Salton polka

Also known as El Saltón.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

Salton has been added to 7 tunebooks.

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One setting

1
X: 1
T: Salton
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
G|:ce cB| AG EG| FD EF|AG EG|
ce cB| AG EG| FD B,D|[1 C3 G:|[2 C2 CD||
EC EC| FG FE| FD EC|
DE DC| B,C DE| FG FE| DC B,D|
C2 CD| EC EC|FG FE| FD EC|
DE DC| B,C DE|FG FE| DC B,D|
C4|:G2 AB|c2 dc| B3 c|
A2 AB|[1 G4:|[2G3 A|| F2 FG|E4|
A2 AB| G2 GA| F2 FG|E4|
A2 A B| G2 GF| G2 AB|c3 G|:ce cB|
AG EG| FD EF|AG EG|ce cB|
AG EG| FD B,D|[1 C3 G:|[2 C2 CD||
EC EC| FG FE| FD EC|DE DC|
B,C DE| FG FE| DC B,D|C2 CD|
EC EC|FG FE| FD EC|DE DC|
B,C DE|FG FE| DC B,D|C3 G|
EG EG| EC CA| FA FA|FD DG|
EG EG| EC CA| FA FA|FD GG|
EC AA| FD GG| EC AA|FD DE|
DC B,D|:C2 CE|DC B,D|GE CE|
DC B,D:|C2 C G|:AB AG|FE FE|
DB, DD|ED CG|AB AG|FE FE|
DC B,D|[1C2 CG:|[2C3 C||EC EC|
E2 EC|EC EC|F2 FC|EF EC|
EF EB,| DB, DE| C3 c|ec ec|
e2 ec| ec ec| f2 fc|ef ec|
ef eB| dB de| c3 G|:ce cB|
AG EG| FD EF|AG EG|ce cB|
AG EG| FD B,D|[1 C3 G:|[2 C2 CD||
EC EC| FG FE| FD EC|DE DC|
B,C DE| FG FE| DC B,D|C2 CD|
EC EC|FG FE| FD EC|DE DC|
B,C DE|FG FE| DC B,D|C3 G|
EG EG| EC CA| FA FA|FD DG|
EG EG| EC CA| FA FA|FD GG|
EC AA| FD GG| EC AA|FD DE|
DC B,D|:C2 CE|DC B,D|GE CE|
DC B,D:|C2 CG|:AB AG|FE FE|
DB, DD|ED CG| AB AG|FE FE|
DC B,D|[1C2 CG:|[2C4||
|:G2 GF|E2 EF|G2 E2|Gc GF|ED EF|
G2 E2|EF DE|C2 DC|B,4|EF DE|
C2 DB,|C4|EF DE|C2 DC|
B,4|EF DE|C2 DB,|[1C4:|[2 C3 G||
|:ce cB|AG EG| FD EF|AG EG|ce cB|
AG EG| FD B,D|[1 C3 G:|[2 C2 CD||
EC EC| FG FE| FD EC|DE DC|
B,C DE| FG FE| DC B,D|C2 CD|
EC EC|FG FE| FD EC|DE DC|
B,C DE|FG FE| DC B,D|C3 G|
EG EG| EC CA| FA FA|FD DG|
EG EG| EC CA| FA FA|FD GG|
EC AA| FD GG| EC AA|FD DE|
DC B,D|:C2 CE|DC B,D|GE CE|
DC B,D:|C4||

Nine comments

El Saltón (The Jumping)

This is an asturian tradicional song. It’s played by a piper and a drummer while one or more couples are dancing it, so it isn’t played very quickly (except that you want to kill the dancers). However its played very often by a lonely piper or a band without dancers, in this case you are able to be faster.

This song is a mixture of others songs (mudanzas), and it’s all the time jumping from one to other (that’s the reason of its name). It has an estructure which is repeated each time, common to all pipers, and then a new mudanza is added. There are almost as many Saltón’s versions as pipers because each one adds the mudanzas that he likes. In fact, any 2/4 song is able to be added.

Some videos (you can realize that there are a lot of versions)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHhZjMTyYVU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSxB635roAA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyMRrMo3quw&feature=related


In these videos you can see diferent sorts of ornamentation. ¿trills? (sorry, don’t know the word in english) are the most frequent.

Sorry for my English, and regards from Asturias.
I will submit more asturian tunes.

What is that transcription… ??! You have to learn to write tunes.

ouch, I hate computers. I’m fixing it! Sorry

Sorry I don’t have time at this moment to give your videos a closer listen, but I think you’ve messed up the transcription in other ways too ~ that it might go better this way ~

|: cecB AGEG | FDEF AGEG | ~

I’ll try to make some time on the weekend to give it a fairer consideration…

Salton

Not quite.😲

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Not quite fixed, that is.
Take another look at the submission form, instructions and M: value, Asturtzale, among other things.🙂

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You are also not allowed to add other headers at the top of the ABCs besides the ones that the site provides. You would need to change your transcription to match those default values.

Asturzale,
Have a look at this salton which shows how to fit the formats:
https://thesession.org/tunes/6014

Is it true in your Salton you have sometimes 8 bars, sometimes 10 or is this a mess of the abc??