Tune List

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scott.mclewin
Lenexa ,Kansas
United States

Member since
March 23, 2006

Here is the list of tunes to learn for the first few sessions. We may have a few folks joining us who have not played any Old-Time or Bluegrass before, so I thought having a little advance notice on some common tunes would be good.

From the Fiddler's Fakebook
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Arkansas Traveler in D
The Big Scioty in G
Fisher's Hornpipe in D
Flowers of Edinburgh in G
[Cold] Frosty Morning in G (A Dorian)
Liberty in D
Midnight on the Water in D
Ragtime Annie in D ('C' part is in G)
Red Haired Boy in A
Westphalia Waltz in G
Whiskey Before Breakfast in D

From other sources (and a little more challenging)
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The Gale in Am
Glass Island Reel in Em
The Zipper in Am
Freilach in Bm
The Convenience Reel in D
Easy Club reel in A
The Reel of Mullinavat in D
Winder Slide in D
The Maid at the Spinning Wheel in G
Behind the Haystack in D
Mouth of the Tobique in G
Johnny Johnny Don't Get Drunk in D
The Wizard's Walk in Em
Tommy's Tarbukas in Bb

Other Sources are:
* Along the River by Susan Conger
* The Portland Collection #1
* The Carp Camp (carpazon.com) homework books

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shawn
Shawnee Mission ,Kansas
United States

Member since
March 23, 2006
Maybe we should add

(and I'm just throwing this one out there)

Whiskey Before Breakfast? :-)

I'd also throw in Soldier's Joy and St. Anne's Reel (all in D) as those seem to regularly come up as well.

Play Well.

Submitted by shawn on Sat, 2007/03/31 - 12:10am.
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woodwiz
Merriam ,Kansas
United States

Member since
February 9, 2007
Sources for MP3's

Any recommendations for MP3s of good versions of these songs:

The Gale in Am
Glass Island Reel in Em
Mouth of the Tobique in G
Johnny Johnny Don't Get Drunk in D
Tommy's Tarbukas in Bb

I've never heard them, and would much rather learn by ear than from dots, although I usually transcribe songs after I've learned them.

Submitted by woodwiz on Sun, 2007/04/01 - 12:45am.
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scott.mclewin
Lenexa ,Kansas
United States

Member since
March 23, 2006
CDs and a recording device

Michael,

The Gale and Glass Island Reel are both on the companion CD to the book Along the River, from which I extracted them.

The other three are from the Portland Collection vol I, but none appear on the very spartan companion CD. Bring along a recording device in April and I'll play them for you.

Scott

Submitted by scott.mclewin on Sun, 2007/04/01 - 12:51am.
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Becky S
United States

Member since
September 18, 2006
MP3s

You know it would be cool to have recordings on your site for those of us who prefer to learn by ear. I'll be there on Sat and will have my digital recorder that I could make files with for you if you're interested.

Submitted by Becky S on Sun, 2008/02/10 - 10:44am.
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scott.mclewin
Lenexa ,Kansas
United States

Member since
March 23, 2006
Becky, Sure! Michael did

Becky,

Sure! Michael did that for a few of our tunes in the spring, and they remain in our files area for this group. If you record our session and get the mp3s to me I'll certainly add them into the files area for the group.

Our files area
http://www.folkjam.org/whiskey-just-after-breakfast-and-other-tunes/files

Scott

Submitted by scott.mclewin on Sun, 2008/02/10 - 11:06am.
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scott.mclewin
Lenexa ,Kansas
United States

Member since
March 23, 2006
Tune list updated

I've updated the tune list in the parent post as of Feb 2008. I have also printed new handouts with all of these tunes in them which will be available at the jams.

Submitted by scott.mclewin on Sat, 2008/02/09 - 10:13pm.
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Randell Whaley
St. Louis ,Missouri
United States

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October 5, 2013
Jamming group

I'm look for a Bluegrass jamming group. I live at Spanish Lake, Misslouri.

Randell

Submitted by Randell Whaley on Sun, 2013/10/06 - 11:57pm.
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jackwinshre
New York ,New York
United States

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March 29, 2014
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Yepi

Submitted by jackwinshre on Sat, 2014/03/29 - 8:19pm.
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John Hladky
Henderson ,Texas
United States

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May 11, 2014
Chromatic Harmonica

Looking for chromatic harmonica players. hladky1@juno.com

Submitted by John Hladky on Thu, 2014/07/31 - 8:22pm.
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John Hladky
Henderson ,Texas
United States

Member since
May 11, 2014
Chromatic Harmonica

I am not surprised that I have not had any replies from Chromatic harmonica players because it seems as though there are very few. I have played them since 1952 and have never met another player.Iknow several People who have them but don't play them. They are a beautiful inst. John Hladky.

Submitted by John Hladky on Sat, 2014/08/09 - 9:31pm.

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