Sunday, March 20, 2011

Daley's Reel

I'm interrupting your regularly scheduled programming (which would have been Fisher's Hornpipe) to bring you Daley's Reel, a fiddle tune in Bb. This tune is a homework assignment from a recent lesson with my new teacher (my first-ever official guitar teacher, come to think of it!) Mark Cosgrove.

What profit is there in being an apprentice, unless there is a master to learn from, right? I'm excited to be taking lessons from Mark--my impression so far is that he's insightful & quickly identified areas that could use improvement, and he's good at giving critical feedback in a constructive way.

Two of my homework assignments from our first lesson were to learn Daley's Reel (2 breaks in different positions) and get it up to standard reel tempo of ~224 bpm, and to get my contest arrangement of Beaumont Rag up to ~224 bpm.

The rhythm tracks:

The chords:
(A part)
| Bb | Bb | F | F | Bb | Bb | F | Bb |
| Bb | Bb | F | F | Bb | Bb | F | Bb7|
(B part)
| Eb | Eb | Bb | Bb | F | Bb | F | Bb7|
| Eb | Eb | Bb | Bb | F | Bb | F | Bb |

Or, for guitar, with capo on 3rd fret:
(A part)
| G | G | D | D | G | G | D | G |
| G | G | D | D | G | G | D | G7|
(B part)
| C | C | G | G | D | G | D | G7|
| C | C | G | G | D | G | D | G |

Here are some youtubes of the tune:
The Mike Snyder Band (twin fiddles! Daley's the first 3 times around, then it goes into Forked Deer)
Shadd Cobb (with a Mike Compton mando break)
I don't know who these guys are, but they do a nice version (with dobro!)

13 comments:

  1. Fantastic as usual! Thanks for taking the effort of adding the chords. Much appreciated.

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  2. Nice suprise! Listing the chords is very helpful. Thanks yet again. Here's a great take on Beaumont Rag by Tyler Grant:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2P5LWDGEUo

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  3. Thanks, guys. Tyler Grant is the bomb.

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  4. This is awesome man. I appreciate all the work you put into this. Cheers!

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  5. Hey Dave! I love what you're doing here, helping alot of people out! Any chance you might put some minor tunes up like "Jerusalem Ridge" in the future? Thanks again for everything, have a great day!

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  6. Great tune. Trying to get Scott Vestals version from Bluegrass 95 down. Its nice to have it at some more manageable tempos.

    Thanks!
    Mike

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  7. Thanks, y'all. I'll put Jerusalem Ridge on the request list--be aware, though, that there are several requests ahead of it. I'm also thinking about Lonesome Fiddle Blues.

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  8. Thank you so much, I have working on these tunes for the last year. However, always wanted to create the rhythm tracks, but have not had the time.

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  9. love your site...any chance you can do "old joe clark "

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  10. Hi, Dave. I did some Old Joe Clark tracks, but I will update the sidebar and make them easier to find.

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  11. Thanks Dave, got my songs mixed up..I meant "9 lb Hammer"

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  12. Good call. I'll put that on the list.

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