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Chicken Reel

Posted by Owyhee Fiddle


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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.

5 comments on “Chicken Reel”

Russell Sampson Says:
Wednesday, March 19, 2008 @11:50:41 AM

Great job! Keepum Comin!!

fiddlebob Says:
Wednesday, March 19, 2008 @1:46:32 PM

I enjoyed that.


Ozarkian DL Says:
Monday, November 3, 2008 @7:14:31 AM

Reminds me of a chicken scratching on a dried up cow dung pile ( LOL ). Good fiddlin.

Owyhee Fiddle Says:
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 @3:55:31 PM

Thanks for the nice comments. Here's a photo of another fellow playing the Chicken Reel.

In case the link doesn't work, it's from Marty Stuart's new photography book, showing Bill Monroe with his chickens.

brynmawr Says:
Monday, January 5, 2009 @5:10:12 PM

That is the neatest version of that tune I have heard to date! Having grown up around chickens.... I can just seem and those old feet of theirs scratching around. Very cool.

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