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Gardener's Delight - New Tune By Chris Drinkwater


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I recently composed this jolly jig. As I don't have any means of making a good recording of it, and posting it here, like Al Day does, the best I can do is put the tune here in ABC format. By pasting it into the Tune-O-Tron converter, you can hear what it sounds like and print off a copy of the dots. This is the basic tune and is intended to be played and ornamented how you like. You can even slow it down and play it as a waltz, if you wish! If anyone feels brave enough to learn to play it, and likes it enough to post a recording of their playing of it here, that would be great. I composed it on the EC. It would be interesting to find out what anglo players and duet players make of it. Feel free to add chords. Referring back to a comment Mike Sam Wild made recently, I hope no one recognises this tune as similar to one they know or have heard before! All feedback welcome.

 

Chris

 

 

X: 1

T:Gardener's Delight

R:Jig

C:Chris Drinkwater

S: Copyright Chris Drinkwater 2010

M:6/8

L:1/8

Q:250

K:G

"G"G2B"D7"A2c|"G"Bdg "C"ece|"G"dBd "D7"cAF|"G"GAB "D7"A2d|

"G"G2B"D7"A2c|"G"Bdg "C"ece|"G"dBd "D7"cAF|cAF "G"G3:|

|:"G"dBd dBd|"D7"cAc cAc|"G"BGB BGB|"D"AFE D2e|1

"G"dBd dBd|"D7"cAc cAc|"G"BGB BGB|"D7"A6:|2

"G"G2B"D7"A2c|"G"Bdg "C"ece|"G"dBd "D7"cAF|cAF "G"G3|]

 

Edited to correct a mistake in the B part and add chords to it.

Edited by Chris Drinkwater
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Simples! as the meerkat says on our TV adverts. From ABc to sound file in a few seconds flat. Now playing it in G on the C/G Anglo

 

Nope Chris! It's new to me. Nice tune. I like the nice Morris sound . I often go to The Gardener's Rest where Sheffield Morris go after practcie. I'll slip it in there and gauge reactions.

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A question on the .abc file: Is the structure of the tune AABBCC or AABC or AABCBC? There's a |: which doesn't have a matching :| to see where the repeat is supposed to come.

 

Hi Larry - you are quite right, you have spotted the deliberate mistake. There should be no master repeat open sign |:, at the start of the B part. I have now removed it. The A part is 2 x 8 bars and the B part is 1 x 16 bars, making 32 bars in all, as you should hear when played back via the midi option on the Tune-O-Tron converter.

 

Thanks to all your kind comments about the tune. I feel inspired enough to have a go at composing another one at some point. And, Mike, you are right about the Morris feel to the tune. It's quite a 'bouncy' tune and I had had the same feel about it when I wrote and played it and could imagine the dancers doing their thing. I would be interested in the reaction you get, if and when you play it in public. Let me know!

 

Chris

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A question on the .abc file: Is the structure of the tune AABBCC or AABC or AABCBC? There's a |: which doesn't have a matching :| to see where the repeat is supposed to come.

 

Hi Larry - you are quite right, you have spotted the deliberate mistake. There should be no master repeat open sign |:, at the start of the B part. I have now removed it. The A part is 2 x 8 bars and the B part is 1 x 16 bars, making 32 bars in all, as you should hear when played back via the midi option on the Tune-O-Tron converter.

 

Thanks to all your kind comments about the tune. I feel inspired enough to have a go at composing another one at some point. And, Mike, you are right about the Morris feel to the tune. It's quite a 'bouncy' tune and I had had the same feel about it when I wrote and played it and could imagine the dancers doing their thing. I would be interested in the reaction you get, if and when you play it in public. Let me know!

 

Chris

 

 

It has the same feel as Maid of the Mill a nice bouncy sway to it.

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....If anyone feels brave enough to learn to play it, and likes it enough to post a recording of their playing of it here, that would be great....

Great tune, Chris. Especially the rhytmic shift of the B part's phrase in the first bars of the C part.

 

I like the tune enough to learn to play it, so I should be brave enough to post a (first) recording, shouldn't I. :unsure:

Just the plain tune, on an English. I do hope, others will follow.

 

GardnersDelight.mp3

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....If anyone feels brave enough to learn to play it, and likes it enough to post a recording of their playing of it here, that would be great....

Great tune, Chris. Especially the rhytmic shift of the B part's phrase in the first bars of the C part.

 

I like the tune enough to learn to play it, so I should be brave enough to post a (first) recording, shouldn't I. :unsure:

Just the plain tune, on an English. I do hope, others will follow.

 

GardnersDelight.mp3

 

 

Hi Leonard

Thanks for the compliments and for your recording of the tune on your EC, for us all to hear. It's a lovely recording and your playing nicely captures essence of the plain tune as written. :)

 

Chris

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I like this tune Chris and very much enjoyed playing it.

 

I hope that it's registered with the relevant copyright authorities so that if I play it at a gig you will benefit from it's citation on my set list.

(If it's not, DO IT NOW!) :D

 

A very handy tune I reckon and it's always great to have a nice shiny new one! Would slip in "varry canny" in a set of "Morrisy" 6/8s!

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I like this tune Chris and very much enjoyed playing it.

 

I hope that it's registered with the relevant copyright authorities so that if I play it at a gig you will benefit from it's citation on my set list.

(If it's not, DO IT NOW!) biggrin.gif

 

A very handy tune I reckon and it's always great to have a nice shiny new one! Would slip in "varry canny" in a set of "Morrisy" 6/8s!

 

 

I know Morrisey is from an Irish background but I always associated him and The Smiths with more miserable tunes wink.gif

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Great tune Chris. The PRS will point you in the right direction but one way of copyrighting it would be to post yourself a copy, signed, all sealed up and Recorded Delivery and never open it. Many writers do this.

 

Ian

 

Gosh, I never knew that, Ian. Thanks for that tip. You are being serious of course. You just have to remember where you put the recorded delivery envelope for safe keeping!

 

Chris

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Here's my attempt at it: recording and score. I've added some simple bass notes. Have a feeling I played the middle section wrong, though..

Great tune, Chris. Especially the rhytmic shift of the B part's phrase in the first bars of the C part.

GardnersDelight.mp3

 

I proudly succeeded in rendering that exciting rhythmic shift. And then I see that Chris edited his original post:

 

 

X: 1

T:Gardener's Delight

R:Jig

C:Chris Drinkwater

S: Copyright Chris Drinkwater 2010

M:6/8

L:1/8

Q:250

K:G

"G"G2B"D7"A2c|"G"Bdg "C"ece|"G"dBd "D7"cAF|"G"GAB "D7"A2d|

"G"G2B"D7"A2c|"G"Bdg "C"ece|"G"dBd "D7"cAF|cAF "G"G3:|

|:"G"dBd dBd|"D7"cAc cAc|"G"BGB BGB|"D"AFE D2e|1

"G"dBd dBd|"D7"cAc cAc|"G"BGB BGB|"D7"A6:|2

"G"G2B"D7"A2c|"G"Bdg "C"ece|"G"dBd "D7"cAF|cAF "G"G3|]

 

Edited to correct a mistake in the B part and add chords to it.

 

Rhythmic shift? No, just a mistake .... :huh: :blink: :wacko:

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As lots of others have said, a very enjoyable tune smile.gif

 

Here's my attempt at it: recording and score. I've added some simple bass notes. Have a feeling I played the middle section wrong, though..

 

It sounds pretty good to me and the bass notes add a bit more colour. smile.gif Your link to the score didn't work for me, though. Don't know why. sad.gif

 

Chris

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