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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2012, 06:08:41 PM »

A little thing, but mine own ... .. .

X:1
T:Maureen's Jig
M:6/8
C:Chris Brownbridge
R:Jig
K:G
W:Composed 15/02/1970
D|G2D GDG|B3A2B|d2dB2A|B3A2d|
e2ed2A|d2Ad2c|B2B cBA|G3G2:|
B|dBd ged|cBA cec|efg aga|g2ed3|
ege afe|dcB dfd|fga aga|dcB G2:||

Reader - I married her.  (:)
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2012, 11:15:48 PM »

http://soundcloud.com/i-k-3/sounds-from-saturday-night

Another well-meaning attempt from the Smethwick office.  Hohner Club 2.  Gwendolina Palinca.
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2012, 01:04:44 AM »

Here's a little something I came up with last weekend; only just had the chance to record it, so here we are... I present, on the Hohner Preciosa in Bb/Eb, with a little help from a Garageband backing band  :o , a simple little waltz I've called Jubilee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWo7qJJITY0

Obviously, with what was going on last weekend, it was a little easier to name the tune than usual!

A few notes on how it was put together ... this is a 'melody hung on a chord sequence' tune. The A music was done first, starting with putting together a (in D/G speak) sequence of G-D-C-D, played in Chordbot on an iPad; a very simple sequence, but one of my favourites, and I use it for just about everything I play in G! Then, having written the treble music for the A, find a complimentary chord sequence for the B music. Once I'd chosen that, play a few different things through, and bob's your uncle.

Here it's played on the 12 bass Bb/Eb Preciosa, which lets me do a lot smoother chords than usual, not that that really matters when you've got a backing track, but it actually plays fine on a standard 2 row 8 bass box, providing you've got an A minor (in D/G speak again) or thirds off your A chord, which is the first chord of the B music.

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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2012, 07:37:14 AM »

Quote from: Ebor_fiddler link=topic=9588.msg119685#msg119685  >:Edate=1339261721
A little thing, but mine own ... .. .

Reader - I married her.  (:)

A few points:
1) nice tune
2) I thought Maureen married you?


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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2012, 12:37:45 PM »

Scottish d'Isabel

http://www.noteflight.com/scores/view/b3f92cb51b8e7ff3baeba5ecc15c3e0b3c8e5c5e

My main  box is with Theo at the moment, so press "Play" on the noteflight menu for an electronic version.   Just come back from Soller in mallorca, walking in the hills  while wife sunbathed.... and I had a nice time whistling tunes to myself, and sitting under a tree to jot them down.  This one's named after one of the streets beginning a walk. 

...edit
Just been trying this out on the Hascy in E minor. And the box is calling for  revisions... including removing those f sharps and g sharps (except as a variation)  and introducing sycopations instead to the B2.  So will be revising the noteflight eventually.  (those sharps were a UK addition anyway)
« Last Edit: June 10, 2012, 01:56:26 PM by Jackhumphreys »
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #25 on: June 10, 2012, 08:20:05 PM »

Actually wrote and recorded a rough version a few months ago. It is called Le Mushroom because it sounds french (based on a tune for a Breton dance called an "An Dro"). The time signatures are 3/2, 2/2, 1/2.
Originally recorded in Am and edited to Gm because I ideally wanted it in that key but don't have a box to play it easily on.
 
http://soundcloud.com/matt-smee/le-mushroom-in-gm

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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #26 on: June 10, 2012, 09:15:51 PM »

Hi everyone, a melodeon returnee and forum newby here. 1st post - gulp!

After much umming and ahhing, I decided to give the TOTM a go.......but talk about jumping in at the deep end.

http://soundcloud.com/dc12/lesters-club

I used to play (I prefer the word dabble) the melodeon in the early 90's, but a loss of confidence meant I just stopped playing altogether. This was around 1998. As a consequence I sold my 2 of my 3 melodeons - I hung on to one of them, a Hohner Club, but due to never playing it I eventually sold it via eBay to none other than Lester back in 2008 - damn fine box that one!

