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Learn an Irish tune - Led by Jim :-)
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NoirVelours said
LOL pee at door you mean this wine?

And the only reel de sainte-Anne that I know is this one, there are others?

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Yes, that was the wine :) The "pee at door" was from a Glasgow comedy sketch where someone had drunk loads of Piat d'Or, and need to visit the bathroom. He couldn't find his house key when he got home. So he had "le pee at door" LOL 

Well, I have a few versions of St Anne's Reel. Everywhere I go it's played differently. In England and Ireland there's a kind of "standard" version, slightly different from the version you posted. In the USA where I teach at the Fiddle Hell event, there's a significantly different version again.

As might be expected, when a tune gets shared and re-shared multiple times, it kinda changes a bit, after it's been minced, mashed and fannied about with LOL

Here's the way I currently play it (but when I post it officially it will be more like your version, simpler for the benefit of all) :

http://www.worldfiddlemusic.co.....le1662.mp3

 

Sorry about the dreadful backing track. It was the best I could get at short notice!

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Great song Terry, those butterflies have such a short little life but get to turn into the butterfly and fly after being a little worm.

Here's a slow little Irish song NV ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....38;ob=av3e

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Jim, ok when you say the song change a little I believe you I can barely recognize it lol, in Québec I don't think I heard other ways to play it. I feel honored that our french-canadian fiddlers came up with a couple great reels that are appreciated around the word (I know Le reel du pendu "hangman" seem pretty popular also!)

@myguitarnow, that reminds me of slow dances when I was a young adult.

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LOL, I never new that was an Irish tune. You live you learn.

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devil-violinOK, I have now recorded St Anne's Reel, normal speed, then slowed down, with a close-up of the left hand. I still need to upload it to YouTube, which takes about an hour. I'll do that tomorrow.

Oh, and there's a cheeky wee surprise variation there - just one bar long - in the slow version. dazed

 

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Worldfiddler said
Oh, and there's a cheeky wee surprise variation there - just one bar long - in the slow version. dazed

 

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Note to Noob self: when I make a mistake on a song, call it a "cheeky wee surprise variation" and no one will know and will think i am creative and cute

 

2nd note to self: don't overuse it or everyone will catch on

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OK, here we go : St Anne's Reel, as promised.

Actually, there are two cheecky wee bits in it ... on the slow version, near the end, is a snazzy way to fdancinginish the tune :)

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

 

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Hi Jim, I can't see it yet. Is it still loading?

I hope it's warmer down south than it is up here in the midlands!!

I am amazed at how old people of my age are.....

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Nice. I'm dying to play it, but I have a napping child right now...

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Thanks for posting that... will learn it.

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Am I supposed to play this without sheet music or a Stout ?

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It's good to practice without sheet music too Oliver ya just jam along. It's great for ear training. Jim's got a great angle on his video to see what notes he's playing.

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You're probably right.

I've learned some scales without sheet music.

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I would make a terrible fiddler I need my music sheet! But yes the angle is good I will Try to play in front of my computer. Thanks Jim! Now if only my internet would stop being weird today, I get getting errors when I check out youtubes video dunno what's happening.violin_girl

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Ok been practicing but I play it slightly different. I had to transpose the notes in Notepad Finale now I'm practicing :D Thanks for this little project Jim because if you did not come with that idea I would not have tried a fiddling song until many months later, maybe even a year. I thought it was hard but it isn't really. The difficulty is in the speed not the notes! when I look at my Reel de Sainte-Anne music sheet I'm like: "I can play this I really can!". Will post a slow practice video soon! note

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Waaa... gooood... /rubs hands/ can't wait to *put my bow over this tune*.

Thank You, Jim! dancing

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Just keep in mind that Jim is playing on a 5 string. Ignore the C string.
I especially like where you added that minor chord with the Bb. smile
Thanks for the post.

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I'm trying to play this version by mister Allard (the guy who composed it in 1930 or so). Ok minus the super speed tongue. Found the audio on our canadian musical archives so quality is a bit meh. but it's cool to see how it started and how it's played now in different countries.

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Hey Envy, that's a good version. I like it!

Jimexactly

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Point of trivia, on U2's "With or Without You", the sort of violin or synth sound is being done with an E-bow.  That's a little magnetic device an electric guitarist can hold in their picking hand to get something sort of like the sounds of a bowed string.  

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