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Newest favorite tune I am going to learning!!
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I just heard this tune 3 days ago.  I love it!!

Midnight on the Water

Anyone do DDAD tuning or cross tuning?

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Yes!  Look it up on Youtube by the Black and Tan String Band. They do a wonderful version of it too.  My boyfriend and his son made me a beautiful version of it because I was trying to learn it by ear. 

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10153566993840697&set=vb.656605696&type=3&theater

 

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Good 'ol mountain music. That's got a great melody. Very nice.

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Nice tune that made my to do list.

 

Thanks,

 

Mark

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That tune would qualify for a live street performance as anyone who can bang the strings on a guitar could play along and not fret (lol) about messing up.

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Here's some ABC notation for it I think:

 

X:1

T:Midnight on the Water

L:1/8

M:3/4

K:D

DE|”D”.F2.F2 .FE|.F2.F2 .FE|FA3 B|A2 F2 DE |F2 d2 “G”B2|”D”A2F2 DE|”A”F2AFEF|”D”D4:|

|:”D”(3ABc|d4 de|d2c2 Bc|d4B AF|D4 d2|”Em”e4 ef|e2d2e2|”Bm”f3a fe|d2B2c2|”G”{c}d3c de|

dc BA Bc|”D”d3B AF|D4 DE|F2d2 “G”(Bd)|”D”A3(D DE)|”A”F2 (AFEF)|”D”D4:|

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Schaick said

Anyone do DDAD tuning or cross tuning?

 

Nice piece of music, I like it. 

I sometimes will drop it down into "Sawmill tuning" (GDgd) for some songs.  But most of the time I stick with "OIT" (Old Italian Tuning aka "standard" GDae).  I'm kinda leery of alternate tunings where I have to tune up above standard..

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Cool tune -

 

I've always liked Ungar's versions as I thought it was cleaner.  Less ornaments and just that pure mountain tune!

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/produ....._tlw_trk14

 

I first heard it on this CD which has several good fiddle tunes.  My favorite is chicken in a snowbank...

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/produ.....#038;psc=1

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Oh yes, who can not simply adore Jay Unger?

 

 

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It is a lovely tune @Schaick 

I've been listening to this version for quite some time.

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However I only just tried learning it because I was always too scared to do the Cross Tuning, I believe Mark O'Connor has his tuned to EEBE in this version as opposed to the DDAD which I believe is the usual tuning for this song...??

I've only tried the cross tuning once and thought it was pretty successful, it was quite different trying to learn by ear with the cross tuning but it didn't take me too long to work it out.

I haven't done it since for 2 reasons, one being I haven't been playing violin due to a minor finger injury, but also it's a bit annoying having to re-tune the violin. I guess it'd be helpful to have two violins...

Anyhoo that's my two cents worth. ;)

Good luck with it all! :)

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Schaick -

My girlfriend plays this with the drone/ Cross Tuning and it blows me away.. it is KILLER KILLER... I will see if she will let me record her next time.  I LOOOOVE that song too. 

Toni

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Do you have the sheet music for it?

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Thanks for the links all!!

@coolpinkone that would be wonderful!!

@Kiara hope your finger recovers quickly.  I have gone some 18 months without missing one single day of practice, even if it is just 15 minutes.  hmmm.... re-tuning  the violin -  I am thinking I need another fiddle!!

@kylesito This is the easier version I am learning at present.

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Appreciate the music @Schaick.  

I'm about 15 years out from music theory classes though - refresh my memory, what do the letters above the notes represent?   

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@kylesito  ~~ I think the letters above the notes represent chord names ~~ If you had someone playing along on guitar (or other instrument) they would use those chords. Someone pipe in if I'm wrong ~~ and yes! thanks @schaik for the sheet.semiquaver-1214

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@kylesito, @VickieD is correct. The letters are guitar chords.smile

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