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Patrick McLaurin 02-20-2019 06:53 PM

Re: Searching for tunes with a high B note
 
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Originally Posted by Kevin (Post 1335079)
The Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp by the late great Gerry Holland is another fine tune.

I sure wish the link to the sheet music worked on their website!

https://www.rmfiddle.com/rmfc-tunes-and-scores

Patrick McLaurin 02-21-2019 07:04 AM

Re: Searching for tunes with a high B note
 
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Originally Posted by Patrick McLaurin (Post 1335102)
I sure wish the link to the sheet music worked on their website!

https://www.rmfiddle.com/rmfc-tunes-and-scores

To continue talking to myself, I'll be darned if I can even find a recording of this tune as "Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp" gives lots of YouTube hits but none of the actual tune, just of the camp. :willy:

Travis Carr 02-23-2019 08:00 PM

Re: Searching for tunes with a High-B note
 
This is a lot of great information. Thanks for the help everyone. And I had no idea about Scotland the Brave. I learned O'Keefes slide yesterday on my new smallpipes and it sounds fantastic with the high B. Also, I'm finding that in many tunes where a high A is followed or preceded by a high G, it sometimes sounds better if I insert a high B in place of the high G.

Travis Carr 02-23-2019 08:43 PM

Re: Searching for tunes with a High-B note
 
I've been having trouble locating right sheet music for Come By the Hills. That's a beautiful song.

CalumII 02-24-2019 11:14 AM

Re: Searching for tunes with a high B note
 
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Originally Posted by Patrick McLaurin (Post 1335101)
Iím curious about this version of STB. Iíve got the tune that goes with John MacLeanís March which is similar but it goes to high B in the 3rd bar and high C in the 2nd line. Different tune or are you thinking of it in G where Iím thinking in A?


T: Scotland The Brave
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D2 D>E|FD FA|d2 d>c|dA FD|G2 B>G| FA FD| E2A>B|AG FE|
D2 D>E|FD FA|d2 d>c|dA FD|G2 B>G| FA FD|E2 D>E|D4|
e2 e>d|ec A2|d2 f>e|dA FA|d2 dd|c2 dc|Bd cB|AG FE|
D2 D>E|FD FA|d2 d>c|dA FD|G2 B>G| FA df|e2 AB/c/|d4|


Sorry, you'll have to transpose, but I'm sure you can manage. The tune to John MacLean's is based on Scotland the Brave but Hamish had a habit of being quite free with his adaptations of tunes - I think his song predates the tune becoming famous in the early fifties.

Patrick McLaurin 02-24-2019 01:20 PM

Re: Searching for tunes with a High-B note
 
Thanks! I can hear The Corries singing...

Land of the kilt and sporran, Underneath there's nothing worn, How I wish the wind was warm, Scotland the Brave!

I must admit it's pretty gruesome, Walkin' about with a frozen twosome, It's all we've got we musn't lose 'em, Scotland the Brave!

Kevin 02-24-2019 01:31 PM

Re: Searching for tunes with a High-B note
 
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Originally Posted by Travis Carr (Post 1335177)
I've been having trouble locating right sheet music for Come By the Hills. That's a beautiful song.

Come by the Hills is a more recent song to the traditional(?) tune of Buachaill ůn …irne. You might have some more luck searching for the latter. It is typically in G-major so you will have to transpose it up a 5th (7 semi-tones) to D-major.

Best of luck,
Kevin

Travis Carr 02-26-2019 08:33 AM

Re: Searching for tunes with a High-B note
 
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Originally Posted by Kevin (Post 1335193)
Come by the Hills is a more recent song to the traditional(?) tune of Buachaill ůn …irne. You might have some more luck searching for the latter. It is typically in G-major so you will have to transpose it up a 5th (7 semi-tones) to D-major.

Best of luck,
Kevin

Got it, thanks!

will103 02-26-2019 02:30 PM

Re: Searching for tunes with a high B note
 
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Originally Posted by CalumII (Post 1335188)
Sorry, you'll have to transpose, but I'm sure you can manage. The tune to John MacLean's is based on Scotland the Brave but Hamish had a habit of being quite free with his adaptations of tunes - I think his song predates the tune becoming famous in the early fifties.

Hi, you can use the free application Musescore (https://musescore.org/en) to do the transposing. It also has a function to import abc files.

Ta will

Travis Carr 03-09-2019 03:34 PM

Re: Searching for tunes with a high B note
 
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Originally Posted by pancelticpiper (Post 1335097)
There are probably more tunes that need the high B than tunes that don't.

We're just used to the pipes' defective versions.

Scotland the Brave for one! The first note of the 2nd part is high B.

I'm beginning to realize the truth of this!


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