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Re: Theme for the Month for July and August 2019: Tunes You've Just Learned
« Reply #80 on: August 14, 2019, 02:24:06 PM »

This is a new tune for me, though I have been playing it for a couple of weeks.
I've not been sure exactly how to 'present' the tune, i.e. what to do with it beyond merely playing the dots.
In the end, the BbEb Erika was dug out, which does bark a bit!

The Braes of Ballendine, a Retreat taken from the Buttrey Manuscript.
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I think I'm starting to get most of the notes in roughly the right order...... sometimes!

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Re: Theme for the Month for July and August 2019: Tunes You've Just Learned
« Reply #81 on: August 14, 2019, 03:15:09 PM »

From where did this cool Mazurka originate? I always appreciate your clean and crisp playing!

Tre Martelli is a group originating from Piemont, Northern Italy. I suppose the melody is from there as well? Although I don't know.
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Re: Theme for the Month for July and August 2019: Tunes You've Just Learned
« Reply #82 on: August 14, 2019, 06:21:29 PM »

From where did this cool Mazurka originate? I always appreciate your clean and crisp playing!
It was composed by Enzo G. Conti and Andrea Sibilio of Tre Martelli and is featured on their CD 'Cante'r Paroli. I did a version 4 years ago if anyone's interested:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KZOa0zRJTs

And well played Fred!
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Re: Theme for the Month for July and August 2019: Tunes You've Just Learned
« Reply #83 on: August 18, 2019, 01:33:28 AM »

I did just learn this tune, but also I just wrote it. I was challenged to write a polka for my tiny organetto in Ab and ended up writing this tune (La minuscule) which is NOT a polka. Maybe a scottische? I hope you enjoy.

https://youtu.be/wIvvHA11iGE

And if you want dots for this tune in Ab or in G:

https://accordeonaire.com/2019/08/19/a-tune-wot-i-wrote/
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Re: Theme for the Month for July and August 2019: Tunes You've Just Learned
« Reply #84 on: August 19, 2019, 11:06:05 AM »

A tune wot I just learned-well at least worked it out well enough it well enough to play it through. Lots of work needed.

Jenny Pluck Pears.
Aiming to get it more Leveret than Playford dancing-eventually ;D.

https://soundcloud.com/greg-bradfield-smith/jenny-pluck-pears

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Re: Theme for the Month for July and August 2019: Tunes You've Just Learned
« Reply #85 on: August 19, 2019, 11:52:55 AM »

Very nice, Greg!
Your interpretation has more lift than Leveret's, which in my opinion is very enjoyable.
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Re: Theme for the Month for July and August 2019: Tunes You've Just Learned
« Reply #86 on: August 19, 2019, 12:10:46 PM »

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Greg, it's here where you want to point, isn't it?
https://soundcloud.com/greg-bradfield-smith/jenny-pluck-pears

Had to listen "secretly" in the office, thus at rather low volume and only parts - lovely playing and approach, and neither Playford nor Leveret as it seems for me, simply very jig-ish and melodeon-ish...

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Re: Theme for the Month for July and August 2019: Tunes You've Just Learned
« Reply #87 on: August 19, 2019, 12:25:39 PM »

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Had to listen "secretly" in the office, thus at rather low volume and only parts - lovely playing and approach, and neither Playford nor Leveret as it seems for me, simply very jig-ish and melodeon-ish...


Very nice, Greg!
Your interpretation has more lift than Leveret's, which in my opinion is very enjoyable.

Thanks for the nice comments.  If I was Andy Sam and Rob I could probably make it more Leveret. As it is, guess it's just me, which is more honest, but I would love to be able to get their dreamy hypnotic effect.
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Re: Theme for the Month for July and August 2019: Tunes You've Just Learned
« Reply #88 on: August 19, 2019, 12:39:42 PM »

...but I would love to be able to get their dreamy hypnotic effect.

