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Author Topic: Is there one piece of music that has taught you more than any other?  (Read 3198 times)

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stevejay

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Re: Is there one piece of music that has taught you more than any other?
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2016, 07:02:03 PM »

Delilah of course !
Lots of cross row playing , and in waltz time, with a non standard chord sequence !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQIK3Te9Coo

You do mean the above?
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Re: Is there one piece of music that has taught you more than any other?
« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2016, 07:24:01 PM »

Yes, but without the black wig and microbephone.  :||:
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Re: Is there one piece of music that has taught you more than any other?
« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2016, 02:30:06 PM »

I seem to go through a succession of tunes that  ticked this box. Probably the first was Lester's setting of Princes Royal. Others include L'Inconnue De Limoise for switching between rows to get different harmonies and Ollie King's Polperro Bay which was the first tune of any complexity I can remember working out by ear and got my playing across the rows. Anahata's video on more interesting ways to play Bear Dance was another milestone.
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Re: Is there one piece of music that has taught you more than any other?
« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2016, 09:45:35 AM »

Probably "Madame Bonaparte".

I've played it for years, it was the first piece I ever learned to play by ear.  I've experimented with it, both right and left hands, used different speeds, every thing from slow air to breakneck, different rhythms. Just about every way you can butcher a tune I've butchered it over the years.  It's one of my "go to " tunes if I'm trying out a new box.

Each time I play it anew I can learn something new from it.
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Re: Is there one piece of music that has taught you more than any other?
« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2016, 10:17:57 AM »

I've written some tunes on the melodeon recently - and naturally choose things that come to hand. Then I wrote a couple for the melodeon, but sitting at the piano. These, understandably, were less immediate to come under hand. But I did them at the piano for just that reason. I'm working on one of them now that needs a precise choice of fingering otherwise I run out of fingers. I'm enjoying working on it, though. It's the No More Fridays tune on the Playandteach tune book thread.
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Re: Is there one piece of music that has taught you more than any other?
« Reply #25 on: July 05, 2016, 12:39:50 PM »

Probably "Madame Bonaparte".

I've played it for years, it was the first piece I ever learned to play by ear.  I've experimented with it, both right and left hands, used different speeds, every thing from slow air to breakneck, different rhythms. Just about every way you can butcher a tune I've butchered it over the years.  It's one of my "go to " tunes if I'm trying out a new box.

Each time I play it anew I can learn something new from it.

Have you come across the northumbrian piper's variation sets? Billy Pigg's set is difficult beyond belief in places but the common one is approchable if you play it at a steady pace, it's also a lot of fun!

X:1
T:Madame Bonaparte
M:4/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=150
R:Hornpipe
K:G
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B2 B>A B>dB>G|c>Bc>d e>fg>e|d>BG>B c>AF>A|1 G2 G>F G2 d>c:|2 G2 G>F G2 B>A|
|:G>Bd>f g>fg>e|d2-d>e d>cB>A|G>Bd>f g>fg>e|d2-d>e d>cB>A|
(3Bcd G>d B>dG>d|c>e A>e c>e A>e|B>dG>d B>dG>G|F>A D>A F>A (3d^c=c|
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|:B2 B>A (3Bcd B>G|c2c>B (3cde c>A|(3GDG (3BGB (3dBd (3gfe|d2-d>e d>cB>A|
B2 B>A (3Bcd B>G|c>Bc>d e>f (3gfe|(3dBG (3DGB c>AF>A|1 G2 G>F G2 (3d^c=c:|2 G2 G>F G2 B>A|
|:G>B (3def g>a (3gfe|d2-d>e d>cB>A|(3GDG (3BGB (3dBd (3gfe|d2-d>e d>cB>A|
(3GBd (3gdB (3GBd (3gdB|(3Gce (3gec (3Gce (3gec|(3GBd (3gdB (3GBd (3gdB|(3Adf (3afd (3Adf (3afd|
(3GBd (3gdB (3GBd (3gdB|(3cGc (3ece (3gfg (3age|(3GBd (3GBd (3DFA (3DFA|1 (3GBd (3GBd g2 B>A:|2 (3GBd (3GBd g2 d>c|
Q:1/4=130
B2 B>A B>dB>G|c2 c>B c>ec>A|G>Bd>f g>fg>e|d2-d>e d>cB>A|
B2 B>A B>dB>G|c>Bc>d e>fg>e|d>BG>B c>AF>A|G2 (3gfa Hg2|

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