Clarification playing The Greenfields of Glentown

Clarification playing The Greenfields of Glentown

Would someone clarify ~A in the first part of the Greenfields of Glentown. I thought this meant a triplett on the A note but it doesn’t sound like one note on the midi file.

Thanks
John

Re: Clarification playing The Greenfields of Glentown

You can’t rely on the ornamentation on the midi file. I take that symbol to mean a roll, but it could be a triplet for a fiddler, not sure about ornamentation on that instrument. Usually triplets are marked a/b/c.

Re: Clarification playing The Greenfields of Glentown

The midi file is there to help you determine you are not playing The Blue Danube Waltz.

Re: Clarification playing The Greenfields of Glentown

I sure hope the midi isn’t your only source of the tune.

Re: Clarification playing The Greenfields of Glentown

To further clarify: I would recommend getting another version of the tune, perhaps one from a CD or recording that you really like. Use the ABC to find the notes and get an idea of the melody, but use the recording as a guide for the rhythm and everything else.

Re: Clarification playing The Greenfields of Glentown

True enough, Oirish, those are better examples.

Indisputable proof that you need to play a tune for more than one day, to get the most out of it. :-)

Re: Clarification playing The Greenfields of Glentown

Thanks for all the comments
John