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  1. Here's a well known tune from "The Bardic Museum" transposed to C from the original in Eb. PDF is Attached X:1 T:Gwr a'i Farch, Y T:Horse and Jockey T:Go To Berwick Johnny O:(This tune is usually danced in North Wales, by five persons) M:3/4 L:1/8 %%titlefont Helvetica, 22 %%subtitlefont Helvetica,16 %%composerfont Helvetica %%partsfont Arial, 20 %%partsbox %%gchordfont Arial, 16 %%barnumbers 1 V:1 V:2 clef=bass Q:1/4=130 K:Cmaj V:1 %%MIDI program 73 % flute " Old Welsh Jig" |:(GC) CG A/2G/2F/2E/2|(GC) CEGA|(GC) CG A/2G/2F/2E/2|(FD) DEFA:| |:(Cc)cG E/2F/2G/2E/2|Cc cCEG|c/2B/2c/2d/2 e/2d/2c/2B/2 c/2B/2A/2G/2|Ad dDFA:| |:(G2 A/2)G/2F/2E/2 A/2G/2F/2E/2|(G2 A/2)G/2F/2E/2 Gc|(G2 A/2)G/2F/2E/2 A/2G/2F/2E/2|(FD) DEFA:| V:2 %%MIDI program 1 % piano |:C,2 C,,2 C,2|C,2 C,,2 C,2|C,2 C,,2 C,2|G,,2 G,,2 G,,2:| |:[C,E,G,]4 [C,E,G,]2|[C,E,G,]2 [C,E,G,]2 [C,E,G,]2|[C,E,G,]2 z2 E,2|F,2D,2 B,,2:| |:[C,C,,]2 C,,2 C,,2|C,,2 C,,2 C,,2|C,,2 C,,2 C,,2|D,,2 D,2 z2:| Y Gwr a'i Farch.pdf
  2. Have a browse though this, you may need to transpose the music though! The Bardic Museum
  3. Please note that the above post has been ammended and the tune changed slightly!
  4. There I was minding my own business, when a half written tune from some time ago popped into my head and I've now completed it. I'm fairly happy with it but there is a bit in the B music that I can't seem to get any better than it is. All comments/suggestions are welcome. There's a midi generated mp3 file to listen to which gives a reasonable guide to the tune, if a little wooden. ABC is included and PDF attached. St.Mary in the Marsh Reel - mp3 ABC: X:1 T:St.Mary in the Marsh Reel, The C:Pete Dunk. October 2019 M:C| L:1/8 %%titlefont Helvetica, 22 %%subtitlefont Helvetica,16 %%composerfont Helvetica %%partsfont Arial, 20 %%partsbox %%gchordfont Arial, 16 %%barnumbers 1 %%MIDI program 73 % flute %%MIDI chordprog 1 % piano V:1 gchord=down V:2 P:(AB)4 Q:1/2=72 K:Gmaj V:1 P:A |:"G"D2 DG .B2B2|"C".c2c2 "D"A4|D3 F .A2A2|AGAB "G"G4| "G"D3 G .B2B2|"C".c2 cc "D"A4|D2 DF A2"C"c2|"G"BAGF "G/D"G4:| P:B |:"G"B2G2 BddB|"C"A2A2 "Em"AGED|"C"EAA2 AGAB|cB"D"AG ED"G"GA| "G"B2G2 BddB|"C"A2A2 E2AG|EGAB "Am7"cBGE|"D"AGFA "G"G4:| St.Mary in the Marsh Reel.pdf
  5. Interesting, the version in Nick's book has the low G's and although the key signature doesn't change, all of the B's in the C music are marked as flat.
  6. Here's a great tune I've just transcribed from a mid-19th-century manuscript, the change of key adds a lot of interest. X:0616 T:Feathers. Roose. 0616, The T:Cotillon M:6/8 L:1/8 Q:3/8=110 K:G |:D|G2G G2g|gfe d3|c2B A2G|FGA D3| G2G G2g|gfe d2c|BAG DGF|G3G,2:| |:D|D2D D2d|dcB c2A|D2D D2d|cBA B2G| G2G G2g|gfe d2c|BAG DGF|G3G,2:| K:Bb |:A|BAB G2A|BAB G2A|BAG BAG|A2D D2A| BAB G2A|BAB G2d|dcB AGF|G3G,2:|
  7. Oops, sorry, you say for internal repair? Make two U shaped bits of timber that will slide into the valley of the two outer folds next to the bellows frames. Cut two bits of timber to wedge between the frames you have fitted, long enough to hold the bellows at full stretch without undue stress.
