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Author Topic: Tune of the Month for June 2018: May Reel  (Read 3634 times)

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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2018: May Reel
« Reply #40 on: June 20, 2018, 11:43:34 AM »

Hi!

https://youtu.be/L7Rec2kQi88

Wow that Bass work from 1:00 onwards...  :o That's amazing!

Those basses are great.
I'm trying to get my head around what's happening there, Thomas. Right now I can't work out what key your box is in, what key the tune is set in or what the basses are. I expect it will be obvious when I get it, but I'm not holding my breath.
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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2018: May Reel
« Reply #41 on: June 20, 2018, 11:51:56 AM »

Hi!

https://youtu.be/L7Rec2kQi88
Love it!
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Seconded! A really good start to the day for me.  (:)
Thirded(?). I'm very keen on French music played upon the melodeon, and Thoon injects a little Gallic feel into this piece (I think with the left hand). Anyway, it's magnifique.

Fourthed ! Love the bass - adds so much when it's so easy to overload the bottom end and so detract from the melody. Definitely an inspirational approach as I put in some time on the tune.

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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2018: May Reel
« Reply #42 on: June 21, 2018, 12:23:38 AM »

Playandteach : dotted rythm is in my opinion linked to the fact of playing accent on the 2nd and 4th step of the bar.
I saw what you said, and thought, nah - that isn't the difference, it's a technical control difference: basically I'm a fairly crap melodeon player, but an ok musician.
Then I tried it to see, and I have to eat humble pie. It IS a weak beat emphasis issue. I'm partly grateful. Partly annoyed. Partly embarrassed.
Great playing and great advice. Not fair.
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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2018: May Reel
« Reply #43 on: June 21, 2018, 07:08:12 AM »

A day without learning...
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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2018: May Reel
« Reply #44 on: June 21, 2018, 09:27:32 PM »

A day without learning...

Yep, you are being incredibly hard on yourself!
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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2018: May Reel
« Reply #45 on: June 24, 2018, 01:07:56 PM »

Well, that took a while to learn! Learnt third hand via Anahata's take, I'm afraid I didn't manage to find a copy of the original, so I think we're really quite a long way from the original tune here. Played on a Castagnari Lilly in A/D

https://youtu.be/SfsWQYDcvb4

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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2018: May Reel
« Reply #46 on: June 24, 2018, 06:37:00 PM »

Well, that took a while to learn! Learnt third hand via Anahata's take, I'm afraid I didn't manage to find a copy of the original, so I think we're really quite a long way from the original tune here. Played on a Castagnari Lilly in A/D

https://youtu.be/SfsWQYDcvb4

Very nice Clive.  The original is on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/5CezK2raakHiIOx0oPpIOA
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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2018: May Reel
« Reply #47 on: June 24, 2018, 07:00:45 PM »

Yes, Clive it's nicely got your stamp on it. Well done.
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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2018: May Reel
« Reply #48 on: June 24, 2018, 11:41:19 PM »

Here's a second go - still a bit lumpy, so unlisted, but I've enjoyed trying to work on the advice. Still a way to go.
May Reel 2
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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2018: May Reel
« Reply #49 on: June 25, 2018, 03:15:02 PM »

  ...The original is on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/5CezK2raakHiIOx0oPpIOA

I Just get a blank page. Has it been taken down, or is it me?
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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2018: May Reel
« Reply #50 on: June 25, 2018, 04:01:58 PM »

  ...The original is on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/5CezK2raakHiIOx0oPpIOA

I Just get a blank page. Has it been taken down, or is it me?

No, it's on there.  You could try just searching in Spotify.  It is on the Dr Faustus album called "The First Cut" - 5th track in.
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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2018: May Reel
« Reply #51 on: June 25, 2018, 06:51:59 PM »

Here's a second go - still a bit lumpy, so unlisted, but I've enjoyed trying to work on the advice. Still a way to go.
May Reel 2

Well done!
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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2018: May Reel
« Reply #52 on: June 25, 2018, 07:03:50 PM »

  ...The original is on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/5CezK2raakHiIOx0oPpIOA

I Just get a blank page. Has it been taken down, or is it me?

