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Author Topic: What is the "best" key for a one row ?  (Read 7915 times)

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Re: What is the "best" key for a one row ?
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2008, 03:13:10 PM »

30 - 15     ;D
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Re: What is the "best" key for a one row ?
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2008, 03:30:13 PM »

When should I shout "He's behind you" ?

More seriously - many thanks to all, I can now look forward to my next attack of MAD armed with lots of info & opinions, it has been as informative as I thought it would be

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Re: What is the "best" key for a one row ?
« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2008, 03:45:29 PM »

It's not a border tune, but the Rochdale Coconut

Oh yes it is >:(

Oh! no it isn't

It's not a Border tune, it's a tune used for Border  :P

Fair enough Lester.  Same goes for most if not all tunes used for Cotswold ;)
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Re: What is the "best" key for a one row ?
« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2008, 12:29:26 AM »

Fair enough Lester.  Same goes for most if not all tunes used for Cotswold ;)
What - they're all used for border as well?  ;D
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Re: What is the "best" key for a one row ?
« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2008, 08:36:27 AM »

Fair enough Lester.  Same goes for most if not all tunes used for Cotswold ;)

I think it's down to the fact that Cotswold morris has traditions Border just has habits  :)

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Re: What is the "best" key for a one row ?
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2008, 08:54:00 AM »

Fair enough Lester.  Same goes for most if not all tunes used for Cotswold ;)

I think it's down to the fact that Cotswold morris has traditions Border just has habits  :)

As always you are correct, Young Lester but why are their habits all filthy?
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Re: What is the "best" key for a one row ?
« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2010, 10:17:38 PM »

I enjoyed this thread, because I'm thinking of getting myself a new One Row & I'm also seriously thinking of getting a C Box.

At our Saturday night Session, we usually play & sing most stuff in C or F, so I'd get a fair bit of use out of it there.

Also, as far as Fiddlers go, I'm one myself & have no problem tuning down to C, or even B or Bb if an Uilleann Piper joins us with a Flat set of Pipes. I know some Fiddlers are fussy that way, but the fact is, I enjoy playing in C so much, that I always carry a 2nd Fiddle in the boot, which is always tuned down to C anyway. ;) So if they have a problem with it, they can always borrow my 2nd one!  :D

Of course, most tunes are in D at our other sessions ... which makes me wonder, was there ever such a thing as a C/D Melodeon;)

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