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Feb 20, 2019 - 10:23:27 AM
76 posts since 11/12/2011

I really love John Salyer's Rose in the Mountain, as he played it. That is, with extra beats before and in the middle of each "B Part" (or the higher part), and none more. 

Though it would seem impossible to make a Salyer tune more crooked than it was as played by Salyer, I scoured the web to find a modern recording in which extra beats were not added the first time through the "A Part" and also in going from the "B Part" back to the "A Part."  I love a crooked tune and on occasion might say, "the crookeder the better."  But, I like Salyer's version of Rose in the Mountain best.  For one, it's just really fun jumping back into the "A Part" with no extra beat preceding it.  If you've played it this way, you'll likely understand.

While I have heard the tune played in jams the same way Salyer played it (beat-wise) -- and the Milliner-Koken transcription renders the crookedness of this tune perfectly -- I was only able to find the following recordings of others playing the tune like Salyer.  They're all good!

(fiddle and banjo):
https://youtu.be/EWwzHdsgE9M

(solo banjo):
banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...cid=14657
banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...cid=27334
banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...cid=24565
banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...cid=7412

(adding midi-to-mp3):
fiddlehangout.com/myhangout/med...cid=13973


Edited by - christym on 06/19/2019 06:19:36

Feb 20, 2019 - 10:39:45 AM

1517 posts since 8/27/2008

I also like  Sayler's version of the tune. It would seem unnecessary to make it more crooked, although I don't know the versions you mention that do that. I have Sayler's version written out on my web page (actually my partner Alan Kendall transcribed this one). It's an easy tune to play. I was jamming with a horn session player once and I showed him this tune and he thought the timing was pretty advanced, or something. Funny.

http://briankwood.net/Rose%20In%20The%20Mountain.JPG

Feb 20, 2019 - 11:36:21 AM

76 posts since 11/12/2011

@abinigia   I would agree with your friend on the "advanced timing" for this and other Salyer tunes.   The extra beats do not seem haphazard in any way in his tunes.  Funny that you played RITM with horns (or a horn).  What was your buddy playing? trumpet, trombone, french horn?

Edited by - christym on 02/20/2019 11:37:53

Feb 20, 2019 - 12:09:54 PM

76 posts since 11/12/2011

Here are three recordings from the banjohangout which are great:

banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...cid=14657

banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...cid=27334

banjohangout.org/myhangout/med...cid=24565

Are there any fiddle recordings?

Edited by - christym on 02/20/2019 12:10:44

Feb 20, 2019 - 2:02:46 PM

76 posts since 11/12/2011

p.s. thanks for the transcription, Brian

Feb 20, 2019 - 4:24:18 PM

1517 posts since 8/27/2008

quote:
Originally posted by christym

@abinigia   I would agree with your friend on the "advanced timing" for this and other Salyer tunes.   The extra beats do not seem haphazard in any way in his tunes.  Funny that you played RITM with horns (or a horn).  What was your buddy playing? trumpet, trombone, french horn?


Tenor Sax. That and baritone are his main instruments. When we get together we usually share Irish tunes and he plays the penny whistle and I play fiddle, but he'll sometimes play horn when I transcribe a tune to his key. He likes the challange.

Feb 24, 2019 - 7:03:18 AM

76 posts since 11/12/2011


Edited by - christym on 02/24/2019 07:11:59

Feb 24, 2019 - 8:33:29 AM

1517 posts since 8/27/2008

Nice. Many versions old time tunes start on what I consider the B part, at least from how I learned them. There's a unique freedom in the old time world to choose which order you play. Or else I'm easily confused.

Feb 24, 2019 - 8:39:34 AM
like this

DougD

USA

9165 posts since 12/2/2007

It doesn't surprise me that Clare and Walt's transcription is good - they took great care with that book. Also it doesn't have barlines. Did you notice that, and if so did it bother you? I think that strategy was adopted with tunes like this in mind. They are no longer "crooked" in a way - they just flow.

Feb 24, 2019 - 9:06:33 AM

76 posts since 11/12/2011

quote:
Originally posted by DougD

It doesn't surprise me that Clare and Walt's transcription is good - they took great care with that book. Also it doesn't have barlines. Did you notice that, and if so did it bother you? I think that strategy was adopted with tunes like this in mind. They are no longer "crooked" in a way - they just flow.


They did indeed.  What a terrific resource!!

As for barlines, I think it was clever of Clare and Walt to leave them out.  I lightly pencil them in where I want them :) 

Edited by - christym on 02/24/2019 09:07:14

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