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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2019: Dorset Four Hand Reel
« Reply #40 on: April 15, 2019, 04:42:47 PM »

Here's mine:
1. The 'normal' tune
2. Variations as mentioned by Hugh earlier in the thread
3. A minor version
4. The 'normal' tune again
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXiTEww4DLY
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2019: Dorset Four Hand Reel
« Reply #41 on: April 15, 2019, 05:08:40 PM »

I saw your video via youtube before coming here, and as I was watching the tune through I was just thinking, oh I wonder what a minor version would be like! You sure did deliver!

Very nicely played!
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2019: Dorset Four Hand Reel
« Reply #42 on: April 15, 2019, 07:21:40 PM »

I just turned it to into Gm using abc then transposed it to Em. Wasn't sure how it would come out but it seemed to work ok. Thank you for the nice comment Gena.
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2019: Dorset Four Hand Reel
« Reply #43 on: April 15, 2019, 07:24:21 PM »

I just turned it to into Gm using abc then transposed it to Em. Wasn't sure how it would come out but it seemed to work ok. Thank you for the nice comment Gena.


abc please  ;)

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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2019: Dorset Four Hand Reel
« Reply #44 on: April 15, 2019, 07:37:15 PM »

'Ere you go:

X:121
T:Dorset Four Hand Reel (min)
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:Em
E2 G2 B2 AG|A2 c2 A2 c2|E2 G2 B3 A|G2 F2 F2 GF|
E2 G2 B2 AG|A2 c2 A2 c2|E2 G2 B3 A|G2 F2 E4:|
e2 e2 ed c2|B2 B2 BA G2|F3 G A2 B2|c2 B2 B4|
e2 e2 ed c2|B2 B2 BA G2|F3 G A2 D2|F2 E2 E4:|
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2019: Dorset Four Hand Reel
« Reply #45 on: April 16, 2019, 12:39:13 AM »

Funnily enough I've also played it in D major and its parallel key B minor a few days ago. I've also found the change to be very refreshing for this melody.

When listening to your version, Mcgrooger, my SO came over from the other room and asked whether or not that's the same Tune of the Month I've been playing. She commented very positively on your playing and the idea to mix this tune up by playing it in a minor key. So, well done, I'd say. ;-)
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2019: Dorset Four Hand Reel
« Reply #46 on: April 16, 2019, 08:56:56 AM »

Sounds like a well done to us both Fred!  (:)
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2019: Dorset Four Hand Reel
« Reply #47 on: April 17, 2019, 10:02:53 PM »

Here's my version this month. I had my violinist friend round last night, so we had a go at it together.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnH20JgeyuA

Slowed down (a lot), and played very much in the "vivant style" in D on a Castagnari Mory in D/G.

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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2019: Dorset Four Hand Reel
« Reply #48 on: April 17, 2019, 10:37:30 PM »

I had a go at the C & D but steered well clear of any key changing jiggery pokery - that's not the sort of thing that'd go down well round my way.

https://youtu.be/7csUZpyLLTo
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2019: Dorset Four Hand Reel
« Reply #49 on: April 17, 2019, 11:09:20 PM »

Well played. Nice steady pace right through.
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2019: Dorset Four Hand Reel
« Reply #50 on: April 22, 2019, 08:54:27 AM »

Here's my version this month. I had my violinist friend round last night, so we had a go at it together.

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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2019: Dorset Four Hand Reel
« Reply #51 on: April 23, 2019, 01:05:58 PM »

I'm a bit surprised how interesting this TOTM has turned out to be! The basic two-part tune is how its known around my area but when I heard the 3rd part I recognised it from an old recording of Sally Sloane playing a step dance tune (at a decent tempo on her old one-row box I might add).

Here's my version  of how Sally played that 3rd part of the Dorset Four Hand Reel together with another variation she added to it. It was described by John Meredith as "Break Up (Step Dance)" which might refer to step dancers competing to see who danced the fastest and outlasted the others.  I used an old Hohner one-row box in G but couldn't get up to the pace she played.
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2019: Dorset Four Hand Reel
« Reply #52 on: Yesterday at 03:06:45 PM »

Yeah, it was pretty fun. I surely am a sucker for all the minor tunes and sensitive interpretations we've lined up lately, but it feels really nice to bring it home with a solid, major, four-to-the-bar, oompa-loompa, english-folk-dance, diatonic capital-A-Ccordion tune. Paddy Carey's turned out to not quite be what I wanted, but this one will do fine.

One take, before breakfast:
https://youtu.be/3xX8X7MDwas
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