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But why?

Who is this "proper musician"?

What is their instrument?

And
why
did they transpose it into that key?

 

'They' didn't transpose it to Db, I did. Here's why. I think it will be a long,long time before I can play Lea Rigges proficiently Jim, regardless of the key!

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Pete. This tune appears in both the Laurence Leadly manuscript, as no 32 (untitled) in the original key of Bb major and in the John Clare manuscript, as the Savage Hornpipe, also in the key of Bb flat major, abc notation below, so I guess it must be traditional! Pete Cooper and Richard Bolton play a fine version of it on their CD, entitled The Savage Hornpipe.

 

Chris

 

Thanks Chris, I haven't managed to work my way through the whole of the Manuscript Room at the Village Music Project yet. Odd that it should be in the Laurence Leadley manuscript as I've just volunteered to transcribe it for the VMP. Matt Seattle's partial transcription 'The Fiddler of Helperby' was already out of print when I found out about it so I'll have to start from scratch!

 

It sounds right in Bb doesn't it? I'll add that to my collection. :)

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A tricky piece this one, it was a proper devil in the original key of A, in C#/Db it's a right b*gger. Not a problem though as we have a proper musician to show us how it's done ... :P :P :P B)

But why?

Who is this "proper musician"?

What is their instrument?

And
why
did they transpose it into that key?

I'm sure that there are lots of tunes/pieces which could be made more difficult by transposing them into odd keys, but what's the point? It's not a way I'd normally want to spend my weekend.

 

P.S. I don't really think it's any more difficult than in the original key of A, except for the fact that "nobody" practices the key of Db. On the English, that key (5 flats) also has a simple, consistent pattern, but it's a different pattern from the "more common" keys (up to 3 flats or 4 sharps), and probably very few players are used to it.

Oh for heavens sake pay attention, Jim. I AM the "proper musician"

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Oh for heavens sake pay attention, Jim. I AM the "proper musician"

Sorry, Dirge.

 

It's true, I haven't been paying proper attention this past week.

Too busy chasing runaway sheep.
;)

Haven't gotten around to even reading the ABC thread, since I'm sure I'll want to respond at greater length than I can afford.

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A little late for this weekend but here's one that I'm struggling with, too many triplets and repeated notes! A lovely tune though. :)

 

Before anyone says anything about the tempo I didn't write the file and it probably plays back at different speeds depending on the converter/software you are using.

 

X:1

T:Nurmisen's Polka

M:2/4

L:1/16

Q:1/4=130

C:Trad.

S:Folkmusic from South-Karelia

K:CMajor

|:G2E2 >c3d| c2B2 B4|d^cde (3 f-g-f d2|cBcd e2c2|G2E2 >c3d|c2B2 B4|\

d^cde (3 f-g-f d2|c2e2c2 z2:||:(3g-a-ge2 (3e-f-e c2|(3e-f-ed2 dcBA|\

G2B2 d2f2|a2g2 gfef|(3g-a-ge2 (3e-f-e c2|(3e-f-ed2 dcBA|G2B2 d2de|\

d2c2c2z2:||:C2E2 GGGG|F2A2 AAAA| G2B2 dddd|c2e2 eeee| C2E2 GG GG|\

F2A2 AAAA|G2B2 ddde| d2c2 c4:|

Edited by tallship

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A little late for this weekend but here's one that I'm struggling with, too many triplets and repeated notes! A lovely tune though. :)

 

 

That is lovely smile.gif

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I'm posting this early in the week to give everyone time to mutter and swear before the weekend! I hope Dirge spots this one because it's not a folk tune! Two versions here, one with and one without chords (for those who want an uncluttered midi playback). I think a lot of people will love the tune, one or two may even be able to play it - I can't, yet. :unsure:

 

