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Jacky Tar, Irish hornpipe, retake
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ratvn
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Hi all,

Here is a re-recording of Jacky Tar, an Irish hornpipe, after some advice and suggestion by our members, @DanielB, @Fiddlestix, @Worldfiddler, @RosinedUp and others, with better recording method and hardware to improve quality, comparing to the last one which is of fairly poor quality.

Still a work in progress for recording experiment, but hopefully it's better.

Thanks all,

Robert

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Totally brilliant mate thumbs-up

Your fingers are a lot faster than mine.facepalm

How long have you been playing this infernal instrument now. I've forgotten

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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I can hear You much better this time and thanks for that one! Lovely the tune and pleasant playing!clap

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Nice feeling to that. :-)
Thanks for the post, I'm sure there are many who want to give it a whirl as well.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Thanks for the nice words.

@Ferret: they're not fast when I wanted them to be, and I did try your "perfect fifth" to see if I can get them any faster. I ended up passed out before noticing anything different. One day that should work, I swear, John, lol. Btw, I'm at it for 13 months now.

@Mad_Wed: thanks for your compliment, so nice as always.

@fiddlerguy: thank you for your encouragement, FM. I surely hope our members like it and give it a try, one more tune for fun.

Thanks all,

Robert

 

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I like how you always have the sheet music to the tune when you post. >> That ROCKs!! > You play well ratvn.

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Very well done! clap

I also agree with StoneDog, that it's great you include the sheet music.

Thanks for sharing another great tune.smile

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ratvn said
Thanks for the nice words.

@Ferret: they're not fast when I wanted them to be, and I did try your "perfect fifth" to see if I can get them any faster. I ended up passed out before noticing anything different. One day that should work, I swear, John, lol. Btw, I'm at it for 13 months now.

@Mad_Wed: thanks for your compliment, so nice as always.

@fiddlerguy: thank you for your encouragement, FM. I surely hope our members like it and give it a try, one more tune for fun.

Thanks all,

Robert

 

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Robbert

The 'Perfect Fifth' method does have its flaws :)

I've been at it for 16 months now. It's soooooo bloody hard for an old fart bunny-headbang

But I'm not going to let it beat me violin-studentthumbs-up

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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Thank you, @StoneDog and @Feathers for your nice comments. You're always encouraging others.

 

@Ferret: you're on top of it, mate, and certainly it won't beat you. Violin is one of the hardest instrument to learn. I was impressed with your last video post so you're coming along well, John.

 

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Wow, that was really nice!  Looks like a  fun song.... but I don't think I'll be tackling anything like that any time in the near future.  Thanks for sharing the video!

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” 

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I really like that tune.  What else have you got going on there?

I tried playing it, and I changed some of the notes to what I think you were playing.  In part 2, after the first part of BGE, i played AFD, which to me sounds like what you were doing, and if so, the sheet music is wrong, or just different version, unless I can't see it properly, which could be, since I am wearing old glasses right now.  I could be totally wrong here though.

What is this perfect fifth method of which some of you speak?

Real nice playing, thanks for sharing.

 

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Thanks all for the kind works.

@Ginnyg: as long as you like it, then it will be soon when you play it, even before you know it, keep on trying. It took me a while to get it down, not even well done yet.

 

@Helvetika: there are so many versions of those traditional tunes, as they are all transcribed from particular players with different influences from styles, region, etc. I learned it partially from the sheet and partially from the track (which helped guiding me through since I was not familiar with these tunes, and I have several different sheets/versions of the same tune, none are exactly the same, note for note, lol), so some variations are always there. Just pick the best that you like.

 

Since violin is tune in perfect fifth (700 cents between strings). Ferret made some joke about it. His perfect fifth is 750 ml of fine whiskey, a fifth of a gallon. And the reply was to try out his perfect fifth but I passed out before it, lol. Actually I don't drink much at all.

We would love to hear you playing the tune, so hopefully we would have that pleasure soon and thanks again for your nice comment.

 PS: almost forgot about it, if you listen to audio and try to match it, I tuned my violin (and the track) at A=415 Hz, a half step from 440, so you may need to raise it a half step to make it easier to play along, and also there are some program that you could slow it down to allow for picking up notes quite a bit easier.

 

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Did someone say 5th?? I am in!!

 

Good job Robert.  I like that I can hear you better... I am impressed... keep it going ..keep it going...  You are smokin' these fast tunes.... and I am encouraged that you tackle the tough stuff.

 

(I played Greensleeves and O Come all ye Faithful tonight..).

 

This song is a treat.  I hope someday that this is "under my belt"

Toni

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Helvetika said
I tried playing it, and I changed some of the notes to what I think you were playing.  In part 2, after the first part of BGE, i played AFD, which to me sounds like what you were doing, and if so, the sheet music is wrong, or just different version, unless I can't see it properly, which could be, since I am wearing old glasses right now.  I could be totally wrong here though.

I revised the score in ratvn's video and posted it here:  http://musescore.com/user/5001.....res/119349   Equivalently, go to musescore.com and search for "Jacky Tar".    I detected the same discrepancy as you did and changed the score to AFD as you describe above.  I changed to numbered endings too.

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Thank you very much, @RosinedUp for putting it together.

You did a great job there. I wish I had this when learning this tune. I did it half by the sheet and half by ear, following the track.

Thanks again, RU.

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Hey, guys, i wanted to ask if someone knows where that tune came from? Is it some kinda military song or what? I tried to make some research - find nothing except vids and sheets dunno

I've been playing it the whole day long today, hahahaa!!! Can't help it, LOL roflroflroflroflroflrofl

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So nice to know that you like the tune, Naska.

I did some search but found nothing. In the chat box, I ask for help and @Picklefish came up with some information in the link here.

 

http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?t.....did=107409

 

 

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Thank You both kindly, Ratvn and Picklefish!

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Now i should rephrase  myself corrected: "Every fiddler should have his trousers on!"

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