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Sep 30, 2021 - 7:44:25 PM
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     Back in 1972, when I moved back East from Colorado, I became strongly involved in playing old time music (guitar in a band with Armin and Connie Barnett and Mark Campbell). The path I followed would lead me to central West Virginia and to many of the reissued recordings. One of the ways I learned tunes, in those days, was to play along with the recording. I figured if I got that down, then the tune would be fun to play and would evolve, in my hands, as I played it in jams over the years.

     While I haven't learned a new tune in a couple of years (it's enough remembering the 400 or so I'm supposed to know how to start), over Labor Day weekend, I tried to catch the tune “Fox and Hounds” presented in a jam by Jason Loux. I found Ben McKay's recording and slowed it down to 85% of recorded speed (the tempo was way too fast in my opinion, though played very well). Below is me playing over an 85% speed of the recording of Jimmie Revard & His Oklahoma Playboys.


Here's where I got the original recording.


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Edited by - carlb on 09/30/2021 19:46:38

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