Ok, this is the first tune I submitted, and I just realised that there´s already a tune of this name, I´ll go and check if it´s the same tune. I did do a search for this just before though, and for some reason it didn´t come up.
Anyway, I largely wanted to put this tune up just as an exercise to see if I can type ABC´s, I have never done it before and I do not read ABC´s, at least unless I can´t find a score, but I´ve been aware of the system for a while, and am coming round to the idea of it´s usefulness for sharing and databasing tunes. I still think it´s a horrible way to read music.
I got this tune from a friend Pavel, a Czech mandolin player while busking together in Granada. He got his tunes from other buskers in the north of spain, so a lot of the tunes we played together I´m not sure of the providence. I think a lot of the tunes that he thought of as Irish were actually of American Irish/Barndance background.
Anyway, hope it´s of interest, I´ll delete it if it´s the same as the one that´s up already.
Your ABCs look fine (although I don’t know whether they are accurate or not) but for the ease on the eyes and to improve the conversion it is adviseable to have 4 bars to the line i.e.:
If you then line the bar lines up with each other you will instantly become a hero to some folk on this site.
Thanks for your tip! Yes, now that you mention it I can see that that will clearly make things easier for reading from ABC´s.
As I said, I use scores and personally I think it´s a terrible idea to try and read from ABC´s where scores are available. Probably I should learn to read ABC´s a bit more before I criticise though.
Either way, there´s no point in being pig-headed, so if a lot of people on this site like to read ABC´s I should try and make my ABC writing look nice for them.
Okay, that should be a bit more aestetically pleasing for the ABCheads… I have to say, I´m not going to make any more effort to line it up perfectly, as the letter spacings on the page aren´t the same as in the editor!!! How awkward is that?? Surely if people want to read ABC´s that line up nicely they should use a standard letter spacing on this site!
Update on the history of the tune…According to The Fiddler´s Companion (http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/ ) this is an english tune. It was printed in Charles and Samuel Thompson’s Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 3 (London, 1773, No. 95). This website seems to have very good historical background to the tunes! Worth a look!
It is not just to make the ABCs more aaesthetically pleasing. If you paste them into a programme to convert them to sheet music then the programme would normally pay attention to how you have written them so if you have 6 bars on one line and 2 on the next then that is how they will come out. Similarly if you do 4 and 4 the same applies.
Ok, I didn´t realise that. That does make more sense then.
I notice you are based in Dundee, I´m in Glasgow myself.
Hope you have a good session tonight, I´ll be in the Arlington Bar for a few tunes.
Ah ok. Say hello to Kenny if you see him then. He used to be my landlord.
Re: The Devil Among The Tailors
Hmmm…. looks more like Twinkle Twinkle Little Star…
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