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For those of you who don't know me very well, I have a love for the outdoors and love finding new places to play. So far my favorite places are the front yard of my cabin in the mountains and the river valley across the street. I promise to post some videos of some tunes from those venues soon (i.e. at the end of the current ice age). After mud season I plan to hike up to a few mountain tops and have a hankering to play some special tunes (hopefully in the public domain) to video-graph. I'm looking for suggestions for tunes that you think would be appropriate for that majestic venue. (An interior of a fire tower is also part of the venue). I consider myself an advance beginner if that makes a difference on your suggestions. Thanks.
How about "Red River Valley"?
There's a cool YouTube channel called "Fiddlehed" where this guy does a lot of fiddle tune tutorials. He has a "basic" tutorial of this song, but you're probably a bit advanced for that so here's his more advanced version where he adds some fiddle variation.
You can also check his videos for other songs that might catch your interest, but here's the "Red River Valley" one:
Your question brings to mind Mary LaPlante's album Just Fiddlin' Around, the cover picture shows her playing her fiddle with her feet in a rushing stream. My favorite song on that is Jerusalem's Ridge.
Or, if you really want to cry, listen to Sorrow's Joy, written in memory of her young daughter who died.
I also really love playing in different outdoors places. There so many majestic views to be had here, who could resist breaking out in fiddle. I like playing In Dreams from Lord of the Rings.
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