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    Pastourelle

    This early 13th Century French piece is a really nice way to practice your chords with melody mixed in.




    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ8R7dAJ3m4
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    Re: The Rights Of Man

    I am reading it while I'm playing.
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    The Rights Of Man

    The tempo was a challenge for me with the DUD DUD picking, but I think that it came out okay. Perhaps the earliest sound recording of the tune was in January, 1910, by the Scottish melodeon player...
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    The New Duke Of Loraine's March

    This is a very short, but sweet piece. A great beginner level piece of music from the 17th Century.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT4Gv5ukcL0
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Lillibullero is a march composed by Henry Purcell that became popular in England at the time of the Glorious Revolution of 1688.

    If you want to learn to incorporate your thumb in your playing,...
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    Lillibullero

    Lillibullero is a march composed by Henry Purcell that became popular in England at the time of the Glorious Revolution of 1688.

    If you want to learn to incorporate your thumb in your playing, try...
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    Re: Sí Bheag, Sí Mhór

    That's pretty awesome!
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    Sí Bheag, Sí Mhór

    The tune is usually attributed to blind harpist and singer Turlough O'Carolan (1670 – 1738) as his first song, written to the tune of "The Bonnie Cuckoo".

    Sí Mór (Sheemore) and Sí Beag (Sheebeg)...
  9. Branle Double by Michael Praetorius

    This piece was assembled and arranged by Michael Praetorius for his 1612 collection. It is unknown how many, or if any, of the works in the collection were actually composed by Praetorius as opposed...
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    Little Kate

    This one is really lovely and mellow. Although not technically difficult, it is a great way to practice playing in 12/8 as well as playing some really nice arpeggios. Ready to chill and zone out a...
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    La Procidana

    Ahhh, there's nothing nicer than an old Italian fisherman's love serenade. This one actually contains lyrics which you won't hear me sing (you're welcome!). This 2/4 rhythm imitates the soothing...
  12. Bach - Cello Suite No. 5 - Sarabande

    I thought that I would give this deceivingly difficult piece another go. The first time I posted it (last September), I wasn't too pleased with the mix. So here we go again! Please enjoy!

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    Maggie Picking Cockels

    This Irish/American Reel goes back to at least 1883 and is usually known by the "Jenny Picking Cockles" title, and that it is a reel setting of the jig "Cailleach an Airgid."

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    Childgrove

    This tune goes all the way back to 1701 and is perhaps named for Sir Josiah Child (c. 1630-1699), a wealthy merchant who purchased the estate of Wanstead House in Essex in 1673. It is speculated...
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    La Folias

    Written by Gaspar Sanz in approximately 1675, this is a wonderful piece to practice your alternate picking! Please enjoy!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCVL47eaheg
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    Canarios by Gaspar Sanz

    Canarios by Gaspar Sanz was written in 1674. Inspired by a folk dance popular in the Canary Islands, has long been a popular piece with solo guitarists. Enjoy!

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    The Boys Of Ballisodare

    Another Irish slip jig in 9/8 for your enjoyment. I really like these at a slower tempo. Plus it gives someone the opportunity to learn it a bit easier.

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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Another Irish slip jig in 9/8 for your enjoyment. I really like these at a slower tempo. Plus it gives someone the opportunity to learn it a bit easier.

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    Carolan's Favorite Jig

    Another wonderful piece by Turlough Carolan. I hope you enjoy listening to this one.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUN6kbBqIUE
  20. Tarantella Paesana - Sicilian Tarantella

    First we're in A minor, then we flash over to A Major and then before you know it, we're in C major! Whew! I need a rest after this one. "Alla paesana", known as, from the countryside, is a really...
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    Southwind Waltz

    This traditional Irish Waltz goes by many other names (at least 10 others that I could find!).
    Southwind was written in the 1700s by "Freckled Donal Macnamara" in homesickness for his homeland in...
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    The Bonny Light Horseman

    I really like this Waltz. A simple melody with a mixture of chords. What emotions does this conjure for you? For me, a sense of loss. Yearning for the past in some way. The tune in reality, may...
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    Tarantella dell '600

    The workout I got using pull-offs was awesome on this one. Additionally, I had to really pay attention to my picking. Being in 6/8, I usually went with the ...DUDDU... pattern but here I used more...
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    Fischiettando

    Here is a little traditional Italian music for you. This was usually played using a Sicilian shepherd's flute or whistle which was called the 'friscellettu'. Fischiettando means 'whistling around'....
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    Re: Courting Is a Pleasure

    Thank you. I hope your day got better.

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    I'd love to hear it!
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