Here's what I got outta Ch. H. today...well, yesterday is when I played it. I haven't played it much, so I guess I gotta practice it and learn it right, one of these days, until then...here's what mine is sounding like at the moment, in FCFC, for the sake of the guitar.
Neato! I can't say I've ever heard anything in FCFC before. Is there a name for that tuning? If not, its prime for your namesake.
Really, really well done Peggy! Love that old tune.
Thank you, both, Kye and Loy! I love that one too, Loy...I've really never thought about playing it much until it just came up in conversation the other day. Kye, apparently there are a few people walking around who are crazy about FCFC tuning...lol...it's really just like Sawmill, AEAE, except taken down a couple of steps so it yields a very mellow sound. AEAE is the usual Sawmill tuning, but it can get a little shrill sometimes...FCFC takes care of that pretty well.
So, Peggy and i were kinda' chatting about this tune a few days back after the subject of the American Chestnut tree blight came up and that led to us talking about Chinquapin trees and how, since they are close relatives of the Chestnut, got pretty much destroyed by the same blight. And so the next thing she asked is do I play CH? To which I answered, a little. Then she said she didn't like it too much way up there in A and maybe would try some different guitar chords in G. Well, I thought maybe even lower like F since I have a beater fiddle that sounds nice with the FCFC tuning. Well, dear ole' Peggy went ahead and put a nice F backup track up on YT. So I copied it to my Presonus gadget and took a whack at it with the FCFC fiddle. No where near as good as Peggy's but I just wanted to let her hear it.
BTW - I wonder if the title of this tune comes from the scarcity of Chinquapin tress and nuts that occurred after the chestnut blight?
Awesome, Rich! Thanks for using my backup track...I'm thrilled to know somebody could use it! Great job! I love your shuffles you put in there...this one has great shuffling opportunity in the A part especially, doesn't it? Well you oughta put it into a separate thread so more people can see that you have a new tune up. Thanks for playing it. We need more conversations that bring forgotten fiddle tunes to the light of day! Just what the world needs right at the moment...lol. Oh and by the way...I thought your C part was very innovative too.
Edited by - groundhogpeggy on 06/21/2021 09:47:41
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