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Tune Of The Month, April, 2015: Harliquin Air


Jim Besser
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It was close, but we have a winner: Harliquin Air, a sprightly, simple English tune that might just become one of your favorites.

 

Here's some notation to get you started, but don't feel you have to play it exactly as written; find a key that suits you (ask for help if you need help transposing the dots; with ABC files, it's really easy), and find some way to make the tune your own.

 

According to the Traditional Tune Archive, the tune's archaically spelled title may refer "to a melody or one of the songs in Thomas Arne's (1710-1778) pantomime Harlequin Restor'd, or Taste Alamode, written in 1736."

 

As I mentioned, I learned Harliquin Air at a Northeast Squeeze In a few years back, when it seemed like almost everybody was learning it and playing it in the hallways. Which means it's a fun, accessible concertina tune!

 

it is played by Anahata and Mary Humphries with some really nice countermelody.

Or how about

playing it on melodeon?

And at a big

.

 

Enjoy!

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Someone has to go first, right?

 

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/68325595/C.net%20Tune%20of%20the%20Month/Harliquin_Air_besser.MP3

 

Suggestions on how to improve it welcome.

Here's an attempt.

http://youtu.be/i78pX3y7yE4

I had some multitracking fun with it (as I often do). This time I also replaced my usual sober selfie with some more interesting visuals.

Bob Michel

Near Philly

Two very nice contrasting starters.

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Both of your versions are great

 

Bob love the visuals too.

 

I didn't vote for it but am glad it won and am looking forward to learning it.

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Hurra, a TotM I already know!

Here's my one take attempt with slightly wobbly tempo

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/doiheart/17100571272/in/photostream/lightbox/

 

 

Now to listen to Anahata and all them play it better....

 

Splendid. I meant to start it off at The Horseshoe session, last sunday, so you could have joined in, but I didn't get round to it!

 

Chris

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Works OK on iPad and very good it was too.

 

I'm finding it harder than I expected on my Anglo. There are a couple of places where I keep going wrong even though I've done the slow practice thing to try and educate my fingers, they still persist in disobeying me :)

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It's a lovely tune indeed, one that I should be able to learn. Is D the standard key? I want to learn it in a key that other people usually play it in.

 

Nice job, everyone who contributed so far!

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It's a lovely tune indeed, one that I should be able to learn. Is D the standard key? I want to learn it in a key that other people usually play it in.

 

Nice job, everyone who contributed so far!

I've always heard it in D, and that's the key of most notation I've seen.

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Here is my effort. I have just upgraded to a Marcus Music anglo, and this is the first new tune learned on it. I have recorded this in G major rather than D. I need to put in a lot more work on this tune - the B part took a bit of getting right.

 

Rich.

https://soundcloud.com/molecatcher/harliquin-air

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