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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Bard of Armagh Streers of Laredo

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flebow - Posted - 12/28/2010:  10:14:20

Beautiful song done by Michael Martin Murphey & Locklin Road
I have the sheet muisic
It starts in the Key of G and then switches to Ab major or F Minor
I am trying to convert the Ab part to fiddle tab
Can anyone help?

Thanx in advance


eerohero - Posted - 12/28/2010:  11:12:49

I would like to help You.....

coelhoe - Posted - 12/28/2010:  11:59:28

Most commercial recordings, especially if they have any Nashville influence, do a half-step up modulation. This has become a cliche of CW production. Personally, unless I was playing with a group that wanted a precise cover of that recording, I wouldn't waste time on the Ab. The real trouble with such arrangements is that the next vocalist will probably want a different set of keys and you are back to square one.

By the way, I think that tune set is copied from a Canadian album called "Cowboy Celtic."

flebow - Posted - 12/28/2010:  12:17:44




fiddlepogo - Posted - 12/28/2010:  16:44:40

If you really want to do the half step up thing,
and there are no singers,
starting in A and modulationg to Bb would give you the same effect,
but both are relatively easy fiddle keys.

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