The Log reel

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

The Log has been added to 27 tunebooks.

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One setting

1
X: 1
T: The Log
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
a2 ag a2 ag | e2 ed egge | dBde gedB | GABd edeg |
a2 ag a2 ag | e2 ed eage | dBde g3 e | dBGA BAGE |
D3 E GE E2 | deBA BE E2 | D3 E GE E2 | deBA B3 E |
D3 E GE E2 | deBA BE E2 | D3 E GE E2 | deBA B4 |
deBA BG G2 | dega baag | deBA BG G2 | dega g2 gf |
deBA BG G2 | dega baag | deBA BG G2 | dega g2 gf |
e2 dB e2 dB | dega baag | e2 dB e2 dB | dega g2 gf |
e2 dB e2 dB | dega baag | e2 dB e2 dB | dega g4 |
e2 dB de g2 | deBA BGGB | deed dB d2 | dega g2 gf |
e2 dB de g2 | deBA BGED | GABd egge | dBde gdeg ||

Four comments

The Log

In base e, presumably.



This is played on Mike McGoldrick’s "Fused", after Windbroke. This in the last tune on that album to be put on this database (wild cheers!!) (the other two are songs). I actually requested this tune about two years ago, to absolutely no avail. It’s a 5-part reel, with no repeats at all. On the album, Mike plays it in some totally obscure key, I can’t even remember what (I think he’s playing an F flute. Or it might be Eb. Or Bb. I don’t know), so this is what the easiest key seems to be with normal instruments.

I hope you enjoy!

Well done

Thanks for adding this tune to the database. I took the opportunity to listen to Fused again and once again it is amazing to listen to what McGoldrick does with this tune. It isnt simply that he is playing it fast that gives the tune such interest. The secret seems to be in the fluency of the playing which seems to bring out all the subtleties in the music. Any tips on how to sound like McGoldrick would be much appreciated!

Realising that fast does not equal interesting is a good start.

Sound like McGoldrick?

Stick your ABCs in a player and listen to the midi… thats a start.