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Re: Tune of the Month for July 2018: Grenville Morris
« Reply #40 on: July 12, 2018, 09:19:46 AM »

Hi all - here's my take on this, played on a G/C Van der Aa, so we're in C.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIXzscEbeFM

I do think those of us who play by ear have an unfair advantage here - the changes in time signature are something that I didn't really notice when learning the tune to be honest - it sounds like a slow 2/4 march to me, albeit with an irregular bar count.

Now I've had a chance to listen to the other versions (I try not to before I record), nice jobs so far people! Saul, I do hear a lot of Andy's technique in your playing - you have the bellows shake done very nicely that is such a characteristic part of what he does - really good job.

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Re: Tune of the Month for July 2018: Grenville Morris
« Reply #41 on: July 16, 2018, 03:36:50 PM »

Here's mine. I decided to keep it in the original key.
https://youtu.be/dO9Lsj8Tkgw
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Re: Tune of the Month for July 2018: Grenville Morris
« Reply #42 on: July 19, 2018, 05:10:18 PM »

Here's mine. I decided to keep it in the original key.
https://youtu.be/dO9Lsj8Tkgw

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Re: Tune of the Month for July 2018: Grenville Morris
« Reply #43 on: July 20, 2018, 01:45:14 AM »

Here's mine. I decided to keep it in the original key.
https://youtu.be/dO9Lsj8Tkgw

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Yes - nice playing. C/F boxes sound lovely and mellow. I'm generally of the opinion that it's a shame to convert a nice vintage C/F box into D/G when there are plenty of modern D/G boxes available.
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Re: Tune of the Month for July 2018: Grenville Morris
« Reply #44 on: July 20, 2018, 02:13:25 PM »

Hi m.net,

a quick recording between two french fests..

https://youtu.be/wKYxiP8dD7g

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Re: Tune of the Month for July 2018: Grenville Morris
« Reply #45 on: July 22, 2018, 02:26:07 PM »

Here my recording: https://youtu.be/EgABbaXO4hQ

Initially on a Streb eMelodeon (to celebrate it's arrival last week!) and then my normal D/G Handry.
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Re: Tune of the Month for July 2018: Grenville Morris
« Reply #46 on: July 22, 2018, 05:37:45 PM »

Here my recording: https://youtu.be/EgABbaXO4hQ

Initially on a Streb eMelodeon (to celebrate it's arrival last week!) and then my normal D/G Handry.

The Handry version sounds great, he says, cautiously (:).
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Re: Tune of the Month for July 2018: Grenville Morris
« Reply #47 on: July 23, 2018, 12:28:24 PM »

Here my recording: https://youtu.be/EgABbaXO4hQ

Initially on a Streb eMelodeon (to celebrate it's arrival last week!) and then my normal D/G Handry.

The Handry version sounds great, he says, cautiously (:).

I'd have to agree with this, very cautiously worded, sentiment.
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Re: Tune of the Month for July 2018: Grenville Morris
« Reply #48 on: July 23, 2018, 01:09:20 PM »

To my ear, there's a quality in the Handry performance that the Streb hasn't got (yet?). I'm not sure if it's a characteristic of the Streb, or if it's just a lack of familiarity.  I do love the Handry version though, Pete. You have that elusive bellows shake off nicely.
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Re: Tune of the Month for July 2018: Grenville Morris
« Reply #49 on: July 23, 2018, 01:41:53 PM »

To my ear, there's a quality in the Handry performance that the Streb hasn't got (yet?). I'm not sure if it's a characteristic of the Streb, or if it's just a lack of familiarity.  I do love the Handry version though, Pete. You have that elusive bellows shake off nicely.

Thanks for the kind words chaps.  The Streb version is played using a "Church Organ" voice which, on it's default settings, has a flat (on/off) response to bellows pressure.  I think that is why it perhaps comes through a little lifeless.  It was just an experiment and I also prefer the Handry version  (:).
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Re: Tune of the Month for July 2018: Grenville Morris
« Reply #50 on: July 23, 2018, 01:54:12 PM »

This thread is driving me mad. Every time I see the title appear on my list, I see/hear Arkwright, in Open All Hours, saying g-g-g-g-Granville!

Surely I'm not the only one?


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Re: Tune of the Month for July 2018: Grenville Morris
« Reply #51 on: July 23, 2018, 02:29:11 PM »

The Streb version is played using a "Church Organ" voice which, on it's default settings, has a flat (on/off) response to bellows pressure.  I think that is why it perhaps comes through a little lifeless...