X:1

T: La Partida

M: 3/4

L: 1/8

R: waltz

Q:1/4=160

K:Bmin

FGF^EF|:"Bm"d3FdF|d3FdF|"F#"de/d/c^Bc2|zEFE^DE|

"F#"c3EcE|c3EcE|"Bm"cd/c/B^AB2|zFGF^EF|

"B7"B2^A(BB)=c|B2A(GG)F|"Em"FG/F/E^DE2|zGFEDC|

"Bm"B,^A,B,CDE|"F#"FGFEDC|"Bm"B,C/B,/^A,B,DF|1BFGF^EF:|2BzF2F2||

|:"F#"feFfeF|feFfeF|"Bm"edFedF|edFedF|

"F#"dcFdcF|dcFdcF|"Bm"cBFcBF|cBFcBF|

"B7"BAFBAF|BAFBAF|"Em"FG/F/E^DE2|zGFEDC|

"Bm"B,^A,B,CDE|"F#"FGFEDC|"Bm"B,C/B,/^A,B,DF|1BzF2F2:|2B|]

 

X:2

T: La Partida (no chords)

M: 3/4

L: 1/8

R: waltz

Q:1/4=160

K:Bmin

FGF^EF|:d3FdF|d3FdF|de/d/c^Bc2|zEFE^DE|

c3EcE|c3EcE|cd/c/B^AB2|zFGF^EF|

B2^A(BB)=c|B2A(GG)F|FG/F/E^DE2|zGFEDC|

B,^A,B,CDE|FGFEDC|B,C/B,/^A,B,DF|1BFGF^EF:|2BzF2F2||

|:feFfeF|feFfeF|edFedF|edFedF|

dcFdcF|dcFdcF|cBFcBF|cBFcBF|

BAFBAF|BAFBAF|FG/F/E^DE2|zGFEDC|

B,^A,B,CDE|FGFEDC|B,C/B,/^A,B,DF|1BzF2F2:|2B|]

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I think a lot of people will love the tune, one or two may even be able to play it - I can't, yet. :unsure:

 

X:1

T: La Partida

M: 3/4

L: 1/8

R: waltz

Q:1/4=160

K:Bmin

FGF^EF|:"Bm"d3FdF|d3FdF|"F#"de/d/c^Bc2|zEFE^DE|

"F#"c3EcE|c3EcE|"Bm"cd/c/B^AB2|zFGF^EF|

"B7"B2^A(BB)=c|B2A(GG)F|"Em"FG/F/E^DE2|zGFEDC|

"Bm"B,^A,B,CDE|"F#"FGFEDC|"Bm"B,C/B,/^A,B,DF|1BFGF^EF:|2BzF2F2||

|:"F#"feFfeF|feFfeF|"Bm"edFedF|edFedF|

"F#"dcFdcF|dcFdcF|"Bm"cBFcBF|cBFcBF|

"B7"BAFBAF|BAFBAF|"Em"FG/F/E^DE2|zGFEDC|

"Bm"B,^A,B,CDE|"F#"FGFEDC|"Bm"B,C/B,/^A,B,DF|1BzF2F2:|2B|]

 

Funny. It's easy for me. Of course I play it on Hammered Dulcimer :lol: :P

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Funny. It's easy for me. Of course I play it on Hammered Dulcimer :lol: :P

 

Here's one I built earlier. I can't play it on that either!

 

Dulcimer.jpg

 

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Following on from Pete and his ABC for Proudlock's Hornpipe in another thread, I thought I would share 3 of my current favourite hornpipes, popular in many English sessions at the moment.

 

X: 1

T:Bielbie's Hornpipe

C:(Curlew or Green Bay Hornpipe)

Q:1/4=140

M:4/4

L:1/8

K:G

D2|:G3/2A/2 B3/2c/2 d3/2g/2 f3/2a/2|g2B2d2-d3/2B/2|\

c3/2e/2 A3/2B/2 c2c2|B3/2d/2 G3/2A/2 B3/2c/2 B3/2A/2|

G3/2A/2 B3/2c/2 d3/2g/2 f3/2a/2|g2B2d2-d3/2B/2|\

c3/2e/2 A3/2B/2 c3/2B/2 c3/2A/2|\

[1G2B2G2D2:|[2G2B2G3/2A/2 B3/2c/2

|:d2b2c2a2|B2g3/2f/2 g3/2d/2 B3/2G/2|F3/2G/2 A3/2B/2 c3/2A/2 F3/2D/2|\

G3/2F/2 G3/2A/2 B3/2A/2 B3/2c/2|

d2b2c2a2|B2g3/2f/2 g3/2d/2 B3/2G/2|F3/2G/2 A3/2B/2 c3/2A/2 F3/2A/2|\

[1A3/2G/2 G3/2F/2 G3/2A/2 B3/2c/2:|\

[2A3/2G/2 G3/2F/2 G4|]

 

X: 2

T:Watson's Hornpipe.

