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Down By The Sally Gardens, Irish slow air
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ratvn
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Hi all,

Here is a tune called Down By The Sally Gardens (a place by the village for young lovers to meet), from an old lovely Irish slow air song.

Thanks all,

Robert

 

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Robert you are on a mission..

Keep em coming .. thank you...

Nice work. 

Do you ever sleep? :) Kidding.

Cheers,

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ratvn > that was very nice. You play nice. I noticed on this one that there seemed to be others involved. Guitar? Vocals, etc. Are you playing along with others besides the backtrack.
This one did sound really nice. Nice tune.

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Robert, you never cease to amaze.... great job. 

 

Ken.

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Thanks for the kind words.

@coolpinkone: you said I smoked some fast tunes and you're right. They ended up in my ashtray, so this time I do a slow one to make sure I would not smoke it, lol.

@Fiddlestix: thank you for your encouragement, Ken, appreciated it.

@StoneDog: thanks for your comment. I wish there are some around to play with. That was from just an audio recording, not stage performance or the alike. It was an audio recording of a live group jam session, so they sometimes called out for chords, parts and singing along and so on. Nice to play along and learn from them as I was not familiar with the tunes. All of my audio posts are with those audio tracks, used as backing. But it was live means sometimes they change tempo right in the middle of the tunes, which make it harder to play along.

 

 

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SWEET!!!!!!!!!! > like a virtual JAM. > ROCKs!!!!

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Thanks for posting that Robert, it's a lovely tune, which I've also played as an attempt to get it right in something slow.

I understand how hard it is to find good backing tracks, I've tried many times to play along with Youtube, but I usually find they're in a different key, and I'm not experienced enough to pick which key they're in.  I have books which include play-alongs, but they are either too fast for me, or it's a tune I'm not familiar with, which just leaves me behind from the word go.

There are some sites which have mp3 files attached, I need to find some that are compatible with my abilities.

Sounding good ... keep it up.

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Thanks for your kind words, Robyn.

Yes, it's hard to find some good backing. And you're done with learning this tune, right?

Can you tell me some other tunes that you're working with, if I may so inquire, just to see if there is something that I can find and forward it to you.

Thanks for encouraging.

 

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Robert! You're a Perpetum Mobile! Thank You, i always enjoy your playing!

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Thanks Naska for encouraging. You're the "sweet queen" king of the forum.

There're lots of work and long way to go, but I will try hard.

 

 

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I had never heard this before. Very beautiful tune! Thanks for uploading and introducing me to it.

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That is really nice... I love the song violin-1260

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ratvn said
Thanks for your kind words, Robyn.

Yes, it's hard to find some good backing. And you're done with learning this tune, right?

Can you tell me some other tunes that you're working with, if I may so inquire, just to see if there is something that I can find and forward it to you.

Thanks for encouraging.

 

Thanks for the offer Robert.  Here's 2 I've been looking at recently:

Bolt the Door (Jack's Health) in Am ... another traditional Irish tune

Plaisir d'Amour in D.

I have sheet music for both, but not mp3 accompaniment.

Another is Let Me Call you Sweetheart ... I've tried to play along with youtube, but it seems to just sound sooooo wrong.  I have sheet music in G.

Thanks again

cheers

 

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Robyn.fnq said
Another is Let Me Call you Sweetheart ... I've tried to play along with youtube, but it seems to just sound sooooo wrong.  I have sheet music in G.

@Robyn.fnq  Yeah, I didn't like any of the performances of that piece on youtube.

If the sheet shows the chords, you might think about making a backing track using MuseScore.

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Yes, I have MuseScore, but damned if I know how to use it ... yet.

I'm more familiar with Finale, so I might try your suggestion with that one ... hmmm ... now to just work out where to start.  My music theory knowledge is minimal.  But it might just be possible as a lesson in getting my act together with chord progressions and construction.

Will let you know how it goes ...

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Hi Robyn,

Will keep looking for mp3 for those tunes, hard to find. Sent you a midi of "Let me call you sweetheart" via PM. Hopefully it sounds ok as I'm not familiar with the tune. Hopefully you can use it in some way.

 

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