Some clarification on the sleeping tune as heard in this recording and best played/learnt on whistle?
So I thought my learning by ear was getting pretty good.
I began learning last night from this video
I thought I would take a quick look at how it was notated on the various versions here and as far as I can see non conform to what is played in that one?
Is it because it is in a different key or am I wrong and my by ear skills are not up to par - the latter would sadden me.
I do not know what key is what but I know what note is what (or so I thought) and I was looking at the different dots posted here to see the version which goes to c or high c on the second note (and subsequently) on the second part, that is, from d up to c, (ready your ears for whistle!) but couldn’t find any that go anywhere near it on the listed notations.
This is what has led me to question my ear (it hasn’t failed me when learning most other tunes or maybe I have been under a false premise all this time! but no I have been able to play along with songs before after having learnt them from the original recordings).
I only really looked at those notes posted here to see which might be the best one to learn for whistle.
I was doing fine learning from the recording and maybe I have tangled myself up by looking at those notes. I only did so because that high see is going to sound quite outrageous since it repeats so much (although it is C nat rather then sharp which will soften the blow a bit) on the whistle. Well, to my ear, the fiddler in the video plays on the lower octave and then the piper plays in the higher octave after him.
So I was learning from the fiddler playing it last night I was playing it on the lower octave and folding the couple of notes I noticed that went below such as low D, C, D (I don’t attest to the accuracy since I only started it last night and sometimes will correct what I heard on further listening, so maybe it is D F D or something like that after all).
Just opening the discussion to clear up my quandaries and as to what might be the most advised version to learn on whistle as I have been known to learn tunes on whistle in keys which were much less suitable to it than may have otherwise been.
I actually hadn’t bothered to compare it to other recordings and whether they were played in different keys which I probably should have; I was just eager to start learning it so went with the favored recording on my cursory look on youtube.