Ah! That's exactly it. Looking forward to hearing more from the Streb, then.
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Re: Tune of the Month for July 2018: Grenville Morris
« Reply #52 on: July 23, 2018, 02:30:42 PM »

This thread is driving me mad. Every time I see the title appear on my list, I see/hear Arkwright, in Open All Hours, saying g-g-g-g-Granville!

Surely I'm not the only one?


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Re: Tune of the Month for July 2018: Grenville Morris
« Reply #53 on: July 24, 2018, 01:21:41 PM »

The Streb version is played using a "Church Organ" voice which, on it's default settings, has a flat (on/off) response to bellows pressure.  I think that is why it perhaps comes through a little lifeless...

Ah! That's exactly it. Looking forward to hearing more from the Streb, then.

Yep, the Streb's default settings are a bit odd. Try response curve 3 rather than flat response, pump up the reverb, and it's a different beast!

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Re: Tune of the Month for July 2018: Grenville Morris
« Reply #54 on: July 24, 2018, 09:58:37 PM »

My Grenville Morris contribution. I started off playing straight upand down the G row (more or or less). Then I worked on a cross rowing setting, but I decided I couldn't do that as effectively as the previous contributions, so I've gone for something a bit different. I'm quite pleased with the way it came out. Not perfect, but it works for me.
(sorry about the poor video quality).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKQHvfRhs0I&feature=youtu.be
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Re: Tune of the Month for July 2018: Grenville Morris
« Reply #55 on: July 25, 2018, 09:39:49 AM »

My Grenville Morris contribution. I started off playing straight upand down the G row (more or or less). Then I worked on a cross rowing setting, but I decided I couldn't do that as effectively as the previous contributions, so I've gone for something a bit different. I'm quite pleased with the way it came out. Not perfect, but it works for me.
(sorry about the poor video quality).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKQHvfRhs0I&feature=youtu.be

Ooohh, Greg, that got a very nice swing to it. Shows pretty much why we all love the melodeon so much, as it gives that certain up-and-down feeling with its pull and push movements. And your box sounds lovely, got that nice slight tremolo and has a lot of character. Thanks for sharing. Nothin substantial to improve on, I'd say. Keep on going! (:)
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Re: Tune of the Month for July 2018: Grenville Morris
« Reply #56 on: July 26, 2018, 12:44:54 AM »

Thanks for your comments, Fred. They describe what I was aiming for better than I could myself. Just wish I could eliminate melodeon face. (:)
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Re: Tune of the Month for July 2018: Grenville Morris
« Reply #57 on: July 26, 2018, 07:09:48 AM »

Just to say how much I've enjoyed the recordings and different interpretations of the tune - which ranks among my current favourites.
I've rejected my own recordings so far - hampered by a combination of technology, heat and light in the music room, noise from workmen (and the missus practicing her fiddle tunes), and my own incompetence...haven't found the most appropriate melodeon face !
I must try harder...

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Re: Tune of the Month for July 2018: Grenville Morris
« Reply #58 on: July 26, 2018, 08:31:47 AM »

Just to say how much I've enjoyed the recordings and different interpretations of the tune - which ranks among my current favourites.
I've rejected my own recordings so far - hampered by a combination of technology, heat and light in the music room, noise from workmen (and the missus practicing her fiddle tunes), and my own incompetence...haven't found the most appropriate melodeon face !
I must try harder...

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These are some  (most) of the reasons I started posting on SoundCloud. It's a lot less stressful and time consuming. The less pressure you are under, the more likely you are to come up with a recording you are reasonably happy to share.
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Re: Tune of the Month for July 2018: Grenville Morris
« Reply #59 on: July 26, 2018, 09:17:29 AM »

I've rejected my own recordings so far - hampered by a combination of technology, heat and light in the music room, noise from workmen (and the missus practicing her fiddle tunes), and my own incompetence...haven't found the most appropriate melodeon face
These are some  (most) of the reasons I started posting on SoundCloud. It's a lot less stressful and time consuming. The less pressure you are under, the more likely you are to come up with a recording you are reasonably happy to share.
Whilst I understand agree, I'd rather watch an imperfectly recorded video than listen to a polished Soundcloud version. I have never got to the end of a melnet Soundcloud posting, but frequently do with youtube versions. I like seeing the box, the performance positions, different ways of holding them, seeing if they are playing on the row v cross rowing, and other technical aspects. In the best cases of course, I try to copy them, and a glimpse of left hand really helps.
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