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Talkin' Turkey Time
Turkey in the Straw party
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BillyG
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September 13, 2016 - 4:44 pm
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No, "Talkin' Turkey Time" does not refer to turkeys with the gift of speech, we're talking about a Turkey in the Straw party....

Now - I did find an old thread from way back, but it has been dormant for a while - it's here if you want to look back on other folks earlier work - https://fiddlerman.com/forum/c.....aw/#p52963

So - it's a new-to-me tune to play - I really need to listen to other variants etc on you-tube - but here's my starter for ten - not intended to be an actual "performance" - I haven't quite worked out just exactly where I want to draw the double stops into it yet - so - it's a work in progress....   - and man it might have helped to have had the camera in focus - no matter

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KindaScratchy
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September 13, 2016 - 9:00 pm
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Nice rendition of Turkey in the Straw, Bill! And thanks for reviving this as a party idea. For those of us in the U.S., this can be an early celebration of Thanksgiving Day (a.k.a. Turkey Day 🙂 ), only a little over two months from now.

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BillyG
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September 14, 2016 - 12:54 am
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Ha thanks !  It's getting there @KindaScratchy    Yes, indeed, it was co-incidence that I started to work on this tune, but, in posting as a party-thread - yup - exactly - Thanksgiving Day had come to mind !

For those new to it ( outside of the US where possibly everyone knows it ! ) here's the basic sheet to give you an idea.   It's in 2/4 - other versions I found were 4/4 - it really doesn't matter all that much once you get into it....   Also attached is a MuseScore version - I don't recall what tempo the MS version is - possibly 150 - anyway if you use MS set it to what you want....  turkey_in_the_straw-2-4-time.mscz

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BillyG
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November 24, 2016 - 5:11 am
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That previous version was on the viola-thing I have.   Here's one for Thanksgiving Day on the Concert.   I should perhaps be just a little bit less aggressive in the hammered (bow-off - bow-on) transitions on the double stops - ends up being a bit kinda scratchy ( LOLOLOL I wrote that without thinking @KindaScratchy hahaha ) - a bit too much pressure... but anyways - here you have it... 

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Fiddlerman
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November 24, 2016 - 10:59 am
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Sounded great, very enjoyable. The only thing was that the gain seems to be very low. Might just be on my computer though. 🙂
Thanks for sharing.

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but the one who needs the least."

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BillyG
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November 24, 2016 - 11:55 am
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Interesting...  yeah - it sounds "OK" volume wise here when played back from YT - BUT - I do have to have it turned up.  

Know what - others have referred to this before.....    But, while I'm recording, it red-lines ( in the video recorder software ) on the loudest I can play (and I keep an eye on it, and generally do a short dry-run before launching a recording...).

But yes - I've always thought playback volume from YT was "lower than might be expected" unless I wind the playback volume up...   I'll investigate this....

Thanks for the observation @Fiddlerman, it's appreciated...

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Fiddlerman
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November 25, 2016 - 8:39 am
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It might just have been temporary. I compared it to other YT videos and there was a huge difference but I've also experienced temporary youtube issues that get corrected the next time I visit the same link. I'll check it out later.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
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November 26, 2016 - 1:59 pm
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 I enjoyed your playing.  Sounded fun @BillyG!

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BillyG
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August 8, 2019 - 12:28 am
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Hahaha - an old "party thread" - OK - so - 2 years on, we're getting "Turkey" up to speed LOL.    As I probably mentioned elsewhere - you'll only ever see turkeys moving this fast around Thanksgiving or Xmas roflroflrofl

This is just for fun by the way - interesting to observe the occasional intonation and double stop issues that creep in at the much faster tempo compared to when I first played the tune a couple of years back....

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First off thanks for posting this!  Brought back some memories.  When I was in maybe 2nd grade we learned a little sing along called do your ears hang low that had this as a melody.  Years later my 1st child into school came home singing it and I joined in..then it was "daddy how do you know this"..  Funny.  It wasn't until I picked up guitar that I learned it was based on a fiddle tune.  I haven't heard it played in person at a jam but I've slacked off attending jams lately so maybe I missed it.  Nice job @Billyg.  

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