Jump to content


Photo

Tune Of The Month, April 2014: Zelda


  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
64 replies to this topic

#19 blue eyed sailor

blue eyed sailor

    Ineluctable Opinionmaker

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2551 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Baltic coast, Schleswig-Holstein

Posted 06 April 2014 - 02:04 PM

So here is my first approach to

Zelda.
 

The four takes were rather to make the A-part sound as intended, not for the B-part...

 

(uncut live recording as before - extra percussion effect on the same track, rattling buttons :D )



#20 JulieK

JulieK

    New Member

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 3 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Boston Area

Posted 06 April 2014 - 02:52 PM

Thanks for the hints on the chording :) Here is my first attempt at recording... Please don't laugh, it's EXCEEDINGLY slow... But, as of last Saturday morning, I had never even touched a concertina, so I'm pretty proud of myself!! There's a couple of mistakes, and one brain cramp where I lost my mind for a half second... but all in all, not too bad for a first attempt I don't think... I'm planning to get it up to speed before the end of the month, and I think it will be fun to come back and listen to the first attempt :)

 

https://soundcloud.c...ey/zelda-take-1



#21 Jim Besser

Jim Besser

    Heavyweight Boxer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2363 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Washington DC metro area

Posted 06 April 2014 - 02:58 PM

Thanks for the hints on the chording :) Here is my first attempt at recording... Please don't laugh, it's EXCEEDINGLY slow... But, as of last Saturday morning, I had never even touched a concertina, so I'm pretty proud of myself!! There's a couple of mistakes, and one brain cramp where I lost my mind for a half second... but all in all, not too bad for a first attempt I don't think... I'm planning to get it up to speed before the end of the month, and I think it will be fun to come back and listen to the first attempt :)

 

https://soundcloud.c...ey/zelda-take-1

 

One week on concertina? That's really impressive.



#22 Jody Kruskal

Jody Kruskal

    Heavyweight Boxer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1589 posts
  • Location:New York City

Posted 06 April 2014 - 03:34 PM

Here's mine.

 

http://youtu.be/XHe1z98sBC8



#23 blue eyed sailor

blue eyed sailor

    Ineluctable Opinionmaker

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2551 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Baltic coast, Schleswig-Holstein

Posted 06 April 2014 - 04:51 PM

Thanks for the hints on the chording :) Here is my first attempt at recording... Please don't laugh, it's EXCEEDINGLY slow... But, as of last Saturday morning, I had never even touched a concertina, so I'm pretty proud of myself!! There's a couple of mistakes, and one brain cramp where I lost my mind for a half second... but all in all, not too bad for a first attempt I don't think... I'm planning to get it up to speed before the end of the month, and I think it will be fun to come back and listen to the first attempt :)
 
https://soundcloud.c...ey/zelda-take-1


Nothing to laugh about in any way, and you're very likely to proceed further on in a little while... I'm glad that the hints appear to have been of some help! And as to speed, I might slow it a bit down myself... :D

Edited by blue eyed sailor, 06 April 2014 - 05:09 PM.


#24 blue eyed sailor

blue eyed sailor

    Ineluctable Opinionmaker

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2551 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Baltic coast, Schleswig-Holstein

Posted 06 April 2014 - 05:05 PM

Indeed the second part doesn't work well with treble, sounds a bit chaotic - but the third part is great and gives an idea of what you had in mind for the second part. Hope you'll find a baritone and play a trio, can't wait to hear it happen :)


Hi Chas!

Albeit I'm very much focussed on that one person, one concertina, happening live thing myself, I must admit that I realy like the third section too!

Best wishes - Wolf

Edited by blue eyed sailor, 06 April 2014 - 05:09 PM.


#25 blue eyed sailor

blue eyed sailor

    Ineluctable Opinionmaker

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2551 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Baltic coast, Schleswig-Holstein

Posted 06 April 2014 - 05:07 PM

Here's mine.
 
http://youtu.be/XHe1z98sBC8


Positively a nice one, Jody!

#26 Łukasz Martynowicz

Łukasz Martynowicz

    Chatty concertinist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 374 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Poland

Posted 06 April 2014 - 05:32 PM

Here's mine.

 

http://youtu.be/XHe1z98sBC8

 

Perfect as always :)



#27 Jim Besser

Jim Besser

    Heavyweight Boxer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2363 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Washington DC metro area

Posted 06 April 2014 - 07:25 PM

Here's mine.

 

http://youtu.be/XHe1z98sBC8

 

Excellent.  I was planning on doing it in Am on the G/D, and hopefully will absorb some of your arrangement.

 

Bonus points for great video production!



#28 Jody Kruskal

Jody Kruskal

    Heavyweight Boxer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1589 posts
  • Location:New York City

Posted 07 April 2014 - 01:28 AM

 

Here's mine.

 

http://youtu.be/XHe1z98sBC8

 

Perfect as always :)

 

 

Oh... not perfect in my ears, but merely acceptable. After 30 takes I gave up and went with the best of the bunch. I can play the tune, but when you add in the visuals... what with the eye rolling and sighing, grimacing, expletives and such... well I almost threw in the towel in trying to make this video.



