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Re: What tune are you learning.
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2020, 01:28:21 PM »

I only learn tunes I like or are required by by band/morris side, can't think of any other reason to learn a tune. Mind you sometimes I set off and learn a tune I love and end up hating it because of the effort.

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Re: What tune are you learning.
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2020, 01:56:11 PM »

I learnt Moon and Seven Stars on a one row so I just play it up and down the D row now.
It's a bit rough but there we are ........ I pair it with Captain Lannoe's to get a lovely leap down to the G row.
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Re: What tune are you learning.
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2020, 02:01:16 PM »

I learnt Moon and Seven Stars on a one row so I just play it up and down the D row now.
It's a bit rough but there we are ........ I pair it with Captain Lannoe's to get a lovely leap down to the G row.

That's a pretty big leap from a one row in D  ;D

Round there 'ere parts Rogues' March goes with Captain Lanoe.  I'm going to pair the RSB with Seven Stars and introduce it into our local session as a set. 
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Re: What tune are you learning.
« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2020, 02:55:14 PM »

Errrrr....Winster Gallop :|bl and The British Grenadiers  :|bl :|bl
and why?
'Cos the elves made me do itinspired me.

And for balance: Clare's Dragoons.
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Re: What tune are you learning.
« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2020, 02:58:38 PM »

Errrrr....Winster Gallop :|bl and The British Grenadiers  :|bl :|bl
and why?
'Cos the elves made me do itinspired me.

Ha ha, both very pleasing tunes to play on the row.
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Re: What tune are you learning.
« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2020, 03:30:54 PM »

I learnt Moon and Seven Stars on a one row so I just play it up and down the D row now.
It's a bit rough but there we are ........ I pair it with Captain Lannoe's to get a lovely leap down to the G row.

That's a pretty big leap from a one row in D  ;D

Round there 'ere parts Rogues' March goes with Captain Lanoe.  I'm going to pair the RSB with Seven Stars and introduce it into our local session as a set.

2 mighty leaps - one from a one row in C to a D/G, playing along D row........and another from 7S in D to CL in G.
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Re: What tune are you learning.
« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2020, 06:16:10 PM »

Just finished getting down the "decorated" version of Au Bord, Mon Bel Enfant, and also been working on Ceci N'est Pas Une Valse in both the waltz and bourree versions. Now starting back on The RSB (and Helena, I like your suggestion of pairing it with Seven Stars).  Also want to start Mira, now that someone has shared the dots and Mel has done a video.

Need to also try composing a waltz or something for a friend's April wedding. Not sure we could take the time off to attend in person ( as it will be in the Lake District in April, at a time when we're remodeling a bathroom in San Francisco), but like the idea of a tune as a wedding present.
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« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2020, 06:20:51 PM »

... but like the idea of a tune as a wedding present.

My first tune as a gift was a jig for the 60th birthday of a morris buddy who once turned up at Saddleworth Rushcart a week early - it's called 'Fruitless Trip to Uppermill' or 'Mr Pitts Folly' so if nothing else it's a good excuse to get creative with the title.
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Re: What tune are you learning.
« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2020, 08:51:30 AM »

I'm currently messing around with a version of 'Postman's Knock' and trying to jump my D/G melodeon into the key of 'C' via my computer DAW.
I don't sing too well, but in G I'm really struggling.

Also trying to learn to play bass guitar. I bought a Hofner violin bass a month ago. Short scale and easier to play for a guitarist.
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Re: What tune are you learning.
« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2020, 10:58:58 AM »

