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Chord Req: mandolin tab for irish music

GUEST,craig 09 Feb 07 - 12:06 PM
Grab 09 Feb 07 - 12:57 PM
GUEST,James 26 Mar 11 - 01:42 AM
Stanron 26 Mar 11 - 07:43 AM
Dave Hanson 26 Mar 11 - 08:21 AM
harmonic miner 26 Mar 11 - 09:12 AM
Willie-O 26 Mar 11 - 05:47 PM
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Stanron 26 Mar 11 - 06:05 PM
Steve Shaw 26 Mar 11 - 07:37 PM
The Sandman 27 Mar 11 - 01:39 PM
Stanron 27 Mar 11 - 03:27 PM
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Subject: Chord Req: mandolin tab for irish music
From: GUEST,craig
Date: 09 Feb 07 - 12:06 PM

does any one know a good site that has good tab for the mandolin for irish songs and maybe popular rock or anything else lol, any help would be great. if you have some information that could help me please email me @    craigleonard2003@yahoo.com

Cheers
Craig


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: mandolin tab for irish music
From: Grab
Date: 09 Feb 07 - 12:57 PM

Might want to start at http://www.mandolincafe.com.

Mandolins are tuned GDAE, same as a violin. So any fiddle tune can also be played on a mandolin. You'll obviously play it differently though - you can't do the "lift" like you can with a bow, but you've got tremelo picking, full chords and rhythmic open strings to add into the mix instead. There is a "Mandolin player's Fakebook" containing tabbed transcriptions of fiddle tunes for mandolin, but it didn't seem much cop when I had a look through it. The "Fiddler's Fakebook" or "O'Neil's top 1000" (or whatever its name is) have more content, providing you can play from regular sheet music. If you can't, this is a good time to learn...

Elderly Instruments (in the US) or Hobgoblin (in the UK) should stock the "fakebook" and O'Neil's.

Graham.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: mandolin tab for irish music
From: GUEST,James
Date: 26 Mar 11 - 01:42 AM

Try this one
http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/irish-mandolin-tab/irish-mandolin-tab.html


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: mandolin tab for irish music
From: Stanron
Date: 26 Mar 11 - 07:43 AM

If you have access to a program called Sibelius you can use it to get standard notation from midi files. From this you can get mandolin tab. It's not the simplest of processes but it can be done. ABC notation plays music as midi files and there are enormous numbers of these available free online.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: mandolin tab for irish music
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 26 Mar 11 - 08:21 AM

www.jaybuckey.com has loads of tab for most instruments, just click on ' free stuff '

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: mandolin tab for irish music
From: harmonic miner
Date: 26 Mar 11 - 09:12 AM

Like Stanron said:

www.thesession.org has thousands of tunes in ABC format

Download the tunes from there. Then use software (eg. Sibelius, or as Melody Assistant whcih I use) to convert to tab for your chosen instrument. I find it brilliant, mainly for producing harmonica tabs but I use it for guitar too


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: mandolin tab for irish music
From: Willie-O
Date: 26 Mar 11 - 05:47 PM

Forget about tab for mandolin, except for demonstrating chords. For that, get The Mandolin Chord Book: http://www.amazon.com/Mandolin-Chord-Book-James-Major/dp/0825622964


Once you get something out of that, take the time to learn to read music notation. That's where the gold is, in terms of thousands of collections of tunes in every conceivable genre.

It is one of the easiest instruments to sight-read for, in my experience, and that is how you can learn tunes, at least the tricky bits you can't pick out by ear.

W-O
Yes I do know the original poster is long gone, but I still like to make this point!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: mandolin tab for irish music
From: harmonic miner
Date: 26 Mar 11 - 05:58 PM

It probably is a good idea to learn to sight-read. I just never got around to it. And much trad music is hard to represent exactly in standard notation. Learning the tunes by ear is probably the best way. Not the easiest way though. In any case, ABC notation is useful because it is relatively easily understood by computers and the above software will convert it to standard notation as well. You could have the tab displayed underneath if you want.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: mandolin tab for irish music
From: Stanron
Date: 26 Mar 11 - 06:05 PM

I can read notation, but if I want to teach a tune to someone who cant then Tab is useful. You can learn to read Tab in about 1 minute. It takes a bit longer to learn to read notation.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: mandolin tab for irish music
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 26 Mar 11 - 07:37 PM

You could always learn by ear, he said, in a small, quiet voice.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: mandolin tab for irish music
From: The Sandman
Date: 27 Mar 11 - 01:39 PM

abc notation[imo] is crap, either learn to read music or instrument tab, or learn to play by ear or learn to do all 3, but abc is shite, there is no indication of rhythym.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: mandolin tab for irish music
From: Stanron
Date: 27 Mar 11 - 03:27 PM

If you put an ABC script into an ABC program like ABC Navigator the tune plays with correct timing (if it has been written correctly). It is all there but G*d knows how you look at the script and deduce the timing. Anyone out there know?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: mandolin tab for irish music
From: zozimus
Date: 27 Mar 11 - 03:41 PM

A programme called Musedit can be used from entering music notation and converting it to tablature and is cheaper than the other programmes mentioned above. You can also playback your entry in Midi and adjust the tempo if needs be. However, I think the mandolin isn't really suited to Irish jigs and reels, a tenor banjo being a better option.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: mandolin tab for irish music
From: PHJim
Date: 27 Mar 11 - 03:42 PM

Try
Mandolin Hangout


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: mandolin tab for irish music
From: The Sandman
Date: 27 Mar 11 - 04:09 PM

[If you put an ABC script into an ABC program like ABC Navigator the tune plays with correct timing (if it has been written correctly).]quote
yes but that means people have to own a computer, to get correct timing.
music and tab has marked rhythym which does not need a computer to decode the nonsense, neither do the ears need a computer to decode atune


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: mandolin tab for irish music
From: Stanron
Date: 27 Mar 11 - 04:35 PM

Well yes and no. Tab generally has no rhythmical indicators. People find tab useful when they know or can hear the way the tune sounds. ABC has rhythm but you have to know how to read it.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: mandolin tab for irish music
From: PHJim
Date: 27 Mar 11 - 08:15 PM

It is only since the internet that tabs seem to have lost their timing indications. the standard way of writing tab (if there is such a thing) indicates timing the same way standard notation does. I would never think of giving my students a tab with no timing indicated. Unless they already know the song, it would be worse than useless.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: mandolin tab for irish music
From: Stanron
Date: 28 Mar 11 - 08:36 AM

There is an institution called Rockschool which provides a popular music equivalent to ABRSM instrument grades. The guitar and bass books contain music in linked notation and tab. The tab gives the fingering and the notation gives the rhythm, time sigs and everything else. Quite a useful format.


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