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The Bonny Lass o' Bon Accord
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BillyG
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May 21, 2018 - 4:46 am
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 Here's a real nice Scottish fiddle tune I'm working on - I've included sheet here as a .pdf and a link to a fine performance by Ron Gonella.   ]

The specific arrangement was found on thesession.org as an "ABC" format music file.  I have transcribed it to MuseScore, so you can have a synth .mp3 and the .mscz file as well... Bonny-Lass-O-Bon-Accord.mscz

 

Here it is being performed in what I'd call quite a "classical" manner -  - it includes a modal (aeolian) variation (also written by Skinner), not usually played in a dance set....

 

Enjoy...

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BillyG
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May 26, 2018 - 1:19 am
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And here's an animated score if anyone want to practice / play-along - naturally, feel free to add embellishments, cuts, turns etc, or accentuate as necessary...  remember, it is a dance tune...

 Clearly, this sounds a tad "mechanical" due to the synth and to a degree the simplified score, but it gives a pretty good idea of how the piece should sound.

  Note the tune structure - although 4/4 time, bar 1 - the pick-up to the A-part - is 1/8 and bar 5 is 7/8.   Similarly, bar 6, the pick-up to the B part is a 1/8 triplet, with the final bar being 7/8.   

  Enjoy...

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@BillyG that is really a catchy tune. I really like the shift to the minor (aeolian) half way through that Ron Gonnella plays.

I'm trying to learn ornamentation in Scottish and Irish music, since I've been stuck in the "classical" world so long, but have always liked listening to these tunes. 

Thanks for posting.

Bob in Lone Oak, Texas

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Fiddlerman
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May 28, 2018 - 2:00 pm
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Cool. Are you working on this one Bill?

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BillyG
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May 28, 2018 - 2:19 pm
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Indeed @Fiddlerman - it's a very well known piece in Scotland, frequently played at dances and ceilidhs - also played on bagpipes as a march...

I'm working on it, and, without embellishments / ornamentation so far, have it pretty well nailed - BUT -  it's the embellishments that "give it that definitive Scottish feel" - that's the next step, and for sure I'll post a take once I get my fingers around the cuts and turns and feel it is up to the level I want ! 🙂

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BillyG
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May 28, 2018 - 2:28 pm
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Out of interest @Fiddlerman - if you care to watch Ron Gonella's version above - I'm pretty sure that man is classically trained - (or, he really HAS a great natural touch) and that's not a bad thing - fiddle and violin eventually meet...

Just curious about how you "sense and feel" his playing...   I just sort of see ( and hear ) things in his playing that says to me - this may well be a fiddle and dance tune - but it is being played in an almost "classical" style..   Just curious as to your own take on this...  Thanks, Pierre thumbs-up

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May 29, 2018 - 2:46 pm
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What a very beautiful piece Bill. I know you will do it justice. Thank you for posting. 

Cheers,

Toni

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I'll have to add this to my list of tunes to learn 🙂

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