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Maid Behind the Bar, The (standard)

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Other  Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Tom Hanway, updated: 3/13/2016
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Notes: Here is an almost bare bones arrangement (standard notation) for the traditional reel in D major. Notice how I use an F# in spots (not the usual B-note). I've also changed a commonly played triplet (B-part) to two 16th notes followed by an 8th note, which has more punch, less bounce, than the triplet. It's called a "treble" no matter how it is notated.

4 comments

peter somerville Says:
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 @1:38:25 PM
great arrangement Tom

Tom Hanway Says:
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 @1:46:02 PM
Thanks, tab on the way....

peter somerville Says:
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 @4:35:00 PM
had a more studied go thru your arrangement Tom. yep nice. i'll steal that grace note in the bm bar! and try to work in some variations, ease up on the triplets and less bounce.

Tom Hanway Says:
Saturday, March 12, 2016 @6:18:53 PM
Well, the bounce thing is relative, and it all depend on the context and with whom one is playing, session or gig. None of this is written in stone.

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