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Jacky Tar, Hornpipe
A nice Irish hornpipe dance music tune
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ratvn
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Hi everyone,

I like to share a practice run of an Irish folk dance music tune, Jacky Tar in hornpipe dance form.

This is my observation/gathering while learning these tunes. Like jig, reel, etc... it's a dance music tune so the dance footwork and beat dictate its tunes tempo and rhythm.

Like basic jig tune, this hornpipe tune is symmetrical (for left and right footwork), 32 bar tune in 4/4 time (with accented on 1st and 3rd beat), divided into 2 parts, each is 8 bar long (playing twice), which consisted of the part melody and a tag. Tag serves as a transitional phrase to either repeat its part or switching to the other part, or to another tune.

So it starts with pickup notes for the part melody, the part melody then following by a tag. In simple form, the same tag would be use for both part A and B of the tune.

Of course, this is my very primitive observation and hopes that other members would weight in.

My practice run is full of mistake and sorry for the quality. I promise I will try to do it better next time. Recording is with Audacity multitrack, playing a recording of live jam session, while I was crawling along to learn.

Thank you, all. And here is Jacky Tar.

Robert

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Here's my example of a hornpipe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....6ddHmrt0r0

 

And I know there's a lot of things wrong with it, including wrist flexibility (which thankfully, I'm now aware of). But don't pay attention to the notes. Just the rhythm...lol. This is mostly 8th notes with some triplets and a few quarter notes thrown in there near the end of the parts.

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Hi all,

As per request and comment from members in the chat box, here is the pdf file of the sheet music.

It's a bit different than the track, I think as in second phrase of A part and pickup notes for B part.

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Yay.. this was great..sorry so long to reply. I for one an interested!! Thank you.!

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@Mattwatt: that is some nice playing you got there, and thank you for sharing a nice tune. I got it on my list. May be other members will share some hornpipe tunes so we can learn more about it.

@coolpinkone: that is so nice and sweet of you. You're always there to encourage others. So much thanks.

 

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@Mattwatt 

nice job... Funny editing.  :).  I really hope to play some faster tempo songs... 

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@ratvn - nice job there, but I found it difficult to hear your playing clearly.

Might I suggest that you do the mix with you on left channel, and everything else on the right, so we can hear what you're doing and thus give some constructive criticism :)

If you do it that way, I can swing the balance control around to 'mix' you in.

They do that sort of thing in some tutorials, to make the chosen instrument easier to hear.

 

@Mattwatt - that's coming along nicely there. You certainly know what you're aiming for.

If I may just offer one little tip - you should find it easier if you shorten your bow strokes, and play only in the upper half of the bow (mid-point to tip). You will get a better sound with less effort. 

Mr Jim dancing

 

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Worldfiddler said

Might I suggest that you do the mix with you on left channel, and everything else on the right, so we can hear what you're doing and thus give some constructive criticism :)

If you do it that way, I can swing the balance control around to 'mix' you in.

They do that sort of thing in some tutorials, to make the chosen instrument easier to hear.

What a great tip, Mr. Jim. Thank you very much.

I did not know this is how it could be done. I will take your advise for my next one.

Greatly appreciated, Mr. Jim.

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