Nearly Blue reel

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Nearly Blue has been added to 2 tune sets.

Nearly Blue has been added to 19 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Nearly Blue
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|"e" EFGA BEFG|"D" F3E FAF/E/D|"e" EGBe "C" cAA/A/A|"e" B2BG F4|
"e" EGBe "C" BccA|"e" B2Bd dAFG|"D" A3G FDF/G/A|"e" BEGB "D" AGFD||
"C" Bcca gfef|ggag beef|"e" ggag b3e|gbf/e/d edBG|
"C" cBca geed|geae beef|"e" gbfd "a"cAAc|"e" BEGB "D" A4||
2
X: 2
T: Nearly Blue
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
EFGA BEFG|EFFE FA F/E/D|EGBe cAAA|B2 BG F3G|
EGBe cAAA|B2 B/c/d dAFG|A2 AG FD F/G/A|1 BE G/A/B AG F/E/D:|2 BEGB AGAB||
|:c2 ca geef|g2 ag beee|g2 ag b2ze|ga f/e/d edBG|
c3a geed|g2 ag b2 ze|gb f/e/d cA A/B/c|1 BEGB AGAB:|2 BEGB AGFD||
# Added by DaveF .

Six comments

Nearly blue

this tune is the first one I submit… it is of course perhaps not perfectly written and Emer Mayock never plays twice the same way the same part… I just felt in love with the album, and I started learning almost each of the tunes… this particular tune came to me at a very sensible point in time, associated to the departure of a work colleague… just a modern ordinary and blind violence toward sub contractors… the nostalgic feeling out of this tune just blown me away…

Cheers for posting!

Maybe try removing the chords, and also introducing some spacing into the ABC to make it easier to read, perhaps:


X:1
T: Nearly Blue
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K:Gmaj
|EFGA BEFG|F3E FAF/2E/2D|EGBe cAA/2A/2A|B2BG F4|
EGBe BccA|B2Bd dAFG|A3G FDF/2G/2A|BEGB AGFD||
Bcca gfef|ggag beef|ggag b3e|gbf/2e/2d edBG|
cBca geed|geae beef|gbfd cAAc|BEGB A4|]


You can check the dots (if you read sheet music that is) at http://www.concertina.net/tunes_convert.html to make sure it looks right ๐Ÿ™‚

Readibility

ok… I try to enhance the readibility that way, I think it will help ๐Ÿ™‚
I was thinking chords were usefull… as I try to share with guitar players, for the moment, I let them in place ๐Ÿ™
thanks !

Round mid-day

I just posted the second tune of the set "round mid-day" … those two tunes fit together really well ! both are here written for a D flute, I think Emer Mayock must play it with a G tin whistle.

Nothing wrong with chords, but as we’re talking ‘space’ ๐Ÿ˜Ž

With chords ~
K: Gmaj
"e" EFGA BEFG | "D" F3 E FAF/E/D | "e" EGBe "C" cA A/A/A | "e" B2 BG F4 |
"e" EGBe "C" BccA | "e" B2 Bd dAFG | "D" A3 G FD F/G/A | "e" BEGB "D" AGFD ||
"C" Bcca gfef | ggag beef | "e" ggag b3 e | gb f/e/d edBG |
"C" cBca geed | geae beef | "e" gbfd "A" cAAc | "e" BEGB "D" A4 |]

Without chords ~

K: Gmaj
EFGA BEFG | F3 E FA F/E/D | EGBe cA A/A/A | B2 BG F4 |
EGBe BccA | B2 Bd dAFG | A3 G FD F/G/A | BEGB AGFD ||
Bcca gfef | ggag beef | ggag b3 e | gb f/e/d edBG |
cBca geed | geae beef | gbfd cAAc | BEGB A4 |]

Space, emulating traditional notation, also makes the ABCs easier to read. While F/G/A is closer to the usual rhythmic structure of (3FGA, it is still useful to visually set off triplets with ‘space’… As to /2s, the 2s are no longer used, a forward slant meaning just that. But, if you wanted a smaller division then /4 might come into play. It’s akin to ‘old school’ ABCs and now modern versions for computers to be happy with just a forward slant ~ /, in other words F/G/A rather than F/2G/2A ~ lightening the load ~ ๐Ÿ˜‰…