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DanielB
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This is probably a standard playing technique in some circles, but I just hadn't ever seen it before.  What I'm talking about starts a little after 30 seconds in, if you maybe don't like listening to fiddling or are *that* attention span challenged that you need to skip to it.

 

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Mate........

I'd let someone tap my 'butt' with two little sticks to be that good at the fiddle. roflol
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Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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I've seen this done by a cajun fiddler many years ago in the deep swamp country. Not sure of it's origins, but I've never seen it again.

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Ferret said
Mate........

I'd let someone tap my 'butt' with two little sticks to be that good at the fiddle. roflol
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AAAAHHahahaha! rofl

If seriously, looks dangerous! especially the ending duncecap

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This is a mountain fiddle hold (at least it what they call it here). Truman Price, a old time fiddler here in Oregon plays that way. In fact, at 1 PM today, my daughter has a jam session with him and a group of other talented fiddlers, mandolin players, and banjo-ers.

 

The swinging kids at the end are good. That's why they have 2 of them. One can re-couperate while the other one still gets into "kid" troubles. The Ouch at the end, just goes to show ya, kids bounce. Look at me, I fell on my head many times. There's hardly any Drain Brammage at all..really...honest. blurry_drunk-2127

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I just got back from a jam session my daughter plays in. The gentleman I boast about regularly, Truman Price, told me, these are what were known as Fiddle Sticks. It is where the term originated. He said in the Civil War, they didn't have allot of instruments so they played on what was available. Usually some old time fiddle.

 

So, there you go.

 

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