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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: What tune do you suggest we learn next?


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TuneWeaver - Posted - 09/08/2021:  12:50:19


Yep.. That's the question. If you were to ask me that question I'd say, The Wild Shoat.. What would your suggestion?

coryobert - Posted - 09/08/2021:  14:06:00


"Boys, Them Buzzards Are Flying".

TuneWeaver - Posted - 09/08/2021:  14:19:50


quote:

Originally posted by coryobert

"Boys, Them Buzzards Are Flying".






YES.. good one.. in cross A, right?  Hangout member Jon Bowman (rip) liked that one a lot..

groundhogpeggy - Posted - 09/08/2021:  14:44:04


Well I've been thinking to try Maysville, a.k.a., The Road to Maysville...I think both Clyde Davenport and J.P. Fraley sorta brought that one to the light of day...it's so meandering and bumpy it does sound like an old road through a couple of counties in E. KY that you'd carry your cured tobacco along to get to the warehouse in Maysville. It's in C, and really has to be done in standard tuning to go right...so...there's two reasons I might not be able to learn that one...lol. If I get time within the next several days before it falls out of my brain, I might just be tempted enough to try to learn to play it. Anybody else play that one?

TuneWeaver - Posted - 09/08/2021:  14:50:39


I love Maysville but only get to play it ALONE. Most folks around here don't like to play in C.. I especially love the LOOOONG notes in the B part.

Brian Wood - Posted - 09/08/2021:  15:14:18


I've always liked the tune Maysville and now you guys have got me listening to different versions on the tube. I like playing in the key of C. I've never understood why it's considered hard.

TuneWeaver - Posted - 09/08/2021:  15:17:19


quote:

Originally posted by Brian Wood

I've always liked the tune Maysville and now you guys have got me listening to different versions on the tube. I like playing in the key of C. I've never understood why it's considered hard.






Right.. nothing wrong with C.. Locally, the guitar players CAN do the F chord, but over time the other fiddlers just haven't learned C tunes.. It is a true mystery..Now that you have mentioned it, I'm going to push our local jam to include C in the rotation..

Swing - Posted - 09/08/2021:  15:34:49


I would suggest something out of the genre, how about Howdy Forrester's 'Last Waltz', it is in Bb with lovely double stops.

Play Happy

Swing

TuneWeaver - Posted - 09/08/2021:  15:51:06


quote:

Originally posted by Swing

I would suggest something out of the genre, how about Howdy Forrester's 'Last Waltz', it is in Bb with lovely double stops.



Play Happy



Swing






Easy to find on Google!!  Sweet..  and Harmonica?  I see that he plays Granny, Look At Uncle Sam... another great tune!!



 

groundhogpeggy - Posted - 09/08/2021:  16:41:31


I don't know why, but I have all kinds of trouble finding good spaces for my fingers to dwell in when attempting to play in C. On the guitar,however, being mainly a fingerpicker/thumbpicker, C is my favorite key to play in on that.

bf - Posted - 09/08/2021:  17:47:08


quote:

Originally posted by TuneWeaver

Yep.. That's the question. If you were to ask me that question I'd say, The Wild Shoat.. What would your suggestion?






What a great tune Lee! Another one we can play together next time. 

 



I've been hacking at J.P. Fraley's 4 part Forked Deer and Garry Harrison's Road to Westfield lately.

bf - Posted - 09/08/2021:  17:54:47


quote:

Originally posted by groundhogpeggy

Well I've been thinking to try Maysville, a.k.a., The Road to Maysville...I think both Clyde Davenport and J.P. Fraley sorta brought that one to the light of day...it's so meandering and bumpy it does sound like an old road through a couple of counties in E. KY that you'd carry your cured tobacco along to get to the warehouse in Maysville. It's in C, and really has to be done in standard tuning to go right...so...there's two reasons I might not be able to learn that one...lol. If I get time within the next several days before it falls out of my brain, I might just be tempted enough to try to learn to play it. Anybody else play that one?






I've learned from J.P. Fraley's recording. I do a small jam at a friend's home somewhat regular, and we ended with Maysville a few weeks ago. I had wanted to learn some more C tunes and had my eye on it for awhile.



I also love the LOOOONG notes in the B part Lee.

ChickenMan - Posted - 09/08/2021:  18:11:39


If you're looking for fun and somewhat challenging C tune try this one: "Jump Reggie Jump"

If not that I suggest Cecil Snow's "Grey Eagle" which is nothing like the other versions. Rayna Gellert plays a sweet version.


TuneWeaver - Posted - 09/08/2021:  18:44:13


quote:

Originally posted by ChickenMan

If you're looking for fun and somewhat challenging C tune try this one: "Jump Reggie Jump"



If not that I suggest Cecil Snow's "Grey Eagle" which is nothing like the other versions. Rayna Gellert plays a sweet version.


 




Having worked on Jump Reggie Jump for about two weeks, I can attest that it is a good tune!!



 

TuneWeaver - Posted - 09/08/2021:  18:46:43


quote:

Originally posted by bf

quote:

Originally posted by TuneWeaver

Yep.. That's the question. If you were to ask me that question I'd say, The Wild Shoat.. What would your suggestion?






What a great tune Lee! Another one we can play together next time. 

 



I've been hacking at J.P. Fraley's 4 part Forked Deer and Garry Harrison's Road to Westfield lately.






Road to Westfield is my all time favorite Garry Harrison tune. The notes just roll off of the fingerboard..Yes, put that on a jam list..

sbhikes2 - Posted - 09/08/2021:  21:01:15


Moonlight.

coryobert - Posted - 09/09/2021:  07:08:38


I love playing Maysville. Pretty much any tune on those later John Hartford fiddle CDs would be good candidates.

Brian Wood - Posted - 09/09/2021:  09:36:51


quote:

Originally posted by groundhogpeggy

Well I've been thinking to try Maysville, a.k.a., The Road to Maysville...I think both Clyde Davenport and J.P. Fraley sorta brought that one to the light of day...it's so meandering and bumpy it does sound like an old road through a couple of counties in E. KY that you'd carry your cured tobacco along to get to the warehouse in Maysville. It's in C, and really has to be done in standard tuning to go right...so...there's two reasons I might not be able to learn that one...lol. If I get time within the next several days before it falls out of my brain, I might just be tempted enough to try to learn to play it. Anybody else play that one?






I'm starting to work on The Road To Maysville today. Like just about every tune I learn I'm transcribing it, in this case from John Hartford's version. That'll help me get the timing. I like crooked tunes but there's some work to get them in my head sometimes. Peggy, the key of C can be a friend once you get comfortable with it.

ChickenMan - Posted - 09/09/2021:  11:47:08


BTW that "Grey Eagle" I mentioned is in A not C.

I've been honing my "Cricket on the Hearth" aka "Marmaduke's Hornpipe"
It's a fun one.

TuneWeaver - Posted - 09/09/2021:  11:57:24


quote:

Originally posted by ChickenMan

BTW that "Grey Eagle" I mentioned is in A not C.



I've been honing my "Cricket on the Hearth" aka "Marmaduke's Hornpipe"

It's a fun one.






Good one,.. My friend Teri says it sounds too much like Railroading Through the Rockies!!!



 

gapbob - Posted - 09/10/2021:  09:31:13


President Grant's

RB-1 - Posted - 09/10/2021:  12:35:01


Instead of tunes, nowadays I'm figuring out breaks to songs and the respective back up while others are taking their breaks.



Mastering this made me a complete banjo player, so it seems that being a complete fiddle player would require the same attention to detail.

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