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Re: Tune of the Month for November 2010 - The Steamboat Hornpipe
« Reply #40 on: November 16, 2010, 05:02:50 PM »

Hope it was played on the D row then :)

I worked out the A part in A on the D row but struggled with the B part so fell onto the safer row  :|bl

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Re: Tune of the Month for November 2010 - The Steamboat Hornpipe
« Reply #41 on: November 16, 2010, 05:24:47 PM »

Familiar with the tune but only just learnt this so there are no frills or variations yet. Will try to do another version once I've experimented with it. (Probably with much less swing). Played on Hohner Pressed Wood in G

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DT8jzAcnj0

Never mind that, very nice indeed with that swing/bouncy backbeat  (:)
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Re: Tune of the Month for November 2010 - The Steamboat Hornpipe
« Reply #42 on: November 16, 2010, 10:54:32 PM »

Nice one as usual Sandy.

A long time ago (1984) I recorded a version of Steamboat on the album "English Melodeon Players". I didn't know it was called Steamboat then, I called it Fred's tune because I learnt it from Fred Cook of Bampton, he called it Jonathan's tune for a similar reason. I also learnt it in D and was shocked when, years later I heard everyone playing it in G. I thought it might be a giggle to put it on here to be derided however, although I now have it on a CD-R, I cannot for the life of me convert the file to something compatible for this forum.

Anyway I've listened to it again, cringed, wondered what the bloody hell I was playing at and why I used to play like that. Ah, the folly of youth . . .

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Re: Tune of the Month for November 2010 - The Steamboat Hornpipe
« Reply #43 on: November 16, 2010, 11:13:20 PM »

Nice one as usual Sandy.

A long time ago (1984) I recorded a version of Steamboat on the album "English Melodeon Players". I didn't know it was called Steamboat then, I called it Fred's tune because I learnt it from Fred Cook of Bampton, he called it Jonathan's tune for a similar reason. I also learnt it in D and was shocked when, years later I heard everyone playing it in G. I thought it might be a giggle to put it on here to be derided however, although I now have it on a CD-R, I cannot for the life of me convert the file to something compatible for this forum.

Anyway I've listened to it again, cringed, wondered what the bloody hell I was playing at and why I used to play like that. Ah, the folly of youth . . .

Martin

Thank you and Anahata for your kind comments.

I hope you do work out a way of converting the file. I would love to hear it............not that I know what a CD-R is  :-[

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Re: Tune of the Month for November 2010 - The Steamboat Hornpipe
« Reply #44 on: November 17, 2010, 10:46:52 AM »

A long time ago (1984) I recorded a version of Steamboat on the album "English Melodeon Players".

I thought it might be a giggle to put it on here to be derided however, although I now have it on a CD-R, I cannot for the life of me convert the file to something compatible for this forum.

Anyway I've listened to it again, cringed, wondered what the bloody hell I was playing at and why I used to play like that. Ah, the folly of youth . . .

I know that version well, and was sorely tempted to record an emulation of it but I thought I'd better leave that to you if you wanted to, or I'd be accused of plagiarism, or told it wasn't as good as the original or something. It took me ages to persuade my fingers to do those tricky chromatic runs in whichever variation it was... dead impressed, I was.

I have it on tape and could convert to something the forum can listen to; of course I wouldn't dream of doing so without your permission, especially as it would be a flagrant copyright violation.

Anyway, I was hoping you'd show us all how it should be done. Folly of youth, indeed !  (:)
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Re: Tune of the Month for November 2010 - The Steamboat Hornpipe
« Reply #45 on: November 17, 2010, 10:59:42 AM »

Hi Anahata

Yes, please post it. I know you know your way around this technical stuff and I'm a lost cause, I don't think I'm going to manage to convert mine. Thanks.

Excuse brevity - at work, looking over my shoulder.

