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Theme Of The Month, March 2015: Jigs

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I have now owned a rather lovely anglo for all of two days! First tune I've learnt to a reasonable degree is one of my favourites, the South Downs Jig by Jim Harding, which is nice and straightforward :D

 

https://soundcloud.com/robotmay/south-downs-jig-1

 

It's so nice having more options for accompaniment than on the melodeon, and I'm already working on a tune in Gm which I couldn't even attempt on my 2-row D/G box.

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Lovely tune and beautifully played - have you done anything else in the last two days apart from play your new anglo?

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I have now owned a rather lovely anglo for all of two days! First tune I've learnt to a reasonable degree is one of my favourites, the South Downs Jig by Jim Harding, which is nice and straightforward :D

 

https://soundcloud.com/robotmay/south-downs-jig-1

 

It's so nice having more options for accompaniment than on the melodeon, and I'm already working on a tune in Gm which I couldn't even attempt on my 2-row D/G box.

 

Only two days? First tune? Amazing!

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I think my original 20 button Scholer was playing the chorus of ' Burlington Bertie ' before I could get it out of the box, but then my memory is not what it was !

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Lovely tune and beautifully played - have you done anything else in the last two days apart from play your new anglo?

 

Thanks! I have been playing it at pretty much every opportunity, including sat in the car at a motorway service station :D

 

 

I have now owned a rather lovely anglo for all of two days! First tune I've learnt to a reasonable degree is one of my favourites, the South Downs Jig by Jim Harding, which is nice and straightforward :D

 

https://soundcloud.com/robotmay/south-downs-jig-1

 

It's so nice having more options for accompaniment than on the melodeon, and I'm already working on a tune in Gm which I couldn't even attempt on my 2-row D/G box.

 

Only two days? First tune? Amazing!

 

 

Thanks! I did have a bit of a head-start in that I play quite a lot of tunes in the upper octave of the melodeon, so once I figured out the different cross-row fingering it started making more sense. And it's awesome being able to play across both sides of the instrument :)

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... my memory is not what it was !

 

You can remember what it used to be? ;)

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It's a bit warmer and sunnier here today so I felt an Italian jig coming on:

Tarantella di Ronciglione as a single line melody and Tarantella Calabria with a few chords, played on our old Wheatstone English.

Some loss of concentration towards the end but I've decided to stick with the first take anyway.

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It's a bit warmer and sunnier here today so I felt an Italian jig coming on:

Tarantella di Ronciglione as a single line melody and Tarantella Calabria with a few chords, played on our old Wheatstone English.

Some loss of concentration towards the end but I've decided to stick with the first take anyway.

 

Very nice variation Jignatius! I particularly like the second one (with the harmony in parallel thirds, a thing I'm doing very rarly, positivly works here)!

 

Best wishes - Wolf

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It's a bit warmer and sunnier here today so I felt an Italian jig coming on:

Tarantella di Ronciglione as a single line melody and Tarantella Calabria with a few chords, played on our old Wheatstone English.

Some loss of concentration towards the end but I've decided to stick with the first take anyway.

I was hoping we'd get some Italian tunes! Thanks.

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Very nice variation Jignatius! I particularly like the second one (with the harmony in parallel thirds, a thing I'm doing very rarly, positivly works here)!

 

Best wishes - Wolf

 

 

Thanks Wolf. The parallel thirds thing feels a bit lazy but it's nice for a bar or two sometimes. This tune also lends itself to sustaining notes to build chords.

<<I was hoping we'd get some Italian tunes! Thanks.>>

Aren't they great? I've only recently discovered them. Must look for some more.

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Figured I'd record the other jig I've been learning this week; the lovely but somewhat of a pain New May Moon: https://soundcloud.com/robotmay/the-new-may-moon

I haven't quite got the coordination between my hands right yet, and I seem to have reverted to how I first learnt the melodeon: play it faster and hopefully the mistakes will just whizz past :blink:

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I wish you luck in your hope that by playing ever faster errors will fly by un-noticed. We have to try everything. !

