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    I'm trying to learn paddy on the turnpike i love the Katy Adelson version can anyone tell me what metronome setting shes playing it at i cant seem to get mine set to it thanks in advance... Emery P.S just type in her name and paddy on the turnpike if you don't mind thanks

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    Wow. I googled and I am glad I did. She is pretty darn good. And she is playing the version that I like.

    She is playing at a pretty good clip, I am getting something like 200 to 220 as I attempt to tap along with her.

    What is a tarbuka doing in an Irish Trad tune? I did have to google that word too.
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    She has a nice tutorial on the tune on her youtube channel, too. Camera angle shows left hand fingerings very clearly so you can relate them to mandolin. Thanks for introducing me to her videos!
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    She is playing around 216bpm I think. If your metronome, like mine, does not go that high, try setting it at 108 and seeing if the beat matches every other beat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HonketyHank View Post
    Wow. I googled and I am glad I did. She is pretty darn good. And she is playing the version that I like.

    She is playing at a pretty good clip, I am getting something like 200 to 220 as I attempt to tap along with her.
    Reels in Irish trad are usually written in 4/4 but counted as 2/2 for tempo/metronome beats (too long a discussion to get into), which means she's playing at around 107 bpm, pretty standard tempo for a reel.

    What is a tarbuka doing in an Irish Trad tune? I did have to google that word too.
    Tommy's Tarbukas was written by Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser, something of a "party tune" in Irish session lingo, meaning a show-off tune. In this case a tune in G minor. Some discussion about the origins here:

    https://thesession.org/tunes/140

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    For an absolutely mind-blowing, virtuoso adaptation of "Paddy on the Turnpike", listen to the version developed by the late, great Vassar Clements, who called his version "Avalanche."
    available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZoDbo-OMqI

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