I'm rehearsing for a program I'm going to do with another lady. My friend Marcy wants to do this song called the Rainbow Connection. The song is in E. I don't especially like playing in the key of E. Not being the best musician in the world, or perhaps because I am the best musician in the world, I wanted to tune my fiddle so that playing in E would be easier. Somehow I decided that if I tuned all my strings up a step ( GDAE becomes AEBF) I could play as if I was playing in the key of D, one step below E. You can imagine what happened. My E string couldn't take the strain. So because I am not the best musician in the world, or perhaps because I am the best musician in the world, I figured that another option I had was to put my fiddle in a cross-E tuning. I commenced to tuning my fiddle to the old Benny Thomason (remember Midnight On the Water?), EEBE. Voila! I am writing this from my hospital bed, as I broke my arm while patting myself on the back.
2 comments on “How to Tune, --or-- , How I Did And/Or Did Not Solve a Problem”
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 @1:53:13 PM
Great Story Bruce.. With just a little practice, you WILL be the best fiddler in the world..
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 @2:32:59 PM
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