The Dundonnachie Stomp

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  • Tune Database entry
  • Tune Name: Dundonnachie Stomp, The

  • Tune Type: 2/4 Reel

  • Composed By: B. Rankine

  • Arranged By: B. Rankine

  • Year Composed: 2004


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The Dundonnachie Stomp

Post by viperpiper » Sat Oct 02, 2004 7:57 pm

To be played very even.

I made the third part repetitive deliberately - I wanted it to be very rhythmic and basic, and I also wanted to try and use the gracing as a simple sort of melody (when playing it I tend to try and play the gracing in the 3rd part quite open). The inspiration comes from some of Fred Morrison's live performances and other players I've heard playing in a session where they get so carried away with the rhythm they will do something like this for part of a tune.
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How fast do you get this one going?

Post by david n. siegel » Sat Oct 23, 2004 2:13 pm

Rhythmic repetition works great!

You know, on all those G-D-E-D low-A quadruplets, a harmonic note held for the duration of the quad, going up the scale, might be powerful. If you've got the right chanter reed with a great drone blend, this could end up with the audience whooping and hollering, and drowning out the High As in the last part.

So how many BPM do you revv this one up to? This is a white heat tune, I'd say. Keep the oil clean and watch your pistons.

-David.

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Post by viperpiper » Sat Oct 23, 2004 3:31 pm

Thanks for the comments :)

I play most reels around about 104 to 108 bpm. I usually play this tune a little faster if my fingers are going well - as fast as I can while still keeping it rounded.

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