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Does anyone know any good slow Irish pieces that I can use to practice intonation , tone and vibrato, nothing complex just nice slow tune. I have two slan la maigh and sheebeg but could do with a few others  to work on

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Danny Boy, or is that not Irish? I use that on my cello, viola and violin for those reasons.

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2 of my favorites to listen to.  thanks to Emily @elcbk for identifying this first one from another video once..

 

my favorite of all.  first heard long time ago on millers crossing movie as theme music not too difficult but B part has some rhythm challenges for me.  along with typical intonation and tone challenges.

 

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Inisheer is a waltz thats played in session some.  not really an aire but theres alot to work with there as far as intonation, ornaments, and vibrato exercise.

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@stringy -

Is sheet music required? 

I really like the ones Greg mentions and sheet music available at The Session.org  

"Gloomy Winter Noo Awa" is my absolute favorite for this time of year!  It is a Scottish strathsbey, in Amin - so beautiful played as slow as you like.  Sheet music at The Session.org 

 

This is a beautiful Irish Air - didn't look good for sheet music, though.

 

I really like "Marion MacLean Of Eoligarry" - the name makes me think Scottish Air, if that matters. 

Sorry, can't remember, have you played O'Carolan's Farewell? 

Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill, again. (lol)

 

 

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Thought you'd be telling us about Slow Irish Airs. (lol)

 - Emly

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some great videos and ideas there,I have listened to them all and also downloaded the music notation that mouse put the link to, some of that music is really beautiful ,it helps to see how its done as well

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@stringy 

I was just playing "Gloomy Winter's Noo Awa" along with the Dougie MacLean video. 

You probably already noticed he actually plays/sings this in Fdor. 

I only found it on The Session as Cmaj/Cmin (maybe mislabeled? but the audio doesn't sound right) and Amin. 

 

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...just getting better acquainted with modes at the moment.😊 

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I didnt notice it was in f actually,I listened to it on the session and  heard it was a different key and also the wrong speed 😁, I found  a good one in the book I posted called the black bird, I will upload the music if you want, its fairly tricky, there are thirty second notes linked with 8 and sixteenths, It does say play slow though,

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I just found a couple of hornpipes as well in my old book, the Liverpool  and the manchester, I am going to learn them both tomorrow, never knew they existed, but considering I live 9 miles from liverpool city centre and 30 minutes from Manchester, I have to use them both.

Irish music is inextricably bound to both these cities, leaving of Liverpool, dirty old town,  which was written about salford and the like. Luke kelly spent a lot of time in Manchester as well.

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@stringy - 

I've read many are frustrated when they transcribe music to The Session  - it somehow speeds everything up. (lol) 

I'd love to see the Blackbird you found! 

My favorite artist that I like to play along with, Cecile Corbel, does her own twist on tunes and composes music rooted in Celtic tunes, as well as others.  Here's her Blackbird. 

 

 

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@stringy -

Ran across this great slow Irish Air, "Coulin" (aka, Coolin) played by Geraldine O'Grady.  It's listed as a waltz for free sheet music at https://thesession.org

 

 

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Just a note: think many more members would benefit from this thread if it was in the "Irish & Scottish Genre" section.  You can ask Mouse to move it there. 

- Emily

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Thats a beautiful tune,Iwill ask mouse to move this thread as well, thanks for posting the link.

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