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Hamblen #12 - 'untitled tune' on Page 12 of The Hamblen Collection

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Size: 2,206kb, uploaded 2/23/2011 11:18:02 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

From the Hamblen Collection, a collection of tunes originally played by David Hamblen (1809-1893) and notated by his grandson A. Porter Hamblen. There are no historic recordings of this tune that I'm aware of and I learned it entirely from the page - a laborious process for me! Many of the melodies in the Collection require a certain amount of 'creative interpretation', but I play this one pretty close to the score. The pattern is AABBC. The 'AABB' parts are square (or should be, even though they don't exactly sound that way) and the 'C' part is very similar to the 'A' part with an extra beat. I've since heard a very nice version of this on Christian Wig's "Chadwell's Station" CD (an album I highly recommend by the way). This is to replace an earlier attempt which wasn't well recorded.

1 comment on “Hamblen #12 - 'untitled tune' on Page 12 of The Hamblen Collection”

kevinwholmes Says:
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @9:12:58 AM

Great playing, fun tune. Timothy Twiss (banjosnapper) plays this stuff fretless. He's amazing. You might like to check him and his stuff out if you haven't already. He has a video posting today (2/24/11).

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