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Playing Since: 1995
Experience Level: Purty Good
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Occupation: Electrician/Flute and Fife maker @ Healy Flute Company
fiddle, guitar, mandolin, flute (boehm, simple system), whistle & a few other odds & ends. My main Fiddle is a strad copy, probably a 1920's american non-factory, one piece back (with a huge whiskey stain in the varnish) That I bought from an old lady from LA, it has a stamp on the inside which reads "Joseph H. Stamps 2110 Jennings Ave Fort Worth Tex."
Irish: NY/Irish players like: Andy McGann, Martin Wynn, Tony DeMarco, Brian Conway also Paddy Cronin, Dennis Murphy Julia Clifford etc. Jazz & Blues: Papa John, Stuff Smith & Joe Venuti. When it comes to rock, I'm a song by song person, image is nothing to me - I tend to like more experimental things, both in song structure & instrumentation.
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Everything you need to learn about Irish trad music.
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 @7:12:39 PM
Here's Joey Abarta playing two hop jigs - the first one is the "Rocky Road to Dublin" & I don't know the name of the other one - but that's besides the point.
Listen to his rhythm - no dynamic pulse it's all in the length of the notes.
listen to the onaments,they are little articulations that help keep the rhythm going - not baubles you hang on a christmas tree.
listen to the chord choices, usually diads suggesting two chords - but it's all in the rhythm & voicings of the chords.Guitarists looking to back Irish tunes can learn a lot from a good pipers reg-work (that's why 6 string, open chords don't sound very Irish)
Most of all just listen to it
on “Everything you need to learn about Irish trad music.”
Thursday, May 10, 2012 @4:18:24 AM
Great clip! Thanks for the link...
Thursday, May 10, 2012 @7:14:19 AM
Remarkable. It's hard to remember that it's a tune. I got drawn in and lost in it.
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Thursday, May 10, 2012 @2:42:03 PM
Joey can do that, even with something like "Mary had a little lamb"
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