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Captain Pugwash theme tune Info.

Pierre Le Chapeau 17 Dec 10 - 07:56 PM
Pierre Le Chapeau 17 Dec 10 - 09:46 PM
Smokey. 17 Dec 10 - 09:53 PM
The Fooles Troupe 18 Dec 10 - 12:04 AM
Smokey. 18 Dec 10 - 02:18 AM
GUEST,Silas 18 Dec 10 - 03:30 AM
Dave MacKenzie 18 Dec 10 - 03:39 AM
Silas 18 Dec 10 - 04:03 AM
Will Fly 18 Dec 10 - 05:04 AM
Dave MacKenzie 18 Dec 10 - 05:14 AM
GUEST,David Owen 18 Dec 10 - 05:31 AM
Silas 18 Dec 10 - 05:40 AM
Silas 18 Dec 10 - 05:42 AM
GUEST,David Owen 18 Dec 10 - 05:56 AM
TheSnail 18 Dec 10 - 06:05 AM
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melodeonboy 18 Dec 10 - 06:39 AM
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Subject: Captain Pugwash theme tune Info.
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 17 Dec 10 - 07:56 PM

Hi folks we all remember that great Cartoon for kids Captain Pugwash
made in that wonderful Card board type picture drawing animation..
with Harlarious character like

Master Bates,
Seaman Staines,
Roger the cabin boy.

what I first need to know is

1. What is the real title to the piece of Music.
2. What are the chords if one was to learn it on guitar.

I have been told it is really a mandolin or accordian song but if one was to play it on guitar it would hardly sound on a six string much better to play it on a 12 string now weathert that is true or not I do not know but some one oput there will

Chrods and title please.
Thanks folks

Kindest regards to all Pierre.


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Subject: RE: Captain Pugwash theme tune Info.
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 17 Dec 10 - 09:46 PM

I have found a previous site here on Mudcat but it does not have the chords I requires?


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Subject: RE: Captain Pugwash theme tune Info.
From: Smokey.
Date: 17 Dec 10 - 09:53 PM

It's the Trumpet Hornpipe, and those characters never really existed.. What key d'you want the chords in?


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Subject: RE: Captain Pugwash theme tune Info.
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 18 Dec 10 - 12:04 AM

Once you learn the concepts of I IV V, etc you can translate the needed chords from one key to another.

The basic idea is that I is the same as the key signature. The Roman Numerals for I to VII are the first seven notes of the key signature scale.

If you can't do it yet in your head, try writing the 2 scales one above the other and read off directly. With sufficient practice, you can just do it in your head, by say, going from the key of F to G, you just take u: F -> G, C -> D, etc.

Thus if you find chords in one key, you cam rapidly make for yourself the corrects chords in any other key - the Relative Chords will always be the same distance apart (2 notes, or 4 notes, or 5 notes, or etc, etc) between any two key signature scales.


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Subject: RE: Captain Pugwash theme tune Info.
From: Smokey.
Date: 18 Dec 10 - 02:18 AM

You mean figured bass, like wot the baroquers done.


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Subject: RE: Captain Pugwash theme tune Info.
From: GUEST,Silas
Date: 18 Dec 10 - 03:30 AM

Well, if you do it in G, as most folkies do, it's;

G,D,G,C,D x2

G,C,D, G,G7,C,Cm,G,C.D.G

(i think)


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Subject: RE: Captain Pugwash theme tune Info.
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 18 Dec 10 - 03:39 AM

It depends on which version of the tune your using. Prior to 'Captain Pugwash' the tune was quite simple, but that recording had afairly prominant descending figure on the bass which became incorporated into the melody, so now I don't play chords on the last line but play a rising bass line beneath it - a well known jazz and blues figure. I also have an A7 before the second D in the first part of the tune.


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Subject: RE: Captain Pugwash theme tune Info.
From: Silas
Date: 18 Dec 10 - 04:03 AM

Funnily enough, when I am playing the melody, I play a decending Bass and rising melody line.


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Subject: RE: Captain Pugwash theme tune Info.
From: Will Fly
Date: 18 Dec 10 - 05:04 AM

Here's the original soundtrack to the TV series, and here's an early version by Fairport Convention.


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Subject: RE: Captain Pugwash theme tune Info.
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 18 Dec 10 - 05:14 AM

Thanks Will. You can clearly hear the transfer of the descending run from the bass to the melody between those two recordings.


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Subject: RE: Captain Pugwash theme tune Info.
From: GUEST,David Owen
Date: 18 Dec 10 - 05:31 AM

I think you'll find that it is an urban myth that the characters were called 'seaman staines' 'master bates' & 'roger the cabin boy'.

