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Jan 13, 2020 - 11:23:29 PM
1 posts since 1/13/2020

Hello Bowing Buddies,
Seeking notation for the tune called "home town Blues" as played by the Roane County Ramblers. If you have a copy, please send. Thank you

Jul 13, 2020 - 4:22:13 PM
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1492 posts since 7/26/2015

I can't send you the notation, but it is in a book called "The Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes". There are no barlines in the book, but it assumes a typical 32-bar AABB breakdown/reel/hoedown is in 2/4 time.

Edited by - soppinthegravy on 07/13/2020 16:23:26

Jul 14, 2020 - 9:57:48 AM

3141 posts since 6/21/2007

quote:
Originally posted by soppinthegravy

I can't send you the notation, but it is in a book called "The Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes". There are no barlines in the book, but it assumes a typical 32-bar AABB breakdown/reel/hoedown is in 2/4 time.


A must-have book for any serious OT Fiddler (or banjo/guitar/etc player).  The source tunes as mp3's are available on-line, but I can't remember the link.

Jul 14, 2020 - 1:11:40 PM
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carlb

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2397 posts since 2/2/2008

quote:
Originally posted by BanjoBrad  The source tunes as mp3's are available on-line, but I can't remember the link.

https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/home-town-blues

Jul 14, 2020 - 1:25:45 PM

2059 posts since 8/27/2008

I've tried reading those tunes without bar lines and I don't get the point of it.

Jul 15, 2020 - 5:10:13 AM
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carlb

USA

2397 posts since 2/2/2008

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Originally posted by Brian Wood

I've tried reading those tunes without bar lines and I don't get the point of it.


From the Big Blue Book, p. V in Introduction:
"Despite much criticism from some of our contemporaries, we decided that old-time music is best written with no bar-lines. Rather, the steady beat of the tune is apparent because the notes of any one beat are beamed (connected by a beam across the ends of the note stems), or is a quarter note (one beat)."
Many examples are then given.

Jul 15, 2020 - 8:21:17 AM

DougD

USA

10398 posts since 12/2/2007

One of the advantages of no bar lines is that it simplifies "crooked" tunes (at least to me). You are looking at the contours of the melodic phrases, without the interference of an arbitrary "picket fence," which is how I hear tunes anyway.

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