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First Take and Final Take - an experiment with totm
« on: October 01, 2009, 12:02:08 AM »

In the spirit of experimentation around totm I've decided to try a "before" and "after".

Or as I put it a First Take and a Final Take.

By First Take I mean that I didn't know the tune (in this case "Speed the Plough") until a couple of days ago or so (I actually started this on Saturday 26 Sept).. so before the First Take you have a chance to "learn" the tune and "play about a bit..." Then you record it 3 times... warts n all!!! This can happen at any time of the month but the sooner the better.

If you already "know" the tune i.e. you can play it.... the rules are the same as for people, like myself in this case, who didn't know the tune at all ... it didn't ring any bells.. if you get my drift.

The Final Take is in the same month. This is again played 3 times wart n all :), unless something extrinsic gets involved e.g. the cat bites your leg (I hope that doesn't happen to me as I haven't got a cat) .. the extrinsic stuff refers to the First Take as well, of course.

The idea is based on looking at learning.. for yourself... and others.. but primarily for yourself.

The first First Take I've done has already taught me stuff during the perfunctory editing process.

Can't comment on YouTube "quality" as a lot depends on your local set up.. I intend to follow the same "technical" procedures" during both Takes.

in a spirit of adventure.. learning the melodeon

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I "learned" the tune by a mixture of dots and midi and NWC (Noteworthy Composer).. my box is a 4 doh and the top 8 bass buttons are  pretty standard with Bm and Em chords.

First Take
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9xBh-x_Ymg
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Re: First Take and Final Take - an experiment with totm
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2009, 12:22:06 AM »

My goodness - how quick a learner are you!  ;D Nice idea with your first and final takes - it'll be interesting to see what happens! Your fancy-fangled Em chord on the B music has not gone unnoticed by the way!

Have a well deserved drink!   :|glug

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Re: First Take and Final Take - an experiment with totm
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2009, 11:28:51 AM »

I will take your challenge. Before Tuesday I'd only played it very slowly with no LH and messed up the B part every time. (I will be recording my first take tonight).
At the moment when I play it, its got the consistancy of lumpy custard...can't seem to make it 'bouncy'.

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Re: First Take and Final Take - an experiment with totm
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2009, 04:01:57 PM »

At the moment when I play it, its got the consistancy of lumpy custard...can't seem to make it 'bouncy'.
One way to 'smooth out your lumpy custard' would be to imagine you are playing it for a Border Morris side. I find that helps me to get bounce into the tune, but it only comes with plenty of practice. You have only just learnt the tune, so it is bound to be a bit lumpy for a while.
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Re: First Take and Final Take - an experiment with totm
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2009, 04:58:32 PM »

At the moment when I play it, its got the consistancy of lumpy custard...can't seem to make it 'bouncy'.
One way to 'smooth out your lumpy custard' would be to imagine you are playing it for a Border Morris side. I find that helps me to get bounce into the tune, but it only comes with plenty of practice. You have only just learnt the tune, so it is bound to be a bit lumpy for a while.

All this talk of Lumpy Custard reminds me

X: 196
T:Lumpy Custard
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:G
D2 GF G2|D2 BA B2|cB AG FG|AG FE D2|
D2 GF G2|D2 BA B2|cB AG FA|1 A2 G2 z2:|2 A2 G2 Bc||
d2 de dc|B2 G2 AB|c2 cd cB|A4 Bc|d2 de dc|B2 G2 AB|
cB AG FA|1 A2 G2 Bc:|2 A2 G2 z2||
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Re: First Take and Final Take - an experiment with totm
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2009, 07:41:43 PM »

Some interesting ideas in that - I can see the benefits of this totm malarkey already, perfect for, ahem, incorporating other people's ideas!  ;D

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Re: First Take and Final Take - an experiment with totm
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2009, 07:42:27 PM »

My First Take
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5qNOyglPhM
I lost count how many times through.
Its less speed the plough more..plough the boggy field with and old horse who looses his footing. ;)
« Last Edit: October 01, 2009, 09:12:48 PM by ladydetemps »
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Re: First Take and Final Take - an experiment with totm
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2009, 08:20:17 PM »

That's actually rather good, well done LDT. Will you do another take at the end of the month ?

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Re: First Take and Final Take - an experiment with totm
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2009, 08:22:32 PM »

That's actually rather good, well done LDT. Will you do another take at the end of the month ?
Thank you. :D
yep you'll get a 2nd take on the last of the month or close enough. ;)

I have noticed now that using 3 fingers instead of 4 I am now giving the 'rock' sign instead of the V for victory....which I think is..erm better.
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Re: First Take and Final Take - an experiment with totm
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2009, 04:56:38 PM »

In spite of the fact I've only been playing a few months I decided to force myself to have a go at the TOTM & have uploaded the rather ramshackle result to YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8tertobz_g

You will notice that I overcame the issue of the melodeon face with the novel use of one of my border morris masks!!  For some reason it cut off before I'd got through my planned repeat, so you'll just have to imagine the bit where the playing suddenly improved so much so that it was if I was a seasoned professional...(as if!!)
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Re: First Take and Final Take - an experiment with totm
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2009, 10:21:24 PM »

In spite of the fact I've only been playing a few months I decided to force myself to have a go at the TOTM & have uploaded the rather ramshackle result to YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8tertobz_g

You will notice that I overcame the issue of the melodeon face with the novel use of one of my border morris masks!!  For some reason it cut off before I'd got through my planned repeat, so you'll just have to imagine the bit where the playing suddenly improved so much so that it was if I was a seasoned professional...(as if!!)

So, another member of the masked-melodeon-video posse, then?  And another top-hat wearer, too.  Good job!

Maybe it won't be long before everyone's doing it...
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Re: First Take and Final Take - an experiment with totm
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2009, 08:58:55 AM »

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In spite of the fact I've only been playing a few months I decided to force myself to have a go at the TOTM & have uploaded the rather ramshackle result to YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8tertobz_g

Yikes - scary! Good, but scary  ;D
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Re: First Take and Final Take - an experiment with totm
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2009, 09:47:13 AM »

Thanks for the kind words - you say scarey, but you haven't seen beneath the mask!
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Re: First Take and Final Take - an experiment with totm
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2009, 12:58:53 PM »

In spite of the fact I've only been playing a few months I decided to force myself to have a go at the TOTM & have uploaded the rather ramshackle result to YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8tertobz_g

You will notice that I overcame the issue of the melodeon face with the novel use of one of my border morris masks!!  For some reason it cut off before I'd got through my planned repeat, so you'll just have to imagine the bit where the playing suddenly improved so much so that it was if I was a seasoned professional...(as if!!)

Pretty darned good for a few months! Well done. Great mask too ;D
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Re: First Take and Final Take - an experiment with totm
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2009, 01:00:43 PM »

In spite of the fact I've only been playing a few months I decided to force myself to have a go at the TOTM & have uploaded the rather ramshackle result to YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8tertobz_g

You will notice that I overcame the issue of the melodeon face with the novel use of one of my border morris masks!!  For some reason it cut off before I'd got through my planned repeat, so you'll just have to imagine the bit where the playing suddenly improved so much so that it was if I was a seasoned professional...(as if!!)
Sounds good from where I hid behind the sofa. That's a scary mask. :o
« Last Edit: October 12, 2009, 02:07:46 PM by ladydetemps »
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Re: First Take and Final Take - an experiment with totm
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2009, 09:42:26 PM »

You will notice that I overcame the issue of the melodeon face with the novel use of one of my border morris masks!!
Your mask reminds me of Fasnet. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSsGa9CSg04

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