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    We played Cazadero in D, was always a crowd pleaser,
    My new fiddle tune is Bela Fleck's "Slipstream" from the Drive album
    my inspiration being Matt Flinner posted transcription at the modern mandolin online symposium.
    The melody is fairly straight forward, but the rhythm is tricky
    it goes from 4/4 to 3/4 then back to 4/4 , I am counting the 3/4 as "1 and 2 and"
    I posted it as a suggested tune at the local bluegrass jam, so far folks are excited about it, so we shall see how it goes.
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    tmsweeney, I thought Matt's analysis of Slipstream was absolutely brilliant. Would have liked more from him in the modern mandolin symposium.
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    Could not agree more Don, I put in Matt's comment section that all the other instructors should watch his class to see how its done. He really has a knack for presenting musical thought in manageable sections, and somehow captures a groups attention with ease. I think he conveys his interest in your performance early in the student teacher relationship and this is very effective and encouraging, participation becomes expected by yourself.
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    Didn't take this, but alll of the classes and workshops I've done with Matt have been superb. Finally persuaded my buddies to take a class and they are overjoyed.

    He's a great teacher and a pretty sporty player
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    Just a heads up to everyone based on the Matt Flinner discussion above. Matt is offering three classes starting in January that might be interesting to people in this forum: Old-Time Mandolin 101 and 102, and also "Advanced Fiddle Tunes and Improvisation." See the link below. On sale through December 12.

    I have signed up for Old-Time 102, and have taken an online class with Matt earlier this year. He is a fantastic instructor, and I think the format of a lesson followed by a practice session a few days later is really great.

    https://www.mattflinner.com/2021/11/...start-1-10-12/
    Last edited by A 4; Dec-06-2021 at 3:00pm. Reason: I noticed there was a discount.

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    I didn't mean to hijack this thread so I created one on Matt's classes here: https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/t...03#post1846803
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde Clevenger View Post
    I just learned Bonaparte Crossing the Rocky Mts. and have been pairing it with Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine (thanks Skip Gorman) Hint: don't start off too fast on the Rhine or you will fall off the Rockies and could hurt something important.
    You could add Bonaparte Crossing The Alps, unless it's ones of those tumes with a different name:

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    And I wrote a medley of tunes:

    • Bonaparte Crossing His Arms
    • Bonaparte Crossing His Legs
    • Bonaparte Crossing His Eyes
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    My new fiddle tune is The Boy on the Hilltop/Johnny Goiní to Ceildih, performed by Tommy Peoples and Paul Brady. Down a half step from their recording

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    And I wrote a medley of tunes:

    • Bonaparte Crossing His Arms
    • Bonaparte Crossing His Legs
    • Bonaparte Crossing His Eyes
    Someone beat you to the third one, Jim: http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/pa...g-his-eyes.htm
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    Sleeping Lula
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    Finally getting around to "Up Against the Buachalans / Tuttle's reel" from the James Bryan "Lookout Blues" recording

    The Chieftain's have recorded Up against the Buachalans, I believe Cafe' member Adrian Crossey has a nice mandolin version out there as well.
    Kevin Burke has recorded Tuttle's reel a few times, but I lean more to the James Bryan version.
    Here's my take on a 1920 Gibson F4.


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    i just learned Road to Malvern from John Reischman's Peghead Nation video. New to me but apparently only me.


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    Iím learning a fiddle tune called Gypsy Dance, as performed by Rhys David. When I learn a new tune, I also like to find basic info such as about its composer or origin. This one has me stumped. Dos anyone know where this tune comes from originally? With its western scale I tend to doubt itís actually gypsy in derivation. Could it be old time? Or is it a modern tune composed by someone who favors old time and gypsy music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Nollman View Post
    I’m learning a fiddle tune called Gypsy Dance, as performed by Rhys David. When I learn a new tune, I also like to find basic info such as about its composer or origin. This one has me stumped. Dos anyone know where this tune comes from originally? With its western scale I tend to doubt it’s actually gypsy in derivation. Could it be old time? Or is it a modern tune composed by someone who favors old time and gypsy music.
    The fiddler is Rhys Jones (not David) and on his recording Starry Crown. I would guess he wrote the tune but I don’t own that recording. Did you find it on YouTube?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    The fiddler is Rhys Jones (not David) and on his recording Starry Crown. I would guess he wrote the tune but I donít own that recording. Did you find it on YouTube?

    Yes, this is the tune and Rhys Jones is the player. I don't own the recording either. This will take some listening to learn correctly. For no good reason, the tune reminds me of the French Canadian style.
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    My list is long - I likely start on too many at a time.

    Homer the Roamer
    No Corn on Tygart
    Neighbor Mike
    Wake Up Susan
    Suzanne's Journey
    Jenny Run Away in the Night...
    New Broom
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    "Queen of the Fair" FFB page 223.
    Ha, ha! keep time: how sour sweet music is,
    When time is broke and no proportion kept!
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    I have been playing Dandy Lusk. Learning that tune has become an addiction.

    Here is a clean recording of Howard Rains and Mark Gilston on fiddle and mountain dulcimer. Play it six times and I bet you can't not play it a seventh. Like Oreo cookies in that way.

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    Rhys Jones' Starry Crown that Jim mentioned is a great record. Another of Rhy's classics is the album "Bulldog" with really strong stuff. A long-time admirer of his and a great source of tunes.

    A couple of newer tunes wirth checking out is Tipping Back The Corn performed by Roger Netherton, and Laughing Mark by Tom Alder and Co. Anyway, keep up with this:

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    Another one the group is working on is Johnson Boys, but juicing it up the way Hawktail does here. Scroll to the 3:54 mark to get to it, and watch it build. Really fun to try to get this pace going...

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    Nancy Blevins' A part reminds me of Last Chance, but it doesn't seem to resolve...


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    Paddy Won't You Drink Some Good Old Cider - This is a fun tune.

    Life is short, play hard. Life is really really short, play really really hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Nollman View Post
    Iím learning a fiddle tune called Gypsy Dance, as performed by Rhys David. When I learn a new tune, I also like to find basic info such as about its composer or origin. This one has me stumped. Dos anyone know where this tune comes from originally? With its western scale I tend to doubt itís actually gypsy in derivation. Could it be old time? Or is it a modern tune composed by someone who favors old time and gypsy music.
    I have that CD, "Starry Crown," by Rhys Jones and Christina Wheeler, and it is excellent. There is some info on the tunes, but no long essays. For Gypsy Dance, it says:
    "Gypsy Dance GDAE George Lee Hawkins via Jeff Goehring (3:24)"

    It turns out to be hard to search for that tune, as there are many violin tunes names something like that.

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