  8. I'm not a pro but a carefully cut piece of timber will fit snuggly inside the bellows and prevent them from closing.
  9. Thanks Wolf, I hope you enjoy it!
  10. Hi Jody, I'm really pleased you like the tune, thank you. I'm not at all precious about the arrangement as written, the chords were added to suit the D/G melodeon player in the morris side. Please feel free to change the chords and/or arrange in anyway you see fit, I can't wait to see what you do with it!
  11. I don't write many tunes but here is one I'm quite pleased with. The tune is dedicated to a young boy, son of one of the dancers in the morris side I play for, who had a rare disease which proved fatal. Young Evan was an honorary member of the side and the Squire wrote a new dance in the Lichfield style to celebrate his life, I was very pleased to dedicate the tune to him. Once the dance is established and well-rehearsed I'll post a link to a video of the side dancing it, in the meantime here's the tune. X:1 T:Evan Maguire C:Pete Dunk M:4/4 L:1/8 %%titlefont Helvetica, 22 %%subtitlefont Helvetica,16 %%composerfont Helvetica %%partsfont Arial, 20 %%partsbox %%gchordfont Arial, 16 %%barnumbers 0 %%MIDI program 73 % flute %%MIDI chordprog 1 % piano P:A.(AB)4.AAB V:1 gchord=down V:2 Q:1/4=140 K:G P:A "G"B2 cB "D"A2d2|"C"cBAG "Em"GF"Am"ED|"G"G2 AB "C"cBAG|"D"A2 .d2 dcBA| "G"B2 cB "D"A2d2|"C"cBAG "Em"GF"Am"ED|"Em"GFGA "C"d2 "D"cA|"G"B2 .G2 GABc|| P:B "G".d2 dB "D".c2 cA|"G".B2 BG "D"AFED|"Em"EFGA "Bm"Bcde|"Am"e2 .A2 "D7"AcBc| "G".d2 dB "D".c2 cA|"Em".B2 BG "C"AF"D"ED|"C"EDEF "Em"GF"C"Gc|"G"B2.G2 G2 z2|]
  12. Hi Aldon, I'm pleased you like the look of the arrangements and I hope you enjoy playing them. Sorry for the slow reply but I don't drop in here as often as I should.
  13. Here's a link to Vin Garbutt singing My Love's in Germany, fast forward to 2:12 to hear the song, Vinny's intro is good but he was from Teesside with a very strong accent which may be difficult for non-native UK English speakers to understand.
  14. It's been a long time since I last posted. Here's a fun tune with chords for the duet players to vamp. If you don't like chords names under the staff just deleted the two V: fields in the body text. X:40 T:Pterodactyl Two-Step/Drowsy Dragon %%titlefont Helvetica, 22 %%subtitlefont Helvetica,16 %%partsfont Arial, 20 %%partsbox %%gchordfont Arial, 16 %%barnumbers 1 %%MIDI program 73 % flute %%MIDI chordprog 1 % piano P:I.(ABCDE)3 M:6/8 Q:3/8=100 L:1/8 K:Treble K:G V:1 gchord=down V:2 P:I "Pre-Intro"E2e E2 e|E2 e E2 e|"Intro" B3 A3|G3 F3|| P:A |:"Em" EFG B2 e|"C7" _B2 e "B7"=B3|"D7"ABc "G"BAG|"A" A2 _B "B7"=B3| "Em"EFG B2 e|"C7"_B2 e "G"d2 e|dcB "B7"AGF|"Em"E2 e E3:| P:B |:"Em"E2 e "C"E2 e|"G"dcB "D"AGF|"Em"EFG "D"FGA|"C"Ac_B "B7"=B2 G| "Em"E2 e "C"E2 e|"G"dcB "D"AGF|1"Em"EFG "D"FGA|"A"E3 "B7"F3:|2 "Em"E3 "D"F3|"C7"A_BA G2 F| P:C |:"G"GBG [_B2e2] "C7"[Be ]|"G"GBG [_B2e2] "C7"[Be ]|"G"dBG "A/F#"^C2 E|"D"DEF "D/F#"B2 A| "G"GBG [_B2e2] "C7"[Be ]|"G"GBG [_B2e2] "C7"[Be ]|"G"dBG "D7"ABA|"G"G2 "D"B "G"G3:| P:D |:"C"Ace "D"^dec|"G"BGD "G/B"BGD|"C"Ace "D"^dec|"G"B3 "G/B"B3| "C"Ace "D"^dec|"G"BGD "G/B"BGD|"Em"EFG "D"F2 D|"A"E6:| P:E "Em"EFG B2 e|"C7"_B2 e "B7"=B3|"D7"ABc "G"BAG|"A" A2 _B =B3| "Em"EFG B2 e|"C7"_B2 e"G"d3/2 z/ e|dcB "B7"AGF|"Em"E2 z e2 z||
