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Two Things I Learned Today (and there WILL be a quiz)

Posted by bsed on Wednesday, March 10, 2010

First, let me say that, as a fiddler and a purveyor of OT music, I LOVE Brad Leftwich. I have taken a number of workshops from him and the length and breadth of his knowledge is unparalleled. Now then, that having been said, I will also say that when one steps into a BL workshop, I know what you are going to get. A treatise on bowing. Which I can take some parts, but I leave many others. I don't really need mnemonics to help my bowing. I just replicate the sound I hear somehow. But today I came to realize just how deeply he has touched my soul. I was listening to Kirk Sutphin play a tune. I think it was "Don't Drink Nothing But Corn", and as I was listening...I heard "it": I heard "Sail away ladies, sail away, Sail away ladies sail awayyy..." over and over and over (ya'll who've taken classes with him will know what I speak of)................. Well I did say there will be a quiz. And here it is: I heard Ernie Carpenter play a tune in my ipod (I wonder if he saw Kirk in there) and Ernie said what his favorite tune was. In fact, he said it's the favorite tune of a lot of people who know it. I agree, because I learned the tune from him, and I love it! For no points but endless prestige, can you name that tune? Refer back to this space for clues if nobody gets it right away.

6 comments on “Two Things I Learned Today (and there WILL be a quiz)”

SMDTMTL Says:
Thursday, March 11, 2010 @3:50:55 AM

Grandad's Favorite?

forestabri Says:
Thursday, March 11, 2010 @12:48:50 PM

Sail Away Ladies?

carlb Says:
Thursday, March 11, 2010 @12:58:57 PM

Elk River Blues

bsed Says:
Thursday, March 11, 2010 @5:43:36 PM

He might have liked "ERB" because he made it up. But it's not the one he said he liked best. Think key of A, tuned AEAE. You can play this tune in the low register just as easily as in the high (that should give you some clue). The last clue I have will give it away.

Brendan Doyle Says:
Sunday, March 14, 2010 @6:56:35 AM

JImmy Johnson?

bsed Says:
Sunday, March 14, 2010 @9:56:31 AM

DING-DING-DING...WE HAVE A WINNER!!

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