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Tone Dumb Greg

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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2018: Tripping Upstairs
« Reply #60 on: March 29, 2018, 12:48:06 AM »

Very nice it was, too. I should have said "in an Irish style on a chromatic instrument." I think this tune and the theme for this month really lend themselves to that. I love this tune played "English" (thanks to Anahata  and others for highlighting Tony Halls rendition) I also love the Irish up tempo approach. I can't find a melodeon version but there are plenty on PAs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJXOooYa1J8
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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2018: Tripping Upstairs
« Reply #61 on: March 29, 2018, 03:29:45 PM »

Well, it is just about the end of the month so here is my contribution.

https://youtu.be/6W_Dwuns4Ac

I will probably revisit this one someday, as I wanted to go three times through and add the alternate A part as played by Tony Hall (and Sandy Shallis), but I'm just not fluent enough yet for that to be a realistic possibility in front of the camera. Still, I am pleased to have learned this tune in a month. As I said, I had to jump 15 tunes ahead in the Mally book for this, so it was somewhat optimistic to attempt it at this point.

Now back to "Bonny Green Garters", I guess...!
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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2018: Tripping Upstairs
« Reply #62 on: March 29, 2018, 05:02:41 PM »

just come across  an interesting version of tripping up stairs complete with dancers  .try 'youtube tripping upstairs Franz Fuchs.'

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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2018: Tripping Upstairs
« Reply #63 on: March 29, 2018, 05:11:19 PM »

Excellent. It's not just me that speeds up........
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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2018: Tripping Upstairs
« Reply #64 on: March 30, 2018, 02:34:49 AM »

just come across  an interesting version of tripping up stairs complete with dancers  .try 'youtube tripping upstairs Franz Fuchs.'

george

For the lazy people like me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuvYO3DIuEc

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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2018: Tripping Upstairs
« Reply #65 on: March 30, 2018, 10:24:24 AM »

there is also a utube of  'familein walzen Franz Fuchs' which shows the box being used which I think  may be a 4 row continental with bass fog horns1

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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2018: Tripping Upstairs
« Reply #66 on: March 30, 2018, 11:16:26 AM »

George it's a Steirische.
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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2018: Tripping Upstairs
« Reply #67 on: March 31, 2018, 07:33:01 PM »

Eyes were slightly larger than my stomach on this one:

NB: it may be a little loud; it's normalised but that might make it louder than it ought to be, as I was playing fairly quietly at home.
Performance: https://soundcloud.com/user-889775496/tripping-upstairs-variations - if this link dies far in the future it will likely be moved to my youtube account

Sheet music:

ABC:
Code: [Select]
X:1
T:Tripping Upstairs w/Variations
S:Trad
M:6/8
P:ABCDAEF
K:D
P:A (normal A music) (Play arpeggios with block chords for variation)
|:"D"FAd "G"GBd|"D"FAd fed|"A"cBc ABc|"D"dfe dcB|
"D"FAd "G"GBd|"D"FAd fed|"A"cBc ABc|"D"dfe d3:|
P:B (normal B music)
|:"Bm"dBB fBB|dBd fed|"A"cAA eAA|cBc edc|
"Bm"dBB fBB|dBd fed|"A"cBc ABc|"D"dfe d3:|
P:C (alternative A music, from perhaps Tony Hall)
|:"D"afd "G" bgd| "D" afd dcd | "A" e2e ede | "D" fag f2a |
"D"afd "G" bgd| "D" afd dcd | "A" e2e eBc |1 "D"dfe dfg:|2"D"dfe d3||
P:D (alternative B music by Gena)
|:"Bm"dBB fBB|dBd fed|"A"cAA eAA|cAc fed|
|1"G"BGG dGG|BGB dcB|"F#m"AFF cFF|"A"A3 ABc:|
|2"G"GDG BGB |dBd gdB|"A"cBc ABc|"D"dfe d3||
P:E (slightly different B by Gena)
|:"Bm"dBB fBB|dBd fgf|"A"eAA cAA|cAc efe|
"Bm"dBB fBB|dBd fgf|"Em"ecB "A"ABc|"D"dfe d3:|
P:F (final A music by Gena)
|:"D"d'af "G"d'bg|"D"d'af fef|"A"g2g gag|"D"f2g a3|
"D"d'af "G"d'bg|"D"d'af fef|1"A"g2g gfe|"D"d3-d2 d':|2"A"aa/a/a abc'|"D" "_Big finish!" d'af dAF|D3-D3||

It's perfectly possible I've cribbed elements of this from performances here in thread, so if I've put 'by Gena' next to something you came up with, I do apologise - just trying to distinguish stuff.

Anyway, happy to be shot of the whole recording part of this because the more creative alternative B is uh, I can't really play it very well at all, and listening back to repeated attempts and failing is a bit demoralising - the recording above is assembled from a few different takes. I played on an 8 bass DB Black Pearl 2, and the F#m chord in Alt B 1 is assembled with the Pull D and Pull A chord played together (giving F#, A, C# D E - F#m7 with a rogue D), with the pull F# on the inside row played with it - it works well enough here but a proper F# bass would work better, or perhaps an LMM 3 voice could swing this more successfully.

Anyway, I really like this tune and enjoyed coming up with alternatives, even if they aren't necessarily good or take too many liberties, but I present them here for you all none the less, cheers!
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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2018: Tripping Upstairs
« Reply #68 on: March 31, 2018, 08:28:38 PM »

Nicely played Gena,
There are lots of variations available, I like your normal A part beginning.
It's different from what I have been doing which is FAA GBB or FAA GBG and I also picked up from the recordings here F2A G2B.
I'll have to learn some of ther other variations like the C part (tony hall) you posted.
I've heard it in other recordings but have not try it yet.
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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2018: Tripping Upstairs
« Reply #69 on: March 31, 2018, 09:17:20 PM »

Eyes were slightly larger than my stomach on this one

Well, you learn more by setting yourself a challenge...
Well played, and I like those variations and the ending!
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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2018: Tripping Upstairs
« Reply #70 on: April 01, 2018, 05:40:24 AM »

Thanks all - end of the month, and on to the next tune! Stick late contribs on the end here as ever...
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