  15. Dinkeldorfed, Hmm. Is that like being "hoist by your own petard" I wonder?
  16. I agree with Don, whereas the Coursera course assumes no prior knowledge of music theory, it does expect an undergraduate level of comprehension and learning ability, this is after all a university offering free tuition and it takes no prisoners. I'm a fair to middling reader and would expect to play most straight forward folk type tunes up to four sharps and three flats at three quarter speed first time through, but I only made it just over halfway through the Coursera thing before I gave up. Horses for courses I guess. The music theory section of the 8notes website is helpful and free, it's a good place to start.
  17. This is one of the prettiest tunes I've heard for some time and here we have a recording of the composer inviting us to enjoy the tune, do so! X:1 T:Fée des dents T:Avec la persmission du compositeur C:André Brunet S:http://mustrad.udenap.org/tounes/TQ449_la_fee_des_dents.html N:TQ449 N:http://www.mustrad.udenap.org/lerepertoire.html O:Québec M:6/8 L:1/8 Q:3/8=100 Z:Éric Lortie/Peter Dunk. Projet Identitairs. 2017 K:G P:A |:B2D2 GA|Bdc BAG|c2E2 FG|FAG FED|B2D2 GA| Bdc Bgf|eg d2 cB|ABF G3::[P:B]e4 dB|ced BcB| d2B2 AG|Bdc BAG| e2e2 fg|af d2 cB|ced cBA|AGF G3:| Here is the tune played by the composer as I understand it: Fée des dents
  18. Unless I'm mistaken I had the pleasure of playing alongside Cohen some years ago when he was just a boy but already a remarkably good violinist. This was a weekend workshop with Alistair Anderson, learning to play the Steel Skies suite at The Elephant in Lewes. His talent was formidible then and it would seem it has continued to grow, wonderful to see!
  19. Thanks Wolf, a Merry Christmas to you and yours too!
  20. Hot off the press is a collection of 381 québécois tunes originally noted down by Isidore Soucy (1899 - 1962) and here transcribed by Jean Duval in PDF format. There is also an alphabetical list of the tunes which link to a page with information about the tune and more importantly in most cases a link to a video of the tune being played. Enjoy!
  21. My new earworm is a Playford tune, a wonderful triple time hornpipe called Well Hall. Skip straight to the tune now if you have no interest in the vagaries abc notation itself! [abc geek] I came across it reading a post about ABC software being unable to play an accompanyment using the guitar chords in the tune if the time signature is one of the less common ones. It can handle all of the simple time beats plus the common compound time signatures 6/8 and 9/8 but anything top heavy 3/2, 6/4, 12/8, or that won't make groups of equal length notes per beat like 5/4 or 7/8 cannot be played back unless the program is given more information. The final directive in the file header - %%MIDI gchord fcc - gives the software the rythmn, fcc meaning fundamental, chord, chord, with emphasis on the fundamental. Not ideal for a 3/2 hornpipe but at least you get the chords playing [abc geek/] X:69 T:Well Hall C:Playford, 1679 Q:1/2=120 M:3/2 L:1/8 %R:hornpipe % leave commented! correct but