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Jul 19, 2019 - 3:05:19 PM
1139 posts since 7/26/2015

Looking for suggestions of waltzes to learn that don't sound like the same thing over and over, fairly complicated basic melody but still hummable, not so much notey as chordy, if that makes sense, going through a few key changes kinda like "Limerock", but not a machine-gun stream of notes.

Edited by - soppinthegravy on 07/19/2019 15:14:33

Jul 19, 2019 - 3:32:19 PM
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2411 posts since 10/6/2008

Well, I don't think this one fits the description of what you're looking for, but it's my favorite waltz and so I'm going to toss it out there, if only for your one-time listening pleasure. :)

Jul 19, 2019 - 3:53:04 PM
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1139 posts since 7/26/2015

I love Lotus Dickey's playing. Not enough people know about him. 
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Originally posted by Cyndy

Well, I don't think this one fits the description of what you're looking for, but it's my favorite waltz and so I'm going to toss it out there, if only for your one-time listening pleasure. :)

 


Jul 19, 2019 - 5:42:13 PM
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4175 posts since 9/26/2008

Annadeene’s Waltz

J. P. Fraley. Might be too busy, but very hummable “A” waltz.

Jul 19, 2019 - 8:42:28 PM
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DougD

USA

9178 posts since 12/2/2007

Don't know exactly what you're looking for, but at Flag Pond this year Phil Jamison was lamenting the fact that when he asked for a waltz at a dance it would always be one of a small handfull that we all know.
At the square dance at the Seedtime festival, for the end of night waltz the young fiddler (Natalie Tomlinson) played one I didn't recognize, and when I asked her she said it was "You're Never Alone" and she'd learned it from a Curly Ray Cline record. I think it might really be a hymn called "Never Alone."

Jul 19, 2019 - 9:05:37 PM
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Fiddler

USA

3933 posts since 6/22/2007

"Kiss Me Again Waltz" is nice. I learned it in G, but Missouri fiddlers play it in Bb. This is the Victor Herbert melody.

Another nice waltz is "The Waves of the Danube" by Ivanocici. It was the most famous Romanian waltz in the late 1880s. It has a Strauss feel to it.  Al Jolson took the first variation and put words to it and renamed it "The Anniversary Song" around 1946. 

Clark Kessinger did a plethora of nice waltzes.  One such waltz is "Three O'Clock in the Morning."

As you can probably tell, I am attracted to those syruppy waltzes from the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Jul 20, 2019 - 3:38:06 AM

Swing

USA

1912 posts since 6/26/2007

Look up on Youtube Loon Waltz There are two videos and one is a group teaching video which is the best one of the two. The tune was written by Leroy Sims... simple yet elegant tune in the key of D

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Swing

Jul 20, 2019 - 6:26:13 AM
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DougD

USA

9178 posts since 12/2/2007

I've remembered that "Never Alone" was recorded by the Red Headed Fiddlers - its the flip side of "Texas Quickstep." They also recorded "Texas Waltz."
"Three O'Clock in the Morning" was written about 1920 by an Argentine composer. It was a big hit for Paul Whiteman in 1922. I think I used to have that record.

Jul 20, 2019 - 6:33:35 AM

DougD

USA

9178 posts since 12/2/2007

I like to try to play "General Lee's Surrender," which I learned from North Georgia fiddler Ross Brown.

Jul 20, 2019 - 7:11:55 AM
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AZJohnB

USA

200 posts since 6/27/2007

Jul 20, 2019 - 1:35:53 PM
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USA

2144 posts since 2/2/2008
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Home on the Range
Irene Goodnight
In a Land Where We'll Never Grow Old

Jul 20, 2019 - 2:14:24 PM

cepitch

USA

9 posts since 12/19/2009

Silver Dollar Waltz, Westphalia Waltz, Dreamers Waltz, Wildwood Waltz, Georgiana Moon, Red Fox Waltz, Kentucky Waltz, Country Waltz, and many more

Jul 21, 2019 - 7:50:39 AM

RobBob

USA

2632 posts since 6/26/2007

Jeff and Judy's, Amelia's, Utpik, and Two Rivers are all good.

