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Jim Reid Tunes
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"Noran Water" (which may be more original) is a bit fuzzy in my head right now. "Norland Wind" is a lot like "Tramps and Hawkers". The distinctive thing about it is that each phrase heads towards a specific final note. You need to work what that is; then figure out what the first accented note of each phrase is; then fill in the space in between. Plunk away to a recording until these reference points get clear. Don't try to get every note in the tune at first - latch onto the important ones.

I am in the middle of rewriting my modes tutorial to include some material about the way tunes thread a path through identifiable landmark notes like this: it's still a recognized concept in Middle Eastern music theory ("seyir" in Turkish, which means "path") which Western music theory has forgotten about as a result of losing its folk roots.

This kind of issue is something SMG has never dealt with properly, and Nigel hasn't managed to deal with it either. If somebody is still looking at a book after playing the same tune every week for ten years, and can't pick up any new tune on the fly however simple it is, something has gone very badly wrong. There are strategies for getting past this block, they aren't deep and difficult, but they do require willingness to try. You might be surprised how fast your ability to play by ear develops once the process has started.
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Jim Reid Tunes - by Alcluith - 08-02-2017, 11:36 AM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by JAJ - 08-02-2017, 12:26 PM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by Alcluith - 08-02-2017, 02:57 PM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by Jack Campin - 09-02-2017, 02:02 AM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by Alcluith - 09-02-2017, 09:14 AM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by JAJ - 09-02-2017, 10:22 AM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by Jack Campin - 09-02-2017, 02:24 PM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by Alcluith - 10-02-2017, 09:59 AM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by Alcluith - 16-02-2017, 01:04 PM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by John Kelly - 16-02-2017, 01:19 PM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by Alcluith - 16-02-2017, 02:45 PM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by John Kelly - 17-02-2017, 10:02 AM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by Eric R - 17-02-2017, 06:29 PM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by John Kelly - 18-02-2017, 10:50 AM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by Eric R - 19-02-2017, 03:38 PM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by Jack Campin - 21-02-2017, 02:06 AM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by Eric R - 21-02-2017, 07:48 PM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by nigelgatherer - 26-02-2017, 02:24 PM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by Alcluith - 27-02-2017, 09:51 AM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by nigelgatherer - 26-02-2017, 03:04 PM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by JAJ - 28-02-2017, 02:24 PM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by nigelgatherer - 01-03-2017, 01:56 PM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by Jack Campin - 01-03-2017, 06:10 PM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by nigelgatherer - 05-03-2017, 08:48 PM
Jim Reid Tunes - by Alcluith - 14-03-2017, 09:21 AM
RE: Jim Reid Tunes - by Trish Santer - 27-03-2017, 02:04 PM

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