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Gan Ainm Slide, Part 1: Melody

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Learn traditional Irish fiddle, with an emphasis on playing the dance music of Ireland, including jigs, reels, polkas, slip jigs, hornpipes, and more, with an Irish feel and ornamentation.
 
 
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Gan Ainm Slide  
 
Gan Ainm Slide  
 
Gan Ainm Slide, Part 1: Melody
Gan Ainm Slide, Part 1: Melody
 
Many slides don’t have names or are named after a fiddler the tune is associated with. If a tune doesn’t have a name, it’s often called “Gan Ainm,” which is Irish for “no name.” Such is the case with the slide you’ll learn in this lesson. Before showing you the tune, Dale talks about the similarity of single jigs and slides, and the distinctive rhythmic endings of each. He also talks about the speed at which slides are often played for dancers these days. Then he walks you through the melody of the both parts, phrase by phrase.

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