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Two tunes on washtub cello + singing
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The Modesto Kid
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December 31, 2018 - 8:37 am
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Here are two tunes with me playing cello + singing. One is alternative rock from my childhood ("A Globe of Frogs" by Robyn Hitchcock), the other is traditional Americana ("Crawdad Hole") -- what do you think? I'm playing "Globe of Frogs" real slow so I can play the notes precisely (though I still miss some), "Crawdad Hole" a bit faster because I know it better...

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Shane "Chicken" Wang
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December 31, 2018 - 10:05 am
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I was wondering how the washtub cello would sound. Come on down town to Tennessee and we'll turn you into a real wailing frog gigging, mushroom eating hillbilly. Couple shots of the good mash and a little of the tender roll, you won't ever want to go back to Jersey.

Good job.

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The Modesto Kid
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December 31, 2018 - 10:26 am
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Thanks! I was happy to find I can sing while playing -- I often try to sing when I'm playing violin but I have trouble with keeping the neck straight... Still haven't figured out how to play violin on my chest instead of my shoulder (Stroh fiddle is too heavy for that position). Right now I'm pretty much playing the same melody that I'm singing, I'd like to work out how to do some rhythm chopping.

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Shane "Chicken" Wang
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Get a vso off of ebay for 35 dollars. Be like lifting weights, start light to get used to it and work the heavier instrument in at the end of your practice session. My uncle plays hillbilly in front of him and classical on his shoulder like a proper gentlemen that is classically trained. I don't know if him being so skinny has anything to do with it but he is super flexible.

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The Modesto Kid
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December 31, 2018 - 11:34 am
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What's a vso?

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Shane "Chicken" Wang
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It's what they call a cheap plywood violin. Violin Shaped Object. You can get a Glarry for less than 40 bucks shipping included. Jon Mangum buys them for the case and gives the violins and bows away.

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