Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Evolution of a tune...

In an earlier post, I gave a sneak preview of a tune I had composed.  The tune has since been refined somewhat.  As a side note: originally, the A part was in waltz time and the B part was in 4/4! Hoping to make it more widely accessible to melodeon players, who can never have too many waltzes, I revised the B part into 3/4. (The earlier post is the first revision -- perhaps someday I'll post the split-time signature version, which has a very different feel!)

Played on the C/F rows of a G/C/F Castagnari Jacky with the bandoneon voicing selected (LM) and the thirds turned off on the left-hand chords.  Here is "Nikolas Builds," copyright 2012.

And a direct link for those who wish to download the MP3.


  1. Very nice. Love the right hand harmonies ... very simple, but they make all the difference. Is the LM setting becoming a thing? I've noticed it in a number of places. At some point, you'll have to post sheet music.

  2. Oh, and a 3/4 - 4/4 tune wouldn't have been too crazy. Very Alsatian sounding, I would imagine. But you're right, nothing like a waltze.