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Playing Since: 1975
Experience Level: Purty Good
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Occupation: Retired Biochemist
I play a 1950s Maggini copy and lion's head 1 which sounds better than lion's head 2 (both of the lion's head with tongues).
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Size: 1,109kb, uploaded 2/11/2009 7:01:27 AM
Genre: Old-Time / Playing Style: Unknown/None Chosen
As I explained in the whistle version, I had pictured the tune more as a death march or lament. As far as finding a Scottish source, that's gone for naught after three series of attempts. Now I've moved back to playing the tune on the fiddle (in AEAE; actually flattened a bit, as I think my fiddle sounds better when tuned slightly lower, about half-way between A and Ab). In moving it back to the fiddle, it could now be included in the topic on fiddle tunes that sound like bagpipes. I love the exquisite dissonance in the 2nd part. My apologies to Melvin Wine, as I still have removed a beat and made the tune regular and easy to march to.
on “Stack 'em Up in Piles - carlb version”
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 @4:25:02 PM
This is great , I like what you did with it . You get the bagpipe sound out of it !
Friday, February 13, 2009 @11:46:38 AM
Wow, that sounds like rustic, West Virginia fiddling, like from the Hammons family. Thanks for the treat.
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