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What is 'tx'??
« on: September 07, 2019, 04:56:14 PM »

Hi Gang,
I'm just starting transcribing a modern tune book of fiddle tunes.
Above one note I have 'tx'
Any ideas what it is?
cheers
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Re: What is 'tx'??
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2019, 05:10:46 PM »

According to this: https://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/page/general-abbreviations tx is short for Texas!
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Re: What is 'tx'??
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2019, 05:15:18 PM »

Um.... yes right.
I know fiddlers are a law unto themselves but...… 'Texas' on top a melody line  ;D
Wot, play everything bigger and better??
Thanks Pete......I think!

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Re: What is 'tx'??
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2019, 05:17:53 PM »

Perhaps that's the origin of the tune? Is it an American tune book perchance?
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Re: What is 'tx'??
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2019, 05:25:36 PM »

No, it's an instruction above a note, such as where you'd expect a trill or a fermata would be.
The book is an English tune book of around the 1980's and I think now out of print, but just to be safe, I'll keep the name to myself.
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Re: What is 'tx'??
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2019, 06:28:48 PM »

Is it definitely tx, not tr? Any chance of an image of a few bars of context?
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Re: What is 'tx'??
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2019, 06:45:36 PM »

Oh no...… it is indeed 'tr'.
Using my old glasses used for computer work, at a distance it blurred into 'tx' but with the magnifying glass..... yep, 'tr'!!!
I am suitably embarrassed  :-[
Um.... sorry chaps. I'll leave transposing for a while and do the washing up.
Might be better at that...…….
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Re: What is 'tx'??
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2019, 06:48:26 PM »

Every time I scroll through the deep end of the tv schedule on the tele I see "Dancing Moms" and invariably read it as "Dancing Morris"   (:)

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Re: What is 'tx'??
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2019, 07:10:37 PM »

Thanks Lester for the reassurance that I'm not the only one who has the odd 'moment' !
Cheers matey
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Re: What is 'tx'??
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2019, 08:50:32 PM »

I prefer tr over tx if it really is Texas.  My only exposure to Morris has been Lester's videos on YouTube (last night, actually) and I'll take Morris over Dance Moms EVERY DAY.
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