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Clive Williams

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Tune of the Month for January 2019: The Lounge Bar
« on: January 01, 2019, 11:57:56 AM »

Hi all; this month's winner is Annlaug Borsheim's tune, The Lounge Bar.

Here's Annlaug (on Hardanger) playing it with Rannveig Djönne https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsMniutrofI and here's Mel's version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTIBk6enOQE . Needs a low B ideally for that initial note, but I'm sure that could be replaced with a D or G if you don't have it.

Thanks to Pete and Hugh, here is some ABC for it in D and G

Code: [Select]
X:1
T:Lounge Bar, The
M:6/8
L:1/8
C:Annlaug Børsheim-AB ABC B ABC B
N:Learnt from Sam & Elaine Bracken
N:Played 2A 2B 2A2B2C 2B 2A2B2C 2B
Z:Hugh Taylor, December 2017
K:D
B,DF E2 D-|DFA d2 c|BGB AFD|EGF E2 D|
B,DF E2 D-|DFA d2 c|BGB AFD|1 E2 D D3:|2 E2 D-DFA|
|:d2 d-dcA|F3 FEF|GBd-dcA|E3 EDE|
F2F-FED|B,3B,A,B,|CDE-EFE|1 D3 DFA:|2 D3 D3|
|:dBd c2 B-|Bdf e2 c|dcB AcB|AFD E2 D|
  dBd c2 B-|Bdf e2 c|dcB AFD|1 E2 D-D3:|2 E2 D-DFA|

X:2
T:Lounge Bar, The
C:Annlaug Børsheim
D:Toras Dans, 2012, track 5
R:Air
M:6/8
L:1/8%%titlefont Helvetica, 22
%%subtitlefont Helvetica,16
%%composerfont Helvetica
%%partsfont Arial, 20
%%partsbox
%%gchordfont Arial, 16
%%barnumbers 1
%%MIDI program 73 % flute
%%MIDI chordprog 1 % piano
P:(AB)2.CB.AB.CB
Q:3/8=80
K:Gmaj
P:A
D |: EGB A2G- |GBd g2f | ece dBG | AcB A2D |
EGB A2G- | GBd g2f | ece dBG |1 A>BA G2D :|2 A>BA GBd ] |
P:B
|: g3 gfd | B3BAB | ceg- gfd | A3 AGA |
B3 BAG | E3 EDE | G2A- ABA |1 G3 GBd :|2 G6 ] |
P:C
|: geg f2e- | egb a2f | gfe dBG | AcB A2G |
geg f2e- | egb a2f | gfe dBG | A>BA G3 :|
geg f2e- | egb a2f | gfe dBG | A>BA G3 :|

Off to learn it properly now :-)

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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2019: The Lounge Bar
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2019, 05:09:03 PM »


Out of my comfort zone, (again).

https://youtu.be/mVM8FPPKsPA

Including an outtake. Having looked briefly at the example video I worked backwards from the notation. The 'rhythm' was informed by working on a guitar 'sketch' of the tune (which I thought to include but decided that might be off-topic!)

I was interested that the same melodeon could sound so different in the two examples. 1) audio from a Zoom H4 2) recorded on a Zoom Q3 (with a wind shield), in different rooms. Microphone placement was similar in each case.  Not intending to raise off topic discussion, just an observation.

All the best

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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2019: The Lounge Bar
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2019, 05:21:50 PM »

Error of topic!  ;D
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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2019: The Lounge Bar
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2019, 09:56:12 PM »

ABC and dots in Emaj and Dmaj at the Session website:
https://thesession.org/tunes/8853
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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2019: The Lounge Bar
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2019, 03:07:08 PM »

Immediately went to listen to Mel's melodeon version, which I enjoyed, which has a lovely lilt to it. For comparison then clicked on Annlaug's.
Something very nice about watching and listening to a composer play their tune. Very enjoyable.
In fact both versions very enjoyable....
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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2019: The Lounge Bar
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2019, 05:07:47 PM »

Here's mine. Inderectly learnt from Sam and Elaine Bracken via Hugh Taylor of this parish.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi5jXPGuNDk
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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2019: The Lounge Bar
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2019, 11:02:01 PM »

Here's mine. Inderectly learnt from Sam and Elaine Bracken via Hugh Taylor of this parish.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi5jXPGuNDk
Very smooth and fluent playing. Quick too - I've only got as far as printing out the dots.
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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2019: The Lounge Bar
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2019, 08:48:54 AM »

Not that quick - I've been playing it for a while.  (:)
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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2019: The Lounge Bar
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2019, 01:01:37 PM »

The abc that Pete gave during the vote gives a formula of (AB)2.CB.AB.CB, which reflects the video of Annlaug playing and I think is the same as given in the notation from Clive at the top of this thread.
As I understand it, every part is doubled i.e. ( A2,B2 ) twice, C2B2, A2B2, C2B2 to end.

