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Valley Forge (TOTW)

Posted by JanetB


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Size: 1,136kb, uploaded 10/26/2019 11:56:37 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the old-time TOTW, 10/25/19, Valley Forge here is from Jimmy Driftwood's fiddled version. It's a 4-part tune where the C part represents to me the tension that must have been felt by Washington's soldiers during that horrendous experience wintering at Valley Forge. Playing it slower might be more effective to impart a story, but as it is, I'm playing at about 70% of the original recording tempo. It's said that Jimmy Driftwood learned the tune from Absie Morrison.

3 comments on “Valley Forge (TOTW)”

stratovarious520 Says:
Saturday, October 26, 2019 @10:17:32 PM

I didn’t really hear 4 parts. I heard distinct A and B parts, with a variation to each one. But that is what is so great about music...interpretation is personal. Regardless, a very nice tune, played with your immaculate style. You have “the touch” Ms. Janet.

JanetB Says:
Sunday, October 27, 2019 @8:14:14 AM

Great observation, Greg. I noticed that when playing along with the source recording I played the wrong part and it sounded just fine and I thought the same thing as you. I’ll listen again and add that comment to the TOTW. I may wait until power comes on, as I will have to use my laptop. But we have all week. Thanks for your astute and positive comments, as always.

rickhayes Says:
Sunday, October 27, 2019 @1:24:01 PM

Whether it's 2,3,or 4 parts, they're all good Janet.

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