Just a tune I had knocking around in my head, retrospectively named in honour of the Argosy Bar in Glasgow, a great place to watch the match with your best friend Mr Pint.
Hey, stellar, Con
Yep, this is a fun tune all around, tho a bit of a bow flinger for us fiddlers. Lots of opportunities for variations, and nice segues from one mode to the next.
I like the B part a lot. If you don’t mind I’ll do a little something with it. I feel some good strong bow attacks coming on. Thanks
Right away I started playing the B part with a variation using the high g:
|(3eee ge Aece| etc.
I did something similar to the 2nd measure of the A part, playing |FADA FAdA| for variety.
Thanks for the encouraging comments. Please feel free to play this with any variations you want.
Ah, if someone’s playing a tune enough to come up wih variations, that’s the best compliment you can get!
Hey Conan I love your tune. I’ve added it to my repertoire, and I think it sounds nice played after Liz Carroll’s "That’s Right Too". I also liked Will’s variations. I added a couple of variations of my own to bars 3 and 4 of the B-part. I love the way the end of the B-part leads back to the beginning of the tune. If you transcribe it in E dorian you don’t need to keep writing in C#s.
|:Beed edBA|FADA FAdA|Beed edBA|DEFA FE~E2|
|Beed edBA|FAde fdef|~g3f edBA|FADE FE~E2:|
|:e2ge Aece|defg adfd|e2ge BeGe|Addc defd|
|e2ge Aece|defg adfa|gBeg fedB|ABde fafd:|
Are there any more tunes of yours on the database?
I also sometimes find myself playing |~g3a fdBA|DEFA FEE2| or similar for the last 2 bars of the A-part.
Hmm, there’s heaps of room for variation in this tune - |e3d B3A|FADA… sounds nice as a laid-back version of the first couple of bars.
Jeez I’ve just read these comments - I’m a bit out of touch! Thanks Mark!!
Nice reel Conán! I’ve added it to my tunebook. (I’ve made small adjustments to the 2nd part, I hope it’s alright!)