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Oct 30, 2022 - 11:33:40 AM
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10742 posts since 3/19/2009

Kenny Baker's Gold Rush.. Yep...
I was working on it in standard tuning and that was ok, but realized that I should learn it in cross-A so I can play it more easily in our local jam.. Guess what! It only Needs two fingers to be played well... !!  (Of course from time to time I'll take advantage of that great third finger unison A on the third string, but it is Not required)
Try it, You'll like it.
I know we have has a "two finger tunes'' topic in the past.. Maybe revive it here??
Any tunes you play with just two fingers?

Edited by - TuneWeaver on 10/30/2022 11:36:57

Oct 30, 2022 - 12:26:43 PM
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6091 posts since 9/26/2008

It's actually Byron Berline's (R. I. P) "Gold Rush" that Kenny is playing.

"Angelina Baker"

Edited by - ChickenMan on 10/30/2022 12:36:32

Oct 30, 2022 - 12:55:43 PM

10742 posts since 3/19/2009

quote:
Originally posted by ChickenMan

It's actually Byron Berline's (R. I. P) "Gold Rush" that Kenny is playing.

"Angelina Baker"


Interesting.

Oct 30, 2022 - 1:07:25 PM
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3217 posts since 9/13/2009

Red Prairie Dawn, Hunt the Buffalo, Pretty Little Gal with Hair all Down Behind... come to mind.

There are a lot of cross A tunes... can be played simply pentatonic and don't go up to the high A note on E string. (of course could just slide second finger up*)

*Am reminded of a fiddler I grew around, that almost all his tunes were 2 finger... as he lost his third finger in farm implement; used his second finger to play that high A note. Another fiddler, had lost his first finger (again farm implement); but had already been good player, IIRC relearned mostly just shifted fingering over one set of digits.

Oct 30, 2022 - 1:33:33 PM

10742 posts since 3/19/2009

quote:
Originally posted by alaskafiddler

Red Prairie Dawn, Hunt the Buffalo, Pretty Little Gal with Hair all Down Behind... come to mind.

There are a lot of cross A tunes... can be played simply pentatonic and don't go up to the high A note on E string. (of course could just slide second finger up*)

*Am reminded of a fiddler I grew around, that almost all his tunes were 2 finger... as he lost his third finger in farm implement; used his second finger to play that high A note. Another fiddler, had lost his first finger (again farm implement); but had already been good player, IIRC relearned mostly just shifted fingering over one set of digits.


As that old saying goes, "Necessity is the mother of invention"  I know I learned a lot about two finger playing when I had a finger injury.!  Nothing will stop a determined fiddler (thinking of the one ARMED fiddlers I've seen in videos)

Oct 30, 2022 - 4:35:16 PM

83 posts since 12/26/2021

Please excuse my ignorance: What is "Cross A tuning"? AEAE?

Oct 30, 2022 - 4:36:52 PM

10742 posts since 3/19/2009

quote:
Originally posted by crunchie812

Please excuse my ignorance: What is "Cross A tuning"? AEAE?


exactly.. two sets of strings an octave apart.... Cross G would be GDGD

Oct 30, 2022 - 6:11:59 PM
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2874 posts since 10/22/2007

I was gonna say, Angelina Baker too!

Nov 1, 2022 - 4:14:37 PM
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17 posts since 12/28/2020

Mari's Wedding is pretty close.

Nov 5, 2022 - 8:56:21 AM

6182 posts since 8/7/2009

Hickory Smith

Happy Hollow

AEae

Edited by - tonyelder on 11/05/2022 08:59:14

Nov 5, 2022 - 9:22:27 AM

6182 posts since 8/7/2009

Crow Black Chicken
AEae

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