How Can I Keep From Singing
#1
In another we talked about the low D tremolo and I made a little demo video playing on the high end. Tabs were requested and so here they are.

How Can I Keep From Singing
Asian system note layout
+3 is third blow note on a 21 note (this would probably be +4 on a 24 note like the Echo Celeste)
+4 is fourth blow note on a 21, etc.
-3L is draw note to left of +3
-3R is draw note to right of +3
-1 and -2 are to left of +1 and +2
other draw notes to the right, i.e. -4 to the right of +4, etc.

1st position
+3 +4 -4 +5 +4 -4 +4 -3L -3L
+3 +4 +6 +5 +5 -4
+3 +4 -4 +5 +4 -4 +4 -3L -3L
+3 +4 +5 -4 -4 +4
+5 +6 +6 +6 +5 -4 +5 +4
-4 +5 +5 +5 -4 +5 +6
+5 +6 +6 +6 +5 -4 +4 -3L +3
+3 +4 -4 +5 -4 -4 +4

12th position
+4 -5 +6 -6 -5 +6 -5 -4
-4 +4 -5 +7 -6 -6 +5
+4 -5 +6 -6 -5 +6 -5 -4
-4 +4 -5 -6 +6 +6 -5
-6 +7 +7 +7 -6 +6 -6 -5
+6 -6 -6 -6 +6 -6 +7
-6 +7 +7 +7 -6 +6 -5 -4 +4
+4 -5 +6 -6 +6 +6 -5

2nd position
-4 +6 -6 -7 +6 -6 +6 +5
+5 -4 +6 -8 -7 -7 -6
-4 +6 -6 -7 +6 -6 +6 +5
+5 -4 +6 -7 -6 -6 +6
-7 -8 -8 -8 -7 -6 -7 +6
-6 -7 -7 -7 -6 -7 -8
-7 -8 -8 -8 -7 -6 +6 +5 -4
-4 +6 -6 -7 -6 -6 +6

1st position high
+6 +7 -8 +8 +7 -8 +7 -6
-6 +6 +7 +9 +8 +8 -8
+6 +7 -8 +8 +7 -8 +7 -6
-6 +6 +7 +8 -8 -8 +7
+8 +9 +9 +9 +8 -8 +8 +7
-8 +8 +8 +8 -8 +8 +9
+8 +9 +9 +9 +8 -8 +7 -6 +6
+6 +7 -8 +8 -8 -8 +7

12th position high
+7 -9 +9 -10 -9 +9 -9 -8
-8 +7 -9 +10 -10 -10 +9
+7 -9 +9 -10 -9 +9 -9 -8
-8 +7 -9 -10 +9 +9 -9
-10 +10 +10 +10 -10 +9 -10 -9
+9 -10 -10 -10 +9 -10 +10
-10 +10 +10 +10 -10 +9 -9 -8 +7
+7 -9 +9 -10 +9 +9 -9

I think this covers the video. You can also play this tune starting on the +1 in 12th position and -1 in second.
I will let you figure those out. They work well on a higher pitch harp but we were talking about the low D.
If there are mistakes we will blame the computer Smile but report them anyway and I will fix them. By the way,
I didn't type all those numbers. I used a program called Tab Tool. You can use it online or download it. Since I
adapt Ricther tab to the tremolo this program works from hole 4 on up. I enter the tab once and then move
an on screen slider to get different positions and keys. It works with many tunings. Here is a link:

http://www.seydel1847.de/epages/Seydel18...ool-Online

Here is the video that this tab follows:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfHRAeMHDUs
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#2
Rex,
Thank you very much for taking your valuable time to TAB this out for me, and I am sure for others. I plan to attempt to learn this song. It's very pretty.

Contributions like yours are why this forum is so uniquely wonderful, for all of us tremolo players.

Best Regards

Terry

PS: Are the ceilings in your home 10' or 12'? Reminds me of our old home place in N.C., which was demolished a few years ago, in the name of progress.
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#3
(05-21-2015, 12:36 PM)terryg Wrote: Rex,
Thank you very much for taking your valuable time to TAB this out for me, and I am sure for others.  I plan to attempt to learn this song.  It's very pretty.  

Contributions like yours are why this forum is so uniquely wonderful, for all of us tremolo players.

Best Regards

Terry

PS:  Are the ceilings in your home 10' or 12'?  Reminds me of our old home place in N.C., which was demolished a few years ago, in the name of progress.

It is a wonderful song, Terry. It is also easy to learn. Here is the sheet music with the words:
http://www.hymntime.com/tch/pdf/h/o/w/Ho...Lowry).pdf
It's in F. You can play F on a C harp in 12th position.
And here is some history of the tune:
http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/h/c/a/hcaikeep.htm
The midi on that site is timed different than the way we sing it at church. There are several fine versions on You Tube. Here is one from one of my favorite musicians, Buddy Greene:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37UiNO0BncU
Here is another nice version:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fih3In_L7Ak
Just search youtube for many fine versions.
High ceilings:
I live in a manufactured home (aka "mobile home"). The ceilings are about 7 foot at the sides and about 8 1/2 in the middle. It is a humble dwelling but we are happy to call it home and we are simple folk anyway. Perhaps it's the angle of the ceiling or the angle of the camera that makes the ceiling look high. LOL I don't have a mansion with high ceilings, but I do know a mansion builder who is making a home large enough for all our brothers and sisters. Angel
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#4
Amen brother.
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