Irish On A G/d Anglo
Posted 20 August 2003 - 04:16 AM
So my question is, does anyone have information on Irish style fingering sequences for the G/D? Playing around with my own G/D. if you imagine it's a C/G and do fingering as you would for the key of G then on the G/D you end up with the D key but I can't figure out how you get a fingering sequence for the G scale on the D/G (other than just going up the G row that is).
By the way the festival was magic, so many top grade anglo players there. A must for anyone interested in Irish music.
Posted 20 August 2003 - 06:53 AM
First, though I don't play Irish music I have read a couple of tutors and been to workshops for the C/G, and it's clear to me that there are almost as many approaches to playing Irish on the C/G as there are players. It seems to me therefore there is little point in trying to duplicate a specific approach on the G/D. It would be better far to just get stuck in to the instrument and try to get the effect you want in a way that suits you. It's part of the beauty and fun of the anglo that there usually are several ways to achieve anything.
Second, I have encountered one or two G/D players of Irish music, and they mostly seem to play up-and-down the rows the way I would play English music. That's not to say they're right or wrong, mind.
Posted 20 August 2003 - 07:04 AM
I play Irish music on a 20 button G/D Lachenal.
So my question is, does anyone have information on Irish style fingering sequences for the G/D? Playing around with my own G/D.
Largely it's up and down the rows (and, as you would imagine, a lot of bellows reversals), but there are alternate fingerings for enough notes that I do go across the rows, usually for air reasons.
Given that a G/D gives you G, E minor, E dorian, and D, you can play the overwhelming majority of Irish tunes on the 20 button.
I don't tend to do a lot of the English style melody and chords, in large part because although this is a nicely restored instrument with new bellows, it still doesn't have enough air to play four notes simultaneously.
Posted 20 August 2003 - 07:25 PM
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Posted 21 August 2003 - 12:20 AM
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