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I'm finally CROOKED!

Posted by bj on Saturday, February 14, 2009

Dakota posted a really fun tune to her tunelist, called Sally in the Garden which is a great spooky modal tune. Dakota plays it in standard tuning in, I think, the key of D. I'm trying it in GDGD and playing it in G, the standard key for this tune according to the Fiddler's Companion, but won't be able to play it high/low the way she does, though the crosstuning does add other dimensions to the tune.

Cool thing is it's a crooked tune, and the first one I can actually "get". Maybe since it's crooked the same way in both A and B parts, unlike some others I've tried and not been able to track properly on.

It's gonna take me awhile to get it in shape, but I'm already having fun with this one.

And the funny thing is that now that I got this one, the three part and slightly crooked Elzik's Farewell has been made easier for me, where before I kept screwing it up. I guess it's just the right time for crookedy stuff to stick in my brain, or something.

4 comments on “I'm finally CROOKED!”

lg Says:
Monday, February 16, 2009 @5:20:41 PM

It does take a while. What's scary is when you stop noticing that you're playing a crooked tune because it just feels normal...

FiddlerFaddler Says:
Friday, February 20, 2009 @7:34:46 PM

FiddlerFaddler Says:
Friday, February 20, 2009 @7:36:38 PM

Huh? In my last comment I was left speechless! I guess HTML hates angle brackets. Here is the comment without the angle brackets:

Insert here wisecrack about straightening yourself out.

(Really, that was it.)

bj Says:
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @5:39:18 AM

lg, that's funny! And I think it's true. I had commented to Mark (WVaFiddler here on FHO) about liking the fact that one of Elmer Rich's tunes was just a little bit crooked, and his answer was something like "Huh. I didn't notice."

FiddlerFaddler, believe me, this is the ONLY way I'm now crooked! In any sense of that word. My son laughed his butt off the one New Year's Eve when I had two beers with him and was obviously feeling it.

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