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Steve C.

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Drones in C or Bb
« on: June 08, 2010, 03:30:58 AM »

Hello all--

Does anyone have a favorite tune using the "ready to go" C drone on the DG or the Bb on the GCF?  Thanks for any recommendations or ideas?  Regards,  Steve.
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Re: Drones in C or Bb
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2010, 07:36:58 AM »

You can do Orange in Bloom on the DG with just a C drone, but it's nice to then bring in the moving chords after the first time through or it gets a bit dull. You can also do lots of D drones on a DG by using the reversals, and this works for lots of tunes in D or G - experiment!
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Re: Drones in C or Bb
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2010, 07:45:29 AM »

I play a set of morris tunes thusly:

Shepherd's Hey - Field Town (AKA Signposts) with no basses
into
Shepherd's Hey - Headington with C Drone for once throgh the tune and then with normal basses
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Shepherd's Hey - Bampton

X: 13
T:Shepherds' Hey, Fieldtown 2
T:Signpost, Fieldtown
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:Em
P:A
|:   Bc |dcBc d2ef|gagf e2Bc|dcBc d2ef |\
M:3/2
L:1/8
gagf e6 :|
P:B
|: zd |\
M:2/2
L:1/8
c2(3ccc BAGB |dc(3Bcd cB(3ABc|BAG2 ABcd |\
M:3/2
L:1/8
efgf e6 :|


X: 37
T:Shepherds' Hey, Headington 2
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
A|BcdB c2dc|BcdB A2D2|BcdB c2Bc|d2F2 G3||
A|B2G2 c3A |B2G2 A4  |BcdB c2Bc|d2F2 G3||

X: 24
T:Shepherds' Hey, Bampton
M:2/2
L:1/8
K:G
D|BGdB c2c2  |BcdB A2A2|GBdB c2Bc|d2D2 G3:|
b|d2B2 c3d/c/|B2G2 A4  |GBdB c2Bc|d2ef g2a//g//f//e//|
d2B2 c3d/c/|B2G2 A4  |GBdB c2Bc|d2D2 G3||

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Re: Drones in C or Bb
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2010, 08:08:16 AM »

Bruno leTron's Valhermeil is usually played on a French or Belgian G/C melodeon, where their ready-made drone is in F.    I didn't find it in C or Bb youtube,  but it'll transpose (either up a key or down one)!
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Re: Drones in C or Bb
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2010, 09:58:56 AM »

Oh, I love that Chris. There goes the rest of the morning! Have you got an ABC or dots in G?
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Re: Drones in C or Bb
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2010, 12:17:15 PM »

There's another fairly ropey (but good) video of Valhermeil here.. from a massed Belgian set at St. Chartier '08...

Gives a better idea of how the harmonies on the 'C' section work - especially with the crowd joining in! ;D

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Re: Drones in C or Bb
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2010, 02:24:38 PM »

Really nice.  Thanks. 
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Re: Drones in C or Bb
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2010, 03:34:21 PM »

I was there. Super concert from the Boombal lot - who'd followed on from Pignol/Milleret Duo
 A veritable melodeonic feast, all washed down by continual and torrential rainfall  :Ph
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Re: Drones in C or Bb
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2010, 09:56:09 PM »

Thanks also for the idea of using reversal drones, guess I was looking at the very easy way (only).
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Re: Drones in C or Bb
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2010, 11:20:39 PM »

Come to think of it I also play The Song of the Chanter with a D drone, thus requires a deal of cross row work and two bass buttons

X: 71
T:Song of the Chanter
M:2/4
L:1/8
K:DMix
GE|D2D2 A2GE|D2D2 c2Bc|d2A2 A2GE|c2Bc A2GE|
D2D2 A2GE|D2D2 c2Bc|d2A2 A2GE|D4 D2:||
FG|A2AB c2Bc|AGAB c2Bc|d2A2 A2GE|c2Bc A2GE|
D2D2 A2GE|D2D2 c2Bc|d2A2 A2GE|D4 D2:||

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Re: Drones in C or Bb
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2010, 07:50:40 PM »

Harry Cox's Schottische is great played in C on the G row of a DG with the C bass used as drones. You can do a good impression of a hurdy gurdy trompette using the chord to pulse the rhythm over the drone, works best without thirds.
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Re: Drones in C or Bb
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2010, 12:52:47 AM »

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Re: Drones in C or Bb
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2010, 11:44:11 AM »

Yes thats the one, just transpose it up to C. There is a third bit which might be part of another tune that I use for lead ins and outs and extra bits as needed (picked up from a longsword workshop).
http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=22903
Third time round the drone switches to the chord allowing the bass to be used for other things.
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Re: Drones in C or Bb
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2010, 01:46:36 PM »

Very nice, thanks.  I like it.
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