Everytime I come back to Bluegrass Daddy and try to learn some new Fiddle songs, I learn great history lessons from you John!! I find it interesting how relevant these traditonal songs can still be in contemporary music. It took me a few minutes to figure out why this sounded so familiar to me but then I realized this is the melody for Rod Stewart’s “Rhythm of my heart”!!
I have always been hesitant to try cross tuning because I was afraid it would mess me up when I went back to standard tuning. That being said, I had an extra fiddle and crossed tuned it today for this song which I had previously given the old college try in standard tuning but played it in A. Playing it in A was really hard to get the smooth sound that cross tuning allows on the lower strings. What a great song and lesson!! John you are an absolute beast on the fiddle!! Cross tuning is totally worth it for this song!!