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Cuttin' At The Point

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Size: 5,928kb, uploaded 2/23/2019 12:04:58 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

From a late night session at Rich Hartness's house in Greensboro, North Carolina in August of 2002. Rich Hartness, fiddle; Tolly Tollefson, guitar, Brendan Doyle, banjo. Complete with Rich hollering square dance calls, inspired by Asa Martin on the 1932 recording of Charlie Wilson and His Hayloft Boys.

2 comments on “Cuttin' At The Point”

JanetB Says:
Saturday, February 23, 2019 @8:56:00 AM

You’ve had so much fun for so many years, Brendan! The tune is just right for a square dance. Otherwise it’s so simple a tune. It really is in G, though the double D tuning works well. I almost got tricked into thinking it modulates. If the A part was the B part it would make more sense IMO. Do you remember what tuning you used?

BrendanD Says:
Sunday, February 24, 2019 @3:28:19 AM

Hi Janet,
Yes, I think of it a G tune with a lòt of D chord in one part, but I can also hear it as having a part in G and a part in D that resolves to G; I guess it just depends on how you define the key of that part. I play it out of gDGBD tuning, but I could probably play it out of aDADE easily too, as I often do with tunes with one part in G and one part in D, like Red Fox, Tucker's Barn, or Upper Lehigh.

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