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Tune of the Month for August 2020: Josefins Dopvals
« on: August 01, 2020, 07:20:26 AM »

Nice choice everyone! A lovely tune by Vasen guitarist Roger Tallroth, here ably demo'ed by Jamie Huddlestone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbeIIRPpXHQ

As you would expect, lots of ABC of different versions on The Session here: https://thesession.org/tunes/1016 together with some interesting backstory on the tune - composed for Roger's niece's christening apparently.

You can hear with Roger himself playing it with Vasen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfUpGaPnZsA to get an idea of Roger's original version, but this is one of those tunes that's so common, you'll hear lots of different versions. Plays nicely on one row when I gave it a shot earlier (maybe I missed a few notes!).

Enjoy,

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Re: Tune of the Month for August 2020: Josefins Dopvals
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2020, 08:26:15 AM »

https://youtu.be/aMucba0j7_w

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Re: Tune of the Month for August 2020: Josefins Dopvals
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2020, 02:22:00 PM »

Here's my version: https://youtu.be/F91-9B8wDDM

It's a tune that I already play, so I thought I could get in early this time!

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Re: Tune of the Month for August 2020: Josefins Dopvals
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2020, 03:30:48 PM »

Had the recording stuff out today for the "local" virtual session, so had a go at this. Frankly, I think I can do better, so may do another stab later in the month. But in the meantime, here we go, played in C on a Van der Aa in G/C.

https://youtu.be/zm_YLdflXDY

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Re: Tune of the Month for August 2020: Josefins Dopvals
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2020, 06:44:31 PM »

I heard this tune a while back on Liberty Bellows website. Loved the tune but didn't know what the name was. It was being played on a B/C Lilly. Now I know the name.
Here it is. Now to try to learn it.

https://youtu.be/jBQTgbRaKA0?t=22

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Re: Tune of the Month for August 2020: Josefins Dopvals
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2020, 03:06:22 PM »

I have always known this as Josefin’s Waltz.  Am I showing my ignorance in not knowing what a Dopval is?
Anyway, here is my version - using a loop pedal.  Not sure if it will be frowned upon, but I have seen multiple screen items included here, so I think this is very similar!

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https://youtu.be/U49j08_DcmU
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Re: Tune of the Month for August 2020: Josefins Dopvals
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2020, 03:31:45 PM »

Am I showing my ignorance in not knowing what a Dopval is?

No, it's just a Swedish word that none can be expected to know.
It means "baptism waltz" if I'm not mistaken.

I think you played a very lively version here and your chord choices were nice. I much prefer the drive of your version to most slower renditions of the tune.
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Re: Tune of the Month for August 2020: Josefins Dopvals
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2020, 03:33:10 PM »

I have always known this as Josefin’s Waltz.  Am I showing my ignorance in not knowing what a Dopval is?
Anyway, here is my version - using a loop pedal.  Not sure if it will be frowned upon, but I have seen multiple screen items included here, so I think this is very similar!

C

https://youtu.be/U49j08_DcmU

I enjoyed that, Chris. The tune is growing on me a bit. Love the counter melodies (at least, I think they're counter melodies).
As I understand it, a Dopvals is a baptism waltz.

[cross posted with Fred  ;D]
« Last Edit: August 04, 2020, 03:35:50 PM by Tone Dumb Greg »
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Re: Tune of the Month for August 2020: Josefins Dopvals
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2020, 04:04:58 PM »

[cross posted with Fred  ;D]

great minds yadda yadda yadda :D
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Re: Tune of the Month for August 2020: Josefins Dopvals
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2020, 06:10:32 PM »

As I understand it, a Dopvals is a baptism waltz.

[cross posted with Fred  ;D]

I'm guessing dop is cognate with English dub as in "they dubbed him Bill the box."

Great version by the way, Chris.
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Re: Tune of the Month for August 2020: Josefins Dopvals
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2020, 07:01:50 PM »

As I understand it, a Dopvals is a baptism waltz.

[cross posted with Fred  ;D]

I'm guessing dop is cognate with English dub as in "they dubbed him Bill the box."

Great version by the way, Chris.

att dopa : to dip

To dub in the sense of naming or titling would be att dubba or " kalla för ".  I'd stick with baptism or christening.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2020, 07:08:40 PM by Dick Rees »
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Re: Tune of the Month for August 2020: Josefins Dopvals
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2020, 09:34:08 PM »

Thanks Dick!  An uneducated guess!
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Re: Tune of the Month for August 2020: Josefins Dopvals
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2020, 10:15:38 PM »

By chance, I'd started learning this a couple of weeks before it came up as ToTM, though I've known it for ages.
https://youtu.be/FXS-flHF2mI

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Re: Tune of the Month for August 2020: Josefins Dopvals
« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 04:09:11 PM »

Just noticed this nice version on a GC Preciosa:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id-fOnv0ZM4
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Re: Tune of the Month for August 2020: Josefins Dopvals
« Reply #14 on: Yesterday at 04:17:51 PM »

I'd been listening to this and learning it anyway, meaning to get a video uploaded at some point. Nice to contribute to the TOTM for once!

I've been ill all week, and it seems just showering and getting dressed has brought me out feeling sweaty and weary, let alone squeezing away, so not my best rendition but it'll do. Hope you like it :-)

https://youtu.be/3mLIB-GxarY
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Re: Tune of the Month for August 2020: Josefins Dopvals
« Reply #15 on: Yesterday at 06:16:49 PM »

"just showering and getting dressed has brought me out feeling sweaty and weary,"

Get used to it, Mel. In twenty or thirty years or so it will become the norm, believe me!
Nice to see you on TOTM, by the way. Get well soon, and stay that way.
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Re: Tune of the Month for August 2020: Josefins Dopvals
« Reply #16 on: Yesterday at 06:43:00 PM »

I'd been listening to this and learning it anyway, meaning to get a video uploaded at some point. Nice to contribute to the TOTM for once!

I've been ill all week, and it seems just showering and getting dressed has brought me out feeling sweaty and weary, let alone squeezing away, so not my best rendition but it'll do. Hope you like it :-)

https://youtu.be/3mLIB-GxarY

Mel - that was lovely!
I like it that you have just gone for the pleasure of playing the tune, accepting whatever resulted, while just happening to have the camera/recorder running.

Hope you are feeling much better now...  :-*
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Re: Tune of the Month for August 2020: Josefins Dopvals
« Reply #17 on: Today at 03:07:30 AM »

https://accordeonaire.com/2020/08/07/josefins-dopvals-by-roger-tallroth/

One of my favorites. Played it straight and quick like a French waltz. I love the emotional, winsome, sentimental versions (looking at you, Dervish). Just trying it different.
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Re: Tune of the Month for August 2020: Josefins Dopvals
« Reply #18 on: Today at 08:49:45 AM »

https://accordeonaire.com/2020/08/07/josefins-dopvals-by-roger-tallroth/

One of my favorites. Played it straight and quick like a French waltz. I love the emotional, winsome, sentimental versions (looking at you, Dervish). Just trying it different.

That's a great way to play it, Gary. Plenty of zip.
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Re: Tune of the Month for August 2020: Josefins Dopvals
« Reply #19 on: Today at 10:35:33 AM »

On a G/C box this tune is playable in C and G, so what are the pro's and con's of either? I'm thinking of LH chord options or RH melody bellow reversals? The difference of key makes a big difference to this piece that I like a lot.
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