Greetings, everyone. I have not been active on this forum for quite a while, but I have certainly not abandoned fiddling.
Recently, I have started transcribing old field recordings. I have started with recordings of Melvin Wine because I love his fiddling so much. I want to share my transcriptions, and hopefully get some help or at least some input. Maybe this could become a cooperative project.
My Melvin Wine transcriptions can be found here (this is a Microsoft SkyDrive link): http://sdrv.ms/O1ypIx
I have already transcribed the following Melvin Wine fiddle tunes:
Devil in the Woodpile
I plan on transcribing Lady's Waist Ribbon, Betty Baker, and Bob Wine's Tune next, though possibly not in that order. I found four tunes on the California Bluegrass Association's website (here and here), and many others at the Digital Library of Appalachia.
I could use help in the following areas:
I really need people to download my transcriptions, play them, check them against the recordings, etc., and submit corrections.
I would like to solicit input as to the formatting of my transcriptions.
I would like input as to which tunes to do next.
If anyone has more field recordings of Melvin Wine than are on the CBA or DLA websites above, please contact me.
I would like input as to which fiddler to work on after I am done with Melvin Wine. It just needs to be someone with available recordings that I can download or that can be provided.
I really hope I can get some collaborators here. Thanks much.
Austin Rogers, PhD