I see what you mean, but at least for this tune I'm in #teamlift  :||:
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« Reply #89 on: August 20, 2019, 09:01:03 PM »

Here's another one from me, although this is a lesson in paying attention when learning a new tune!  It's a really nice waltz in A minor by the late Dave Roberts called "A Lancashire Carol".  However, having slaved over it for the last few weeks, I've realised I've learnt it incorrectly and effectively played it in A dorian rather than A minor (aeolian), so where I need an F natural, I've stuck in an F#.  Oops.  I might get round to relearning it, but I don't think it does toooo much harm to the feel of the tune (hopefully??).  Be careful out there...

https://youtu.be/4-7dmrgFbVA

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Re: Theme for the Month for July and August 2019: Tunes You've Just Learned
« Reply #90 on: August 21, 2019, 12:04:37 AM »

I've realised I've learnt it incorrectly and effectively played it in A dorian rather than A minor (aeolian), so where I need an F natural, I've stuck in an F#.  Oops.  I might get round to relearning it, but I don't think it does toooo much harm to the feel of the tune (hopefully??).

I think it’s just different, and you version is making sense musically as for me; nice playing too...

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Re: Theme for the Month for July and August 2019: Tunes You've Just Learned
« Reply #91 on: August 21, 2019, 06:44:44 PM »

Here's a nice new one for me - The Rising of the Lark, learnt from the playing of Sam Sweeney. I've played it in D and G, but to me it sounds best in the key I first heard it, E major. Challenge accepted  >:E

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Re: Theme for the Month for July and August 2019: Tunes You've Just Learned
« Reply #93 on: August 24, 2019, 06:42:24 PM »

Great, Fred ! Another tune on my 'must learn' list. I heard Tre Martelli last winter in a concert in Italy - really regret not buying their cd.

Julian

The A part is actually fairly easy - it's just a Pachelbel canon except for the last two bars or so. The B part is a bit more tricky to learn as it has this very long sequence on the pull (A chord in the original, D chord in my case). But it's great to learn some bellows control, so I'd say go for it!

P&T has uploaded a rough transcription of the tune on this forum some while ago. I'll just reattach it here (hope he doesn't mind) in case you can't find it.
Great tune, I just made this version. thank for sharing the sheetmusic.
https://youtu.be/F0c1vAUbNS0
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Re: Theme for the Month for July and August 2019: Tunes You've Just Learned
« Reply #94 on: August 25, 2019, 03:03:29 PM »

Great, Fred ! Another tune on my 'must learn' list. I heard Tre Martelli last winter in a concert in Italy - really regret not buying their cd.

Julian

The A part is actually fairly easy - it's just a Pachelbel canon except for the last two bars or so. The B part is a bit more tricky to learn as it has this very long sequence on the pull (A chord in the original, D chord in my case). But it's great to learn some bellows control, so I'd say go for it!

P&T has uploaded a rough transcription of the tune on this forum some while ago. I'll just reattach it here (hope he doesn't mind) in case you can't find it.
Great tune, I just made this version. thank for sharing the sheetmusic.
https://youtu.be/F0c1vAUbNS0
Janneke

Awesome playing. Glad you've shared your approach, the second voice overlay is really nice. Especially in the middle I found your improv to be very much on point.
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Re: Theme for the Month for July and August 2019: Tunes You've Just Learned
« Reply #95 on: August 25, 2019, 07:05:21 PM »

Awesome playing. Glad you've shared your approach, the second voice overlay is really nice. Especially in the middle I found your improv to be very much on point.

Thank you! I am not a dancer and do not know how to dance a mazurka. I play all music with a nice melody And preferably also a 2nd voice. I think this melody is wonderful to play.
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Re: Theme for the Month for July and August 2019: Tunes You've Just Learned
« Reply #96 on: August 27, 2019, 09:26:18 PM »

Not exactly just learned as I've known it for a year (see the Melnet discussion last August) but I've spent most of the summer trying to get it up to a presentable standard in the original key on a D/G. Hard to do, but it gets those low notes at the end of each line at their proper pitch, where Parky has to jump up an octave in his version.

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Also I'm playing it as written in straight 3/2, not the 3/2 : 4/4 alternating rhythm that several others have adopted.

I'll revive that other thread with a posting there - if anyone wants to continue the argument about the rhythm I suggest they follow it up there, not here. ;)
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« Reply #97 on: August 28, 2019, 02:57:58 PM »

I praised you there; I'll praise you here. Super nicely done.
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Re: Theme for the Month for July and August 2019: Tunes You've Just Learned
« Reply #99 on: August 29, 2019, 05:10:18 AM »

I recently heard a waltz called 'Flower of the Highlands' and it took my fancy. It was apparently composed by Ted Konig in 2010.

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