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2011-11-03 - Sailor's Hornpipe

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Size: 344kb, uploaded 11/2/2011 3:04:35 PM
Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

My 4yo daughter has one of those electric mini pianos. I wanted to impress her a bit with my playing and also to practice some transcription skills and thus decided to arrange her favourite preset tune for banjo. It seemed perfect for some melodic banjo as it clearly seemed to be a fiddle melody. It also seemed so familiar but I didn't know the name. I asked a colleague who is a first violinist for a symphony orchestra and he thought it was a Scottish dance but didn't know the name either. Try googling a melody... Anyway, I eventually found out that the tune was called "Sailor's Hornpipe" or "The College Hornpipe" and in fact is a very popular fiddle tune. I guess I should feel stupid for not knowing... I made this arrangement some time in August and wanted to make this recording and arrangement a little project for my first banjo anniversary as I got my banjo on August 26, 2010. Unfortunately I didn't find the time to record it so I'm uploading this now two months late. The good thing about it is that I have had a lot of time to practice this tune so I'm quite content with the recording. I only had to play it a few times until I was mostly happy with the cut. The tablature to the recording is in my tab section.

2 comments on “2011-11-03 - Sailor's Hornpipe”

JanetB Says:
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 @5:45:47 PM

Nice, mellow sound with a smooth melodic touch. Does your little girl dance a little hornpipe? You can teach her!

f#dead Says:
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 @6:28:46 PM

That's nice. I'm looking at your tab now. Thnx for both.

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