Saturday, 3 April 2021

Matt & Shannon Heaton - Inis Here in D - Capo 7th fret

Here's "Inis Here" to be played with Capo on 7th fret. Now you can use D-Chordshapes. 

In this video Shannon first teaches the melody and after that Matt shows the chords on his Guitar. The waltz is in A, Matt uses Capo 2nd fret on his guitar to play in G. He is in standard tuning.


 

So this is my attempt to transfer the arrangement for bouzouki with capo on 7th fret with D-chords.




 


 



 


Friday, 2 April 2021

Matt & Shannon Heaton - Inis Here

 A beautiful new tune by Shannon Heaton. In this video she first teaches the melody and after that Matt shows the chords on his Guitar. The waltz is in A, Matt uses Capo 2nd fret, so do I on bouzouki.


 

Now I tried to transcribe the Guitar part to the bouzouki. Because of the tuning GDAD I had to change a few of the bass notes. 

 


 



 

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Finale Guitar - How to play strummed triplets in slip jigs

Nye Farley talks about strumming triplets in slip jigs. Of course this one is made for guitar, but can easily be translated for bouzouki. If you like it look for more videos of Finale Guitar on youtube. Nye also has published a good book on accompanying irish tunes on guitar with a lot of ideas you also can use for bouzouki.

Here's his youtube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiiTbjn4LW-CkWt1t2dC_Kg


Bodhran Metronome

 Are you in need of a cool metronome? Well, ask youtube. You'll find Bodhran beats you can use as metronome. Here is a list of a few of them, maybe you'll find some more. 

Unfortunately until now only Jig and Reel available.

These are from this website: 

https://www.tunesandtools.com

Jig 110 BPM



Jig 90 BPM

 

 

Reel 100 BPM

 

 

 

 

Reel 90 BPM

 

 

Monday, 22 March 2021

Richie Rosencranz - Three Fishers, Stan Rogers cover

A beautiful version of the Stan Rogers Song "Three Fishers" played by Richie Rosencranz from Portland, Oregon on Shruti Box and Bouzouki.

Here he can be found on soundcloud (but only guitar and or banjo)
https://soundcloud.com/richierosencransmusic

Capo 3rd fret

Three [Bm]fishers went [Bm]sailing out [G]into the [A]west
[Bm]Into the [Bm]west as the [G]sun went [A]down
Each [G]thought on the [G]woman that [Bm]loved him the [A]best,
and the [Bm]children stood [Bm]watching them [G]out of the [A]town
 
 
{soc}
For [D]men must [D]work and [G]women must [A]weep
For there's [Bm]little to [Bm]earn and [G]many to [A]keep,
and the [G]harbour [G]bar be [A]moanin',
and the [Bm]harbour [G]bar be [A]moa[D]nin'
{eoc}
 
Three wives sat up in the lighthouse tower,
They trimmed the lamps as the sun went down, and
They looked at the squall and they looked at the shower, and
The night-wrack came rollin' in, ragged and brown.
 
For men must work and women must weep,
Though storms be sud - den and the waters be deep, and
The harbour bar be moanin', and
The Harbour bar be moanin'.
 
Three corpses lay out on the shining sand,
In the morning gleam as the tide went down, and
The women were weepin' and wringin' their hands,
For those who would never come back to the town.
 
For men must work and women must weep, and
The sooner it's over, the sooner to sleep, and
Good - bye to the bar and its moanin', and
Good - bye to the bar and it's moanin',
 
Oh men must work and women must weep, and
The sooner it's over, the sooner to sleep, and
Good - bye to the bar and its moanin', and
Good - bye to the bar and it's moanin',
 
 
Bm: 4400
G: 4500 or 0550
A: 2200 or 6700 
D: 7000

Matt & Shannon Heaton - Song of the chanter - Chanter's Song - Bouzouki Arrangement

 On March, 20th Matt & Shannon started their virtual session with this tune. Matt played a wonderful arrangement on his bouzouki. Here's my attempt to write down the arrangement for the first time round. The Song starts at around 5.10.


 

Here's the tab:



 

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Lillies In The Field - Reel in G with Capo 7th fret - John McCormick & Mary Vanorny with Brian Miller


A few days ago I posted the tabs to the first two reels of this set. Today I tabbed the third reel called Lillies In The Field.

 

Here's the link to the track on bandcamp:

 

The Black Haired Lass/Bag of Spuds/Lillies in the Field

 

 

Underneath you'll find my tab. There might be some mistakes in there, but If you listen to the tracks you'll hopefully get along with them.


Link to the tune at thesession.org:
https://thesession.org/tunes/1750















Monday, 15 March 2021

Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny together on stage

 These two giants of irish trad music together on stage. One hour of the finest of bouzouki playing.