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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2019: Slow Tunes
« Reply #60 on: March 08, 2019, 05:16:40 PM »

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I checked your channel uploads and cannot find it either.  Maybe YT  housecleaning inadvertently swept it up..

Thanks...try again now, I think it should work  :D
Worth the wait. Who is XIM?
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2019: Slow Tunes
« Reply #61 on: March 08, 2019, 05:33:51 PM »

My version of a tune that I learnt from Phil Taylor, my hammer dulcimer playing friend, called Trip to Pakistan written by Niall Kenny.
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2019: Slow Tunes
« Reply #62 on: March 08, 2019, 11:16:15 PM »

as it seems ok to resurect previously played tunes  the only you tube I ever made using bog standard laptop camera and microphone was stronsey waltz and rope waltz  played on a hohner 3 voice trichord in need of fettling.  I was not playing it left handed for some reason the laptop camera got it cack to front so to speak.  youtube george garside melodeon should bring it up


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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2019: Slow Tunes
« Reply #63 on: March 08, 2019, 11:44:05 PM »

Thanks for the link, but I am slightly amazed that there are only 2 videos of you playing. Is it time to get back on the horse?
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2019: Slow Tunes
« Reply #64 on: March 09, 2019, 06:03:14 AM »

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Worth the wait. Who is XIM?
XIM were and possibly still are, a band from Norwich I think.
https://www.facebook.com/ximquartet/
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2019: Slow Tunes
« Reply #65 on: March 09, 2019, 12:10:57 PM »

Neil Gows lament ..etc
One time though in LMM setting , somewhat lame compared to other recordings posted. Oh well!!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=H1IQdHRsSuM

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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2019: Slow Tunes
« Reply #66 on: March 09, 2019, 01:54:06 PM »

Here's one of the three tunes that brought me to melnet in the first place: Polperro Bay, Mrs Saggs and The Abbess. At the time I only knew a handful of morris tunes and I went browsing for slow tunes, looking for contrast.  I found these three and (eventually) realised they all came from here..

I am particularly drawn to this tune because I only live about three miles  from Polperro.

Here's Polperro Bay, played a tad slower than I usually play it. I was trying my hardest to keep the overall tempo steady and avoid rushing certain phrases. I only partially succeeded, but that's recording yourself for you. It got better after a couple of takes. That's why I find it such a useful exercise. Sorry it's still Soundcloud, but I promise I'm working on it.

https://soundcloud.com/greg-bradfield-smith/polperro-

[Edit:forgot to give Ollie King the well deserved credit for writing this]
« Last Edit: March 21, 2019, 07:04:37 PM by Tone Dumb Greg »
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2019: Slow Tunes
« Reply #67 on: March 09, 2019, 02:07:13 PM »

Of course, your 'home tune'!
I love the sound you've got there.
Nice one!
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2019: Slow Tunes
« Reply #68 on: March 09, 2019, 02:11:16 PM »

Lovely tune and playing, TDG!

Too many wonderful tunes for the 'to do' list this month. Gaaa... gotta retire!
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2019: Slow Tunes
« Reply #69 on: March 09, 2019, 03:07:27 PM »

Christ Church Cathedral (John Sheahan), with Misty Morning (Rob Harbron).

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nRuR71ZkcVE

Sorry for the recording quality !

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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2019: Slow Tunes
« Reply #70 on: March 09, 2019, 05:01:11 PM »

Of course, your 'home tune'!
I love the sound you've got there.
Nice one!
Q

Thanks Q and FC.  It's played on my 4th button start, but otherwise bog standard Chinese pokerwork which has a low B and C and a low D reversal. I had those notes added just so I could play these tunes.
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2019: Slow Tunes
« Reply #71 on: March 09, 2019, 05:08:29 PM »

Christ Church Cathedral (John Sheahan), with Misty Morning (Rob Harbron).

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nRuR71ZkcVE

Sorry for the recording quality !

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Lovely pair of tunes
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2019: Slow Tunes
« Reply #72 on: March 09, 2019, 05:20:24 PM »

Oops, sorry Julian nearly missed them.
I particularly like the first one, quite hypnotic!
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2019: Slow Tunes
« Reply #73 on: March 09, 2019, 05:53:52 PM »

Greg, some of those bass notes were absolutely lovely. I don't think I've ever heard lower on a melodeon. A delight, indeed!
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2019: Slow Tunes
« Reply #74 on: March 09, 2019, 06:38:13 PM »

Greg - Polperro Bay - great ! I half know the tune, but not the title. I must get round to learning the other half...
And thanks for the comments about my offerings. Much appreciated.
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2019: Slow Tunes
« Reply #75 on: March 10, 2019, 10:42:51 AM »

Thanks everyone - some great tunes here, which I fully intend to plunder for repertoire!

Here's my effort this month

https://youtu.be/iopTX25xdW0

Grind Hans Jässpôdspolska - also known as CEG of course, courtesy of Andy Cutting's version.

This is a wedding polska from Sweden, traditional but played by/collected from Petters Erik Eriksson. I'm playing it slower than normal, and probably with a few extra beats here and there, so whether it is still truly a polska is debatable. Good job I'm doing it on a 'slow tunes' month and not a 'polska' one, eh?

Edit: I forgot to say that I was rather inspired by the Danish String Quartet version, which is just exquisite.

Played on a Castagnari Mory in D/G

Cheers,

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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2019: Slow Tunes
« Reply #76 on: March 10, 2019, 12:46:47 PM »

Nice playing Clive. What does the rest of the T shirt say?
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2019: Slow Tunes
« Reply #77 on: March 10, 2019, 02:23:48 PM »

Nice playing Clive. What does the rest of the T shirt say?

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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2019: Slow Tunes
« Reply #78 on: March 10, 2019, 03:06:38 PM »

The Skye Boat Song (I think it passes as a slow tune)
https://youtu.be/Vql7vnUzfqQ

This must be the earliest in the month I have ever posted :D

A small note: In the 6th bar of the B part, I play a G Bass (for a Gm harmony) even though a Eb bass would sound much better. As I had very inconsistent results air-wise using Eb (6 bars on the push :'(), I opted for a consistent compromise instead.
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2019: Slow Tunes
« Reply #79 on: March 10, 2019, 03:36:18 PM »

Sounds great. Box and playing. Is that new to you?
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