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Bavarian Pete

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Re: Theme of the Month for April 2018: Mazurkas
« Reply #40 on: April 19, 2018, 04:23:29 PM »

Here we have "The Origin of the World" by Dave Shepherd: https://youtu.be/6PnUj0Xg5TE played here in Bm on a D/G box.

I first saw this tune on YouTube played by Andy Cutting in Gm on a C/F: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78Nex0PCjPc

Looking back at Andy's version I see that I am playing it really rather fast.  It sounds much better slowed down with more of a swing. 

Last year there was thread on this tune and the best key to play it in [parent advisory] in case anyone is interested: http://forum.melodeon.net/index.php/topic,20885.0.html
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Re: Theme of the Month for April 2018: Mazurkas
« Reply #41 on: April 19, 2018, 06:29:25 PM »

Here we have "The Origin of the World" by Dave Shepherd: https://youtu.be/6PnUj0Xg5TE played here in Bm on a D/G box.

Love the sound, and nice playing. I like this tune a lot, and I'm working on learning it myself, so, really appreciate you submitting this. I think I see/hear a little right hand chording going on too, which really gives some lovely oomph to those sections.

I have to ask though, are you perhaps almost skipping a measure at the start of the B music, shorting the long held/repeated B note at the start of each?
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Re: Theme of the Month for April 2018: Mazurkas
« Reply #42 on: April 19, 2018, 07:34:59 PM »

Thanks Gena.  Yes, right hand chords at the end of both A & B parts (same sequence).   I am sometimes (usually) skipping the end bar when going into the B section.  However, watching Andy's video back (which is how I would like to play it), he doesn't, and I don't it would work when playing it in a more relaxed and slower style. 
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Re: Theme of the Month for April 2018: Mazurkas
« Reply #43 on: April 19, 2018, 10:03:01 PM »

Nicely done and a great tune to learn to get me out of long pull keys.
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Re: Theme of the Month for April 2018: Mazurkas
« Reply #44 on: April 22, 2018, 10:04:02 PM »

I heard this mazurka recently on the new Blowzabella album and rather liked it, at least until the saxophones kicked in  >:E  It fits nicely on a 2 row instrument, albeit with an accidental (and probably two if I played it literally) at the end of the B music. Played on a restored 1920's Hohner in G/C. This is Camdence, written by the rather wonderful Gregory Jolivet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avGhphTQdJ4

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Re: Theme of the Month for April 2018: Mazurkas
« Reply #45 on: April 22, 2018, 10:15:40 PM »

Thanks for introducing me to Camdence, Clive. I don't suppose you could share the dots if you have them? The Hohner sounds great.
By the way, I'm intending to learn The Origin of the World and Camdence as a result of the posts here, is there an established etiquette of not posting tunes others have posted on the Theme Of The Month thread?
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Re: Theme of the Month for April 2018: Mazurkas
« Reply #46 on: April 22, 2018, 10:24:20 PM »

Thanks for introducing me to Camdence, Clive. I don't suppose you could share the dots if you have them? The Hohner sounds great.
By the way, I'm intending to learn The Origin of the World and Camdence as a result of the posts here, is there an established etiquette of not posting tunes others have posted on the Theme Of The Month thread?

Sorry, learned by ear :-) I expect it's in the new Blowzabella tune book though; they've just released a new book with the new album.

Don't worry about posting duplicates - no rules in this game :-) Happy to have introduced you to Camdence - it grabbed me when I first heard it too.

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Re: Theme of the Month for April 2018: Mazurkas
« Reply #47 on: April 24, 2018, 12:43:18 PM »

Some traditional French mazurkas. I am more familiar with this style than with the modern, smoochy type. Things only change very slowly if at all in Correze (the part of France I know best) and it is still the old style you see danced at a village fete. I find mazurkas really difficult to get right, perhaps because I have never managed to dance them  :-\ Both sets played on a one voice GC Maugein.

https://soundcloud.com/tuftyabc/mazurka-de-servant-castelnau-mazurkamp3

https://soundcloud.com/tuftyabc/mazurka-de-st-cecile-mazurka-pause-cafemp3
Not sure about this last title but is what I was given.
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Re: Theme of the Month for April 2018: Mazurkas
« Reply #48 on: April 24, 2018, 12:57:03 PM »

