Wooden Whale reel

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Wooden Whale has been added to 8 tune sets.

Wooden Whale has been added to 58 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Wooden Whale
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:f2 ef Bffe|faef afec|e2 ce Aece|(3fgaec fece|
f2 ef Bffe|faef afef|fecB A2 ce|(3fgaec fBBA:|
|:BBBb afef|Bffe faec|e2 ce Aece|(3fgaec fecA|
BBBb afef|Bffe faef|afec A2 ce|(3fgaec fBBA:|
2
X: 2
T: Wooden Whale
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:f2 ef Bffe|faef afec|e2 ce Aece|faec fece|
f2 ef Bffe|faef afef|fecB A2 ce|1 faec fBB2 :|2 face fBBA||
|:BBBb afef|Bffe faec|e2 ce Aece|faec fecA|
BBBb afef|Bffe faef|afec A2 ce|1 faec fBBA:|2 face fBB2||

Five comments

Key misunderstanding

Thanks for uploading but I think the key shold be F#min instead of Bmin.

j.

No, it’s B minor.

Or B dorian maybe, but not F#

Wooden Whale - key?

Probably B minor (Aeolian - natural minor). No accidentals, so not harmonic or melodic.

But there is no D in the tune, so hexatonic?

B dorian would have a G sharp (i.e. an A major key signature).

My left hand tells me that the harmony is just Bminor and Amajor (unless one wants to get inventive).

Great tune. What an unusual name; whence cometh same, may I ask?

All the best

Peter Jenkins

C: Alasdair Fraser

on his Dawn Dance album