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BLACK HAIRED LASS (reel)

Black haired lass - MP3
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"Black haired lass" is a traditional reel in A mixolydian with two parts, the first of 4 bars and the second of 8 bars.

 


To get started, we can play with just 3 chords:

A

B

Chord chart 1 - MP3
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And on the second part you can do a bass change (A - B - D) :

Chord chart 3 - MP3
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To make some relief you can also play all the first part with a A modal for example. It will add some tension, particulary with that chord. It's a good moment also to change you rythm.

You can listen to "Black haired lass" in the album "Blackwater" of the band Altan. The album was released in 1996.

Altan

We can use this ones:

To change a bit on the fisrt part you can also use these chords

Chord chart 2 - MP3
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Now we can try to add more bass lines with that grid:

A

B

On the first part you can use:

On the second part:

Chord chart 4 - MP3
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Download the summary (tab + chords)