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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #40 on: June 17, 2012, 05:11:37 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.

Hope you like it!

Excellent playing and tune - I'm hoping you'll become a regular visitor and contributor - nice one!
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #41 on: June 18, 2012, 08:16:04 AM »

Here's my effort for this section. In common with several other players, I seem to be wearing the same shirt as my last post. We obviously spend more on melodeons than clothes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGBtRqgqFrE&feature=plcp
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #42 on: June 18, 2012, 06:24:18 PM »

Here's my effort for this section.

I love this tune!
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #43 on: June 18, 2012, 09:57:02 PM »

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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #44 on: June 20, 2012, 05:50:27 PM »

I'm currently on holiday with a friend in the beautiful Cornish village of Polperro. Last night, went for a walk, and ended up stopping on a bench on the eastern headland overlooking the village. It was a gorgeous summer's evening (here are some pictures - http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150913652783178.418330.615573177&type=1) and we ended up playing a few tunes. Then, I started noodling, and the following tune came out. I nearly made my friend cry - it was quite a special moment. I recorded this on my iPhone, on the bench, just after I'd written it. If you listen carefully, you can hear the sea in the background. :)

http://soundcloud.com/olliekingbox/polperro-bay

Enjoy. :)
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #45 on: June 20, 2012, 06:02:06 PM »

Lovely Ollie. Well done!
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #46 on: June 20, 2012, 06:04:51 PM »

Agreed.  Great tune Ollie.
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #47 on: June 20, 2012, 09:09:38 PM »

That is a lovely tune, Ollie.  Thank you for sharing it.
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #48 on: June 20, 2012, 10:46:35 PM »

Ollie - this was one of those recordings that raised the hairs on the back of my neck.  A very moving post and an awesome tune, beautifully played.  Thank you (:)
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #49 on: June 22, 2012, 06:22:14 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjk4FkojJAk

A tune written to commemorate the bicentennial of the Battle of Queenston Heights from the war of 1812. The battle took place a few miles from where I now live. Queenston Heights is situated on strategic spot, overlooking the Niagara River, about 5 miles downstream from Niagara Falls. The British commander, General Isaac Brock, leading a force of British regulars, Canadian militia & Mohawk warriors faced an invading force of American regulars & militia. The battle was eventually won, but the British lost their most capable soldier - while attempting to re-take the Heights Brock was killed by a musket shot to the chest.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Queenston_Heights

The great Canadian folksinger Stan Rogers wrote a superb song on the subject:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5_zvuPw8xU
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #50 on: June 26, 2012, 11:00:34 PM »

Here's my ThOTM debut. A tune made this evening.  It is for our 40th wedding anniversary.   It has no name as yet, and as you can hear I've not yet learned to play it properly. :'(  It is intended to be a slow smoochy mazurka.

http://soundcloud.com/theboxplace/the-ruby

Just realised the first A part is repeated - it shouldn't be! ::)
« Last Edit: June 27, 2012, 03:09:02 PM by Theo »
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #51 on: June 27, 2012, 12:17:32 AM »

Bravo and welcome Theo!  :D That's a really pretty little tune!

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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #52 on: June 27, 2012, 07:49:17 AM »

That's a lovely tune Theo.
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #53 on: June 27, 2012, 08:00:49 AM »

Here's my ThOTM debut. A tune made this evening.  It is for our 40th wedding anniversary.   It has no name as yet, and as you can hear I've not yet learned to play it properly. :'(  It is intended to be a slow smoochy mazurka.


http://soundcloud.com/theboxplace/the-ruby

Just realised the first A part is repeated - it shouldn't be! ::)
Excellent stuff Theo - look forward to more contributions in the months to come.
« Last Edit: June 27, 2012, 03:09:56 PM by Theo »
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #54 on: June 27, 2012, 06:55:02 PM »

The tune now has a name " The Ruby".  When I've had a bit more learning time on it I'll post a better  recording.
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #55 on: June 28, 2012, 03:33:13 PM »

Somewhat hesitantly played, a forced out new tune written with a one row in mind. I tried not to think about chords and texture for a change which might explain a few cliche phrases. I thought it reminded me at times of the Phillipe Bruneau reels and of Yarmouth Breakdown so it's called 'Philippe's Breakdown'. (Played on D row only apart from the last chord  (:))

http://soundcloud.com/sandyshallis/philippes-breakdown

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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #56 on: June 28, 2012, 08:29:59 PM »

The tune now has a name " The Ruby".  When I've had a bit more learning time on it I'll post a better  recording.

This is much improved  (:) :

http://soundcloud.com/theboxplace/theruby
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #57 on: June 28, 2012, 08:49:35 PM »

Sandy, Soundcloud is saying it can't find your track, is it still there?
Sorry I don't know if it was ever there. Maybe as I had the setting on private. Trying to work out how to change the setting to public. Can anyone point me in the right direction  :|bl

Cheers,

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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #58 on: June 28, 2012, 09:38:39 PM »

Sandy, Soundcloud is saying it can't find your track, is it still there?
Sorry I don't know if it was ever there. Maybe as I had the setting on private. Trying to work out how to change the setting to public. Can anyone point me in the right direction  :|bl

Cheers,

Sandy
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Click on the SHARE thingy (top left hand above the play button) there should appear as if by magic a dialogue box with a Make Public option.

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« Reply #59 on: June 28, 2012, 09:58:39 PM »

Click on the SHARE thingy (top left hand above the play button) there should appear as if by magic a dialogue box with a Make Public option.
Thanks Lester. You should be promoted to Super Hero Member  :D

Don't know if it will change on last post so here's link now...

http://soundcloud.com/sandyshallis/philippes-breakdown

Sandy
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