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Sail Away Ladies

Posted by JanetB


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Size: 1,270kb, uploaded 5/12/2013 6:07:01 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the Tune of the Week 5/13/13, based on Tommy Jarrell's fiddling. It's different from the tune as I learned it growing up. Played on my Bart Reiter Whyte Laydie in the tuning eDGBD.

5 comments on “Sail Away Ladies”

MrManners Says:
Monday, May 13, 2013 @8:52:19 AM

you really jam on this one Janet

deanocraft Says:
Monday, May 13, 2013 @9:00:07 AM

Great job! Very nice technique and tone! Thanks for posting.

rgoad Says:
Monday, May 13, 2013 @9:34:01 AM

Janet, very nice! It seems that many of Tommy Jarrell's tunes are significantly different to my ear than the 'standard' version I have heard. Thank you for demonstrating it on the banjo.

I wonder if there is a sort of musical Grimm's Law? It seems there was some sort of note or scales precession (?) that happened to many tunes in mid 20th Century. Sort of like Bill Stepp's 'Bonepart's Retreat'. Would love to know what is happening there.

JanetB Says:
Thursday, May 30, 2013 @9:47:39 PM

Thanks for the nice comments. I agree with you, Rick, about the scales. often modal or "mountain" sounding. Their sound automatically takes us to a pioneering era in a rural setting. It creates a nostalgia we can't quite explain. I think of where my father was raised in a tiny coal mining town and what he must have heard and played.

Ben Asher Says:
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 @12:02:57 AM

Exhilarating, Janet!

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