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Others playing our tunes:

Les in Chorlton 30 Oct 13 - 11:41 AM
Mr Happy 30 Oct 13 - 11:51 AM
Les in Chorlton 30 Oct 13 - 11:56 AM
Richard Bridge 30 Oct 13 - 12:01 PM
Les in Chorlton 31 Oct 13 - 04:20 AM
Will Fly 31 Oct 13 - 05:23 AM
Les in Chorlton 31 Oct 13 - 05:58 AM
Pete Jennings 31 Oct 13 - 06:16 AM
GUEST,Jack Campin 31 Oct 13 - 06:25 AM
Les in Chorlton 31 Oct 13 - 06:34 AM
Les in Chorlton 01 Nov 13 - 04:30 AM
Les in Chorlton 02 Nov 13 - 04:24 AM
Les in Chorlton 04 Nov 13 - 01:21 PM
Will Fly 04 Nov 13 - 02:25 PM
Les in Chorlton 04 Nov 13 - 02:28 PM
Desert Dancer 04 Nov 13 - 02:52 PM
Les in Chorlton 05 Nov 13 - 03:27 AM
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Subject: Tech: Others playing our tunes:
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 30 Oct 13 - 11:41 AM

Hi Folks, just a plug for Songs and Tunes at The Becch M21 9EG:

Other People Playing Our Tunes
We thought it might be useful to be able to hear other people playing our tunes. I know they are not 'Our Tunes' - that is one of the basic tenets of folk music. Some do have acknowledged authors but the majority do not. Some of ours have been around for three or four hundred years and hundreds of people will have contributed to their evolution.

However, we do have a Tune Book and a loose collection of friends, 120 or so over the past 5 years, 68 on our current e-mail list, who come to the Beech fairly regularly and play in The Beech Band when ever they can.

We feel it is essential that people drop in and out of tunes as the feel appropriate - we call this 'An Arrangement'. Listening to other people play is great fun and a great way of spicing up The Beech Band.

I will put a link here abouts to YouTube pages on which people are playing tunes from our Tune Book. Some are solo and some are bands, some famous and some not so - but all good stuff - tell your friends.

Other People Playing our Tunes

Cheers

Les


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Subject: RE: Tech: Others playing our tunes:
From: Mr Happy
Date: 30 Oct 13 - 11:51 AM

Les,

Thanks for the links.

A very good illustration that most dance tunes really shouldn't be played at breakneck speed as this completely defeats their purpose ie dancing!


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Subject: RE: Tech: Others playing our tunes:
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 30 Oct 13 - 11:56 AM

Couldn't agree more Mr H.

All good tunes and much enjoyed and danced to at a staedy tempo


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Subject: RE: Tech: Others playing our tunes:
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 30 Oct 13 - 12:01 PM

Why is this prefixed "Tech"?


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Subject: RE: Others playing our tunes:
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 31 Oct 13 - 04:20 AM

Good qusetion Richard - I suppose because it is me putting stuff on our website.

Cheers


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Subject: RE: Others playing our tunes:
From: Will Fly
Date: 31 Oct 13 - 05:23 AM

Nice pages, Les.

I'm flattered to see meself at the top of the YouTube page linked to No. 18 - the "Westmoreland Waltz" - even though I'm playing a really crappy, beginner-on-the-violin version of it!

You might want to check the spelling of 'Westermorland', though... :-)


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Subject: RE: Others playing our tunes:
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 31 Oct 13 - 05:58 AM

Thanks Will, I may have been using the keltic spellin of that hsitiric plaice.

I suspect you will appear elsehwere playing great little tunes


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Subject: RE: Others playing our tunes:
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 31 Oct 13 - 06:16 AM

Fantastic, Les, thank you.


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Subject: RE: Others playing our tunes:
From: GUEST,Jack Campin
Date: 31 Oct 13 - 06:25 AM

Your page makes it pretty difficult to find anything - a YouTube search for each individual tune in your book? We're supposed to do 60 separate searches? Surely you can set up an easier way?


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Subject: RE: Others playing our tunes:
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 31 Oct 13 - 06:34 AM

All things are possible Jack. As it stands a click on the name of a tune takes you to a YouTube page with a number of versions of that tune being played.

I thought this would give people who came to our sessions some idea of what other people do with the same tunes. I know that some of the links on some pages are not to the tune in question - Oats & Beans throws up lots of kids singing. But it generally works.

I can add new tunes each day until all 133 of ours are there. I welcome other suggestions on this issue or any others about our website.

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Others playing our tunes:
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 01 Nov 13 - 04:30 AM

Ok Folks, we have 133 in The Beech Band Tune Book. All are availble as ABC Files, pdfs ie dots on the page, MIDI Files and so far I have put the first 80 - 'Others playing our tunes' - ie links to YouTube - on our website.

More fun down The Beech, M21 9EG - Songs 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, Tunes 2nd & 4th


Trust this is useful.


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Subject: RE: Others playing our tunes:
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 02 Nov 13 - 04:24 AM

120 attempted so far, a few missing because nobody has recorded them on YouTube and we have 2 or 3 composed by Steve Saxton, whistle player, whistle maker, writer, rambler and member of The Beech Band.


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Subject: RE: Others playing our tunes:
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 04 Nov 13 - 01:21 PM

133 tunes up now still a few missing - a great selection of mostly English country/social dance tunes played by an amazing collection of people and to be found in a range of formats on our website:


Have a look here

Or drop in at The Beech Inn, Chorlton, Manchester M21 9EG, second and fourth Wednesdays and join in the tunes

Cheers


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Subject: RE: Others playing our tunes:
From: Will Fly
Date: 04 Nov 13 - 02:25 PM

Great stuff, Les - more strength to your elbow. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Beech - seems like ages ago now - and one day, I'll be up there again!


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Subject: RE: Others playing our tunes:
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 04 Nov 13 - 02:28 PM

Thanks Will, anytime

Les


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Subject: RE: Others playing our tunes:
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 04 Nov 13 - 02:52 PM

So this is not what's under discussion here. (It gets interesting at about 25 seconds in.) :-)

~ Becky in Long Beach


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Subject: RE: Others playing our tunes:
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 05 Nov 13 - 03:27 AM

Hi Becky,

no not that but this:

http://www.folkatthebeech.org/

Although the two are connected. Our website supports our Tunes Session in a number of ways: Dates of events, photographs and tunes that we play ina number of formats. I have recently added links to YouTube of other people playing the same tunes as us.

Trust that's clear and useful.


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