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Adding extra bit in to the tune and upsetting the rest of the band
Playing it right. Not.
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November 26, 2012 - 4:21 pm
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OK, I wasn't sure whether to post this here or in the breakroom ... anyway, on another forum, someone pointed out that some of the older tunes had extra bits put in by the fiddle player Generally speaking, most of the time it was unintentional, but things got tricky when guitars started playing along.


Anyway, there was a debate about whether these tunes sounded more interesting with added notes and phrases. I disagreed, and just for fun I recorded a made-up tune and put in extra bits. And more extra bits. Then it got silly ... but things were getting way too serious anyway, so ... enjoy :)


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November 26, 2012 - 5:18 pm
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Very nice. I think I hear a little Woody Woodpecker influence.


November 26, 2012 - 5:30 pm
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I think adding additional notes isn't so bad if you can keep the beat count. When everyone else has to wait for your self appointed solo measures, then, it gets a bit rediculous.


If you are just playing alone or with other adlib players, then I say go for it, within reason. Just don't say you are goin to play the "Brushy Fork of John's Creek" when it sounds more like "Cluck Old Hen" when your finally done with your on-the-fly birthing of new phrases and tempo changes. laugh

(the Brushy fork player has the old timers fiddler hold on his bow)




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