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Author Topic: From the Horsmonden traditional music workshops: The Chinese Polka  (Read 292 times)

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Here's a little French Canadian tune we heard and found quite charming - and so we learned it.

I also thought it would make a good exercise for improving ear players and improving melodeonists - not least because of its occasional use of the Am7 and Em chords (on a D/G box).

Take a look and see if you can't master it before your favourite festival!

The Chinese Polka: https://youtu.be/0ZQFg2ditxc

As always, let me know if you enjoy this one.

Gavin

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Re: From the Horsmonden traditional music workshops: The Chinese Polka
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2018, 08:39:32 PM »

More information in this 2014 thread: http://forum.melodeon.net/index.php?topic=15899.0 
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Re: From the Horsmonden traditional music workshops: The Chinese Polka
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2018, 12:04:30 AM »

Also checkout for single rowers with less bass options:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iuhFCap-qQ

Andy Cutting playing Polka Chinoise from his CD 'Lisa'   (posted by JohnS under tirpous posting above - I picked it out for quick access to the 1 row sound)
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Re: From the Horsmonden traditional music workshops: The Chinese Polka
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2018, 12:11:37 PM »

I'd forgotten it was on that album. Well, I wasn't a melodeon player back then...

Gavin

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Re: From the Horsmonden traditional music workshops: The Chinese Polka
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2018, 03:08:53 PM »

And a digital transcription of the 78 recorded in 1929 by Alfred Montmarquette in Quebec

http://amicus.collectionscanada.ca/gramophone-bin/Main/ItemDisplay?l=&l_ef_l=-1&v=1&lvl=1&coll=24&itm=31393365
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Re: From the Horsmonden traditional music workshops: The Chinese Polka
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2018, 04:30:56 PM »

This morning Tony Weatherall sent me a link to this recording on Youtube...

It's my favourite so far!

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Re: From the Horsmonden traditional music workshops: The Chinese Polka
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2018, 10:14:30 PM »

Another good (IMO) version is the 'Hommage à Alfred Montmarquette' one on this page:
http://www.mustrad.udenap.org/tounes/TQ083_polka_chinoise.html
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