View Full Version : working out this irish music

01-06-2005, 08:11 PM
I have been trying to work out the flute part on my guitar, I can't find where the notes are or what scales they are played over. I play it all over the place and I can't hit the right notes. It is the third track http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000006NYG/qid=1105045465/sr=8-3/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i3_xgl15/104-7343223-4787103?v=glance&s=music&n=507846 Can you help me and tell me what key it is in and what the first few frets are? I can probably work the rest by ear then because it doesn't seem go all over the place. Maybe it cannot be played on guitar

01-06-2005, 08:34 PM
Track 3 = flute is improvising over A Minor (so dorian should work). The Bass moves around a little bit (minor 3, 4th, 5th etc.), but basically it's A minor.

01-06-2005, 09:36 PM
Hey here's a reminder --- If it's played on one instrument, it can most likely be played by any other instrument--different octaves or different keys.

01-06-2005, 11:19 PM
Wow thats a cool song, and that flute can be played by guitar no problem (maybe not by me :D ). Its kinda like Steve Vai meets Ireland in a Smooth JAzz setting.

Maybe your guitar is slightly out of tune.
When I try to transcribe and I havent tuned my guitar using a tuner, but just tuned after some string that I thought was right (pretty stupid while transcribing actually), I have a hard time figuring things out. When its back in tune, then there's no problem.

S det....

01-07-2005, 02:10 PM
I see, it is so difficult to tab, I cannot do it yet.

01-07-2005, 03:05 PM
Hm. Are we talking about the same piece of music (Storm...)?
To me it sounds more like a violin than a flute. A violin, which is playing something smaller than half steps. That should cause some problems for a guitar (and also for a flute). Ive tried a bit with three different flutes ...

01-07-2005, 03:11 PM
No it is not a flute but it is either uilleann pipes or a low whistle, I don't know which but it is deffinetly not a violin