ffidylguy’s nineteen comments

  • Re: Cascade

    12 years later, looking at this page in my tune book, I have some observations. The G major versions posted by ceolachan just don't make sense in G. All but the last section (which is in G, correctly) are clearly in D, and the c naturals just sound weird... more…

  • Not too many beats

    Oh! Now I see it, my apologies! more…

  • Too many beats

    Am I the only one who's noticed that some of these measures have five beats? Some have five and a half. more…

  • Where the tune came from

    As it happens, the "Marianna" of the title is a friend of mine, and she even introduced me to Freeland at "The Dance Flurry" in NY many years ago. I told her about this posting and she gave me permission to pass this on: more…

  • Key changes

    This tune clearly changes keys from D to A back to D , to G and finally back to D. These aren't merely accidentals accomodating harmonic modulations, but complete shifts of tonality, each section resolving as expected per the key change. THerefore it is c... more…

  • Alternative suggestion for chords

    Here's an alternative suggestion for chords in the 4th part: more…

  • I have to wonder how accurate this transcription is

    As given, this is tune downright weird! First part makes much more sense in 9/8, but the second part defies rhythmic regularity to a degree where I have to wonder how accurate this transcription is. What was the source for this tune? Don't know much Welsh... more…

  • Related to “Shoot That Turkey Buzzard”

    This is certainly and Old-time tune, although Aly Bain has recorded it, which probably accounts for any currency it might have in Ireland or Scotland. I expect it would be frowned upon in most American Irish sessions, however, regardless of which Celtic F... more…

  • Reely?

    I dunno... nice enough tune, but it seems a tad perverse to call it a reel. If that sort of thing caught on, think of the chaos! more…

  • A classic Old-time tune

    I'd have to disagree with Mary-Highlander's statement that"The version posted here is much different than the American tune". This version is quite close to the version used for the Texas dance of the same name, and entirely cognate with many other Americ... more…