Unless you are a teenage schoolboy......


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Subject: RE: Captain Pugwash theme tune Info.
From: Silas
Date: 18 Dec 10 - 05:40 AM

Seeing as the writer was also edior of the Catholic Herald I don't think he would have used these character names - but then again...


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Subject: RE: Captain Pugwash theme tune Info.
From: Silas
Date: 18 Dec 10 - 05:42 AM


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Subject: RE: Captain Pugwash theme tune Info.
From: GUEST,David Owen
Date: 18 Dec 10 - 05:56 AM

A quick internet trawl will provide this :

There is a persistent urban legend, repeated by the now-defunct UK newspaper the Sunday Correspondent, which ascribes sexually suggestive names Ð such as Master Bates, Seaman Staines, and Roger the Cabin Boy (meaning to have sex with) Ð to Captain Pugwash's characters, and indicating that the captain's name was a slang Australian term for oral sex. John Ryan successfully sued both the Sunday Correspondent and The Guardian newspapers in 1991 for printing this legend as fact.

The cabin boy was called Tom.
The first mate was called Master Mate


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Subject: RE: Captain Pugwash theme tune Info.
From: TheSnail
Date: 18 Dec 10 - 06:05 AM

According to Wikipedia Captain_Pugwash

There is a persistent urban legend, repeated by the now-defunct UK newspaper the Sunday Correspondent, which ascribes sexually suggestive names – such as Master Bates, Seaman Staines, and Roger the Cabin Boy (meaning to have sex with) – to Captain Pugwash's characters, and indicating that the captain's name was a slang Australian term for oral sex. John Ryan successfully sued both the Sunday Correspondent and The Guardian newspapers in 1991 for printing this legend as fact.

The closest it gets is Master Mate and a sailor called Willy. It was Tom the Cabin Boy.


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Subject: RE: Captain Pugwash theme tune Info.
From: TheSnail
Date: 18 Dec 10 - 06:05 AM

Oops!


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Subject: RE: Captain Pugwash theme tune Info.
From: melodeonboy
Date: 18 Dec 10 - 06:39 AM

"Well, if you do it in G, as most folkies do, it's;

G,D,G,C,D x2

G,C,D, G,G7,C,Cm,G,C.D.G"

Yeh, I play it more or less like that, Silas, with just a couple of variations:

G,D,G,C,Am,D x2

G,C,Am,D,G,G7,C,Cm,D,G,D,G x2


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Subject: RE: Captain Pugwash theme tune Info.
From: GUEST,David Owen
Date: 18 Dec 10 - 06:39 AM

and whilst we're on the internet...this also :

The series had a memorable signature tune The Trumpet Hornpipe which was played by accordionist Tom Edmundson and arranged by Philip Lane. He had learned the tune from Jimmy Shand. The tune appears to have been popular from the mid-19th century, but its composer and country of origin are unknown. In the United States it is known as the Thunder Hornpipe.


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Subject: RE: Captain Pugwash theme tune Info.
From: Leadfingers
Date: 18 Dec 10 - 06:52 AM

We do this regularly when we are in any kind of Nautical Mode , and , as Dave McK says , use the A7 before the second D
I tend to alternate the ascending and descending melody line just for a variation . Descending on first run , then Ascending on second , then one of each on the third run through !


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Subject: RE: Captain Pugwash theme tune Info.
From: banjoman
Date: 18 Dec 10 - 09:31 AM

Its a great tune to play on the 5 string banjo, provided melodeons dont mess it up 'cos they dont have enough notes for the bass run


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Subject: RE: Captain Pugwash theme tune Info.
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 18 Dec 10 - 03:43 PM

For those who don't understand why the 'Trumpet' title, listen to those triplets (the 3 rapid notes).

There are various alleged claims on the net (Wikipedia is very shaky) about why the celebrated and once very popular Trumpet Voluntary, once attributed to Henry Purcel but now believed to be by his contemporary Jeremiah Clarke has that name, believe what you will.

But the triplets are the distinct 'articulation' sound produced (the banjo does this sound easily too, but by a different mechanical technique!) by 'triple tonguing' on the Trumpet, and indeed can be done on any member of the brass family, by interrupting the sound in a particular rapid manner. The rhythmic sound can also be emulated on any other instrument, including keyboards.

The same term is also used for a particular articulation effect on many wind instruments (flute, reeds as well as brass, and even whistles) these days.

There is 'double tonguing' and 'triple tonguing' articulation - the basis of them is that the player thinks of different sound vocalizations while playing, and produces different articulations - 2 or 3 as per the name - the 3 produces the 'triplet'. Wikipedia is a useful secondary source that explains this.


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