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Author Topic: Tune of the Month for October 2010 - Canal in October / Le Canal en Octobre  (Read 40512 times)

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I am not posting right at the last minute for a change.  Just the one tune and a very straightforward rendition of it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnuxgrTM2LI

In my case of course the "unpolished and with mistakes and fluffed notes" goes without saying.

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Here's mine. Since Clive paired his with another tune, I've taken the same liberty, but I usually play it after Ganivelle (another Frédéric Paris tune) so that's what I've done here.

Somewhat unpolished and with mistakes and fluffed notes, and no fancy variations or tricks, but it more-or-less conveys this player's intentions as regards style.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4Fr6N2nuz8


Lovely... and I've got to say I really love Ganivelle - I think it's one of my favourite schottisches' ever; Mr Paris is indeed a genius at writing these sort of tunes! And is it the same Oakwood, unfettered by the velcro of old? It looks somewhat better like this!  ;D

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I very much like your 'chugging' technique.  I was able to do it somewhat successfully on Schottische a Bethane (thanks to your helpful video) but it seemed to sound best on the unisonoric bass ( the F on my G/C).  Chugging on the other basses didn't seem to work as well.  That was the reasoning behind my comment above.  Thanks for the info on the dancing.  And thanks again for another inspirational video.

Cheers,

Michael


Thanks again - I'm afraid on reflection, I probably know as little as where that sound comes from as you do! You might try emphasising the 2nd and 4th beats of the bar and see if that helps. Also, I don't know if you've seen that you can slow down youtube videos in your browser - this helps learning off TOTM videos no end I think!

Cheers,

Clive

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I very much like your 'chugging' technique.  I was able to do it somewhat successfully on Schottische a Bethane (thanks to your helpful video) but it seemed to sound best on the unisonoric bass ( the F on my G/C).  Chugging on the other basses didn't seem to work as well.  That was the reasoning behind my comment above.  Thanks for the info on the dancing.  And thanks again for another inspirational video.

Cheers,

Michael




Thanks again - I'm afraid on reflection, I probably know as little as where that sound comes from as you do! You might try emphasising the 2nd and 4th beats of the bar and see if that helps. Also, I don't know if you've seen that you can slow down youtube videos in your browser - this helps learning off TOTM videos no end I think!

Cheers,

Clive

Yes.  My favorite schottische rhythm technique is to play a very quiet bass (or none at all) on the 1 and 3 and then a short accented chord on the 2 and 4.
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Here's my first attempt, played on an A/D/G Compadre:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwMqYzTrkKo
(Also my first attempt at TOTM)

I think I'm going to try and come back to this one towards the end of the month and see if I can improve on it, as I'm not entirely happy with the way the left hand is in this recording, but I reckoned that if I didn't at least post something now, I probably never would.

I've only been trying to learn to play properly for a few months, so any constructive criticism is most welcome (before that I was sort of playing around with an old beat up C/F that was barely playable for a while.)

Thanks,
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Une Autre Fois - tune to go with Le Canal en Octobre
« Reply #45 on: October 11, 2010, 08:09:04 AM »

It has been lovely listening to all the versions of 'Le Canal en Octobre'. I am still working at it myself and will do my best to make a recording before the end of the month. Meanwhile, I have become fascinated by the tune 'Une Autre Fois' which Clive played so beautifully as a preface to his 'Le Canal', and which Frederic Paris himself also plays before 'Le Canal' on the CD Rue de l'oiseau and for which Simon earlier posted the link to a 30-sec clip here Une Autre Fois/Le Canal en Octobre.

I don't have the CD but listening to the 30-sec clip, I have been able to reconstruct the dots to something which is hopefully close to what M. Paris actually plays:

X:1
T:Une Autre Fois
M:C
L:1/8
C:Frederic Paris
R:Schottisch
Z:Transcribed from the playing of Frederic Paris on the CD 'Rue de l'oiseau'
K:G
Bc |: d3 c cBAG | e3d cBAG | GF FG F2 GA | B3 c BAGD |
E3F G2FG | A2AB AGBA |1 G3A GABc :|2 G3A GFGA ||
G3A G2FG | A3B AGBA | G3A GFED |
G3A GFGA | G3A G2FG | A3B AGcB | A6 |]
W:
W:Transcribed from the playing of Frederic Paris on the CD 'Rue de l'oiseau'

And yes, it has 7-bar phrases! Nice!

