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Author Topic: Tune of the Month for October 2010 - Canal in October / Le Canal en Octobre  (Read 40319 times)

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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!

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in case anyone wants a better sound file recorded at the same time!   http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=30742     :|||:
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Quote from: **DTN** link=topic=5088.msg65056#msg65056 in case anyone wants a better sound file recorded at the same time!   [b
http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=30742[/b]     :|||:

Great gutsy job Derek, carries us along irresistibly.

I hesitate to offer any criticism of such a consummate performance, but... I feel the melody gets somewhat overwhelmed by the power of the basses - on both recordings, although more so on the YT clip. A question of taste, no doubt, but it's something that struck me immediately. 
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Quote from: **DTN** link=topic=5088.msg65056#msg65056 in case anyone wants a better sound file recorded at the same time!   [b
http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=30742[/b]     :|||:

Great gutsy job Derek, carries us along irresistibly.

I hesitate to offer any criticism of such a consummate performance, but... I feel the melody gets somewhat overwhelmed by the power of the basses - on both recordings, although more so on the YT clip. A question of taste, no doubt, but it's something that struck me immediately.  

Its mostly because i sat on a Cajon and thumped the side of it with my foot nervously all the way through!.... and youtube does alter sounds sometime!   >:E
« Last Edit: October 13, 2010, 09:35:48 PM by **DTN** »
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I really prefer the traditional timing but had to experiment.   >:E

Sorry for the slight squeaks, taps and general noise.  :|||:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvPdz9Dp-qs

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Played on my Loffet CF

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

DTN
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Nice motive tempo, DTN, just right in the headphones for a brisk bike ride along the irrigation canal in the fine fall weather! ;D 
« Last Edit: October 14, 2010, 12:20:01 AM by j.w.forrest »
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I really prefer the traditional timing but had to experiment.   >:E

Sorry for the slight squeaks, taps and general noise.  :|||:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvPdz9Dp-qs

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blimey theres a traditional timing! ;D   ....really nice job!  ....mine was @ andy cutting speed from 'Live at Sidmouth' (i was in the crowd!) in fact mine is slower! ;D
lovely chirpy tempo sandy .. love it  xx.. and CF rocks for this tune!
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It seems that I 'ave " 'at 'e chewed "

Sacre Bleu ! How bad is my French.  I see I called it Canal De Octobre. Canal OF October. well, it works I suppose.

Cheers Chas  :|glug
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Sacre Bleu ! How bad is my French.

Never mind, I'm sure your Swedish is a whole lot better than the rest of us.
(not counting Susi, of course...)
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Here's my attempt:

http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=30836

I followed it up with One for Dan, written I believe by Dave Whetstone.  I put this with it because I associate the 'along the row chugger' sound with this tune too.

My over-intrusive stomp has clearly upset the schottische rhythm, but what the heck!

I was having a go at triplets on the Canal tune, because of the opportunity given by the repeated B and D notes.  This is my first serious attempt at these, having been long amazed by Sharon Shannon's technique - I used 121 on the B, then 321 on the D.  I experimented with 432 on the D first, which seemed to work equally well, but it didn't quite fall under the fingers in the same way.  However I can see that 432 might have advantages, because it leaves the first finger free for the next button.  Does anyone else find this useful?
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I really prefer the traditional timing but had to experiment.   >:E

Sorry for the slight squeaks, taps and general noise.  :|||:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvPdz9Dp-qs

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I have no idea what the 'traditional timing' is that you speak of.  This is a beautiful version and very danceable.
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I really prefer the traditional timing but had to experiment.   >:E

Well, you make a very persuasive case for playing it that way.  8)
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I have no idea what the 'traditional timing' is that you speak of.  This is a beautiful version and very danceable.

Well thank-you. I just know that it sounds different and I couldn't really define a Schottische if it hit me in the face  :|bl

Maybe I should have written 'original timing/style'. I should try and learn about dance too, that might help me understand more.

Anyway, thanks all.
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I couldn't really define a Schottische if it hit me in the face  :|bl
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I should try and learn about dance too, that might help me understand more.
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Get someone to teach you how to dance a Schottische. It's will take about 20 seconds to show you the steps and 2 minutes practice and you'll be an expert. :Ph
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I couldn't really define a Schottische if it hit me in the face  :|bl
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I should try and learn about dance too, that might help me understand more.
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Get someone to teach you how to dance a Schottische. It's will take about 20 seconds to show you the steps and 2 minutes practice and you'll be an expert. :Ph


Schottisch is possible my favourite couple dance, so easy yet with endless possibilities for variation and fun.  And you get to hold your partner as close as you both like. ;)
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Posted this on Facebook for Sandy to help her with the dance
If you're gonna play for dancers it helps to know the dance.

Basic steps are the first bit (The skip walk) and the swing.

This is just one of the many variations.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LtzXTE_DBo

Enjoy  :|glug

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I didn't realize the steps for a Swedish Schottis were essentially the same as for French.
Man: Two sidesteps L, two sidesteps R, four single steps turning
Woman: same but swap L and R

The rest is embellishment and variation. And walking round in a circle at the beginning.

Of course that only helps slightly with the music, because not everybody does it at the same speed, hence my query about whether Frédéric Paris's version seemed fast perhaps because that's the way they do it in that region of France. Much the same way as rants and other dances are danced at different speeds in the North and South of England, or the difference between "social dance" and "e-ceilidh".
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I couldn't really define a Schottische if it hit me in the face  :|bl
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I should try and learn about dance too, that might help me understand more.
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Get someone to teach you how to dance a Schottische. It's will take about 20 seconds to show you the steps and 2 minutes practice and you'll be an expert. :Ph


Schottisch is possible my favourite couple dance, so easy yet with endless possibilities for variation and fun.  And you get to hold your partner as close as you both like. ;)

All sounds and looks good to me. I've put it on my things to do list. Oh I love this folk world !   :|||: 8)

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All sounds and looks good to me. I've put it on my things to do list. Oh I love this folk world !   :|||: 8)

Cheers
Sandy
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Here is a calendar of French dance events throughout the UK from Les Panards Dansants  There are various workshops, courses, bals where you can learn and enjoy schottiches and more
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