Galway Bay Hornpipe
Here’s an intermediate lesson on how to play this haunting Irish hornpipe. I learned it from a Martin Hayes recording called “Under The Moon”.
This tune is recommended for students in Module 2.6 or higher. It’s a good way to practice the G Aeolian scale, Low Fourth Finger and the swing feel.
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I’ve made some “Learning Chunks” to help you learn more easily. These focused exercises contain sheet music, tabs and mp3 snippets to guide you on your fiddle journey.
Review and practice these lessons:
Play D3 with a G drone. Allow your breath, body, and mind to relax. Listen to the blend of your fiddle with the drone, and enjoy the sound.
Then practice the G aeolian scale:
G Aeolian: D3-A0-L1-L2-3-L4-EL1-L2 | E3-L4
A Part, First Quarter
(D3-A0)-L1-0-L1-L2-3-L2-3-EL1 | L2-L1-L2-3-L2-3-L4-L2
A Part, Second Quarter
A part, third quarter
A part, fourth quarter
B part, first quarter
B part, second quarter
B part, third quarter
B part, fourth quarter
Martin Hayes versions
Here’s the recording that I based this lesson on.
Here’s a lesson from Martin on the tune…
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