September 25, 2019 at 9:27 PM #77105
Since Halloween is next month which has to do with what I’m about to ask. lol
But anyone know anyone any, spooky, ancient, haunting type, Appalachian kind of tunes?
You know. The kind that ain’t so happy.
I only know one. Which I need to relearn called”The Blackest Crow.” I will post it some time soon when I relearn it.September 26, 2019 at 7:02 AM #77107
I think a lot of them can just have a haunting sound…although I don’t think spooky…Wild Hog in the Woods is probably both haunting and spooky, especially if you sing it too.
Say Old Man can you Play the Fiddle can be sort of haunting, especially, in my opinion, if you keep it minor and not put the major tones in there, but either way it has a haunting feel to it, to me anyway. Also, Yew Piney Mountain can sound that way too.
Satan, your Kingdom Must Come Down sounds haunting to me…well, if you sing it, it’ll sound like a hymn, but if you just fiddle it, it’ll make your hair stand on end.
There’s a bunch that sound haunting and just very lonely…but I can’t think of them right now, besides the above-mentioned. You gonna play them for Trick-R-Treaters this year?
Somehow i got into the habit of taking my dulicmer out on Halloween…sitting by the bowl of goodies and just strumming through tunes on the dulcimer…in between the spook visits. We usually build a fire to sit by, but it has to be right at the edge of the road…lol…we live just right on the road itself…but it’s fun to be out by the fire, in the road, playing the ol’ dulcimer and seeing how the kids are dressed up and handing them a treat.
Anyway, there should be lots of them…lots of stuff I’ve played people have called “spooky-sounding,” even Cold Frosty Morning. To me…haunting, or lonely is how they sound. Wild Hog in the Woods, yeah that’s really spooky!September 26, 2019 at 8:42 AM #77112Gunnar SalyerParticipant
Maybe a bit off topic…. (I’ll preface by saying we don’t celebrate Halloween) if you want a laugh at someone else’s expense… take a bunch of little hershey’s chocolates, and eat them or dispose of them however you see fit, but keep the wrappers. Then, buy a catering package of beef bullion cubes. Unwrap the beef cubes and put them into the hershey’s wrappers, and put them in a big bowl to hand out.
Disclaimer: I haven’t done this and won’t be held responsible and usual disclaimer stuff etc. etc.September 26, 2019 at 9:11 AM #77114
I like that idea Gunnar (we don’t do Halloween either) but I think that seeing we know our neighbors so well I think it might give the wrong impression ?
John, I always thought that ‘Midnight on the water’ had a haunting sound, especially played really slow.September 26, 2019 at 9:15 AM #77115September 26, 2019 at 10:09 AM #77117FrederickParticipant
Wow! Now that’s absolutely entertaining. Two violins and a viola are perfect together. Thanks for posting.September 26, 2019 at 12:57 PM #77121
We’ve always gotten a kick out of Halloween. My grandson goes trick or treating and loves making his costumes for it, himself (sometimes with help from mom and dad)…he stays out the whole allotted trick or treating time, gets tons of candy and comes home happy…except, they don’t let him have candy…so they take the candy to a local dentist, who buys it by the pound from kids (have no idea what he does with all that candy) who don’t eat candy but love trick or treating…so Gunnar’s trick wouldn’t work for grandson Roro…lol. He’d never know. Not sure about the dentist or whoever ends up with that candy down the road…lol.September 26, 2019 at 4:41 PM #77131
Yes, Cricket was thinking about playing Halloween night some tunes. Trying to come up with a list of tunes to play.
I love, say, old man can you play the fiddle but that tune is hard for me.
Midnight on the water is a good suggestion.
Gunnar that would be funny.September 27, 2019 at 6:30 PM #77163
It’s kinda fun to play on Halloween while you wait for hobgoblins to come up for their treat.September 28, 2019 at 4:05 PM #77178
Unless, of course it’s raining…then… forget it…lol! No way!September 28, 2019 at 7:56 PM #77179
Well I have a porch I can sit under if it rains. And a rocking chair to sit in. I can rock and fiddle. That will be spooky enough. lolSeptember 28, 2019 at 9:15 PM #77180
That sounds good. I have a porch too, but we usually just sit out on the edge of the road so they don’t have to fumble their way through the gate, etc.September 29, 2019 at 7:12 AM #77189Edmo45Participant
This a video, I did, of Hedwig’s Theme, from the Harry Potter movies…
I think it has that Halloween vibe…September 29, 2019 at 7:23 AM #77194FrederickParticipant
Nice, Ed. Cool tune. I just noticed your fiddle looks to have a rosewood fingerboard. Is that true? It’s cool looking.September 29, 2019 at 12:02 PM #77198Edmo45Participant
I think it is, too, Fred. It is my German Workshop Violin…a Josef Kloz…obviously a copy…a normal person, like me, couldn’t afford a real one…
September 30, 2019 at 5:25 PM #77234
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I’ll have to learn that one Edmo. Thanks for sharing.September 30, 2019 at 5:30 PM #77235September 30, 2019 at 5:55 PM #77237fiddlewoodParticipant
Some old Bill Monroe/Kenny Baker stuff might fit the bill…
October 1, 2019 at 6:03 AM #77250
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That’s a good one. Now I just gotta learn them. So many tunes, so little time lol
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