This is the first time I've encountered the tune, though apparently it's done the rounds on the festival circuit sessions and become popular according to another video I've seen from Mel.
Therefore, in sessions is it played as per the formula above, or has it been subjected to the normal session etiquette of A2 B2 C2?
I am enjoying this tune immensely and want to learn it in a form that I'd encounter in a session.
Anyone?
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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2019: The Lounge Bar
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2019, 01:38:43 PM »

This is the first time I've encountered the tune, though apparently it's done the rounds on the festival circuit sessions and become popular according to another video I've seen from Mel.
Therefore, in sessions is it played as per the formula above, or has it been subjected to the normal session etiquette of A2 B2 C2?
I am enjoying this tune immensely and want to learn it in a form that I'd encounter in a session.

D'you know Q, despite spending an unreasonable amount of time at folk festivals I don't think I'd ever heard it either - certainly not enough to have remembered it, let alone know what it is called.  However I would imagine it will inevitably end up being played as  2As, 2Bs, 2Cs - probably three time through in the time-honoured manner. 

I'd also be interested to know though. 
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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2019: The Lounge Bar
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2019, 03:49:05 PM »

For various reasons I didn't make many festivals last year, so have no idea.
I bumped into the tune first on a fleeting recent fb visit ( they're always fleeting for me! ) and it was Mel playing, and I got the impression from a comment that it was doing the rounds. That said, I'm always amazed at how regional tunes are so it could be 'well used' but not where you were!
It's intriguing listening to Annlaug play and it all seems to fit nicely, and versions so far follow the composer's route.
Just wonder how the festival crowd play it - if they play it!
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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2019: The Lounge Bar
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2019, 10:35:17 AM »

This is the first time I've encountered the tune, though apparently it's done the rounds on the festival circuit sessions and become popular according to another video I've seen from Mel.
Therefore, in sessions is it played as per the formula above, or has it been subjected to the normal session etiquette of A2 B2 C2?
I am enjoying this tune immensely and want to learn it in a form that I'd encounter in a session.


I haven't heard it played at Sidmouth or Whitby, but we play it at our monthly session in Kendal (as McGrooger noted above).
We play it as written - AB ABC B ABC B, doubled up as noted by Thrupenny Bit. Seems complicated at first, but natural once you get into it.
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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2019: The Lounge Bar
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2019, 12:39:52 PM »

We play it as written - AB ABC B ABC B, doubled up as noted by Thrupenny Bit. Seems complicated at first, but natural once you get into it.

At least for me it gets way less complicated to comprehend once I've rearranged the parts to look like this:
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AB AB CB AB CBI think of it like this: The A part is the "verse", the B part is the "refrain", and the C part is the "bridge".
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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2019: The Lounge Bar
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2019, 04:47:15 PM »

Thanks Hugh and Fred.
I'm sure it gets easier as you get into it so thank you for your observations.
It's a surprisingly addictive tune for me, so just want to learn it in a way that it's played, and so will need to get my head around tht formula!
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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2019: The Lounge Bar
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2019, 08:35:20 PM »

This is a tune that makes me play in a different style. Listening to the two given versions confirmed the speed and lilt I need to aim for. My DG box doesn't really sound great with just the left hand chords playing sustained, so I'm trying a few different ways, including no left hand at all. Absolutely out of my comfort zone too. But good to be playing again.
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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2019: The Lounge Bar
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2019, 10:12:52 PM »

But good to be playing again.
Yes Pete, it's good to hear this. Sorry as I may have not included you but next NE Melodeon Group session is this Thursday!
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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2019: The Lounge Bar
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2019, 10:31:47 PM »

My DG box doesn't really sound great with just the left hand chords playing sustained, so I'm trying a few different ways, including no left hand at all.

Interesting to read this. I also struggle with the left hand on this tune. Right hand is doing fine as far as I can tell but I'm currently unsure how exactly to accompany the melody.
I'm really hoping to see a few more submissions in the next few days as I'm hoping to get some inspiration for the bass side from you lovely lot. (:)

Edit:
I've just discovered an interesting version of the tune on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLj1GiuPZH0
The Lounge Bar starts around 1:58.
Not with a melodeon but with Nyckelharpa and Cittern. Very soothing to listen to.
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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2019: The Lounge Bar
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2019, 11:13:25 PM »


Edit:
I've just discovered an interesting version of the tune on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLj1GiuPZH0
The Lounge Bar starts around 1:58.
Not with a melodeon but with Nyckelharpa and Cittern. Very soothing to listen to.
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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2019: The Lounge Bar
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2019, 12:19:52 AM »


Edit:
I've just discovered an interesting version of the tune on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLj1GiuPZH0
The Lounge Bar starts around 1:58.
Not with a melodeon but with Nyckelharpa and Cittern. Very soothing to listen to.
Well found that's lovely.
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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2019: The Lounge Bar
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2019, 08:26:34 AM »

In my opinion, not all tunes seem to travel well between instruments.
This does! Thanks for finding it. Another lovely rendition
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