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    Mallard Island Hymn .
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    I Pick, Therefore I Grin! ... "Good Music Any OLD-TIME"

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    'Granny Does Your Dog Bite?' - 2 different versions.

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    Jeff Sturgeon ... a little bit strange old-time fiddle tune that I like. Have to play it every once in a while so I don't forget it. Here's me and some friends pickin' it at my birthday a couple of years ago.
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    Here's a cool one I came across on youtube a few weeks ago: "The possum's tail is bare".
    Interesting challenge trying to emulate the bowing accents on this type of tune.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uf4JrZtLCU8
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    Quote Originally Posted by acousticphd View Post
    Here's a cool one I came across on youtube a few weeks ago: "The possum's tail is bare".
    Interesting challenge trying to emulate the bowing accents on this type of tune.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uf4JrZtLCU8
    Wow! I liked that so much, I did some searching on it. Found the notation for it, which is pretty basic but similar enough to get the gist of the tune. I notice that the written version (supposedly from the same source, Melvin Wine) has the A and B parts reversed from what the fellow in the video is playing. I kinda like his version better than the written version, as the A part of the written tune (which goes down to a C chord in the second measure) just sounds better to my ear as a B part, not an A part.

    Will definitely be adding this to my repertoire. Thanks for posting it!

    My TablEdit skills are not that great, but I transcribed it to a .tef file, then printed it to a .pdf file, if anyone can benefit from it (sorry about the demo version watermark). This is faithful to the written version I found which has the A and B parts reversed from the video above:
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Possums Tail is Bare.pdf  

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    Learning a few new contra dance sets. The first one is Hangman's Reel, with the tune's A, B, C, and D part played as a set in itself.

    A second set includes three rather easy tunes (Seneca Square dance, Flop-eared mule, and Needle Case) that sound good when I focus on adding double-stop oomph to provide counterpoint to the fiddler's melody.

    A bigger challenge is my third new set consisting of two tunes, Woodchopper's Reel and Cuckoo's Nest. These melodies are something special. I already play them well enough in my living room, but they become quite challenging when accelerated to a proper dance speed of 112 bpm. Our band start with CN (three times), then into WR (three times), then back to CN (until the caller ends the dance). I am working hard to keep the melodies intact with all their musical filigree, and without dropping any notes which would make it much easier to play at speed.
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    Newly re-visited:

    New River Ride
    Happy Go Lucky

    from the pen of Doyle Lawson

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    I'm currently in a fiddle-tune slump.

    Haven't worked out any new ones in a few months... (and a few are starting to fall off the radar!)

    Heading to a fest in a couple of weeks, so I need to get back into it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobin View Post
    Wow! I liked that so much, I did some searching on it. Found the notation for it, which is pretty basic but similar enough to get the gist of the tune. I notice that the written version (supposedly from the same source, Melvin Wine) has the A and B parts reversed from what the fellow in the video is playing. I kinda like his version better than the written version, as the A part of the written tune (which goes down to a C chord in the second measure) just sounds better to my ear as a B part, not an A part.

    Will definitely be adding this to my repertoire. Thanks for posting it!

    My TablEdit skills are not that great, but I transcribed it to a .tef file, then printed it to a .pdf file, if anyone can benefit from it (sorry about the demo version watermark). This is faithful to the written version I found which has the A and B parts reversed from the video above:
    Ok, this (Possum's Tail is Bare) is the next one for me.

    Thanks for doing the tab, Tobin!

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    about to dance speed on Maggie Brown's Favorite (O'Carolan). Also working up Planxty George Barabazon.

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    Jeff Davis by Norman Blake off the "Original Underground Music from the Mysterious South" Played on Stanley A5 #46.

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    that is one nice sounding growly mandolin.
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    Don Greiser- very nice
    Jeff Davis is one of those tunes that really works with multi instruments in unison

    that mando sounds great

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    I have been under the spell of Jay Ungar's "Ashokan Farewell" for the last few days .

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kZASM8OX7s

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    Quote Originally Posted by terzinator View Post
    Heading to a fest in a couple of weeks, so I need to get back into it!
    Nothing like a festival to motivate one. Both before and after.
    Indulge responsibly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodwizard View Post
    Just now did a one take stab at Ed Haley's Half Past Four. A very cool OT fiddle tune that rolls right along.
    I searched the thread and this popped up. Great reference! So, last night the fiddle player called, "Half Past Four." I'm going to learn it. I also see a few others have learned it too.

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    Temperance Reel. Named in irony or aspiration I think.
    Thanks to Mike Stangeland for the transcription on Tab|Edit! I'll tackle Big Sciota next.

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    I really love Norman Blake tunes. Here's one on my A4 (Bright Days)
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    From "the mandolin of norman blake" I just learned "John Brown's March" I got the melody down but I just need to learn the chords and get the hang of a little ornamentation he adds.

    Now I'm starting on "Green Castle Hornpipe"

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    The Greencastle is a great hornpipe. I'm more old-timely these days and am going to try Ol' Mose. This thread is the best idea I ever had. Thanks to everyone for all the great tunes.

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    o.k. now I'm stuck on, "King of the Pipers." Picked it up from the social group, got an ear worm. Almost got it under my fingers now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Snyder View Post
    The Greencastle is a great hornpipe. I'm more old-timely these days and am going to try Ol' Mose. This thread is the best idea I ever had. Thanks to everyone for all the great tunes.
    it really is a fun little tune to play. I love this dvd from homespun, Norman did a good job picking tunes that were fun to play but also were relatively easy to pick up for a novice like myself.

    I also just learned hollow poplar and forked deer (not on the dvd recently) im starting to put together a nice little repertoire now

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    Oh yeah, and I'm relearning, "Richmond Cotillion."

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    Quince Dillion's High D.

    What a great tune. Played it a bunch this last week at Clifftop.
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