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Tommy's Tarbukas

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Other  Key: Gm  Tuning: Open Gm (gDGBbD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by banjoistic, updated: 8/28/2018
Download: PDF | GUITAR-PRO

Notes: This is mostly melodic style with a bit of single-string in there. The fingerings are unusual, but not impossible.


Jack Baker Says:
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 @12:55:40 PM
Nice tab Gary. Would you call this a Hornpipe?...Jack

Jack Baker Says:
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 @12:58:36 PM
Very interesting meter to it. ...j

banjoistic Says:
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 @12:41:39 PM
Thanks, Jack. I'm not sure how to classify it. Maybe you can tell what it is from Alasdair Fraser's playing on this YouTube:

Jack Baker Says:
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 @1:39:47 PM
Oh ok, just heard it. It's a hornpipe or some would call it a reel...Jack p.s. great tune though...

navek55 Says:
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 @6:02:34 PM
A lovely rendition by Alasdair Fraser. This is definitely a reel and is also known as Bang The Floor, amongst others. Sharon Shannon also recorded it on her Out The Gap album. Hornpipes are played with the odd-numbered notes in a bar dotted to give it much more swing, compared with a reel. Hornpipe sheet music these days is commonly not written showing the dots because players take the dots for granted. Many hornpipes have been played as reels (and vice versa) and so the dots disappear and the effect on the tune is significant.

banjoistic Says:
Saturday, November 24, 2018 @5:42:23 AM
Very clear analysis, Kevan. Thanks.

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