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Cross Tuning on the Fiddle
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ELCBK said
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I really don't need to get myself sidetracked even more (I want to learn 1 of these Mardi Gras tunes), but...

Know any good tunes, with altered tuning, about Raccoons? 

Would be great to learn right now - think one ripped off half of 1 of our eave vents the other night.  Glad it found out it couldn't go anywhere... or maybe it left just because Kevin banged on the wall. (lol) 

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- Emily

  

I do not..BUT..the good thing about this type of music is you can record a bunch of arpeggios and scales runs for 32 bars..make sure the in the A part bar 8 ends slightly different than bar 4.. and the B part..bars 17 through 32 are somewhat different than the A part but close enough to sound like the same tune..make sure bar 32 is the same as bar 4..  call it Racoon ate the Eve   and get a composer badge!  🤔😋😉😁

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@GregW -

Laughing So Hard Smiley 

 

Thank you.
Can't believe I'm actually giving that a 2nd thought - seriously, I am. 

 

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- Emily

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@elcbk me too!  i like playing around with scales and arpeggios like that to a backing.  every once in a while im like..wait a MINUTE... thats almost something.  one workshop i watched was about tune writing.. Im not really serious about it but got interested.  One thing they said was to always record...no matter how insignificant..come back later and revist that little snippett..  maybe add to it and after a while you never know...

as far as your original question there is a group of young ladies out there that play fiddle/cello called Ginger Majority...they have a post with racoon in the name thats REALLY good.  sounds like a jazz and irish trad fusion tune.  think youll like.  

whatever we come up with tune wise we HAVE to have use either possum or racoon or greyhound in the name..  cats are over used.  lol

heres a good greyhound tune... ;)   see how i slid this tune into the coversation..  :)

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@GregW -

I LIKE it! 

Yellow Smiley Face Confused Emoticons But when do the Greyhounds stop running? 

 

Pretty great that a Dad wants to start out his new son with some fiddle music.

This one might be cross-tuned... poor baby. (lol) 

 

Remember Gunsmoke? 

This one's got the gum stump and the 'simmon tree! 

 

 

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Oops, sorry - it's a Hickory stump. (lol)

- Emily

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nice 00-15 there chester.  THE choice for the singer songwriters.  and yes ...it sounds like dad may be AEAE would be a quick guess since you mentioned it.

Hard to tell when the tune swapped to palmers gate aint it?!  here is palmers gate played by The fiddler for we banjo 3..  good stuff

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@Emily - That "Raccoon Tail With the Rings All Around" baby will either grow up loving or hating the fiddle. 🤣

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If that baby does grow up loving it... that would certainly explain some Old Time music I've heard played. 😖 

One of my 2 cats has a few rings around near the tip of his tail and he's just as goofy as that song. 🤣

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