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Author Topic: Theme of the Month for July 2016/August 2016: Play a Tune You've Just Learned  (Read 12992 times)

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Inspired by Steve Dumpleton's playing of the Wells Waltz on a one row on YouTube several years ago, I thought I'd have a go at it. I've finally got round to it
https://youtu.be/6H_fiaYoBPw

Played on a Hohner 1 row in G. My version comes from Alan Heldson's book Hawk and Harnser, which is a great collection of Norfolk traditional tunes.
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"Canadian Waltz"

I just worked this simple tune out after hearing the 78rpm record by the French-Canadian harmonica player Henri Lacroix (1895-1962). He recorded it in 1929 for Canadian Victor in Montreal. Looking around the internet, there's several tunes by the same name but this is the only recording of this version I've heard.

Does it sound familiar to anyone?

I played it on my Beltuna Sara III+2 G/C.

https://youtu.be/TFGpyNbNugo
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Blarney Pilgrim : this is day 1 playing the tune although it has been an ear-worm for a long time (I am not an Irish style player so out of genre). Two takes, twice through, different fat finger moments in each, together with an emergency brake at the end. I couldn't decide which was the out-take so you have both. The 'Theme' ends tomorrow and this is as far as it will get by then!

https://youtu.be/VIZDxInZIJo

All the best

Bill
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Blarney Pilgrim : this is day 1 playing the tune although it has been an ear-worm for a long time (I am not an Irish style player so out of genre). Two takes, twice through, different fat finger moments in each, together with an emergency brake at the end. I couldn't decide which was the out-take so you have both. The 'Theme' ends tomorrow and this is as far as it will get by then!

https://youtu.be/VIZDxInZIJo

All the best

Bill

Nice and danceable, if not technically perfect. That's a win where I come from!
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Continuing my foray into one(and a bit)-row playing, here's Reel de Valcourt which I've just learnt partially from a recording by Raz de MareƩ and partially from notation. The mistakes are my own.

https://youtu.be/KMqZqdujeMw

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Grandfather's Tune. With only one shonky bit. I can certainly learn tunes much faster these days.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCxz5omtFYs
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Re: Theme of the Month for July 2016/August 2016: Play a Tune You've Just Learned
« Reply #86 on: September 01, 2016, 01:32:46 AM »

Thanks all - time for a new theme, but as ever stick late contribs on the end here if you like...

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Re: Theme of the Month for July 2016/August 2016: Play a Tune You've Just Learned
« Reply #87 on: September 09, 2016, 04:04:15 PM »

A lot of work to do on this tune, but it's been in my head for weeks, so finally learnt it this morning!! 

Ruth's Remembrance:

https://youtu.be/JAOcg-QW0wo
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Re: Theme of the Month for July 2016/August 2016: Play a Tune You've Just Learned
« Reply #88 on: September 10, 2016, 06:43:33 PM »

Don't blame your teacher - your the one doing the good job! Really good job!
You are obviously very musical, you have lots of movement and freedom in your playing and a lovely relaxed style.
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Re: Theme of the Month for July 2016/August 2016: Play a Tune You've Just Learned
« Reply #89 on: September 11, 2016, 09:48:59 AM »

I'm having monthly lessons and this tune was the last one my tutor taught me. I've asked her to push me, and she's doing a good job! Main aim at the moment is to try to do more on the left hand and to get better at dynamics. A lot of room for improvement but this is my take on "Cobbler's Hornpipe": https://youtu.be/Qri0aA2NNQw
Wonderful - really well played!
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Here's a late entry. I didn't really learn a lot of new tunes during the summer, but I found this in September, on a site linked from a melnet thread about something else. I recognised the tune as one I knew vaguely and liked, so transcribed the dots to ABC (before I could close the link), found a few other versions and YouTube Videos, and set about learning it

It's called Quarter Bransle (or sometimes "Quatre Bransle": I don't know which is right) by the 16th century composer Thielman Susato, of Moresco fame.
Strange structure: three sections each repeated, of length 4, 3 and 10 bars respectively.

Here's a new URL: https://youtu.be/Uc0q05MlSSs

(I removed the first version because there's an audio sync problem which I've now fixed.)
« Last Edit: October 10, 2016, 09:53:43 PM by Anahata »
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