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Jul 7, 2020 - 11:33:19 PM
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Inspired by @maryzcox. I looked at sheet music for John Stenson's #2, the Irish tune. But this is different, and is the American version, I can't find a tab for it, but I combine Mary, Janet Burton, and @banjolemonade's version. Sorry @banjolemonade I don't know your actual name, but this is your B part, and I really like the B part, with that falling chord sequence and drop thumbs. Anyway, I hope you like it too.


Jul 8, 2020 - 8:34:08 AM

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Learned from Mary Z., that's become one of my favorite things to play. I've already morphed it on the second chord in part B (in C) from her Am to Em. (I think I've said that right.) Not only easier to play (at least in double-C), it sounds better to my ear. I have to stop listening to your fine rendition because, after your third chord, I want to take it yet somewhere else. -- And I still have to figure out what my fingers have to do to play what I hear in my head. That's how traditional music works. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jul 8, 2020 - 8:46:42 AM

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Originally posted by davidppp

Learned from Mary Z., that's become one of my favorite things to play. I've already morphed it on the second chord in part B (in C) from her Am to Em. (I think I've said that right.) Not only easier to play (at least in double-C), it sounds better to my ear. I have to stop listening to your fine rendition because, after your third chord, I want to take it yet somewhere else. -- And I still have to figure out what my fingers have to do to play what I hear in my head. That's how traditional music works. Thanks for the inspiration.


Thanks David, post the results up here when you're happy, I'd love to see where it goes 

Thanks for the feedback,

Andy

Jul 8, 2020 - 12:26 PM
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Originally posted by Andyrhydycreuau
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Originally posted by davidppp

Learned from Mary Z., that's become one of my favorite things to play. I've already morphed it on the second chord in part B (in C) from her Am to Em. (I think I've said that right.) Not only easier to play (at least in double-C), it sounds better to my ear. I have to stop listening to your fine rendition because, after your third chord, I want to take it yet somewhere else. -- And I still have to figure out what my fingers have to do to play what I hear in my head. That's how traditional music works. Thanks for the inspiration.


Thanks David, post the results up here when you're happy, I'd love to see where it goes 

Thanks for the feedback,

Andy


With double-C tuning and no fretting of the 5th string, here are my chords for the B part in a TAB format that I've never seen before but will work for now.  These are the fretting numbers of strings 4, 3, 2, and 1 in that order:

0045 (a C).  Instead of the Am 4205, I like the barred Em 4445.  As always, the voicing and droning are essential parts of the sound.  I think you then go to a C7 4305.  To follow that, I want to go to an F 4203.  I like the chromatic run on the 3rd string.  I'm still considering alternatives to how to end it.

For the second time around, I really like Mary Z.'s going up high:  C 0045, Em 999[10], G [17][17][17][17] and then, in the same breath G [17][17][17][22], followed by first-position F, C, G, and finally C.  (I like the 1st string C at 22; even if that fret is not there, sometimes I'll finger it somehow and get a strong sympathetic response from the other strings.)

Jul 8, 2020 - 1:04:46 PM

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Thanks @davidppp, I'll have a play with these. (Makes sense.....)
Thanks again,
Andy

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