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hubert

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girl in clover
« on: June 17, 2013, 05:38:46 PM »

I am trying to learn girl in clover, but cant come to terms with 12 8 timing could someone come to my aid?....Hubert
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Re: girl in clover
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2013, 06:15:06 PM »

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Re: girl in clover
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2013, 12:34:59 PM »

12/8: Rumpety - tumpety - tiddely - umpety.

I think you'll find that's how the top musical conservatoires teach it, anyway.  ;)

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Re: girl in clover
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2013, 02:41:38 PM »

Wot Earbrass said...

It's only in 12/8 because I transcribed it that way from Martin's video, but Martin's playing seems to me to be very clearly in that rhythm.

12/8 is like a slowish (in this case) 4/4 with each beat divided into 3 instead of 2. Martin's mostly hitting basses/chords on the main 4/4 beats so it's easy to follow that.

I didn't transcribe Martin's grace notes, of which there are many, and without which the tune isn't the same at all (as I discovered when trying to play it), so do listen to the video, and perhaps I should revise my ABC.
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