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TuneWeaver - Posted - 10/30/2022:  11:33:40


Kenny Baker's Gold Rush.. Yep...

I was working on it in standard tuning and that was ok, but realized that I should learn it in cross-A so I can play it more easily in our local jam.. Guess what! It only Needs two fingers to be played well... !!  (Of course from time to time I'll take advantage of that great third finger unison A on the third string, but it is Not required)

Try it, You'll like it.

I know we have has a "two finger tunes'' topic in the past.. Maybe revive it here??

Any tunes you play with just two fingers?


Edited by - TuneWeaver on 10/30/2022 11:36:57

ChickenMan - Posted - 10/30/2022:  12:26:43


It's actually Byron Berline's (R. I. P) "Gold Rush" that Kenny is playing.



"Angelina Baker"


Edited by - ChickenMan on 10/30/2022 12:36:32

TuneWeaver - Posted - 10/30/2022:  12:55:43


quote:

Originally posted by ChickenMan

It's actually Byron Berline's (R. I. P) "Gold Rush" that Kenny is playing.



"Angelina Baker"






Interesting.



 

alaskafiddler - Posted - 10/30/2022:  13:07:25


Red Prairie Dawn, Hunt the Buffalo, Pretty Little Gal with Hair all Down Behind... come to mind.



There are a lot of cross A tunes... can be played simply pentatonic and don't go up to the high A note on E string. (of course could just slide second finger up*)



*Am reminded of a fiddler I grew around, that almost all his tunes were 2 finger... as he lost his third finger in farm implement; used his second finger to play that high A note. Another fiddler, had lost his first finger (again farm implement); but had already been good player, IIRC relearned mostly just shifted fingering over one set of digits.

TuneWeaver - Posted - 10/30/2022:  13:33:33


quote:

Originally posted by alaskafiddler

Red Prairie Dawn, Hunt the Buffalo, Pretty Little Gal with Hair all Down Behind... come to mind.



There are a lot of cross A tunes... can be played simply pentatonic and don't go up to the high A note on E string. (of course could just slide second finger up*)



*Am reminded of a fiddler I grew around, that almost all his tunes were 2 finger... as he lost his third finger in farm implement; used his second finger to play that high A note. Another fiddler, had lost his first finger (again farm implement); but had already been good player, IIRC relearned mostly just shifted fingering over one set of digits.






As that old saying goes, "Necessity is the mother of invention"  I know I learned a lot about two finger playing when I had a finger injury.!  Nothing will stop a determined fiddler (thinking of the one ARMED fiddlers I've seen in videos)



 

crunchie812 - Posted - 10/30/2022:  16:35:16


Please excuse my ignorance: What is "Cross A tuning"? AEAE?

TuneWeaver - Posted - 10/30/2022:  16:36:52


quote:

Originally posted by crunchie812

Please excuse my ignorance: What is "Cross A tuning"? AEAE?






exactly.. two sets of strings an octave apart.... Cross G would be GDGD

farmerjones - Posted - 10/30/2022:  18:11:59


I was gonna say, Angelina Baker too!

MeganBeller - Posted - 11/01/2022:  16:14:37


Mari's Wedding is pretty close.

tonyelder - Posted - 11/05/2022:  08:56:21


Hickory Smith



Happy Hollow



AEae


Edited by - tonyelder on 11/05/2022 08:59:14

tonyelder - Posted - 11/05/2022:  09:22:27


Crow Black Chicken
AEae

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