Sunday, February 25, 2007

Julia Delaney

This is the tune of the week. Julia Delaney is an "Irish reel played by everybody all the time" according to the Portland Collection. Indeed, we do hear it played a lot, with some variations. When I first encountered this tune, I loved the sound but dreaded having it called at a session because I couldn't play it. It's in Dm, a key I would shy away from... preferring the easier keys of A, G, D and perhaps Am & Em. Now, with more experience, and more exposure to different tunes in different keys, it's much easier. I chose Julia Delaney as the tune of the week because if I focus on it for a week, I will certainly become more accomplished and comfortable with it... and because I love it so much.

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