Here is a slow air for you to try among all the faster stuff we have been posting recently. I used my octave as one of the lead instruments and also, in the later stages, a Fender Strat (Oh, Sacrilege!) played at the dusty end.
I have been working on developing my abc skills over the past week or so, so here is the abc (I hope) with the chords I used in the arrangement.
T: The Braes of Locheil
R: Slow Air
Z: John Kelly
e|"Am"A>G BA2A|"Am"a>ge d<eg|"G"G<BAG2B|"G"d>eg edB|
"Am"B<AGA2A|"Am"a>ge d<eg|"G"B<GB d>eg|"Em"B2"Am"AA2:|:
e|"Am"a>Aaa2e|"Am"a>ge d<eg|"G"G<BAG2B|"G"d>eg e<dB|
"Am"B<AGA2A|"Am"aa/2g/2e d<eg|"G"B<GB d>eg|"Em"B2"Am"AA2:|
Thanks for this John. This tune could almost be played as a march too. Your abc file worked nicely.
What a lovely tune. Is that octave one of your creations? It sounds very nice.
I needed a deep breath after this. That tune is distilled beauty.
Thanks for kind responses, all. Glad the abc worked, Jim - it really is a great system for making tunes readily available and I find that can create a pdf file as well using the ABCEdit software I have installed.
Marcelyn, the octave is indeed one of my own builds and is the one I have used on most of my attempts at recording; it seems to record well. It is now about 5 years old.
Bertram, once again your creative use of language is so very evocative; to call a tune "distilled beauty" is sheer poetry, my man!
Thanks for posting this beautiful piece. Try as I may, I can not get your ABC for this tune to covert to notes on the Concertina web site! I really love this tune and want to learn it. Any suggestions, John?
This is a fantastic piece John, great playing a vid as usual. Blue Ghost, I think it's because John has put the chords in and Concertina doesn't seem to be able to handle it. Try this version I got off JC's Tunefinder.....I just tried it and it worked.
T:the Braes of Lochiel
T:Braigh Loch Iall
F:http://jc.tzo.net/~jc/music/abc/mirr..._Lochiel_1.abc 2010-11-30 22:23:57 UT
A>GB A2A|a>ge d<eg|G<BA G2B|d>eg edB|
B<AG A2A|a>ge d<eg|
B<GB d>eg|B2A A2::
a>Aa a2e|a>ge d<eg|
G<BA G2B|d>eg e<dB|
B<AG A2A|aa/g/e d<eg|B<GB d>eg|B2AA2:|
As Tosh suggests, I'd try to edit the abc to remove the chord symbols - Chords are in " " in each bar - sorry if you already know this but I am still a learner in the whole abc notation thing. Not familiar with concertina or what it can do chordally, but hope this will help, as will Tosh's attachment of the A Fraser notation minus chords. It is a really lovely tune.
Thanks John and Tosh! You guys are the best. I had tried to remove the chord symbols but that did not work. Now, with Tosh's ABC, I can start to learn this lovely tune.
John, actually chords do work in Concertina, I just tried a version of Crested Hens with chords and it did work. Looking at your post, try editing a gap between the abc and your vid because it may be picking up some of the properties of the video. I can't really see anything wrong with your abc, which works in ABC Navigator. Strange!
What a beautiful air!
The abc problem is because there is a blank line in it. If you copy and paste into concertina net then delete the blank line before pressing "submit" it works perfectly, chords and all.
Thanks for the pointers, guys. Is that the gap I have between the K:Amix and the first line of the actual notation? Glad to hear it works otherwise and this of course is one of the big bonuses of the abc system which I had not really grasped - that it translates directly to a variety of instruments (provided the compiler can get his syntax correct in the first place!). Sorry for any confusion, Blue Ghost, but now you have access to the tune and the chords can be used if you decide to add in an accompaniment via guitar, keyboard or whatever. Looking forward to hearing a version from you at some point.
Thats right, John. Apparently abc does not work properly if there are any gaps in it
Sorry to hijack this thread, but I know this song as a Locheil tune, perhaps not Braes of Locheil, but something else. Does anyone know the correct name for it?
I don't know that tune either, Peddyr, but it sure is played livley, with a brisk pace, dental and rational, I'd even say transcendental and accelerational
Maybe John can chime in for identification.
John, your abc imported into TablEdit flawlessly, chords included. It is indeed a beautiful tune, and played beautifully too.
Hi Peddyrmac, the tune you play here, and rather well too, I might add, is a 6/8 pipe march called "Locheil's Welcome to Glasgow"; it is also known as "The Gordons' March", I believe.
Glad the Braes of Locheil is working properly in TablEdit - it was the line space I had included which was causing the problems right enough.
Excellent. Thanks for the positive id John.