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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:15 pm 
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I'm learning "Abbot Bromley's Horn Dance" and I'm very taken my its mood. Suggestions for other tunes in the same mood?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:13 pm 
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I generally play this one with The Abbot's Bromley Horn Dance. I'm afraid I don't have a name. I learnt it from Peter Kennedy. He played the Abbot's Bromley Horn Dance a few times, then this one a few times, and then back into the Abbot's Bromley Horn Dance. It works a treat.


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This guy plays the tune over and over, it's a bit hypnotic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USqtfL0mDbM

If I was going to pair it with another tune it would probably be this one. It's in the same "groove" and has the same mood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMUzZZRNKlE

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You could try Upon a Summer's Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5zRdqwVZkE

https://www.folktunefinder.com/tunes?text=upon%20a%20summers%20day

I like Leveret's less elephantine rhythm for Abbot's Bromley Horn Dance. Mind out that they vary the melody quite a bit.

Ben: What key(s) do you play the two tunes in?


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david_h wrote:
Ben: What key(s) do you play the two tunes in?

D minor for both, as in the sheet music above.

If I was playing them on a whistle, I'd pick up a C whistle. For flute, they're not too bad on an ordinary, keyed, simple system, D flute. There's some octave folding to be done, of course.

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benhall.1 wrote:
If I was playing them on a whistle, I'd pick up a C whistle.
So would you suggest that Michael w6 uses sheet music in E minor?


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david_h wrote:
benhall.1 wrote:
If I was playing them on a whistle, I'd pick up a C whistle.
So would you suggest that Michael w6 uses sheet music in E minor?

I guess so. Sometimes I forget to think of these things.

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benhall.1 wrote:
I'd pick up a C whistle... There's some octave folding to be done, of course.


For D minor tunes with low notes I pick up a mezzo G whistle, you have the same range as the fiddle, no folding needed.

You finger the tunes in A minor, they come out in D minor.

I've had to use the G whistle quite a bit for D minor tunes, due to fiddlers sometimes dropping A minor tunes down a string.

I used to play with a guy who did that quite a bit, he preferred sitting on the D string rather than the A string.

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pancelticpiper wrote:
benhall.1 wrote:
I'd pick up a C whistle... There's some octave folding to be done, of course.


For D minor tunes with low notes I pick up a mezzo G whistle, you have the same range as the fiddle, no folding needed.

True. I haven't got a G mezzo whistle. At least, I don't think I have ...


pancelticpiper wrote:
I've had to use the G whistle quite a bit for D minor tunes, due to fiddlers sometimes dropping A minor tunes down a string.

I used to play with a guy who did that quite a bit, he preferred sitting on the D string rather than the A string.

OK. Interesting. When I'm playing fiddle, I don't usually do that. Apart from anything else, if you stick to A, you have the option of playing it an octave lower for variety. I like that.

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