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    I think I'll call the tune: Medium Sized Liza Jane. I like that Jim !
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    Just in case anyone is interested ...here's "Lady of the Lake" tab -to play around with
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Nollman View Post
    I especially liked Little Liza, with that sweet change to F#m, when played in A. As I learned the tune, I noticed that the change was suddenly sounding much better if i substituted a Bm7 for the F#m. I know, I know, that made no musical sense.
    I certainly can't explain the theory - but that particular chord substitution is something I was taught to try and it really does work in a lot of situations so I am sure there is some theoretical explanation for it. I know that we look for that substitution all the time. Builds tension. Our keyboard player is a jazz guy and he explained it to me - went in one ear and out the other. For my purposes it fits completely in the only important theory there is - it sounds good.
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    Last week at the jam a buddy called, "Georgia Railroad." Anybody know that or have tab? I picked it up pretty good by lap 3, but can't recall how it goes and the YouTubes I find just don't quite give it to me. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatt-dad View Post
    p.s., WW, thanks for the tab.
    Your welcome.
    Made a mistake on the A part ... the 2 4 2 on the A string should be 2 5 2 both places ... sorry bout that.
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    I really like "Hell Among the Yearlings" Here is video clip of my band doing a little bit of it. This was when we use to just play acousticly in this small restaurant. My friend on vacation from Boston took the video. Fun tune.
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    Got my fiddle out today after about a month lay-off into other things..

    Three tunes I worked on today:

    Beaumont Rag
    Sally Ann (as played on Dirk Powell's Time Again)
    And a tune off a Vasen CD that for the life of me I can't find...thankfully I've played it enough to remember how it goes...

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    Here is a tune called "Sandy Boys" that we've been playing some lately. This was at an OT jam with some friends.
    Another fun OT tune!
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    Anyone know of a nice recording of Beaumont Rag in F? I need to learn it by ear in that key.
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    Here's me and my Old-time pickin buddies doing "Hangman's Reel"
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    suddenly in new-tune-learning mode again, after a 4 or 5 week hiatus. Hey you guys, Josefin's Waltz has got to be among the most beautiful tunes in the old time repertoire. The extra two phrases added on to the second B gives me goose bumps. Anyone know the country of origin of this tune?

    Also learning Cheat. This is not the same as Cheat Mountain which is another tune we do. Also doing Johnny Cope, often in tandem with Shoes and Stockings, which is the way it's done on a Clyde Curley recording.

    We're going to try the very unusual step of playing a foxtrot at our next contra dance. In this case, it will probably be the slow-to-mid-tempo 4/4 fiddle tune The Defeat of Paris, which we learned off an old Kevin Burke recording. It has an A,B, and C part. We've also asked our caller to find a mid-tempo contra dance so we can play either WinderSlide or Swinging on a Gate. Sure, either of these can played at the usual dance speed, but the former sounds so much better with its distinct cakewalk syncopation, and the latter has lots of essential notes that hold together best when slowed down to about 112 bpm. She found an old English aristocratic line dance to fulfill our request, which is traditionally accompanied by any of several lilting tunes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Nollman View Post
    Josefin's Waltz has got to be among the most beautiful tunes in the old time repertoire. The extra two phrases added on to the second B gives me goose bumps. Anyone know the country of origin of this tune?

    When I was playing with a hardanger fiddler and seeking tunes, someone recommended this one. Maybe it has Scandi origins?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Nollman View Post
    suddenly in new-tune-learning mode again, after a 4 or 5 week hiatus. Hey you guys, Josefin's Waltz has got to be among the most beautiful tunes in the old time repertoire. The extra two phrases added on to the second B gives me goose bumps. Anyone know the country of origin of this tune?
    Josefin's Waltz is by Roger Tallroth. This tune is on the CD Trio from the Swedish group Vasen with Tallroth.

