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ALL Invited to Drag Out a Hornpipe & Join This Party!
Fast or slow & your choice!
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I couldn't put this off any longer -

we need a PARTY! 

There are simple Hornpipes and Finger-twisters, slow and fast,

even "Classical" (by Henry Purcell and George Frideric Handel)

- something out there for everyone!  

YOU CHOOSE.

Plenty of video tutorials on YouTube and

free sheet music at thesession.org 

I'm starting this Party off with my version of "The Rights Of Man" - maybe something we need to be reminded of right now.  I usually play it slower... oh, well - it's been a ruff day, so decided to try a little finger workout (on all 5 strings) in Dm, Am & Em. (lol) 

ELCBK: Rights of Man 

Anyone can play any version of this or any other Hornpipe. 

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COME JOIN THE PARTY! 

- Emily

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Very nice, Emily! Methinks it will be awhile before I venture into such things, but look forward to the day!

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@JohnG and ALL Beginners -

If you can play part of a hornpipe, very slowly - then you can record it and join the Party! 🤗

I found there are many called "Sailor's Hornpipe" - one of my favorites, the one I thought was the one and only "Sailor's Hornpipe", is known as "The College Hornpipe", "Jack's The Lad" and (of course) "Popeye's", among other names for it. 

It's always helpful if you can play along with a video, recording or animated sheet music, but slow it all down and loop it to learn.

❤ Here's a Viola version of this "Sailor's Hornpipe", transcribed by Peter Edvinsson, if you'd like to try it, John - I would go to the video settings, slow this way down and loop it to learn. 😊

Viola Sailor's Hornpipe (sheet Music only)

 

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All beginners are welcome to record just part of any slowed Hornpipe for the Party! 

- Emily

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that was amazing @elcbk !  id say youve got that one down pat!  thanks for starting another party.  ill be there in a bit..lol! mix_master-1255

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@ELCBK - Thanks for the encouragement and example. I'll definitely keep it in mind and may even give it a try! Who knows, maybe even this week!

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@JohnG -

No hurry, there's no time limit for people to join a Party! 😊

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Rushed this one out especially for you Emily, rough as a robbers dog, as I havent had time to polish it, but I am first in yippee

 

I will rosin my bow next time as well lol

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@stringy - 

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Hey, Thanx for being the 1st to the Party! 

THAT WAS A FABULOUS

"Boys of Bluehill"! 

In D Major?

This Party is now officially off to a GREAT start!

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...not going to make me guess all these, are you? 

- Emily

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was indeed in d.

Great playing on the rights of man by the way. I was only looking at that one the other day in o neils.

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@JohnG , @GregW , @stringy - 

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REALLY appreciate you took the time

to watch & comment on my 1st hornpipe! 

Happy Red Heart Smiley

The Party's just getting started... 

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- Emily

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Great job to both of you.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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ELCBK said
@JohnG and ALL Beginners -

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❤ Here's a Viola version of this "Sailor's Hornpipe", transcribed by Peter Edvinsson, if you'd like to try it, John - I would go to the video settings, slow this way down and loop it to learn. 😊

 

- Emily

  

Please pardon my noobness. Why are there string designations(?) at the beginning of certain measures? Is that just to ensure not having to read many above the staff lines?

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If you are talking about the letters, first measure has a “C” over the first note. That is not over a C note. it is over the note E.  They are, I believe, chord designations, but I am not positive. I may not be seeing it correctly, my eyes are not working properly yet. 

The Bumblebee Flies!

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Mouse said
If you are talking about the letters, first measure has a “C” over the first note. That is not over a C note. it is over the note E.  They are, I believe, chord designations, but I am not positive. I may not be seeing it correctly, my eyes are not working properly yet. 

  

@Mouse - Which is why I'm confused (not that that is difficult, mind you). I thought it might mean those notes were to be played on "C" string and next measure played on the "D" string but an octave higher in another position, but that doesn't make sense either, hence the question! lol

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They are chord boxes for guitar or other instrument , where they are placed is were you change chord.

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@JohnG -

Mouse & Stringy are right - the letters are just chords for accompaniment.  Not necessary for a Party.

If you'd like to learn more, I found & posted a great guide for everyone, here. 

Chord Symbols

To help learn this "Sailor's Hornpipe", I would set the video to loop (rt mouse click), settings speed to .5 & keep your curser on the playline (the beginning, at 1st) - so you can just tap to return to that spot.  Listen to 2 or 3 measures (several times), then try playing them. 

After you get the 1st couple down, move your curser to the end of those so you can try the next 2 or 3 measures, tap/repeat.  Then go back to the beginning to try all that together, before moving on to the next few measures. 

I wouldn't underestimate listening as a crucial part of practice.

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Hope you listen to the tune enough to be able to hum or whistle it - will help you anticipate the notes. 

...repeat, repeat, repeat... repeat. (lol) 

Best of luck!

- Emily

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Uh, duh! I have been out of the music playing scene for too long! If they had been accompanied by guitar symbols as well, I would have recognized them for what they were. Also would have clicked in this old brain if they had included a few M's or m's or 7's, dontcha know?

Thanks for the remedial lesson in score annotation, I needed it!

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As is often the case, I've been led astray by my curiosity! Had a devil of a time finding a picture and definition of a hornpipe! From Wikipedia, "The hornpipe can refer to a specific instrument or a class of woodwind instruments consisting of a single reed, a small diameter melody pipe with finger holes and a bell traditionally made from animal horn. Additionally, a reed cap of animal horn may be placed around the reed to contain the breath and allow circular breathing for constant play, although in many cases the reed is placed directly in the mouth. It was also known as the pibcorn, pibgorn, or piccorn."

Welshpibgorn - Hornpipe

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a hornpipe can also be a type of tune in 4/4.. (supposed to sound kinda bouncy...think of a measure of eighth notes and emphasis on every other eighth.. ) that can be played for a type of dance called a hornpipe.  that part ive seen on youtube   and not seen in person.. hornpipe tunes usually feel a little slower than reels.

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GregW said
a hornpipe can also be a type of tune in 4/4.. (supposed to sound kinda bouncy...think of a measure of eighth notes and emphasis on every other eighth.. ) that can be played for a type of dance called a hornpipe.  that part ive seen on youtube   and not seen in person.. hornpipe tunes usually feel a little slower than reels.

  

Sorry, I wasn't trying to dispute the musical version of the word, just that the original instrument that was popular on ships gave it's name to the type of music played and I wondered what it looked like!

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