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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #100 on: October 15, 2009, 11:46:56 PM »

Once a month is enough...    :-*   :||:

Quite...I can only cope with 'Pre Melodeon Tension' once a month !!  :D

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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #101 on: October 16, 2009, 01:35:39 AM »

fair enough.

Will just have to pop in the odd unofficial "granny" tune instead.

Eh Al?
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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #102 on: October 16, 2009, 08:12:35 AM »

fair enough.

Will just have to pop in the odd unofficial "granny" tune instead.

Eh Al?

I don't think he needs any encouragement  (:)
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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #103 on: October 16, 2009, 08:41:05 AM »

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Al - I think you should adopt this as your profile signature.
Working on a new profile sig even as we speak!

BTW was there ever produced a 'Tune a Day' for melodeon? Seems a reasonable idea to me. StP for a whole month has just about done my head in already - I'm bored already!
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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #104 on: October 16, 2009, 08:54:50 AM »

I'm bored already!

So we can expect your magnum opus of StP in multiple keys, modes, major and minor to show you have fully experienced the tune?

ps If you want some tunes try THIS
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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #105 on: October 16, 2009, 11:19:01 AM »

I'm bored already!

So we can expect your magnum opus of StP in multiple keys, modes, major and minor to show you have fully experienced the tune?

ps If you want some tunes try THIS

That'll keep us busy for a minute or two.  What about next weeks nomintation?  ;D
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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #106 on: October 16, 2009, 01:47:31 PM »



ps If you want some tunes try THIS


Thanks , Lester . Your collection of ABCs contains Ouvrez La Porte . I can now attempt to emulate
Tim van Eyken and the basses !
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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #107 on: October 16, 2009, 03:39:01 PM »

If some are bored by 1 tune a month, how about they play the chosen tune and follow it up with a tune of choice that fits in their opinion. That could be an option, not a requirement.

It will also get people into the habit of stringing tunes together. A couple of times through STP is enough for anyone. ::) A change in tonality etc will spice things up.
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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #108 on: October 17, 2009, 07:50:38 AM »

It will also get people into the habit of stringing tunes together. A couple of times through STP is enough for anyone. ::) A change in tonality etc will spice things up.

Sorry, I very much disagree with this (assuming you are serious). The tendency to medley has I think held back development of British music more than anything else.

The beauty of TOTM has been to show the breadth of expression that can be put into a single melody. While a session can't be expected to take it into Gm - the Em versions aren't to hard. The left hand rhythmic variation has been superb.

Twice through: auto-switch to a different tune. We haven't really done anything remotely creative have we?  And we surely won't in the next tune either before we switch to yet another. Still less have we listened to other players in the room and responded to their way of playing. Strong opinion I admit. Perhaps dangerously so with fireworks just coming on sale ... Chris Ryall  >:E
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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #109 on: October 17, 2009, 10:38:55 AM »

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A couple of hundred times through STP is still not enough for anyone

'Tis for me Steve - obviously I have a short little attention span, and am definitely musically uncultured as I think StP is one of the most boring tunes on the planet regardless of what key or modality one plays it in. Heaven forbid that next month we'll be flipppin'  Donkey Riding!
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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #110 on: October 17, 2009, 11:17:33 AM »

I'm with Chris on this one. Playing through a tune ad nauseam forces you to do interesting and innovative things with it.

And in my local session we play things through twice and twice only. When I was at Sidmouth, playing things 3, 4 or 5 times was a revelation.
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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #111 on: October 17, 2009, 02:20:37 PM »

It's what you do with the tune, I agree with that.

 As a relative newcomer though, I feel it's best I learn the tunes kind straight for now. Donkey Riding is more interesting than STP and doesn't have that repetitive "devils dream" thing going on. Devils Dream makes a nice medley with Sailor's Hornpipe. There is a Harper's Frolic/Bonnie Kate on Youtube out there which just sounds great together.


I can't see what's wrong with putting tunes together, but it's all good and I'm glad to do whatever the group decides. Just thought with the bonus tune, some of the advanced members would like to show off another as well... np though.
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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #112 on: October 17, 2009, 04:20:08 PM »

While I'm not lobbying for donkey riding or anything else, I've counted out the notes (roughly) and discarded repeated whole phrases. In these terms STP expresses in 38 notes and DR in only 27. I've always seen Donkey Riding as a very simple medody and this seems to bear that out.

