Píobaire, An, Volume 1, Issue 8, Page 12

Píobaire, An, Volume 1, Issue 8, Page 12
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Na Píobairí Uilleann
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Píobaire, An
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I LTHE HUMOURS OF GLIN - THE PIECE WAYThe Humours of Gun and other jigs such as Paidin 0 Raifearta, Don ci na Greine, TheGobbio, as well as St. Patricks Day, are often found in two ways in old Munster manu-scripts; one described as the jig way is a straight version for dancers, the other describedas the piece way is intended solely for listening to. It will be seen that the piece isderived from the jig by filling in intervals and by ornamenting the principal notes of themelody.These pieces are always written in 6/8 time in the collections. The Humours of Glin isplayed in 3/4 time and perhaps the others were played in that time also. The tune is tobe humoured, the barring not being too rigidly observed.The transcription shows how Willie played this ltine on one occasion. It is not intendedto show how the tune is to be played by all pipers in future. Feel free to vary it - butin accordance with the practise of the best pipers. If you are not yet a master piper omitany ornamentation you are not yet able to play. That will come in time; phrasing andrhythm are first essentials. The commas indicate a sligh.t pause between notes, that is,the chanter is completely closed for an instant.a0U0a>p4-.a-0aI(7L .)
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Píobaire, An, Volume 1, Issue 8

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