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Re: Tune of the Month for November 2010 - The Steamboat Hornpipe
« Reply #46 on: November 17, 2010, 11:11:45 AM »

Hi Anahata

Yes, please post it.
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Excuse brevity - at work, looking over my shoulder.
Martin

Me too, so can't do right now - will sort tonight, with a bit of luck.
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Re: Tune of the Month for November 2010 - The Steamboat Hornpipe
« Reply #47 on: November 17, 2010, 07:00:27 PM »

Yes, please post it.

OK - here is Martin's version on "English Melodeon Players" recorded in 1984 for Plant Life Records.
On my web site here: http://www.treewind.co.uk/melnet/mp3/steamboat-ellison.mp3

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Re: Tune of the Month for November 2010 - The Steamboat Hornpipe
« Reply #48 on: November 17, 2010, 10:58:31 PM »

Like Pam, I have really enjoyed the versions of the TOTM that have been posted so far this month. Here is my contribution, the first on my shiny new Castagnari Laura. Despite the fact that it is almost physically identical to the Morgane I played for a couple of years, I'm finding that the keyboard feel, bellows control, and especially the air button are quite different from the Hohner. I'm impressed anew with all you veterans who shift effortlessly from one box to another. Anyway, here goes:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqh5HPnIjhw
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Re: Tune of the Month for November 2010 - The Steamboat Hornpipe
« Reply #49 on: November 18, 2010, 10:07:06 AM »

Two cracking and completely different versions!

I've no idea why you should have been at all embarrassed about that one, Martin, it just made me chuckle because of its inventiveness!
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Re: Tune of the Month for November 2010 - The Steamboat Hornpipe
« Reply #50 on: November 18, 2010, 11:13:26 AM »

Nice versions! I'm collecting courage to start on this one  ;D
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Re: Tune of the Month for November 2010 - The Steamboat Hornpipe
« Reply #51 on: November 18, 2010, 12:38:10 PM »

Yes, please post it.

OK - here is Martin's version on "English Melodeon Players" recorded in 1984 for Plant Life Records.
On my web site here: http://www.treewind.co.uk/melnet/mp3/steamboat-ellison.mp3



Crikey, that's amazing...............and it's almost like you move to a psychedelic mode towards the end......I love it  (:)

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Re: Tune of the Month for November 2010 - The Steamboat Hornpipe
« Reply #52 on: November 18, 2010, 02:58:15 PM »

In local sessions [Chester, Cheshire, N.Wales] its often played in a short medley with Off to California
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Re: Tune of the Month for November 2010 - The Steamboat Hornpipe
« Reply #53 on: November 18, 2010, 08:05:54 PM »

Martin - that's outrageous!!!!
Absolutely cracking. love it.
Yes it makes me smile too, great stuff
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I think I'm starting to get most of the notes in roughly the right order...... sometimes!

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Re: Tune of the Month for November 2010 - The Steamboat Hornpipe
« Reply #54 on: November 19, 2010, 12:00:10 AM »

I knew you'd all like it  ;D
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« Reply #55 on: November 19, 2010, 12:06:54 AM »

"outrageous", "psychedelic" - that's what I've been striving for all my life. Thanks for those comments.
Seriously though I don't play like this anymore. Nowadays I go for tasteful, economic . . . erm . . . perhaps lazy or just old.

And I love all the other versions I've heard on here.

And thanks to Anahata for posting it.

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Re: Tune of the Month for November 2010 - The Steamboat Hornpipe
« Reply #56 on: November 19, 2010, 11:16:21 AM »

What did you play it on, Martin?  Sounds like a 12 bass three row of some sort?
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Re: Tune of the Month for November 2010 - The Steamboat Hornpipe
« Reply #57 on: November 19, 2010, 11:24:42 AM »

Hi Chris

It was a standard Hohner Black Erica two row, eight bass, D/G.

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Re: Tune of the Month for November 2010 - The Steamboat Hornpipe
« Reply #58 on: November 19, 2010, 12:40:14 PM »

So how did you get the Bb chord then?
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Re: Tune of the Month for November 2010 - The Steamboat Hornpipe
« Reply #59 on: November 19, 2010, 01:00:10 PM »

So how did you get the Bb chord then?
ITYF the "Bb chord" is a C chord.
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