.. but the simpler the tune, the more you can do with it  >:E

[edit] The limitation of 3BM is that it is all on a single chord. While Coltrane or Miles Davis might have been able to do something with it (not to mention Ray Charles  8), it'd be a challenge on a box as that chord is major. DR has a similar trait in 'riding' its tonic chord for a long time - but at least it's interspaced with stretches of nice, blousey, flexible dominant Vth.
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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #113 on: October 17, 2009, 04:22:22 PM »

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.. but the simpler the tune, the more you can do with it
Well that's decided then - we'll do 'Three Blind Mice' A) section only!
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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #114 on: October 18, 2009, 04:29:58 PM »

Al, the simpler tunes will encourage all to participate at whatever level they are, so that's a good thing.

Mostly I'm glad the submissions will all be in one place. This was the biggest roadblock, but the moderators have remedied it. Whatever tune is chosen, some aren't going to like it.

I really have trouble understanding how building a medley is a bad thing though. Part of the fun is moving into another tune which fits the spirit of something just played that compliments it. I could never be covinced otherwise, and it will become an aspiration. It can only help, especially since the number of tunes you know is generally more useful than how fancy you can play a few.

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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #115 on: October 18, 2009, 05:31:27 PM »

I really have trouble understanding how building a medley is a bad thing though. Part of the fun is moving into another tune which fits the spirit of something just played that compliments it. I could never be convinced otherwise, and it will become an aspiration. It can only help, especially since the number of tunes you know is generally more useful than how fancy you can play a few.

I don't think the proponents of non-medleys (me for one) are saying that medleys are always a bad thing just that only ever playing a tune twice or thrice before moving on can rob you of a different experience.

If we ever meet up at a session you will know it's me because I will play tunes 4/5 times through just for the hell of it to see what develops. Mostly I just get stared at for breaking the unwritten rules  (:)

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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #116 on: October 21, 2009, 11:08:54 PM »

I'd like to nominate Twin Sisters, the tune commonly used for the Upton-upon-Severn Stick Dance, cos it's bloody brilliant. Makes me grin from ear to ear everytime I hear the Albion Band's (well, one of Hutching's bands) version  ;D
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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #117 on: October 22, 2009, 01:49:06 PM »

I am re-submitting the ABC for 'FARAWAY, my nomination for TOTM.november:


X:1
T:Faraway
C:Pete Jung
L:1/8
M:3/4
K:C
z4EG|:A2AG Ac|BGE2EG|A2AG Ad|B2GG cB|
A2FG Ac|BAG2cd|1ed cB AG|A2AG EG:|2ed cB AG||
A2AB cd|:e2ed eg|dB GB cd|e2ed eg|d2 GG cd|ec Ad BG|
cA Fc AF|E2A2AG|1A2AB cd:|2A2AG EG||

X:1
T:Faraway
C:Pete Jung
L:1/8
M:3/4
K:D
z4FA|:B2BA Bd|cAF2FA|B2BA Be|c2AA dc|
B2GA Bd|cBA2de|1fe dc BA|B2BA FA:|2fe dc BA||
B2Bc de|:f2fe fa|ec Ac de|f2fe fa|e2 AA de|fd Be cA|
dB Gd BG|F2B2BA|1B2Bc de:|2B2BA FA||

I am extremely grateful for the assistance of Lester, who has tidied it up, by removing unnecessary 'stuff'. He has also transposed it into D to make it more user-friendly. Thanks again Lester. Enjoy. :Ph :|glug


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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #118 on: October 23, 2009, 10:42:52 AM »

I am re-submitting the ABC for 'FARAWAY, my nomination for TOTM.november

New one on me but at first glance/hum I like it.
And a zillion times preferable to bloody DR.
But aren't these in Am and Bm respectively?


Hmmm. Maybe technically they are in those keys, but whilst its not truly jolly, neither is it melancholy. I think it just sort of modulates right at the end ???  Ask the experts. In C/Am it is playable all on the C row - I learnt it on a C/G conc. Likewise in D - one row only, unless you need to match basses by crossing rows. However its a lovely tune.


(P.S.) when does voting start?

(P.P.S) sheet music here:  http://www.diato.org/tablat/tab28.gif
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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #119 on: October 23, 2009, 10:50:55 AM »

Quote from: Keithypete
(P.S.) when does voting start?
Real soon now...  :|glug
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