    Here is a video of Roger and a few other people you might have heard of playing the tune.

    http://www.myspace.com/video/vid/19075251

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Nollman View Post
    We've also asked our caller to find a mid-tempo contra dance so we can play either WinderSlide or Swinging on a Gate. Sure, either of these can played at the usual dance speed, but the former sounds so much better with its distinct cakewalk syncopation, and the latter has lots of essential notes that hold together best when slowed down to about 112 bpm. She found an old English aristocratic line dance to fulfill our request, which is traditionally accompanied by any of several lilting tunes.
    I thought that Winder Slide was a crooked tune. Going to be hard to find a dance for it.

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    I really like Swinging on a Gate too! New tune for me is, "Sarah Armstrong's Tune." It's in D.

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    I just discovered an online radio station called Sugar in the Gourd that plays only oldtime music. I'm addicted, how come no one told me about this one before!

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    I thought that Winder Slide was a crooked tune. Going to be hard to find a dance for it.
    What do you mean by a "crooked tune". In my naivete I'm curious if this is a proper term used by fiddle tune aficionados, or something you made up to describe the odd meter of the tune. I definitely agree that the tune displays a unique mix of "sad" melody, and lilting meter. I call it a cakewalk, but I'm not really sure that's accurate. Colored Aristocracy is definitely a cakewalk, and it has much of the same syncopated rhyhthm as Winder Slide.

    Anyway, just curious what you meant. Our caller is a whiz with over a hundred dances in her repertoire. If you're interested, I'm happy to post again when i find out if she's found a proper dance to fit this tune, and also for Swinging on a Gate. Our next dance is in 2 weeks.
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    Pretty Little Widow, Maggie in the Woods, Swingin' On a Gate, Church Street Polka.
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    The usage I have heard is that a crooked tune doesn't fall on normal 16 bar contra dance template. There is either a short part, or a longer part, or the first half of the A part is longer than the second half so the B part comes in "early", you know what I mean. A friend of mine, an accomplished OT fiddler, calls it a "burl" in the rhythm.

    When listening, a crooked tune is cool because it punctures your expectations of the normal "dramatic arc" of the tune. Playing a crooked tune is really fun because, once you get it, the "burl" can be addicting.

    I would never put up a crooked tune at a contra dance.

    But... there are many tunes that get ambiguous here and there, and while they are firmly 16 bar (four square regular), they can sound crooked in the emphasis. I like these tunes (I am trying to come up with an example, but my coffee cup is empty), thrown in at a contra dance because they are eminantly dancible, especially for experienced dancers, but have that little drama, that little threat of chaos in them.
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    I do Swinging on a Gate and Church Street Polka. Nice tunes, both. I'm curious about your tempo for "Gate".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Nollman View Post
    I especially liked Little Liza, with that sweet change to F#m, when played in A. As I learned the tune, I noticed that the change was suddenly sounding much better if i substituted a Bm7 for the F#m.
    Hi Jim. I've been playing what I call Liza Jane for many years but never thought of substituting Bm7 there. Sounds great, thanks. I like it this way: A, A, A, Bm7, D, F#m, E, D before returning to the A for the next section. Perhaps a bit fancy for everyday use but sure sounds cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Nollman View Post
    I do Swinging on a Gate and Church Street Polka. Nice tunes, both. I'm curious about your tempo for "Gate".
    When I play a dance I save Swinging on a Gate for when the caller wants something on the slow side of contra speed, perhaps after kicking up dust with a fast tune like Chateau-gay or Greasy Coat. There are a number of tunes that I think sound better played slowish and we use them so the dancers can dance and rest up at the same time.

    You do that? What tunes do you like for that situation?

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    I pick up some tunes from a session group out of Wichita. They play 2-3 times a week. I get with them every couple of months. They fly through "Swingin' on a Gate", whereas I play it much slower busking or at home. It sounds real good at a fast pace, but I struggle to get all the proper notes in the proper place at that speed. They play everything at a fast pace cuz they play so often together, and it's fun. I have a chopped up left hand and picking at speed is a challenge.
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    Woodchopper's Reel
    Staten Island Hornpipe
    and Possom up a Gum Tree

    Think I'll try to do a new video of these
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    Oops I meant "Possom up a Gum STUMP" ... Great ole' tune
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