradition for you!

http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-161-wells-waltz.html
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Re: Theme of the Month for August 2015: Waltzes
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2015, 01:32:50 PM »

GARDEN WALTZ    (First composition of  six-year old  Daniel Brown Simmons )

with a bit of help from his Dad, Giles Brown*, who  sent the notation last week,
https://www.noteflight.com/scores/view/53d187e7495e5fe2b4ba4666835545480e6a553d
and invited recordings.  So here's a rough and rushed version, with more ordinary chords.

https://youtu.be/YWfnQ55JhKI

*There are more of Giles's own tunes on my youtube channel,  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4QfriW501SnnQTZBKcPA1Q
on the  MySpace page for Cyser,  (https://myspace.com/cyser/music/songs)
and  a few here with notation and audio  http://thisismyhypogeum.blogspot.co.uk/
« Last Edit: August 01, 2015, 01:36:09 PM by Jackhumphreys »
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Re: Theme of the Month for August 2015: Waltzes
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2015, 02:22:12 PM »

Stronsey waltz and Rope Waltz.  I put them on you tube some time ago using only laptop and playing them on a 3 voice mmm trichord I had just been given  as requiring a complete rebuild - so warts and all 'youtube stronsey waltz'

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Re: Theme of the Month for August 2015: Waltzes
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2015, 12:43:37 PM »

Waltzing Across The Water

https://youtu.be/bmAeLdWR9V0

Played on the still-fully-clubbed Hohner Club II B C/F.
A bit rough and ready as ever. Recorded straight to the camera, and seems to have picked a pretty fierce reverb from the kitchen, but it's a heartier performance than my subsequent runs.
I learnt this great tune from Steve Dumpleton at Mendlesham - thanks Steve! and sorry - I still haven't got it right yet  ::)

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Re: Theme of the Month for August 2015: Waltzes
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2015, 01:35:45 PM »

Lucky for me that this month's Theme is a waltz, as I have been learning this beautiful one over the last couple of weeks. A chance to slip in something French and by Stephane Delicq, who's music I love.
Here it is, Valse Pour Michel :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6J-IUvKJdzI
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Re: Theme of the Month for August 2015: Waltzes
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2015, 03:39:53 PM »

I learnt this great tune from Steve Dumpleton at Mendlesham - thanks Steve! and sorry - I still haven't got it right yet  ::)
Sounds pretty good to me! I'm glad you are enjoying the tune.  (:)
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Re: Theme of the Month for August 2015: Waltzes
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2015, 06:26:44 PM »

Stronsey waltz and Rope Waltz.  I put them on you tube some time ago using only laptop and playing them on a 3 voice mmm trichord I had just been given  as requiring a complete rebuild - so warts and all 'youtube stronsey waltz'

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Re: Theme of the Month for August 2015: Waltzes
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2015, 09:59:39 PM »

Here it is, Valse Pour Michel :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6J-IUvKJdzI
Drat, that's the one I was going to do. Box sounds great David.
Don't want to tempt fate, but still no allergic reactions to playing again - hoping that the cedar is nicely under wraps now.
I have had a go at 3 French waltzes, with some blatant edits - hope that's not too against the ethos here.
https://youtu.be/HR3IDXtceTE

Could be thread drift but can someone explain the difference (in dance terms - not music) between a Mazurka and a Waltz?
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Re: Theme of the Month for August 2015: Waltzes
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2015, 10:31:40 PM »

Here it is, Valse Pour Michel :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6J-IUvKJdzI
Drat, that's the one I was going to do. Box sounds great David.
Don't want to tempt fate, but still no allergic reactions to playing again - hoping that the cedar is nicely under wraps now.
I have had a go at 3 French waltzes, with some blatant edits - hope that's not too against the ethos here.
https://youtu.be/

Could be thread drift but can someone explain the difference (in dance terms - not music) between a Mazurka and a Waltz?

That's great news about the disappearing allergy!
I read somewhere, that a mazurka was a waltz with too many notes!  I can't really help you because I am not a dancer but there are videos on You Tube teaching both dances. A waltz in France is quite different to an English waltz, a lot quicker and lots of turning round in circles. A mazurka - they don't seem to go anywhere, dancing on the spot. Ha, ha, I don't know what I'm talking about, so don't take my word for it. Best look on You Tube!
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Re: Theme of the Month for August 2015: Waltzes
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2015, 11:18:56 PM »

Next time you have time to call round Pam and I will demonstrate the two dances for you.  They are very different. 
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Re: Theme of the Month for August 2015: Waltzes
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2015, 12:36:37 PM »

Stronsey waltz and Rope Waltz.  I put them on you tube some time ago using only laptop and playing them on a 3 voice mmm trichord
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Re: Theme of the Month for August 2015: Waltzes
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2015, 12:51:42 PM »

Yesterday I promised to record "Du, Du, liegst mir im Herzen".

https://youtu.be/lDwI_KEk8SA

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Re: Theme of the Month for August 2015: Waltzes
« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2015, 04:26:40 PM »

Linden Lea & Genevieve's Waltzes. (I have included a short clip of the guitar sketch for LL which I transferred onto the melodeon).
A friend played Genevieve's in a pub session, the chords are what he sent to me.
Each are dancable, (living room test), so hopefully meet the criteria.

https://youtu.be/IP5u1MU8ctA

Best wishes.

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Re: Theme of the Month for August 2015: Waltzes
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2015, 05:57:00 PM »

Bit of environmentally friendly recycling...

https://soundcloud.com/oysterboy6/vals-efter-manneberg

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Re: Theme of the Month for August 2015: Waltzes
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Re: Theme of the Month for August 2015: Waltzes
« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2015, 08:06:40 PM »

Bill, in fact a beautiful rendition of Linden Lea!

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Re: Theme of the Month for August 2015: Waltzes
« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2015, 09:22:34 PM »

Dear God, thank you for helping me get, and play the melodeon, and harmonica. I am extremely grateful for these gifts! Amen.

Today, I have recorded another tune on my Mundinger Diaton III! The tune is Take Me Out to the Ballgame, which is an American waltz.  ;D

Enjoy!  :D

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