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Irish music - St Pat's Day

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by bass555, Mar 16, 2005.


  1. bass555

    bass555

    Mar 16, 2005
    band got a gig playing a St Pat's day party

    lotsa Irish standards (Wild Irish Rose, Danny Boy, Unicorn Song,etc.)

    is this pretty much oompah? (root-5?) stuff?
     
  2. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    Ooo, you should play CROPPY BOY.
     
  3. Murf

    Murf

    Mar 28, 2001
    Ireland
    Whooaaa, Danny Boy certainly isnt "oompah" (damn that's a great description) :p


    Murf
     
  4. A lot of Irish songs such as, "Black Velvet Band," are in 3/4 time.

    Mike
     
  5. Actually not a lot of oom pah.

    jigs (3/4) and reels (4/4) and a lot of sentimental ballads.
     
  6. Murf

    Murf

    Mar 28, 2001
    Ireland