E-Rolls In Lucy Campbell's ReelRepeat rolls embellishments
Posted 09 February 2017 - 06:57 AM
I have transcribe! but it doesn't help much. If you've been to his advanced classes maybe you have insight on this choice of fingerings and notes. The reel is in A and close as I can get is egee. You hear the roll in the first measure; pickup notes c# b,then e f# e followed by the "roll" and it's repeated in every measure of the first section. Any takers?
Btw, I think this set with Alec Finn's accompaniment is such a pinnacle of this genre. I could do without the bellows shake in the air but that's just me.
Posted 10 February 2017 - 02:02 PM
e c# B E F# E E-G-E -- e c# B e G# B c# F# F#
I'm never certain of the keys Noel plays in because some of the concertinas he uses in performances are not tuned to modern C/G.
Regardless, for this tune I'd be more likely to drop the key to G and do a D-A-D roll in that spot as follows:
d B A D E D D-A-D -- d B A d F# A B E E
Edited to add: By the way, those two sequences in Noel's key flow much easier on a Jeffries layout. On a Wheatstone layout you are forced to jump a finger between buttons at one point in the first group, either between the c# and B or the B and E. You'll want to play the push e before the G# in that second group, otherwise you have to jump two rows from the pull e to G# regardless of the layout if you are playing on a 30-button. Also play the push B after G# on a Wheatstone or you'll have to jump a finger from the pull B to the c#.
Edited by Bruce McCaskey, 10 February 2017 - 02:46 PM.
Posted 10 February 2017 - 08:24 PM
I hadn't thought about the different layouts and when in the A key, I have had to switch from pull e in some measures then back to push e to be able to play it at at least 75% of speed and it causes me to stumble. The set does sound more exciting in A, I do think.
I'll try out what you wrote out and see how it sounds:)
Posted 13 February 2017 - 01:27 AM
Posted 14 February 2017 - 11:09 AM
I could see how a c# might readily fit in there as a E-c#-G-E if you were good enough and fast enough, and certainly Noel is, so maybe he does it later in the tune.
Regardless, either way it appears to me that you have a solid handle on this now.
Edited by Bruce McCaskey, 14 February 2017 - 02:27 PM.
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