Melodeon.net Forums

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Welcome to the new melodeon.net forum

Pages: [1] 2   Go Down

Author Topic: Theme of the Month for May 2018: Tunes from America  (Read 1880 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Clive Williams

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2624
    • Home Page
Theme of the Month for May 2018: Tunes from America
« on: May 01, 2018, 11:15:09 AM »

A deliberately vague theme this month, intended to cover all of North, Central and South America, as well as USA of course. From the north we could have old time fiddle music, cajun, newfoundland, quebecois, shaker, texmex, and all manner of other traditions, but there's a world of Central and Southern music I'm sure which we haven't really covered before. What can you find?

Regards,

Clive

MarioP

  • Regular debater
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 195
  • Enjoying the MADNESS
    • AnyITsolution.Services
Re: Theme of the Month for May 2018: Tunes from America
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2018, 01:02:07 PM »

You may find Vallenato, Perico Ripeao, Merengue, Cumbia, Chamame and Brazilians have their own genres which I haven’t tapped into find my recent Ranchera tune here:

Estas son las mañanitas ( sleeping beauty Mexican song) in A Mayor ( Corona II ADG)

https://youtu.be/o77qIrOQWIU
Logged
Hohner Corso A/D x2, G/C, Corona II A/D/G from the 60s.
Hohner Pre Corona II BsEsAs,Club IV C/F Pre-War, Liliput C/F, Mignon I (G) Piano from the 30s, Kromatica III from the 60s harmonica. Hohner Kids I. Pearl Forum series 80s, Zildjian, Sabían, Wuhan cymbals. Ludwig snare 70s.

folkbluesnbeyond

  • Respected Sage
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 253
    • Folkbluesnbeyond
Re: Theme of the Month for May 2018: Tunes from America
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2018, 07:20:38 PM »

Walnut Gap

https://youtu.be/n3SItC-PepE

A tune by Owen "Snake " Chapman which I heard played by Jane Rothfield at a recent house concert and thought, hmmm.... Quirky but fun.

All the best

Bill
Logged

docEdock

  • Respected Sage
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 382
  • Hohners, Gaillards, Castagnaris
    • LoafingAboard
Re: Theme of the Month for May 2018: Tunes from America
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2018, 11:25:46 PM »

Quinta Anauco - Venezuelan love song
by Aldermaro Romero

https://youtu.be/Te0nRDIhuWk

I first heard this played by Accordéon Mélancolique
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoDGPnW1q7A

I am in awe of their musicality and nuance on this an other wonderful pieces in their album, Parade des Poules. Much of their music (scores published by Reba Productions available in the USA from CDBaby), fits on a three row G/C with a bit of faking here and there, for which I am grateful.
« Last Edit: May 02, 2018, 10:50:09 AM by docEdock »
Logged
How difficult can it be?
http://loafingaboard.blogspot.com/

Saul Bailey

  • Member
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 8
Re: Theme of the Month for May 2018: Tunes from America
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2018, 12:37:01 PM »

Okay, so there's some question as to whether this tune is American, Scottish, or Irish... But I wanted to play it anyway!
https://youtu.be/FO8hmeHBic4

Just in case, here's one that's definitely American :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pLtoyhXXmI

Saul
Logged

Fred

  • Good talker
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 89
Re: Theme of the Month for May 2018: Tunes from America
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2018, 11:11:32 PM »

Very nice songs. I'm enjoying the versatility of tunes submitted so far.

Personally I'm kind of at a loss as to where to start. Are there good tune compilations on the internet which someone of you would like to share? I don't think I actually know any. Thanks in advance.
Logged

Steve_freereeder

  • Grumpy old git (sometimes)
  • Content Manager
  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5299
  • MAD is inevitable. Keep Calm and Carry On
    • Lizzie Dripping
Re: Theme of the Month for May 2018: Tunes from America
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2018, 12:18:35 AM »

Very nice songs...
Do you have the words? Especially for Old Joe Clarke?
Logged
Steve
Sheffield, UK.
www.lizziedripping.org.uk

Grape Ape

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1041
Logged
BbEb Saphir, BbEb Hohner III BS, CF Ouveture V,  Dick Richards Pointe Noire (in A of all things), CF Preciosa, AD Presswood, CF Club Model II, Melodija Menges GCFBb, Preciosa BbEb, Handry GCF, Corona iiir GCF, GC Pokerwork, a plethera of vintage Melodicas, and probably a couple I forgot

