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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #880 on: July 24, 2017, 09:14:07 AM »

Thanks all; for info, I'm considering changing the TOTM format this month to combine it with Theme of the Month; the idea being we have a theme, and then somewhere between 2 and 4 *suggested* tunes of that type you could try (so the suggestions become the TOTM, even though there are more than one). Vary the difficulty of those, and you have something for everyone, or people can choose to do something else completely.

So (as an example only - haven't chosen theme yet) - we could have a theme of waltzes, with Valse Batignolles Clichy (as nominated below, thank you!), La Marianne, Valse des Jouets, Sherbourne Waltz (Orange in Bloom) as suggestions, but people could still choose to learn/record something completely different if they want.

There would be no poll, but the fact you can record any of the choices, or ignore them if you want, gives everyone choice too.

Thoughts?

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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #881 on: July 24, 2017, 09:48:28 AM »

Sounds good to me  (:)
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #882 on: July 24, 2017, 02:03:57 PM »

I like that idea.  Makes it easier also to learn and post a new tune in the relevant key(s) for our melodeons

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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #883 on: July 24, 2017, 02:29:40 PM »

I like it.
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #884 on: March 31, 2018, 03:03:09 PM »

Would it be too soon to have a sort of theme of the month as a tribute to Bernard Loffet ? Something like playing his compositions?
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #885 on: April 01, 2018, 05:37:56 AM »

Would it be too soon to have a sort of theme of the month as a tribute to Bernard Loffet ? Something like playing his compositions?

A bit I think. A great loss indeed.

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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #886 on: May 17, 2018, 06:42:28 PM »

I've scoured the spreadsheet that lists previous tunes of the month and I'm surprised to find that Oscar Wood's Jig has never been done. It may have been nominated and failed to make the cut of course but if so it's time it was given another chance!

X:84
T:Oscar Wood's Jig
M:6/8
L:1/8
%%titlefont Helvetica, 22
%%subtitlefont Helvetica,16
%%gchordfont Arial, 16
V:1 gchord=down
V:2
Q:3/8=100
K:G
V:1
A|"G"BAG BAG|Bcd ded|BAG BAG|"A"A2A "D"A2c|"G"BAG BAG|
"G"Bcd "C"e2e|"G"d2g dBG|"D"A3 "G"G2::A|"G"B2d d2B|"C"c2e e2c|
"G"B2d d2B|"Am"c2A "D"A3|"G"B2d d2B|"C"c2e e2c|"G"d2g dBG|"D"A3 "G"G2:|

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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #887 on: May 18, 2018, 12:27:46 AM »

Great idea for a future tune, Pete! I hope it makes it as a Tune of the Month.

I am aware of the 'folk process' and how tunes mutate over the years, which is fine - it's part of the oral/aural tradition. But for this particular tune, we have a record of how Oscar Woods played it, and as he was (nearly) the originator of the tune, I think it's worth giving Oscar's own version, as close as we can get to it. A notable feature of Oscar's playing was his consistency. Archive recordings indicate that he played tunes virtually identically on repeats and even on different recordings made at different times and locations. It certainly eased my job in transcribing the tunes for the tune book 'Before the Night Was Out'. The comments at the end of the ABC code are taken in part from that publication. 

X:1
T:Tiger Smith's Jig
T:(a.k.a. Oscar's Jig)
S:'English Country Music From East Anglia' (Topic 12TS229)
M:6/8
L:1/8
Q:3/8=108
K:Cmaj
P:(A)
EDC EDC|EFE GAG|CDC EDC|.D2D- DAG|
EDC EDC|GAG A2A|G2c- cDC|D3 C3||
P:(B)
.G2G- G2E|.F2A- A2E-|E2G- GDC|.D2D- D2C-|
C2G- GFE|.F2A- A2A|G2c- cDC|D3 C3|]
W:
W:Notated directly from the playing of Oscar Woods from an archive recording (c. 1970) which
W:was subsequently issued on the 33 rpm LP 'English Country Music From East Anglia'
W:(Topic 12TS229).
W:
W:This transcribed version of the recording appears in the East Anglian tune book
W:'Before the Night Was Out', published by the East Anglian Traditional Music Trust, 2007.
W:
W:Oscar learned the tune from his neighbour, Tiger Smith, in the Suffolk hamlet of Sternfield.
W:No other contemporary version of this tune has been identified.
W:
W:Oscar played the tune on a 1-row 4-stop melodeon in the key of C, very consistently
W:in the syncopated style, as shown, and with no repeats of the A and B sections. The only
W:chords available were C and G on the push and pull bellows directions, respectively.
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #888 on: May 21, 2018, 09:52:20 AM »

Thanks George - will just stick these here for future reference...

SUGGESTIONS FOR THEME OF THE MONTH:

Tunes you’ve been asked to never play again.

Tunes you only learned after you figured out how to fake your way through the difficult bits.

Tunes you thought everyone should know but discovered no one but you does.

“Wrong genre” tunes you like to sneak into the session anyway.

Tunes you still love but everyone else is bored with.

Tunes you never get to play because they’re not in a proper melodeon key at your session.

Your first (or most recent?) “Everest” tune. (An Everest tune is a tune you thought you’d never master but now play with ease.)
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