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Three Piratey Tunes From Sea Of Thieves

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Hi all,

 

As a fan of Sea of Thieves, one of my near-term anglo practice goals is to learn how to play the in-game concertina songs in real life. Fortunately, someone has kindly gone and transcribed the sheet music for three of the songs (the fourth is Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries)

 

Grogg Mayles:

https://musescore.com/user/1133871/scores/4922312

 

Bosun Bill:

https://musescore.com/user/1133871/scores/4947688

 

Becalmed:

https://musescore.com/user/1133871/scores/4922324

 

I'm having a tough time getting Grogg Mayles to fit on the 30-key anglo as written. I see where creativity and mild chord "suggestions" are necessary in some places - but if any of the more experienced folks here find a nice way to make some of the chords fit, I'd love to hear it.

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Ahoy there matey, you're in luck it's in Dm which is perfect for the C/G Anglo.

 

I'll work up an arrangement this evening and post it here for all ye would-pirates.

 

Great tune - very piratical-sounding!

 

 

Gary

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Aye, here 'tis one way o' playin' ye tune. In case it be copyrighted by the authorities, not sayin' where I got it from, just passing it along...

 

 

Grogg Mayles-Dm-ANGLO.pdf

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Posted (edited)

Amazing! And looking at "buttons played" I'm skipping well ahead in the "larger" Anglo in the Harmonic Style....... :)

 

Thanks again!

Edited by perspiration

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Not sure where you all are in your approach to the instrument, but maybe some of you have had a go at Bertram Levy's instructions, and by the by, he has a new booklet out these many years later.

I just want to send you in another slightly different direction by suggesting a look listen to Cormac Begley playing "ships a sailing" followed by another version called "Jackson's reel", and to finish off the set, Dunmore lasses. It doesn't get more "piraty". You can find it on his bandcamp site, on the cd "tunes from the church", track 10. It's pitched about 20cents flat. The banjo player is beyond good.

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@wes listening to this now and it's great. as far as where I'm at, i'm still brand new - mostly working my way left-to-right in Gary's books and considering lessons. what sort of different direction do you mean?

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