Jul 21, 2019 - 1:07:11 PM

1592 posts since 10/22/2007

I 2nd the Ook Pik Waltz. Fine tune.
Bill Powell's Waltz.

Tom Bigby Waltz

Gum Tree Canoe,


Mom & Dad's Waltz (Hunter Berry's version modulates)

Just make one up. Only so much can fit into a Waltz. Hook, repeat, turnaround hook.

Edited by - farmerjones on 07/21/2019 13:11:06

Jul 21, 2019 - 6:13:13 PM
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RickM

Canada

11 posts since 3/20/2017

Not sure this fits your wishes, but a nice old time waltz - Peek A Boo Waltz

youtu.be/TIp7MB5VIhY

Jul 21, 2019 - 7:25:04 PM

1139 posts since 7/26/2015

You're probably right about that being a hymn. I'm glad to see some folks still interested in Curly Ray. It's sad that waltzes are dying out. I notice at a lot of today's square-dance events, folks do squares back to back without any round dances in between, then they end the event with a waltz. Was this normal back in the day? One of my mentors told me to put round dances  (two-step/waltz) between squares, giving the band and dancers a breather. I suppose young'uns just want to dance fast all night.
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Originally posted by DougD

Don't know exactly what you're looking for, but at Flag Pond this year Phil Jamison was lamenting the fact that when he asked for a waltz at a dance it would always be one of a small handfull that we all know.
At the square dance at the Seedtime festival, for the end of night waltz the young fiddler (Natalie Tomlinson) played one I didn't recognize, and when I asked her she said it was "You're Never Alone" and she'd learned it from a Curly Ray Cline record. I think it might really be a hymn called "Never Alone."


Jul 21, 2019 - 11:59:50 PM

1139 posts since 7/26/2015

Not the same as this one, is it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tse5vGegZ1s
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Originally posted by Fiddler

"Kiss Me Again Waltz" is nice. I learned it in G, but Missouri fiddlers play it in Bb. This is the Victor Herbert melody.

 

Jul 22, 2019 - 5:04:21 AM

Fiddler

USA

3933 posts since 6/22/2007

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Originally posted by soppinthegravy
Not the same as this one, is it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tse5vGegZ1s
quote:
Originally posted by Fiddler

"Kiss Me Again Waltz" is nice. I learned it in G, but Missouri fiddlers play it in Bb. This is the Victor Herbert melody.

 


No. That's a totally different tune.

This one. Here's the music and a fairly current vocalist. I have an earlier recording from the 19=teens on 78

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8Vf0gaQSwM

Here's one of my heroes - Taylor McBain. He's playing in Bb.  The second tune is Coming Down From Denver - not Angus Campbell.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xHJHgIlg48

This young lady also does a great job on this. She's playing in Bb.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEr_4fPinpM

Jul 22, 2019 - 11:22:35 AM

2924 posts since 6/21/2007

One I really like is "Pinedale Waltz" from Kenner C. Karchner.

Jul 26, 2019 - 8:27:50 PM

Gunther

USA

4 posts since 3/16/2010

OokPik Waltz - simply beautiful
Ashoken Farewell - of course
Salimony Waltz - I just learned this one using the Milliner-Koken Collection book (excellent book). I play it a little differently than the audio version on the Milliner-Koken Collection website. Not sure why, but i really like it.

Jul 29, 2019 - 8:08:32 AM

58 posts since 10/21/2007

Tuscaloosa Waltz is a favorite of mine.

Aug 8, 2019 - 1:14:44 PM

14 posts since 8/8/2019

Have you played 'Remembering Andy'? It's a beautiful, fairly simple waltz in Bb and F. With a good rythm guitar backup walking down the chords, it's gorgeous

Edited by - texasstyleguy on 08/08/2019 13:15:34

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