43 Fiddle Tunes revision

Swallowtail Jig Revised

This morning I was with a student who was struggling with the B part of Swallowtail Jig. If you have my book, 43 Fiddle Tunes in Tab, you can see how it’s tricky at that spot. For her, I changed two things to simplify the part. I changed the D# to a D natural. Most […]

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Swallowtail Jig

One of the principles of music notation publishing is economy. Publish as much music as possible in the smallest amount of space. This principle was driven by physical constraints of material and human labor. It led to the use of repeat signs, target signs of several types, measure repeat signs, and more. When I was […]

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Off She Goes in Tab

Here’s yet another jig with updated endings. That original idea was economical, but confusing. This way is the standard approach in music notation for endings and repeats. Let’s go with it! And Off She Goes pdf. In the present edition of 43 Fiddle Tunes in Tab, I have ornaments as inserted alternatives to certain bars. […]

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O’Keefe’s Slide

As long as I’m updating those ending transitions of Irish jigs from my book….. Here is O’Keefe’s Slide. And a nice littleĀ  pdf of O’Keefe’s Slide.

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Road to Lisdoonvarna

Last year at this time, I was doing a little recording for Ricko Donovan. I have some counterpoint on his My Darling Asleep from the Lucky Sevens album. He told me that Lisdoonvarna has a meet up once a year that attracts hundreds of single men and women. Going to the big social gathering may […]

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