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Anxious Age

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Size: 1,743kb, uploaded 6/7/2020 1:37:55 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Tunaday #284 - In Dick Weissman E-minor tuning (bBGBE)



7 comments on “Anxious Age”

badmajon Says:
Sunday, June 7, 2020 @4:10:49 PM

Wow, trippy. I liked this a lot. How are you playing this? It doesn’t sound like the claw hammer I’m familiar with. Then again I’ve never played in that tuning.

rickhayes Says:
Sunday, June 7, 2020 @7:39:23 PM

Hey, thanks for the listen and like. I actually recorded this years ago but just posted it, and it's pretty much standard clawing with a little drop thumbing in the B part.

stratovarious520 Says:
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 @2:22:59 PM

That was cool as can be! I’m digging that tuning...and your ability to navigate through it (and all the other tunings you use). Great job my friend!

rickhayes Says:
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 @4:41:38 PM

Thanks as always Greg. Funny that you mention the tuning as I was even thinking about it when badmajon commented. I listened to it and as usual i pluck the strings 54321 before I start the song. Clearly the 5th string is an e, not a b as I mention in describing the tuning. I figured I would try making the 5th the b, but the source where I found the tuning wasn't clear if it should match the open 2nd string or the 2nd at the 12th fret. Tried them both and although they sound different I liked them both, as well as the incorrect e that I recorded originally. Go figure!

stratovarious520 Says:
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 @12:23:28 PM

Ha! I didn’t catch that either, and I usually have a “discriminating” ear. I don’t hear the 5th much in clawhammer as a prominent melody note, but as a drone. I would think cranking it up to B would be able all the torque it could stand! ; )

stratovarious520 Says:
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 @12:24:56 PM

*about*....not “able”. Dadburned auto correct!

rickhayes Says:
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 @1:48:10 PM

Ha, know what you mean about auto correct. It has embarrassed me sometimes. Having a spike at 9 made cranking it up to the high B a lot easier.

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