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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #880 on: July 24, 2017, 09:14:07 AM »

Thanks all; for info, I'm considering changing the TOTM format this month to combine it with Theme of the Month; the idea being we have a theme, and then somewhere between 2 and 4 *suggested* tunes of that type you could try (so the suggestions become the TOTM, even though there are more than one). Vary the difficulty of those, and you have something for everyone, or people can choose to do something else completely.

So (as an example only - haven't chosen theme yet) - we could have a theme of waltzes, with Valse Batignolles Clichy (as nominated below, thank you!), La Marianne, Valse des Jouets, Sherbourne Waltz (Orange in Bloom) as suggestions, but people could still choose to learn/record something completely different if they want.

There would be no poll, but the fact you can record any of the choices, or ignore them if you want, gives everyone choice too.

Thoughts?

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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #881 on: July 24, 2017, 09:48:28 AM »

Sounds good to me  (:)
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #882 on: July 24, 2017, 02:03:57 PM »

I like that idea.  Makes it easier also to learn and post a new tune in the relevant key(s) for our melodeons

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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #883 on: July 24, 2017, 02:29:40 PM »

I like it.
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #884 on: March 31, 2018, 03:03:09 PM »

Would it be too soon to have a sort of theme of the month as a tribute to Bernard Loffet ? Something like playing his compositions?
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #885 on: April 01, 2018, 05:37:56 AM »

Would it be too soon to have a sort of theme of the month as a tribute to Bernard Loffet ? Something like playing his compositions?

A bit I think. A great loss indeed.

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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #886 on: May 17, 2018, 06:42:28 PM »

I've scoured the spreadsheet that lists previous tunes of the month and I'm surprised to find that Oscar Wood's Jig has never been done. It may have been nominated and failed to make the cut of course but if so it's time it was given another chance!

X:84
T:Oscar Wood's Jig
M:6/8
L:1/8
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%%subtitlefont Helvetica,16
%%gchordfont Arial, 16
V:1 gchord=down
V:2
Q:3/8=100
K:G
V:1
A|"G"BAG BAG|Bcd ded|BAG BAG|"A"A2A "D"A2c|"G"BAG BAG|
"G"Bcd "C"e2e|"G"d2g dBG|"D"A3 "G"G2::A|"G"B2d d2B|"C"c2e e2c|
"G"B2d d2B|"Am"c2A "D"A3|"G"B2d d2B|"C"c2e e2c|"G"d2g dBG|"D"A3 "G"G2:|

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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #887 on: May 18, 2018, 12:27:46 AM »

Great idea for a future tune, Pete! I hope it makes it as a Tune of the Month.

I am aware of the 'folk process' and how tunes mutate over the years, which is fine - it's part of the oral/aural tradition. But for this particular tune, we have a record of how Oscar Woods played it, and as he was (nearly) the originator of the tune, I think it's worth giving Oscar's own version, as close as we can get to it. A notable feature of Oscar's playing was his consistency. Archive recordings indicate that he played tunes virtually identically on repeats and even on different recordings made at different times and locations. It certainly eased my job in transcribing the tunes for the tune book 'Before the Night Was Out'. The comments at the end of the ABC code are taken in part from that publication. 

X:1
T:Tiger Smith's Jig
T:(a.k.a. Oscar's Jig)
S:'English Country Music From East Anglia' (Topic 12TS229)
M:6/8
L:1/8
Q:3/8=108
K:Cmaj
P:(A)
EDC EDC|EFE GAG|CDC EDC|.D2D- DAG|
EDC EDC|GAG A2A|G2c- cDC|D3 C3||
P:(B)
.G2G- G2E|.F2A- A2E-|E2G- GDC|.D2D- D2C-|
C2G- GFE|.F2A- A2A|G2c- cDC|D3 C3|]
W:
W:Notated directly from the playing of Oscar Woods from an archive recording (c. 1970) which
W:was subsequently issued on the 33 rpm LP 'English Country Music From East Anglia'
W:(Topic 12TS229).
W:
W:This transcribed version of the recording appears in the East Anglian tune book
W:'Before the Night Was Out', published by the East Anglian Traditional Music Trust, 2007.
W:
W:Oscar learned the tune from his neighbour, Tiger Smith, in the Suffolk hamlet of Sternfield.
W:No other contemporary version of this tune has been identified.
W:
W:Oscar played the tune on a 1-row 4-stop melodeon in the key of C, very consistently
W:in the syncopated style, as shown, and with no repeats of the A and B sections. The only
W:chords available were C and G on the push and pull bellows directions, respectively.
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #888 on: May 21, 2018, 09:52:20 AM »

