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#1 OFFLINE   mattz196

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 08:50 PM

Really like the new arrangement Kirk , definitely on my to do list. Ashamed to admit I don't know how to play it already.
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#2 OFFLINE   eddiez152

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 12:15 AM

Kirk,
Absolutely a great arrangement and lesson.
Nothin sweeter than the sound of music comin out of a 6 string box - EZ me Music / ASCAP "Music is a social act of communication, a gesture of friendship,the strongest there is"-Malcolm Arnold

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 06:58 PM

Thanks, gents, glad you like it. Posted Image

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 09:34 PM

That is a great arrangement alright - intro, verse, chorus(bridge maybe? I've only listened through once so far) anyway, and a nice outro/ending to finish - it brings out the melody and turns something we hear constantly in various renditions - mostly pretty awful - and turns it into quality music.

It's in fact not about a 'jolly' swagman at all, it's a tale of insurrection, worker's rebellion, betrayal, police corruption and murder. I'll try and track down the 'inside info' on the real events involved and put a link.

Here's the link to the lesson:

Waltzing Mathilda lesson
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Posted 26 February 2011 - 09:43 PM

Here's the link to a historian explaining what he believes were the facts of the case - it seems totally believable to me, but make up your own mind. You'll probably find it interesting whether you believe this version or not.

The Mathilda Myth
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#6 OFFLINE   Kirk Lorange

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 10:16 PM

You spell it with an 'h', carol ... is that the traditional way?

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 10:19 PM

Haven't a clue - I'll check it out. I must have got that 'h' from somewhere.
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Posted 26 February 2011 - 10:41 PM

I found some things: Mathilda of Flanders was wife of William the Conqueror and a descendant of Charlemagne. That's quite traditional. A quick check shows many refs with Mathilda/Matilda so I suppose it's whatever you feel like. I didn't see a raging argument over it, or even a discussion on the subject. Once again, it's a first for GFB.

Wikepedia says Mathilda is a less common spelling of Matilda.

A names site says
Matilda =
1. English form of the Latin Mathilda meaning 'mighty in battle'
2. Variant of the Scandinavian name Mathilda meaning 'mighty in battle'.

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 02:39 AM

View Postcarol m, on 26 February 2011 - 10:41 PM, said:

I found some things: Mathilda of Flanders was wife of William the Conqueror and a descendant of Charlemagne. That's quite traditional. A quick check shows many refs with Mathilda/Matilda so I suppose it's whatever you feel like. I didn't see a raging argument over it, or even a discussion on the subject. Once again, it's a first for GFB.

Wikepedia says Mathilda is a less common spelling of Matilda.

A names site says
Matilda =
1. English form of the Latin Mathilda meaning 'mighty in battle'
2. Variant of the Scandinavian name Mathilda meaning 'mighty in battle'.

Interesting ...




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Posted 27 February 2011 - 12:24 PM

Carol m,
That is quite a story behind that.
Nothin sweeter than the sound of music comin out of a 6 string box - EZ me Music / ASCAP "Music is a social act of communication, a gesture of friendship,the strongest there is"-Malcolm Arnold

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 12:05 PM

Hi Kirk,

Very nice arrangement (again).
Have to definitely agree with your closing remark in your introduction that "music is good for the soul"!

Cheers, Esko :smilinguitar:

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 08:48 AM

Hello everyone, I just registered and joined this blog. Where can I find tab or notation to Kirk's arrangement of "Waltzing Matilda"? I think that's a great piece of guitar orchestration, harmony, etc. Would like to start learning that one! Thanks, Judplay1

#13 OFFLINE   eskoven

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 10:22 AM

Hi Judplay1,

Try the following link;
http://www.guitarfor...matilda-remake/

Cheers


View PostJudplay1, on 04 March 2011 - 08:48 AM, said:

Hello everyone, I just registered and joined this blog. Where can I find tab or notation to Kirk's arrangement of "Waltzing Matilda"? I think that's a great piece of guitar orchestration, harmony, etc. Would like to start learning that one! Thanks, Judplay1

Edited by eskoven, 04 March 2011 - 10:22 AM.






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