Hellebore

  1. Simon DS
    Simon DS
    Another tune where Iím wondering, where did I hear this?
    -played by a great Belgian group?


    https://youtu.be/YHVJlysrxSE
  2. Gelsenbury
    Gelsenbury
    And apparently the hellebore is also called Christmas rose (https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/popular/hellebore), which makes it appropriate to the season! I think this is my favourite among the ones you have posted recently. Great tune!
  3. Frithjof
    Frithjof
    Great flow, Simon.
  4. Simon DS
    Simon DS
    Thanks Dennis and Frithjof, I found them!
    Here’s Hellebore played at piper speed https://youtu.be/oXUj4okEAZg

    And another tune I really like, simple and repetitive https://youtu.be/PKiprmZJ43M
  5. Gelsenbury
    Gelsenbury
    Naragonia sound great, that's just my kind of music!

    In which key do you play Hellebore there, Simon?
  6. Simon DS
    Simon DS
    I love that group too, their sort of pulse rhythm...
    The tune’s in G minor I believe (I don’t have the mandolin in my hands at the moment).

    I play it with capo at 5th so that anyone can play the same fingering on a mandolin just by shifting everything one string towards the sky (right handed). This would put the tune in Cm, which sound like a complicated key but it’s really just the relative fingering on the fretboard that I’d be inclined to learn.
    That way I can play it back in the original key when I pick up a mandolin using just a shift skill.

    If the capo is at the 7th fret a mandolinist would shift everything one string to the ground in order to play the ‘same’ finger movements.

    I didn’t try it, but maybe it’s easier to play in Am?
  7. Michael Romkey
    Michael Romkey
    What a cool tune! Love the way it starts off with a G minor arpeggio. We decided to take a quick run at it.

  8. Simon DS
    Simon DS
    Oops! Missed this.
    Really like this one Mike, the guitar gives it a nice staccato feeling too.
    I found it a difficult tune to play, or at least get the flow, it has a sort of melodic call response feeling.

    Also, by the way, all of you guys may have noticed I sent out lots of friend requests -because I looked at my profile and realised I had no MandolinCafe friends at all!
  9. Sherry Cadenhead
    Sherry Cadenhead
    How fun - and I love all versions!
  10. Christian DP
    Christian DP
    Capoed octave mandolin or A oval hole, you both deliver the tune wonderfully.
  11. Simon DS
    Simon DS
    Thanks, Mandolini !
  12. Gelsenbury
    Gelsenbury
    I'm revisiting this thread to hear your nice recordings of Hellebore again. Since your original posting I've done two things: bought the Naragonia album with this tune on it (highly recommended) and tried to learn this melody. Oh my! It doesn't have a lot of notes to remember, but that G minor arpeggio is quite a stretch!
  13. Simon DS
    Simon DS
    Ha, ha, Dennis I actually learned this on the octave without the capo.
    Talk about making the practice session hard so that the performance (with capo) is ‘easy’!
    I love this one:
    https://youtu.be/K1REDX8kMyk
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