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    I've been working on this one too. Didn't really know it was classified as a fiddle tune but I'm enjoying it. The G minor gives it a neat sound even if you can't play it at two hundred million beats a minute.

    Old Molly Hare is the other one I'm currently learning.
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    Well...I found it in a 'Fiddle tunes' book I recently bought. Not usual FT stuff but fun to play. It has a neat groove that gets lost at the higher speeds imo. There's a group on YT that plays it slower and jazzes it up some but the fiddle part sounds great slowed down. Probably not called at jams to often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Wilson View Post
    Well...I found it in a 'Fiddle tunes' book I recently bought.
    It just never occurred to me it was a fiddle tune but I'm really just scratching the surface. So many out there and so many good ones to learn.
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    We occasionally play Kentucky Mandolin to start our sets, and go into The Cuckoo (same key).

    We don't play it as fast as Bill did.

    But then, we don't play ANYTHING as fast as Bill did.

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    A Place In The Heart by Bill Crahan.

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    Thanks for posting the music Mike at a very appropriate time. I've played and loved the version on Mandozine for years but this one looks to have some interesting differences which I look forward to playing later.
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    I LOVE this thread! What a brilliant idea! I am having a blast rolling through everyone's suggestions.

    While now studying mandolin with a truly remarkable teacher, I have just begun the challenge/ "adventure" of shelving TAB and learning to read notation. The world of music seems to be busting open (of fiddle tunes)! I have been feeling good about reading & playing tunes in the key of C, G, and D so far...

    Here are the tunes that I have been enjoying playing up to this point: Whiskey Before Breakfast, Red-Haired Boy, Oyster River, Beautiful Swanee River (Ryan's Mammoth), Soldier's Joy (Ryan's). I am working through Corn Field (Kerr's Merry Melodies) with my teacher.

    Anybody up for suggesting some "essentials" for a blossoming notation-reader?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmateer View Post
    Here are the tunes that I have been enjoying playing up to this point: Whiskey Before Breakfast, Red-Haired Boy, Oyster River, Beautiful Swanee River (Ryan's Mammoth), Soldier's Joy (Ryan's). I am working through Corn Field (Kerr's Merry Melodies) with my teacher.
    Nice bunch of tunes. I just checked out Oyster River and Beautiful Swanee River -- two nice quirky 19th century-sounding hornpipes. I love those kind of tunes.

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    Anybody up for suggesting some "essentials" for a blossoming notation-reader?
    Just keep at it... it gets easier and, as you mention, you are opening up a whole world of non-tabbed music and even non-mandolin music. I have played flute and oboe music and even trumpet music. Fun stuff...
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    Reel de la Guimauve:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wige2tdGfQ

    A bar or two is missing at the beginning, but there are plenty of repeats!

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    Norman Blake tune ~ Fields of November
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    Quote Originally Posted by terzinator View Post
    If you can get ahold of Bob Grant's "Fiddle Tunes for Flatpickers: Mandolin" book and CD, it has a really good, clear, easy-to-follow version of OD. (As well as about 15 other tunes.)

    That's the book I started with, and I still refer to it when I need to.

    http://www.amazon.com/Fiddle-Tunes-F.../dp/0825687535
    Thanks for sharing this, just ordered it from amazon
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    Yay, good news: Fiddle tunes book shipped. Bad news: not expected to be here till the 8th
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    Quote Originally Posted by rubydubyr View Post
    Yay, good news: Fiddle tunes book shipped. Bad news: not expected to be here till the 8th
    Your book of fiddle tunes is to arrive on the Eighth of January? Now that is auspicious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franc Homier Lieu View Post
    Your book of fiddle tunes is to arrive on the Eighth of January? Now that is auspicious.
    why is that auspicious?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rubydubyr View Post
    why is that auspicious?
    Just because.

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    Let's just hope it does not get temporarily lost in the mail and not arrive until



    That would be both auspicious and annoying.

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    OK, I knew that song sounded familiar, I am glad youtube told me it was better known as the battle of new Orleans or i'd a been racking my brain trying to figure it out all morning! You would think someone who can play like that would look a little bit happier while playing........
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    I think both of those songs are a bit beyond my meager newbie skills at this moment, hopefully there will be some simpler songs in the book that I can work on. Thanks for sharing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Franc Homier Lieu View Post
    Let's just hope it does not get temporarily lost in the mail and not arrive until

    That would be both auspicious and annoying.
    The a-words -- let's hope it is the former one.

    Homer I was thinking for a moment that you were from Mabou -- we make sure we get to the Red Shoe Pub for some awesome fiddling & piano every time we get to Cape Breton but I guess this is the band's name.

    I like that video you posted -- really interested in how the cello is being used like a bass there -- could clearly do the same thing with a mandocello.
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    I'm not from Mabou, though my wife has family who live a short walk from the Red Shoe. I too thought these young women were performing at the Red Shoe when I first saw the title of the video.

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    1 fathers hall.mp3 A Nancy tune... Father's Hall on the A4 & pic of Nancy playing her Loar
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    Wood wizard - love that tune, I don't play it exactly as you do, but nice job, Nancy of course has a bunch of great original mandolin tunes, Peezlewhister, The year of the locust, New Bicycle hornpipe, In Russia we have Parking lots too ( mandocello)....Not sure sure if it was her or Norman that wrote Belize, but that is one on my list.

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