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Jan 20, 2024 - 7:04:25 PM
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DougD

USA

11787 posts since 12/2/2007

I thought the subject of this thread was "What tunes you playing today." I wish we could just stick to that. I just went out to bring in a cat, and its a starry night with a waxing moon - but very cold. Got my nice old ukulele out and am trying to think of something to suit the night. Maybe "The Frost is All Over" - never tried a jig on the uke.

Jan 20, 2024 - 7:29:13 PM

3564 posts since 9/13/2009

Agree Doug, I was wondering that myself, that getting drift. But there is an aspect of sharing recording of what tune playing; as well mention of playing with others,  jams, or jam tracks. No on is obligated to make recording... but came up in discussion, and just trying to help encourage those that want to; and IMO doesn't need to be complicated, nor high-tech, nor studio quality. There are lots of easy apps.

@groundhogpeggy - Wow, what you describe does sound complicated, and require high tech. So can see why you found experience with BandLab inadequate... it's comparatively low-tech simple app; good for just use whatever mic hit record. Repeat if want to add other tracks. While does have some limited simple mix and edit features... probably more difficult to do whatever all that high tech and studio quality of what above process is trying to achieve. 

Time to go back over to Folk Fest and play some of those tunes mentioned. Had a great jam earlier, great version of Last of Harris.

Edited by - alaskafiddler on 01/20/2024 19:32:03

Jan 20, 2024 - 7:47:36 PM

DougD

USA

11787 posts since 12/2/2007

I think maybe someone confused this thread with the "Blackest Crow" collaboration and others followed. I have no interest in any of that, but I though it was interesting to hear what people are up to. I haven't felt much like playing lately, and thought the uke might be fun. So far it is. Got through "Frost is All Over" and moved on to hornpipes - "Galway" and "Fisher's" so far.
Have fun at the festival. If you happen to run into a cellist who's also an audio engineer, say a warm hello for me.

Jan 20, 2024 - 7:56:23 PM

14811 posts since 9/23/2009

Sorry if I veered off in the wrong direction on the thread...I think somebody else mentioned the frustrations of the isolated lone fiddler or something and of course I jumped on board...isolation is driving me out of my mind at this point...lol...not just musically...but in all walks of life it seems...sorry to be so ready to jump onboard and let off some frustration so easily.

And..Geo...my phone doesn't really do apps...we have pretty much hand-me-down old technology at our disposal and nothing really works too well. My chromebook is my most advanced device and it's good at just being online...but unfotunately does nothing else. It's ok...some of us aren't into all the technical stuff...that's all. That's ok...no harm intended with that aspect of my existence...the only harmful thing I ever intentionally do is try to play that HARMonica...lol...now that is truly harmful. Otherwise...forgive me for being touchy about the isolation...it's very hard for me to deal with.  It's been an ever-increasing problem with recent events and it's my future as far as I can see right now.

Edited by - groundhogpeggy on 01/20/2024 19:58:24

Jan 20, 2024 - 11:41:51 PM

2432 posts since 4/6/2014

I'm still messing around with The Rights Of Man, in Bm for some reason? i think it's probably because it sounds nice and growly down there on the fiddle.

And the descending triplets at the start of  the A part are handy...With a 2nd finger shift to the C# on the G string for the last triplet, then back to 1st pos using the open D string. ..Then i don't have to use my 4th finger in the triplet ..Hmmm

Jan 21, 2024 - 7:26:32 AM

1130 posts since 7/30/2021

It’s sure hornpipey around here, I was playing Harvest Home yesterday…

(Pete, stupid question from me, but if in Bm, what finger/string does Rights of Man start on? I wanna try it! )

Peggy sorry about the isolation and hope things get better!

Edited by - NCnotes on 01/21/2024 07:27:49

Jan 21, 2024 - 8:33:55 AM

6456 posts since 8/7/2009

Messin' around with the mandolin lately. Getting amusingly frustrated - strangely enough - because I'm finding tunes that I've struggled with on the fiddle seem to be easier to play on mandolin. Insult to injury, the mandolin is obviously not "cross-tuned". Now, I'm wondering what that is telling me...

D tunes - Indian Ate A Woodchuck, Run Down Boot, Yellow Cat
G tunes - Bullfrog On A Puncheon Floor, New Broom, Stump Tailed Dog
A tunes - I'll Reap What I've Sown (more fun on mandolin),

Jan 21, 2024 - 8:34:57 AM

6456 posts since 8/7/2009

quote:
Originally posted by alaskafiddler

Time to go back over to Folk Fest and play some of those tunes mentioned. Had a great jam earlier, great version of Last of Harris.


Love to hear that version. 

Jan 21, 2024 - 9:47:02 AM
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2432 posts since 4/6/2014

quote:
Originally posted by NCnotes

It’s sure hornpipey around here, I was playing Harvest Home yesterday…

(Pete, stupid question from me, but if in Bm, what finger/string does Rights of Man start on? I wanna try it! )

Peggy sorry about the isolation and hope things get better!


