Sailors hornpipe


#1

Here it is after many moons of practice and sweat and sore fingers ha ha ha No I have known this one for sometime but just recorded it and it well so here it is .


#2

Good job Ken! Clean and good timing. I just broke out the guitar and played backup rhythm with you.


#3

Thanks it iis an old tune for sure but I enjoy playing that one.


#4

I always liked that tune but never bothered to learn it (I’m lazy that way). However, your very nice rendition of it made me write it out with a few bluesy additions.

I tend to play these AABB tunes straight the first time through each section with some changes the second time. This is what I came up with.

By the way, I wrote it out in G major (meant to be capoed on the 2nd fret so that it sounds in A major)

Sailor’s Hornpipe

https://od.lk/d/MF8xMDI4NzYwNDhf/Sailors%20Hornpipe%20modified.tef


#5

Thanks you just gave me something to learn. Beside food I think something to learn is a good gift. do I like it . you bet it sounds very good . now on to learning it . http://www.smileycons.com/img/emotions/217.gif


#6

I’ve been playing it on mandolin lately (in A as well). It’s a fun little tune. I wonder if I enjoy it more because it is forever linked in my mind to a cartoon?


#7

an old actor gone by now but his name was Dane Clark and he had a miniseries on tv of course it was in black and white but me and dad would not miss that show and him and Popeye had about the same music . it is a tune to be remembered that is for sure . Can’t remember the name of his show . Dane Clark played in “Back from the dead” a prelude to Cape fear similar in plot they say. He had a tv show on at 10 pm I think it was Fridays . late fifties The beer commercial I remember now had that tune to it, Ballentine ale . Wow that had to be at least a hundred years ago LOL.


#8

Well Ken I guess it’s official. Your the patriarch of the forum! :laughing:


#9

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late fifties The beer commercial I remember now had that tune to it, Ballentine ale .

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…the three ring Ballantine Beer.


#10

Yes three ring ale . Dane Clark was 85 when he died . Am almost positive the commercial was local in Dayton Ohio but they used Sailor’s hornpipe .


#11

It’s not what I was looking for, but this is pretty entertaining:
[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCHYMetwyhM[/video]


#12

You did not mind commercials so much back then as they were entertaining sometimes better than the show . Thanks for the post I enjoyed it and played it twice http://www.smileycons.com/img/emotions/99.gif

I mean how much better could the product be with Purity Body and flavor ,wow! just makes me want to go buy a ballantine ale and I don’t drink LOL .


#13

The more I listen to the way Drguitar arranged it I am going to get in to learning it that way as soon as I finish “Oh little town of Bethlehem” I will get started on it . Another approach and one I like real well . thank you fo another lesson it will be a fun one to learn it that way. http://www.smileycons.com/img/emotions/99.gif


#14

I looked back over my arrangement and found a few clumsy fingerings (in measures 11 through 13) that I corrected. This one should make more sense to the fingers.
https://od.lk/s/MF8xMDI4NzYwNDhf/Sailors%20Hornpipe%20modified.tef


#15

Thank you . Merry Christmas Drguitar and your family also .


#16

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Thank you . Merry Christmas Drguitar and your family also .

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Health and happiness to you and yours also. And may the spirit of Christmas surround you throughout the entire year!


#17

Ahoy Mateees…I was working on the Sailor’s Hornpipe Challenge for banjo this week…soooo as a by-product I recorded it on my Tenor Ukulele for my “Uke Friday” I email to my friends…thought I would share…

I hope I got the file attached!

Its a Low G strung Uke.

Blessings, JB


#18

Good job . I liked the g-lick at the end of the faster one LOL. I play that three different ways but Ben’s has a lot of thinking put into it and just another way to get there but a good way . I like Ben’s arrangement the best . How did you fare in the contest?


#19

With all the website difficulties and my busy season at work starting I managed to get my entry in by Wednesday night about 10:00 PM MST…was too late there were three winners before me. At least the exercise got my blood flowing… It seems like I do my best work when I have a challenge like a vocalist requesting me to play solo back up for them at a special event where I have to figure out an arrangement in a week or less…Keep on pickin’…JB


#20

I now have Ben’s lesson complete on guitar, Sailors hornpipe . The lesson is a hoot to learn fun for sure . I had a tad bit of trouble with the cross picking and kept wanting to do a down stroke where the up stroked worked much better . part B That makes three arrangements and when I learn Drguitars arrangement that will be four. LOL