Thanks George - will just stick these here for future reference...

SUGGESTIONS FOR THEME OF THE MONTH:

Tunes you’ve been asked to never play again.

Tunes you only learned after you figured out how to fake your way through the difficult bits.

Tunes you thought everyone should know but discovered no one but you does.

“Wrong genre” tunes you like to sneak into the session anyway.

Tunes you still love but everyone else is bored with.

Tunes you never get to play because they’re not in a proper melodeon key at your session.

Your first (or most recent?) “Everest” tune. (An Everest tune is a tune you thought you’d never master but now play with ease.)

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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #889 on: July 24, 2018, 03:09:48 PM »

Dear all,

If one Tune of the Month is not enough for ye, we have just started running the Machine Folk Tune of the Month: https://themachinefolksession.org/tune-of-the-month/

This is a website collecting tunes created by or co-created with machines. See http://folkrnn.org for an example. The Bottomless Tune Box YouTube channel has several recordings of such new music: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7wzmG64y2IbTUeWji_qKhA .

Let me know what you think.
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #890 on: September 05, 2018, 08:51:21 PM »

Tunes with Puns for Titles
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #891 on: September 06, 2018, 12:54:36 AM »

Theme of the month suggestion: Tunes that didn't make Tune Of The Month (may have already been done. If so, I missed it).
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #892 on: September 08, 2018, 10:10:32 PM »

Theme of the month suggestion: Tunes that didn't make Tune Of The Month (may have already been done. If so, I missed it).

Nice idea; we did this about 3 years ago, but it's certainly due for another run...

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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #893 on: September 11, 2018, 01:53:03 AM »

Tunes written by a fellow MelNetter (but not yourself)
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #894 on: September 11, 2018, 07:31:47 AM »

We've done tunes written by another melnetter, but it was June 2012,so could be due for a re-run.

Have we done travel/transport as a theme? Lots of ships, trips to..., road to... etc.
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #895 on: September 11, 2018, 10:40:36 AM »

have we done anything on the lines of 'American' (ish) square dance tunes.  eg golden slippers, swanee river, oh susana, yellow rose of texas, red river valley etc etc etc?


another thought is 'tunes played with a different rhythm  from normal'   i.e changed to suite a different purpose.  An example  of this was a pre war Jimmy Shand recording for a 'palais glide' ( a then popular ballroom/social dance  a bit like the hoky cokey)    He played   road to the isles, swanea river and ken john peel all fitting together and perfectly adapted to the palais glide dance rhythm which was far removed from the march rhythm of road to the isles .



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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #896 on: September 11, 2018, 11:18:41 AM »

Have we done travel/transport as a theme? Lots of ships, trips to..., road to... etc.
That's a nice idea! (:)
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #897 on: September 11, 2018, 08:07:17 PM »


another thought is 'tunes played with a different rhythm  from normal'   i.e changed to suite a different purpose.  An example  of this was a pre war Jimmy Shand recording for a 'palais glide' ( a then popular ballroom/social dance  a bit like the hoky cokey)    He played   road to the isles, swanea river and ken john peel all fitting together and perfectly adapted to the palais glide dance rhythm which was far removed from the march rhythm of road to the isles .

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I think it's been done, but it deserves a repeat. Great fun. You suddenly find you know a tune you didn't know you knew! Clive shines at this game. I've seen evidence. Wonder if I can find it again.
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