Week #313 ~ The Wonder Hornpipe

  1. Barbara Shultz
    Barbara Shultz
    This week's winner is The Wonder Hornpipe. I'm not familiar with the tune, but I AM fond of hornpipes!

    I found this on abcnotation.com

    This one is also from abcnotation.com

    I found these videos:

  2. crisscross
    The first video is the version I played on my mandotuned banjolele and Vitaukulele. I found this hornpipe in the book "A mndolin player's pastime" which is a very nice collection of jigs, reels and hornpipes in standard notation and tabs.
    A version in standard notation is here:http://www.concertina.org/wordpress/...-hornpipe1.pdf
    A tab version:http://rigandjeels.com/2014/05/06/wonder-hornpipe-2/
    Tabs and standard notation:http://www.google.de/imgres?imgurl=h...ed=0CCcQrQMwAg

    I also have a version with my Irish tenor banjo, see if I can upoad it.
  3. crisscross
    Here's my version with tenor banjo and ukulele tuned GDAE
  4. David Hansen
    David Hansen
    Cool tune, well played. I've got to get me one of those mando tuned ukes, what a great sound. Here's mine on my Sobell mandolin with the usual suspects.

  5. crisscross
    Nice version David! I like the sound of your Sobell. Very appropriate for this kind of music. Your second part is a little different from mine. Did you play the music from the concertina site? The chord progression B7,E7,A7, D7 adds an interesting twist to the tune. And to top it off: the concertina.WOW!
  6. Martin Jonas
    Martin Jonas
    This English hornpipe has been attributed to the Newcastle fiddler James Hill (1811-1853), so I've used images of Newcastle and Northumbria for my video.

    I'm playing the tune on two mandolins. First time round, both are playing the melody in unison, with the second mandolin playing a harmony the second time. Second voice from:


    Chords from:


    1921 Gibson Ajr mandolin
    Mid-Missouri M-0W mandolin
    Ozark tenor guitar

  7. crisscross
    Nice work, Martin.The straight eighth notes give it an almost classical feeling.
  8. Martin Jonas
    Martin Jonas
    Thanks, crisscross. It's a fun tune! Somehow, a lot of my folky tunes come out sounding classical or baroque. Although I'm playing a lot of both, my background is actually much more folky than classical. I don't think my eighths are actually straight although I haven't swung them quite as much as David did.

    Nice sound on both yours and David's takes as well!

  9. GKWilson
    Nice one Martin.
    And I always love David's when he pulls out that Big Bad-Boy Bass.
    Criss I'm diggin that Tenor Banjo. Guess it's time to get mine fixed.
    Don't you think your uke looks like this.
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