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Re: First tune you learnt to play
« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2009, 10:21:23 PM »

Can't remember exactly, but it was a morris tune.
When I joined my first morris side we used to do lots of fetes, and while everybody else was off buying cakes and plants I used to stay behind and guard all the belongings, which included a melodeon or two.  I amused myself by picking out tunes, and that's how I started to play the box.
The treble end was easy....the bass end wasn't!
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Re: First tune you learnt to play
« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2009, 09:16:26 PM »

I think it was Shepherd's Hey and I used my cassette recorder to record bass and treble separately then play the other side  to get the idea.  It was like rubbing head and belly at same time
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Re: First tune you learnt to play
« Reply #22 on: July 30, 2009, 10:55:17 PM »

::coming out of lurk mode::

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Re: First tune you learnt to play
« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2009, 11:37:32 PM »




First "real" tune was Egan's Polka straight out of the Mallinson book. Still one of my favorites
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Re: First tune you learnt to play
« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2009, 11:44:46 PM »

Mine was possibly Constant Billy, or some other morris tune, mayne Highland Mary.
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Re: First tune you learnt to play
« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2009, 11:49:00 PM »

I think the first tune I cracked properly with both treble and basses was Bluebells of Scotland, then Princess Royal I think. I still love the latter, but cannot abide the former any more. The word boring (both tune and dance) doesn't even begin to cover it.
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Re: First tune you learnt to play
« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2009, 11:53:51 PM »

::coming out of lurk mode::

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Re: First tune you learnt to play
« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2009, 11:54:50 PM »

Winster Gallop..  as it was the first tune in 'Handbook For Melodeon'

Constant Billy is on page two.. that must have been the 2nd one
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Re: First tune you learnt to play
« Reply #28 on: July 31, 2009, 12:24:34 AM »

Rattling Bog, then Salmon Tails...

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Re: First tune you learnt to play
« Reply #29 on: July 31, 2009, 09:44:28 AM »

Mine was Astley's Ride, closely followed by Star of the County Down, which is partially because they're two of my favourite tunes to morris dance to!
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Re: First tune you learnt to play
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2009, 06:37:25 PM »

After my decade-long love affair with a 30 string harp, I was naturally immersed in O'Carolan tunes. My first melodeon tune was Fanny Power. I still love all of those songs and most fit nicely with melodeon or concertina.
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Re: First tune you learnt to play
« Reply #31 on: August 02, 2009, 10:42:45 AM »

First tune on a BC black dot was An Coinniachaen (aka Fairy Lullaby). I can even play it with both hands. My nine year old daughter is playing it better than me now (her first tune too).

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Re: First tune you learnt to play
« Reply #32 on: August 02, 2009, 02:03:42 PM »

My first melodeon tune was Fanny Power. I still love all of those songs and most fit nicely with melodeon or concertina.

Google google. Gosh, I've played that one for years without ever knowing its name. It appears Ireland didn't have that book either. I cannot imagine that Carol an(n) was a 60's feminist?  ;D

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Here's another one you probably know well Chris. One of my first tunes on the concertina, Planxty Irwin.

Yup - I could even name that one! Like both of 'em - perhaps more 'chords' in them than your usual Irish gig/reel (just speculating)
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Re: First tune you learnt to play
« Reply #33 on: August 02, 2009, 05:24:44 PM »

Here's another one you probably know well Chris. One of my first tunes on the concertina, Planxty Irwin.

X: 1
T: Planxty Irwin
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
C: Turlough O'Carolan
R: Air
K: G
|:d | g2-f e>fg | d2-c B>AG | c2-A B>cd | F2-G A2-d |
g2-f e>fg | d2-c B>AG | c2-A B>cd |1 G2 F G2 :|2 G2 F G2 d |
|: g>ag g>fg | a>ba a>fd | b2 b a>bg | f2-e d>ef |
g2-f e>fg | d2-cB>AG | c2-A B>cd |1 G2 F G2 d :|2 G2 F G2-G3 |
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