Name some cool PIRATE music instrumentals (kinda bluegrassy flute in riffage)...?

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  1. XXTwighlight

    XXTwighlight Supporting Member

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    I wanna learn some Pirate type music, but youtube only has Pirates of the Carribean tunes endlessly.
    I seek that bluegrassy flute kinda pirate instrumental music.
    Any titles, or can you link me to audio clips or youtube clips?
    Thanx
    - Robert
     
  2. Crowbar

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    Lots of sites for sea chanties out there, some with audio.
    As for pirates song particular? Maybe just just that Yohoho and a bottle of rum from the Disney movie. Or the old standard Barnicle Bill, but these are just novelties.
    My favorite titles, try em on youtbe
    Hanging Johnny
    Drunken Sailor
    Barrets Privateers
    Rosin the beau

    I forget the title of this one but I gotta sing the chorus,

    "Oh Lord above
    Send down a dove
    With teeth as sharp as razors,
    To cut the throats
    Of them there blokes
    Who sells bad beer to sailors"

    Now you got me going, I havn't sung these in a while.
     
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    XXTwighlight Supporting Member

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    Thanx Crowbar.

    Geez, some violent **** in them thar lyrics.
     
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    Carltone Gold Supporting Member

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    I think you need a better description of what you're looking for...
    try this in youtube and see if that's what you mean...I think you'd have better luck looking for Irish or Celtic "jigs" and "reels"
    Irish flute tin whistle - Joe Cooley's Reel
     
  5. XXTwighlight

    XXTwighlight Supporting Member

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    I did listen to those songs Crowbar, but they are kinda vocal folk songs.

    Like I mentioned, I seek more of an instrumental bluegrassy pirate vibe which I can cop on guitar. Maybe "novelty" is a good thing in this case.
    Thanx for the info though!

    Thanx Carl, I'll check it out. Maybe direct instrumental pirate songs arent that abundant and the Celtic "jig" is more the title I seek. As long as it sounds kinda "piratey"...lol.

    I just thought of learning this stuff just minutes before i posted this thread, so I'm learning as I go along here.
    Is there a particular scale that works well with the Irish Jigs?
     
  6. OOG

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    or sea shanties
     
  7. DaBlizzardofOz

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    There's a cool lesson of Guthrie Govan demonstrating modes, where he gets into a bit of the pirate feel you're talking about.
     
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    Sorry, not helpful, but I couldn't resist.
     
  9. Ozrichead

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    You mean something like this?

     
  10. Lance

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    Here's a nice little shanty that Kimock used to play. Er, he probably still plays it, but I haven't heard him do it in quite some time. He named it Mr. Potatohead, but it's based on an old Seafaring tune, whos name escapes me right now.

     
  11. Stardrake

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    Meen-e-ah-po-lis, Meen-ah-soh tah!
    You might want to look for hornpipes--The Sailor's Hornpipe is the classic, but the hornpipe beat might be what your looking for.

    Here's Mike Oldfield playing the classic Sailor's Hornpipe...



    Shiver me timbers!
     

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