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Melodeon.net’s Theme of the Month for April 2010 is Your First Tune – the first tune you ever learned on the melodeon. Here’s mine; learned more years ago than I care to remember.

Played on a Hohner Club I in C/F (declubbed) by Clive Williams

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Battle of the Somme

A slow version of a pipe march written by Pipe Major William Laurie – melodeon.net’s tune of the month for April 2010.

Played by Clive Williams in G on a D/G Castagnari Mory.

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Winster Gallop

Nominated for April’s Tune of the Month – see http://bit.ly/dgcX0y – if you don’t like the tune, vote for the puppies instead!

Played by Ian and myself as part of a Vivant Trio rehearsal for an upcoming wedding barndance we’re playing (no Mark at this rehearsal!) – we’re available for weddings, festivals etc, in and around the Milton Keynes and Bucks area 🙂

We play the A music an extra time through by the way, because we’re using it for Thady-u-Gander, a 40 bar dance.

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Schottische a Bethanie – D/G melodeon tutorial 3 of 3

Part 3: More ornamentation – held notes; held chords; pulsed basses

See my other videos for parts 1 and 2, and for the original recording of the tune in C/F played at full speed.

Fingering, chords, ornamentation and bass tips for Schottische a Bethanie, melodeon.net’s tune of the month March 2010.

Played by Clive Williams on a Hohner Pokerwork in D/G.
Good luck!

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Schottische a Bethanie – D/G Melodeon Tutorial 2 of 3

Part 2: Schottische rhythms, ornamentations on treble and bass

See my other videos for parts 1 and 3, and for the original recording of the tune in C/F played at full speed.

Fingering, chords, ornamentation and bass tips for Schottische a Bethanie, melodeon.net’s tune of the month March 2010.

Played by Clive Williams on a Hohner Pokerwork in D/G.
Good luck!

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Bethan Rhiannon

Part of www.melodeon.net’s Theme of the Month for March 2010 – Tunes from Wales.

A tune from the playing of Huw and Tony Williams, and Crasdant – written by Huw Williams. I have also attempted Huw’s guitar break at the start and middle of the tune.

Only the second welsh tune I know (and I’ve only just learned it!)

Played on a Castagnari Mory melodeon in D/G with unisonoric basses.

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Schottische a Bethanie

Played on a C/F Hohner Club 1 (declubbed) melodeon by Clive Williams, part of www.melodeon.net’s Tune of the Month March 2010.

Hmmm. I never knew that’s what this tune was called! I think I first heard it, a *long* time ago, played by Jim and Annie Whitehill from Longnor, Derbyshire?

When played as a jig, this tune is also known as ‘The Plane Tree’.

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Orange in Bloom (as a Hornpipe)

Played on a Castagnari Giasco 1 D/G melodeon by Clive Williams, part of www.melodeon.net’s Tune of the Month Feb 2010.

Orange in Bloom is normally played as a waltz in sessions, or as a jig when played for Morris. It also makes a jolly good hornpipe though!

For those of you who haven’t met a Giasco 1 before, it’s effectively a 12 bass Castagnari Lilly, a single voice box with reeds mounted flat to give a concertina type sound. My one has unisonoric basses giving D, G, C, Am, Em, Bm all in both directions.

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Si Bheag Si Mhor

A Carolan piece for www.melodeon.net’s Theme of the Month, Feb 2010. One of my favourite tunes ever.

Played on a D/G Castagnari Mory melodeon, in the key of D.

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