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Re: Theme of the Month for January 2012: Mazurkas
« Reply #100 on: January 25, 2012, 09:58:48 PM »

As someone just beginning my Melodeon journey here in gorgeous Lincolnshire, I've really loved all the mazurkas played and referenced. It's been great to follow some of the links and to have seen folk dancing to them in different parts of europe, and to hear all the different interpretations of the bear dance posted. Thanks to you all, it's been inspiring and really encouraging. As a beginner I've found the information you've provided extremely accessible and very helpful. Thanks to Daddy Long Les for showing me that it was possible in those cracking video blogs. Thanks to Theo for selling me a great first pokerwork.  Thanks also to Liam for the encouragement and for being willing to accompany me on the trip. I'm really excited about giving it my best shot! Looking forward to the ride and posting something when I've got a few skills under me belt and left and right hands start to converse with each other! (:)
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Re: Theme of the Month for January 2012: Mazurkas
« Reply #101 on: January 26, 2012, 08:12:49 AM »

The Theme this month would not be complete IMHO without one of my favourite Mazurkas 'Miss Lindsay Barker' by Andy Cutting and as I have just returned from my Sicilian adventure with a bewildering Castagnari Evo in C/F with Pignol/Milleret layout I thought I would post it as one of my first expeditions with this beautiful instrument...... ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-V3kqV9A5o

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Re: Theme of the Month for January 2012: Mazurkas
« Reply #102 on: January 26, 2012, 08:56:13 AM »

I didn't buy it off the shelf. It is a year old and I found it advertised on a French web site. After pictures and videos I decided to go and collect it. It was a great adventure and I met a couple of very nice people.
For anyone who is interested I also discovered that the name 'Hascy' (my other melodeons) was Massimo Castagnari's nickname when he was young  (:)

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Re: Theme of the Month for January 2012: Mazurkas
« Reply #103 on: January 26, 2012, 06:25:10 PM »

Still playing with my new toy ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51BwO4m4B5o

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Re: Theme of the Month for January 2012: Mazurkas
« Reply #104 on: January 26, 2012, 08:10:31 PM »

Still playing with my new toy ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51BwO4m4B5o

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Re: Theme of the Month for January 2012: Mazurkas
« Reply #105 on: January 26, 2012, 09:39:45 PM »

Thanks. It's a voyage of discovery   ???

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Re: Theme of the Month for January 2012: Mazurkas
« Reply #106 on: January 27, 2012, 12:54:02 PM »

Hi!

Here's my attempt http://youtu.be/2OOjnpwHyCY Nadjezhda by Srephane Delicq. Based more or less on maestro's version  ::)

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Re: Theme of the Month for January 2012: Mazurkas
« Reply #107 on: January 27, 2012, 01:01:10 PM »

my attempt http://youtu.be/2OOjnpwHyCY Nadjezhda by Srephane Delicq. Based more or less on maestro's version  ::)
Lovely! You have captured the spirit of Stephane Delicq's playing very nicely.
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Re: Theme of the Month for January 2012: Mazurkas
« Reply #108 on: January 27, 2012, 01:05:29 PM »

Here's my attempt http://youtu.be/2OOjnpwHyCY Nadjezhda by Srephane Delicq. Based more or less on maestro's version  ::)

A remarkably accurate copy of his style too: gaps in the rhythm, chords, RH harmonies all there.
It just shows there's not much you can't do on a Pokerwork, and the G/C instrument sounds wonderful.
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Re: Theme of the Month for January 2012: Mazurkas
« Reply #109 on: January 28, 2012, 12:48:28 PM »

My contributions to theme of the month. The first three are played on my Italian made D one row. This first tune comes from Italy. It's my version of tune a learnt from a tape I bought in Castelfidardo:

http://www.libtrad.eu/mp3/mazurca.mp3

This next tune I learnt from Bruno Sabalat (Rigadon Sauvage) when we played together in Sisteron:

http://www.libtrad.eu/mp3/Mazurka_d'Auvergne.mp3

This third tune is my take on Michael Turner's Waltz played as a mazurka:

http://www.libtrad.eu/mp3/Michael_Turners.mp3

These next two are played on a du botte (1 1/2 row) instrument made by Giustozzi. This first tune is one of my own. I play it a lot when I'm busking - hence the name:

http://www.libtrad.eu/mp3/La_Strada.mp3

This last tune is my stab at musical fusion. A Polish dance tune from Mexico played on an Italian box.