Grape Ape

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1041
Re: Theme of the Month for May 2018: Tunes from America
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2018, 01:28:16 AM »

Saul I am always in awe of your playing, and docEdock, that was a very special performance.  Just beautiful.
Logged
BbEb Saphir, BbEb Hohner III BS, CF Ouveture V,  Dick Richards Pointe Noire (in A of all things), CF Preciosa, AD Presswood, CF Club Model II, Melodija Menges GCFBb, Preciosa BbEb, Handry GCF, Corona iiir GCF, GC Pokerwork, a plethera of vintage Melodicas, and probably a couple I forgot

Steve_freereeder

  • Grumpy old git (sometimes)
  • Content Manager
  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5299
  • MAD is inevitable. Keep Calm and Carry On
    • Lizzie Dripping
Logged
Steve
Sheffield, UK.
www.lizziedripping.org.uk

docEdock

  • Respected Sage
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 382
  • Hohners, Gaillards, Castagnaris
    • LoafingAboard
Re: Theme of the Month for May 2018: Tunes from America
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2018, 10:33:56 PM »

This month's theme happened to coincide with my finally learning several tunes that are from America. Oddly none from the US. So here is another contribution:

Volver Tango
https://youtu.be/4ZGWUbDt3Bk

Carlos Gardel composed the tune in 1934. Since he immigrated to Argentina from France in 1893, at age one, Volver ended up being a tune of the Americas. Had he stayed in France, perhaps it would Volver mazurka or the like.

I learned Volver from Accordeon Melancholique's terrific album, Parade des Poules. Their much more dramatic version is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGLY1OIXpqA/u]

While there are many renditions on YouTube, I think I may be the first diatonic accordion to take a stab at it. It certainly got me to explore new Handry buttons.
Logged
How difficult can it be?
http://loafingaboard.blogspot.com/

Tone Dumb Greg

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 982
  • DG Pokerwork, DG Saltarelle Piroulet, CF Hohner
    • Dartmoor Border Morris
Re: Theme of the Month for May 2018: Tunes from America
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2018, 11:19:12 PM »

This month's theme happened to coincide with my finally learning several tunes that are from America. Oddly none from the US. So here is another contribution:

Volver Tango
https://youtu.be/4ZGWUbDt3Bk

Carlos Gardel composed the tune in 1934. Since he immigrated to Argentina from France in 1893, at age one, Volver ended up being a tune of the Americas. Had he stayed in France, perhaps it would Volver mazurka or the like.

I learned Volver from Accordeon Melancholique's terrific album, Parade des Poules. Their much more dramatic version is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGLY1OIXpqA/u]

While there are many renditions on YouTube, I think I may be the first diatonic accordion to take a stab at it. It certainly got me to explore new Handry buttons.

Nice take. That Handry is quite a beast. Lovely tone. though.
Logged
Greg Smith
Is not the space between Heaven and Earth like a bellows?
It is empty, but lacks nothing.
The more it moves, the more comes out of it.
Lao Tzu

docEdock

  • Respected Sage
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 382
  • Hohners, Gaillards, Castagnaris
    • LoafingAboard
Re: Theme of the Month for May 2018: Tunes from America
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2018, 09:31:55 AM »

@Tone Dumb Greg
The Handry is a beast, big and muscular. It has elbowed aside my other more delicate boxes and gets almost all my playing these days, which surprises me. Its layout and extra basses seem a better match to adapting the chromatic stuff on which I'm focused but that may be only an excuse. I suspect the boxes pick me rather than the other way around and Signore Handry is amazingly assertive.
Logged
How difficult can it be?
http://loafingaboard.blogspot.com/

Thrupenny Bit

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3920
  • happily squeezing away in Devon
Re: Theme of the Month for May 2018: Tunes from America
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2018, 03:10:53 PM »

Here's my effort for this moth - the March of St. Timothy.
https://soundcloud.com/thrupenny-bit/the-march-of-st-timothy

I googled it to make sure it was American, as I believed it was, and found
" From Maine Folque co-op, website deicated to Maine’s cultural heritage....
March of St. Timothy was written in 1985 by dulcimer-player Judi Morningstar of Michigan. It takes its name from St. Timothy Methodist Church in Detroit, where Judi's band - the Ruffwater String Band - first played it for an evening of contra dancing."

cheers
Q

Logged
Thrupenny Bit

I think I'm starting to get most of the notes in roughly the right order...... sometimes!

