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Tune new tunes

From joemac on 2/13/2016 9:11:03 AM

well it's wet and rainy outside  so I've decided to tackle two tunes that I've had on my radar for some time. One is the Morning Thrush and the other is Cooley's  I don't know how I've missed Cooley's  for so long, it's a mega tune.........how about you? What new tunes are you all looking at?

 

 

 

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Picking Dick says:
2/13/2016 9:21:08 AM

I'm a newby to ITB, so I'm playing scales and Irish tunes by ear so far. Tabs mostly confuse me, so I'm trying to use "real" music and tunes-by-ear to learn my way around the fret board. It's coming, I think . . .

joemac says:
2/13/2016 9:29:07 AM

Try learning Tenpenny money and a hornpipe called the boys of bluehill, two great starter tunes.

Picking Dick says:
2/13/2016 11:00:16 AM

Thanks--I have both of those in an old mouth harp book, but I'll have to transpose 'em.

joemac says:
2/13/2016 11:06:56 AM

Go onto a site called Irish mandolin tabs, there is thousands of tabs there, if your a sight reade,r like me, go to a site called..the session. It has thousands of tunes available for free, plus MP3 files of the tunes, you don't have to join to access them.

Picking Dick says:
2/13/2016 11:54:43 AM

Thanks, I have lots of Irish music. I've played it for years on my flutes and whistles and harps. Most of it's in the keys of G, D and A. All I gotta do is comfortably find where the notes are on my Banjoleles. They're tuned to CGDA which I read as GDAE. I can read tab, but I don't care for it.

Picking Dick says:
2/13/2016 11:55:24 AM

Thanks, I have lots of Irish music. I've played it for years on my flutes and whistles and harps. Most of it's in the keys of G, D and A. All I gotta do is comfortably find where the notes are on my Banjoleles. They're tuned to CGDA which I read as GDAE. I can read tab, but I don't care for it.

joemac says:
2/13/2016 11:59:35 AM

The mandolin site also carries the sheet music for every tune, that's what I meant.

banjopaul100 says:
2/13/2016 12:11:34 PM

there is a brilliant website for learing irish trad music in GDAE tuning it`s called
mandolessons.com it`s a free site and you can learn by ear they let you download tabs or sheet music !! they encourage learing by ear I am learing a tune called THE BAG OF SPUDS great reel !

joemac says:
2/13/2016 12:26:58 PM

Try listening to bag of spuds by Gerry OConnor, simply the best version of this tune. Good luck with it, I love playing that tune!

banjopaul100 says:
2/13/2016 12:42:45 PM

Hi Joe
I agree Gerrys version of bag of spuds is simply mind blowing !!

joemac says:
2/13/2016 12:54:19 PM

Yes mate, that's the version I play, a great tune.


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