Name that tune.

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
2 months ago
1,216 posts

Dusty's call of Bonaparte's Retreat sounds right to me.  If memory serves, I think I heard Don Pedi say some years back that he thought that "snake charmer" part was a later addition to the tune.  

Great video, Dan-- so glad you shared it!   

Dan
Dan
@dan
2 months ago
137 posts

Thank you sir. One of those tunes I know, but I couldn't place it!

Dusty Turtle
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle
2 months ago
1,472 posts

Bonaparte's Retreat, methinks.

Edit: Today people usually play Bonaparte's Retreat with three parts.  The version in the documentary only has two of them.  The missing part is what defines the tune to us as mixolydian since it relies on the lowered 7th. If you skip that part, you can probably play it in either ionian or mixolydian.




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updated by @dusty-turtle: 06/18/21 04:55:16PM
Dan
Dan
@dan
2 months ago
137 posts

I know this video has been around a time or two, found it again the other night and can't quite make out the tune for the second segment on Edd Presnell, (time 9:24)

Thank you in advance.

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