T:GHW.065

M:2/4

L:1/8

Q:1/4=140

C:Untitled in MS

S:George H.Watson,MS,Swanton Abbott,Norfolk,c1880

R:.Hornpipe

O:England

A:Norfolk

K:D

AGFG A2 d2|BGde dcBA|defe B2 (cd)|efge dcBA|!

AGFG A2 d2|BGde dcBA|defe B2 g2|fdec d4:|!

|:f2 (df) agfe|e2 (ce) aedc|defd B2 cd| efge dcBA|!

AGFG A2 d2|BGde dcBA|defe B2 g2|fdec d4:|]

 

X: 3

T:Tom Fowler's Hornpipe

T:JaW.124

M:2/4

L:1/16

Q:60

S:James Winder

R:Hornpipe

O:England

A:Lancashire

K:G

Bc | (dc)(BA) Ggfg | e4 d4 | (cd)(cB) (AB)(AG) | F4E4 |

(DE)(FG) A2B2 | c3d/e/ d2c2 | BAGA D2F2 | G6:: d2 | g2(bg) e2(ag) | "tr"f4d4 |

g2(bg) e2(ag) | "tr"f4 d2ef gddd gddd | gdgd gddd |

g3f edcB | ABAG F3E DEFG A2B2 | c3d/e/ d2c2 BAGA D2F2 | G6 :||

 

 

This particular, longer version of Tom Fowler's Hornpipe, is also known as Tom Tolly's Hornpipe, by some musicians.

 

Chris

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Following on from Pete and his ABC for Proudlock's Hornpipe in another thread, I thought I would share 3 of my current favourite hornpipes, popular in many English sessions at the moment.

....

Chris

 

Ooh goody, 2 nice new hornpipes to learn (I play Tom Tully's already) :-)

 

Edited to say, that now I see the dots, I play Bielbie's too - but I must know it by another name.

From Thesession website:

"Also known as Ballybunion Hop, The Ballybunion Hop, Beilby's, Bielbie's, Chaffpool Post, The Chaffpool Post, Curlew Hills, Curlew Hills Polka, The Curlew Hills Polka, The Curlew Hills Schottische, The Curlew Hills, Flowers Of Love, The Flowers Of Love, German Schottische, Glenbeigh, McDermott's Barn Dance, McDermott's Barndance, McDermott's Favourite, Morrison's Barn Dance, Morrison's Barndance, Morrison's Polka, The National Schottische"

 

But I may know it as Con Cassidy's - confusing isn't it.

Edited by spindizzy

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Thanks for the positive comments! All of the tunes I've posted in this thread and many more are in my Large Collection file if anyone wants it. The file will change from time to time as I collect more tunes, so it might be worth downloading from the same link every once in a while. :D

 

Pete's Large Collection

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All of the tunes I've posted in this thread and many more are in my Large Collection file[/url]

Thanks. That's -- large. I did notice that "T:It's a Long Way to Tipperary" had no "X:" before it, which confuses the file a bit.

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All of the tunes I've posted in this thread and many more are in my Large Collection file[/url]

Thanks. That's -- large. I did notice that "T:It's a Long Way to Tipperary" had no "X:" before it, which confuses the file a bit.

 

Oo! where's that in the file then? I'll fix it straight away Jeff! :)

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Oo! where's that in the file then? I'll fix it straight away Jeff! :)

 

I think I've found and fixed that problem now. ABC is such an unforgiving format, one mistake makes the whole file foul up!

 

Must do better, Must do better, Must do better, Must do better. Guess what? I've learned to copy and paste. :lol:

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