Recently I had occasion to revisit my old cassette tape recordings, I thought well perhaps I wasn't that bad. Hmm - so I decided I would tentatively re-enter the free reed world and bought an old 20 key Lachenal from a local auction - which I very much like. Surprisingly, I managed to play some of my old repertoire on it. A month or so went by, and I had to do it - I sneaked into a well known folk musical instrument emporium in London and tried a melodeon - oh boy -  it was like meeting an old friend (:)

I then knew a Melodeon it had to be. Having got used to the purity of sound of a single reed, and had always hankered after a Lilly all those years ago.......... lo & behold, there on the buy & sell of this forum was a D/G Lilly - and it was still available. It was destiny  (:) - so last week I bought it. Yes I am very rusty but am truly amazed the fingers remember where they are going even after all these years.

One of the tunes I wrote way back when was for that C/F club - if I recall correctly the club had an odd chord on what would be the C push on a D/G and this was the only tune I could make use of it.  I have started playing this tune again and can just about get there - I can not remember what I originally called it - but the current working title is "Lester's club"

So I thought given within this forum there is link between my melodeon playing demise and return, then perhaps I should offer up a tune - at least it has given me the chance to revisit it if nothing else!

The attached recording is the original 1994 home recording (spot the authentic tape slow down) and not perfect by any means  - on a D/G (rather than the original C/F) and was I believe a Jorgina - though I really can not remember (though the Jorgina did go to Rees - yet another forum link).
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #27 on: June 12, 2012, 08:01:41 AM »

Scottish d'Isabel

http://www.noteflight.com/scores/view/b3f92cb51b8e7ff3baeba5ecc15c3e0b3c8e5c5e

My main  box is with Theo at the moment, so press "Play" on the noteflight menu for an electronic version.   Just come back from Soller in mallorca, walking in the hills  while wife sunbathed.... and I had a nice time whistling tunes to myself, and sitting under a tree to jot them down.  This one's named after one of the streets beginning a walk. 

...edit


Just been trying this out on the Hascy in E minor. And the box is calling for  revisions... including removing those f sharps and g sharps (except as a variation)  and introducing sycopations instead to the B2.  So will be revising the noteflight eventually.  (those sharps were a UK addition anyway)

I really like the sound of this Jack; looking forward to a 'live' version. Don't dispense with the sharps altogether, I think they give extra character to the tune but agree that they might be best featured as a variation.
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #28 on: June 12, 2012, 04:10:23 PM »

I've come up with tunes for songs before now but only ever written one tune and that was on guitar. It was a good few years ago and I feel it now sounds 'old fashioned' or 'of it's time' (which, embarassingly was probably the 70s). I was getting totally bogged down but today took delivery of a new (to me) Hohner CF from Theo and just started noodling and have come up with something. I hope I've not unconsciously nicked it. I'd really like people to tell me if I have and, if so,  what I've nicked.
I've called the tune 'Here Comes Charlie' because we're hoping to adopt a dog called that later this week who was rescued some time back by the RSPCA from a horrendous situation near Carlisle.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGpFMwNHa68
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #29 on: June 12, 2012, 09:56:33 PM »

Called Palace Street. Can upload dots if anyone wants.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37sC9eortuI
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #30 on: June 13, 2012, 03:38:17 PM »

Here's a little schottische that I wrote this afternoon.

http://soundcloud.com/olliekingbox/end-of-an-era

I finish my A levels on Friday, hence the name. Played on my GC Hohner. Interestingly, I recorded this straight to Soundcloud using the iPhone app - for what is it, I'm pretty impressed with the recording quality.
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2012, 06:00:00 PM »

Here's a tune which was adapted for a morris dance.

The "A" part came from a song written by the (then) Squire.  It needed a chorus so I wrote the "B" and "C" parts.

I then converted the whole tune from a reel to a jig so that it was more bouncy to dance to!

X:1
T:Trodney (Ilmington)
T:Summer It Has Come
C:Rod Smith / D Dickie Arr. D Dickie
O:Original 'A' part by Rod Smith with additional parts by D Dickie
S:{OY (AB)^4 C}
M:6/8
R:Jig
K:G
L:1/8
Q:1/4=130
P:A
"D" D | "G" G2 G GAB | "D" A3 ABc | "G" d2 d c2 B | "D" A3 ABc | "G" d2 d d2 B |
"D" c2 B A2 c | "G" BAG "D" A2 F | "G" G2 A B2 "C" c | "G" BAG "D" A2 F | "G" G3 GF ||
P:B
|: G | "D" A2 A "G" BAG | "D" A3 ABc | "G" d2 d "A7" B2 G | "D" A3 ABc | "G" d2 d "Em" B2 G |
"C" cBc "D" A2 c | "G" BAG "D" A2 F | "Em" G2 A "C" B2 c | "G" BAG "D" A2 F |1 "G" G3 GF :|2 G3 G2 ||
P:C (Last Time)
"D" D | "G" G2 G GAB | "D" A3 ABc | "G" d2 d c2 B | "D" A3 ABc | "G" d2 d d2 B |
"D" c2 B A2 c | "G" BAG "D" A2 F | "G" G2 A B2 "C" c | "G" BAG "D" A2 F | "G" G3 G2 |]
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #32 on: June 13, 2012, 10:30:42 PM »

