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Kitchen Girl

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Size: 1,267kb, uploaded 7/19/2012 12:29:10 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

A friend played it long ago, a lot of BHO members post it, and it's on the Henry Reed collection. I'm finally learning it, but wonder about the major/minor parts.



7 comments on “Kitchen Girl”

VancePants Says:
Thursday, July 19, 2012 @12:50:57 PM

I tune i really like to CH... your version is a bit darker... what tuning/key are you in Janet?

JanetB Says:
Thursday, July 19, 2012 @1:09:16 PM

This is in open G with the 5th string tuned to an A. My first version was less "dark" with the A part being all in A major. Then I listened to Henry Reed's some more, and changed it a bit. The A part now has an E minor and an A minor. It has that double tonic, or myxolidian sound, too, with an A and G. The B part now reminds me of a common type of melancholy folk song.

Feel free to post your video on my Sound Off thread, not to start a "post-a-thon" or anything, but I could learn a lot from other people's renditions of this tune. I'm still getting to know it and it's a bit confusing to find the perfect one to learn from. Even Henry Reed isn't consistent with his notes, so it must be all open for interpretation. There's a fiddled version by Oscar Wright, according to Miles Krassen, but I haven't heard it yet. Wouldn't this make a good Tune of the Week (TOTW)? Do you ever look at this Ken? It's a really interesting thread on the Playing Advice--Clawhammer and Old-Time forum.

Thanks for your interest and your ears!

John Kuhn Says:
Thursday, July 19, 2012 @4:24:41 PM

Fine rendition Janet. Your melody's beat stucture was right on and exactly the way Im used to hearin it.. Delivery was great in your Clawodic style!

JanetB Says:
Thursday, July 19, 2012 @4:30:04 PM

I must say thank you, John. You're most encouraging, and so I can conclude that you treat all your (well-behaved) students this way, which totally affects motivation and the desire to play and improve. I had a teacher who gave A++++++++'s in English. He was a literary artist and got the most from his students in this way.

rickhayes Says:
Thursday, July 19, 2012 @4:38:38 PM

Yes Janet that definitely has the folk song feeling. Nice playing.

ELWOOD Says:
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @4:24:41 PM

My Favorite, I like the dark please!

JanetB Says:
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @4:35:38 PM

Thanks for listening, Stephen. I think the dark part is the minor sound, which is the drudgery aspect of working in the kitchen. Nice to have you back from wherever you were. I miss the KIDD, and Rick Hayes has been off galavanting, too. You'll be a long while catching up with my posts--I've gone hog-wild these days!

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