NEW: Tune of the Month!

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NEW: Tune of the Month!

Post by Anyanka » Thu May 09, 2013 4:06 pm

It's not a competition. It's a ... non-competitive fun comparison game. Or something similar.

Each month, two tunes will be selected, one folky and one other, and anyone who so wishes learns one or both, records and puts their interpretation online when the month is up.

As we're already a third way through the month, the starting tune is Da Slockit Light (a bit of baggage from the defunct forum) only - but please make suggestions for tunes for future months. I'll make sure everybody gets a turn.

We'll tidy this up when Knobby gets back. Perhaps we can even get our own sub-forum area. But for now, please join in and have a go at Da Slockit Light in whichever style or fashion you choose!

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Re: NEW: Tune of the Month!

Post by Matt Butcher » Thu May 09, 2013 4:22 pm

Anyanka wrote:Da Slockit Light (a bit of baggage
To be fair, it's a very beautiful tune, or at least I think it is... Looking forward to hearing lots of Slockit Lights. Worth looking on wikipedia as wwell for the background to the tune.

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Re: NEW: Tune of the Month!

Post by Tom » Thu May 09, 2013 4:27 pm

Ok, I'll give it a try! Won't promise to post as I don't have a setup and I'm not that good anyway..... Tom

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Re: NEW: Tune of the Month!

Post by Anyanka » Thu May 09, 2013 4:34 pm

Matt Butcher wrote:
Anyanka wrote:Da Slockit Light (a bit of baggage
To be fair, it's a very beautiful tune, or at least I think it is... Looking forward to hearing lots of Slockit Lights. Worth looking on wikipedia as wwell for the background to the tune.
Oops, I didn't mean it to sound that bad! It's a lovely tune, and the whole reason I'm starting a TotM is that I've practised it lots already. Let me rephrase: the first Tune of the Month is "a souvenir from the defunct forum".

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Re: NEW: Tune of the Month!

Post by Tiogair » Thu May 09, 2013 5:43 pm

That's a gorgeous tune. Probably a bit advanced for me, though.

I'm working on Fainne Gael An Lae at the moment. Almost have it down pat.
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Re: NEW: Tune of the Month!

Post by Reedwarbler » Thu May 09, 2013 6:12 pm

Hi

Can anyone point me in the direction of a good version of this tune on you tube?

I can't really read the "dots" and so I need something good to listen to in order to learn it.

Thanks

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Re: NEW: Tune of the Month!

Post by Anyanka » Thu May 09, 2013 6:16 pm

Hi Reedwarbler - I think this one is quite accurate; the first round is played very clearly, which should make it easier for learning. I like to avoid listening to other people's versions until I've developed my own ideas of a tune, but that's the advantage of dottism. Dotage?

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Re: NEW: Tune of the Month!

Post by Reedwarbler » Thu May 09, 2013 6:23 pm

Anyanka wrote:but that's the advantage of dottism. Dotage?
Well I don't want to be "dottist" and so prefer to be "earist"

Thanks for the link

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Re: NEW: Tune of the Month!

Post by Anyanka » Thu May 09, 2013 6:28 pm

I think the proper adjective is "earate". :geek:

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Re: NEW: Tune of the Month!

Post by BobM » Thu May 09, 2013 10:29 pm

Anyanka wrote:I think the proper adjective is "earate". :geek:
An anagram of dottist and earist is "Artistes Ditto”. Just thought I’d mentio... :)
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Re: NEW: Tune of the Month!

Post by grannykins » Fri May 10, 2013 9:05 pm

Ooh ok, I'll have a bit of a go. Hmm, have to work the bass out myself? I'm sure I can do that - will enjoy trying anyway :D

Not going to record it though :oops:

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Re: NEW: Tune of the Month!

Post by BobM » Fri May 10, 2013 10:49 pm

Think "Pachelbel's Canon in D", it’ll take you quite close to a nice chord sequence. :)
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Re: NEW: Tune of the Month!

Post by grannykins » Sat May 11, 2013 9:13 am

Hmm. dont know that one either - I'm very uneducated :oops:

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Re: NEW: Tune of the Month!

Post by Glenn » Sat May 11, 2013 2:46 pm

Sure you know it. Everyone does after they hear it.
By the way, I'm spending a few days in Cremona and just heard a street accordionist play the canon today.
Although he was a half decent player, he insisted in showing off his "twiddles" (no pun intended) which got a bit much after a while.
A few streets further was another guy playing CBA who was more serious. Very enjoyable in the sunshine.
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Re: NEW: Tune of the Month!

Post by grannykins » Sat May 11, 2013 9:28 pm

Nope, googled it, and I really dont know it! told you I was uneducated :(

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Re: NEW: Tune of the Month!

Post by Glenn » Sun May 12, 2013 11:14 am

Well what did you think of it?
It is rather catchy.
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Re: NEW: Tune of the Month!

Post by Anyanka » Sun May 12, 2013 2:34 pm

I've been trying to persuade Tweed to do the canon with the No.1 Ladies - it's one of my favourite classical pieces, and I think it would work on accordions.

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Re: NEW: Tune of the Month!

Post by grannykins » Fri May 17, 2013 4:42 pm

Glenn wrote:Well what did you think of it?
It is rather catchy.
Havent been being ignorant, just been away for a few days. Will go and listen to it again :)

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Re: NEW: Tune of the Month!

Post by goldtopia » Sun May 26, 2013 5:23 pm

I suppose its the way your musically orientated, people have different likes.. My favourites change often because I play them too often and fed up with them. But I have always like Edeleiss. Its very easy to play and pleasant to listen to.

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Re: NEW: Tune of the Month!

Post by Pippa » Wed May 29, 2013 6:41 am

Roll on June! I didn't get in on the May action but I'm excited to hear what we're playing next! {}
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