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Clive Williams

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Tune of the Month for May 2017: The Bluemont Waltz
« on: May 01, 2017, 09:15:07 AM »

This month's poll winner is the Bluemont Waltz - Thanks Pete for this suggestion, which says:  Here's a nice waltz with plenty of scope for noodling, The Bluemont Waltz by Rodney Miller. Expertly played here by Matt Cranitch & Jackie Daly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xb08Xm5kxcc&feature=youtu.be

ABC is available from multiple sources, so how about here; https://thesession.org/tunes/14664 which has it in a slightly more box-friendly key than the original (written in A).

PS: Here's a link to Rodney's site, courtesy of the Session page: http://www.rodneymiller.net/ where you can read about the man himself who composed the tune.

Happy playing; off to learn this one myself.

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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2017: The Bluemont Waltz
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2017, 09:19:50 AM »

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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2017: The Bluemont Waltz
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2017, 03:50:37 PM »

Found this tutorial today for the C#/D... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajA-rglrXdo ; is that the same Stiamh who regularly posts here? Very useful tutorial regardless of box system used; melody broken down slowly.

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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2017: The Bluemont Waltz
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2017, 10:35:54 AM »

Just had a quick play around with it and although the original is notated in A, it's actually A-mix and doesn't have any G#s so it's surprisingly playable on a 2-row D/G (:)

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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2017: The Bluemont Waltz
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2017, 02:56:09 PM »

Just had a quick play around with it and although the original is notated in A, it's actually A-mix and doesn't have any G#s so it's surprisingly playable on a 2-row D/G (:)

Yes but can you play or fudge an F#m on a D/G? It's a pretty crucial chord if you want to play the tune in A.

The chords are in this transcription are pretty much what Jackie Daly plays: https://thesession.org/tunes/14664#setting27062

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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2017: The Bluemont Waltz
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2017, 05:33:45 PM »

Just had a quick play around with it and although the original is notated in A, it's actually A-mix and doesn't have any G#s so it's surprisingly playable on a 2-row D/G (:)
Yes but can you play or fudge an F#m on a D/G? It's a pretty crucial chord if you want to play the tune in A.

The D and A chords together get you something with the required notes in it at least, but yeah it would certainly be a bit easier on a 12 bass (:)

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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2017: The Bluemont Waltz
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2017, 09:06:40 PM »

Here's a very nice version being played by Sean McComiskey.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhWJLTdWAes&index=46&list=FLEqCvOx_dNVMFD5buZhsq-A
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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2017: The Bluemont Waltz
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2017, 09:11:22 PM »

Transferring the video from camera to computer resulted in a lost file, so just audio this month.
https://soundcloud.com/howard-mitchell/the-bluemont-waltz

Played in C on a G/C Bertrand Gaillard. I don't really see it as mixolydian, I tried a Bb chord in the second bar. Interesting.

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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2017: The Bluemont Waltz
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2017, 04:15:27 PM »

Here is my version, played in G on a G/C Beltuna Samuel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip8-CH8uNFI
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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2017: The Bluemont Waltz
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2017, 04:22:24 PM »

Here is my version, played in G on a G/C Beltuna Samuel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip8-CH8uNFI

I saw that just after you'd uploaded it to YT, lovely rendition :)

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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2017: The Bluemont Waltz
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2017, 04:24:51 PM »

Here is my version, played in G on a G/C Beltuna Samuel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip8-CH8uNFI

I saw that just after you'd uploaded it to YT, lovely rendition :)

Yes, very nice.

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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2017: The Bluemont Waltz
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2017, 01:39:26 AM »

Here is my version, played in G on a G/C Beltuna Samuel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip8-CH8uNFI

I saw that just after you'd uploaded it to YT, lovely rendition :)

Yes, very nice.


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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2017: The Bluemont Waltz
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2017, 01:14:21 PM »

Here's another go, much slower (but speeding up), this time in G and with video.
https://youtu.be/prqlywGrJ4A

A pdf of the music with the bass and chords I used is attached.

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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2017: The Bluemont Waltz
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2017, 05:34:30 PM »

Here's mine, a fair distance from the original, played in what I call Vivant mode - the rules being quite simple; get out the D/G Mory, play it in G and hold down as many bass drones as you can.

https://youtu.be/rxyppf2eQWY

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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2017: The Bluemont Waltz
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2017, 09:11:27 PM »

Here's a very nice version being played by Sean McComiskey.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhWJLTdWAes&index=46&list=FLEqCvOx_dNVMFD5buZhsq-A

An excellent version indeed. Sean seems to be taking it in G, as far as I can tell. The box he's playing sounds like a Hohner. It's hard to tell from the distance, but might it be a Pokerwork?
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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2017: The Bluemont Waltz
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2017, 10:03:48 PM »

An excellent version indeed. Sean seems to be taking it in G, as far as I can tell. The box he's playing sounds like a Hohner. It's hard to tell from the distance, but might it be a Pokerwork?

Not quite. It's one of the fabled "old grey" Paolo Sopranis and it's in B/C. You could buy a lot of Hohner Pokerworks for the price that box would fetch.  ;)

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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2017: The Bluemont Waltz
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2017, 06:32:45 AM »

An excellent version indeed. Sean seems to be taking it in G, as far as I can tell. The box he's playing sounds like a Hohner. It's hard to tell from the distance, but might it be a Pokerwork?

Not quite. It's one of the fabled "old grey" Paolo Sopranis and it's in B/C. You could buy a lot of Hohner Pokerworks for the price that box would fetch.  ;)

Yup, lol! 😁
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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2017: The Bluemont Waltz
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2017, 08:16:46 AM »

to me the original  grey Paolo is the nicest 2 row box of the lot. 

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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2017: The Bluemont Waltz
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2017, 11:57:08 AM »

Here's my go at this. Decided to do it in D just because it felt more comfortable there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBabF5Q727U
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