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Theme of the Month for June 2018: Everest Tunes
« on: May 31, 2018, 10:55:02 PM »

I've nicked this idea completely from George's list of excellent suggestions. An Everest tune being one that you've had a lot of trouble learning, never thinking you'd manage it, but now you've got your head around it! I've got a few that would meet those criteria - how about you?

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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2018: Everest Tunes
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2018, 02:02:17 AM »

I don't think I've been playing long enough to have one of these. ::) Maybe I'll just try to learn an extra ambitious one...
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2018: Everest Tunes
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2018, 07:50:16 AM »

Everything I can think of in that category has been done for a Melnet ToTM so would only be a re-posting.
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2018: Everest Tunes
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2018, 12:46:07 PM »

We live opposite the house in which Mallory grew up. I'll go and stare at it a bit and seek inspiration.... :|glug
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2018: Everest Tunes
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2018, 12:55:21 PM »

and I thought you were celebrating the 65 anniversary of Tensing Norgay's and Hilary's [Edit: It's a little known fact that Hilary Everest was on on the successful Everest expedition, but didn't get mentioned because she was welsh].
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2018: Everest Tunes
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2018, 02:02:56 PM »

Are there any tunes the attempting of which regularly ends in death?

And while we're being off-topic. Everest was a Welshman. Just make sure you get the pronunciation right... 

PS It's Hillary, as in Clinton.


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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2018: Everest Tunes
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2018, 03:24:23 PM »

The face of Everest (North South East or West, dunno!) was Ted Moult, but he certainly wasn't Welsh, 'e be from Derbyshire!
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2018: Everest Tunes
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2018, 10:19:47 PM »

Please remember that all attempts to twist the meaning of the theme so something slightly related by the most tenuous link... are always positively encouraged :-)

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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2018: Everest Tunes
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2018, 10:53:38 PM »

My everest is the tune “Indifference,” by Tony Mura.  I don’t think I will be climbing it this month, but maybe five years from now if and when this theme is recycled....
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2018: Everest Tunes
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2018, 01:48:43 AM »

I never got around to climbing Everest but I've sunbathed on Kinder, been burned to a cinder. Would that qualify?
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2018: Everest Tunes
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2018, 08:47:19 AM »

As a keen skier I have lots of tunes which I regard as being akin to 'black runs'- ones I can manage but often with a lack of skill or elegance, some loss of control (and maybe a crash or two on the way). It's tempting to go back to the 'blue run' tunes - but stretching oneself and learning the skills to do the harder slopes/tunes is great. It's not so much climbing a summit, but getting better through each attempt, and having those transferable skills.
And a bit like skiing, each time I play a tune, it's slightly different, both in the bits that go well and the errors - and I rarely look back and think that was a perfect run. No matter how easy or difficult a tune (or slope) is, enjoying the journey is the thing.
Thinking further about my analogy, easy slopes/tunes can still have tricky bits, and there are always different ways down (with maybe a bit of extra style or variation in direction or speed)
And on Everest tunes, I've been enjoying playing 'The Rose of Raby' in Gm on my D/G+accs (hard route with no oxygen with high probability of failure) but perhaps I'll go back to Em or Am (easier and with full complement of guides, porters etc)

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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2018: Everest Tunes
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2018, 02:16:15 PM »

As requested .......   >:E


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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2018: Everest Tunes
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2018, 02:47:49 PM »

 ;D I love this, thanks Pikey, it always makes me smile
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2018: Everest Tunes
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2018, 11:31:34 AM »

As requested .......   >:E


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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2018: Everest Tunes
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2018, 12:38:53 PM »

Don't encourage him, guys...  >:E
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2018: Everest Tunes
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2018, 02:16:22 PM »

Bit of advice needed...I'm thinking Quebecois tunes as I really can't get my head/fingers (let alone feet...} round these.

I've listened to many players, and some of my favourite English players, notably Quinns Sr and Jr. do a fine job.

Any suggestions for an "entry level" Quebecois tune?

Please oblige, as it used to say on the notes from parents I used to get back in the day...
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2018: Everest Tunes
« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2018, 02:56:09 PM »

Bit of advice needed...I'm thinking Quebecois tunes as I really can't get my head/fingers (let alone feet...} round these.

I've listened to many players, and some of my favourite English players, notably Quinns Sr and Jr. do a fine job.

Any suggestions for an "entry level" Quebecois tune?

Please oblige, as it used to say on the notes from parents I used to get back in the day...

This one's pretty great - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAzr99n9Eus - Marche a Queteux Pomerleau here demo'ed by Andre Brunet nice and slowly, but popularised in the UK by Chris Wood and Andy Cutting, who plays it in G, in the higher octave (you need a 3 voice box really) mostly against a C chord drone.

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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2018: Everest Tunes
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2018, 12:51:22 PM »

Bit of advice needed...I'm thinking Quebecois tunes as I really can't get my head/fingers (let alone feet...} round these.
Any suggestions for an "entry level" Quebecois tune

This one's pretty great - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAzr99n9Eus - Marche a Queteux Pomerleau here demo'ed by Andre Brunet nice and slowly, but popularised in the UK by Chris Wood and Andy Cutting, who plays it in G, in the higher octave (you need a 3 voice box really) mostly against a C chord drone.

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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2018: Everest Tunes
« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2018, 06:47:00 AM »

Everything I can think of in that category has been done for a Melnet ToTM so would only be a re-posting.

It might be informative to the more timid among us to know just which ones these were. Or how about one from your earlier playing career?
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2018: Everest Tunes
« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2018, 09:44:06 AM »

Everything I can think of in that category has been done for a Melnet ToTM so would only be a re-posting.

Agreed.  My own Everest is "Stoney Steps"  ;)
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