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Jan 27, 2021 - 7:59:49 AM
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Jan 27, 2021 - 8:43:42 AM
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DC5

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Beautiful Andrew. One of my favorites. You don't happen to have that tabbed out do you?

Jan 27, 2021 - 9:46:22 AM

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Originally posted by DC5

Beautiful Andrew. One of my favorites. You don't happen to have that tabbed out do you?


Thanks Dave, 

It's a really nice tune this one, and works ok clawhammer here.

I don't write tab, but worked it out from sheet music on folktunefinder.com

And from the Corries' version on YouTube too. Have you checked for a tab on here?

I could do a walkthrough video. Close up of the left hand maybe?

Jan 27, 2021 - 10:19:41 AM
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I asked on UTube, but then found this thread. I've downloaded a D version in ABC and will attempt to work it out.

I just have real problems with learning by ear or watching, always have, I have always been a "read and learn" person.

Jan 27, 2021 - 10:58:44 AM

921 posts since 1/30/2019

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Originally posted by banjo_brad

I asked on UTube, but then found this thread. I've downloaded a D version in ABC and will attempt to work it out.

I just have real problems with learning by ear or watching, always have, I have always been a "read and learn" person.


Hi Fred, replied in YouTube too. I shared a link to a sheet music version in G and D.

Here's the D version: http://www.folktunefinder.com/tunes/125278

So just Capo on 2nd and it will work.

My tuning is double C, but with the first string dropped down to E. With the capo on 2nd to play in D you'll have to spike the first string, or tune to F#.

Thanks for the comments, over here and over on YouTube!

Andy

Jan 27, 2021 - 11:43:13 AM

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Beautiful job, Andrew. The song has always had a special meaning to me. My grandmother Harper's family was from the Isle of Skye.

Jan 27, 2021 - 11:57:11 AM
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banjopaolo

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Lovely melody beatifully played... thank you Andy!

Jan 27, 2021 - 11:58:41 AM
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Beautiful job, Andrew. The song has always had a special meaning to me. My grandmother Harper's family was from the Isle of Skye.


Thanks Mark, and the battle of Culloden features in the uncensored lyrics too:

Many's the lad, fought on that day
Well the claymore did wield;
When the night came, silently lay
Dead on Culloden field.

So I guess this is why the BHO username?

It's a lovely tune, whatever. And very simple, but not easy to play, if that makes sense?

Jan 27, 2021 - 2:34:31 PM

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Originally posted by banjopaolo

Lovely melody beatifully played... thank you Andy!


Thanks Paolo!

Jan 28, 2021 - 9:40 AM
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So nice, Andrew! This song works out very well also in the key of G despite its modal sounding verses. So in G you don't need a tab to figure out where to fret as the notes are all either open strings or simply the second fret. I play it in two finger thumb lead and I would categorize Skyeboat as a good beginner's song for learning thumb lead. Keep'um rolling out Andrew, very inspiring! banjered

Jan 29, 2021 - 10:50:59 AM

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Originally posted by banjered

So nice, Andrew! This song works out very well also in the key of G despite its modal sounding verses. So in G you don't need a tab to figure out where to fret as the notes are all either open strings or simply the second fret. I play it in two finger thumb lead and I would categorize Skyeboat as a good beginner's song for learning thumb lead. Keep'um rolling out Andrew, very inspiring! banjered


Thanks Tom! Easier in standard G clawhammer too I think, nice in this tuning though.

Jan 31, 2021 - 12:13:01 PM
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I love this! Would love to hear a full recording.

Jan 31, 2021 - 1:57:06 PM

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I love this! Would love to hear a full recording.


I'll sing a version soon. Working on some Welsh tunes now, and learning the Welsh lyrics takes just as long as learning the tune. 

Feb 1, 2021 - 2:51:39 AM

BelfastFiveString

Northern Ireland

205 posts since 7/22/2020

Andrew, keeping in the same geographic area...would you consider playing Mingulay Boat Song?

Feb 1, 2021 - 11:55:50 AM

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Originally posted by BelfastFiveString

Andrew, keeping in the same geographic area...would you consider playing Mingulay Boat Song?


I will now! Thanks Alex, I'll look out the sheet music. Still trying to sing Toriad y dydd in Welsh, my phone memory doesn't know what's hit it. Nor does my banjo playing memory to be honest. 

Feb 1, 2021 - 3:39:16 PM
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BelfastFiveString

Northern Ireland

205 posts since 7/22/2020

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quote:
Originally posted by BelfastFiveString

Andrew, keeping in the same geographic area...would you consider playing Mingulay Boat Song?


I will now! Thanks Alex, I'll look out the sheet music. Still trying to sing Toriad y dydd in Welsh, my phone memory doesn't know what's hit it. Nor does my banjo playing memory to be honest. 


I'm sure we'd all chip in for your data usage if it keeps producing all this music. I see you're maybe keen to get playing at anything live this year. You should! Good luck mate. 

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