Sheebeg and Sheemore
Dear fiddler, here’s a basic lesson on how to play Sheebeg And Sheemore by Turlough O’Carolan.
Scale and drone
The tune is in D Major. Warm up with the D major scale.
D0-1-2-3-A0-1-2-3 | E0-1-L2-3-4
A part (single rep)
First quarter: (A3-E0)-E1-1-0-A3 | A3-E0-A3 | A1-0 | D2
Second quarter: (A0)-A1-0-1-2-3 | E0-A3-E0 | 1-0 | A3
We’re experimenting with adding fingerings to sheet music. Note that repeated parts are colored. Is this helpful? Let me know in a comment.
Here’s another great tune by O’Carolan:
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12 responses to “Sheebeg and Sheemore”
Jason, are you barring across the strings when it goes from E1 to A1? That seems to be the only way to avoid it sounding choppy there.
I would have stopped playing the fiddle at the start if I had to struggle only with the sheet music version of the note I guess. The tab is the tool that “hooked” me first.
Hey @julien, thanks much! I’ll continue to produce separate tabs for tunes.
I think part of the added value of your blog comes also from the tab approach? It is less ‘beginner repellent’ for a beginner with no musical culture / background.
Jason I don’t know about suppressing the snippets with the tab, I found them useful before to learn more quickly. It is cool to have:
– the fingering
– the slurs
– the tabs on the video when you play the part
– the looping tool and slowing tool
– the tab including the musical snippets (the one you suppressed) : as I have more difficulties to get the basic rythm from only the video.
With this option you give the learner the opportunity to chose when he knoes enough with the tab to jump to the note reading version and stop using the tab.
I understand it’s more work for you but that would be my favourite option.
Cool work you are doing there on the blog Jason much appreciated.
I don’t know if there is a need to redo all the slurring for the past sheet music, may be for the future only will do great 😉
The fingering is a great addition. It supplants the ‘tab’ and since I always try to learn a tune from the sheet music as quickly as possible after looking at the tab, because of the note timings, this will help to not refer to the tab early on.
Thanks for letting me know @nick. What if there was no tab, only detailed fingerings above the sheet music?
It is not a bad idea to let some notes without the fingering as it will train me to trust my reading. It might well be the winning combination to enhance gradually our note reading skills !
Great change keep it for the future Jason !
Adding the slurs is a cool thing you did too !
Thank you so much for adding the fingering, this will save me some time really! MUCH APPRECIATED
Cool, thanks for letting me know @julien. I’ll be adding slurs to all future lessons to. Somewhat intimidated about updating all sheet music though 😳