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Re: Tune of the Month for July 2010 - Cock of the North
« Reply #60 on: January 25, 2011, 07:58:10 AM »

Another one. with Hohner vienna 1-row
Cock Of the North
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVZZLemEU0k&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

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Nicely played Don! The video threw me for a minute or two, with the mirror-image 'Hohner' lettering, but then I realised this is a reversed image video of you playing the box left-handed and upside down!

Nice one Don, seems to be a popular tune to mess with....as in my Melodeon Key Change vid   ;)

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Re: Tune of the Month for July 2010 - Cock of the North
« Reply #61 on: January 25, 2011, 08:34:53 PM »

Another one. with Hohner vienna 1-row
Cock Of the North
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVZZLemEU0k&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

Don
Nicely played Don! The video threw me for a minute or two, with the mirror-image 'Hohner' lettering, but then I realised this is a reversed image video of you playing the box left-handed and upside down!

Nice one Don, seems to be a popular tune to mess with....as in my Melodeon Key Change vid   ;)

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Thanks; I have seen the melodeon played with hands behind the back but I have not tried it !

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Re: Tune of the Month for July 2010 - Cock of the North
« Reply #62 on: March 02, 2011, 02:10:13 PM »

The Irish call this tune "Chase me Charlie"
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Re: Tune of the Month for July 2010 - Cock of the North
« Reply #63 on: March 02, 2011, 02:21:28 PM »

The Irish call this tune "Chase me Charlie"
I always knew it as 'Me aunty Mary had a canary......'  ;)
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Re: Tune of the Month for July 2010 - Cock of the North
« Reply #64 on: December 12, 2011, 11:50:26 AM »

Now this is me playing :eep: and mum calling...I only got one 'practice' with 'the band' and about 2 weeks practice. Found it very scary. I was waiting for someone to throw rotten tomatoes....but instead just got compliments. (Couldn't they hear all the mistakes I could??)
http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=76216
The recording device was right next to me. Hence why you could hear me loud.

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Re: Tune of the Month for July 2010 - Cock of the North
« Reply #65 on: December 12, 2011, 12:37:25 PM »

Now this is me playing :eep: and mum calling...I only got one 'practice' with 'the band' and about 2 weeks practice. Found it very scary. I was waiting for someone to throw rotten tomatoes....but instead just got compliments. (Couldn't they hear all the mistakes I could??)
http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=76216
The recording device was right next to me. Hence why you could hear me loud.
That was really very well done indeed Sarah. Congratulations! It's scary playing for a ceilidh for the first time!
This is why it is good:
1. You kept to a good, steady, danceable tempo just about all the time. On the couple of occasions where the speed rocked slightly, you were able to recover and get back to the proper tempo. Well done!

2. Where you made the odd mistake, you didn't let it spook you; instead you just let it go and carried on from where the music had got to. Again, well done!

Perhaps you have now realised that when people are dancing, they are much too busy trying to remember what to do next and what their feet are doing to give a second thought to what the band is playing. If you can keep a steady tempo going (regardless of the notes), that's 90% of the job done.

The only thing you could significantly improve is your introduction. It needs to be more confident and a bit longer. Common practice in English ceilidhs is to play a 4-bar intro, perhaps the last four bars of the B-music in this case. Then it's much more obvious to the dancers when to actually start.

I'll say it again. Well done!  (:)
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Re: Tune of the Month for July 2010 - Cock of the North
« Reply #66 on: December 12, 2011, 01:05:29 PM »

Sarah, that was really great :-* somewhere in the middle you
could feel it start to groove and that is so special for the player.
Felt good didn't!
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Re: Tune of the Month for July 2010 - Cock of the North
« Reply #67 on: December 12, 2011, 01:43:44 PM »

The only thing you could significantly improve is your introduction. It needs to be more confident and a bit longer.

I'm at work and can't listen to the clip yet, but I'll happily amplify Steve's comment about introductions. I had to work hard and actually practice introductions because they are difficult to get right. Like recovering from mistakes, it's one of the secret skills that makes playing for dancing an art form in itself.
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Re: Tune of the Month for July 2010 - Cock of the North
« Reply #68 on: December 12, 2011, 02:04:48 PM »

Thanks for the feedback. :)

On the subject of intros. I do usually do an intro on that tune. But got told 'we don't do intros' and as I hadn't the time to argue the point just went with it.

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Perhaps you have now realised that when people are dancing, they are much too busy trying to remember what to do next and what their feet are doing to give a second thought to what the band is playing. If you can keep a steady tempo going (regardless of the notes), that's 90% of the job done.
That explains why I have trouble dancing...I'm usually too busy listening to the band. lol!

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Re: Tune of the Month for July 2010 - Cock of the North
« Reply #69 on: December 12, 2011, 03:21:02 PM »

But got told 'we don't do intros' and as I hadn't the time to argue the point just went with it.

Fair enough - we work sometimes with a caller who doesn't like intros. "Two notes" is all he wants.
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Re: Tune of the Month for July 2010 - Cock of the North
« Reply #70 on: January 10, 2012, 03:09:38 PM »

Thought I try this one .
played in D then into G.  A little on the jerky side (trying to do to much or playing to fast).
Better late then never!

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Re: Tune of the Month for July 2010 - Cock of the North
« Reply #71 on: January 11, 2012, 11:00:24 AM »

Thought I try this one .
played in D then into G.  A little on the jerky side (trying to do to much or playing to fast).
Better late then never!

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Re: Tune of the Month for July 2010 - Cock of the North
« Reply #72 on: January 12, 2012, 03:06:02 PM »

Thought I try this one .
played in D then into G.  A little on the jerky side (trying to do to much or playing to fast).
Better late then never!

Michael
Michael - I think you forgot to paste your link.

Right you are.
Thanks Mcgrooger

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