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ABitRusty
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Heres your chance to play anything you want... from Bach to Backstreet Boys..

Heres my mulligan..lol

Sandy Boys take 2

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@ABitRusty - Ya know, you make it look so easy! Excellent!

The old curmudgeon!

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@ABitRusty -  

 

REALLY NICE "Sandy Boys"! 

I think you are finding your groove!  

I like it! 

Sounds very Cajun to me. 
Pretty Smart Party Idea, too! 
EVERYONE can join this one! 
Thanx for starting this "Open Mic Night" Party! 

 

- Emily 

 

 

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Don’t know which I am more impressed with, your playing, or your 702 thousand subscribers🤩 never heard this one Greg but excellent job.

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Nice playing @ABitRusty !

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thanks everyone !  yall guys jump in too!. dont leave me hangin..lol..  If youre a newer members or coming back after a while..jump in and play what your working on.

Emily i really like this one.  you know it does have a cajun feel.  i dont know if its how i played or in general...but i was thinking the same.  i think its the A part in the way it starts resembles the mardi gras tune.  join in now!

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I have a couple which I dont have memorised, just found an old book with them in, will record and play probably two of them on friday, have to read them, and I have never actually heard them which will make it amusing.

still fitting practice in around the neighbour who has got the house up for sale but cant sell because of the economic crisis in the uk which is going to get worse, we are rapidly turning into a third world country. just had to pay private for my missus to see a specialist, national health was going to be 3 months wait, this despite paying massive amount of national insurance, sorry for rambling, have a couple for friday. I also have a tune I am working on for a new party with a theme thats quite novel and I think people will like.?.

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oh yall jjst play when you want...or not at all...i was being humorous...or trying to.  lets not make it a thing.. lol..its supposed to be fun stuff!!  hopefully!

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My attempt, couldnt think how to end it, so it was on the fly. Thought this would be a good party one old English you may never have heard  it, but it was on a tv programme ove here called sharpe, couldnt think of any tunes so did this one by ear just now, my version.

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thats a good one @stringy .  i havent heard this before and like it.  theres a string crossing that youre doing around :15 for the firat time...again around :30 and after that a few more times thats vwry cool.  really like how you played it.  great job and tbanks for jumping in!!

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Thanks Greg, its a great tune, and very old, there are a couple of slightly different versions, but due to the age of the song its open to interpretation, I am posting a link to its history which I think you will find interesting, it goes back to around 1690. 

The string crossing you mention is a  C which has to go in extremely fast, in my version, you have good ears to spot it, as its pretty quick but is easily noticeable if its left out. John Tams who is a great singer of old English tunes is on you tube singing this arrangement with a band backing.

https://mainlynorfolk.info/mar.....hills.html

If you click the link there is a video of John Tams singing this tune down the page, give him a listen to hear an authentic English trad singer his voice is incredible, along with luke kelly two of the best EVer produced in the UK, And often overlooked.

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oh man that John Tams version is great @stringy !   It seemed like ive heard the song version as an aire like that on a movie(s) ?  probably a ww1 or 2 type thing.  Either way ...on my list and great post and thanks for the link!

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Great playing @ABitRusty – exactly what I think of as Appalachia (not sure if that is what it is smile). 

An anything party?  When I saw the party topic, I thought, “Oh, no, open mic, not singing. . .”  Relieved it didn’t mean that. 

Not going to use what I’m working on – not ready for prime time, but I’ll do something else.

@stringy I know Over the Hills and Far Away – I like your playing and version of it.  You're looking more relaxed playing--your tone sounds fuller as a result, I think. 

That John Tams video is great, too!

Characterize people by their actions and you will never be fooled by their words.

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@stringy - Nice tune and playing. I wish I could hear a tune complete in my head so I could attempt that, but alas, 'tis not to be!

The old curmudgeon!

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This is an old Irish hymn

Characterize people by their actions and you will never be fooled by their words.

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Thanks sharon and John, your comments are much appreciated.

John you are getting the tune in your head even if you dont think you are, you couldnt play it otherwise.

You hear the note you need to play before you play it, even if you dont think you do, hitting the correct note though is a different matter, this involves finding it on the fingerboard, and is were scales come into their own. You wiļl hear if the note is correct relative to other notes in the tune you are attempting, this is what I think anyway, though I could be wrong.

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Very beautifull sharon, I love your duets, wish I had the technical know how to do them, excellent playing

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@SharonC said
Great playing @ABitRusty – exactly what I think of as Appalachia (not sure if that is what it is smile). 

I dont know what it is either sharon!🤪   Im trying to mimic a fiddle break on a track that came with The American Mandolin method book 1. 🤣.  at the moment Im thinking the tune itself leans more in bluegrass circles but thats a big ol guess on my part.  there is an old recording on slipperyhill website that sounds old timey.  I like this recording and its a good version.  the groove they have is something im forever having trouble with when i try this kinda stuff.

youtube sandy version

 

I like your Be Thou My Vision.  Thats a favorite of mine.  And its very well played by you here. Thank you for joining in!

 

  

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@SharonC - Really, really nice. I love how well you can produce these duets!

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ABitRusty, Stringy & SharonC,

Great Job all of you your knocking it out of the part!!

ABitRusty, I'm Liking Sandy Boys more and more.

Stringy, Over the Hills and far away is a new tune to me, thanks for liking the words to it.

SharonC, Be thou my Vision, I really like, it's on my to learn list, as soon as I knock a couple other songs off my list.

Thanks you all

Mark

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