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    This is one of my favorite Norman and Nancy Blake songs. I am using a Martin D-18 and a Charles Jean Horner A5

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    Nice picking Chuck, I think you'd get a thumbs up from Mr. & Mrs. Blake.

    I listened to it twice...from the tiny [which can also be interpreted as "tinny"-sounding] speakers on the laptop the music had an autoharp or hammered dulcimer sound [says a little for the quality of laptop speakers, huh?]; then I listed through my headphones [at least they are a few steps up in base response from the laptop speakers] and got the blend of the two instruments. Did you add any reverb to the final mix? Good stuff - keep up the good work...
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    Mike,

    Thank you for listening.

    I did add a little reverb. The big room I play in has a lot of sound absorbing objects and is carpeted. I got a chance to jam recently in an old school building with nothing in a room of wooded floors and chalk boards. That was so nice.

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    I like it Chuck! Always have been a big fan of Norman & Nancy
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    Nice playing, Chuck. That's one of my favorite Nancy Blake tunes--it sounds great.

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    Very nice rendition Chuck. Do you know if there is notation available for the tune?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Baker View Post
    Very nice rendition Chuck. Do you know if there is notation available for the tune?
    Jim,

    I did a quick Google and did not come up with any tab or notation.

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    Thanks Chuck. I'll learn it from the sound file. A bit harder but that way I'll learn it quicker maybe.
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    Sounds great Chuck. Jim Nancy Blake wrote this tune in the key of A and the tab is on The Mandolin Of Norman Blake. The DVD has some great tunes to play along with and is well worth it's modest cost.

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    Thanks Hank. Nearly got it tabbed out in tabledit. Just fiddling with repeats. Not quite clear on the sequence. I think it's AA-B-CC but it has me confused.
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    Hey Jim I noticed this lesson on sale for $19.99 today @ Homespuns.

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    For anyone interested, here is an abc file of this tune to the best of my ability. Feel free to edit.

    X:1
    T: Father's Hall
    C:
    L:1/8
    Q:300
    M:4/4
    K:G
    z6 ed |: B2 Bd BA GA | B2 d2 e2 d2 | B2 Bd BA GA | B2 d2 e4 | B2 Bd BA GA | B2 d2 e2 d2 | \
    B2 Bd BA GA | BA GF E4 :|3 E2 EF G2 GB | AG FD E4 | E2 EF G2 GB | AG AB d4 | B2 d2 e2 d2 | \
    AB AG F2 FG | A2 AB AG F2 | E8 :|: z6 EF | G2 G2 F2 F2 | EF ED B,2 D2 | E2 E2 G2 GB | \
    AG AB d2 EF | G2 G2 F2 F2 | EF ED B,2 D2 | E2 EG FE D2 | E8 |
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    Thank you, Jim.

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    Just learning this gem of a tune. It’s on the “Norman Blake & Tony Rice 2” CD with Doc Watson and Nancy Blake joining in on the musical mirth & merriment. Another great mandolin tune on this CD is “Bright Days” and also is quite lovely.

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    Many thanks Chuck, Guys, love it!
    This definitely has the Doc Watson spirit to it. Really like the different variations and that great carefree woodland tone!
    I've posted a musescore of Jim's .abc file. It has a lot of Chuck's variations. There's a pdf that I've squeezed onto one page too.
    Enjoy!
    https://musescore.com/user/8910851/scores/5540853Click image for larger version. 

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    So far, I am playing the tune at about half the speed of Norman and Tony:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=U3OpBZ...fauxfullscreen

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    Hey Jim if you want the whole world to see your vid then you need to adjust the country permissions tab in Youtube.
    -the other option is that you invite everyone over to your place in Oregon. Hope you've got, like a LOT of blueberry pancake mix!

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    Nice - I used to pick this one as well, now I am inspired to give it whirl again!

    So many Gems from Nancy and Norman, where did all these great tunes ever come from!

    I believe there is tab out there somewhere.
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    Yep, fun to get Father's Hall under the fingers again. Bright Days too. Never tackled Thebes--that's a good one too.
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    I have the Norman Homespun lesson as well, where I learned this one, but a heads up: Mandozine has all the tunes from his Homespun in tabledit format. They also have Thebes - both for mandolin and guitar.
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