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Tune Of The Month For October, 2014: Crested Hens


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#19 Jim Besser

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 12:31 PM

I have now found this: https://www.youtube....h?v=zZPIulK33GE  being played on the instrument, on which it was composed?

 

Thanks for that. The hurdy gurdy gives such a strong pulse.



#20 Jim Besser

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 12:32 PM

 

I have now found this: https://www.youtube....h?v=zZPIulK33GE  being played on the instrument, on which it was composed?

 

Very impressive, although that drone really works just with the A-part as for me...

 

 

I have the same issue with hurdy gurdy droning, but in the context of dance music, it offers a rhythmic pulse that's hard to top.



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Posted 09 October 2014 - 04:52 PM

[quote name="Daria" post="162076" timestamp="1412650814"]
Here is my version. I worked on trying to play it slowly, simply and steadily and tried to give the piece some space and silence .Easier said than done. A little snippet of an old french Christmas carol popped in my head at the end of the piece.
 
 Nice, Daria. I love the idea of giving the tune some mellow musical parentheses

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 05:01 PM

Wow-- Graham, your fabulous version and that hurdy hurdy show another whole side to this tune! So many possibilities. Thanks!

I wonder why the quote thing didn't work on my last post....

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Posted 11 October 2014 - 09:27 AM

I wonder why the quote thing didn't work on my last post....

Looks as if the closing tag - [/quote] was missing from your post.



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Posted 11 October 2014 - 09:39 AM

Second attempt, as a waltz:        http://youtu.be/701Sp5ZfnzU

 

It is not yet fixed in my head, how to play this, I am playing some phrases on the pull, then they change to the push.


Edited by Graham Collicutt, 13 October 2014 - 07:39 AM.


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Posted 11 October 2014 - 01:21 PM

I'm not yet convinced by this tune but that went a long way towards making me like it Graham! Whatever it is you're doing (I don't play anglo) keep on doing it because I was almost mesmerised by the end of the video.



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Posted 11 October 2014 - 07:37 PM

I want to reply individually to every contributor so far, as I have enjoyed all the versions for their individual qualities, but will refrain so as not to over-post. So far, I have a definite preference for the slower version of the tune. Geoff pointed out that the faster tempo somehow seems more natural on the hurdy gurdy than the concertina. I totally agree. There is something about the personality of the slower version that seems to merge more naturally with our instrument of choice.  :)



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Posted 12 October 2014 - 01:02 PM

 

And here's mine. This is a tune I've never played before today.

 

https://soundcloud.c...the-crested-hen

 

Edited to add: So today I've posted my earliest tune and my most recent.  :D

 

Nice. 

 

Would you consider this version a mazurka or a waltz?  Seems more waltzlike to me.

 

I can't say I know enough about mazurkas to know how to play one. I've certainly never danced a mazurka. Waltzes on the other hand strap...

 

I would think that unless I'm deliberately playing a hambo or a 3/2 Playford tune, pretty much anything I play in 3 is going to come out waltzable.



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Posted 14 October 2014 - 02:44 PM

Here it is on a Morse Beaumont:

 

https://soundcloud.c...rix/crestedhens



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Posted 15 October 2014 - 05:37 AM

Here it is on a Morse Beaumont:

 

https://soundcloud.c...rix/crestedhens


Edited by Geoff Wooff, 15 October 2014 - 05:41 AM.


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Posted 15 October 2014 - 05:39 AM

 

Here it is on a Morse Beaumont:

 

https://soundcloud.c...rix/crestedhens

 

A tricky tune  that you are handling very nicely Patrick. :)!!

 



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Posted 15 October 2014 - 05:52 AM

Thank you Geoff.  Still plenty of beginner's warts in there, but if I hold off posting until I'm happy with it, I never get anything posted.



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Posted 17 October 2014 - 10:33 AM

Here is my version. I worked on trying to play it slowly, simply and steadily and tried to give the piece some space and silence .Easier said than done. A little snippet of an old french Christmas carol popped in my head at the end of the piece.
 
https://soundcloud.com/stream

Daria, there's something wrong with your link. When I try it from your original post, it takes me to my own Soundcloud page. When I try from the reply immediately below, Soundcloud says it can't find the link.

Edited by Tootler, 17 October 2014 - 10:34 AM.


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Posted 17 October 2014 - 01:53 PM

Here is my version. I worked on trying to play it slowly, simply and steadily and tried to give the piece some space and silence .Easier said than done. A little snippet of an old french Christmas carol popped in my head at the end of the piece.
 
https://soundcloud.com/stream


Where's the recording? That link takes me to SoundCloud, but not to your recording.

But I see that your post has been edited. Did the edit mess up the link?

Edited to add: I see Tootler already noted the problem. And I also tried using the "original" link as quoted below your post, but I also got a not found message.  Have you deleted your sound file, or maybe moved it?


Edited by JimLucas, 17 October 2014 - 01:59 PM.


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Posted 17 October 2014 - 03:00 PM

Sorry for the posting problem.  I was tired of being known as a number on Soundcloud so I changed my soundcloud to my name.  Hopefully this will work. 

 

 

https://soundcloud.c...er/crested-hens


Edited by Daria, 17 October 2014 - 03:00 PM.


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Posted 17 October 2014 - 05:28 PM

Sorry for the posting problem.  I was tired of being known as a number on Soundcloud so I changed my soundcloud to my name.  Hopefully this will work. 
 
 
https://soundcloud.c...er/crested-hens


That worked fine. Thanks for putting it right. Nice arrangement. I liked the quotation from the French carol at the end.

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 05:35 PM

Sorry for the posting problem.  I was tired of being known as a number on Soundcloud so I changed my soundcloud to my name.  Hopefully this will work. 

 

 

https://soundcloud.c...er/crested-hens

 

VEry nicely played, and a nice and interesting arrangement.






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