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The Jug of Punch, Part 1: A-Part 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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The Jug of Punch  
 
The Jug of Punch  
 
The Jug of Punch, Part 1: A-Part Melody
The Jug of Punch, Part 1: A-Part Melody
 
Dale first heard “The Jug of Punch” played by the great fiddler Paddy Glackin, whose ending of the tune is a little different than the way some people play the tune. You’ll learn both endings in this lesson. “The Jug of Punch” is in the key of D minor, so Dale shows you the D minor scale, with F and C naturals. The melody also rambles a bit, with very few repeating phrases. Dale starts by breaking the A part down, phrase by phrase. You’ll learn the melody to the A part of “The Jug of Punch” in this video.

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