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Here's a tricky little piece. Well, at least the variations are pretty busy, so if it's tipping down over the weekend settle down with this and limber up your fingers. Who said arpeggios aren't fun? I must point out that variation VI doesn't play back very well on midi but the notation is correct - linger over the quavers slightly and dash the triplets off. Have fun!

 

X:1

T:Oh!Dear! What can the matter be?

M:6/8

L:1/8

Z: Peter Dunk 18 July 2008

C: Trad - Variations by Tom Clough

K:Gmaj

d3 d3 | dBg dBG | c3 c3 | cAB cBA | d3 d3 | dBg dBG | ABc BcA | G3 G2 d :|

dBc dBc | dBg dBG | cAB cAB | cAB cBA | dBc dBc |dBg dBG | ABc BcA | G3 G2 d:|

L:1/16

"Var I"

|: d2BcdB g2BcdB | d2BcdB edcBAG | c2ABcA a2ABcA | c2ABcA agfed^c |

d2BcdB g2BcdB | d2BcdB edcBAG | E2G2c2 B2c2A2 | G6 G4 Bc :|

"Var II"

|: dcBcdB dcBcdB | d2B2g2 d2B2G2 | cBABcA cBABcA | c2A2a2 g2f2e2 |

dcBcdB dcBcdB | d2B2g2 d2B2G2 | E2G2c2 B2c2A2 | G6 G4 Bc :|

"Var III"

|: d2B2G2 D2G2B2 | dGBdgd bagfed | e2c2A2 D2F2A2 | FDFAdA agfed^c |

d2B2G2 D2G2B2 | dGBdgd bagfed | E2G2c2 B2c2A2 | G6 G4 Bc :|

L:1/8

"Var IV"

|:d2 b B2 g | GBd DGB | c2 a A2 c | DFA cBA |

d2 b B2 g | GBd DGB | EGc BcA | G3 G2 B/c/ :|

L:1/16

"Var V"

:| edcBAG edcBAG | BGBdgd bagfed | fedcBA fedcBA | FDFAdA agfed^c |

edcBAG edcBAG | BGBdgd bagfed | E2G2c2 B2c2A2 | G6 G4 Bc :|

L:1/8

"Var VI"

|: d (3BdB e (3cec | d (3BdB BAG | c (3AcA a (3bag | f (3gfe d (3ed^c |

d (3BdB e (3cec | d (3BdB BAG | EGc BcA |[1 G3 G2 B/c/ :|[2 G3 G3 |

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offtopic :P

 

... and here's something

for tallship for this weekend

or

here... just down the road from me, today till monday lunchtime.

Edited by spindizzy

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It would be nice but alas Liverpool is a fair step from Kent! I've not visited any Tall Ships at all this year which is a bit disappointing; I am a fan, but that's not the reason for my username, that's another story ...

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To me that tune is all greek to me. I now empathise with people who cannot read music. I'm keen to translate that alphabet soup into a language I can read.

Is there any "secret English business" in that code, or does it translate perfectly into Anglo? (or recorder, tin whistle & so on)

I presume the letters are notes of the same name?

Please, what is the significance of the capitals, and the numerals?

Are the vertical lines bars, and : the same as in written music?

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To me that tune is all greek to me. I now empathise with people who cannot read music. I'm keen to translate that alphabet soup into a language I can read.

Is there any "secret English business" in that code, or does it translate perfectly into Anglo? (or recorder, tin whistle & so on)

I presume the letters are notes of the same name?

Please, what is the significance of the capitals, and the numerals?

Are the vertical lines bars, and : the same as in written music?

The tune is presented in ABC format more of which more can be found HERE

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Is there any "secret English business" in that code, or does it translate perfectly into Anglo? (or recorder, tin whistle & so on)

I presume the letters are notes of the same name?

Please, what is the significance of the capitals, and the numerals?

Are the vertical lines bars, and : the same as in written music?

 

Hello Steve, no secrets here mate; abc is a text based scoring language that you don't need to learn unless you want to transcribe music yourself. To see, hear and print the music above simply highlight and copy the text and then paste it into an online converter like the Tune-O-Tron. Click submit and there you have it. You have the choice of listening to a midi playback or viewing and printing a high quality .pdf document. Enjoy!

 

Some folk can actually play straight from the abc I believe but that's not something I've ever attempted. There are plenty of learning resources on the net and more tunes in abc format than you could shake a stick at. Do bear in mind that they're all written by people like me so errors do creep in ...

 

Pete.

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What fun and how wonderful! A bit like Hanon (piano exercises) for the concertina!. What a great way to warm up every day... but it will be long time before I can the variations from memory.

 

Thanks,

Pamela

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Lester, Pete, thank you for the pointers.

