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    Default Tunes using mostly G and D strings

    Greetings all,

    Anybody know of transcriptions in tab that use mostly the "darker" sounding strings? Love that sound and want to practice more of it, as in Mike Compton's "I'll Fly Away" and this Roland White clip:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iauDb...layer_embedded

    Hope that address works...

    Thanks a lot,
    Bill

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    it works and what a nice rendition!!!
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    Default Re: Tunes using mostly G and D strings

    Try Angeline Baker, St Anne's Reel and Clinch Mtn Backstep. They move to the G & D strings (mostly) pretty easy. If you don't already know them I'd suggest learning them by tab and then transfer to the lower strings by ear. Great practice.

    This is an easy way to get what sounds like a second break on your fiddle tunes.

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    Miss McLeod's Reel, Little Jackie Wilson, Big Sciota

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    The last part of Elzic's Farewell is great for growlers.
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    Arkansas Traveler and Turkey in the Straw both work well down there.
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    Smoke on the water.....(haaaaaaaa - I just couldn't resist)

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    Default Re: Tunes using mostly G and D strings

    Thanks a whole lot for the replies, everyone. I really appreciate it. You've told me how to take the next step, to add another layer...Fascinating how the process unfolds, to mix my metaphors -- unfolds, complicates, layers on, jumps into the next big thing. Anyway, learning to play is a trip for this older guy. Cheers.

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    Default Re: Tunes using mostly G and D strings

    Many fiddle tunes in D can be done on both octaves. Forked Deer, Arkansas Traveller, 8th of January, etc. can pretty much be flown on the low strings.

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