Notated Music Page 1 of [Rocky Mountain Goat] [music transcription]

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Title
[Rocky Mountain Goat] [music transcription]
Contributor Names
Jabbour, Alan (Transcriber)
Created / Published
[Between 1966 and 1968]
Subject Headings
-  Instrumental music
-  Fiddle tunes
-  Hornpipes
-  Folk music--Appalachian Region
-  Ethnography
-  Sheet Music
-  Music score
-  United States -- Virginia -- Giles County -- Glen Lyn
Genre
Ethnography
Sheet Music
Music score
Notes
-  Title change: The title appears on the transcription as "Unnamed."
-  Key: D
-  Meter: 4/4
-  Strains: 2 (high-low, 4-4)
-  Rendition: 1r-2r-1r-2r
-  Phrase Structure: ABAC QRQS (abcd abce qrst qrsu)
-  Compass: 15
-  Handwritten: Played twice thru. 1st time misses 2 1/2 measures at beginning. 2nd time transcribed above. This is fr. memory, played for me later & unrecorded. Inserted betw. 2 above strs.
-  Transcribed by Alan Jabbour, from a performance by Henry Reed.
-  This tune is well-known in America but not clearly traceable beyond its shores. Henry Reed neither named it nor assigned it a genre, but it is a tune sometimes known as "Rocky Mountain Goat," and the slightly slower pace suggests a connection with the hornpipe genre. Shaking Down the Acorns (Rounder 0018) contains a performance of the tune by Mose Coffman from Greenbrier County, West Virginia.Henry Reed performed this tune on three occasions. In one performance (AFS 13705b07, recorded on July 17, 1967), he inserted a third strain between the usual first and second strains that leaps up dramatically to a high D in third position on the E-string. This extra strain seems to be unique to Henry Reed.
Medium
manuscript; 2 pages
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1967/007: Notebook 2:67
Source Collection
Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 1
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcreed.reedt024
Online Format
image

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