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A couple of new tunes
« on: Feb 11, 2005, 05:48:37 PM »
Boy, this board is dead; isn't anyone writing any tunes any more?   This used to be where the action was!  8)

Here are a couple tunes I wrote recently:  Miss Melanie Howard is named for the 1-year-old daughter of some friends in my Scottish dance group; I gave it to them as a Christmas present.  I tried to come up with a standard 32-bar jig with slightly odd timing, so that I could throw it into the middle of a country dance set and see the puzzled looks on the dancers' faces...   I've since found a couple other jigs with a similar idea and have plans to put them all into a set and see what happens!

This Way to the Egress is a tune that I wrote one evening when I was bored, sitting around drinking beer and fooling with the fiddle;  I was aiming for the feel of the tune Catharsis, which comes up in sessions often around here.   I don't think I totally succeeded but I'm fairly happy with the results.  The name refers to the sign that P.T. Barnum put up in his exhibitions to get the rubes, who didn't know that "egress" is a way out, to leave the building; it's a (probably bad) joke because the end of the tune leads back to the beginning so it doesn't really have an exit! -Steve

X:17
T:Miss Melanie Howard
C:Steve Wyrick, December 2004
S:unpublished
N:This abc transcription is for personal use only
N:All rights reserved, Steve Wyrick <sjwyrick'at'astound'dot'net>
M:6/8
L:1/8
R:Jig
K:G
d|"G"B2G D2B,|G,B,D G2G|"D"FGA "D/C"D2A|"D/B"(FG)(AF) "D/A"Dc|
"G"B2G DCB,|G,B,D (FG)G|"C"A2 "D"(cB)(AG)|"G"((3F/G/A/G4):|
G|"D"FGA "D/C"D2(G|"D/B"G)FG "D/A"AFD|"C"GFG "D"AFD|DFA "G"G2G|
"D"FGA D2(G|G)FG AFD|"D"FGA "G"B2 (G|"C"G)A"D"F "G"G2 G|
"D"FGA "D/C"D2(G|"D/B"G)FG "D/A"AFD|"C"GFG "D"AFD|"C"cBA "G"B2B|
"D"FGA D2(G|G)FG AFD|"C"cBA "D"BAG|"G"((3F/G/A/G4)|]

X:18
T:This Way to the Egress...
C:Steve Wyrick 12/10/04
S:unpublished
N:This abc transcription is for personal use only
N:All rights reserved, Steve Wyrick <sjwyrick'at'astound'dot'net>
M:C
L:1/8
R:Reel
K:Am
D|"Am"EAAE cEAE|EAAE "G"DCB,D|"Am"EAAE cEAE|"G"DCB,D GDBD|
"Am"EAAE cEAE|EAAE "G"DCB,D|"Am"CDEC cEeE|"Em"dcBG DCB,:: D|
"C"C2EC GEcd|eAGc EDCB,|C2EC GEce|"G"dcBG DCB,D|
"C"C2EC GEcd|eAGc EDC B,|"Am"CDEG cEeE|"Em"dcBG DCB,:|

OK, somebody else post some tunes! -Steve W.

 




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