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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2013.03.08 - Tobin's Favourite (jig)

Tobin's is another very common session jig. I often use it in a warm up set with Out on the Ocean and the Cliffs of Moher, as they're a set of tunes that everyone in the session is likely to know, so it will get everyone's fingers in order.

It's in D major, so accompanists can stick to the 3 or 4 chord trick for backing.

Melody players can replace the FEF, GFG notes in the third and seventh bar of both parts with a roll, treble, or some variation such as FAA, GAA.

The tune is very old and was collected for the O'Neill's collection way back.

Also below is a video I made in 2010 - Tobin's is the middle tune.

X: 1
T: Tobin's Favourite
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DFA dcd|ecA cde|fef gfg|ecA GFE|
DFA dcd|ecA cde|fef gfg|edc d3:||
|:dfa agf|efg efg|fef gfg|ecA GFE|
DFA dcd|ecA cde|fef gfg|edc d3:||

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