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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:

    https://thesession.org/tunes/3056

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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 Goin’ 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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