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fishnrodds
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Howdy!  Paul here..

looking thru the music catergories here and thought I would stop and say hi.

I play mostly old time stuff I have learned from my dad and stuff my grandpa played when i was a youngin, trying to stick to my roots.. fall into the classic country/bluegrass stuff ocassionally as well. Also like gospel..Love the angelina baker videos!

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I have been waiting for Barry to do Part B of Angelina Baker but he isn't going to do it now. Maybe you could show us how to play part B?

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should get a youtube account, every day it seems i need one, more and more..lololol

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heres a quickie one take on a fiddle i dont play much anymore. That was my first youtube video, need to get the sound figured out a bit better.Havent played it in awhile... sorry..lolo

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fishnrodds said

Howdy!  Paul here..

looking thru the music catergories here and thought I would stop and say hi.

I play mostly old time stuff I have learned from my dad and stuff my grandpa played when i was a youngin, trying to stick to my roots.. fall into the classic country/bluegrass stuff ocassionally as well. Also like gospel..Love the angelina baker videos!

Hi backatcha Fishinrodds!

I love to hear about family music. Such a wonderful tradition . Is your family originally from Minnesota? We can start a separate thread, would love to hear what songs your family passed down. ( I'm originally from North Carolina. I learned a lot of awesome old timey tunes from NC and West Virginia old-timers from the time I spent in the mountains there. Love to hear what other folks in other places play.)

I just had to reply on the Angelina Baker... I'm making a private video for my 3-year nephew, Will. We have "family jam night" over the Skype. He is 3 and plays a little baby guitar (he's a smartie, already can reprogram your iphone, my little rock star), his sister, 6, plays trombone and the oldest brother, 8 rocks the drums. We produce the most glorious cacophony! Its absolutely the way to learn and much healthier than watching tv.

Anyhoo, I am just sitting here poking around mustering up the gumption to make Will a video of Angeline The Baker. I'm gonna teach him the same version you have there (thanks for sharing!) - only I stomp my foot real loud and play the whole song double stops. (Which I know is way-rednecky, but Will likes it, so I don't care.) I sing it NC style - which makes fun of the original Angelina Baker's sentimentality with smart-alecky lyrics.

Here's a clean one:

Her daddy was a baker | his name was Uncle Sam | he could bake an apple pie and she could bake a ham

And ones I made up for my dear Will, who avoids jello:

Aunt Leslie made me breakfast | With lemon-lime jello [make funny yucky face to Will] | I like to call her on the Skype, so I can say Hello

Her cousin had a guitar | he played it every day | and every time that he got sad, it made it go a-way

Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art. Charlie Parker

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um thats heresy right there! ha ha! once I get my regular computer set up I can help with the Angeline Baker. Although I only have the fiddler fake book version.afro

"Please play some wrong notes, so that we know that you are human" - said to Jascha Heifetz.

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picklefish said

Although I only have the fiddler fake book version.afro

hmmmmmph. [in jest and with my thickest NC accent] likely transcribed by some carpetbaggin' Yankee devil-violin

Seriously though, I'm sure I'll LOVE it - look forward to hearing it!

Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art. Charlie Parker

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I was born in Conneticut, but my kin are from NC.

"Please play some wrong notes, so that we know that you are human" - said to Jascha Heifetz.

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Hiya Tamlin!

 To the best of my knowlege Im a 3rd generation musical type in my family, not sure of farther back has anything going on, wouldnt be suprised. Born and raised in NW minnesota amongst all the scandanavians..

 Ive been trying to get stuff out of my dads head the last couple years, hes 70 and has parkinsons and is slowly fading away. Still blows a mean harmonica and still plays guitar as much as his arthritis will let him.  Dad is of german decent, lots of schottiches, polkas, waltzes plus all the other stuff..Redwing was always popular with my grandpa, who was always singing something that made no sense to me growing up. Music gives me a way to be with my dad doing something, his hunting and fishing days are about over.

 My immediate family, dad, harmonica and guitar, mom, dobro, me, fiddle, mandolin,

sister, guitar and flute brother in law, guitar, bass, mando and drums, next generation is up and coming also. Wish i could get my daughter more active but shes a bit disinterested at the moment, she can fiddle some, shes 11 now. I catch her whistling angelina baker occasionally, like me, a habitual whistler. The seeds have been planted, just need to be patient and let them grow on their own.

