I heard it played at a session in Saguenay (Chicoutimi). No wonder it is popular around here ;)
I transcribed it from Alfred Montmarquette’s playing on the Virtual Gramophone. I think it’s a nice reel for begginers.
Some slight variations Montmarquette does :
(difference on first bar)
|: GBAB GDDD | GBAB GDDD | GDGA B2dd |[1 dBAB G4 :|[2 dBAB G3z |]
(difference on third bar)
d |: BGGG BGGc | BGGG EDEd | BGGG BGGB |[1 BGEG D3d :|[2 BGEG D4 ||
(difference on last bar)
|: GBAB GDDD | GBAB GDDD | GDGA B2dd |[1 dBAB G4 :|[2 dBAd G3z |]
I noticed that the beat looks offset if you start the tune with a d before the first bar; a d2 or dz would correct this.
Actually, Montmarquette plays a dz; I didn’t care about it when transcribing but I understand now why he’s done that.
I’ve updated the ABC.
Reel de Berthier consists of something, then he second part of this reel. It’s like Reel de Normandin vs Reel des Sucres… I don’t know if they should be considerated as separate reels…
Oops, I meant : then the first part of this reel.
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