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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #60 on: June 29, 2012, 09:08:42 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

Very pretty, indeed.  Thanks for posting that.
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #61 on: July 01, 2012, 12:46:36 AM »

End of the month folks - time for a new theme!

Late contributions always welcome as ever - just stick them on the end of the thread here!

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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #62 on: July 02, 2012, 09:03:01 AM »

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.

Just listened to this, and really like it, especially the A part.  a definite candidate for July's theme.  thanks Ollie.

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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #63 on: July 07, 2012, 12:22:31 PM »

This scottische is going down well at our session, so bringing it to notice again( hoping someone else might record it, of course ;))
Marigolds Scottische: http://youtu.be/FduniJt_XEo

Sheet music in D minor and electronic play is here:
 http://www.noteflight.com/scores/view/4216c5baeee0c796016d930fb5619c5e31a2e941

EDIT  15 July 2012
Sorry for wrong key in previous mailing.
Here is the sheet music and electronic play in E minor, which is the fingering I use (pretending to have GD keyboard)
http://www.noteflight.com/scores/view/f214d7413eda18b55b1614b0ad22c778ff0d386d
« Last Edit: July 15, 2012, 09:49:46 AM by Jackhumphreys »
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #64 on: July 14, 2012, 11:17:14 PM »

The Ruby won the original composition class at Rothbury Traditional Music Festuval today!

I must now make a better recording.
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #65 on: July 15, 2012, 08:36:00 AM »

Bravo!  and well deserved.

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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #66 on: July 15, 2012, 11:13:53 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

New version uploaded, uses the same link as above.
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #67 on: July 16, 2012, 01:13:01 AM »

I've been enjoying replaying The Ruby on soundcloud to pick up the tune, but would you mind allowing us to download it from soundcloud? Your suspended chords and basses work really well with the melody to give the tune that lovely feel. Thanks
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #68 on: July 16, 2012, 08:16:11 AM »

I can give you some information on the chords I use.  I don't always play them the same, so rather than trying to copy this particular recording just try some of these:

All the chords are open fifths. This is essential.
Basses have the low note removed, but this is not essential.
I'm using only the standard 8 bass buttons.
I always play the high F# on push so I can play it against a B chord
I use both rows most of the time to keep the phrasing smooth
experiment with the chords, just about any LH chord works in some way at any given point in the tune.
I quite often use the C chord +D bass, especially at the end of a phrase.
« Last Edit: July 16, 2012, 08:53:25 AM by Theo »
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #69 on: July 16, 2012, 10:47:32 AM »

The Ruby won the original composition class at Rothbury Traditional Music Festuval today!
Congratulations
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #70 on: July 16, 2012, 02:01:12 PM »

I can give you some information on the chords I use.  I don't always play them the same, so rather than trying to copy this particular recording just try some of these:

All the chords are open fifths. This is essential.
Basses have the low note removed, but this is not essential.
I'm using only the standard 8 bass buttons.
I always play the high F# on push so I can play it against a B chord
I use both rows most of the time to keep the phrasing smooth
experiment with the chords, just about any LH chord works in some way at any given point in the tune.
I quite often use the C chord +D bass, especially at the end of a phrase.
Very nice, Theo!
What instrument are you playing?
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #71 on: July 16, 2012, 02:27:48 PM »

What instrument are you playing?

A 1990s window Castagnari Mory that I was fortunate to acquire recently, and that I have tuned and revised to my taste.  It was originally MMM tuned to a very wet musette, now it is more conventional Castagnari tuning as you can hear.
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #72 on: July 25, 2012, 05:23:38 PM »

Here's another little tune that popped out about an hour ago. A mazurka called Calm Before the Storm.

http://soundcloud.com/olliekingbox/calm-before-the-storm

Hope you like it. :)
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #73 on: July 26, 2012, 06:05:06 PM »

I do like your tune a lot Ollie....but having  a slight problem with Jealousy. More comments after I give it more attention.

After encouragement from EllisSteph, here's my first tune from my Mallorcan walks named after Carrer D'Isabel, the street from Soller Station into the hills. No matter how many times I record, there are always some mistakes, so here it is.

http://youtu.be/nwQgUrrWURQ

Dots are here, as originally noted, but I've simplified the B music.
http://www.noteflight.com/scores/view/b3f92cb51b8e7ff3baeba5ecc15c3e0b3c8e5c5e
Bravo Jack! You beat me to it. I've just returned from a few days away so will post my version shortly. I have to say it's stretched me a bit and it will be the simplified version. But then what is Melnet for if not to improve yourself.
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #74 on: July 27, 2012, 09:18:06 AM »

Scottische CARRER D'ISABEL: 

Improved Dryer version (ML) with descending lighter bass, no metronome.
http://youtu.be/Wa-8-TaQc58

Original version
http://youtu.be/nwQgUrrWURQ

Dots revised to match the video.

in A minor  for GC box
http://www.noteflight.com/scores/view/b3f92cb51b8e7ff3baeba5ecc15c3e0b3c8e5c5e

In E minor  for DG box
http://www.noteflight.com/scores/view/f9ab16b4fe65169a1a35e7da0534f9be04cd2eb6
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #75 on: July 27, 2012, 03:48:30 PM »

Jack, I'm OK reading the Noteflight Am version but have been refused access to the Em .

Lovely tune BTW
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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #76 on: July 27, 2012, 04:06:28 PM »

Thanks. Sorry. Fixed now  (:)

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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #77 on: July 27, 2012, 09:16:09 PM »

Scottische: WALK IN THE SUN 

http://youtu.be/CwWj85NEnUY
 
http://www.noteflight.com/scores/view/3cef73b4170f863da1d170154b10bf0c4c44ec51

Easier to whistle than to find the chords back home :Ph

(I'm having a music splurge this month.... Soon be over)



 

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Re: Theme of the Month for June 2012: Write a Tune!
« Reply #78 on: August 01, 2012, 12:51:45 AM »

OK, let's try this then! I've created a new 'sticky' 'write a tune' thread in the Recordings and Videos section, here:

http://forum.melodeon.net/index.php/topic,10049.0.html

Let's see if we can't keep this going and have lots more great tunes!

New postings over there please, I'll lock this thread.

Cheers,

Clive
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