 I really should do another angelina baker video, I kinda rushed thru that with no heart...would love to see your version! likely how I want mine to sound.. lolol  Paul

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Hardy folks, you Scandanavians... fond of Ludefisk (not sure on the spelling, but I can recall the unique smell, ha ha). I'm assuming you enjoy a fine Walleye up there. If your freezer gets too full (you also hunt, ya say?), you have a new best friend in Denver who loves to cook wild game. Maybe just dry ice that on up and fedex it down here... just sayin...

This time with your Father is so special, no words even come close. With me and my Dad it was jazz, tennis and contemporary art. My Dad had a rough childhood - he never learned music. One day after I said I wanted to play the piano, he bought me a baby grand. I can still hear in my mind "watch the racket hit the ball...".

I wasn't familiar with Redwing - looked it up and learned something totally geeky and interesting (well, to me), that it was written in 1907 with music by Kerry Mills and lyrics by Thurland Chattaway. Mills adapted the music from Robert Schumann's composition for piano "The Happy Farmer, Returning From Work" from his 1848 work Album for the Young, Opus 68. It stood out to me as Suzuki has a watered down version of the Schumann piece in book 1. The Redwing is much funner to play. Catchier. Like you could play it for friends and they might actually enjoy it (instead of smiling politely until the piece is finished, ouch). I'll work on it and share something in a bit...

I really enjoyed learning about your family. LOVE the Dobro. LOVE. Now I want one. People think you're cool if you play Dobro. Your Mom is HIP!

Just a thought on something you could play with your daughter that might keep her engaged - and you could share together. Seems the young girls really like Taylor Swift. There are a couple 12 year olds that stop by my house to play in the hammock and chase my jack russell around the yard... and they know ALL the lyrics and tunes. And can annoy you with them in the unique way that only 12 year old girls can - and I say that with love. One has a gorgeous voice but is afraid to sing, so I found the guitar tabs online and plunked it out on acoustic guitar. On the porch, of course! I found the tabs at http://www.ultimate-guitar.com.....t_tabs.htm. There are probably a gazillion tab versions of these songs. Maybe your daughter could figure out the guitar back, and you could fiddle. Just an idea. Worked well for me - just wanted to get these kids engaged in music, and now they won't leave me alone! Thinking to pick up a cheap, small guitar so they can play it themselves now - stop pestering me, ha ha.

I certainly will email you the link to my version of Angeline. I made it for my 3 year old nephew. Its a family thing - its kind of goofy to encourage Will to laugh and sing along. There are a thousand things technically wrong with it - but everything right about it because its coming straight from my heart to his. (One snotty comment from a stranger, and I would be devastated.)

Have an awesome week. namaste (saluting the light within you)

Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art. Charlie Parker

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Hmmm, I never considered the Taylor Swift angle, working on that right now, both daughter and mom have guitars but one prefers to knit and the young one is busy busy with school stuff so I hate pestering her.

 We know walleyes here... I ran a fishing guide service for a number of years, walleyes were my bread and butter it seemed like. A running joke in my house was, in the spring as soon as the ice was out (late april, early may) I would give my bride a kiss and tell my bride goodbye, I will see you after deer hunting..lolol It wasnt that bad, but june I was always busy.. Dad has been to your great state many times elk hunting, hung out around sleepycat mountain alot. I was always too busy fishing to bother with elk hunting.

 Another twist on redwing came from the old crow medicine show in a tune called union maid..

Weve had our first snow of the year today and its cool out tonite, so there is a fire in the woodstove, the house is cozy and its time to fiddle awhile.. Living and loving a simple uncomplicated life... Paul

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Check your spam folder for tamenator@aol.com. Its the same version this fella plays - only up two strings so I can sing along. His name it Ott Lake Rambler on youtube and he collects authentic NC and WVA style fiddling. Since I ripped off his version and watch all his videos - I made him a little tribute: Zen and the art of Fiddling (posted with his permission).

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Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art. Charlie Parker

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hey, I watched that video many times..lololol Might be where parts of my version came from...GMTA.....thumbs-up

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