A strathspey in Emixolydian you say!?!?
This is a very good tune imho. It is written by John Somerville who is the box player in Treacherous Orchestra.
Kudos to Bogman for the transcription after i requested it a while back in the discussions section after hearing it on these videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZZt6hEGVhw (starts at 1:37)
Tranposition to Amix
A slightly more friendly key:
T:Ben Williams of Tiree
|: c>d e<c | d2 c>d | e>a ^g<e | d2 c>d | e2 A2 | A>B c<d | =G4 | =G>A B<G |
A2 c<A | d2 c>d | e>a ^g<e | d2 c>d e2 A2 | B>A =G<B | A4- | A4 :|
|: A>B c<A | B4 | c>d e<c | d2 c>d | e>a ^g<e | d2 c>d | =G4 | =G>A B<G |
A>c c<A | d2 c>d | e>a ^g<e | d2 c>d | e2 A2 | B>A =G<B | A4- A4 ||
A great tune but you really don’t need to indicate that all those Ds are natural. They are natural in the scale at any rate.
Also, and this is being really picky and is just personal taste, but I would choose to notate the tune as Emajor with flattened Ds at the line ends. The whole flow of the rest of the bars is very major.
good point NCFA complete mind blank there ah well
on your further point, my ear would tell me that this is in Emix because of the pronounced use of D naturals at the end of every line, but i do see where you are coming from and both E major and E mix fit as the correct key signatures :-)
Yes, well that is exactly why I would plump for Emajor. Those D naturals are very pronounced. Anyway, as you say either is fine (I suppose…) and it is a pointless argument anyway. :-)
Re: Ben Williams Of Tiree
Sounds more like a march to me, at least the way it is played on The Lake Sessions. With the rock drumming behind it, it does not fit well in any traditional category. Perhaps we need a new category "rock strathspey"? :-) I also vote for E major.