So there's The Lemonville Jig by Jack Hayes, and last year we went to Canada and passed through Orangeville (including spending some time in a very nice pub there), and I thought if Lemonville can have a tune named after it, why not Orangeville? Not another jig; I've written too many of them recently. A polka? not very Canadian - so here's a Canadian-style reel.

http://youtu.be/slBeTtZsMRw

ABC for anyone who wants it:

X: 0
T: Orangeville Reel
C: Anahata
N: Written for melodeon.net tune of the month June 2012
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: D
Ac |d3e fdcd | BcdB AFDF | EGFA GBAd| Beed cABc |
d3e fdcd | BcdB AFDF | EGFA GBAd | cdec d2 ::
fg| afdf g2ef | gecA d2fg | afdf gece |Beed cBA2 |
BGBd AFAd | BGBd AFD2 | EGFA GBAd | cdec d2 :|

Edit: added two pickup notes to beginning of tune, which makes all the beats add up properly, and is how I played it anyway. Thanks to DDickie for pointing out this error.
« Last Edit: June 14, 2012, 01:28:09 PM by Anahata »
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #33 on: June 14, 2012, 09:44:13 AM »

Hmmmmm....I have a great title, just struggling to write a tune that doesn't sound 'familiar' or really repetitive.

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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #34 on: June 14, 2012, 11:36:59 AM »

Repetitive can be good.    There are loads of good tunes that repeat the same phrase 3 times (sometimes 4) with slightly different endings. Some even have the A and B parts only differing by a couple of bars - Canal en Octobre being a superb example.
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #35 on: June 14, 2012, 12:16:00 PM »

So there's The Lemonville Jig by Jack Hayes, and last year we went to Canada and passed through Orangeville (including spending some time in a very nice pub there), and I thought if Lemonville can have a tune named after it, why not Orangeville? Not another jig; I've written too many of them recently. A polka? not very Canadian - so here's a Canadian-style reel.

http://youtu.be/slBeTtZsMRw

ABC for anyone who wants it:

X: 0
T: Orangeville Reel
C: Anahata
N: Written for melodeon.net tune of the month June 2012
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: D
d3e fdcd | BcdB AFDF | EGFA GBAd| Beed cABc |
d3e fdcd | BcdB AFDF | EGFA GBAd | cdec d2 ::
fg| afdf g2ef | gecA d2fg | afdf gece |Beed cBA2 |
BGBd AFAd | BGBd AFD2 | EGFA GBAd | cdec d2 :|

This is great. Really had me tapping my foot!  Thanks for uploading.  (:)
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #36 on: June 14, 2012, 01:30:14 PM »

Thanks for the nice comments, and to DDickie who pointed out that ABC bars didn't add up. I've edited the ABC posted above to be arithmetically correct and match the way I played it

(it was done in a bit of a hurry...)
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #37 on: June 17, 2012, 02:48:58 PM »

Hello everybody,

This is my first visit in a while to mel.net and I saw this topic, so I thought I'd post.
I wrote this a while ago and put it up on youtube: (obviously I didn't wirte Michael Turner's, but I think they goes quite nicely together)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cnxUTRYI3M

Hope you like it!
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #38 on: June 17, 2012, 03:06:38 PM »

<snip>
obviously I didn't write Michael Turner's
<snip>

But there again neither did Micheal Turner  ;)

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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #39 on: June 17, 2012, 04:21:31 PM »

Quote
This is my first visit in a while to mel.net and I saw this topic, so I thought I'd post.
I wrote this a while ago and put it up on youtube: (obviously I didn't wirte Michael Turner's, but I think they goes quite nicely together)

Very nice!
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