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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2018: Tripping Upstairs
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2018, 03:01:02 PM »

Here's mine. Still snowy!

https://soundcloud.com/oysterboy6/tripping-upstairs

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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2018: Tripping Upstairs
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2018, 10:30:21 PM »

It's one of the standard ways of doing it. Same thing applies to Making an Am7 with an A bass and a C chord.
Two alternatives are to tape over the thirds in the A and or B chords or to retune the thirds.
I knew about playing a B bass and D chord *together* to get Bm7, but I had never really thought about playing the D by itself to fake a Bm chord, but with a B bass going it works!

I'm glad we picked this tune, it is getting me to explore into the upper octave a bit more (trying to learn Tony Hall's alternate A part). I thought this one would be way beyond me, but it's starting to come together, actually. Maybe by the end of the month I'll be able to get through a recording without crashing back downstairs. ;) :||:
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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2018: Tripping Upstairs
« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2018, 12:34:41 PM »

I'm glad we picked this tune, it is getting me to explore into the upper octave a bit more (trying to learn Tony Hall's alternate A part). I thought this one would be way beyond me, but it's starting to come together, actually. Maybe by the end of the month I'll be able to get through a recording without crashing back downstairs. ;) :||:

If at all helpful, I transcribed the alternative A that Sandy plays to ABC, how close it matches Tony Halls, I do not know:
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"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 d2a:|2"D"dfe d3|
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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2018: Tripping Upstairs
« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2018, 12:59:30 PM »

Is Tony Hall's setting setting available to freely listen to anywhere on line?
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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2018: Tripping Upstairs
« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2018, 01:28:36 PM »

Is Tony Hall's setting setting available to freely listen to anywhere on line?
Very unlikely. There is hardly any of Tony's music on-line. A search for 'Tony Hall Melodeon' will pretty much bring you everything there is. 
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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2018: Tripping Upstairs
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2018, 03:54:13 PM »

Is Tony Hall's setting setting available to freely listen to anywhere on line?

Well, you can hear a 30 second clip of Tripping Upstairs here, which includes the "alternate A" and the standard B parts.

https://archive.org/details/cd_fieldvole-music_tony-hall
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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2018: Tripping Upstairs
« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2018, 03:55:43 PM »

If at all helpful, I transcribed the alternative A that Sandy plays to ABC, how close it matches Tony Halls, I do not know:
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P:Aalt
"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 d2a:|2"D"dfe d3|
Thank you Gena!
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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2018: Tripping Upstairs
« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2018, 05:53:33 PM »

Here's my contribution  (:)

https://youtu.be/O7Q6us4KLDM

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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2018: Tripping Upstairs
« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2018, 09:23:14 PM »

Here's my contribution  (:)

https://youtu.be/O7Q6us4KLDM

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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2018: Tripping Upstairs
« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2018, 11:48:13 PM »

Is Tony Hall's setting setting available to freely listen to anywhere on line?

Well, you can hear a 30 second clip of Tripping Upstairs here, which includes the "alternate A" and the standard B parts.

https://archive.org/details/cd_fieldvole-music_tony-hall

Thanks for the link. CD on order and eagerly awaited.
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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2018: Tripping Upstairs
« Reply #30 on: March 04, 2018, 12:10:31 AM »

You'll enjoy it. When I had the vinyl version 40 years ago it was one of my major influences, along with Bob Cann and John Kirkpatrick.
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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2018: Tripping Upstairs
« Reply #31 on: March 04, 2018, 08:05:35 AM »

I was wondering about starting a thread on 'Influential - or inspirational tunes or recordings'. Some tunes - and players of course can lead one to reassess playing, learn new techniques - sometimes lightbulb moments.
Tony Hall and Fieldvole Music was certainly one for me way back when, and I think Tripping Upstairs is a great 'learning experience' tune. I really like Saul's recording - bass end particularly. Great.
I rarely play the tune now - definitely time to revisit it...

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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2018: Tripping Upstairs
« Reply #32 on: March 04, 2018, 09:56:03 AM »

Here's my version coupled with a tune I write to go with it simply because, a. it suddenly appeared under my fingers and b. because I couldn't find anything else....https://soundcloud.com/user-586147375/tripping-upstairs-the-britt If memory serves me right, it's played on one of Mike Rowbotham's Hohner Erikas in D/G.
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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2018: Tripping Upstairs
« Reply #33 on: March 04, 2018, 10:41:15 AM »

( Julian - a good idea for a thread. It'll give some of us late to the party a chance to visit seminal recordings that newbies like me missed first time round )

Right .... onwards with TotM!
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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2018: Tripping Upstairs
« Reply #34 on: March 04, 2018, 10:45:18 AM »

I love that second tune. Sounds like a proper English jig. Did you give it a name.
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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2018: Tripping Upstairs
« Reply #35 on: March 04, 2018, 11:17:44 AM »

Glad you like it. It's called The Britt - named after The Britannia Inn, Alcombe where it first appeared.
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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2018: Tripping Upstairs
« Reply #36 on: March 04, 2018, 08:28:04 PM »

So...a little bit of fun on a rainy cold and miserable Sunday...or a massive chunk of self indulgence. :|glug

Moving seamlessly  >:E through from G to A to C to D...

Hohner 1040 in G (the pretty one]
Hohner 1040 in A (the okard one)
Hohner 114C in C (the gigging one
Salterelle Cajun in D (the posh bird)

Each chunk is about 1.70 minutes. I'm not sure I played it the same way twice, but hey, I had fun...

https://youtu.be/XrNOtZTfakk
« Last Edit: March 04, 2018, 09:03:59 PM by baz parkes »
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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2018: Tripping Upstairs
« Reply #37 on: March 05, 2018, 08:04:28 AM »

Enjoyed Malcolm’s playing - thanks for the new tune too and Baz’s. On the multiple instrument one I liked the sound of the third instrument best, I think it was the one in C. What a growl! Must resist. For now...
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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2018: Tripping Upstairs
« Reply #38 on: March 05, 2018, 12:05:58 PM »

On the multiple instrument one I liked the sound of the third instrument best, I think it was the one in C. What a growl!

Me too...she's my desert island box...

Must resist. For now...

To quote Mrs Doyle....Go on go on go on.... >:E
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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2018: Tripping Upstairs
« Reply #39 on: March 05, 2018, 12:39:37 PM »

Here is a video I did last summer to help some of the new starters at our local session

Tripping Upstairs finishing with Haste to the Wedding.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wtl-_Mxn_YI
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