Week #66 ~ Katy Hill

  1. Barbara Shultz
    Barbara Shultz
    This week's winner is Katy Hill, which was submitted as both an Old-time & Bluegrass tune. I'm not familiar with it, and am on the road, so I'll let someone else dig up the notation, TEF, ABC, etc~
  2. mculliton123
    Katy Hill Std Notation and TAB's


  3. mculliton123
    If that one isn't enough challenge for y'all, try this one the way Chris Thile plays it,,,,
  4. OldSausage
    I don't have a version up to speed yet, but all the versions on YouTube seem to be horrible or at 500mph, so here's a slow version so you can get the idea. I stole a few of the licks from Wayne Benson. I hope it helps:

  5. Marcus CA
    Marcus CA
    Thanks for recording a version that I can actually learn the tune from!
  6. maudlin mandolin
    maudlin mandolin
  7. Marcelyn
    Thanks OS and Maudlin. I'm getting an "Internet cannot display this page" message when I click on yours Maudlin, am I the only one?

    I've had a lot more success with this tune on Youtube if I look for the fiddle versions. There are a lot of fast ones of course, but here's a helpful one that really breaks it down to a turtle's pace. Also, Mike and Barbara and anyone else with inclinations to learn fiddle might like this guy's other lessons.


    What do you know? I stopped voting in protest as I took a Caribbean cruise, and I come home to find the song I wanted finally won. Now let's see if I can learn it. A week of ocean breezes and warm salt seas does wonders for calloused hands (not a good thing in my case).
  8. agundrum
    Quick question.. what program use TEF files?

    Never mind... I figured it out to be TablEdit.
  9. agundrum
    Found this great YouTube of Katy Hill. These guys, well, rock!

  10. OldSausage
    Here's the real link to maudlin mandolin's mp3. I think as Marcelyn says you tend to find a lot more fiddle versions that mando versions. This tune gets played very fast by fiddlers and banjo pickers, and even though it's not that tricky a tune, playing it at speeds faster than 130 bpm as I usually find done at jams is a severe challenge for most mando pickers, which is one reason I'd never learned this tune before.

    (Incidentally when I give bpm values, that's how you set your metronome if you have two clicks to the bar, one to each half note - I recommend setting it that way and not one click for each quarter note. As well as being better for you, there's a practical reason, since most metronomes don't have a fast enough setting for Katy Hill when using one beat per quarter note. But also it will help your timing and flow to hear the metronome less often.)
  11. maudlin mandolin
    maudlin mandolin
    Thank you OS for finding my real link. Can you tell me where you found it and what I am doing wrong in trying to set it up?
  12. OldSausage
    Yes, what I did was go to your post here:


    Then I right clicked on the link for the mp3 and chose "Copy Link Location" from the popup menu and pasted it in here. What you did wrong was to click on the image instead of the link, and you copied the path to the little gif image instead.
  13. harrywhohaa
    This is a tough one and it aint perfect yet, thanks OS for the slow(er than anything else I could find) version that really helped.

    What also helped was devising a pinky avoidance strategy...

  14. Tosh Marshall
    Tosh Marshall
    Great stuff Harry, yer braver than me!!!!! I'll have a look at this tomorrow....
  15. OldSausage
    Yes, good stuff Harry, and good pinkie avoidance. At the speed I wanted to play this, pinkie avoidance helps a lot. Here we go - probably still not as fast as a fiddler or banjo picker will do it, but the best I could manage in a week:

  16. jamann
    OS, That was great. I envy your ability to learn these tunes so quickly and your level of playing. Nice job!
  17. Manfred Hacker
    Manfred Hacker
    OS, great job, as always.
    Harry, I can't see you or the link in your message
  18. harrywhohaa
    OS, good stuff, at that speed those held/repeated double stops sound great by giving the tune a bit of breathing space
  19. Jim Baker
    Jim Baker
    X: 1
    T:Katy Hill
    Z:Jack Campin * May 2000 * http://www.purr.demon.co.uk/jack/
    D|G2A B2d|gfg e2d|B2G d2G|ABA F2D|G2A B2d|gfg e2d|B2G ABA| G3 z2:|
    d|gfg e2d|gfg e2d|B2G d2G|ABA F2D|G2A B2d|gfg e2d|B2G ABA|[1 G3 z2:|\
    [2 G3 .gz||
  20. Steve Cantrell
    Steve Cantrell
    Here's one of the full band playing this one that we normally do as a "Watermelon Hanging on the Vine" kind of intro. Katy Hill seems to make it as bluegrass or old time pretty well.
  21. luurtie
    Wow! Nice playing Steve.... Great Fiddler!
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