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Re: Theme of the Month for January 2011 - Tunes from the United States
« Reply #60 on: January 21, 2011, 06:32:53 AM »

...It is about a German oompah accordion player who hears a Cajun/Zydeco tune late one night on the radio and can't get it out of his mind. He learns it and plays it in competitions in Germany but no one cares for the piece except his close friends.

sounds like my life last year!... i'll check it out
Thanks Charlie
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Re: Theme of the Month for January 2011 - Tunes from the United States
« Reply #61 on: January 21, 2011, 11:32:30 AM »

I just saw this film last week.  It was very charming.
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Re: Theme of the Month for January 2011 - Tunes from the United States
« Reply #62 on: January 24, 2011, 07:05:07 PM »

Hi everyone! Here's 2 polkas, 'La Napolera' from the Flaco DVD and 'Cotula' by Santiago Jimenez Sr. (via Brian Peters).

http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=38618

Played on a Black Pearl II.
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Re: Theme of the Month for January 2011 - Tunes from the United States
« Reply #63 on: January 27, 2011, 03:33:55 AM »

Hi everyone! Here's 2 polkas, 'La Napolera' from the Flaco DVD and 'Cotula' by Santiago Jimenez Sr. (via Brian Peters).

http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=38618

Played on a Black Pearl II.

Very nice, Jack!! ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Theme of the Month for January 2011 - Tunes from the United States
« Reply #64 on: January 27, 2011, 10:15:20 AM »

Hi everyone! Here's 2 polkas, 'La Napolera' from the Flaco DVD and 'Cotula' by Santiago Jimenez Sr. (via Brian Peters).

http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=38618

Played on a Black Pearl II.

Very nicely played Jack.. participially La Napolera... i've got this on some old Tejano compilation played much faster.But this is a much better speed for this tune.
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Re: Theme of the Month for January 2011 - Tunes from the United States
« Reply #65 on: January 27, 2011, 05:09:26 PM »

Thanks for the comments - I've got to be honest - I did look to see if there were any!  ::)
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Re: Theme of the Month for January 2011 - Tunes from the United States
« Reply #66 on: January 28, 2011, 02:32:43 AM »

Hello GbH--cannot tell you how much I enjoyed Holiday.
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Re: Theme of the Month for January 2011 - Tunes from the United States
« Reply #67 on: January 31, 2011, 11:44:40 AM »

I was going to do "waiting for the Federals" as a slow air (as played on John Spiers DVD) however I couldn't work out the chords for Part B >:(
As I had today off I decided to learn "the Tennessee Waltz" in stead

http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=39356

enjoy!

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Re: Theme of the Month for January 2011 - Tunes from the United States
« Reply #68 on: January 31, 2011, 01:45:34 PM »

I was going to do "waiting for the Federals" as a slow air (as played on John Spiers DVD) however I couldn't work out the chords for Part B >:(
As I had today off I decided to learn "the Tennessee Waltz" in stead

http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=39356

enjoy!

Louise

Very nicely done !
 I was also learning Tennessee Waltz and Missouri Waltz as well ( almost a lullaby ! and requires some accidentals)

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Re: Theme of the Month for January 2011 - Tunes from the United States
« Reply #70 on: January 31, 2011, 04:32:40 PM »

Love "The Tennessee Waltze."  Nicely done.
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Re: Theme of the Month for January 2011 - Tunes from the United States
« Reply #71 on: January 31, 2011, 05:26:02 PM »

Hello GbH--cannot tell you how much I enjoyed Holiday.

I just spotted this.  Thanks!  It's a fun tune to play and should fit on a standard 2 row (with accidentals) too.
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Re: Theme of the Month for January 2011 - Tunes from the United States
« Reply #72 on: January 31, 2011, 11:55:57 PM »

Time to move onto a new theme! Late submissions as ever are very welcome!

Cheers,

Clive

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Re: Theme of the Month for January 2011 - Tunes from the United States
« Reply #73 on: February 01, 2011, 12:46:18 AM »

I was inspired by Tennessee waltz submission to submit another waltz  from USA - Missouri Waltz
It is still January where I live in Canada.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB5oLf8tuTk

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Re: Theme of the Month for January 2011 - Tunes from the United States
« Reply #74 on: February 01, 2011, 11:32:10 AM »

Nice one Don!

Louise
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Re: Theme of the Month for January 2011 - Tunes from the United States
« Reply #75 on: February 01, 2011, 05:40:14 PM »

Oh well, better late than never:

http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=39560

Amy Cann's Catharsis, my current favourite tune on the box.  Others seem to have stuck to the original key of Gm, but I've found it easier in Am, to get the bass rhythms.
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Re: Theme of the Month for January 2011 - Tunes from the United States
« Reply #76 on: February 01, 2011, 08:36:38 PM »

Steve, I've got a sneaking suspicion that those runs may be a bit easier on the fiddle than it is on the box!  They do seem to play it at breakneck speed, all of them, don't they?
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Re: Theme of the Month for January 2011 - Tunes from the United States
« Reply #77 on: February 03, 2011, 01:35:21 PM »

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the second part is one of the most awkward, brain-frying things I have attemped

Yes, I agree, this merits further comment:  I have to say that this was the main initial problem for me in playing this.  My solution, which I understood more about as a result of learning this tune, was to think in terms of chord accompaniments and rhythm first - so if you take the B-music run of Am G F Em Em/D, I tried to use buttons mainly in the same direction for each chord - so pull for Am, push for G, pull for both F and Em,  Then I realised that I was running out of bellows because of all the pulls, and I needed some pushes to allow enough time for the air button.  Luckily the D at the end allows this, if you deliberately use pushes on those notes.  So I now find the staccato 'all one direction' bits easy, it's the transition bits that cause me most problems.

I'm now trying to learn new tunes in these terms first - so I try to fit the phrases either to a 'chugga chugga' pattern, or to staccato playing of all pulls or all pushes.  One-row players seem to develop the opposite technique of giving equal prominence to pulls and pushes, whereas many CBA players smoothe everything out into long pulls or pushes to avoid having to throw a heavy instrument around.  My idea is to try to use the best of both worlds in a sort of middle ground approach, and I think I probably like Catharsis because it's turned out to be a successful example, for me.
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Re: Theme of the Month for January 2011 - Tunes from the United States
« Reply #78 on: February 06, 2011, 05:38:02 PM »

A late entry for this category, combined with an entry for this month's Tune of the month, as they are two versions of the same tune.
Over The Waterfall and Dark Girl Dressed in Blue
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Re: Theme of the Month for January 2011 - Tunes from the United States
« Reply #79 on: October 30, 2013, 04:05:58 AM »

A transatlantic effort, here's an American tune that's sung to an English text... No text here, however.

Marching to Zion, by Robert Lowry (1826-1899): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lP1-w4jlzCc

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