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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2011 - La Roulante / The LNB Polka
« Reply #40 on: April 04, 2011, 04:50:34 PM »

I was in deep trouble with the A part.. :|||:

Another option with the A part is to play a drone in D on a D/G (or G on a G/C etc). Takes a bit of thinking to do, but sounds quite bagpipey.
That's a great effect, especially if you play it that way for one of the repeats, and the "normal way" the rest.
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2011 - La Roulante / The LNB Polka
« Reply #42 on: April 06, 2011, 01:57:47 PM »

Sounds great, clean and simply NICE! Nice blog too.
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2011 - La Roulante / The LNB Polka
« Reply #43 on: April 06, 2011, 09:42:42 PM »

I had a sick day from work today, so what better to do than arrange, record, and post! I arranged La Roulante here for diatonic accordion, two piccolos, three trombones, and a percussion ensemble. Also, there are some snippets of a Cajun piece, the name of which I cannot recall. My use of temple blocks is inspired by James MacMillan's "Veni, Veni Emmanuel"; and the heavy brass by that master of color Sven-David Sandström. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POOXS2O_ZXw

If you want to play along, I attach the midi. Just change ".txt" to ".mid". (And if you wish to record a better performance than my weak diatonic skills allow, then please send me the wav and I will mix it in. :)
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2011 - La Roulante / The LNB Polka
« Reply #44 on: April 07, 2011, 10:32:59 AM »

Good God!
Can I be the first to say that is absolutely brilliant!
Truly inspired.

Thanks for posting - made my day.
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2011 - La Roulante / The LNB Polka
« Reply #45 on: April 07, 2011, 06:03:29 PM »

Sounds great, clean and simply NICE! Nice blog too.
Thank you, Susi.  I think nice, clean, and simple are what I was going for.
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2011 - La Roulante / The LNB Polka
« Reply #46 on: April 08, 2011, 05:43:07 PM »

Bob, what a great video..very entertaining. I think the Cajun tune is "Je Vu le Loup". Non?
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2011 - La Roulante / The LNB Polka
« Reply #47 on: April 09, 2011, 08:17:08 AM »

J'ai vu le loup! That's it. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QqP1zal6pU)

To my ears, La Roulante fits with it nicely.

Thanks for the kind comments everyone! By the way, I forgot to mention that I am playing in C on a G/C Hohner, but it is a Merlin II model, which has two extra buttons giving four accidentals, including the needed Bb.
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2011 - La Roulante / The LNB Polka
« Reply #48 on: April 09, 2011, 09:05:25 AM »

Helloagain Bob, what comes to mind immediately is fredric fellini, smauel beckett and
the great charles ives[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10pqluMwgXQ&feature=related]
your doing a great job with creativity and including the melodeon as a center piece.

they{you} are there. :0)
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2011 - La Roulante / The LNB Polka
« Reply #49 on: April 09, 2011, 10:13:12 AM »

I had a sick day from work today, so what better to do than arrange, record, and post!
Amazing what you can do in a day! Bonus points for identifying the movie clips?

Btw.. does anyone know what kind of tune La Roulante is? I'm not sure if Jean Blanchard wrote any polka's, but the start of the B-part doesn't sound like a scottish to me. An dro perhaps?
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2011 - La Roulante / The LNB Polka
« Reply #50 on: April 10, 2011, 10:23:21 AM »

Bonjour,  

Merci d'avoir choisi un de mes morceaux pour votre "morceau du mois", c'est un plaisir.
Je vous donnes bien sûr la permission de joeur la Roulante.

Cordilement, Jean Blanchard
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Bob, what a great video..very entertaining. I think the Cajun tune is "Je Vu le Loup". Non?

"I saw the wolf, the fox, the weasel" .. seems to be ubiquitous in Francophone areas. They sing it for rondos in Brittany (different tune) and I think it's also trad playground dance.  I just love this version - I heard it first like this from early Cutting/Wood - so I had sort of 'assumed' Québécios - is it done there too?
« Last Edit: April 10, 2011, 10:32:07 AM by Chris Ryall »
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2011 - La Roulante / The LNB Polka
« Reply #51 on: April 10, 2011, 10:29:40 AM »

Coolness.
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2011 - La Roulante / The LNB Polka
« Reply #52 on: April 11, 2011, 10:01:12 AM »

Here's my shot at this month's TOTM - it sounded to me rather like it would make a decent Parisian (ish) waltz, so here we are, Valse Roulante!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etFQaGiKh08

The original "vision", such as it was, was to play it on a D/G with a falling bass line on the A music like this: D-C-Bm-Am-G-F#m-Em-[AD]; unfortunately, I rather liked playing it on the Preciosa more, so it got turned back into an 8 bass version with another Bm substituted for the F#m chord.

I've used different recording stuff this month, so for simplicity, no lovely movie of me playing this month; you get a piccie of the Preciosa instead (in the style of Sandy ;D ) ; iMovie+Garageband are out; Mixcraft+Windows Movie Maker in. Mixcraft is, I have to say, just fantastic. I'm trying an evaluation copy after hearing what Almo's done with it, and I'm *very* impressed; I will almost certainly buy it. Thanks for the heads up Almo! Windows Movie Maker; less impressed - I might use something else for that next month.

Enjoy,

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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2011 - La Roulante / The LNB Polka
« Reply #53 on: April 11, 2011, 10:27:31 AM »

I use Windows Live Movie Maker. It sometimes works like it's supposed to.

You have been busy this morning Clive ;D Your Preccy is sounding gorgeous as always. Is it just me or does the waltz version bear a passing similarity to one of the themes from Cats? Can't remember which one.
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2011 - La Roulante / The LNB Polka
« Reply #54 on: April 11, 2011, 12:23:03 PM »

My version of La Roulante - straight to webcam and using a separate mic. Tone tweaked slightly and reverb added..

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

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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2011 - La Roulante / The LNB Polka
« Reply #55 on: April 11, 2011, 01:34:01 PM »

Hello Alamo, sounds like General Santa Anna charging the fortress.
Impressive and I liked it  thanks.....!
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« Reply #56 on: April 11, 2011, 02:17:44 PM »

Clive, a lovely sensitive arrangement as usual. And indeed the Preciosa does sound excellent.
Almo, a proper rhythmic version sounding just like melodeon music should, imho.
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2011 - La Roulante / The LNB Polka
« Reply #57 on: April 11, 2011, 02:22:50 PM »

My version of La Roulante
Almo

Very imaginative--I really liked it. Thanks!!
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2011 - La Roulante / The LNB Polka
« Reply #58 on: April 11, 2011, 03:45:31 PM »

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My version of La Roulante
Excellent argument, Almo, that this is, indeed a polka!  Well done.

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Excellent argument, Clive, that this is, indeed a waltz!  Well done.
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2011 - La Roulante / The LNB Polka
« Reply #59 on: April 11, 2011, 04:32:00 PM »

@ Larry, McGrooger, tjsmithdog and Gary -

Well thanks gang for the nice comments... and I must also agree on the comments for Clive's Waltz...all good fun innit !!

Almo  :||:
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