PDF version also attached below.
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And is it the same Oakwood, unfettered by the velcro of old? It looks somewhat better like this!  ;D

It is and it does!
The velcro was part of a system for attaching temporary waterproofing materials, but was never used (and we found a better solution to that problem) so I ripped it off again...
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Re: Une Autre Fois - tune to go with Le Canal en Octobre
« Reply #47 on: October 11, 2010, 08:26:32 AM »

I don't have the CD but listening to the 30-sec clip
The 30-second restriction is only for those outside France, so if you use a French proxy for your browser you can listen to the full cd.  ;)
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Re: Une Autre Fois - tune to go with Le Canal en Octobre
« Reply #48 on: October 11, 2010, 08:36:23 AM »

I don't have the CD but listening to the 30-sec clip
The 30-second restriction is only for those outside France, so if you use a French proxy for your browser you can listen to the full cd.  ;)
Er... thanks Simon, but I'm not sure how to do that.
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Clive W put unbearable pressure on me to record this TOTM   ;D .. so here it is ! (well he asked me if i was going to do one!)
1 quick takes 'warts and all' and just into the camera mic ..i have the sepetate recording of this done simultaneously and will see what it sounds like .. could swop the audio over!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMNqiaFy7YU

Played on my Loffet CF

anyway ... i'm back with my first TOTM for many months!

DTN
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« Last Edit: October 11, 2010, 02:00:32 PM by **DTN** »
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anyway ... i'm back with my first TOTM for many months!

DTN
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Thank goodness for that  (:)
Brill as always :||:
Cheers
Sandy
p.s. I'm still pondering on this one >:E

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I've always played Le Canal en Octobre (is it really called 'Canal in October' in the UK? I don't think I've ever heard that but it's clear that there's a real Francophile streak to London & SE sessions) with Ganivelle, but I too am now excited by Une Autre Fois. I think it's that 7 bar thing tweaking my brain.

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Clive W put unbearable pressure on me to record this TOTM  

Heh! Heh! Welcome back! Nice to see your version of this - I notice Une Autre Fois in the lower octave isn't an issue for you; I couldn't get my head around it... and I did try, honest!   :Ph

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I like Une Autre Fois better than I do Canal :P Fantastic stuff as always DTN (:)
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Here's my attempt...
found it harder than I expected. My arms tired out really quickly.
http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=30259

Nicely done "Our Kid"  :||:  :|glug
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Here's my attempt...
found it harder than I expected. My arms tired out really quickly.
http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=30259

Just heard this...very nice! Lovely simplicity. Would fit well in a movie soundtrack. Thanks!! ;D
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Here's my attempt...
found it harder than I expected. My arms tired out really quickly.
http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=30259

Just heard this...very nice! Lovely simplicity. Would fit well in a movie soundtrack. Thanks!! ;D
thanks. :) Simple is all I can do. ;)

Here's my attempt...
found it harder than I expected. My arms tired out really quickly.
http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=30259

Nicely done "Our Kid"  :||:  :|glug
thanks. :)

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Here we go then. In for a penny in for a pound. I think I'm pounding this. :|bl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgJ_i5UEB5c

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Cheers  :|glug

Of course the best version I've heard is this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Qt-ohf6jUo&feature=related

Think I'll get a beret might help the flow of the fingers and the attitude.

Cheers again  :|glug  :|glug
« Last Edit: October 13, 2010, 11:28:07 AM by Fidjit »
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That's a joyful noise you're making there Chas.  :|glug  :M

Think I'll get a beret might help the flow of the fingers and the attitude.

Spectacles might help too (what yer man is wearing is no beret)  ;)

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That's a joyful noise you're making there Chas.  :|glug  :M

Think I'll get a beret might help the flow of the fingers and the attitude.

Spectacles might help too (what yer man is wearing is no beret)  ;)



Steve Check the Scandinavia tunes. I've got the hat, but not the fingers.  :|glug
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