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Author Topic: Combined Tune of the Month *AND* Theme of the Month for August 2017: Waltzes  (Read 2102 times)

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What key do you play that waltz in Kev? I'm trying to learn it and the chords I have are in G which doesn't seem quite right. I think it was in Am when Mr Reed wrote it.
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Here's a couple of waltzes for you; neither of which are on my "recommended" list :-)

Valse Gitanes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avjVZp-UH3I ; a Chavannee classic written by Eric Montbel, and here played on a Hohner Club C/F in C. Fits on any 2 row beautifully. Isn't it funny how some of the best tunes to fit a melodeon aren't actually written by melodeon players?

La Petit Bal Marine - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTuk-Al1zpQ ; Fran├žois Deguelt's musette waltz, learned from the playing of great french musician, Marc Perrone. This version is in Am and G (on a G/C Hohner Lilliput conversion by Kay Albrecht); pretty much the only way you can sensibly fit it on a 2 row 8 bass instrument. The original was in Am and A I think. This is a quick, early attempt at this at resurrecting this (first attempted 25 years ago) - the version by, for example, 21 Boutons shows I've some way to go, but the video has picked up a dislike within literally a couple of minutes of me posting it! It's not *THAT* bad! We're up the dusty end for this one.

Enjoy folks,

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They're great Clive. There is a an abc of Le Bal Marine taken from 21 boutons on The Session site. My and player has crashed can someone convert it into sheet music for me?  I'll definitely learn these waltzes. They will fit the lower octave on my instrument with the low G#.
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La Petit Bal de la Marine, at the Embraud course.

Here's Emmanuel sketching it out as he tries out the GC bando melodeon I made with him last month in France. Nice chromatic bass, helped by those extra two bass buttons, I expect. 
This is an unlisted video as not intended as a public performance
https://youtu.be/tAgM8pm-67s
« Last Edit: August 13, 2017, 01:46:11 PM by Jackhumphreys »
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And a lovely-sounding box it is, too. You must be so pleased with it!

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That's just lovely Jack. There was a DG one I played briefly in Witney that was exceptional, and this seems equally nice - just the low reeds being played here I think, is it Bandoneon or 3 voice?
And just out of interest, is that two 2 and a half row GCs you have now? I can always find a home for one of them.
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Thanks, Arty, just had a look at it, and listening to Emanuel Pariselle play it on the low reeds of the GC, it struck me that it lies better in the low octave (of course he was playing it up the dusty end with low reeds - I think).
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Here's my contribution: a Russian waltz called Mandchurian Slopes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEefZOGBF3U&feature=youtu.be
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La Petit Bal de la Marine, at the Embraud course.

Here's Emmanuel sketching it out as he tries out the GC bando melodeon I made with him last month in France. Nice chromatic bass, helped by those extra two bass buttons, I expect. 
This is an unlisted video as not intended as a public performance
https://youtu.be/tAgM8pm-67s

Ah ha, I'm not the only one who went for that configuration then ;D
Did you have a go on the F/Bb bandoneon tuned box he has lying around? That thing's crazy low-pitched.

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Here's my Sherborne Waltz.
https://youtu.be/0KOJnBvVCt4
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Here's Valsen Til Christine, taught to me by the marvellous Mr Freereeder who performed this at Melodeons at Witney two years ago I think??

https://youtu.be/1nnajtneS60

Literally only had time for one go at this so apologies that you can see a) half a melodeon face and b) very little right hand - I had to wedge my mobile in a set of headphones so it was the best I could manage! :)

Vicky.

p.s. I've just noticed you can hear my kids arguing over the end of this too!
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I think your mobile recording looks and sounds better than all the gizmos I've tried. Well played too.
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MAN IN THE MOON
THE ASH GROVE

Played on a Castagnari lilly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUZR9oynoBs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQ_uMi3FTQA

Cheers Jack🕊
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What key do you play that waltz in Kev? I'm trying to learn it and the chords I have are in G which doesn't seem quite right. I think it was in Am when Mr Reed wrote it.

E minor . As opposed to Jones Minor who was in the same class as Jennings and Derbyshire  :D
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Hello all

I haven't popped by for a while but couldn't resist this theme - I love waltzes. Here's one of the suggested tunes, La Marianne (recorded some time ago). I tried some variations, some more successful than others!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtA85XHXEGU

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Here's my contribution: a Russian waltz called Mandchurian Slopes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEefZOGBF3U&feature=youtu.be
This is nice! It's a little different from what you normally would expect to hear here. (:)

I can't play with so precise articulation. >:(

Anyway, I came across a waltz adaptation of Oh, Susanna and thought it might show one of the two advantages of a Club box: It goes easily through three keys. The piece starts in F major, than switches to C major, goes back to F major, proceeds with the third part in Bb major and than repeats the beginning in F major. (My box plays one note lower, though.)

https://youtu.be/oowaE_xR1lA
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Thanks for the kind words, Sebastian!

Here is another waltz I just recorded : Waves of the Donau https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kgu451zZlRk&feature=youtu.be
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Is that Anniversary Waltz?
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