Okay, I’m not sure how this one is going to turn out… it’s a bit of a tweaky ABC.
For one thing, it’s got a changing time signature. I couldn’t get the new time signature to notate when I used 5-line skink to check my ABC’ing, so I have no idea if that will be permitted in The Session. Also, I’ve put chords for accompaniment alongside the tune, as they are an important part of it in my opinion. If that get’s ignored when it’s notated to sheet music I suppose it’s fair enough.
Oh yeah, and I was forced to select a ‘tune type’ from the rather limited list on the pop-up menu, I chose barndance more or less at random, this tune clearly isn’t a barndance, but there was no option for compound rhythm wierdy tunes.
The Number 62
It’s not a barndance but it’s a nice tune.
Have you considered shopping it around as a backing track for television advertising of anti-depressants or bladder control products?
Ha ha ha -
It’s a great idea अनिच्चा, unfortunately it’s not my tune, so I think I’d be pushing my luck. I think it was written by John Somerville (Croft No.5, Treacherous Orchestra, Boxclub), at least it was him that taught me it. I’ll suggest it to him, I’m sure hell appreciate the suggestion.
How do you pronounce your name by the way?
It’s not a slide either, but never mind…
More often than not compound meters end up under slip jigs, but a few have also dropped into other categories, including ‘barndance’ and ‘slide’…
Unfamiliar with the tune, it’s best to group your notes by the beat, and I suspect the intention would be something like the following, 3 & 2, chords removed to simplify it. Making those groupings, as with dots, makes the tune easier to follow…
T: Number 62, The
C: John Somerville
R: ? :-/
|: d’af c’af g2 f2 e2 | fed e2 c d2 c2 A2 |
[1 BGc GdG cG dG eG | dGe GfG e6 |
[2 BGc GdG cG dG eG | d3 dd-d d6 :|
|: BGB cGc d3 cde dc BA | BGB cGc d3 cde fe dc |
BGB cGc d3 cde dc BA | BGB cGc d3 cde fe de |
fed efa f3 ede fe de | fed efa f6- f4 |
gfe fgb g3 fef gf ef | gfe fgb g6- g4 :|
Thanks for your tips - I agree it’s better to group notes in smaller groups generally, I’ve changed the ABC a bit. Some of the changes you made, though, don’t fit with the way the rhythm works in this tune… For example you have changed bars 3 and 4 to fit the same 3-3-2-2-2 pattern as the first couple of bars, when they should be played 2-2-2-2-2-2. I suppose i thought writing those bits in groups of 6 quavers rather than grouped in 3’s would imply that, but I agree it’s clearer to group them to show just how the rhythm is played.
Bars 1-4 of the second part are not 3-3-3-3-2-2 but 3-3-4-2-2-2, but in bars 3 and 4 of the second part, I decided to leave the groups of 6 in. When I’m playing this on the accordion I play this part with long slow chords on the left hand, it’s more flowing, and I don’t think it makes sense to break them up either into 3s or 2s.
I hope that doesn’t sound too crazy, I’m basically going by how I would clap the rhythm to this tune, and as I say, it is quite variable.
I meant bars 5 and 6 of the second part, when I was talking about leaving the groups of 6 in…
It’s on Box Club’s debut album :)
Ooops, it looks like the sheet music has been posted up without the change of time signature marked for the second section. Actually, I thought I’d changed the not values to 16th notes, so the second part would be in 4/4, but that’s gone from the ABC now as well. Unfortunately the tune just doesn’t make sense written like this, although I’m sure people can work out what it’s meant to mean…