Dixon’s Slide hornpipe

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X: 1
T: Dixon's Slide
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:ed | c>eA>c E>AC>E | (3A,CE (3Ace a2 ba | g>be>g B>eG>B | (3EGB (3egb e'2e>d
| c>eA>c E>AC>E | (3A,CE (3Ace a>c'b>a | g>be>g f>a^d>f | e2e2e2:|
|: z2 | f>A,D>F A>df>a | e>A,C>E A>ce>a | g>EG>B e>gb>a | g>fe>B c>d e2 |
f>A,D>F A>df>a | e>A,C>E A>ce>a | g>eb>g e>dB>e | A2A2 A2:|

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Dixon’s Slide

This is from Ira Ford’s Traditional Music in America. It’s certainly not a slide in the Irish sense and seems to me to be more of a clog than anything. Ford gives the d in the 14th measure of the A part as a natural rather than the sharp, other than that it’s from the book.

cool!

I’ll learn this when I go back to learning my grade 3 arpeggios :-)

You have too many barlines!

Bar Lines

Dow, I was going to edit this but when I pasted it back into barfly and opened it split screen it looks the same as what’s in the book. I’m not really paper trained so maybe you can help me out here and tell me where to fix it.

You need to combine the bars in pairs. So the first full bar would be |c>eA>c E>AC>E| , and so on.

If you try to play what you wrote using BarFly it’ll give you error messages about underlength bars.

X: 1
T: Dixon’s Slide
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: Amaj
|: ed |\
c>eA>c E>AC>E | (3A,CE (3Ace a2 ba | g>be>g B>eG>B | (3EGB (3egb e’2 e>d |
c>eA>c E>AC>E | (3A,CE (3Ace a>c’b>a | g>be>g f>a^d>f | e2 e2 e2 :|
|: z2 |\
f>A,D>F A>df>a | e>A,C>E A>ce>a | g>EG>B e>gb>a | g>fe>B c>d e2 |
f>A,D>F A>df>a | e>A,C>E A>ce>a | g>eb>g e>dB>e | A2 A2 A2 :|

Dixon must have been one of those competition fiddlers… :-P

Dixon’s slide

Thanks folks let’s try this. I did the originals ABC’s as 2/4 as was in my source but but had to choose a category with a preselected meter. Would that have made any difference?

I kind of think of as one of those 19th century "jigs" like Kitty O"Neill’s.

4 bar phrases, in dots and ABCs, is the norm, the convention, also for good reason, phrasing…