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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #740 on: June 22, 2014, 11:31:59 PM »

It's 18th Century, printed in several publications by Walsh. My late and much-lamented mate Barry Callaghan ('Hardcore English') also cited it as having been published in a late (1726) edition of Playford.
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #741 on: June 23, 2014, 09:52:20 AM »

Can I add 'Enrico' as an option - I think it's been nominated before but I couldn't see that it has actually been a ToTM.  Thanks.  N
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #742 on: June 23, 2014, 10:37:32 AM »

Can I add 'Enrico' as an option - I think it's been nominated before but I couldn't see that it has actually been a ToTM.  Thanks.  N

Great idea - this tune just squeaked onto my to-learn list only yesterday too  :|||: (:)
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #743 on: June 23, 2014, 11:33:03 AM »

Can I add 'Enrico' as an option - I think it's been nominated before but I couldn't see that it has actually been a ToTM.  Thanks.  N

I agree - it's a cracking tune; don't really understand why it hasn't won. It will return in the vote, though probably not next month.

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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #744 on: June 24, 2014, 06:26:43 AM »

Following on from Helena comments elsewhere about getting more/different folks to join in, howsabout having "the last tune you learnt" as a theme? Everybody has one  ;)  Include the usual background about the why's and when's - play fair though and no sticking up a link to the last TOTM you did!
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #745 on: June 24, 2014, 09:08:25 AM »

howsabout having "the last tune you learnt" as a theme?

Not counting the one you've just had to learn as tune of the month, of course.
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #746 on: June 24, 2014, 10:24:27 PM »

Could i put in a plea for tunes "umlearned".

I thought I'd got deux frères sussed, but …in the working up I've clearly simplified it. Ollie's excellent video has proved this to me. Back to the drawing board, and the original source.  :Ph
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #747 on: June 24, 2014, 11:35:38 PM »

Could i put in a plea for tunes "umlearned".

I thought I'd got deux frères sussed, but …in the working up I've clearly simplified it. Ollie's excellent video has proved this to me. Back to the drawing board, and the original source.  :Ph

Sorry but I'm not quite with what you are suggesting. Presumably a Theme of the Month - perhaps titled 'Work in Progress' or 'Three Wheels on my Wagon'? I'm really not being facetious but wouldn't that work better in the Teaching and Learning forum?
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #748 on: June 25, 2014, 07:48:12 AM »

I nominate "The White Joak" for ToTM.  I was not familiar with this tune until Ollie posted this jigs: https://soundcloud.com/olliekingbox/the-white-joak

I think it would make an ideal ToTM as it can be played very simply, but allows room for adding more (as Ollie demonstrates). 
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #749 on: July 24, 2014, 09:20:00 PM »

How about a medieval theme at some point? I've been learning a few funky 13th Century tunes which translate quite well to the melodeon, but anything up to 17th Century (including Playford) could make for some fun and less common tunes.

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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #750 on: July 24, 2014, 09:45:06 PM »

I nominate "The White Joak" for ToTM.  I was not familiar with this tune until Ollie posted this jigs: https://soundcloud.com/olliekingbox/the-white-joak

I think it would make an ideal ToTM as it can be played very simply, but allows room for adding more (as Ollie demonstrates).

I would agree but Joaks or Jokes come in several colours so a Tune or Theme of the Month entitled 'Tell us a Joak/Joke' leaves lots of room for personal interpretation.  ;D
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #751 on: July 31, 2014, 09:11:34 PM »

Suggestion for a Theme of the Month, sparked by Chris Ryalls thread about boxes gathering dust.

TOTM is very useful in making me play all of my boxes. Maybe a good theme could be the same tune played on all of the boxes someone owns? It's a very good way to hear how different they are !

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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #752 on: August 10, 2014, 04:35:30 PM »

I like Pikey's suggestion. I did a TOTM a while back on three boxes and got favourable comments, not least saying which box sound they liked best.