Count in: ...1,2,3, D,E |F#,G,F#    E, F#,E   D,E,D   C#,D,C#   |  B, C#, D,E,  F#.....
Red notes are groups of triplets. Start on open D string
Jan 21, 2024 - 11:41:04 AM
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2432 posts since 4/6/2014

Rights Of Man Bm

Basically how i hear it in Bm

Jan 21, 2024 - 2:02:56 PM

1130 posts since 7/30/2021

Wow thank you Pete!! Gonna try it out in this key.

Jan 21, 2024 - 4:42:55 PM
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3314 posts since 10/22/2007

Boston's Long Time

Jan 21, 2024 - 6:35:52 PM
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6388 posts since 9/26/2008

Gordon Lightfoot: Redwood Hill
Cooley's Reel
Ookpik Waltz
Gusty's Frolics (slip jig)

Jan 21, 2024 - 6:58:31 PM
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DougD

USA

11787 posts since 12/2/2007

NCnotes - "It's sure hornpipey around here." Maybe that's because the "Irish" constellation is so prominent in the night sky.

Jan 21, 2024 - 8:30:32 PM

421 posts since 6/3/2016

Today I mostly played Hell Broke Loose in Georgia, Hell and Grace, Tater Roll, and then I worked just a little bit on Down at the Mouth of Old Stinson.

Jan 21, 2024 - 9:17:27 PM
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1130 posts since 7/30/2021

quote:
Originally posted by pete_fiddle

Rights Of Man Bm

Basically how i hear it in Bm

 


Love it in this key! ( I can already hear the flute players grumbling...I think low B is their lowest note and it can be hard for them... :-)

Edited by - NCnotes on 01/21/2024 21:18:19

Jan 22, 2024 - 4:48:10 AM
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Erockin

USA

875 posts since 9/3/2022

Faded love by ear...almost there

Jan 22, 2024 - 9:02:53 AM

103 posts since 4/17/2023

Played the gig Saturday and we got into the flow of the show and Mary of the Wild Moor didn't make it into the set.

Another tune I've been working on lately is one we used to sing at Church... Brethren We Have Met to Worship. I always liked the tune for its simplicity with just five notes or so making a lot of moods... the words never did much for me. It's a folk tune from my understanding and works well as a fiddle piece.I can't decide on G, D, or Eb. Leaning to Eb.

Jan 22, 2024 - 9:51:16 AM

doryman

USA

583 posts since 2/10/2020

I'm working on the A part of Growling old Man Grumbling Old Woman in an attempt to learn the Georgia Shuffle, for which the A part is amenable. My eventual goal is to get the Georgia shuffle into my muscle memory, so I don't even have to think about it. I like the syncopation it brings to a tune when done well.

If anybody has any tips on how to practice the Georgia Shuffle, and make it mine, I'd love to hear them!

Jan 22, 2024 - 9:53:36 AM

doryman

USA

583 posts since 2/10/2020

quote:
Originally posted by pete_fiddle

Rights Of Man Bm

Basically how i hear it in Bm

 


I'm just now exploring playing in Bm.  It's sure is a hell of a lot more fun than playing in B. 

Jan 22, 2024 - 10:18:41 AM
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103 posts since 4/17/2023

Just when things were getting civilized again someone brings up shuffles... ;)

Jan 22, 2024 - 10:58:55 AM
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doryman

USA

583 posts since 2/10/2020

quote:
Originally posted by AlleghenyFront

Just when things were getting civilized again someone brings up shuffles... ;)


???  I think I'm missing something.  

Edited by - doryman on 01/22/2024 10:59:28

Jan 22, 2024 - 11:37:14 AM
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143 posts since 9/4/2007

Getting ready for my second memorial service gig in the last couple of months. Playing before the service as folks walk in and sit down. No requests on this one. Trying to come up with old-time tunes that sound different from each other that non-old-time players can hear the difference. Here's the list so far.

G Tunes
Sail Away Ladies
Colored Aristocracy
Big Footed Man in a Sandy Lot
Seneca Square Dance
D Tunes
Sadie at the Back Door
Georgia Camp Meeting
Sugar Hill
Over the Waterfall
Sarah Armstrong’s Tune
Winderslide

Jan 22, 2024 - 12:36:51 PM

DougD

USA

11787 posts since 12/2/2007

I've always heard "Georgia Camp Meeting" in G (the original key.) Might want to keep some of those titles under your hat, but maybe it doesn't matter.

Jan 22, 2024 - 2:43:52 PM

143 posts since 9/4/2007

Georgia Camp Meeting - Well, think this is where I started. Think I actually looked at a Alan Jabbour hand written transcription I found somewhere.

loc.gov/item/afcreed000112/

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