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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Quick triplets / Whiteface


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Kye - Posted - 03/04/2020:  18:09:37


If you play the tune whiteface, or something similar, I'm curious how you bow the triplet near the beginning; do you 'saw' quickly using just your fingers, or slur, or add speed or pressure to emphasize the difference?  Do you use any particular bowing pattern(s) throughout? Also: TIL: It's named after a cow, not a snow capped mountain like I've thought this whole time :)



Thanks!


Edited by - Kye on 03/04/2020 18:13:39

pete_fiddle - Posted - 03/05/2020:  08:20:18


Generally, i tend to use Bowed triplets in my "Oirish" playing and slurs in my "Mercan" playing. But i like to mix em up dependant upon whether i have veered off my intended bowing strategy. BTW i learned "Whiteface" , but i dont recall any triplets that are integral to the melody? i play bowed triplets, cuts and rolls in a weird way anyways. (D,U,U).... Sort of a couple of up bowed spiccato notes, after an initial down bow to get things bouncing.

alaskafiddler - Posted - 03/05/2020:  12:10:00


quote:

Originally posted by Kye

If you play the tune whiteface, or something similar, I'm curious how you bow the triplet near the beginning; do you 'saw' quickly using just your fingers, or slur, or add speed or pressure to emphasize the difference?  Do you use any particular bowing pattern(s) throughout? Also: TIL: It's named after a cow, not a snow capped mountain like I've thought this whole time :)



Thanks!






I just view it as about what sound you want to achieve.



Sawing quickly...  as a bowed triplet? Different sound than slurred. Which way fits how you want it to sound?

imapicker2 - Posted - 03/05/2020:  15:45:52


fiddletails.com/2015/08/28/whi...#comments



I could find no dots but I play it by ear with no triplets at all.



You might  take a look at the Richard Van Patten tab on this site ,in the tab library under White Face,  for some ideas.


Edited by - imapicker2 on 03/05/2020 16:02:11

DougD - Posted - 03/05/2020:  16:26:58


Or you could just listen to Joe Thrift, who composed fhe tune, play it here: youtu.be/whqCepL6IlI
I don't hear any triplets, bowed or otherwise, and I assume Joe knows how it goes.

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