Annotation:Reel de grand'mère

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X:1 T:Reel de grand'mère N:From the playing of Isidore Soucy (1899-1962) M:C| L:1/8 D: D:Starr 15635-B (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy (August, 1929) Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A {g}agab a2fe |=gfga gfg[cg]|agab affe|=gdBd cA A2| agab affe|=gfga gfgb|agab affe|=gdBd cAA|| K:Amix B|AGAB cBcd|edef gag2|[M:3/2]G2 [GB]G dG[GB]G dG[BG][GB]|[M:C|]ABcd efgB| [M:3/2]G2 [GB]d cA[GB]d cAAB |[M:C|]AGAE cBcd|edef gagB| [M:3/2]G2 [GB]G dG[GB]G dG[BG][GB]|[M:C|]ABcd efgB|[M:3/2]G2 [GB]d cA[GB]d cAA2||

REEL DE GRAND'MÈRE. French-Canadian, Reel (cut and 3/2 time). A Major/Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. A mixed mode tune (the 'g' notes are variously sharp and natural) from fiddler Isidore Soucy, although the title is somewhat of a mystery. Soucy researcher Jean Duval notes that Soucy did not have two grandmothers since childhood, although he suggests it is possible the tune was named for the city of Grand'mère in Mauricie[1]. Montreal fiddler Jospeh Allard released his similar "Reel des habitants" a few months after Soucy's August, 1929, recording[2].

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Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Jean Duval (La Musique de Isidore Soucy 1899-1962), 2017; No. 115, p.

Recorded sources: - Starr 78 RPM), Isidore Soucy (August, 1929).

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  1. Jean Duval, "La Musique de Isidore Soucy 1899-1962", 2017, p. 208.
  2. ibid.