http://www.libtrad.eu/mp3/Celito_Lindo.mp3
« Last Edit: January 28, 2012, 01:00:59 PM by Mike Hirst »
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Re: Theme of the Month for January 2012: Mazurkas
« Reply #110 on: January 28, 2012, 03:37:09 PM »

My contributions to theme of the month.

For a first post, that's making an entrance in very fine style  :||: :||: :||: :||: :||:
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Re: Theme of the Month for January 2012: Mazurkas
« Reply #111 on: January 28, 2012, 06:05:54 PM »

My contributions to theme of the month.
Outstanding, sir!  Welcome!
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Re: Theme of the Month for January 2012: Mazurkas
« Reply #112 on: January 28, 2012, 06:23:12 PM »

Yes, good to see you have found your way here Mike.  Don't feel you can only post in the current tune of the month.  All the older ones are still open, and if you would like to share stuff that doesn't fit the monthly choices then you can post any box music you like in the recordings and videos section
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Re: Theme of the Month for January 2012: Mazurkas
« Reply #113 on: January 28, 2012, 10:52:08 PM »

Wow Mike, lovely stuff, where have you been hiding out?
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Re: Theme of the Month for January 2012: Mazurkas
« Reply #114 on: January 30, 2012, 12:23:01 AM »

Lovely stuff Mike!  (:)

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Re: Theme of the Month for January 2012: Mazurkas
« Reply #115 on: January 30, 2012, 12:29:30 AM »

A couple more quick stabs at the end of the month, mostly so I could ask people's opinion on this tune - anyone know what it is please?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QEI17RcL9E

Mark and I are recording our difficult second album at the end of this month; this *may* make the cut, albeit in a different form, but I confess I've no idea what the tune is. Learned from the playing of Marinette Bonnert a *long* time ago, and played on the Streb....

... which I had out so I could take a stab at this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BGxwSomrUw

[which if you listen really closely, you'll find is a rather distant relative of...] In Continental Mood, by Andy Cutting. It makes a lovely mazurka actually. Or at least it did, before I tried it on the 'Harmonic Minor' keyboard layout on the Streb.

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Re: Theme of the Month for January 2012: Mazurkas
« Reply #116 on: January 30, 2012, 07:47:43 AM »

Here is a good youtube tutorial on how to dance the mazurka (in English):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SOMAKkDINZU#!

I found it on a cool mazurka facebook page  8)
http://www.facebook.com/pages/La-Mazurka/319073965310
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Re: Theme of the Month for January 2012: Mazurkas
« Reply #117 on: January 30, 2012, 09:02:18 AM »

That contemporary French interpretation look very different to these examples from Italy:

http://youtu.be/zBBtJbgW51M
http://youtu.be/EHKWnDgrpEs
http://youtu.be/K3_gOoPgDqk
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Re: Theme of the Month for January 2012: Mazurkas
« Reply #118 on: January 30, 2012, 09:23:08 AM »

That contemporary French interpretation look very different to these examples from Italy:

http://youtu.be/zBBtJbgW51M
http://youtu.be/EHKWnDgrpEs
http://youtu.be/K3_gOoPgDqk
Oh, that is indeed a totally different thing, the dance and the music (sounds a bit like circus music >:E).
At Flemish folk balls nearly everyone dances the mazurka like in my link above (especially, as described in the last few minutes where the mazurka step and the walk step get mixed infinitely to match the music).

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Re: Theme of the Month for January 2012: Mazurkas
« Reply #119 on: January 30, 2012, 09:56:45 AM »

That contemporary French interpretation look very different to these examples from Italy:

http://youtu.be/zBBtJbgW51M
http://youtu.be/EHKWnDgrpEs
http://youtu.be/K3_gOoPgDqk

Oh dear how cheesy!
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