Lord Lovat's Lament

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Lord Lovat's Lament

Post by DaveGD » Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:53 am

Could anyone help with the notes and chords for Lord Lovat's Lament? I could only find music for bagpipes on the web.

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Re: Lord Lovat's Lament

Post by Rebeka » Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:47 pm

http://abcnotation.com/tunePage?a=trill ... ament/0000" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

It's also on thesession.org, I'm fairly sure this one's the key I play it in (I don't have my accordion or music to hand), but it's right hand only though (also, it should be cut common)

https://thesession.org/tunes/3872" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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(Not sure where you were looking, but I always run a google image search, that way you can tell at a glance if it's the full tune/has basses etc)

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Re: Lord Lovat's Lament

Post by DaveGD » Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:14 pm

Hi Rebeka, thanks for the quick reply. I did check out the Session site but unfortunately the music does not have chords.

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Re: Lord Lovat's Lament

Post by Rebeka » Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:16 pm

The abcnotation one does - or are you looking for a full bass line like a piano score?

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Re: Lord Lovat's Lament

Post by artelagro » Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:43 pm

There are four fakebook style tunes in 'folktunefinder.com' - 2 showing the chords (by name)
The best version I have come across is that by Ian Lothian in his book 'Scottish Folk Tunes'. This one is not free but I can recommend this book if you like to do some work with the left hand
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Re: Lord Lovat's Lament

Post by george garside » Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:13 pm

As it was written as a melody only pipe tune 3 chords will work ok. However 4 is even better! so if playing in ,say, G use CGDA, maybe using A7 ere and there instead of plain A1

To find what goes best were just play it through very slowly ,holding a note where necessary, whilst you experiment to see which of the 3 or 4 chords sounds best - then remember what goes where

there is a nice recording of Jimmy Shands version on youtube. If listening to it on a laptop use decent headphones as it will sound a lot better

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Re: Lord Lovat's Lament

Post by Pietro » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:21 am

I agree with Artelagro, the Ian Lowthian version is great. His book of 'Scottish Folk Tunes' is still available in music shops and is well worth buying.

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Re: Lord Lovat's Lament

Post by DaveGD » Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:28 pm

Thanks all for the latests replies. I will check out Ian's book.

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Re: Lord Lovat's Lament

Post by Johnniez » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:25 pm

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Re: Lord Lovat's Lament

Post by george garside » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:31 pm

not so sure about the efficacy of the ''rhythmic air'' description. It originated a slow march as in funeral march or guess what a lament! It is owever often played as a normal 4/4 march

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Re: Lord Lovat's Lament

Post by DaveGD » Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:07 am

Johnniez, thanks for the download.

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