Learning Far Away in Bm, the tune by Pete Jung. Not very good in Bm so good practice. abc below if you want to have a go.
X:1
T: Far Away
C: Pete Jung
L: 1/8
M: 3/4
P:A6
Z: Phil Taylor from Jean Banwarth web site
K: Bm
P:A
"D"FA|:"Bm"B2 BA Bd|"F#m"cA F2 FA|"Bm"B2 BA Be|"A"c4 dc|
    "Bm"B2 BA Bd|"A"cB A2 de|1"D"fe d"A"c BA|"Bm"B2 BA "D"FA:|2"D"fe d"A"c BA|"Bm"B2 Bc de|
|:"D"f2 fe fa|"A"ec Ac de|"D"f2 fe fa|"A"e4 de|
"Bm"fd B"A"e cA|"G"dB Gd BG|1 "Bm"F2 B2 BA|B2 B"A"c de:|2 "Bm"F2 B2 BA|B6|
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Re: What tune are you learning.
« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2020, 11:08:25 AM »

Cruel is the Snow that Sweeps Glencoe and The Tay Boat Song The first one has been on my to do list for a couple of years.
 The version I learnt of the second one didn't fit in well with the words to the song,so I'm learning the version from The Sessions.org.
 in G
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Re: What tune are you learning.
« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2020, 01:56:15 PM »

I'm still learning John K's Broken Rifle...
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Re: What tune are you learning.
« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2020, 02:38:54 PM »

I've been working on Livet i Finnskogarna by Swedish accordionist Carl Jularbo, purely because two Swedish commenters on a YouTube video agreed that they'd like to hear me play it. (there's no accounting for taste....)
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Re: What tune are you learning.
« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2020, 09:50:47 PM »

otter in the water, Harvey Andrews, and John Tamms version of Manchester Rambler

Both are songs, the latter … quite a challenge in C
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Re: What tune are you learning.
« Reply #34 on: February 19, 2020, 12:16:22 AM »

 I know the notes, but trying to get up to speed on these 2: La grande gigue simple (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_fqA-EpBtU starts around 1:10) and The Morning Lark (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxFL9WN5J4I first tune, mistakenly identified as Hardiman's Fancy).
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Re: What tune are you learning.
« Reply #35 on: February 19, 2020, 06:27:23 AM »

I've been working on Livet i Finnskogarna by Swedish accordionist Carl Julabo, purely because two Swedish commenters on a YouTube video agreed that they'd like to hear me play it. (there's no accounting for taste....)

Me too, I'd like to hear you play it. Swedish commentators have the right idea. It was one of first tunes suggested to me to get a feel for how everything fits in the box. I've been working on this one trying to play it on the outside row then inside row and back again.  The third part shifts keys leading to my first foray into playing in F on the GC. Good practice for me but I need to let it settle in, and keep getting distracted by other tunes. Just spent a few days working out Yrsnö by Mats Eden. And I've got a few of yours I've been wanting to get at, Sir Sydney smiths march, Essex Bazurka and Drive the cold winter away.
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Re: What tune are you learning.
« Reply #36 on: February 19, 2020, 07:48:43 AM »

On a G/C, why not start in G, then third part is in C?
(I'm playing in D and G on a D/G. Why make life difficult?)
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Re: What tune are you learning.
« Reply #37 on: February 19, 2020, 07:49:18 AM »

Lark in the Morning, Haste to the Wedding, When Sick is it Tea you Want, to play for people I know at a social club thing and because I've got hold of an unusual semitone box with no left hand buttons.  The idea at the moment is a conveyorbelt of jigs where I start a new one every few weeks and keep going at the old ones, that's about as fast as I can go.
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Re: What tune are you learning.
« Reply #38 on: February 19, 2020, 07:55:25 AM »

Learning a new tune a week isn't bad going!
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Re: What tune are you learning.
« Reply #39 on: February 19, 2020, 08:02:25 AM »

Hi Anahata, if the last comment was for me then I wish I could learn a new one every few weeks, but if I start a new one I can work out where the notes are in a couple of weeks.  It will take much longer till they’re any good or even passable to play in front of friends.  So I’m going to come up against a time block soon where I can’t maintain the old ones and keep adding new ones.

A lot of people who come to these social club type events have a dozen or so songs or tunes that they gradually refine.  I’d be very happy to get to that point.
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