generates error msg %%titlefont Helvetica 22 %%subtitlefont Helvetica 16 %%composerfont Helvetica 16 %%wordsfont Helvetica 16 %%partsfont Arial 20 %%partsbox %%gchordfont Arial 16 %%barnumbers 1 %%MIDI program 40 % violin %%MIDI chordprog 0 % piano %%MIDI gchord fcc K:Dm clef=treble V:1 gchord=down P:A |:"F"A2c2d2c2f2A2|"C"G4E4B4|"F"A2c2d2c2f2g2|\ "Dm"a8 "C"g4|"Dm"a2g2f2c2d2f2| "Bb"d4F4 "F"A4|"Gm"G2A2B2c2A4|"C"B6c2B4::\ P:B "Bb"B2F2G2F2G2B2|"Bb"D6B2D4| "C"E2G2A2G2A2c2|"C"E6c2B4|"F"A2c2d2c2f2c2|\ "Bb"d6efg2d2|"C"e2c2A2a2f2a2|"F"f6g2f4:| V:2
  22. ABC X:1 T:Nancy C:Tom Clough M:2/4 L:1/8 %%titlefont Helvetica 22 %%subtitlefont Helvetica 16 %%composerfont Helvetica 16 %%wordsfont Helvetica 16 %%partsfont Arial 20 %%partsbox %%gchordfont Arial 16 %%barnumbers 1 Q:1/4=105 K:D A|dD FA|df/e/ dA|d/c/d/e/ g/f/e/d/|ce AB/c/|dD FA|df/e/ dA| Bg f/e/d/c/|d2d::f/g/|a>b ag/f/|g>a gf/e/|fe/d/ g/f/e/d/|ce AB/c/| dD FA|df/e/ dA|Bg f/e/d/c/|d2d::[L:1/16]A2|dcBA GFED| F2A2 d2A2|dcde gfed|cdec ABcA|dcBA GFED|F2A2 d2A2| B2g2 fedc|d4d2::fg|aAaA bagf|gAgA agfe|fdfd gfed| cdec ABcA|dcBA GFED|F2A2 d2A2|B2g2 fedc|d4d2:|
  23. Here's a version of Nancy Clough played on English concertina. I can put the abc up if anyone is interested. Nancy Clough
  24. Here's a lovely trad tune (Swedish I think) called Hårgalåten. Midi from the abc doesn't give the right feel for this hambo, as anything in 3/4 is treated as a Vienese waltz with the emphasis on the first beat and a very Oom, pah, pah, pulse. Here's a nice version on Youtube: Hårgalåten I have edited John Chambers' abc transcription to add chords and spread the notation out a bit as it seemed very cramped. PDF is here. X:1 T:H\aargal\aaten O:trad R:hambo Z:John Chambers <jc@trillian.mit.edu>. Edited by Peter Dunk 2017 N:There are several incompatible versions of this tune. N:It is played in Gm, Am, Dm and sometimes in major. M:3/4 L:1/8 P:(AABC)2 %%titlefont Helvetica, 22 %%subtitlefont Helvetica,16 %%partsfont Arial, 20 %%partsbox %%gchordfont Arial, 16 %%barnumbers 1 V:1 gchord=down V:2 Q:1/4=120 K:Am V:1 P:A |:"Am"e2 e>f e>d|d>c c>E A>c|"E7"c>B B>E ^G>B|1,3 "Am"A>^G A>B c>d:|2,4 "Am"Az A4| P:B |:"C"c>d e2 c2|"G7"d>e f2 d2|g2 g>a g>f|"C"f>e e4|c>d e2 c2|"G7"d>e f2 d2| g2 g>a g>f|"E7"f>e e4|"Am"e2 e>f e>d|d>c c2 A>c|"E7"c>B B>E ^G>B| "Am"A>^G A>B c>d|"Am"e2 e>f e>d|d>c c2 A>c|"E7"c>B B>E ^G>B|"Am"Az A4:| P:C |:"Am"A2 {BA}^G2 A2|"E7"B2 {cB}A2 B2|"Am"c>d c>B c>d|"E7"e2- e>d c>B|"Am"A2 {BA}^G2 A2| "E7"B2 {cB}A2 B2|"Am"c>d c>B c>d|"C"e2 f2 ^f2|"G7"g>f d2 (3def|"C"e>d c4| "E7"e>d B2 (3Bcd|"Am"c>B A4|"Dm"a>f d2 (3def|"Am"e>c A2 A>c|"E7"B2 B>d c>B|"Am"Az A4:|
  25. When suggesting the removal of vmp. from the Z: field, I wasn't including the name of the transcriber, who in this case should still be credited with parts A, B and C. You could also credit John Chambers for parts D and E and even add a note about your minor edits and idea of combining all of the parts, that all makes very interesting reading in fifty years time when someone unearths a previously unknown five part version of Tink A Tink.
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