Classic french waltz, played for Melodeon.net’s April 2022 – Spring. Learned from the playing of english group Rosbif, and written by french composer Émile Waldteufel. I’m playing it on a Hohner Club I in C/F.
Here’s Melodeon.net’s tune of the month for April 2022 – a new one on me.
UK group Boldwood found and recorded this – according to their sleevenotes is from unpublished manuscripts in the Vaughan Williams Library, Cecil Sharp House, London.
Played on a D/G Castagnari Mory in G – in this key, it needs a low C which I have on the half row.
A quick go at this John Spiers tune, played on a Hohner Pokerwork (of course). Great tune, and an alltime classic I think. Pleasantly surprised to find I can play it 🙂
Melodeon.net theme of the month for February 2022, ‘Tunes that start with J’ – we’re working our way through the alphabet!
Always liked this tune; this month’s melodeon.net theme of ‘tunes with names that start with J’ gives me the perfect excuse. Written by Stephane Delicq, of course, and I learned this of Massimo Craveri’s fantastic video whose videos are about as perfect a demo of the tune as we could possibly hope for. Inaccuracies are mine, and not his. Haven’t spent long learning this tune yet (30 mins!) so I’m not fluent yet, but here’s where I’ve got to so far.
Played on a Van der Aa Compact III in G/C, but this will fit on a standard 2 row 8 bass like pretty much all of Stephane’s music.
Here’s a tune written by Josephine Marsh; lovely tune, usually played a bit quicker than my approach – I’m going for a slow march here. Am playing it in the upper octave in G on a D/G Castagnari Mory, though I have a few things on my bass to make things a little easier than it would be on a usual 8 bass box.
Melodeon.net tune of the month for Feb 2022.
Melodeon.net’s tune of the month for November 2021, a cracking english reel. Harder than it looks! Played on a Hohner Pokerwork in D/G.
Melodeon.net’s theme of the month is numbers – tunes with numbers in the name. So here’s Larry Unger’s wonderful waltz ‘Thirty Two’, which appears on his album ‘Waltz Time’ with Ginny Snowe.
I’m playing this on an 1980’s Castagnari Lilly in A/D, so the tune itself is in B minor.
Melodeon.net’s tune of the month for October 2021 is Philippe Plard’s wonderful waltz, Adieu Ma Dédeé. I’m playing it here on a Hohner Preciosa in Bb/Eb, so the tune’s in C minor.
An alternative take of this month’s tune of the month at melodeon.net. This time, I’m trying it on a chinese toy melodeon, a Hero one-row in C. It doesn’t sound too shabby, but it’s rather harder work than playing it on a normal instrument!