Workshop Information

Recently, we have been trialling running a short tune-learning workshop at the beginning of each session. This involves spending 30-40 minutes learning a new tune by ear. The idea is to increase the confidence of the sessioners for playing tunes by ear and relying less on the music. After we have learned a tune, we will post notes about the tune we learned here.

The tunes here should all be shown as scores. If they're not then it could be your browser doesn't support the library used to draw the music. You can probably see the ABC notation used to generate the music. I'm trying to add PDFs to all the music so you can download that to see the score. Alternatively, use a new browser!

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2011.10.14 - Maggie in the Woods (Polka)

This month we learned Maggie in the Woods - a great little polka that you will find played regularly in sessions.

The tune has some slightly risque lyrics:

If I had Maggie in the woods
I'd do her all the good I could
If I had Maggie in the woods
I'd keep here there til morning

I've kept the chords to a simple 4-chord trick. Try swapping the C after the Em with an Am7.

T:Maggie in the Woods
GA |: "G"G2D2 G2A2 | "C"B2e2 e4 | "G"d2B2 BAGA | "D"B2A2 A2 BA |
"G"G2D2 G2A2 | "C"B2e2 e2 ge | "G"d2B2 "D"A2BA | "G"G4 G4 :|
|: "Em"g2f2 e2d2 | "C"e2f2 g3e | "G"d2B2 BAGA | "D"B2A2 A3d |
"Em"g2f2 e2d2 | "C"e2f2 g3e | "G"d2B2 "D"A2BA | "D"G4 G4 :|

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