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Eighth of January

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Other  Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Tom Hanway, updated: 1/10/2010
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Notes: Originally known as 'Jackson's Victory' (while he was still popular) and later changed to the 'Eighth of January', we also know this favorite tune as the melody or "air" to the 'Battle of New Orleans'. Notice the Celtic-sounding drones and raggy syncopation I have put into the second part to give it more lift. I use a lot of staccoto-single-string work in the second part to capture the melody down the neck, but it could also be played an octave higher in a more legato-melodic style.

2 comments

Jack Baker Says:
Friday, January 8, 2010 @9:06:36 AM
Hey Tom, Nice to see you on here....visit with me next time you're in NYC...see ya...Jack

Tom Hanway Says:
Saturday, January 9, 2010 @9:10:28 AM
Sorry I missed you Jack, the weather prevented me from getting to see my old friends. I did my two gigs and got out of town as quickly as possible. I'm sorry I missed you.

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