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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #200 on: August 08, 2017, 09:36:50 AM »

Here's a tune I wrote yesterday, trying to get more conflict between melody and chords - of course it has ended up being Latin infused.
I met a nice young man yesterday evening (Samuel) at the Newcastle playgroup, and as he is also a GC player we shared some ideas. So in honour of the mutual learning process this tune is called Sambiotic. Of course I enjoyed meeting the others equally, my heart is still a fifth lower though.
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #201 on: August 08, 2017, 03:10:59 PM »

Here's a Contrechant for Valse Triste. It strikes me that having two separate lines is useful for differentiation in a playgroup, so it is something I'm spending some time on.
I'll come back to record them and upload DG keys too.
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #202 on: August 08, 2017, 07:12:15 PM »

Here are a couple of recordings - GC version of Marianne. DG version of Valse Triste. Both with countermelodies.
The playing is very square, just to get the parts to fit with limited technology.
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #203 on: August 08, 2017, 07:49:20 PM »

Not my tune - I think it's an old Russian one, and most of the arrangement was something I found by Gilbert Poirier.
Danse Lente Des Femmes.
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #204 on: August 08, 2017, 08:43:04 PM »

Here's Two in a Bed, played on the 3 voice setting DG. First time through by itself, then A part against B part, then the other way round (which of course sounds the same).
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #205 on: August 08, 2017, 09:50:14 PM »

Here's Small World Café with both sections played against eachother. Shouldn't have recorded the left hand in both parts - or someone needs to give me a recording lesson or two.
Anyway, it gives an idea of how it sounds.
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #206 on: August 09, 2017, 10:28:52 PM »

Here's a great tune, not by me, but I've added a Contrechant (someone please tell me if I'm not using that word appropriately).
The DG version works better with a low voice added.
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #207 on: August 11, 2017, 10:48:08 PM »

Here's Mon Amant de St Jean - by Emile Carrara, with an added contrechant.
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #208 on: August 14, 2017, 01:11:09 PM »

Here's Le Petit Bal de la Marine in Am with Contrechant added.
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #209 on: August 16, 2017, 06:28:21 PM »

Here's a Tango - Tango Caupenne, written this evening, but once on paper I found that it had a lot in common with Tango Suedois. I don't know how close is too close, but seeing that Tangos are often greatly similar I thought I'd still put it up here.

EDIT
Just tidied up a couple of points.
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« Reply #210 on: August 16, 2017, 06:31:09 PM »

Here's tune I found on the net where all the parts work together.
I'll create a separate thread for tunes where parts can be combined so that people can add tunes from their own collections.
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #211 on: August 21, 2017, 08:44:11 PM »

Here's another one of my own. I'm in Caupenne in Landes, France. The owners of the Gite are next door and charming. The wife is called Malou, so I decided to write a tune with the title first - dodgy. Skip 2, Malou, the premise being that every 4 bars (it's a waltz in 5) I'd skip 2 beats.
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« Reply #212 on: August 22, 2017, 01:07:21 PM »

That would make it a 23 time Waltz.  Innovative.
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« Reply #213 on: August 22, 2017, 10:51:06 PM »

I'm hoping the time changes sound organic. I'll try recording it while I'm here.
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« Reply #214 on: August 23, 2017, 11:05:43 PM »

Here's another from Caupenne.
French speaker's help sought for title as I'll leave a copy behind for the owners and don't want to make a hash of the title.
I want it to say Reflections on Caupenne, at the moment I've called it Les Pensees sur Caupenne (with an acute accent on the first E). I don't know if that is the right way to express it, so please suggest improvements.

It starts with a wandering intro, and is in 12/4 - though others may feel this is slightly unnecessary, it helps me convey the gentle nature.
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #215 on: August 24, 2017, 05:42:34 AM »

I am sure there will be more expert advice than mine but I would suggest that the French would say: "Souvenirs de Caupenne".

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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #216 on: August 24, 2017, 10:19:16 AM »

Thanks a lot for the quick response Arty.
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #217 on: August 24, 2017, 01:56:31 PM »

Both "Pensees sur C." (without the article "les") and "Souvenirs de C" are absolutely fine and correct.  The first is closest to "reflections", the second to "remembrances".  The first, I find, has a slightly warmer ring; the second can be associated with tacky tourist trinkets. But again, both are perfectly fine.
(oh, and yes, I am native French speaker)
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #218 on: August 24, 2017, 04:54:51 PM »

Thanks both. I'll go with Pensees. I've written a group of 3 pieces - after all they've had to listen to me writing them, the house is fantastic for a holiday, unless we break anything else (one cup and one glass so far) we should part on good terms.
If anyone is looking for a Gite in a rural region (maize and sunflowers everywhere), then I can recommend it.
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #219 on: August 25, 2017, 09:29:57 PM »

And the last of the Caupenne period pieces, a veritable suite.
It reflects the household chickens, and hopefully also the proximity to Spain (this is intended in the chord relationships G, F and Em). There's also a passing reference to Mahler's 1st symphony which is bucolic at the place this one bar references. Mahler is one of my great regrets from my career change.
Or maybe all you need to know is that it is a piece in 5/4, a metre which I find increasingly flexible.
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