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Tune of the Week - nigelgatherer - 30-04-2012 02:47 PM
a) I've got a busy few weeks ahead of me, most weekends being taken up with workshops, and
b) there not being a great amount of interest in it,
I have decided to put the Tune of the Week on hold. I should think things will become a little calmer for me after the 9th June, at which time it will return.
RE: Tune of the Week - JAJ - 30-04-2012 09:32 PM
(30-04-2012 02:47 PM)nigelgatherer Wrote: Given that
Given that this isn't a very active forum.....
I actually enjoy checking out these tunes BUT I'll admit to being selective about which of them I learn. It's maybe a lot to ask everyone here to commit themselves to learning a new tune from one particular source every week. After all, most of us will already learn and seek out new tunes from several sources.
Maybe a "tune a month" might be a better idea? That is, if the idea is to get everybody "on board" so to speak.
On the other hand, there's nothing wrong with submitting them on a more regular or weekly basis either as long as it's accepted that they won't all necessarily appeal to everyone and their "take up" will inevitably vary from member to member and from week to week..
RE: Tune of the Week - John Kelly - 30-04-2012 09:44 PM
The idea of moving to a tune per month might be more manageable for yourself, Nigel, while still offering us the opportunity of getting new material regularly. As JAJ says, we are regularly picking up tunes from different sources as well as here, but I must say that I have really enjoyed the big majority of the tunes you have so generously posted and I have used them and introduced to fellow players as well as bringing them into the repertoire of The Old Bores (my band!). Dundas Loch has been a particular recent favourite. Bein retired and dividing my time between building instruments and playing I have the best of all worlds, but we are not all so fortunate, I'm sure.
What we do not want is that you become disillusioned by apparent lack of response to your efforts as all who frequent this site are very aware of the great effort you put into keeping us all supplied in so many ways.
RE: Tune of the Week - Anotinia - 30-04-2012 10:49 PM
There are many tunes left to learn for me, so I'll resign with a tune per month.
Thanks for the great work done.
RE: Tune of the Week - nigelgatherer - 01-05-2012 07:13 AM
It would take an awful lot for me to become disheartened! I love the music so much, but the thing I get most out of music is interacting with other people. However, I've got so much on at the moment that I'll need to give TOW a rest.
Incidentally, last year I brought up the question of whether a tune a week was too much, but the response was in favour of retaining a weekly offering. In the hiatus I'll ponder the question. :-)
RE: Tune of the Week - Tosh Marshall - 06-05-2012 05:38 PM
I have to apologize Nigel, I have been under a lot of pressure at work lately and time has been limited. I have really looked forward to this long weekend for a while now. Will try and do a couple tomorrow.......I think once a month is fine, we are all busy and it's a lot of pressure to try and do one a week! I appreciate the work that goes in here as do most people and it's a fantastic resource for people to learn tunes. I have been messing around today with the iPad trying to record a Playford tune whilst getting the hang of Garageband, which has it's idiosyncracies to deal with! I lost a bit of quality converting to mp3 from mp4 but it's OK for what it is......
The tune is Goddesses, a Playford tune, from the Allan Alexander book 'Early Dance Music for Mandolin'......
RE: Tune of the Week - John Kelly - 07-05-2012 09:24 AM
Interesting piece, Tosh. Were you experimenting in Garageband with the panning? I found the mix interesting as it varied from left to right and also straight down the middle. I use panning with multi-tracking to place instruments across the mix, and it was interesting hearing this done on a single instrument.
Looking forward to more from this collection.
RE: Tune of the Week - Tosh Marshall - 07-05-2012 10:51 AM
Hi John, yes I was experimenting with the panning John, I had the Shippey 10 string to the left, the Shippey Cherry to the right and the Eastman 715 down the middle. I didn't have a second part so it's all in unison, played together at the beginning, then singularly on each instrument and together again at the end. I've found Garageband on the iPad to be extremely useful, not as many features as on the Macbook, but still a very useful tool, and you can be creative with it. I converted it to mp3 using Audacity, the mp4 file is only 3megs more but I wasn't sure I could upload that to Soundcloud, where I am at my limit and have to remove tracks in order to add tracks. But it's OK. I think Garageband is a very useful piece of software for anyone with a mandolin who has an iPad and they should download it. Best to have the 64gig version if you put lots of music and pictures on like I do. I have the iPhoto and iMovie as well, so will try those out...... Will try and do a Nigel tune today........I sort of have Partans In The Creel off, but lack consistency with the trebles. I'll see what I can do......