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Cooleys reel
Trying to add ornaments
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November 30, 2020 - 1:45 pm
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I have started to try to add ornamentation to my fiddle tunes as Emily advised, don’t know if they are any good but I think it makes them sound slightly easier on the ear. You will notice I have problems with f sharp😂

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December 1, 2020 - 12:37 am
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@stringy -


So nice you've been working on this - I love "Joe Cooley's Reel"! 

Think it's great you've been adding ornaments.  The double stops were a nice touch and I think the rolls, etc... are very important here. 

I learned Cooley's from a Duncan Ross Cameron video tutorial on YouTube, where you can see a close up view of his left hand (plays once up to speed, then follows slower).  

I also like Kevin Burke's version - and still mean to take a closer look/learn his, too. 

Thanks for sharing another great O'Carolan tune! 



- Emily

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