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Can't say I've seen this before, but I'm probably going blind. Is it new or old?

Are we getting a Melnet style tune of the month forum?

I see we currently can't post to it.

 

Yes. A Melnet type Tune of the Month. Ready with a great tune for March 1!

 

That'll be good - I really enjoy listening to the Melnet stuff (we have a melodeon player who often brings in the new tunes to refresh our session)

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Having no interest whatsoever in melodeons or Melnet (this is a specifically concertina site, after all) I don't know what tune of the month is.

 

If it's a nice folkie tune to learn, well your something for the weekend bit does that, surely, Pete?

 

If it's more recordings of people playing that's different. More members should post recordings. Sometimes I look at posts about technique and wonder if the writers atually know what they are talking about. It's one reason I put up pieces fairly steadily. They allow people to decide how seriously they want to take my comments.

 

Incidentally we started the first of March here in NZ some time before the Australians, thank you...Napier is the first city in the world to see the sun every morning.*

 

*except for Gisborne, which barely counts.

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Dirge, this is described as a Melnet type Tune of the Month (possibly *my assumption* with a Theme of the Month to follow) so it will be an eclectic mixture of styles and genre. Easy tunes allow beginners to play to a good standard while the seasoned players get to go to town showing off their ability to develop ornamentation and change time and key signatures to make the most of the music on offer. More difficult tunes challenge beginners to strip the tune back to basics in order to be able to play the bare bones in decent style. Advanced players will be more concious of carrying this type piece off with precise and stylish playing that shows off the music as well as the individual style of the player.

 

You get from Tune of the Month what you put in. No more, no less.

 

Nice folkie piece posted in Something for the Weekend? Well, here's one tune I was quite keen on, although it's a slight exaggeration of the melody only piece I posted - The Keel Row. You have the floor . . . B) ;)

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Dirge, this is described as a Melnet type Tune of the Month (possibly *my assumption* with a Theme of the Month to follow) so it will be an eclectic mixture of styles and genre. Easy tunes allow beginners to play to a good standard while the seasoned players get to go to town showing off their ability to develop ornamentation and change time and key signatures to make the most of the music on offer. More difficult tunes challenge beginners to strip the tune back to basics in order to be able to play the bare bones in decent style. Advanced players will be more concious of carrying this type piece off with precise and stylish playing that shows off the music as well as the individual style of the player.

 

You get from Tune of the Month what you put in. No more, no less.

That sounds fun, and I look forward to it. Don't expect much from me though, I'm all at sea without the tadpoles in front of me.

Nice folkie piece posted in Something for the Weekend? Well, here's one tune I was quite keen on, although it's a slight exaggeration of the melody only piece I posted - The Keel Row. You have the floor . . . B) ;)

'Rowlhouse'? Must be Danny at work. Edited by Dirge
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Dirge, this is described as a Melnet type Tune of the Month (possibly *my assumption* with a Theme of the Month to follow) so it will be an eclectic mixture of styles and genre. Easy tunes allow beginners to play to a good standard while the seasoned players get to go to town showing off their ability to develop ornamentation and change time and key signatures to make the most of the music on offer. More difficult tunes challenge beginners to strip the tune back to basics in order to be able to play the bare bones in decent style. Advanced players will be more concious of carrying this type piece off with precise and stylish playing that shows off the music as well as the individual style of the player.

 

You get from Tune of the Month what you put in. No more, no less.

 

Nice folkie piece posted in Something for the Weekend? Well, here's one tune I was quite keen on, although it's a slight exaggeration of the melody only piece I posted - The Keel Row. You have the floor . . . B) ;)

Very nice Pete! Got a source on the variations? Sounds like Northumbrian Pipers tunebook stuff...

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Very nice Pete! Got a source on the variations? Sounds like Northumbrian Pipers tunebook stuff...

