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Waters Street Waltz

Posted by JanetB, written by David Grier & Mike Compton

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Size: 1,448kb, uploaded 11/1/2011 5:49:07 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Two of my favorite musicians wrote this.

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Waves on the Ocean

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Size: 1,306kb, uploaded 4/21/2015 7:58:19 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

As played by Emmett Lundy, I like the image of waves given by the song. It begins with something low and jumps to something syncopated up high -- like a big wave getting ready to break.

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Wayfaring Stranger

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Size: 1,144kb, uploaded 4/17/2022 4:55:37 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Played and recorded to add to a thread for sharing hymns, appropriate on Easter Sunday, '22;. I used 3-finger picking without picks.

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Waynesboro

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Size: 4,456kb, uploaded 1/10/2015 11:17:26 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

This arrangement is in old G tuning, played down a step (fCFCD) from the playing of Edden Hammonds and Alan Jabbour. I'm working on tunes I can transpose to this tuning as a *homework assignment* from Adam Hurt.

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Waynesboro

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Size: 3,771kb, uploaded 6/13/2011 10:24:14 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

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Waynesboro cello banjo/mando duet

Posted by JanetB

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Size: 1,034kb, uploaded 3/21/2012 6:02:07 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

First day home for my new Gold Tone CB5 and a first-time duet to see how the combination of cello banjo and mandolin sounds.

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Ways of the World

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Size: 1,143kb, uploaded 12/18/2013 6:09:27 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Learned from William Stepp's Library of Congress recording by the Lomax's. Inspired by BHO member Carl Baron's version.

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Ways of the World (Luther Strong)

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Size: 1,496kb, uploaded 2/28/2015 3:34:33 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the TOTW, 2/27/15. Having read Stephen Wade's book The Beautiful Music Around Us, I got to read a chapter about Luther Strong. He was crass when drunk, but oh, what a fiddler! His family adored him when he was sober, but left him when he drank. Then they returned, time after time. When I play the tune I think of the part of him that was kind when life is good and everyone's happy.

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We're Gonna Hunt the Buffalo

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Size: 969kb, uploaded 7/6/2014 11:50:03 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the old-time Tune of the Week, 7/4/14 from the fiddling of Jimmy Driftwood (1907 - 1998) of Timbo, AR. He said that two of his uncles, half-brothers to his father, were half-Cherokee and lived with them for years. I'm playing in a very unusual tuning of eBGBD

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Wedding Dress (TOTW)

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Size: 4,580kb, uploaded 12/27/2023 12:50:44 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Here's a Tune of the Week I used to play a long time ago, Wedding Dress. It's a sweet song, with a touch of a modal sound.

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Wednesday Night Waltz (TOTW)

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Size: 2,131kb, uploaded 1/17/2021 2:47:47 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Our diligent TOTW presenter, Carl Baron, gave us four versions of Wednesday Night Waltz to hear. I chose the ones from the Kessinger Brothers, because Clark Kessinger was such an influential fiddler in his day, and from Melvin Wine, who Carl actually got to play in West Virginia with back in the day.

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Wes Muir's Tune (TOTW)

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Size: 1,328kb, uploaded 12/16/2017 8:19:47 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the old-time Tune of the Week, 12/15/17, Wes Muir learned this during the Civil War era. Missouri fiddler Nile Wilson (1912 - 2008) passed the tune on. He learned at a young age to play fiddle from his grandfathers and father. He plays at a fast dance tempo and I can imagine this tune as a polka, though it's said Mr. Wilson's favorite tunes were for square dances.

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West Fork Girls--cello banjo

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Size: 1,220kb, uploaded 4/19/2013 4:51:12 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the Tune of the Week, 4/19/13. Like many, I learned it from Miles Krassen's Clawhammer Book of the 70's. Hope he knows we're still playing it.

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Western Country (TOTW)

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Size: 976kb, uploaded 10/30/2021 11:40:30 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Calvin Cole, recorded by the Library of Congress in the 1930's, played banjo for Peter Hoover in the 1960's and a CD was released with 37 cuts. It was said that in his 80's, Calvin was still dancing at the local Fancy Gap dances like he was a teenager. And his banjo speed on Western Country was twice mine!

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Westphalia Waltz

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Size: 3,980kb, uploaded 1/27/2015 6:00:56 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

It seemed like this well-known fiddle tune should be in my repertoire. I've finally learned Westphalia Waltz when I came across it in a Ken Perlman clawhammer book.

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What Wondrous Love Is This

Posted by JanetB, written by William Walker & Alexander Means

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Size: 663kb, uploaded 1/11/2012 5:47:04 AM
Genre: Traditional / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

This old hymn of 1835 was in a shape note hymnal.

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When I Go (TOTW)

Posted by JanetB, written by Dave Carter

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Size: 1,783kb, uploaded 12/19/2015 1:36:03 PM
Genre: Other / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

This Tune of the Week for 12/18/15 is a modern song written by banjo player Dave Carter with a striking Native American influence on the lyrics. When he accompanied this with banjo, it played a harmony to the sung melody, which makes a lovely sound that grew on me the more I listened. However, I only used Dave's singing as a guide to this arrangement, except for the very end, which was an instrumental tag. Ironically, Dave died young in 2002, perhaps in synchrony with his own lyrics about "When I Go." "Bear me my brother under your wings, I will strike fell like lightning when I go...Stand in the mist where my fire used to burn, I will camp on the night breeze when I go...Do not worry for my comfort, do not sorrow for me so, All your diamond tears will rise up and adorn the sky beside me when I go."

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Whistlebee (TOTW)

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Size: 1,280kb, uploaded 12/9/2017 7:42:00 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the old-time Tune of the Week, 12-8-17, a 1924 fiddle recording of Dr. D.D. Hollis produced 12 recordings. I find Whistlebee an odd name and it has odd timing, too. The tune has been recorded with little resemblance to the source fiddler and it's hard to say why. It's fun to play and has a busyness to it that might resemble a bee.

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Whistling Rufus (TOTW)

Posted by JanetB, written by Kerry Mills

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Size: 5,546kb, uploaded 4/15/2024 6:41:46 PM
Genre: Ragtime / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

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Whistling Rufus...TOTW 4/12/2024

A Tune of the Week written in the late 1800's, considered a ragtime or tin pan alley tune. It's a tough one to play, especially having just learned it today, but it was also an unusual tune to figure out.

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White Hat (TOTW)

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Size: 1,112kb, uploaded 3/11/2017 11:13:17 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the old-time Tune of the Week, 3/10/17, White Hat is one of the many tunes notated in Harry Bolick and Stephen T. Austin's new book "Mississippi Fiddle Tunes and Songs from the 1930's." We only know that it was from a recording by J.E. Shoemaker of Moss, MS. I can imagine a photo of a Southern fiddler with a white hat on....It's a neat little tune that modulates, and as Mary Z Cox wrote, White Hat would make a good dance tune.

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