Got it all written down now & turned into midi.

The tune-o-tron didn't like me, but once you know the code (thank you for the link Lester) it is straightforward (& quite fun) to copy it onto music staves.

A very pretty melody, much nicer than the version I had filed away to learn.

I stand in awe of anybody who can sight read (play) from that ABC notation.

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The tune-o-tron didn't like me

 

One important thing to remember is that the text must be pasted exactly as is, inadvertently add a blank line before the text and it will mess up; syntax is critical with abc. That said I've had the Tune-O-Tron act strangely one or twice recently, you could always try the converter at O'Regan's which has the added advantage of being able to transpose abc to other keys. :)

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Would I be correct in assuming this melody sounds particularly pleasant on an English?

 

The tune-o-tron now likes me. Problem solved (an operator problem, there is nothing wrong with the tune-o-tron)

It is an amazing tool.

For transcribing by hand, I found it more accurate to read from ABC than from staff notation (no lines to confuse with my no longer youthful eyes, just simple unmistakable "a-b-c")

 

Now that I have seen the tune-on-tron in action, my .midi/sheet music software is found to be wanting, must find something better. (or perhaps my software is fine, just suffering from operator trouble)

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Would I be correct in assuming this melody sounds particularly pleasant on an English?

 

Not when I'm playing it. Unless of course you would enjoy listening to it played very s-l-o-w-l-y! Sounds grand when Sal plays it on recorder or whistle and the Cut and Dry Band knock it out well on a handful of Northumbrian pipes. Not sure how hard it would be to play smoothly on an anglo but I won't be trying it just yet on the melodeon. <_<

 

Good to hear your getting on well with abc; like I said, there's a wealth of stuff out there on the net.

 

Oh, and if you thought that tune was a bit of a challenge, wait till you see what I've got lined up for next weekend. ;)

 

Pete.

 

Edited for the traditional typo. :rolleyes:

Edited by tallship

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Here's a tricky little piece. Well, at least the variations are pretty busy, so if it's tipping down over the weekend settle down with this and limber up your fingers. Who said arpeggios aren't fun? I must point out that variation VI doesn't play back very well on midi but the notation is correct - linger over the quavers slightly and dash the triplets off. Have fun!

 

 

Exellent tune!

There was some problem with displaying converted music, variation 6 was dropped off.

But I deleted first 5 and it displayed the last one.

So now I just have to print it and combine in one sheet.

I especially like the last one, with triplets.

The point is to learn to play it crispy, and with good rhythm.

 

Where is my metronome, when I need it?

Anybody seen my metronome?

Excuse me sir, have you seen my metronome?

 

Tha-an-ks!

Edited by m3838

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There was some problem with displaying converted music, variation 6 was dropped off.

Yes, for some reason the low res version only displays a single page, the .pdf shows the whole thing but prints it on two pages. Glad you liked the tune (and variations). Another one coming up at the weekend but that might be the last for a while due to lack of suitable material.

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Time for this weeks offering, a taxing little ditty with plenty of variations. If it plays too fast for you on the midi playback alter the Q: field in the header (fifth line down), changing this value to 100 will make it quite pedestrian. Oh, and don't ask me what on earth the title means because I haven't a clue!

 

X:1

T:Cuckold Come Out Of The Amery

M:4/4

L:1/16

Q:1/4=110

Z:Peter Dunk 20 July 2008

K:G

"1"

|: ABcA c3d e3d e2g2 | G2G2 B3c dBAG BcdB |

ABcA c3d e3d e2g2 | d2cB g2B2 A4 e4 :|

"2"

|: g3e c2g2 e2c2 efge | dcBA G2d2 B2G2 BcdB |

g3e c2g2 e2c2 efge | d2cB g2B2 A4 e4 :|

"3"

|: ABcA cdec efge cdec | GABG BcdB dBAG BcdB |

ABcA cdec efge cdec | d2cB g2B2 A4 e4 :|

"4"

|: gfef gfef gfed cdec | dcBc dcBc dcBA GABG |

gfef gfef gfed cdec | d2cB g2B2 A4 e4 :|

"5"

|: cege cege cege cege | Bdgd Bdgd Bdgd Bdgd |

cege cege cege cege | Bdgd g2B2 A4 e4 :|

"6"

:| A2ed c2ed A2ed c2ed | G2ed B2ed G2ed B2ed |

A2ed c2ed A2ed c2ed | BcdB g2B2 A4 e4 :|

"7"

L:1/8

|:gceg ce/f/ gc | gBdg GA/B/ de/f/ |

gceg ce/f/ gc | dc/B/ gB A2e2 :|

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Time for this weeks offering, a taxing little ditty with plenty of variations. If it plays too fast for you on the midi playback alter the Q: field in the header (fifth line down), changing this value to 100 will make it quite pedestrian. Oh, and don't ask me what on earth the title means because I haven't a clue!