My suggestion for a ThOTM is tunes played with "interesting" bass end work. I would be especially interested to see how much we can squeeze out of the standard DG 8 buttons, and then how much more could be achieved if we had that extra F#/C# bass button like Ollie has on his Erica (which I saw and enjoyed listening to at Sidmouth last week).
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #753 on: August 26, 2014, 11:41:17 AM »

I noticed both at Sidmouth and Whitby that there are very few players who play a lot using octaves. I use the technique a lot, as it's a great way to a) add interest b) make tunes that use the top end less squeaky and c) make more volume  ;)

The East Anglian one row players such as Oscar Woods do this a lot, as do a few Cajun players.

So to encourage more players to explore the delights of octave playing, how about a Theme of the Month for tunes played using octaves?

It wouldn't have to be a whole tune necessarily, it could be just phrases.

Thoughts ??

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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #754 on: August 26, 2014, 11:43:27 AM »


My suggestion for a ThOTM is tunes played with "interesting" bass end work. I would be especially interested to see how much we can squeeze out of the standard DG 8 buttons, and then how much more could be achieved if we had that extra F#/C# bass button like Ollie has on his Erica (which I saw and enjoyed listening to at Sidmouth last week).

Picking up on that, and after Anahatas amazing Whitby workshop on bass end work, how about really pushing the boat out and going for "tunes played entirely on the basses"  ;)
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #755 on: August 26, 2014, 01:19:48 PM »

The East Anglian one row players such as Oscar Woods do this a lot, as do a few Cajun players.

Not just a few Cajun players, Pikey. They all do it a great deal: it is one of the things that gives Cajun music its distinctive sound.

However, I agree with Pikey that playing in octaves can add colour and emphasis to non-Cajun tunes as well and it is something I do frequently.
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #756 on: September 01, 2014, 12:33:48 AM »

How about major/minor tunes? Tunes where one part is in a major key, and the other is in a minor key. Could be either be the relative minor (think Rochdale Coconut Dance), or the parallel key (think Balls to Hall, or Ice House Schottische No.2). Would open up some interesting experimentation opportunities too!
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #757 on: September 09, 2014, 09:52:54 AM »

Having just learnt this beautiful Slow Air, made especially well known by Tony Hall's version on his Mr. Universe CD, I would like to propose "Mrs Hamilton of Pencaitland" for tune of the month. The dots are here:
X: 1
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M: 4/4
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 ||A2 G2|F6 G2|A4 A4|B4 d4|B4 G4|F4 d4|A4 F4|E4-E4|-E4 G4|F6 G2|A4 A4|B4 c4| d4 g4|f2 a2-a4|f6 e2|d4-d4|-d4 A2 G2|F6 G2|A4 A4|B4 d4|A4 f4|g6 e2|f4 d4|e4-e4|-e4 A2 G2|F6 G2|A4 A4|B4 d4|A4 F4|G2 F2 G2 B2|A4 F2 E2|D4-D4|-D4 a2 g2|f6 a2|g4 e4|d4-d4|-d4 e2 f2|g6 b2|a4 f4|e4-e4|-e4 a2 g2|f6 a2|g4 e4 |d4 f4|A4 F4|G4 B4|A4 F2 E2|D4-D4|-D4 a2 g2|f6 a2|g2 e2 c2 e2|d4-d4|-d4 e2 f2|g4 b4|a2 f2 d2 f2|e4-e4|-e4 f2 g2|a6 f2|g2 f2 e2 g2|f4 d4|A4 F4|G2 F2 G2 B2|A4 F2 E2 |D4-D4|-D4 ||

It's not too hard for people (like me) with less experience but, I think, would allow lots of scope for more experienced players to 'play about with'. I really enjoyed learning this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o04Z-IW_tjU
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #758 on: September 09, 2014, 10:58:37 AM »

T: Mrs. Hamilton Of Pencaitland
R: reel

Why does anything in 4/4 on thesession.org automatically get labelled a "reel"?
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #759 on: September 09, 2014, 11:05:36 AM »

Having just learnt this beautiful Slow Air, made especially well known by Tony Hall's version on his Mr. Universe CD, I would like to propose "Mrs Hamilton of Pencaitland" for tune of the month. The dots are here:
X: 1
 T: Mrs. Hamilton Of Pencaitland
 R: reel


Yes, I really enjoyed your versions of this - nice idea.
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