Gordon’s reel

By Graham Rorie

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Gordon's has been added to 7 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Gordon's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
|:ebbb bage|zBce f2eB|Bccc cdef|zffe fgbf|
ebbb bage|zBce f2eB|Bccc cdef|[M:6/8] zff efg:|
M:4/4
|:c'4 bc'ge|zBce f2eB|Bccc cdef|zffe fgbf|
c'4 bc'ge|zBce f2eB|Bccc cdef|[M:6/8] zff efg:|
2
X: 2
T: Gordon's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:daaa agfd|zABd e2dA|ABBB Bcde|zeed efae|
daaa agfd|zABd e2dA|ABBB Bcde|[M:6/8] zee def:|
M:4/4
|:b4 abfd|zABd e2dA|ABBB Bcde|zeed efae|
b4 abfd|zABd e2dA|ABBB Bcde|[M:6/8] zee def:|

Three comments

Gordon’s

Beautiful tune off of Gnoss’ latest album. Simple yet gorgeous exercise on syncopation and changing meters. One beat is skipped at the end of every section. This gives the tune a bouncy, anticipated feel. Shorter measures notated as 6/8. Original key is E major. Might get around to posting a D transposition later for players with a low E whistle.

Re: Gordon’s

Do you really mean to have the last bar in each strain as 6/8, or do you think perhaps 3/4 might better reflect the underlying rhythm?

Re: Gordon’s

I thought about it quite a bit when transcribing, actually. Went back and forth until the very last minute and that’s why the note grouping on those bars was originally a bit off. I see how 3/4 might feel more comfortable when reading out of a 4/4, but I really do hear the bodhrán playing two sets of three eighth notes in the recording.