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Author Topic: Theme of the Month for February 2011: Playford Tunes  (Read 20664 times)

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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2011: Playford Tunes
« Reply #60 on: February 19, 2011, 10:28:48 PM »

Nice playing, Gary, it's a sound that deserves to be used, more often.  I also liked your http://accordeonaire.blogspot.com/2011/02/bourrees.html, from another thread.  Sensitive and rhythmic, I thought.
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2011: Playford Tunes
« Reply #61 on: February 20, 2011, 05:35:26 PM »

Godesses on my Dino Binci http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=41629
Apologies for the heavy breathing and snuffles - full of cold!

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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2011: Playford Tunes
« Reply #62 on: February 23, 2011, 12:17:14 PM »

Here is my contribution to the Playford Theme of the Month - Parsons Farewell, Maiden Lane, and Jamaica. They are played on a Castagnari Mory, and my friend Steve accompanies on guitar.

http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=41866
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2011: Playford Tunes
« Reply #63 on: February 23, 2011, 01:00:22 PM »

Andy and Hugh, nicely played - and a great tune selection by Hugh!
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2011: Playford Tunes
« Reply #64 on: February 23, 2011, 01:38:51 PM »

Hugh, those are lovely.  Nice box.  Nice tunes.  Nice playing from both of yez.
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2011: Playford Tunes
« Reply #65 on: February 23, 2011, 03:32:20 PM »

Well having duplicated one Playford tune this month I thought, what the 'eck - I'm sure DtN won't mind if I have a go at Mr Isaac's Maggot. I've paired it with another 3/2 tune - The Presbyterian Hornpipe which isn't, I think, a Playford tune and I'm aware that Derek plays that too (properly as well!) These tunes are me playing on the ragged edge of my ability - it took me quite a while to manage twice through each without too many fumbles. I picked up The Presbyterian whilst looking for a 3/2 to go with another tune a while ago. I then downloaded the abc and found that the only key I could play it in was Bm. On listening a bit more carefully to the Askew Sisters playing, I discovered that they had an octave jump in their version in Em. I quite like the fact though that it uses such a large stretch of the available notes on my box.
Here they are
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2011: Playford Tunes
« Reply #66 on: February 25, 2011, 03:03:41 PM »

Hi,

Apologies if this is the proverbial straw, but I had a go at another Playford tune, Jenny Pluck Pears http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjWhHopnhO0 . I found this one a little tricky, so please excuse the dodgy notes towards the end. It's slightly different to the notation in the graphic, too...

As I seem to have a way to go in terms of mastering the filming side of things I added some pics - rather that than only showing half the keyboard and my knee jiggling up and down!

Thanks from a newcomer for the kind comments and pointers, and I look forward to next months tune!

Cheers
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2011: Playford Tunes
« Reply #67 on: February 25, 2011, 05:37:20 PM »

Apologies if this is the proverbial straw, but I had a go at another Playford tune, Jenny Pluck Pears http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjWhHopnhO0 . I found this one a little tricky, so please excuse the dodgy notes towards the end. It's slightly different to the notation in the graphic, too...
Nice playing, Shifty - again. I'd never heard this tune before - I'll add it to the list I've made of tunes from this month's theme to have a look at - I'll not be posting a version though! I'd never realised before how many good Playford tunes there are. McG
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2011: Playford Tunes
« Reply #68 on: March 01, 2011, 12:42:01 AM »

It's a new month (here in the UK at least!), so it's time to move onto a new theme. We've had some lovely playford tunes this month, and even though this is no longer the theme of the month, please feel free to post any late submissions!

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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2011: Playford Tunes
« Reply #69 on: March 01, 2011, 01:23:21 AM »

Jenny Pluck Pears is a lovely tune, one of my favourites, nice recording (:)
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2011: Playford Tunes
« Reply #70 on: March 04, 2011, 02:10:16 AM »

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As I seem to have a way to go in terms of mastering the filming side of things I added some pics - rather that than only showing half the keyboard and my knee jiggling up and down!


A really lovely version.  I would really have liked to see you play this one.  Even half a keyboard would help.  I guess I will have to plagiarize your version by ear as best I can.

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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2011: Playford Tunes
« Reply #71 on: March 05, 2011, 08:54:07 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WRiocvJlH0

A bit late, but I wanted to wait for my Erika to get back from Mike Rowbotham before I recorded. I've gone from Mundesse, which I got from Nick Barber's tunebook, as it's such a lovely tune. Doesn't the box sound lovely as well?  ;D I'm very very happy with it.
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2011: Playford Tunes
« Reply #72 on: March 05, 2011, 09:19:24 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WRiocvJlH0

A bit late, but I wanted to wait for my Erika to get back from Mike Rowbotham before I recorded. I've gone from Mundesse, which I got from Nick Barber's tunebook, as it's such a lovely tune. Doesn't the box sound lovely as well?  ;D I'm very very happy with it.

Quite dry tuning Ollie -very nice - I might have to look at my D/G Erica now.....
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2011: Playford Tunes
« Reply #73 on: March 05, 2011, 10:02:02 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WRiocvJlH0

A bit late, but I wanted to wait for my Erika to get back from Mike Rowbotham before I recorded. I've gone from Mundesse, which I got from Nick Barber's tunebook, as it's such a lovely tune. Doesn't the box sound lovely as well?  ;D I'm very very happy with it.

Quite dry tuning Ollie -very nice - I might have to look at my D/G Erica now.....

Ollie has an Erika, not an Erica :P BIG difference. And it is sounding fantastic.
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2011: Playford Tunes
« Reply #74 on: March 06, 2011, 10:28:06 AM »

What they all said - lovely box, nicely played - and pleased to see/hear you've kept it in club tuning!
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2011: Playford Tunes
« Reply #75 on: February 02, 2012, 08:42:47 AM »

So I'm a bit late (exactly a year I think), but I wasn't playing the Melodeon back then.  I seem to be having a bit of a Playford obsession at the moment.  Hope it's ok to post here this late!
I really want to improve the left hand, and add a little more ornamentation and harmony.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9fbcpbVNMGQ
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2011: Playford Tunes
« Reply #76 on: February 02, 2012, 08:50:02 AM »

So I'm a bit late (exactly a year I think), but I wasn't playing the Melodeon back then.  I seem to be having a bit of a Playford obsession at the moment.  Hope it's ok to post here this late!
I really want to improve the left hand, and add a little more ornamentation and harmony.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9fbcpbVNMGQ

Top tune !!!
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2011: Playford Tunes
« Reply #77 on: February 02, 2012, 01:11:24 PM »

So I'm a bit late (exactly a year I think), but I wasn't playing the Melodeon back then.  I seem to be having a bit of a Playford obsession at the moment.  Hope it's ok to post here this late!
I really want to improve the left hand, and add a little more ornamentation and harmony.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9fbcpbVNMGQ


Really enjoyed that.
It also reminded me of hearing the tune on "The Complete Dancing Master" LP/CD By Ashley Hutchings, John Kirkpatric and others.
Not that I knew what it was then!
But what a great tune.
Thank you for posting that
Barry
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