Anyone out there in FHO-land have a recommendation for a good CD of fiddle waltzes?
Here's a CD of just waltzes rodneymiller.net/spyglass
I don't know if you'd consider it "old time" or not.
Youtube.....too many waltzes to name, you can extract the waltzes that you like and make your own list and burn it to a CD...
Thanks, David. Good idea.
Thanks, Doug - appreciate the recommendation.
I should have remembered that one! Thanks, Carl. Hope all is well with you.
Btw, I used to have older people distinguishing between 'Old Time' and 'Modern' waltzes, and requesting specifically one or the other (usually Modern). As I understood it, Old Time waltzes are more up-tempo and 'peppier'; Modern waltzes slower and more relaxed. Of course, a lot could probably fit either category, depending how they're played.
By way of example, in the Canadian context, Black Velvet Waltz would be Old Time; Poor Girl's Waltz, Modern.
Edited by - Old Scratch on 11/12/2019 11:46:17
Hey, Old Scratch. Interesting point.
@brooklynbanjoboy After I wrote that, I looked up Don Messer's recordings of the two waltzes - and listening to one right after the other, I was surprised to find that the tempo is identical in the two. Still, Poor Girl's Waltz has a more relaxed feel. The two waltzes would have been composed in the same general era, and both would be considered part of the 'Old Time' repertoire - but within that repertoire, one is an 'Old Time' waltz, and the other is 'Modern' - to my understanding, anyway.
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