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Old 06-13-2019, 05:11 PM
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I'm getting knee deep in arrangements by Stephen Wake and others. Sometimes I write a few things of my own in this tuning as well, although right now inspiration in this tuning comes in spurts, unlike dadgad which I could write something in everyday if I had the time.
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Iíve taken some workshops with Steve Baughman on Orkney and it is a beautiful tuning. Love some of the tunes that Martin Simpson has written in it as well though he calls it Gsus4/4. [emoji3] I look forward to hearing one of your tunes in that tuning, Barry.

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Iíve taken some workshops with Steve Baughman on Orkney and it is a beautiful tuning. Love some of the tunes that Martin Simpson has written in it as well though he calls it Gsus4/4. [emoji3] I look forward to hearing one of your tunes in that tuning, Barry.

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Hi Jayne.

I'd like to try some of Steve Baughman's arrangements. That video that Doug Young posted a little while ago got my attention.

I keep forgetting to check out Martin Simpson's work, thanks for the reminder.

Here's my first tune that I've written in quite a while in CGDGCD. It might need a touch more melody, but that's easier said than done sometimes

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Barry, it may help (or not...) to recognize that Orkney is just DADGAD moved over one string.
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