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Figured I'd record the other jig I've been learning this week; the lovely but somewhat of a pain New May Moon: https://soundcloud.com/robotmay/the-new-may-moon

I haven't quite got the coordination between my hands right yet, and I seem to have reverted to how I first learnt the melodeon: play it faster and hopefully the mistakes will just whizz past :blink:

 

Your coordination sounds pretty darned good. And the speed seems fine. This strikes me as the kind of jig that sounds good at very different speeds.

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Figured I'd record the other jig I've been learning this week; the lovely but somewhat of a pain New May Moon: https://soundcloud.com/robotmay/the-new-may-moon

I haven't quite got the coordination between my hands right yet, and I seem to have reverted to how I first learnt the melodeon: play it faster and hopefully the mistakes will just whizz past :blink:

 

Your coordination sounds pretty darned good. And the speed seems fine. This strikes me as the kind of jig that sounds good at very different speeds.

 

I second that!

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Here are two Northumbrian Jigs. Lamb Skinnet & Wood Nunrich Fair

 

Lamb Skinnett I learned off Theo Gibb (who is a member here) and Wood Nunrich Fair I found in a book of tunes for Northumbrian Pipes.

 

Multi tracked with Morse CG Anglo, Tenor ukulele and bass recorder. I used pitch shift in Audacity to lower the bass recorder an octave to give a proper bass sound. I have a contrabass recorder which is an octave below the bass recorder but it's rather large and needs a lot of breath so it's a bit difficult to record with. I decided to pitch shift a standard bass recorder instead.

 

I must get round to listening to some of the other entries and commenting, now.

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Here are two Northumbrian Jigs. Lamb Skinnet & Wood Nunrich Fair.

 

Lamb Skinnett I learned off Theo Gibb (who is a member here) and Wood Nunrich Fair I found in a book of tunes for Northumbrian Pipes.

 

Multi tracked with Morse CG Anglo, Tenor ukulele and bass recorder. I used pitch shift in Audacity to lower the bass recorder an octave to give a proper bass sound. I have a contrabass recorder which is an octave below the bass recorder but it's rather large and needs a lot of breath so it's a bit difficult to record with. I decided to pitch shift a standard bass recorder instead.

 

I must get round to listening to some of the other entries and commenting, now.

 

 

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Figured I'd record the other jig I've been learning this week; the lovely but somewhat of a pain New May Moon: https://soundcloud.com/robotmay/the-new-may-moon

I haven't quite got the coordination between my hands right yet, and I seem to have reverted to how I first learnt the melodeon: play it faster and hopefully the mistakes will just whizz past :blink:

 

Your coordination sounds pretty darned good. And the speed seems fine. This strikes me as the kind of jig that sounds good at very different speeds.

 

I second that!

 

 

Thanks guys! I've been playing it a lot more this weekend and think I've got a better hang of it now. Also been attempting that first part of the B section which was annoying me.

I was introduced to another fun jig this weekend which fits really well on the concertina, might get that recorded before the end of the month too :)

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Figured I'd record the other jig I've been learning this week; the lovely but somewhat of a pain New May Moon: https://soundcloud.com/robotmay/the-new-may-moon

I haven't quite got the coordination between my hands right yet, and I seem to have reverted to how I first learnt the melodeon: play it faster and hopefully the mistakes will just whizz past :blink:

 

Your coordination sounds pretty darned good. And the speed seems fine. This strikes me as the kind of jig that sounds good at very different speeds.

 

I second that!

 

 

Thanks guys! I've been playing it a lot more this weekend and think I've got a better hang of it now. Also been attempting that first part of the B section which was annoying me.

I was introduced to another fun jig this weekend which fits really well on the concertina, might get that recorded before the end of the month too :)

 

Looking forward to listening to that too...!

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