No, it's on there.  You could try just searching in Spotify.  It is on the Dr Faustus album called "The First Cut" - 5th track in.

I tried an independant search. Still didn't get it. Must be something to do with my account. Guess I'll buy it.

Edit: Funny thing, I went and looked at something else in my library and then went back to May reel and it suddenly appeared.
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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2018: May Reel
« Reply #53 on: June 26, 2018, 09:37:26 AM »

Here's mine: https://youtu.be/-WP9Hue-d9c (with no computer generated tune added on, but I did generate a minor version :)

Sorry for the sound quality. I had to record via laptop mic because all our stuff is headed to Sweden.
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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2018: May Reel
« Reply #54 on: June 26, 2018, 02:42:49 PM »

Here's mine: https://youtu.be/-WP9Hue-d9c (with no computer generated tune added on, but I did generate a minor version :)

Sorry for the sound quality. I had to record via laptop mic because all our stuff is headed to Sweden.
Made me smile. A lot.
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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2018: May Reel
« Reply #55 on: June 26, 2018, 03:07:07 PM »

  ...The original is on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/5CezK2raakHiIOx0oPpIOA

I Just get a blank page. Has it been taken down, or is it me?

No, it's on there.  You could try just searching in Spotify.  It is on the Dr Faustus album called "The First Cut" - 5th track in.

Ah thank you, got it. It's a little.... calmer... than I expected!

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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2018: May Reel
« Reply #56 on: June 26, 2018, 10:22:50 PM »

Here's mine: https://youtu.be/-WP9Hue-d9c (with no computer generated tune added on, but I did generate a minor version :)

Sorry for the sound quality. I had to record via laptop mic because all our stuff is headed to Sweden.

Wow, two thumbs down! That's not good. I would appreciate some constructive criticism.  :-\
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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2018: May Reel
« Reply #57 on: June 26, 2018, 10:40:34 PM »

I actually honestly liked it. And enjoyed it, which is not the same thing. It did change time signature in the B section - which I wasn't sure whether that was intentional or not. You were clearly using a large measure of personal interpretation, again I liked this - but I can see that for some others this would have been a little too much change to the original piece. Perhaps the lack of a constant pulse is the main issue for the thumbs down.
I have to say that I have no respect for people using thumbs down. It should only be used if you think the person is saying or doing something that you find offensive. If you just don't like it, stop listening to it and move on to another video. I made my version with very little personal contribution and was unhappy with the result. Yours had maybe too much personal input and others expressed their distaste.
Give me yours any day. You can always learn how to be more disciplined, I don't think you can learn how to be more creative.
Please keep uploading.
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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2018: May Reel
« Reply #58 on: June 27, 2018, 12:03:13 AM »

... You were clearly using a large measure of personal interpretation, again I liked this - but I can see that for some others this would have been a little too much change to the original piece...

I like that [performance]. If you [i.e., anyone] think personal interpretation is a bad thing just listen to Jimbo's version and the original.

You made it work better than I have, so far and time's slipping away.
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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2018: May Reel
« Reply #59 on: June 27, 2018, 01:38:27 AM »

Wow, two thumbs down! That's not good. I would appreciate some constructive criticism.  :-\

I suppose if someone intentionally clicked thumbs down, at least you're evoking strong feelings in them! I don't understand why anyone would be so rude as to click thumbs down on something that a musician has clearly put effort into.

You're obviously playing it with a lot of rubato, which I suppose is not to everyone's tastes. It almost borders on the humorous at times, like Inspector Clouseau creeping up to a corner and then rushing across the doorway. But what's wrong with that? You've obviously put a lot of work into learning the tune and made an intentional choice to play it this way. I liked it anyway.

I got a thumbs down as well on last month's tune, maybe because I played it like a hornpipe instead of a polka. I guess we have some musical purists here (or at least wandering around YouTube)! ::)
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