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Clive Williams

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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2018: Tunes from America
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2018, 07:23:36 AM »

"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!

I very very rarely get it first time! I just leave the recorder running and try again.... and again.... and again  ;D

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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2018: Tunes from America
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2018, 04:02:58 AM »

Well ... having not recorded anything for a long time, I thought it was time I made an effort to post something ... but then Clive beat me to it!  Anyway, here is (again) an interpretation of Forrest's take on the Ookpik Waltz, played on Forrest's former box, the beautiful (it's got flowers AND rhinestones !) vintage AD Pistelli.

https://youtu.be/w4ZNuIg5z6k

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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2018: Tunes from America
« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2018, 12:09:48 PM »

https://youtu.be/-kUm97hts-M

Blue River Waltz by Jay Ungar. THis cropped up recently in an unrelated context and....

D/G Pokerwork 2(ABC)D with the fingering choices largely dictated by an attempt to retain the original harmonisation and still have air in the bellows. More accomplished players and sophisticated machines may not be so limited.

F two stop one row, 3(ABC)D (I drifted off), no choices on either end of the box, so interesting to see how a tune which is heavily dependant on harmony survives a transition to 'bare bones', D part  played an octave low.

 I didn't count the number of takes, still imperfect but servicable! The change is at 03:13  skip with abandon.

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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2018: Tunes from America
« Reply #23 on: May 24, 2018, 01:39:56 PM »

https://youtu.be/-kUm97hts-M

Blue River Waltz by Jay Ungar. THis cropped up recently in an unrelated context and....


Lovely adaptation of Jay's tune. I felt I might have been listening to Dancing On the Air and hearing you play over the radio. Good stuff, thanks.
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2018: Tunes from America
« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2018, 02:35:16 PM »

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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2018: Tunes from America
« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2018, 11:01:17 PM »

Here goes,
https://youtu.be/Qk7CPvl4SQU

Theme from the video game Monkey Island.
A relatively recent tune from the Americas, but apparently it's been used for Morris by Boggart's Breakfast
« Last Edit: May 27, 2018, 11:11:47 PM by Eshed »
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2018: Tunes from America
« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2018, 10:12:03 AM »

Here goes,
https://youtu.be/Qk7CPvl4SQU

Theme from the video game Monkey Island.
A relatively recent tune from the Americas, but apparently it's been used for Morris by Boggart's Breakfast

Aaaaaarrgh!!!! Nicely played, though.
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2018: Tunes from America
« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2018, 04:35:51 PM »

I haven't been recording much recently, so I'm offering an oldie, played on my C/F Erika Club...Bonaparte's Retreat, a vintage fiddle tune made popular in the '40's by Pee Wee King.
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2018: Tunes from America
« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2018, 04:57:33 PM »

Here goes,
https://youtu.be/Qk7CPvl4SQU

Theme from the video game Monkey Island.
A relatively recent tune from the Americas, but apparently it's been used for Morris by Boggart's Breakfast

This is absolutely awesome! Makes me want to replay the game and learn the song myself. :D
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2018: Tunes from America
« Reply #29 on: May 30, 2018, 05:18:22 PM »

Bit of fun on a rainy Wednesday.

https://youtu.be/aZ3SrjKkFzA

(Thinks...bit of tweaking and it might make a quite nice 48 bar step hop... :-\)

 :|glug
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2018: Tunes from America
« Reply #30 on: May 31, 2018, 02:19:59 PM »

Another burst of last-minute-itis. I do hope to catch up eventually...
Here's Shove the Pig's Foot a Little Further Into the Fire, an Appalachian fiddle tune.

I've known of it for quite a while, and thought it was about time I learned to play it, but then found I also had to learn a particular playing style to get it sounding vaguely right. It might have got off the ground a bit more given another month's practice...
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2018: Tunes from America
« Reply #31 on: May 31, 2018, 02:37:28 PM »

Here's Shove the Pig's Foot a Little Further Into the Fire, an Appalachian fiddle tune.

Catchy title, catchy tune. I really enjoyed this!

Anahata, do you use a little stepstool or something under your right foot? I always admire your "stance", you manage to fit the box in without too much awkward "manspreading". ;D
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2018: Tunes from America
« Reply #32 on: May 31, 2018, 02:48:21 PM »

Bit of fun on a rainy Wednesday.

https://youtu.be/aZ3SrjKkFzA

(Thinks...bit of tweaking and it might make a quite nice 48 bar step hop... :-\)

 :|glug

Funny thing is, maybe it's just because of the melodeon but I hear bits of "The Nutting Girl" in the A part of this tune!
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2018: Tunes from America
« Reply #33 on: May 31, 2018, 03:50:13 PM »

Catchy title, catchy tune. I really enjoyed this!

Thanks!

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Anahata, do you use a little stepstool or something under your right foot? I always admire your "stance", you manage to fit the box in without too much awkward "manspreading". ;D
Gosh, I had to sit down again with the box to find out the answer to that!
I seem to be tucking my left foot a bit under the chair so my left knee is lower than the right. Also I've noticed, when looking at  other videos where more of me is showing, that I tend to lean over to the right quite a lot, and that doesn't look very healthy for my back!
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2018: Tunes from America
« Reply #34 on: May 31, 2018, 10:56:31 PM »

Thanks all - on to the next theme! As ever, please stick any late contribs on the end of this thread - no problem.

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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2018: Tunes from America
« Reply #35 on: June 01, 2018, 02:04:54 AM »

I seem to be tucking my left foot a bit under the chair so my left knee is lower than the right. Also I've noticed, when looking at  other videos where more of me is showing, that I tend to lean over to the right quite a lot, and that doesn't look very healthy for my back!
I see - left leg lowered rather than right leg raised. I think I've been curling my right foot to try to get the right knee up, almost "sitting on tiptoes", which is a bit uncomfortable. I'll try it the other way too. I agree leaning is to be avoided!
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