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Chord Req: 'When the Brumbies Come to Water'

GUEST,Dave B. 19 Mar 14 - 05:21 PM
Bob Bolton 19 Mar 14 - 05:40 PM
GUEST,Dave B 20 Mar 14 - 01:36 PM
GUEST,leeneia 20 Mar 14 - 07:41 PM
Bob Bolton 20 Mar 14 - 08:31 PM
GUEST,Dave B 21 Mar 14 - 03:54 PM
GUEST,leeneia 22 Mar 14 - 02:17 PM
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Subject: Chord Req: 'When the Brumbies Come to Water'
From: GUEST,Dave B.
Date: 19 Mar 14 - 05:21 PM

Hello All,

Can anyone help with chords for 'When the Brumbies Come to Water' as sung by Martyn Wyndham-Read. I don't have the knowledge or experience to work them out from the song.

Any help appreciated.

Thanks
Dave B.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: 'When the Brumbies Come to Water'
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 19 Mar 14 - 05:40 PM

G'day Dave,

I can't bring to mind any printed collections with settings of more modern (i.e. ... published by known author - not "collected" from field sources ...

Certainly Will Ogilvie's "When the Brumbies Come to Water" is well known and loved in the Australian genre ... and many very good singers have it as a standard ... but I can't call up (or suggest a site for ...) any sets of 'dots' & chords!

Regards,

BobB


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: 'When the Brumbies Come to Water'
From: GUEST,Dave B
Date: 20 Mar 14 - 01:36 PM

Hello Bob,

Thanks for your reply, will carry on looking,

Best wishes,
Dave


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: 'When the Brumbies Come to Water'
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 20 Mar 14 - 07:41 PM

Hi, Dave. I listened to Martin Wyndham Read singing it on YouTube and tried to make a MIDI of it. (I have a piano-type keyboard attached to my computer.) I think I have the melody about right.

Let me tell you some stuff about Martin's version.

1. He has a high voice for a man. After you figure out the structure of it, you might want to tranpose.

2. He's singing in the key of E.
3. The time is 4/4
5. The first chord is A, then E, These two chords alternate for quite a while, for 8 measures (I think) then there's a dissonant measure, where you can get away with A as long as you play delicately. Then the first half ends on a long low F# note which calls for a B chord.

The second half is about the same except that it ends:

A rising
B of the
E moon.

Take heart - it's an easy song. A good one for a first attempt at figuring out chords yourself.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: 'When the Brumbies Come to Water'
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 20 Mar 14 - 08:31 PM

G'day leeneia,

It looks like you are well on the track of the guitat 'tab'.

Myself, as a player of 9... mainly...) "free-reed" boxes (Anglo concertina / button accordions / mouthorgans, I'm used to picking out the melody for a start ... then 'divining' the best chords from those inherent in Richter's 'push-pull / suck - blow scales - just as an old time folk player in Australian (... and other similar folk cultures would.

I might be able to write it down ... even come to a mutual agreement with the guitarist(s) ... but it's a long way from the sort of guitar - driven notation of the later "Folk Revival" ...

Anyway it works for me ... and I don't have too many arguments with guitar pluckers!

Regard(les)s,

Bob


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: 'When the Brumbies Come to Water'
From: GUEST,Dave B
Date: 21 Mar 14 - 03:54 PM

Hello Leeneia,

Many thanks for your help, will work on the chords.

Best wishes,
Dave


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: 'When the Brumbies Come to Water'
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 22 Mar 14 - 02:17 PM

You're very welcome. I'm glad you checked back.


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