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Burl Hammons Tune (TOTW)(CB)

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Size: 1,500kb, uploaded 8/8/2020 9:27:25 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

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TOTW 8/7/20 Burl Hammons Tune

Learned from the fiddling of WV Jimmy Triplett who learned from Burl Hammons. It's one of those crooked West Virginia tunes in modal tuning, symbolic to me of this special enclave of engaging old-time music. It was hard to tab because I didn't know which measures to make crooked. In the end, it's like a winding river -- it should have no measures or divisions. It just flows the way it flows...The cello banjo ended up tuned to a sawmill tuning with a raised 5th string to play along with Jimmy's recording (the whole album happily and cheaply available on Bandcamp).



2 comments on “Burl Hammons Tune (TOTW)(CB)”

stratovarious520 Says:
Saturday, August 8, 2020 @9:53:57 AM

I like it! It does follow its own path, but therein lies the beauty. I think we all get caught up in trying to “pigeon hole” music at times, when we should just listen and play. Wonderful playing Ms. Janet!

rickhayes Says:
Saturday, August 8, 2020 @7:50:52 PM

Good choice of the CB on this tune Janet, it seems to fit just right. And fine playing as always.

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