 

X:1

T:Cuckold Come Out Of The Amery

M:4/4

L:1/16

Q:1/4=110

Z:Peter Dunk 20 July 2008

K:G

"1"

|: ABcA c3d e3d e2g2 | G2G2 B3c dBAG BcdB |

ABcA c3d e3d e2g2 | d2cB g2B2 A4 e4 :|

"2"

|: g3e c2g2 e2c2 efge | dcBA G2d2 B2G2 BcdB |

g3e c2g2 e2c2 efge | d2cB g2B2 A4 e4 :|

"3"

|: ABcA cdec efge cdec | GABG BcdB dBAG BcdB |

ABcA cdec efge cdec | d2cB g2B2 A4 e4 :|

"4"

|: gfef gfef gfed cdec | dcBc dcBc dcBA GABG |

gfef gfef gfed cdec | d2cB g2B2 A4 e4 :|

"5"

|: cege cege cege cege | Bdgd Bdgd Bdgd Bdgd |

cege cege cege cege | Bdgd g2B2 A4 e4 :|

"6"

:| A2ed c2ed A2ed c2ed | G2ed B2ed G2ed B2ed |

A2ed c2ed A2ed c2ed | BcdB g2B2 A4 e4 :|

"7"

L:1/8

|:gceg ce/f/ gc | gBdg GA/B/ de/f/ |

gceg ce/f/ gc | dc/B/ gB A2e2 :|

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Time for this weeks offering, a taxing little ditty with plenty of variations. If it plays too fast for you on the midi playback alter the Q: field in the header (fifth line down), changing this value to 100 will make it quite pedestrian. Oh, and don't ask me what on earth the title means because I haven't a clue!

 

X:1

T:Cuckold Come Out Of The Amery

M:4/4

L:1/16

Q:1/4=110

Z:Peter Dunk 20 July 2008

K:G

"1"

|: ABcA c3d e3d e2g2 | G2G2 B3c dBAG BcdB |

ABcA c3d e3d e2g2 | d2cB g2B2 A4 e4 :|

"2"

|: g3e c2g2 e2c2 efge | dcBA G2d2 B2G2 BcdB |

g3e c2g2 e2c2 efge | d2cB g2B2 A4 e4 :|

"3"

|: ABcA cdec efge cdec | GABG BcdB dBAG BcdB |

ABcA cdec efge cdec | d2cB g2B2 A4 e4 :|

"4"

|: gfef gfef gfed cdec | dcBc dcBc dcBA GABG |

gfef gfef gfed cdec | d2cB g2B2 A4 e4 :|

"5"

|: cege cege cege cege | Bdgd Bdgd Bdgd Bdgd |

cege cege cege cege | Bdgd g2B2 A4 e4 :|

"6"

:| A2ed c2ed A2ed c2ed | G2ed B2ed G2ed B2ed |

A2ed c2ed A2ed c2ed | BcdB g2B2 A4 e4 :|

"7"

L:1/8

|:gceg ce/f/ gc | gBdg GA/B/ de/f/ |

gceg ce/f/ gc | dc/B/ gB A2e2 :|

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The weekend weather forecast doesn't look too good in the UK, so here are a couple of tunes to get the fingers working, both should be played fairly staccato but it was too much trouble to try and get the abc spot on. These tunes appear on a CD called "The Wind in the Reeds" which is still available (in the UK at least). A brisk jig and a triple hornpipe seem to go well together and Pheasant's Dance is a particularly pretty tune. m3838 should enjoy this one. ;)

 

Pete.

 

X:1

T:Pheasant's Dance

D:Cut & Dry Band

O:Northumbria

M:6/8

L:1/8

Q:1/4=200

K:G

B2 c ded|c2 B ABc|dBG E2 A|FDF G3:|

B2 G c2 A|B2 G A2 g|dBG E2 A|FDF G3:|

BdB cec|AcA BdB|GBG AcA|FDF G3:|

f2 d gdB|gdB a2 A|Bcd E2 A|FDF G3:|

 

 

T: Rusty Gully

M: 3/2

L: 1/8

Q:1/4=130

K: Gmaj

|:G/A/B/c/ dG BG FA Ac BA|G/A/B/c/ dG BG DG GB AG:|

|:g2 f2 eg fd df ed|ce Bd Ac BG GB AG:|

 

Edited to correct the abc for Rusty Gully, which was, as Roger Gawley correctly pointed out (see below), musically incorrect. It plays much better now on the Tune-O-Tron! - Thanks Roger. :D

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