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Irish music - St Pat's Day

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

  1. 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
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    Ooo, you should play CROPPY BOY.
  3. Murf


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

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

  5. Actually not a lot of oom pah.

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


    Mar 28, 2001