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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2010 - Tunes from Scandinavia
« Reply #100 on: October 30, 2010, 11:31:18 PM »

Thanks Nigel, point taken, nicely.

I've been told before to slow it it down and every time I try I still end up speeding up. I'll keep practising.
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2010 - Tunes from Scandinavia
« Reply #101 on: October 31, 2010, 12:27:56 AM »

I've been told before to slow it it down and every time I try I still end up speeding up. I'll keep practising.

Welcome to my world ;D It is annoyingly difficult to tell when you are playing something that sounds rushed, even if your speed is steady.
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2010 - Tunes from Scandinavia
« Reply #102 on: October 31, 2010, 01:59:42 PM »

Don't try this at home folks.

Jan-Anders Andersson's Bicycle Pump Polka by yours truly on a Hohner Erica

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7MnV2NCzbw

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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2010 - Tunes from Scandinavia
« Reply #103 on: October 31, 2010, 02:04:02 PM »

Looks like a good workout routine! The latest fitness gadget for Christmas?
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2010 - Tunes from Scandinavia
« Reply #104 on: October 31, 2010, 02:45:17 PM »

Jan-Anders Andersson's Bicycle Pump Polka by yours truly on a Hohner Erica

Really enjoyed that, Lester. But did the box survive it?

Kind of think it is more suitable for a hohner than the more up market melodeon, but I believe it is the only tune in captivity that can only be played on a melodeon!

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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2010 - Tunes from Scandinavia
« Reply #105 on: October 31, 2010, 03:41:49 PM »

Don't try this at home folks.

Jan-Anders Andersson's Bicycle Pump Polka by yours truly on a Hohner Erica

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7MnV2NCzbw

Like I wrote on your vid page, that was inspiring, and then expiring. :)
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2010 - Tunes from Scandinavia
« Reply #106 on: October 31, 2010, 04:14:04 PM »

Lester. You are, Soooo strong. I wouldn't want to arm wrestle with you. At least not with your left arm. :|bl

Nice one though. Cheers . You need a couple of these now  :|glug  :|glug

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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2010 - Tunes from Scandinavia
« Reply #107 on: October 31, 2010, 07:23:27 PM »

As there are so many great Scan tunes out there I found it really difficult to decide on a tune to learn. I started off with Metäkukkia, a Finnish waltz I found on WWW.ggms.nl (thanks Gerard) however it starts with 12 bars all on the pull so I had loads of problems running out of air :-\

I then came across www.folkwiki.se (don't know if this link has been mentioned before) and started to learn a Swedish Mazurka efter Pelle Fors.

I decided to up load both videos as I really enjoyed trying to learn these tunes, I realise I should try and look as though I'm enjoying myself when playing and shouldn't cringe every time I hit the wrong note - I'll try and improve or just stick to the headless videos ;D

Hope the Melodeon face isn't too off putting

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Metsäkukkia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL0H1K3Fzwk

and Marzurka efter Pelle Fors http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlLIX0Za9YU

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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2010 - Tunes from Scandinavia
« Reply #108 on: October 31, 2010, 08:33:35 PM »

Is Holland counted as Scandinavia? Anyway, here is a late addition, courtesy of the iphone mic again, so you will have to excuse the strange EQ.

http://soundcloud.com/ljc/the-schipol-schottiche

edit: Lester - nice to see your playing that tune. I might have written it down, but I sure cant remember how it went...
« Last Edit: October 31, 2010, 08:35:34 PM by LJC »
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2010 - Tunes from Scandinavia
« Reply #109 on: October 31, 2010, 10:03:23 PM »

Is Holland counted as Scandinavia? Anyway, here is a late addition, courtesy of the iphone mic again, so you will have to excuse the strange EQ.

http://soundcloud.com/ljc/the-schipol-schottiche


I love hearing different interpretations of the same melody :) ....
I know that one as Skepparschottis from Jan Andersson--sorry for my lazy tempo on this--I need to pick up the pace to yours. By the way, the iphone never ceases to impress me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llaf8JebUQc
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2010 - Tunes from Scandinavia
« Reply #110 on: October 31, 2010, 11:06:08 PM »

End of the month, and it's time to start a new theme! As ever, late/very late/very very late entries to this thread are always welcome.

