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Question about note in Danny Boy
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savannah
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June 20, 2012 - 8:14 pm
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Hi all,

I've been working through the Danny Boy sheet music for beginners available here on the site. I know I'm a total noob and feel odd asking this question, but... the last note on the first staff (C) doesn't sound right to me.

If we were singing, it would be the part of the song after 'Oh Danny Boy, the pipes, the pipes' where we sing 'are calling'. We descend on the D string with G, F, E#, and then... C on the G string? When I play it sounds too low, like we should have ended on D instead.

Am I completely tone deaf?

EDIT: Here's the link to the sheet music! http://fiddlerman.com/wp-conte.....ny-Boy.pdf

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SaraO
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Keep in mind when you descend on the d string in that passage you are playing g natural (3rd finger), f natural (low 2nd finger), e flat (low 1st finger), then c natural (3rd finger on the g string).  Trust the music. thumbs-up

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Savannah, First off welcome to Fiddlerman.

I think you may have the lyrics wrong. I found these lyrics on wikipedia.

 

Oh, Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling From glen to glen, and down the mountain side The summer's gone, and all the flow'rs are dying 'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide.

But come ye back when summer's in the meadow Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow 'Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow Oh, Danny boy, oh, Danny boy, I love you so.

And if you come, and all the flowers are dying If I am dead, as dead as well may be I pray you'll find the place where I am lying And kneel and say an "Ave" there for me.

And I shall hear, though soft you tread above me And all my grave will warm and sweeter be And then you'll kneel and whisper that you love me And I shall sleep in peace until you come to me.

or I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.
or And I shall rest in peace until you come to me.
or Oh, Danny boy, oh, Danny boy, I love you so.[
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Fiddlerman
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June 21, 2012 - 12:14 am
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savannah said
Hi all,

I've been working through the Danny Boy sheet music for beginners available here on the site. I know I'm a total noob and feel odd asking this question, but... the last note on the first staff (C) doesn't sound right to me.

If we were singing, it would be the part of the song after 'Oh Danny Boy, the pipes, the pipes' where we sing 'are calling'. We descend on the D string with G, F, E#, and then... C on the G string? When I play it sounds too low, like we should have ended on D instead.

Am I completely tone deaf?

I'm sure you meant to write Eb but if you didn't that might be the problem. As far as you being tone deaf, I'm sure that is not the case or you wouldn't be talking about the not not sounding right to you. When you figure it out you'll say to yourself, "AHHHHHHHHHHH now I get it"

Do me a favor and record what you are playing, just those notes if you like, and we'll be able to guide you right away.

exactly

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savannah
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re: Kevin, I have the lyrics right, I guess I'm just not good yet at explaining what I'm talking about! 🙂

re: Fiddlerman, here's the link of me playing the first staff! And you're right... E flat, not E sharp!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....e=youtu.be

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I think it is awesome!!

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But take my advice with a grain of salt...today is my very first day!

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nice to meet you Savannah!.. great video... you are doing great!... but I am a noob..:)

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Fiddlerman
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June 22, 2012 - 12:46 am
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Your first note is right but then you should play only a half step to Eb not E natural then F natural instead of F# as you are playing now. Then you play F# again and C#
If you fix these notes it will make more sense to you.
Eb, F natural Bb and C natural. It's a difficult key with 3 flats. Practice an Eb major scale before playing it next time.

Your sound production is nice and good stage presence as well 🙂
Thanks for the post. Keep up the hard work.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Thank you, will work on that tonight!

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