 

Variations by William Shields, somewhat further embellished by Danny Chapman on his recording and it is indeed published by The Northumbrian Piper's Society. I picked up a photocopy of a hand written version at a workshop some years ago and abc'd it:

 

X:1

T:Keel Row, The

C:Trad. Shield's Variations

Q:1/4=116

M:2/4

L:1/8

K:G

c | B2 G>B | c2 A>c | B2 G>B | A>F D>c | B2 G>B | c2 A>c | B<G A<F | G3 |

d |B<d d<g | e2 d>c | B2 G>B | A>F D>c | B<d d<g | e2 d>c B<G A<F | G3 |

"Variation 1"|d/c/ | Bd GA/B/ | ce E>G | FA DE/F/ | G/A/B/c/d/e/f/g/ | Bd GA/B/ | ce E>G | FA DE/F/ | G3 |

"Variation 2"d | Bd g>f | ed cB | cB AG | FA A>d | Bd gf | ed cB | ce dF |G3 d |

Bd g>f | ed cB | c/d/B/c/ A/B/G/A/ FA A>c | Bd ^ce | df eg | fb a>^c |"D.C." d3 :|

"Variation 3" c | (3Bdg (3 GBd | (3cea (3ABc | (3Bdg (3GBd | (3FAd D>d | (3Bdg (3GBd | (3cea (3ABc | (3Bed (3cBA | G3 |

"Variation 4"d | (3BGB (3 dBd | (3gdc (3BAG | (3FDF (3AFA | (3dAG (3FED | (3BGB (3dBd | (3gdc (3BAG | (3Fed (3cBA |G3 d |

(3BGB (3 dBd | (3gdc (3BAG | (3FDF (3AFA | (3dAG (3FED | (3EFG (3FGA | (3GAB (3ABc | (3Bcd (3^cde | d3 ||

L:1/16

"Variation 5"|: c2 | BGBd g4 | cAce a4 | BGBd gdBd | cAFA DFAc |BGBd gdBd| cAce agfe | dgdB AedF | G6 ||

L:1/8

"Variation 6 " c | Bd de/f/ | g/f/g/a/ b>B | cA/B/ c/B/A/G/ | F/G/A/B/ A>c | B/G/A/B/ c/d/e/f/ |g/f/e/d/ c/B/A/G/ | Fe dF |

G3 c | Bd d e/f/ | g/f/g/a/ b>B |cA/B/ c/B/A/G/ | F/G/A/B/ A>c | Bd ^ce | df eg | fb a^c | d3 ||

^c/=c/ | B2 G>B | c2 A>c | B2 G>B | A>F D>c | B2 G>B | c2 A>c | B<G A<F |"FINE"G3 ||

 

Have fun! :D

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... further embellished by Danny Chapman The Keel Row.

 

Wow, I was reading this at work where I do not have the ability to audio....now I listened to the audio. Then I had to go back and re-read all the above to find who recorded. OH! I should have known: it is Danny RatMan. He just keeps me inspired to play every night. What a pleasure to hear all those variations. What fun! Thanks for sharing the recording. shelly

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... further embellished by Danny Chapman The Keel Row.

What fun! Thanks for sharing the recording. shelly

 

I actually shared it a couple of years ago in the Something for the Weekend thread. I don't want to go on too much about Danny's playing in case I start sounding like a cracked record. Suffice it to say that concertina isn't his first instrument and if I could play one half as well I would be exceedingly happy.

 

anyone?
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... further embellished by Danny Chapman The Keel Row.

What fun! Thanks for sharing the recording. shelly

I actually shared it a couple of years ago in the Something for the Weekend thread. I don't want to go on too much about Danny's playing in case I start sounding like a cracked record. Suffice it to say that concertina isn't his first instrument and if I could play one half as well I would be exceedingly happy.

 

anyone?

 

 

Actually I rediscovered http://www.rowlhouse.co.uk/cello/VivaldiAm.mp3 and thought many here might not heard it before.

 

There was a quite interesting wide ranging rolling chat going on and someone asked Danny if he'd ever tried doing continuo on a concertina. So up he popped with this. It's his concertina playing double tracked with his 'cello work. I thought it was great at the time and still do. Especially as he seemed to conjure it up in 2 days flat or somesuch.

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