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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2010 - Tunes from Scandinavia
« Reply #111 on: November 02, 2010, 06:10:46 PM »

Hello,

I liked this tune so much I just had to have a go at it ;o)
Thanks Clive.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDdi1n36Mic
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2010 - Tunes from Scandinavia
« Reply #112 on: November 02, 2010, 07:21:59 PM »

WOW - I never realised that it was in any way a common tune or that it had a proper name! I'm really pleased to have found out!
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2010 - Tunes from Scandinavia
« Reply #113 on: November 03, 2010, 01:40:01 PM »

Hello,

I liked this tune so much I just had to have a go at it ;o)
Thanks Clive.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDdi1n36Mic

Excellent! Well played sir!

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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2010 - Tunes from Scandinavia
« Reply #114 on: November 03, 2010, 08:49:33 PM »

Is Holland counted as Scandinavia? Anyway, here is a late addition, courtesy of the iphone mic again, so you will have to excuse the strange EQ.

http://soundcloud.com/ljc/the-schipol-schottiche

That is a cracking tune isn't it? Nicely played - plenty of bounce and drive to it!

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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2010 - Tunes from Scandinavia
« Reply #115 on: November 07, 2010, 08:46:08 AM »

I have re-posted one of my tunes for this category, as I simply could not tolerate the poor sound quality after it was uploaded to Youtube. Although it's the same recording, I have been able to tweak up the quality a bit, now the string accompaniment is not so muddy. (My playing didn't improve any, just the upload  :P). I also added the new upload on Onmvoice, so you can compare the higher quality audio that is achieved on that venue:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnZjG-_lPbE

http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=32907
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2010 - Tunes from Scandinavia
« Reply #116 on: December 01, 2010, 04:17:57 PM »

A late entry.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NIO_sa4nmY

"Serpentiner Och Konfetti" by Mats Eden.  What I was aiming for though was an arrangement by Ian Dedic.  It was never going to sound entirely like Ian of course because unlike him I do not have eleven fingers all made of rubber on my right hand.

Guy

PS For how (in my opinion) it ought to sound try here;
http://hammersmithmorris.org.uk/drupal/?q=node/19

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« Last Edit: December 01, 2010, 05:23:14 PM by GuyWyatt »
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2010 - Tunes from Scandinavia
« Reply #117 on: December 07, 2010, 11:05:14 AM »

When I was over in Witney I learned that this is the Swedish tune that British melodeon players know. Very interesting, how come???! I've never heard it before, not even in the fiddle context (Mats Edén is mostly known as a fiddler and plays the melodeon within the fiddle tradition). Has he been over in the UK making this tune famous? Where did you get it from?
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2010 - Tunes from Scandinavia
« Reply #118 on: December 07, 2010, 12:20:06 PM »

When I was over in Witney I learned that this is the Swedish tune that British melodeon players know. Very interesting, how come???! I've never heard it before, not even in the fiddle context (Mats Edén is mostly known as a fiddler and plays the melodeon within the fiddle tradition). Has he been over in the UK making this tune famous? Where did you get it from?

Ian Dedic got it from Mats Edén, and decided it would make a great alternative tune for Hammersmith Morris to dance Bampton Side Step, also a Schottische for use by The Committee Band. Both usages have made it quite famous: The Committee Band recorded it on their first album about 15 years ago, and several other morris teams, including one of Bampton's own, have copied it from Hammersmith.

That's roughly the story - I expect Ian D will be along to correct the details shortly...
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2010 - Tunes from Scandinavia
« Reply #119 on: December 07, 2010, 01:13:07 PM »

Oh yeah, that explains it. Thanks Anahata!
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