#29 Chris Drinkwater

Chris Drinkwater

    Heavyweight Boxer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1689 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:London

Posted 07 April 2014 - 07:41 AM

Here's mine.

 

http://youtu.be/XHe1z98sBC8

Great pair of knees, Jody. Not sure about the playing! :rolleyes:

 

Chris



#30 tona

tona

    Chatty concertinist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 105 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Auvergne (France)

Posted 07 April 2014 - 09:46 AM

Here's mine on youtube. I made it with an I-Pad.

 

https://www.youtube....eature=youtu.be

 

I tried to use standard harmony but also pedal of A and sometimes three in two rythm...

 

I made a simultaneous recording with a couple of studio mics but when I put the sound of this recording on the I-Pad video, I don't know if it is because of a problem of synchronization but it looks like play-back... So I prefered let the sound of I-Pad for the video and for those who want to listen the "studio" recording here is the soundcloud link. it is exactly the same take.

 

https://soundcloud.com/thoon-1/zelda


Edited by tona, 07 April 2014 - 09:52 AM.


#31 Chris Drinkwater

Chris Drinkwater

    Heavyweight Boxer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1689 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:London

Posted 07 April 2014 - 10:00 AM

Here's mine on youtube. I made it with an I-Pad.

 

https://www.youtube....eature=youtu.be

 

I tried to use standard harmony but also pedal of A and sometimes three in two rythm...

 

I made a simultaneous recording with a couple of studio mics but when I put the sound of this recording on the I-Pad video, I don't know if it is because of a problem of synchronization but it looks like play-back... So I prefered let the sound of I-Pad for the video and for those who want to listen the "studio" recording here is the soundcloud link. it is exactly the same take.

 

https://soundcloud.com/thoon-1/zelda

Lovely, Thomas. I found myself dancing from beginning to end! :)

 

Chris



#32 Łukasz Martynowicz

Łukasz Martynowicz

    Chatty concertinist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 374 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Poland

Posted 07 April 2014 - 10:35 AM

Here's mine on youtube. I made it with an I-Pad.

 

https://www.youtube....eature=youtu.be

 

I tried to use standard harmony but also pedal of A and sometimes three in two rythm...

 

I made a simultaneous recording with a couple of studio mics but when I put the sound of this recording on the I-Pad video, I don't know if it is because of a problem of synchronization but it looks like play-back... So I prefered let the sound of I-Pad for the video and for those who want to listen the "studio" recording here is the soundcloud link. it is exactly the same take.

 

https://soundcloud.com/thoon-1/zelda

 

All of it is great, but the last part is simply stunning. You're setting the highest standards in playing duets, as always.



#33 Jim Besser

Jim Besser

    Heavyweight Boxer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2363 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Washington DC metro area

Posted 07 April 2014 - 10:41 AM

Here's mine on youtube. I made it with an I-Pad.

 

https://www.youtube....eature=youtu.be

 

I tried to use standard harmony but also pedal of A and sometimes three in two rythm...

 

I made a simultaneous recording with a couple of studio mics but when I put the sound of this recording on the I-Pad video, I don't know if it is because of a problem of synchronization but it looks like play-back... So I prefered let the sound of I-Pad for the video and for those who want to listen the "studio" recording here is the soundcloud link. it is exactly the same take.

 

https://soundcloud.com/thoon-1/zelda

 

Love the variations and the use of drones. A very accomplished version that makes great use of your unique instrument.



#34 chas

chas

    Chatty concertinist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 276 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Somerset

Posted 07 April 2014 - 11:01 AM

Here's mine on youtube. I made it with an I-Pad.

 

https://www.youtube....eature=youtu.be

 

I tried to use standard harmony but also pedal of A and sometimes three in two rythm...

 

I made a simultaneous recording with a couple of studio mics but when I put the sound of this recording on the I-Pad video, I don't know if it is because of a problem of synchronization but it looks like play-back... So I prefered let the sound of I-Pad for the video and for those who want to listen the "studio" recording here is the soundcloud link. it is exactly the same take.

 

https://soundcloud.com/thoon-1/zelda

Great left hand work: combination of chords and drones; that great run down last time through; and how do you maintain the tune with your right hand while playing a different rhythm with your left?  Lovely playing.



#35 tona

tona

    Chatty concertinist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 105 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Auvergne (France)

Posted 07 April 2014 - 02:40 PM

wow thank you to all ! :)

However I think that tempo is sometimes a bit pressed because my brain was too busy with left hand...

(See you now on "theme of the month!..)
 



#36 Jim Besser

Jim Besser

    Heavyweight Boxer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2363 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Washington DC metro area

Posted 07 April 2014 - 03:15 PM

Here's mine.

 

http://youtu.be/XHe1z98sBC8

 

Jody, a question.

 

In the second measure, A part: the fingering on the F-E-D run is tricky on a GD/Jeffries.

 

I can't really see in your video: do you use the same finger to go from the F to the E on the middle row, just sort of sliding down, or do you drop down to the E on the bottom row using a different finger?  I always assume that hitting consecutive notes with the same finger is bad form, but often find that difficult to put into practice.

 

Playing Zelda in Am on the G/D works great for me except for that awkward run.






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users