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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We can use this ones:

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

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

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 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.

Chord chart 4 - MP3
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You can listen to "Black haired lass" in the album "Blackwater" of the band Altan. The album was released in 1996.

Altan

Overview (tab + chords)

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