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    Experimenting with picking double-strings on mandolin, & backing harmony on faux-'tenor' GDAEB guitar. Fiddle tune "Thanksgiving Waltz". Still learning this one, I need to work on it more:


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    More info & other videos of this tune at Mandolin Cafe Song-A-Week.

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    Just learned The Old Grey Cat. Nice tune in Em.
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    Working on "Rocky Road to Dublin", close to acceptable. Yea, it's not purely a fiddle tune, but it's a lot of fun to play it as a slip jig along with The High Kings' YouTube vid of them singing it.

    Next: "The King of the Fairies". Yes, I'm starting my Irish tune list with the easier ones.

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    A Smooth One, Benny Goodman. Tommy Emmanuel really rips it.
    Play it like you mean it.

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    Three more I've been working on... used my little Tascam mixer to had some back up
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    I'm working on Katie Bar the Door. It's totally easy. I read that it's composed by Rayna Gellert. She sure has some beautiful tunes! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbbvUL7E3AU

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    I have been really working on this tune because I like it so much. It's a typical twisted OT tune. First heard it from my OT fiddler friends Bill & Dougie and then later found out they learned it from Bruce Molsky's Mountain Drifters. Flowers of Edinbourgh. Here's my try at it. Mixed in my guitar using my little Tascam mixer. Let me know what you think.
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    I just started the Inimitable Reel. It's on the top of page 70 of Ryans.
    It is attributed to "E. Christie", who would be Edwin Pearce Christy, from the mid-1800s.
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    Here's a fiddle tune I've been working on again. Used my Tascam DP-008EX little mixer.
    Half Past Four. Playing my 1922 F2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Roberts View Post
    I just started the Inimitable Reel. It's on the top of page 70 of Ryans.
    It is attributed to "E. Christie", who would be Edwin Pearce Christy, from the mid-1800s.
    That is the second time that tune has come up in conversations this year. I guess I need to learn it.
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    Yes, Jeff, it is inimitable, and so you need to play it.
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    starting to play "Chattanooga". I've found versions in F and in G. Taking the wimp route (also because I happen to noodle daily with a banjo player) I've chosen the G version.

    And thanks for the tip on "Inimitable." I'll check it out. With a title like that, who can resist?
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    I may need to learn this Canadian tune Grey Owl.

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    A new Norman Blake tune for me I'm working on... "Coming Down From Rising Fawn"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    I may need to learn this Canadian tune Grey Owl.
    I did because of this video! I may post video later. My recommendation is to utilize the YouTube half-speed feature

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    Quote Originally Posted by JL277z View Post
    Experimenting with picking double-strings on mandolin, & backing harmony on faux-'tenor' GDAEB guitar.
    Nice playing but I am not sure what you mean by "picking double-strings on mandolin." Don't those of us who play standard 8 strings always pick double strings? Or are you talking about double-stops, meaning picking chords/four strings?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Streip View Post
    I did because of this video! I may post video later. My recommendation is to utilize the YouTube half-speed feature
    The half-speed feature on that video, at least on my computer, sounds like gargling. I try to capture the video (if possible) then run it thru Amazing Slowdowner to a mortal-like speed. Less distortion, tho the youtube method might work OK.
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    Leviathan Hornpipe. There is a version on p222 of Ryan's. A grand, simple tune in G that plays well on the mandolin.

    There is a fiddle version on youtube.

    I'm going to try to put it into a medley with a tune in D with the same name, but a different tune, played on pipes on the youtube.
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    Found this old-time tune and really like it ... Abe's Retreat... made a quick recording of it ... Cool tune
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    Thanks Jim. The banjo I am playing is a 6 string(low bass)from Greg Galbreath of Buckeye banjos. When I play banjo uke, it is tuned in standard uke tuning GCEA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    I may need to learn this Canadian tune Grey Owl.
    BTW this tune was written by Metis fiddler John Arcand. The Berklee version I posted before is very nice but I love that Canadian fiddle lift that is prevalent in both Metis and Quebecois fiddling. it is very good to listent to multiple versions and I always like to find the source for tunes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    Nice playing but I am not sure what you mean by "picking double-strings on mandolin." Don't those of us who play standard 8 strings always pick double strings? Or are you talking about double-stops, meaning picking chords/four strings?
    Alternating back and forth between two different strings as a sort of fill effect. Or, I suppose to be more technically accurate, 2 different pairs of strings - say, for instance, if you're going back and forth between the D and A strings. Anyway, my admittedly abnormal family has always called it double string picking. Maybe that's what the rest of y'all call cross-picking or something, not sure (never heard of the word "cross-picking" until seeing it on MandolinCafe a while back, still not quite sure what it refers to, but then there are many other words I hadn't heard of even though I was using the techniques but calling them something else. Lol). I don't know what the most commonly accepted terminology would be.

    (Just saw your post today, otherwise I would've replied sooner.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    BTW this tune was written by Metis fiddler John Arcand. The Berklee version I posted before is very nice but I love that Canadian fiddle lift that is prevalent in both Metis and Quebecois fiddling. it is very good to listent to multiple versions and I always like to find the source for tunes.

    Thanks Jim, for the Metis version!

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