AirTime

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 966
Re: Theme of the Month for May 2018: Tunes from America
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2018, 03:24:47 PM »

This month's theme happened to coincide with my finally learning several tunes that are from America. Oddly none from the US. So here is another contribution:

Volver Tango
https://youtu.be/4ZGWUbDt3Bk

Carlos Gardel composed the tune in 1934. Since he immigrated to Argentina from France in 1893, at age one, Volver ended up being a tune of the Americas. Had he stayed in France, perhaps it would Volver mazurka or the like.

I learned Volver from Accordeon Melancholique's terrific album, Parade des Poules. Their much more dramatic version is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGLY1OIXpqA/u]

While there are many renditions on YouTube, I think I may be the first diatonic accordion to take a stab at it. It certainly got me to explore new Handry buttons.

Splendid version Philip! I really like the more staccato effect of the diatonic box. 
Logged
1920's BbEb Hohner; 1920's  AD Koch; 1910 (?) One-row Hohner in D,  1910's GCB Maga Ercole; ; AD 1950's Pistelli, CF Sandpiper, CF Preciosa, BbEb Preciosa.

Clive Williams

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2624
    • Home Page
Re: Theme of the Month for May 2018: Tunes from America
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2018, 06:27:42 PM »

Hi all,

Here's my tune this month - I really liked the version of The Ookpik Waltz that Forrest posted a while back so I thought I'd learn it. It's taken me bleedin' ages - in fact I've considered it as a recording for 2 other themes before this one and dropped it because it wasn't anywhere near ready. Anyway, here we go!

I notice having surfed a few other versions on youtube, including Frankie Rodgers' original version (he wrote it) and the Altan version which is fairly famous that there's lots of variation in the different versions out there. Lots and lots. None of them terribly close to Frankie's version, and neither is this!

Played on my Kay Albrecht'ed Lilliput in G/C.

https://youtu.be/S-sO-RrIb4A

docEdock

  • Respected Sage
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 382
  • Hohners, Gaillards, Castagnaris
    • LoafingAboard
Re: Theme of the Month for May 2018: Tunes from America
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2018, 08:09:00 PM »

Clive,
Your rendition seems so effortless with the notes pouring out of that box. The pace feels leisurely, though it skips right along. Lovely.
Logged
How difficult can it be?
http://loafingaboard.blogspot.com/

Clive Williams

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2624
    • Home Page
Re: Theme of the Month for May 2018: Tunes from America
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2018, 08:42:49 PM »

Clive,
Your rendition seems so effortless with the notes pouring out of that box. The pace feels leisurely, though it skips right along. Lovely.

Thank you - glad you liked it -  that was take 23!  :D

Edward Jennings

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 1255
    • "Our Luxor B&B" Luxor life, slice by slice.
Re: Theme of the Month for May 2018: Tunes from America
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2018, 10:32:25 PM »

"that was take 23!"

Thanks for owning up to that, Clive. It's very encouraging to us lesser mortals to know that we aren't alone!
Logged
Edward
Windy Nook.
Hohner 114 in G. Hohner 1040 in C. International One Row 2 voice in D.  17 button 8 bass, bandoneon tuned, Squirrel with stops for both treble voices in C/F. Hohner (Pre-Corona?) in G/C/F, Hohner Corso in C/C#, Hohner Club 11 currently being converted from C/F to bandoneon tuned D/G, Ancient M. Hohner 2 voice 1 row in C. Plus projects and parts of projects.
http://ourluxorflat.blogspot.co.uk/

docEdock

  • Respected Sage
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 382
  • Hohners, Gaillards, Castagnaris
    • LoafingAboard
Re: Theme of the Month for May 2018: Tunes from America
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2018, 10:56:24 PM »

I really like the more staccato effect of the diatonic box.

Thanks. That's an interesting observation about the staccato. I hadn't thought of it that way.
Logged
How difficult can it be?
http://loafingaboard.blogspot.com/
Pages: [1] 2   Go Up
 


Melodeon.net - (c) Theo Gibb; Clive Williams 2010. The access and use of this website and forum featuring these terms and conditions constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions.