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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2018: Travel and Transport
« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2018, 08:13:03 AM »

Thanks for the encouragement. I think that the sung version is getting more stuck in my head now. I might re-record it, now that the played versions, which don't seem to fit with the words, are beginning to fade and are less likely to interfere, allowing me to perhaps play it more confidently.
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2018: Travel and Transport
« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2018, 05:22:42 PM »

Here we are, a cycling tune courtesy of pa :)

https://youtu.be/aBnyqkl7Y1I
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2018: Travel and Transport
« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2018, 06:59:24 PM »

Penny Farthing by Connie O'Connell seems to meet the brief. (I thought worthy of a second instalment on the theme).

https://youtu.be/TEUrv69a2_M

PDF attached

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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2018: Travel and Transport
« Reply #23 on: October 24, 2018, 05:36:36 PM »

A tune my friends play so I thought I ought to learn it. I'm still finding it really tricky though. The Road to the North.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y_oQJTiGd0
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2018: Travel and Transport
« Reply #24 on: October 24, 2018, 11:29:15 PM »

A tune my friends play so I thought I ought to learn it. I'm still finding it really tricky though. The Road to the North.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y_oQJTiGd0
That's a good one - never heard it before. Sounds contemporary; do you know who wrote it or where it's from?
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2018: Travel and Transport
« Reply #25 on: October 25, 2018, 08:33:19 AM »

Written by Alistair Anderson
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2018: Travel and Transport
« Reply #26 on: October 25, 2018, 09:07:40 AM »

The runaway train. worked well for north west morris


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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2018: Travel and Transport
« Reply #27 on: October 25, 2018, 12:19:21 PM »

Alright, here comes another homebrew from myself.
I've been rummaging through folktunefinder to find a song that I would like to learn for this month's ThotM. I was not very successful to be quite honest. So I decided I could simply write a song myself.

I had a few goals with this song:
  • I wanted to use my new Bb/Eb Erika. (Success)
  • I wanted to practice my single row playing, as I normally play almost completely across the rows on every song I learn. While the A and B part are played completely on the outer row, I needed to use some crossrow playing in the C part. Still a success in my book. (Success)
  • I wanted to capture the feeling I have when I go hiking. Upbeat, happy and free. (Up to you to decide! (:) )

I very much hope that you like the song and get the same positive vibes from it as I do.

The song is called "The Long Wound Road".
https://soundcloud.com/laubblaeser/the-long-wound-road-take-2


For anyone interested, I will also add the ABC for the tune:
Code: [Select]
X:1
T:The Long Wound Road
R:Hornpipe
C:Frederik Banning
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:Bb
|: B2b2 b2 fg | f2 d2 B4 | ed ef gf ed | c2 f2 g2 f2 |
B2b2 b2 fg | f2 d2 B4 | ed ef gf ed | c2 f2 B2 z2 :|
|: ba bc' d'b fb | a2 ab c'4 | a2 ab c'2 a2 | b2 bc' d'4 |
ba bc' d'b fb | a2 ab c'4 | f'd' e'c' d'b c'a | b2 d'2 b2 z2 :|
d'2 bf d'2 bf | e'2 bf e'2 bf | c'2 af c'2 af | b2- bc' d'4 |
d'2 bf d'2 bf | e'2 bf e'2 bf | e'2 f'e' d'2 c'b | a2 bc' b4 |
d2 BF d2 BF | e2 BF e2 BF | c2 AF c2 AF | B2- Bc d4 |
d2 BF d2 BF | e2 BF e2 BF | e2 fe d2 cB | A2 Bc B4 |
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2018: Travel and Transport
« Reply #28 on: October 25, 2018, 12:52:49 PM »

Alright, here comes another homebrew from myself.
I've been rummaging through folktunefinder to find a song that I would like to learn for this month's ThotM. I was not very successful to be quite honest. So I decided I could simply write a song myself.

I had a few goals with this song:
  • I wanted to use my new Bb/Eb Erika. (Success)
  • I wanted to practice my single row playing, as I normally play almost completely across the rows on every song I learn. While the A and B part are played completely on the outer row, I needed to use some crossrow playing in the C part. Still a success in my book. (Success)
  • I wanted to capture the feeling I have when I go hiking. Upbeat, happy and free. (Up to you to decide! (:) )


Wow, that's a great tune. Ticks all the boxes too. Love the up and down the row playing.
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2018: Travel and Transport
« Reply #29 on: October 25, 2018, 12:56:17 PM »

I very much hope that you like the song and get the same positive vibes from it as I do.

