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Another TuneList Update

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Key of A Modal(AEAE)

Red Haired Boy
Elzik's Farewell
Pretty Little Dog
Remember What You Told Me
Cold Frosty Morning
Reap What You Sow


Key of A (AEAE)

SourWood Mountain
Cripple Creek *
Buffalo Gals


Key of G (GDAE)

Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss (Susannah Gal)
The Rosebud of Allendale
Bilem Cabbage Down
Seneca Square Dance
Golden Slippers
Flop Eared Mule *


Key of D (ADAE)

Over the Waterfall
Damon's Winder
Snake River Reel
Oh Susannah
Old Joe Clark
Mississippi Sawyer
Angeline the Baker
Arkansas Traveller
Cumberland Gap
Sally Ann *
Soldier's Joy
Shove the pig's foot a little farther in the fire
Liza Jane *
St. Anne's Reel *
Haste to the Wedding *


* in progress, still a little rough

Funny how much it helps to make a list like this. It makes me realize which keys I like to play in. Obviously G isn't very high in priorities, and C and F haven't made it yet, though I do find myself playing in F at the BG Jam somehow (a lot.)

Two of the G tunes were learned very recently, as were a couple of the D tunes. If I let myself I'd play nothing but A modals, but my jam circles probably wouldn't be hip to that. I still find myself gravitating to those though. I need to find some straight A tunes to learn. Probably Sally Goodin and Cotton Eyed Joe, maybe Kitchen Girl, but that's another Modal.

The only reason the D and G lists are fattening is because the Druckenmillers play a lot of tunes in those keys and I'm trying to tighten up those tunes so I can play better at the jam. Someday. Maybe this Tuesday. And Dee (fiddlecat) will be coming this time, YAY!


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My main fiddle is a hard used but wonderfully sounding D. Salzard that's about 130 years old, with a one piece back to die for, and appears handmade. My second fiddle is a very early Suzuki Nippon that looks like it was repaired by a backyard body mechanic with Bondo and epoxy, but manages to sing quite nicely. And I have an early 20th c. German Strad which is plain-plain-plain until you put the bow to her, when she turns into Cinderella at the Ball, with Dark Rich Tone. And I've got a 4th fiddle that's a german trade fiddle, a project I am currently working on, and a 5th that's a german trade, probably a Mittenwald, that needs work that I picked up recently at the flea market. I've also got a couple basket cases that came in recently. One's repairable, an amateur made fiddle from New York, but it needs the whole pegbox/scroll grafted. The other is for parts.

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Web Developer, Junque Collector / Mad Recycler, and songwriter. I've been playing fiddle since September 2007. I run the Oldtime Jam in Easton PA at the 1st Presbyterian Church on Spring Garden Street and Bank Street, on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 7PM.

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