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Alonzo Janes (fiddle)

Posted by RG, written by Alonzo Janes

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Size: 3,956kb, uploaded 12/30/2009 1:25:36 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Here's my take on Mr. Durham's "Alonzo Janes" on fiddle for the TOTW folks...please be kind, have only been playing since March of this year...



9 comments on “Alonzo Janes (fiddle)”

ronwalker49 Says:
Saturday, March 6, 2010 @6:29:09 AM

Hey RG....Not bad!!!....Not even a year yet....Notes clear and true.....Good sounding fiddle too.....Hang in there, you are going to make a good fiddler....And, I know what I'm talking about........ Ron Walker

RG Says:
Saturday, March 6, 2010 @9:55:10 AM

Ron-thanks so much for the comments...really love playing the fiddle & wished I hadn't started so late in life, but truth be told I was always intimidated by it...and after a full year of playing it, boy was I right!! But I don't give up easy, so thank you again for the encouragement...

strokestyle Says:
Saturday, March 6, 2010 @11:35:52 AM

Hey I love that CD "Skillet Fork" and go figure Alonzo Jane is the next tune up for me to learn. Enjoy your fiddle journey your doing great.

RG Says:
Saturday, March 6, 2010 @11:51:03 PM

Christine-that sure is a cool CD, I've figured out 4 tunes off of it so far and trying to decide what to work on next, always play "Alonzo Janes" and "Coming Through the Canebrake (to Shoot the Buffalo)" at jams, Mel sure had some great tunes. Thanks for the nice comments on the fiddling, sure appreciate it...

strokestyle Says:
Monday, March 15, 2010 @1:39:09 PM

The next Mel tune up for me is "Jingle at the Window Tideo". Mel is so cute when he plays on his CD. See if you can get this one. I am having a little trouble distinguishing A,B,C parts though. I think it goes AA BB AA CC. Let me know if you post a version I do not always find people's posts so you gotta send me a note.
Enjoy!

RG Says:
Monday, March 15, 2010 @3:01:48 PM

Hey Christine...I do play this one, I'll record a version and post it this weekend...the guy who taught it to me (David Bragger) told me that Mel played it AABBCCBB...it is a way cool tune, I'll send you a PM when I get it recorded and posted...take care!

strokestyle Says:
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 @7:25:33 AM

Excellent! I will wait as patiently as a banjo player can. Thanks!

Don Huber Says:
Monday, May 17, 2010 @8:29:50 AM

I been trying to learn the fiddle now for a couple of years, and I admire you for posting so soon in your developement . You certainly have the foundation for becoming proficient. I'm not familiar with Mr. Durham. It looks like I have some homework to do.

RG Says:
Monday, May 17, 2010 @11:31:30 AM

Don...thank you, sure appreciate the comments...I think you would like Mel's tunes a lot, the CD is great.

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