The song is called "The Long Wound Road".
https://soundcloud.com/laubblaeser/the-long-wound-road-take-2

Enjoyed this tune and the playing. Lovely sound from the instrument. Particularly like the B part. You are right, I think in that it gives that positive vibe.
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2018: Travel and Transport
« Reply #30 on: October 25, 2018, 01:12:54 PM »

Written by Alistair Anderson
Thank you for that Theo. I'll edit my YT post to credit it.
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2018: Travel and Transport
« Reply #31 on: October 25, 2018, 01:58:51 PM »

Thank you for the feedback so far, I'm glad you enjoyed it. (:)

Going on a hike and conciously enjoying the freedom to wander around is just one of the activities that I enjoy very much. Transporting (Ha, see what I did there?) this feeling for this month's ThotM was the idea behind this tune and I'm happy it seems to come across as envisioned.
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2018: Travel and Transport
« Reply #32 on: October 25, 2018, 02:03:16 PM »

Road to the North.

A tune that all self respecting northerners should play! It was written by Alistair Anderson, as Theo said above, as part of a suite of composed tunes called Steel Skies. See - http://www.topicrecords.co.uk/alistair-anderson-steel-skies-tscd427%c2%a0/
A great record, its become something of a icon, with some tunes now being widely played. Try playing The Air for Maurice Ogg before moving into Road to the North. 
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2018: Travel and Transport
« Reply #33 on: October 25, 2018, 06:34:24 PM »

Written by Alistair Anderson
Thanks Theo - and Hugh for further information. Will certainly check out Steel Skies.
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2018: Travel and Transport
« Reply #34 on: October 26, 2018, 04:01:31 PM »

Found this tune (also a song) by Theo Marzials, a British eccentric composer and poet. He seems to compete with William McGonagal for the title of Britain's worst poet (according to academics who have an opinion on such things). Anyway, I decided I like the tune.

https://youtu.be/sttGX0SVdJs

As far as I can see, the ferry still operates.
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2018: Travel and Transport
« Reply #35 on: October 27, 2018, 10:39:43 AM »


The song is called "The Long Wound Road".
https://soundcloud.com/laubblaeser/the-long-wound-road-take-2
Nice one Fred - excellent tune. I'm doubly impressed that you wrote the music in Bb. I like to have any dots relate to my D/G box and let the instrument transpose. Once again I'd have loved to have seen it on YT so we could see your new box as well as hear it. :||:
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2018: Travel and Transport
« Reply #36 on: October 27, 2018, 12:08:30 PM »

Really nice tune from Fred ! Yet another to try to learn...(but really I should be recording something myself I suppose...)
And great to be reminded of the Road to the North - a tune half forgotten personally so time to revive it.
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2018: Travel and Transport
« Reply #37 on: October 27, 2018, 12:23:33 PM »

Nice one Fred - excellent tune. I'm doubly impressed that you wrote the music in Bb. I like to have any dots relate to my D/G box and let the instrument transpose. Once again I'd have loved to have seen it on YT so we could see your new box as well as hear it. :||:

Thank you, Mcgrooger. Ah well, writing a song in Bb did not feel all to different to me than writing a tune in D or G or C or whatever. Setup the key in your abc file, find the starting note and go from there. :D

As for video material... I do understand the preference of people to see what others are playing, and to get direct feedback on the box model, fingering, etc. I don't even have a webcam, so recording is currently not possible at all. But to be quite honest, filming myself just feels absolutely weird to me. I prefer to simply record it a few times through via my microphone and mixer and then I'm able to compress/normalise/whatever in audacity. There's enough internal pressure when I press the red button... can't imagine how awful I'd play when I also need to make a straight face or even look happy when playing. :D
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2018: Travel and Transport
« Reply #38 on: October 27, 2018, 02:36:03 PM »

Callaghan's Canter, by John Hazell. Taught to one of the groups at the Halsway Melodeon Weekend, by Hazel Askew, earlier in the year.
A nice bouncy 48 bar jig just waiting to be danced to !

https://youtu.be/EWgxXztgmWA

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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2018: Travel and Transport
« Reply #39 on: October 27, 2018, 06:58:55 PM »

Callaghan's Canter, by John Hazell. Taught to one of the groups at the Halsway Melodeon Weekend, by Hazel Askew, earlier in the year.
A nice bouncy 48 bar jig just waiting to be danced to !

https://youtu.be/EWgxXztgmWA

J (hoping the link works this time...)

Lovely and lively! Thanks for sharing  :||:
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