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Old Time Critter Tunes
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Think you're right about The Hoosiers - no wonder I like it, since I LOVE Donnie Darko (film & Music)! 

I swear I keep hearing a critter squealing in the "Tennessee Mountain Fox Chase" - didn't think a Fox made that kind of noise... (lol). 

I've seen; "Foxhunter's Reel", "Fox On The Town", "Fox on The Prowl", and "The Fox", but found 2 "Red Fox" tunes I REALLY like! 

No.1 - This Old Time tune has a real catchy melody, it's from Henry Reed - "Red Fox", played by Alan Jabbour!  It's going on my list! 

Red Fox

No.2 - This one's going on 1 of my lists, too - an Old Time Don Messer tune, "Red Fox Waltz", this version is played by Isaac Callender. 

Red Fox Waltz

 

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Miyagi Zao Fox Village, in Japan, allows visitors to pet & feed some of the foxes that are given refuge.

@ABitRusty -  

Okay, you started it - so, don't want to overlook this foxy little tune by Andy Thorn, "A Fox I Wish I Could Be"

Fiddle, Banjo & Geetar! 

 

 

 

Andy Thorn has actually written several 'Foxy' tunes, but this was the only one I found with any fiddling in it.

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thats a fun video @elcbk

since were on the subject, heres a neat video of a rescue in Texas I think it is.  

Finnegan fox breaks into house

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Cool ..funky version you may like.  changing subject to squirrel but still on topic with critters.

 

cold frosty into squirrels ... my favorite

 

another version

 

thinking this goes on to learn list..  may have to visit post 13. er 11 tutorial. one of 'em. lol

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@ABitRusty -

'Bout time Double Bass got a shot at the limelight - NICE! 

EXCELLENT pairing of "Cold Frosty Morning" & "The Squirrel Hunters" - LOVE IT! 

Seems like could be a Cajun tune - about the droning on the 'E' string, I might love it even more on the fiddle if tuned down - or, what might really be buggin' me may be just the type of 'E' string some people use.  I'm really particular about my 'E' string, since some are EXTREMELY harsh/bright/shrill - so makes sense! 

I'm very happy with my E string & yours also sounds good - or do you tame it a little in editing? 

- Emily

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@elcbk if i do anything to the fiddle alone in editing its actually a high end shelf boost around 3 or 6db.  Ill cut off everything below whatever frequency is below F2 because it will jist be room rumble.

for what its worth...

Foxhunters was on soloist with piastro strings with an obligato e ....ribbon mic edits as above

rverend brothers was my first 400.00 student fiddle with helicore heavys. NO EDITS phone mic

scatter the mud was the german conservatory with tziganes and an obligato e

all with the luma bow

various weather conditions and fiddler moods.. 

 

yah hear a difference? 🤣😐

 

if other instruments involved there may be changes but not too much from what i already listed.  theres NEVER a high cut

 

those concert live versions have what looks like sm58's but theres no way of knowing and its in a convention center recorded on somebodies phone.  not exactly studio recordings.  its highly unlikely theyd be using ribbons in a live setting like that.. maybe in a concert hall on a tree ..but in that setting i think feedback would be horrible to control.  at least what i gathered from internet forums 😏😉  the wilders being a studio recording not fair to throw in with others.   i was just comparing styles

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@ABitRusty -

Did I forget to mention I REALLY LOVE The Squirrel Hunters & I will add it to my Cold Frosty Morn'?

I did notice the difference between the Squirrel Hunters videos, but in all fairness - none of the E droning bothered me as much as some of the other tunes we've talked about. 

You know I've been looking for a way to get past my aversion to hearing, what I feel is, a shrill/overly bright E string in a tune - been searching for a way to see the situation differently, so it won't stop me from trying these tunes. 

THANK YOU, for helping me out! 

Think it's finally hit home that I just need to keep in mind there's many instrument, string & especially recording variables at hand, when listening to a Fiddle videos.  There's always a darn good reason why a bunch of people like to play a tune - that's why I want to try all styles of music! 

 

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/db/98/89/db98891f8dc3d0f7c6cb65525f218b81.jpg

 

...Chinese Opera is even starting to sound good to me - maybe because I'm getting better at distinguishing the music from the singing. (lol) 

- Emily

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I was following till you threw in opera.. 

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@ABitRusty -

shrill E string ↔ Chinese opera

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shrill E string ↔ Chinese opera

  

why thumper ...your mom gonna be disappointed.. roflol

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@ABitRusty - 

Alright... Alright...

From Ben & Eric Zorn:  

 

From Kyle O'Brien: 

 

"Little Rabbit and Rabbit Where's Your Mammy" sheet music from the Traditional Tune Archive! 

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...MORE CRITTERS!

https://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/disney/images/0/07/Donald%27s_weirded_out_eyes.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20131229060051

Now here's a strange duck

...a tune from Harnett County, North Carolina, performed by Clare Milliner & Walt Koken. 

I like it!  Sounds like a Canadian Maritime tune that made it's way to North Carolina.

 

 

Here's "Snowbird on The Ashbank", from Oscar Wright - performed by the Orpheus Supertones!  "One of several tunes by this title, this one falls in the category of Paddy on the Turnpike."

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?.....2demV0YQFg

 

...my foot's a tappin'. 

@ABitRusty - just saw Finnegan Fox breaks into the house!  Don't know how I missed it. 🤣

- Emily

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ducks eyeballs is catchy!  never heard that.

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More Rabbits... and Horses! 

 

"Rabbit Hash" from Duck Wootan, played by Howard Rains & Tricia Spencer! 

 

Here's a version from Shirley Lomax, of a recognizable tune, "All The Pretty Little Horses" - Tricia Spencer & Howard Rains. 

 

https://www.8notes.com/digital_tradition/gif_dtrad/ALLHORSE.gifImage Enlarger

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