I do like these two sets. St Cecile and Pause Cafe are plenty smoochy enough for my taste, but I really love the country dance feel of Mazurka De Servant + Castelnau Mazurka
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Re: Theme of the Month for April 2018: Mazurkas
« Reply #49 on: April 24, 2018, 02:35:06 PM »

@Tufty

Great sets. The first set has a charm to it, what we might call "Bog Standard" mazurka -- and I mean that in the best way! I've been playing the second tune for years but somehow did not realize it had a name! Here's me doing it years ago (too fast because I get nervous when the camera rolls): https://accordeonaire.com/2011/08/22/mazurka-auvergnate/  Jean Blanchard does both of these tunes on his Accordeon Diatonique album, I believe.
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Re: Theme of the Month for April 2018: Mazurkas
« Reply #50 on: April 24, 2018, 08:50:45 PM »

Thanks for sharing these, Tufty! I especially liked Castelnau. Maybe I'll try to incorporate that in my repertoire as well. (:)
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Re: Theme of the Month for April 2018: Mazurkas
« Reply #51 on: April 24, 2018, 11:01:00 PM »

Thanks for the positive comments. I like the older style mazurkas and am surprised how they seem to be overlooked in most "Euro" sessions I get to, in favour of modern composed tunes.
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Re: Theme of the Month for April 2018: Mazurkas
« Reply #52 on: April 27, 2018, 09:23:08 PM »

Phew! That was hard work - 2 new tunes in a month - I don't think I have ever done that before.

Because I invested in the Naragonia Tunebook in order to learn Les Deux Freres, I thought I would pick a Mazurka to learn from the same book. So here is "Ma Mignonne" - isn't it a gorgeous tune!!!
Played as quietly as I could, in order not to upset the neighbours at this hour :-)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiKIuaMETU8
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Re: Theme of the Month for April 2018: Mazurkas
« Reply #53 on: April 28, 2018, 12:04:00 PM »

Bruno Letron’s Mazurka de Salou.
https://youtu.be/JN7x56VFapM
I’ve been learning this for quite a while, a favourite tune I picked up early in my learning curve. It’s been a bit of a struggle to play this month, I have some sort of RSI (probably caused by melodeon playing..)  and also this tune does sit too well on most of my boxes, only this gnarly old G/C Hohner 3515, which doesn’t hold air too well and catches the buttons a bit too often.
It includes a snippet of Letron’s La Picrochole, but I bottled out when I got to the drone bit (both me and hohner were wheezing so badly all the meters went into the red). So, sorry, not the best rendition, but perhaps it’ll inspire you to check out some of the other YouTubes, particularly Roland’s which inspired me to learn it in the first place.
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Re: Theme of the Month for April 2018: Mazurkas
« Reply #54 on: April 28, 2018, 02:11:51 PM »

arty and penn, thank you both for sharing these. I very much enjoyed listening to your recordings.
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Re: Theme of the Month for April 2018: Mazurkas
« Reply #55 on: April 28, 2018, 10:57:32 PM »

My humble attempt at this lovely tune by Sir Paul...

                              https://youtu.be/NBBH6GRTUDI
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Re: Theme of the Month for April 2018: Mazurkas
« Reply #56 on: April 28, 2018, 11:07:13 PM »

My humble attempt at this lovely tune by Sir Paul...

                              https://youtu.be/NBBH6GRTUDI

Very pretty. I can't place the tune.
I wondered how you sync the parts?
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Re: Theme of the Month for April 2018: Mazurkas
« Reply #57 on: April 29, 2018, 01:38:40 AM »


Very pretty. I can't place the tune.
I wondered how you sync the parts?
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Re: Theme of the Month for April 2018: Mazurkas
« Reply #58 on: April 29, 2018, 07:36:08 PM »

Today's glorious spring weather inspired trying my hand at a mixed bag of mazurka for Theme of the Month.

https://youtu.be/mJzgQboH3Ao

I have been stalking the mazurka, spending summers in Belgium for workshops and my winters trying to figure out how to encourage this delightful form to migrate across the pond.



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Re: Theme of the Month for April 2018: Mazurkas
« Reply #59 on: May 01, 2018, 12:05:41 AM »

Utterly last minute (recorded and uploaded in April, but only just...)

Swedish Mazurka https://youtu.be/3DT61p35aqM

I don't know anything else about this rather pretty Swedish mazurka, which I found in an online ABC collection.
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