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Barlow Knife?

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Size: 1,921kb, uploaded 4/26/2018 10:38:26 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

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Should I try this before quitting?

Can't quite remember where I first heard this tune, but I've played it for years...not even sure it's Barlow Knife, but that's what someone told me it was when I played it years ago...so its Barlow Knife from here on out. Have an older version on my page, but decided to funk this one up a bit...In fCFCD again...



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Penko Says:
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 @12:12:43 PM

This seems to be indeed an older version of Barlow Knife. If not, this tune is closely related. The fCFCD tuning (sometimes called "Sandy River Belle tuning") is a very old Appalachian tuning. Sandy River Belle(s) in fCFCD sounds definately better and more authentic than in Open G. That holds for Barlow Knife, too. RG, do you have a tab of your version?
Penko

RG Says:
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 @12:33:11 PM

No I don't have a tab, sorry. It's real easy to play though if you follow the notes in my post and just go slow. The "Sandy River Belle" tuning name is relatively recent, Oscar Wright played a tune named "Sandy River" which has no relation to 'Sandy River Belle" in this tuning as well...this has been one of my favorite tunings since I started played 45+ years ago...

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