Reading made Easy (2)

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X:1 T:Reading made Easy [2] S:James Goodman music manuscript collection (Co. Cork, mid-19th century) N:Goodman was a Church of Ireland cleric and uilleann piper M:C| L:1/8 R:Air N:Moderate K:D dc|B2B2c3B|A6 Bc|dc AG FA GF|E6 DE|F2G2 AB G2| F2 EF D4 |D6::FG|A4 Bc d2|f4 e2 fe|d2 de fedc| A6 FG|A4 Bc d2|f4 (ge)(fd)|d4 dedc|B4 c2B2|A6 Bc| dc AG FAGF|D6 DE|F2G2 AB G2|F2 EF D4|D6:|



READING MADE EASY [2]. Irish, Air (cut time). D Major/B Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Goodman's "Reading made Easy [2]" is a duple-time variant of "Reading made Easy (1) (The)," made more transparent by Fr. John Quinn through the intermediary air "Tumbling down Teady's Acre", which, while still a triple-time melody (as is "Reading made Easy (1) (The)"), corresponds melodically more to Goodman's duple version.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - The large music manuscript collection of Church of Ireland cleric and uileann piper James Goodman, who collected from his County Cork region.

Printed sources : - Shields (Tunes of the Munster Pipers, vol. 1), 1998; p. 151.






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