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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:08 am 
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Hi,

we play Mc Faddens handsome daughter and The Boys of Malin, both in Amaj I think, with G#s


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Unai wrote:
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we play Mc Faddens handsome daughter and The Boys of Malin, both in Amaj I think, with G#s

Yes. Both pretty easy though, especially The Boys of Malin.

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I'm not a big fan of whistles, but I've started practicing some tunes like Julia Delaney's on a Syn C whistle, for the tunes I can't play easily on my keyless D flute. Just fingering it like it's in Edor.

Not very practical for sessions though, unless it's a whole set in Ddor where I set the flute aside. Does anyone else do this, grabbing a whistle for an out-of-range key or mode? Seems a bit of a crutch.


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benhall.1 wrote:
Unai wrote:
Hi,

we play Mc Faddens handsome daughter and The Boys of Malin, both in Amaj I think, with G#s

Yes. Both pretty easy though, especially The Boys of Malin.


well I'm quite new to flute so there is nothing really easy for me :) those two & Frnak's reel are the only three we play and where I use a key, just trying to lenghten the usual suspects list :wink:


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Unai wrote:
benhall.1 wrote:
Unai wrote:
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we play Mc Faddens handsome daughter and The Boys of Malin, both in Amaj I think, with G#s

Yes. Both pretty easy though, especially The Boys of Malin.


well I'm quite new to flute so there is nothing really easy for me :) those two & Frnak's reel are the only three we play and where I use a key, just trying to lenghten the usual suspects list :wink:

I suppose what I was thinking was that I find Frank's, which only has that G# every now and then, somehow noticeably more awkward than The Boys of Malin. Silly of me, probably ...

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I'm still working up Franks. I'm still trying to work through the rhythmic issues.

Stan Chapmans is one of the easier A tunes for me.

Road to Eroggie in A isn't that bad, and has the advantage of letting you work on that high C# note.


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tstermitz wrote:
I'm still working up Franks. I'm still trying to work through the rhythmic issues.

It's a funny thing, but I don't find the rhythmic issues a problem. It took me a while to get those G#s, especially a bit where, in the tune as I learnt it, there is a triplet up in the second octave - f#g#a - followed by e. That bit's hard. For me, at least. I think the rhythm thing in this reel never really came into it, because I have the tune stuck so firmly in my head, so it just kind of does what it does. If that makes sense.

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benhall.1 wrote:
I suppose what I was thinking was that I find Frank's, which only has that G# every now and then, somehow noticeably more awkward than The Boys of Malin. Silly of me, probably ...


nothing silly; awkwardness and difficulty of a tune is relative


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