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« Reply #40 on: September 02, 2015, 09:26:25 AM »

All pure Pentatonic tunes can be played in three keys on a one-row.
E.g.Spootiskerry in G, D and A on a D box.
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« Reply #41 on: September 02, 2015, 11:01:40 AM »

After spending a week in Miltown Malbay with Johnny Connolly, I am now able to play The Boys of Bluehill in A entirely on the D row.
I would never have thought it possible but it turns out to be much more fun than the usual boring old D version.
I'll post a video dreckly.

That's addictive.

I had loads to do this morning and I've ended up spending most of my time playing the bl**dy boys of new bl**dy hill  ::)

http://libtrad.eu/mp3/BoysOfBluehill.mp3
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« Reply #42 on: September 02, 2015, 01:40:21 PM »

That version has terrific zing.
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« Reply #43 on: September 02, 2015, 02:55:29 PM »

After spending a week in Miltown Malbay with Johnny Connolly, I am now able to play The Boys of Bluehill in A entirely on the D row.
I would never have thought it possible but it turns out to be much more fun than the usual boring old D version.
I'll post a video dreckly.

That's addictive.

I had loads to do this morning and I've ended up spending most of my time playing the bl**dy boys of new bl**dy hill  ::)

http://libtrad.eu/mp3/BoysOfBluehill.mp3

I know, I can't stop playing it either. What fun!
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« Reply #44 on: September 03, 2015, 08:06:35 PM »

Going back to Jack's starting point, the lack of G# just isn't an issue for pipe tunes on a box as there is no G# on the pipes either, there is only G natural.

There are fiddle versions of pipe tunes that use a G# but that totally changes the nature of the tune.  A piping friend of mine claims that it "sweetens" the music.

It's also why "Flower of Scotland" sounds a bit odd on the pipes, Roy Williamson didn't right for the pipes, in fact I think on the earliest version he played it on bouzouki!
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