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Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine

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Size: 695kb, uploaded 2/6/2008 1:31:45 PM
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A quick little recording in standard tuning. I discovered that my Pentax Optima camera can make sound recordings, which I can then import into my Mac's iTunes. It works on my machine, so this is just an attempt to see if it will upload to the Fiddle Hangout. I'm old enough to be terribly amazed by this technology. The mic in my camera has a diameter smaller than a drinking straw.

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Booth Shot Lincoln (AEAE)

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Size: 683kb, uploaded 8/18/2008 11:02:27 AM
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Just learned this tune from my friend Scott K. Think it's great, but saw that there are no other versions on the jukebox now. Hoping this prompts some others who have been playing it longer to upload their versions.
Still recording with my digital camera, so pardon the sound quality. Tuning in AEAE

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Booth Shot Lincoln (GDGD)

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Size: 678kb, uploaded 8/18/2008 11:04:56 AM
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From what I've read, this tune is generally done in AEAE, and Uncle Earl does it as a fast tune, rather than the slow version I learned. I tried it here in GDGD (same fingering), and liked the different sound. From my point of view, the instrument felt much different. Again using the digital camera as a recorder.

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Chicken Reel

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Size: 474kb, uploaded 3/19/2008 11:34:49 AM
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In ADAE tuning. Even though the tune never gets to the low string, if I can keep my fat fingers out of its way, it will ring sympathetically. Yesterday, one of my students brought a rooster over to me. I'm sure it's pretty common for many fiddle teachers, but it's my first lesson rooster. Thought I'd put up a tune to commemorate the event. I like Chicken Reel a bit slow, as a chicken out scratching around. A simple tune that took me far too long to get a version I could even stand, and may replace this one, but for now I'm out of time. Again using my digital camera to record, and you can hear some distortion, particularly in the e-string. May have to actually buy a recorder one of these days, though the 'recorder' also took a photo of the rooster in my Photos. I appreciate all the good tunes you folks have posted, and hope some of you have some fun with this one.

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Mrs. MacLeod with Garageband filter

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Size: 2,075kb, uploaded 5/6/2008 7:34:58 PM
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Same recording as the other MacLeod, but with the brightness filter added through Garageband. A test to see if we can tell any difference.

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Mrs. MacLeod's Reel

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Size: 1,018kb, uploaded 5/6/2008 7:17:10 PM
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Another quick little recording, this time MacLeod's Reel. This is a simple version, in the key of A, which lends itself well to the use of the A and E strings as drones. Fairly easy to jazz up a bit, though the simple version works fine for a dance tune. This recording starts with my A string for tuning, then once thru the tune with drones, then single noted through the 2-bar pieces of the A & B parts. Again using the digital camera as a recorder, but adding a bass-reducer filter in iTunes in an attempt to add a bit of clarity. The tune is also known as Mrs. MacLeod of Raasay, as well as Miss MacLeod, or Miss. McCloud, and other variations.

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Mrs. Stewart's jig set

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Size: 2,707kb, uploaded 5/5/2008 12:10:46 AM
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A set we played at a Scottish Country Dance class in the Boise, Idaho, area on Monday, April 28, 2008. The tunes are Mrs. Stewart's Jig, Hundred Pipers, Happy Meeting, and the Sailor's Wife. Again recorded with my digital camera on voice-record mode, with dancers dancing & carrying on.

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