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Turkey in the Straw

Posted by Debs

 

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Size: 801kb, uploaded 10/9/2013 8:15:21 AM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

First attempt at Turkey in the Straw for the great group Turkey-in-the-straw-athon at the Eagle Music/Deering event in Huddersfield later this month! I know it's a bit basic at the moment but I've got almost 2 weeks to work on it - hopefully it can only improve! Constructive criticism always welcome.



32 comments on “Turkey in the Straw”

Andyincov Says:
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 @8:21:04 AM

very good bounce. the A part is perfect.
I think the B part is missing a few bars of music. Have a listen to yours and then mine for comparison.

Great picking:-)

Debs Says:
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 @8:28:36 AM

Thanks Andy, really appreciate your comments. Yes, there is definitely something lacking from the B part - I was thinking that as I was playing it. Will be doing a lot of work on this one over the next couple of weeks!

By the way, congrats on the 40th!

Andyincov Says:
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 @8:33:21 AM

thanks a lot:-)
You should post more stuff. Your picking is good and your timing's perfect. I would just print a tab off and study the B part. I sometimes leave out a bar of music when learning something and it can be hard to get it back in!

Debs Says:
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 @8:42:37 AM

That's good advice - I'll have a look at a tab and really get that B part sorted out before it becomes a problem. And thanks for your kind comments on my picking - it's really encouraging to hear that I'm doing it (kind of) right! I've got a couple of other tunes I'll post shortly, hopefully without any bars missing!! :)

Andyincov Says:
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 @8:44:23 AM

:-)

sorefinger Says:
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 @8:50:20 AM

Exceptionally good!! I'm gutted,:( Very well done Debs!

Debs Says:
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 @8:52:06 AM

Thanks Trev, much appreciated - I like your new profile picture, by the way :)

sorefinger Says:
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 @8:56:37 AM

Was just having a wonder, in heaven.

Debs Says:
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 @8:58:57 AM

Ah, that'll be Yorkshire then will it? :)

joemac Says:
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 @9:03:08 AM

Ok, the opening two phrases on the B part are each played twice, so play the first phrase twice then the second phrase twice, then carry on as normal, playing each phrase twice will give you a full bar measure of each, hope this helps, joe

sorefinger Says:
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 @9:03:51 AM

That is one heaven, this one The Elan valley, just getting some training in for the SAS????

Debs Says:
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 @9:06:18 AM

Ahh, that makes sense - thanks for putting me straight Joe, I can see where I was going wrong now, I thought it didn't sound right!

Debs Says:
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 @9:08:17 AM

Trev it looks like a beautiful place. I didn't realise that training for the SAS involved standing around with your hands in your pockets - must be tough work!!! ;)

Andyincov Says:
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 @9:10:06 AM

What joe said succintly is what I was trying to say, but didn't quite know how:-)

Debs Says:
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 @9:11:28 AM

Thanks Andy and Joe - it makes perfect sense now.

sorefinger Says:
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 @10:23:16 AM

The bag is full of chocs, not bricks :)

Debs Says:
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 @11:25:59 AM

Chocs are good but I'm surprised there's no Kendal Mint Cake, in case of emergency!!!! :)

rgoad Says:
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 @2:13:31 PM

Sounds nice. No complaints, but it is nice to have a full measure of turkey at the bar. ;-)

Andyincov Says:
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 @2:15:03 PM

Haha your a master of jokes rick. Could down a full measure myself, right now

rgoad Says:
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 @2:45:35 PM

When I was a kid my dad had 'Turkey Time' in his shop in the shortest days of winter: he would close down early each evening, set up tables in the back and people would bring food and drink to share while some local folks would play. His favourite was Wild Turkey so he would tell us 'Turkey Time' was coming as the days grew shorter. I really looked forward to that.

banjobeat63 Says:
Thursday, October 10, 2013 @12:55:54 AM

Nice job

jonah4832 Says:
Thursday, October 10, 2013 @1:02:40 PM

gotta say, you've got it going on, sounds great

Debs Says:
Thursday, October 10, 2013 @1:03:37 PM

Thank you rgroad and banjobeat63 :)

rgroad, that's a great story about your dad. You brought back happy memories - I 'd forgotten about Wild Turkey, used to love it years ago, and spent many a happy night with friends drinking the stuff - not sure you can still get it here in the UK!

Debs Says:
Thursday, October 10, 2013 @1:06:23 PM

Thanks jonah, all that practice must be paying off! How are you doing?

jonah4832 Says:
Friday, October 11, 2013 @3:48:21 AM

Doing great thanks, I agree all that practice is paying off, Hope to post one soon myself.

alfiedog Says:
Saturday, October 12, 2013 @4:32:16 PM

Love the Bounce :-) Like Joe said take a look the B part :-)

Debs Says:
Sunday, October 13, 2013 @7:45:36 AM

Thanks alfiedog, glad you like the bounce :-) The B part is sorted now - I just need to put in a LOT of practice before the 26th!

Paul Roberts Says:
Monday, February 17, 2014 @4:55:36 PM

Very lovely playing. Did you once play the piano?

Debs Says:
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 @1:09:33 AM

Thank you Paul. Although we had a piano at home when I was a small child, sadly I never really learned to play anything other than "chopsticks"!

David M Says:
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 @3:36:06 AM

That's better than my attempts already..!

radioroom Says:
Friday, April 18, 2014 @10:18:38 AM

just listened to your music - hope you're continuing on with it. You've demonstrated real musicality. Also a nice sounding banjo in this one.
Paul

Debs Says:
Friday, April 18, 2014 @11:54:43 AM

Thank you so much David, but it couldn't possibly be better than your attempts, I know that you play (and sing) beautifully.

Thank you too, radioroom, I very much appreciate your comment. Yes, I certainly am continuing, and I'm glad you liked the sound of my banjo, If I remember correctly, this was played on my Goodtime Special.

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