Learning new tunes and loving them!

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  • #62975
    fiddliferous1950
    fiddliferous1950
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    In the last three days I’ve learned the fiddle breaks in the key of G to “Midnight Ramble” and “Mastertone March” as played by Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys. I’ve also learned a tune played by Kenny Baker titled “Bobby Van’s Hornpipe” in B Flat and another tune titled “Carolina Mountain Rag” by Michael Feagan.

    These are wonderful pieces to play and if any of my Bluegrass Daddy Family Members are interested, give them a try. They are a lot of fun to play.

    I still don’t have a decent way to record my playing so I’m sorry that I can’t play them for y’all. I blew all my money on my new-to-me banjo so I haven’t bought any recording equipment down here in Tennessee. lol

    My banjos I have here in TN are the 1st photo and my “Green Hornet” is on the bottom of the first picture. I uploaded the second photo by accident and can’t seem to delete it. duh!

    #62978
    Nancy Parker
    Nancy Parker
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    Hi Fiddleiferous 1950 😊

    I have found just the YouTube for you and your banjo 😐  and fiddle.  One tune in particular is at ~22:00 on the timer called “Pigeon Rrost”.   I had a friend transcribe the full tune (which includes the banjo parts). and then I had the banjo part put into  fiddle note mode.  Here’s the YouTube.  Enjoy!  I will try to attach the “Pigeon Roost” notations.

     

     

    #62979
    Nancy Parker
    Nancy Parker
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    I cannot get the sheet music pages to download.  I will ask Dr. John to attach them.  Meanwhile I will.check out the tune(s) that you mentioned.  – n

     

    #62986
    fiddliferous1950
    fiddliferous1950
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    Thank You very much, Nancy. I really enjoyed listening to the YouTube video you posted. I remember John Hartford playing at Godfrey Daniel’s Cafe in Bethlehem, PA. where my band (years ago) “Lonesome Road” performed.

    If you’re unable to get the sheet music, it’s OK because I can figure out the breaks fairly easy by slowing them down one speed.

    Thanks, again.

    #62987

    Angela
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    Sounds like you’ve been busy!  :^)

    I still have a long list on my “want to learn” sheet!

    #62991

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Fred, that’s awesome!

    Here is the sheet music that Nancy wanted to link:

    Pigeon Roost (1 page)

    Pigeon Roost (parts)

    #63000
    fiddliferous1950
    fiddliferous1950
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    Thanks, Nancy and Thanks, John. I’ll have to learn to play it now that y’all went through so much work.

    Yes, Angela, I keep busy learning “new” tunes as it really increases my rolodex of fiddle licks so that I have fresh ideas each time I jam Bluegrass. :^) Have a great day!

    #63001
    cricket
    cricket
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    Cool, Fred.  That’s so exciting…glad you are having fun.  Learning new tunes is as wild as a trip to the moon would be, in my thinking. Thanks for the inspiration…I hope things will stop speeding up and start slowing down and I can get back to where I left off… ???? years ago now.  We need to get ourselves unobligated to a few things, if possible.  I think the last new thing I learned was Mockingbird, and I did a terrible job of that..lol.

    #63006
    Steve Srader
    Steve Srader
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    Kudos to you Fred !

    #63029
    Nancy Parker
    Nancy Parker
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    I finally got a chance to listen to “Carolina Mountain Rag”.Nice tune. I like it😊   I slso listened to Bobby Van’s Hornpipe.  They sure play that one fast 😳 I like that tune, too.

    I found a band called “Lonesome Road” on a 2009 YouTube with a banjo player and guitarist.  and a young girl on the bass.  Great music!  🎵. Is that your band?

    ??? Do you play both banjo -&- the fiddle?

    ??? You mentioned learning fiddle breaks : you have banjo photos???

    #63030
    fiddliferous1950
    fiddliferous1950
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    Hi Nancy: I wasn’t able to find any videos of my band “Lonesome Road” on YouTube but I sure was surprised to learn how many bands called themselves by that title.

    Yes, I play the banjo and the fiddle.

    The banjo picture on the left was submitted to show where my hard-earned money went lately due to buying the banjo indicated (and not purchasing a recording system to record my fiddle playing allowing BGD members to hear my feeble attempts at playing various fiddle tunes). The other banjo photo was posted by accident and I was unable to delete it.

    I’m happy to learn that you like the fiddle tunes I mentioned. Have a great day.

    #63067
    fiddliferous1950
    fiddliferous1950
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    I played two of the tunes tonight at our Wednesday night Bluegrass jam session and they went over very well. I fiddled “Carolina Mountain Rag” and “Bobby Van’s Hornpipe”. The gang liked them both and quickly figured out breaks to them. Great new tunes and a lot of fun to fiddle. Alright!

    #63072
    cricket
    cricket
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    Cool.  Sounds like a good time!

    #63092
    fiddliferous1950
    fiddliferous1950
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    Thanks, Cricket. It sure was a lot of fun. I like trying out different tunes with the various groups I pick with.

    Tonight, I’ll be playing banjo as others will be fiddling. Tonight’s group is also a lot of fun to pick with. There are two fiddlers who do twin stuff together and sound real good. They always want me to play banjo with them, so I don’t get a chance to look for a third part on the fiddle 🙁  lol

    #63093

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Video or it didn’t happen!!!  (Just kidding)

    That’s awesome, Fred, sounds like you are having fun. 🙂

    #63097
    fiddliferous1950
    fiddliferous1950
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    I sure am, John. Someone last night took a video of me playing “Bobby Van’s Hornpipe” but I’ve never seen him before so I don’t know where he went or how to get a copy to post here. drat!!!

    #63109
    cricket
    cricket
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    Yeah…i’m kinda waitin’ for some videos too…lol.

    #63118
    Edmo45
    Edmo45
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    The Lion’s Den could use another player, Fred… 😉

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