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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #100 on: August 14, 2016, 02:49:25 PM »

Here's a soundcloud version of Waltz for Ian. I found a clarinet under the bed! It had a plastic reed on it, but still worked, so that's what you can here in the background. The main tune doesn't start straight away -in fact not for over a minute - but this is just a recording to show how the parts fit together - can just be played as a 3 section tune on one Melodeon without combining parts.
Just recorded on Audacity - so a bit fiddly to always line parts up exactly. Have I got enough excuses in?
UPDATE - Just tweaked the balance between parts a little - so slightly easier to hear the main tune etc. New version found at the link above.
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #101 on: August 16, 2016, 04:59:24 PM »

Here's a soundcloud run through of Nothing Up My Sleeve on the Bb/Eb Erika - which I would play much more if the left hand stiffness could be sorted - tried new springs etc. I notice there are a couple of 'Italian' bass mecs for sale on Ebay - does anyone know if that would help?
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #102 on: August 16, 2016, 09:10:09 PM »

Possibly the last tune for a while as after a holiday (without the melodeon) I'll be straight back into school and new syllabus preparation.
I realise I haven't recorded closer to home yet, might just find time for it tomorrow.
Here's a Mazurka, named in tribute to those wonderful Clandestine (Mazurka Klandestina) youtube late night slideshows that are so enchanting:Incantata
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #103 on: August 17, 2016, 06:36:53 PM »

Here's a Soundcloud version of Incantata (back on the Serafini).
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #104 on: August 27, 2016, 09:28:49 AM »

Laid up in bed in Turkey - back's gone. No melodeon or other toys apart from laptop. So here's a 2 part canon which will work on a 2 row (with another of course). It's a 7 bar phrase which continues to develop all the way through, the second part being therefore 7 bars later. The canon (actually more like counterpoint) breaks out at figure F. Maybe not a memorable tune, but it was inspired by the counterpoint (clearly Bach influenced) of La Sourde - Duo Tanghe Coudroy. Their counterpoint passage starts at 1'.14" and they break out of it into a wonderful tune at 1'.58"
Mine's obviously nothing like theirs in quality. Just an exercise in patience: Counterpoint
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #105 on: August 28, 2016, 03:59:11 PM »

Okay, clutching at straws here in Turkey. Here is a midi (Oh dear, to have sunk so low) version of Counterpoint - until I get upright again. I've listed it as a private track because I don't want a midi track permanently attached to my name. Let me know if you can't access it, and I'll make it public.
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #106 on: September 01, 2016, 07:49:36 PM »

Just discovered the Due Tanghe Coudroy and was just about to post "la sourde" (I find it's one of the most felicitous accordion-guitar combinations I have heard.... I often find the guitar to be a distraction more than anything else ie>the accordion does the rythm just fine, thank you. )
But then I found this (your counterpoint). 

Thanks for all work and the material you are sharing !
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #107 on: September 04, 2016, 07:02:35 PM »

Just made Counterpoint on soundcloud public as there were some access issues.
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #108 on: September 06, 2016, 09:50:02 PM »

Having written a tune for my daughter, son, father-in-law and several friends it was time to write one for my wife.
Her pet name is Boo Boo and the (rather gentle) Scotch Snap is to echo her name.
Audio to follow sometime. It lies well enough on the layout I have (reversals) for some two part writing.
Waltz For Boo Boo
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #109 on: September 11, 2016, 04:57:19 PM »

Here is a youtube version of Waltz for Boo Boo - no external audio this time, just a straight to camera run through. Which means no edits, just a warts and all recording.
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #110 on: September 17, 2016, 03:15:20 PM »

Finally got round to doing a recording of Closer To Home. - I keep writing tunes with at least one quick bellows change to force myself to work on that aspect, but I always regret it when trying to record them.
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #111 on: September 18, 2016, 02:17:50 PM »

writing tunes with at least one quick bellows change to force myself to work on that aspect, but I always regret it when trying to record them.

Well, you certainly seem to have it down here. 
I'm having the same problem, so tracked down all the advice I could find on the forum. 
There is one thing I discovered, that is helping me, and that I have not seen mentioned (may have missed it though - apologies if so).  Ah, and I also feel sheepish about advising anything to someone called 'playandteach' :|bl
A few months ago I started trying to play a one row.  Gaaah! I am absolutely terrible at it (seems like a totally different instrument). So I practice little since my two-row is so much more satisfying for relaxing after work.  But recently I noticed that what has much improved is my bellows change on my 2-row.... I can now conceive of getting this down. 
Enjoying your tunes.
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #112 on: September 18, 2016, 02:31:05 PM »

It's funny, but I found the exact opposite when trying to play an old PA which I recently had. I wanted to push and pull all the time, when there was absolutely no need. Another plus to playing my one-rows, is that I can now knock tunes out on my dad's old (rubbishy) Anglo concertina, which was a complete mystery to me previously. 
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #113 on: September 18, 2016, 02:45:20 PM »

  Ah, and I also feel sheepish about advising anything to someone called 'playandteach' :|bl
Enjoying your tunes.
Firstly, the playandteach is from an old youtube channel, and is nothing to do with melodeon. I am a music teacher, but my melodeon playing (and a few other instruments) is frankly something I would neither do in public, nor would I teach it. So you are on safe grounds.
I also think the one row is the only answer.
Secondly, thanks for the support for the tunes. I find the writing of them restful and useful (for when I advise students on melodic construction).
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #114 on: September 18, 2016, 03:06:35 PM »

I wanted to push and pull all the time, when there was absolutely no need.

 ... so maybe the key is to stay really bad on the one-row for this to help.  Good news for me! ;D
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #115 on: September 18, 2016, 03:35:29 PM »

Staying really bad hasn't been a problem for me so far, either.
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #116 on: September 21, 2016, 08:27:33 PM »

Here's a melodeon once through (or so) of Vanilla March. Still developing some technical aspects of my playing (which also affect the rhythm) - so please don't judge the playing, just the tune.
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #117 on: September 23, 2016, 04:38:17 PM »

Posted off the treble reed blocks of my Serafini today for some tweaking. So here's a waltz in gratitude to the man who made it.
Waltz for Marc - I'll have to wait until the blocks return before I record it.
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #118 on: September 24, 2016, 10:50:58 PM »

And here is Waltz for Marc - but perhaps ironically not played on his instrument as the reed blocks are back with him. It's played on the Hohner Erika Bb/Eb
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #119 on: October 16, 2016, 10:31:38 PM »

And here is Waltz for Marc on his R2D2 recently back from a short but important tweak or two. Just recorded straight to camera.
Edit - just listened back to it - and it's very brutal sound quality - I'll try to find time to rerecord it.
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