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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2013.12.13 - In Dulci Jubilo (hornpipe)

Here's a tune you might be sick of hearing if it's coming up to Christmas. This is perhaps the most common modern folk tune of all time. It's actually an old carol that was turned into this popular folk tune by Mike Oldfield. It's incredibly simple to play and shows you that learning by ear is nearly all about being able to sing the tune. I'm sure you can learn this in 10 minutes.

The video below shows Mike Oldfield's original version from the 1970s.

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X: 1
T: In Dulci Jubilo
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G|G2G B2c|d2e d2d|G2G B2c|d2e d3|
d2e d2c|B3 G3|A2A B2A|G2A B2c|
d2e d2c|B3 G2G|A2A B2A|G2A B3|
E2E F2F|G3 d3|B2B ABA|(G3 G2) ||

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