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Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
« on: December 01, 2018, 02:14:31 PM »

Afternoon all - this month's winner is this quirky little beast:

Italian Rant - thanks for the suggestion Pete, good one! This is a playford tune - here's a version I rather liked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlA0RGHehpY ; you can find ABC here on Pete's original post
http://forum.melodeon.net/index.php/topic,3033.msg275733.html#msg275733

Looking forward to hearing efforts as ever!

Cheers,

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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2018, 02:43:59 PM »

https://youtu.be/M3l4Dx0QJ-M

I changed a few of the chords, but tried to retain the quirky motion of the given harmony. Perhaps overworked, but in part to prevent it from lapsing into a faux Border Morris thrash, (although it might fit well in that context). There is an out-take included (for the sake of it).

Wet and windy in Suffolk

All the best

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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2018, 02:52:30 PM »

Yeah, those chords for the linked ABC notation seem pretty off. Rather a lot of C chords for a tune that presents itself as Em. So, if anyone out there really benefits from some chord hints, much like I used to, I would take those ones with a rather large grain of salt.

Anyway, being that I play for a Border side, hopefully I'll be able to have some fun with this one.

edit - Following up the reference to the player in the youtube video being a member of Boggarts Breakfast, they share a musical score of this tune on their website that might provide an insight to the chords they were using (since they're out of frame). Here's the tune on their site: http://www.boggartsbreakfast.org.uk/wp/2015/11/happy-birthday-gogs/ - though, you'll probably want to skip the the introduction bars harkening to our short friends in the chocolate factory.
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2018, 05:15:59 PM »

Yeah, those chords for the linked ABC notation seem pretty off. Rather a lot of C chords for a tune that presents itself as Em. So, if anyone out there really benefits from some chord hints, much like I used to, I would take those ones with a rather large grain of salt.


I suspect Andy Cutting plays this with a lot of C chords. It's something he quite likes to do.

Wrong link corrected
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ckdeo4XTsc

[I can't make my mind up just by looking and I can't try it until tomorrow]
« Last Edit: December 01, 2018, 05:36:36 PM by Tone Dumb Greg »
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2018, 01:02:36 AM »

https://youtu.be/M3l4Dx0QJ-M

I changed a few of the chords, but tried to retain the quirky motion of the given harmony. Perhaps overworked, but in part to prevent it from lapsing into a faux Border Morris thrash, (although it might fit well in that context). There is an out-take included (for the sake of it).

Wet and windy in Suffolk

All the best

Bill

For some reason I only just got around to enjoying this. Your chord  make sense and I find what you say about avoiding the border morris thrash interesting. That's just what I've been developing. I think it works...now I need an opportunity to record it. It will almost certainly be more vulgar than this.

I'm looking forward to someone posting a one row version.
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2018, 05:18:20 PM »

OK -- I was going to try to do a melodeon only version, but was sufficiently happy with this -- playing with my DH on his one-off hybrid 12-string/cittern.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpE8jw2kTPY

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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2018, 07:11:42 PM »

OK -- I was going to try to do a melodeon only version, but was sufficiently happy with this -- playing with my DH on his one-off hybrid 12-string/cittern.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpE8jw2kTPY

Sufficiently happy...yes!  I just wish your RH was pointed at the mic a bit more.
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2018, 12:19:24 AM »

Bravo, Joan! (And your husband.)
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2018, 08:51:18 AM »

OK -- I was going to try to do a melodeon only version, but was sufficiently happy with this -- playing with my DH on his one-off hybrid 12-string/cittern.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpE8jw2kTPY

Lovely stuff Joan :) Good to see the Oakwood is settling in well. Seeing you and Jesse reminds me of happy summer days together - same time next year?
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2018, 08:17:27 PM »

Helena -- yes, but also well before that. We'll be over in April with time before we have to be at Halsway for the Euro weekend. Will be in touch.
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2018, 09:12:51 PM »

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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2018, 10:48:21 PM »

I'm finding it harder and harder to get time to do these :-)

Here's mine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oh55IusjwvU

I'm on the Bb/Eb Preciosa, and in F minor (so equivalent of A minor on a D/G box). Lots of drone basses as you'd expect...

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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2018, 04:42:15 PM »


I'm on the Bb/Eb Preciosa, and in F minor (so equivalent of A minor on a D/G box). Lots of drone basses as you'd expect...

Lovely mysterious quality to that!
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2018, 05:05:18 PM »

I'm finding it harder and harder to get time to do these :-)

Here's mine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oh55IusjwvU

I'm on the Bb/Eb Preciosa, and in F minor (so equivalent of A minor on a D/G box). Lots of drone basses as you'd expect...

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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2018, 04:57:05 PM »

Here's a rather slow approach towards this month's tune.
I've been playing it with steady bass, unisonoric bass, upbeat bass and many other bass variations. I feel like this tune is pretty versatile and I've enjoyed learning it. Nice one for the repertoire!  :||:

https://soundcloud.com/laubblaeser/italian-rant-take-2
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2018, 05:19:32 PM »

Here's a rather slow approach towards this month's tune.
I've been playing it with steady bass, unisonoric bass, upbeat bass and many other bass variations. I feel like this tune is pretty versatile and I've enjoyed learning it. Nice one for the repertoire!  :||:

https://soundcloud.com/laubblaeser/italian-rant-take-2

Nicely done. Steady, rather than slow I would have thought.
What are your basses?
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2018, 05:29:38 PM »

Here's a rather slow approach towards this month's tune.
I've been playing it with steady bass, unisonoric bass, upbeat bass and many other bass variations. I feel like this tune is pretty versatile and I've enjoyed learning it. Nice one for the repertoire!  :||:

https://soundcloud.com/laubblaeser/italian-rant-take-2

Nicely done. Steady, rather than slow I would have thought.
What are your basses?

I just played what sounded good to me. Let me think about this for a second and note it down:

P:A
|: e | C e | D e | B e :|
P:B
|: e G | a e | e C | D G | G D | D e |
 e | C e | D e | B e :|

Last two bars could also be played
| D D | D e |
or
| D G | B e |
or any variation of that. :D
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2018, 05:52:51 PM »


I just played what sounded good to me. Let me think about this for a second and note it down:


I was intrigued by your mention of unisonoric basses

[they seem ideal for a tune like this]
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2018, 11:15:43 AM »

I was intrigued by your mention of unisonoric basses

[they seem ideal for a tune like this]

Ah sorry Greg, I may have baited you with my mention of unisonoric basses there. My recording obviously does not make use of them at all, I went with a more "traditional" approach. However, often enough I find myself playing the melody over a constantly held C chord, only altering the basses a little bit in a staccato fashion. Currently my calender is all filled up but maybe I'll get around to record the tune again and then I might deliver what I promised earlier. ;)
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2018: An Italian Rant
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2018, 02:19:14 PM »

And here comes another version of the song:

https://soundcloud.com/laubblaeser/italian-rant-take-3

This time played a bit differently:
One time without basses
One time with unisonoric chord (C)
One time with constant bisonoric chord (E pull and B push) and changing bass notes as played in Take 2

Enjoy!
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