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Author Topic: Tune of the Month for December 2014: Polka Chinoise  (Read 7220 times)

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Clive Williams

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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2014: Polka Chinoise
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2014, 01:17:27 AM »

Here we go folks, here's my version recorded on a Robert Boutet one row in D:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKmg6_qIC8I

It's my first go recording via a Zoom H2 recorder using it as a USB microphone and it works very well I think. There's no reverb or effects on this recording at all (unlike the Christmas theme recording which is reverby as hell).

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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2014: Polka Chinoise
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2014, 07:07:42 AM »

Here we go folks, here's my version recorded on a Robert Boutet one row in D:

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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2014: Polka Chinoise
« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2014, 06:18:01 PM »

This tune looks so easy when I  listen all of you playing it ...
But I'm presently learning it, and discovering  it is not easy at all ... so a little extra time  is required for me ;) !
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2014: Polka Chinoise
« Reply #23 on: December 16, 2014, 03:07:10 PM »

Here we go folks, here's my version recorded on a Robert Boutet one row in D:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKmg6_qIC8I

That's so good that it makes me laugh pretty hard at myself charging through the tune with the metronome. I see now that I am clueless.
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2014: Polka Chinoise
« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2014, 04:05:07 PM »

Thanks - but don't be put off! What you need for this tune is not a metronome, it's a stampy foot! Embrace the stampy foot! (but not literally)

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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2014: Polka Chinoise
« Reply #25 on: December 17, 2014, 02:44:32 PM »

Thanks - but don't be put off! What you need for this tune is not a metronome, it's a stampy foot! Embrace the stampy foot! (but not literally)

Stampy foot forever!
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2014: Polka Chinoise
« Reply #26 on: December 19, 2014, 04:10:22 PM »

Before I started learning this tune I thought oh, that'll be easy, and then discovered that it really tests one of my main weaknesses, which is playing quickly (and evenly). I was bad at this with the piano and it turns out that I'm still bad at it with the melodeon!

Anyway, about to go away for a week but wanted to share what I've been able to achieve so far. At a pretty slow and plodding tempo: https://soundcloud.com/harriet-power/polka-chinoise-rough-version

 
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2014: Polka Chinoise
« Reply #27 on: December 20, 2014, 09:30:59 AM »

Before I started learning this tune I thought oh, that'll be easy, and then discovered that it really tests one of my main weaknesses, which is playing quickly (and evenly). I was bad at this with the piano and it turns out that I'm still bad at it with the melodeon!

Anyway, about to go away for a week but wanted to share what I've been able to achieve so far. At a pretty slow and plodding tempo: https://soundcloud.com/harriet-power/polka-chinoise-rough-version
Well played indeed!
If that's the 'rough' version, we will be totally gob-smacked to hear the 'polished' version, I'm sure.  :|||:
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2014: Polka Chinoise
« Reply #28 on: December 20, 2014, 10:25:42 AM »

Butimba, there's nothing plodding about that - lovely playing. (:)
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2014: Polka Chinoise
« Reply #29 on: December 24, 2014, 10:11:32 PM »

hello here is my video ...
hard job but I did it  ???
http://youtu.be/mVKhVg0Uitg?list=PLW1EyKMRItqH7yN-IIgkeV2ZRbx-2KEEV
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2014: Polka Chinoise
« Reply #30 on: December 25, 2014, 01:31:50 PM »

Here is my first attempt at a "Tune of the Month"  :Ph

(I can't read ABC notation and the sheet music didn't seem to match most of the recordings so I kind of bodged it together from the bits of tune I could play from different people's versions - I think it still passes as Polka Chinoise!)

I got in a bit of a muddle in the middle and you can hear presents being unwrapped in the background but I enjoyed doing it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=by_qBXEVmV0

Happy Christmas!
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2014: Polka Chinoise
« Reply #32 on: December 29, 2014, 05:00:50 PM »

Thanks very much Steve_freereeder and Mcgrooger for your kind words!
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2014: Polka Chinoise
« Reply #33 on: December 30, 2014, 11:10:59 AM »

My version(s) here:
Nice mode change there. 
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2014: Polka Chinoise
« Reply #34 on: December 31, 2014, 05:13:29 PM »

Oh dear, I simply ran out of time on this one and I'm still learning it, having started only a couple of days ago due to other tunes getting in the way and other miscellaneous stuff happening.

Since I made a 'boxolution' almost a year ago to have a crack at ToTM each month, this is as far as I've got with Polka Chinoise so far  :|bl
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2014: Polka Chinoise
« Reply #35 on: December 31, 2014, 11:18:08 PM »

Whew, just getting in under the wire to post this before the end of the month/year...

Polka Chinoise plus Rabbit Stew, the version from the Portland Collection: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDaBwXUrWl8&feature=youtu.be
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2014: Polka Chinoise
« Reply #36 on: January 01, 2015, 01:02:25 AM »

Well done folks; quite a tricky tune that one. On to the next tune; late entries as ever always welcome; just stick them on the end here.

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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2014: Polka Chinoise
« Reply #37 on: January 01, 2015, 11:06:06 PM »

Love the tune! Sorry I'm late, but some of you will understand what it's like to have the house full of grandchildren visiting for Christmas. Here it is:

          http://youtu.be/NPBgKT4AdF4?list=UU8A4CfNFMZkylMFaHFb0HmQ
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