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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #260 on: October 08, 2018, 10:05:51 PM »

Here's a recording of Pavane. It is just done directly to camera, no editing, (and I didn't spot that you couldn't see my right hand until too late - so it's pretty boring to watch). It does however show how the tune goes.
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« Reply #261 on: October 10, 2018, 04:31:02 PM »

Here's the tune I wrote for my father-in-law, Ian.
Sadly he died yesterday, so I thought I'd get a version up in his memory. He was a great enthusiast for music.
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #262 on: October 10, 2018, 05:45:17 PM »

Here's the tune I wrote for my father-in-law, Ian.
Sadly he died yesterday, so I thought I'd get a version up in his memory. He was a great enthusiast for music.
Ian

I'm sorry for your loss. My condolescence goes out to you and your family. Writing and recording this tune must have been quite an experience for you...

I have experienced the same situation about four months ago when my partner's father died and have also written a tune in his remembrance. He passed way too early at 62 years age because of rapidly spreading lymph gland cancer. Maybe one day I will find the power to play through it in one go and even record it. It is still hard to think about him and playing that tune definitely evokes fond memories.
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #263 on: October 10, 2018, 06:02:39 PM »

What a lovely thing to do in your time of sadness. And a nice tune to remember him by, God bless you!
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #264 on: October 10, 2018, 08:21:33 PM »

A lovely tune understandably played with feeling. Sorry to hear your news, Pete.
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #265 on: October 28, 2018, 10:09:03 PM »

Happy Birthday, Rid. One of my best mates. Currently a cellist in Covent Garden, but for nearly 20 years we played and toured together in the Philharmonia. Over the years, we've forgotten exactly which kids which of us (and our wives) are God parents for, because they're all equally important to all of us.
So he's made it to 60.
I've recently taken to writing 3 section tunes, trying for contrast between sections, and leaving out all the complex chords - really trying to capture something with the essence of pieces like Marianne, - based on melodies formed from triads. It's really getting away from trying to make the box more than it is, as it were.
I'm out of licence for Sibelius this week, so this is just on Muse score which I don't know very well.
Hence, each section (with both endings) should be played twice before moving on - effectively 4 x A, 4 x B, 4 x C.
Just to keep things tidy, here's a link to a recording.
Happy 60th Birthday, Rid
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #266 on: November 11, 2018, 12:46:08 AM »

 Here's a couple more (Up the Octave is already on the TOTM page).
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #267 on: November 11, 2018, 09:43:50 AM »

Happy Birthday, Rid. One of my best mates. Currently a cellist in Covent Garden, but for nearly 20 years we played and toured together in the Philharmonia. Over the years, we've forgotten exactly which kids which of us (and our wives) are God parents for, because they're all equally important to all of us.
So he's made it to 60.
I've recently taken to writing 3 section tunes, trying for contrast between sections, and leaving out all the complex chords - really trying to capture something with the essence of pieces like Marianne, - based on melodies formed from triads. It's really getting away from trying to make the box more than it is, as it were.
I'm out of licence for Sibelius this week, so this is just on Muse score which I don't know very well.
Hence, each section (with both endings) should be played twice before moving on - effectively 4 x A, 4 x B, 4 x C.
Just to keep things tidy, here's a link to a recording.
Happy 60th Birthday, Rid
That is a lovely tune. 2 row music at its best.
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #268 on: November 11, 2018, 09:59:03 AM »

Thanks for the supportive comments.
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #269 on: November 13, 2018, 06:46:47 PM »

Here's a couple more (Up the Octave is already on the TOTM page).
Here's one I wrote after thinking about Gena and her exploration of possible layouts.

I'm very happy to have inspired you! I must admit, I have no idea how to play a 5/4 tune though, so, I'm really looking forward to hearing a recording. Or at least a midi, as I can't audiate from a score. At the very least I appreciate that it uses almost all of the bass chords, and the forever juicy B major.

I actually got inspired recently, by an unusual scale some friends were talking about it, and realised that said scale with useful chords was available on my melodeon (4th mode of Melodic Minor, aka, "Melodic Major" aka "Mixolydian b6"). I ended up also writing a tune on the 9th of November (which happens to be my birthday) so it was a nice coincidence to see your post. It's been quite a nice theme this month and seems to be giving quite a few people a creative nudge people!
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #270 on: November 13, 2018, 10:02:02 PM »

I can play it in the lower octave fine. I can play it in the upper octave fine. But doing one after the other is a pig for me.
I'll try after a couple of beers.
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #271 on: November 13, 2018, 10:07:13 PM »

I can play it in the lower octave fine. I can play it in the upper octave fine. But doing one after the other is a pig for me.
I'll try after a couple of beers.
Well, then clearly isn't the answer to play it in both octaves at the same time?
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #272 on: November 13, 2018, 10:10:51 PM »

Well, then clearly isn't the answer to play it in both octaves at the same time?
And thus was born the LMM.
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #273 on: November 13, 2018, 10:14:49 PM »

I can play it in the lower octave fine. I can play it in the upper octave fine. But doing one after the other is a pig for me.
I'll try after a couple of beers.
Well, then clearly isn't the answer to play it in both octaves at the same time?
I think the answer is more beers.
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #274 on: November 13, 2018, 10:33:00 PM »

Seriously though, I can just about play the single melody line in octaves, apart from cruddy finger choices - my hand seems to know when to go for wider finger-spaced octaves or narrow. But the two part harmony writing of course doesn't work simultaneously in both registers as I haven't got enough fingers. Well, not where I need them.
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #275 on: November 21, 2018, 11:05:18 PM »

Here's Carousel. Cold fingers didn't help. Summer seems a long time ago. Just as well Eshed has finished walking the wall.
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #276 on: November 25, 2018, 12:13:44 PM »

Quoting from ThotM:
Here's a rough version of Up the Octave - really haven't got much time at the moment, so please excuse the one hit recording.
Thanks for the recording! I've principally learnt the tune & worked out my fingering, but, I'm struggling with the 5/4 quite a bit, often falling into a waltz in the harmonised sections. I'm also feeling the tune a fair bit slower. Might yet make it by the end of the month...

Anyway, rather than just an update of that front, wanted to note in bar 32, an E note is played under a high D note, which obviously can't be done by us regular layout folk without access to some degree of reversals. This only affects this octave transition and not the former, and seems to work fine as the high D over an F#, as well as over a D bass, for this one beat, going back as written for the remainder of the bar.
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« Reply #277 on: November 25, 2018, 12:26:12 PM »

Perfectly ok slower - I tend to play faster than I did when I first conceived the tunes anyway.
You're right of course about combining D and E - maybe a plus for the reversals. I do it all the time.
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #278 on: November 25, 2018, 11:19:28 PM »

You won't find me singing any time soon. But here's a song, with words!
I Did, or didn't I. I think you'll need a 3 voice to play the tune low enough on DG, but no harm in just playing the chords to accompany yourself. I should point out that my wife is genuinely lovely and doesn't snore.
I might put up a GC version of the tune only (no singing) sometime.

SPOILER ALERT: In case the story's not clear, the song implies at the start that the old bloke is just losing his marbles, but it turns out that he's done those things on purpose to do away with his wife.
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Re: Playandteach tune book
« Reply #279 on: February 19, 2019, 09:04:52 PM »

Here's a new tune, written for DG.
A section is 6 bar phrases, B section 7 bar phrase, C section 8 bar phrases, hence the title. 6, 7. 8.

I'll try to get a recording uploaded in the next couple of days.
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