On Fri, 22 Mar 2002 11:04:59 -0500 Philippe Varlet <[log in to unmask]>
> At 03:38 PM 03/22/2002 +0000, Paul de Grae wrote:
> >>X: 12
> >"The Collier's Reel"
> >I bet Philippe got there first, though...
> No, Paul, but you have the advantage because of time zones... I did
> know the second tune and it is of course "The Collier's," not "My Love
> in America." I'm not sure why I said that...
No surprise to me Philippe, that was the B part of MLiiA (a bit of
cross-pollination of tunes going on).
>f2eg fded | Addd Addd |
>f2eg fded | ABAG FDDD|
>f2eg fded | Addc defg |
>afge fdec | ABAG FDDD :|
Here's how I usually hear the B part for Collier's:
|: f2eg fdec | Addc Adde |
f2eg fdec | A3B =c3d |
eaag efge | dfed =cAAG |
Add=c ABAG | EFGE FDD2 :|
Disclaimer: "Collier's" is one of those tunes I find impossible to play
straight the same way each time. This may sound heretical, and I admit
that according to official music theory it should sound attrocious: but
sometimes one of the fiddlers I play with does the C natural on an eighth
note and I slip in a C# eighth note against it. The box and fiddle blend
in giving it a "blue" gritty sound, but it goes by too quickly for the
dissonance to become obnoxious. I would, however, definitely not
recommend trying this on anything longer than an eighth note, and this
effect would likely only work on instruments that have that mystical
ability to blend into one sound. Definitely not to be tried out in
public unless you know what you're doing. :)