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Tony M

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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2010 - Ashokan Farewell
« Reply #140 on: January 23, 2010, 07:43:01 PM »

All of your kind comments are much appreciated - thank you!

Radicalaccordion is quite right - you ARE ALL super inspiring.  However, I need to practice more than I do (inspiration can't be the entire answer).  I'd like to be able to approach the fluency demonstrated in some of the TOTM recordings.

A big benefit from TOTM is being able to hear different people play the tune you're working at - and I'm amazed how many different ways there are to make a tune sound really good (which you've all done!).  The sheer variety of the performances (and this applies to all the tunes) is awesome.  I suppose it reinforces the point (expressed before, I'm sure) that the written music provides guidelines rather than a rigid definition of the tune (for traditional music, anyway).

( . . . thinks:  stop playing with the computer and pick up the melodeon!  :||:


Cheers,

Tony
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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2010 - Ashokan Farewell
« Reply #141 on: January 23, 2010, 11:14:02 PM »

My (probably diabolical  :|bl) take on this beautiful tune can be found here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYREiLefbG8

All I can claim in my defence is that I tried - this is my first melodeon, I got it in November, and I wanted to have a go at TOTM (for better or worse!).

Far from diabolical! I like the way you switch up the base.

... I also had to figure out how to do the video.  My webcam gave appalling results, so it was taken with my Canon still camera in movie mode, using the internal microphone.  I processed the file with Windows Movie Maker.  I didn't think it came out too badly (the video, rather than the tune!).

The hardest bit seemed to be playing the tune once the camera was running.  This took a few goes - my coordination on the buttons went "all to pot".

I had the same issues.  Mine was also a first at making a video and I resorted to exactly the same tactic as you did.  And I agree... that darned camera has a way of really bringing on the mistakes (:).  I think I made about 50 takes before I finally decided I'd had enough!

Well done both and a warm welcome to the forum.

THANKS!

Radicalaccordion is doing brilliantly. Not many people would start on a 3 row 12 bass. 

It helps when you don't know that!

cheers,
laurie
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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2010 - Ashokan Farewell
« Reply #142 on: January 24, 2010, 11:43:50 PM »

Here we are then  --  pushed to the edge of my comfort zone and just beyond .....................

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

It gets a bit wobbly toward the end but maybe you'll have drifted away by  then
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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2010 - Ashokan Farewell
« Reply #143 on: January 25, 2010, 08:28:05 PM »

Here is my one handed effort: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-a7zze6HDyg

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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2010 - Ashokan Farewell
« Reply #144 on: January 25, 2010, 10:05:53 PM »

That's a very nice box you've got there Graham. What model Beltuna is that?
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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2010 - Ashokan Farewell
« Reply #145 on: January 25, 2010, 10:15:33 PM »

A very nice rendition, Graham, despite the handicap. I loved the ornamentation you added.
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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2010 - Ashokan Farewell
« Reply #146 on: January 26, 2010, 08:00:13 AM »

That's a very nice box you've got there Graham. What model Beltuna is that?

It is the Alex 3; I could only play with 1 voice and keep the bellows open. It could qualify for the quiet melodeon.

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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2010 - Ashokan Farewell
« Reply #147 on: January 26, 2010, 09:19:18 PM »

Very nice job playing single-handed!  Lovely box too. Hope your recovery is complete and rapid!!
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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2010 - Ashokan Farewell
« Reply #148 on: January 27, 2010, 03:03:54 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3ka2NjA0Rk

Now I'm off to play it on my concertina - it sounds nicer on the 'tina. Honest!

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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2010 - Ashokan Farewell
« Reply #149 on: January 27, 2010, 03:05:57 PM »


Now I'm off to play it on my concertina - it sounds nicer on the 'tina. Honest!

Not when I play it. :P Had a go on concertina the other day kept hitting the wrong buttons by mistake.

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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2010 - Ashokan Farewell
« Reply #150 on: January 27, 2010, 03:58:24 PM »

Not when I play it. :P Had a go on concertina the other day kept hitting the wrong buttons by mistake.

As apposed to the wrong buttons on purpose??   ;D

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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2010 - Ashokan Farewell
« Reply #151 on: January 27, 2010, 04:46:58 PM »

Not when I play it. :P Had a go on concertina the other day kept hitting the wrong buttons by mistake.

As apposed to the wrong buttons on purpose??   ;D
I've done that as well. Sometimes I think those buttons move when I'm not looking. :P

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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2010 - Ashokan Farewell
« Reply #152 on: January 27, 2010, 10:13:37 PM »

Some fabulous versions here - I'm rather ashamed of mine!  :-[ Anyway, here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMWwZYBqQyg. R hand only at the moment, as the both-handed version is still very 'lumpy custard'! Bugger all feeling in it either - I just had to get some sort of version recorded  (:)

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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2010 - Ashokan Farewell
« Reply #153 on: January 27, 2010, 10:29:47 PM »

Bugger all feeling in it either - I just had to get some sort of version recorded  (:)

Oh I don't know, there's some really nice phrasing in there.  (:)
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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2010 - Ashokan Farewell
« Reply #154 on: January 27, 2010, 10:33:08 PM »

It's just irritating when it was sounding *fine* (or, well, better at least!) before I got the camera out  ::) It's always soulless by the third or fourth take!

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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2010 - Ashokan Farewell
« Reply #155 on: January 28, 2010, 12:24:32 AM »

Yes as Derek say bit of a dirge as a lament. Nice waltz though. Here's my offering. Right or wrong. :|bl

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

Cheers :|glug

Nice change of key there Chas  (:)

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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2010 - Ashokan Farewell
« Reply #156 on: January 28, 2010, 06:32:00 AM »

Yes as Derek say bit of a dirge as a lament. Nice waltz though. Here's my offering. Right or wrong. :|bl

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

Cheers :|glug

Nice change of key there Chas  (:)

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Finally ! :|bl

Someone who has listened.  Thanks Sandy.See you at M&M :|glug
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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2010 - Ashokan Farewell
« Reply #157 on: January 28, 2010, 11:59:49 AM »

I was going to do an after Video but have decided against it. What I play is still very um pah pah, I think the technical term already used was "lumpy custard". I had hoped to progress to something more pleasing to the ear but after lots of experimenting with drones and searching for thirds that i can't find (or if found not remembered) I've not progressed and all I tried seemed very air hungry.
The positive side of AF was that I got to use an accidental (never done before) I learnt the basic tune with Um pah pah fairly quickly so maybe I'm improving and I've spent time just messing about and experimenting  which didn't bring any instant success but I'm sure it's good for me ;D
Another good point is that I now have four TOTMs that I can play by memory :|||:  :|||:

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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2010 - Ashokan Farewell
« Reply #158 on: January 28, 2010, 12:26:44 PM »

Another good point is that I now have four TOTMs that I can play by memory :|||:  :|||:
I find unfortunately that once I get the hang of one, I forget the previous one I've memorised. Seems I've got a one tune limit in my memory.  ::)

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Re: Tune of the Month for January 2010 - Ashokan Farewell
« Reply #159 on: January 28, 2010, 12:37:56 PM »

I started playing all TOTMs at the end of my practise time, they don't always come to mind immediately but with perseverance!!

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