Week# 301 ~ Slocum Hollow

  1. Barbara Shultz
    Barbara Shultz
    This week's winner is Slocum Hollow, which was submitted as a tune by the late Butch Baldassari.

    Here it is:

    Here is a link to mandolin tab on mandolin hangout.

    our own luurtie posted this version last month:

    If anyone can come up with some abc or standard notation, that would be great!
  2. luurtie
    This sheet and tab was al I could find, but I played it by ear...
  3. Manfred Hacker
    Manfred Hacker
    Wonderful, Hendrik. So relaxed.
  4. Sasquatch
    Super sweet playing Hendrick. Thanks for suggesting this tune. Mine needs some more polishing or maybe spit shining! Anyway, gave it a try on the F4 I finished in December.

  5. luurtie
    Even with this tune you sound a bit like Bill Monroe Timothy, very well done with all the extra's in it! Thanks for all the compliments about my version Timothy and Manfred, I think it needs a bit more variation but I'm glad 'my' tune had won this week. Butch Baldassari composed such nice things, we should never forget him!
  6. Obiwan
    Great stuff luturie

    I always enjoy your playing and style Sasquatch and beautiful mando buy the way.
    Here is my go.

  7. Michael Pastucha
    Michael Pastucha
    Well done so far everyone. Here's my effort with guitar backup.

  8. Manfred Hacker
    Manfred Hacker
    Oh my God, speed demons chasing each other. Great effort everyone.
    Sasquatch, also very impressed by your self-built mandolin.
    I have it up to 180 bpm (quarter notes) in 2 days. So it will be another 5 years of practice before I post.
  9. Don Grieser
    Don Grieser
    Great to see a tune by Butch Baldassari being played, and some mighty fine picking by everyone. Thanks to Hendrick for bringing this tune to everyone's attention. I'm working on it, but I'm a slow learner.
  10. woodenfingers
    Manfred was right. The speed demons really got out of the gate this week. Great playing guys, I very much enjoyed the different takes on it!! While slower learning and slower playing I had a great time trying this one out. My usual issue arose of missing notes and beats and then stumbling to cover it up. It's so easy to play it solo and make it sound good but then adding in the guitar etc really uncovers the warts. I'll keep working on it but you get to hear the warts for now.

    In regard to the video, 'Hollows' to me are the 'hollers' of West Virginia, particularly the coal mining regions so I used that for the video. I included a slide of a map for Scott Hollow Cave. If you have never heard the tune Bluestone Mountain by Mark Brinkman check out this youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV9LncU9iLg (he messes the words up in spots so don't learn the words from him but I love the way they play it). I really enjoy the tune and we play it at jam sessions.

  11. maudlin mandolin
    maudlin mandolin

    Great arrangement Woodenfingers and I liked your video pictures as well.
    My version is from the Acutab book. I never made much use of it before as haven't heard any of the recordings the tunes are taken from. Must take a look at some of the others.
  12. OldSausage
    Great work from all this week. Here's mine, I had a bit of help with this one:

  13. GKWilson
    Beautiful in so many ways.
  14. woodenfingers
    Yup. OS. That's the way it should sound. Clean and at speed.

    Your audio technician did a good job too.
  15. OldSausage
    Thanks folks: she's a lot easier to work with than most sound guys!
  16. luurtie
    Good work David and technician and my compliments to rest of the Slocum Hollow players. I'm glad you like this tune the way i do..
  17. Don Grieser
    Don Grieser
    That was really great, David. Enjoyed seeing your helper too.

    I couldn't pass up the chance to learn a Butch Baldassari tune, so here's my version at a moderate tempo. Played on my Heiden A5. Backup track by ireal pro.

  18. Manfred Hacker
    Manfred Hacker
    Don, that's beautifully clean picking and superb tone. And the tempo is not so moderate either. I wish I was there already.
    David, that is quite spectacular picking there.
  19. Gelsenbury
    That's great work, everyone.

    Don, I'm trying to get my head around Ireal Pro. Can you recommend any tutorial?
  20. Don Grieser
    Don Grieser
    Thanks, Manfred. Gelsenbury, I'll PM you.
  21. luurtie
    That was excellent Don. You play it very clean... I love that Heiden mandolin!
  22. Don Grieser
    Don Grieser
    Thanks Hendrick, and thanks for getting us all started on one of Butch's tunes.
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