Not "dropped" but "double dropped":AlexRaven wrote:A nice and lively piece. But i don't understand what is "dropped tuning"?
It is not a misprint. Like most music in 6/8 time, the jig has two beats to the bar so you count the dotted fourth notes.AlexRaven wrote:And the second point : in your BPM indication I see dot after quarter note. Is it misprint or your tempo intention in standard BPM must be 120-200?
Ummm... errr...edgradwell wrote:You wouldn't happen to have a version of 'Blind Mary' (I think by Turlough O'Carolan)? It's a beautiful tune and I would love to have a version of it to play on the guitar. Ed.
Cohey Minami made some guitar arrangement of O'Carolan pieces. I have seen Farewell to Music, Welcom, Hewlett, Mr.O'Connor and Jig. You can find these pieces via Web search. I cannot give you the reference to his site - for some reasons which are not clear to me this reference is forbidden on Classicalguitardelcamp.com.I have sometimes thought that it would be nice to arrange this kind of music for guitar, but I'm scared of taking the plunge, as my harmony skills are not what they should be
No worries, challenges like that is what makes the arrangement work interesting. Just writing basic classical guitar arrangements of folk/folkish songs tend to be a bit boring - it's just too easy!edgradwell wrote:Hi Frank. I'm glad to hear you have the makings of a version of Blind Mary, and I'm sorry if I've put you on the spot regards how to approach which style to use.
Well, medieval is perhaps not the right word but 17th century Irish harpers tended to be quite conservative, playing in a style more in line with music trends from a century or three earlier. O'Carolan was sometimes criticized by his contemporary colleagues for being too modern.edgradwell wrote:I've never thought of his music as medieval
I also just noticed there are quite a few O'Carolan arrangements on this message board.AlexRaven wrote:Cohey Minami made some guitar arrangement of O'Carolan pieces.
That would be Tony Wilkinson's site. I tried to link to it myself in another context and when I asked one of the moderators why I couldn't, I was told that they were a bit unsure whether that site is free of copyright infringements and besides, even if it is, it's way too commercial. Personally I also have issues with the quality of that site, not just the massive amount of annoying ads but also with the music itself. Wilkinson's own transcriptions are quite good. He's a really good music typesetter and he doesn't do any editing at all, just copying directly whatever earlier edition he works from. Unfortunately he has chosen to also fill up his site with Alvarez butcheries and other rubbish transcriptions he's picked up across the web so the overall quality level is uneven to put it mildly.AlexRaven wrote:I cannot give you the reference to his site - for some reasons which are not clear to me this reference is forbidden on Classicalguitardelcamp.com.
No, I mean Cohey Minami personal Japan site. It is not commercial resource. Although part of text in Japanese and needs special browser plug-ins for correct displaying , you can easily locate English references to sheet music files. Anyway, the files that I mentioned can be found on some other sheet music sites. Just enter in search engine the string 'Minami guitar' followed by composer name or composition title.That would be Tony Wilkinson's site
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