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Grumbling Old Man, Growling Old Woman

Posted by Mark Ralston

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Size: 3,961kb, uploaded 11/15/2008 5:29:12 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Banjo in modal tuning (D tuning with the 4th string up two frets), fiddle GDAE. Banjo #022



2 comments on “Grumbling Old Man, Growling Old Woman”

Don Borchelt Says:
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @4:31:28 PM

Really, great job on this.  I always heard it called the Growling Old Man and the Grumbling Old Woman.  You really have conjured up a really nice growl in the growling old man's low, coarse part.  Some fiddlers would skip the last time through the low part theme, and jump right into the high part-  because the old woman, of course, was always interrupting the old man.  The fiddle tune as an exercise in narrative music!  

f#dead Says:
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 @9:35:36 PM

Great voices and and dialogue there. thnx for that one.

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