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Feb 18, 2020 - 3:55:19 PM
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5570 posts since 3/6/2006

Here is my version of Cold & Frosty Morn. Feel free to post your version on this thread - I know you've got one!


Feb 18, 2020 - 4:06:48 PM
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chuckv97

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My somewhat slow muted version
youtu.be/iZg_A2P4Jl0

Feb 18, 2020 - 10:03:52 PM
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5570 posts since 3/6/2006

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Originally posted by chuckv97

My somewhat slow muted version
youtu.be/iZg_A2P4Jl0


Very nice Chuck, had an almost Celtic feel to it - ancient tones

Feb 19, 2020 - 9:22:32 AM

chuckv97

Canada

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I have a feeling there are some “Frosty Morning” players who are lurking in the cyber-bushes waiting to post their renditions. C’mon folks,,let’r rip!

Feb 19, 2020 - 6:01:47 PM
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7060 posts since 11/4/2005

Great versions by everyone. I love Laurence's elegant rendition, with that smooth break up the neck. Chuck's rings like a bell, very nice. Below is a video I made busking eight years ago in Harvard Square with my pal Ed Britt. Ed is playing clawhammer style, and I am three finger picking. Ed is deep into Alzheimers now, and only picks his banjo now and again, for no more than a couple of minutes at a time. Heartbreaking.

Feb 19, 2020 - 6:11:28 PM

chuckv97

Canada

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Thnx Don. Nice interplay with Ed on your high break. Super rendition. Sorry to hear about Ed’s condition.

Feb 19, 2020 - 6:19:20 PM

O.D.

USA

3437 posts since 10/29/2003

All of you guys sound great
Very nice pickin

Everett

Feb 19, 2020 - 6:35:44 PM
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2513 posts since 9/12/2016

I don't have to hit a lick on this--- it was a big wow for us all

Feb 19, 2020 - 6:40:20 PM

2513 posts since 9/12/2016

Wow I'd forgotten it was this good

Feb 19, 2020 - 6:59:06 PM

2513 posts since 9/12/2016

I made the mistake of listening to this first,the rest of you are going to have give me some time to let that soak in ha ha

Feb 19, 2020 - 8:58:34 PM
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5570 posts since 3/6/2006

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Originally posted by Don Borchelt

Great versions by everyone. I love Laurence's elegant rendition, with that smooth break up the neck. Chuck's rings like a bell, very nice. Below is a video I made busking eight years ago in Harvard Square with my pal Ed Britt. Ed is playing clawhammer style, and I am three finger picking. Ed is deep into Alzheimers now, and only picks his banjo now and again, for no more than a couple of minutes at a time. Heartbreaking.


Don, I am so sorry to hear about Ed. The music that you two have posted on the hangout has been inspirational to me. Tunes like Texas and Rock the Cradle Joe.  I have also had many enjoyable conversations with Ed in the past, mostly about our mutual passion - ODE banjos! Thank you for contributing to this thread, and with such a classy performance.

L

Feb 19, 2020 - 9:41:15 PM

353 posts since 12/13/2016

What a beautiful tune. I’ve spent so much time trying relearn old stuff I’ve played before (since my re-immersion into banjo) that I have missed quite a few great pieces. I’d like to play along, but I need to learn the song first. Unfortunately, day-to-day non-banjo duties have my focus for a few days. Would it be ok to post here in a few days? It sounds like a fun one to play! Lots of room for interpretation.

Edited by - stratovarious520 on 02/19/2020 21:43:42

Feb 20, 2020 - 7:01:21 AM

5570 posts since 3/6/2006

Greg we’ll be ready to listen anytime you’re ready to post! Probably shouldn’t use me as a source for this tune though - I tend to stray off the reservation quite a bit.

Feb 20, 2020 - 8:38:48 AM

2513 posts since 9/12/2016

quote:Originally posted by Don BorcheltGreat versions by everyone. I love Laurence's elegant rendition, with that smooth break up the neck. Chuck's rings like a bell, very nice. Below is a video I made busking eight years ago in Harvard Square with my pal Ed Britt. Ed is playing clawhammer style, and I am three finger picking. Ed is deep into Alzheimers now, and only picks his banjo now and again, for no more than a couple of minutes at a time. Heartbreaking.



Good to see you up and running Don where's Couchie ,dern him. A shame Clifftop got out of my possibilities.You are a class act as always.

When I first heard this song ,it brought to mind this one. They have a quiet similar signature climb in one place that I need to study.

Edited by - Tractor1 on 02/20/2020 08:48:09

Feb 20, 2020 - 4:04:18 PM

2586 posts since 12/4/2009

Hello,

Thank you for the challenge. I am cutting my chops on it now. 

Laurence, this sounded like it was not played with a capo in A and the B tuned down a half step, Am. Was this the case?

Edited by - Aradobanjo on 02/20/2020 16:05:39

Feb 20, 2020 - 4:42:57 PM

5570 posts since 3/6/2006

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Originally posted by Aradobanjo

Hello,

Thank you for the challenge. I am cutting my chops on it now. 

Laurence, this sounded like it was not played with a capo in A and the B tuned down a half step, Am. Was this the case?


Just standard G tuning John. I don't usually bother with the fiddle keys unless I'm actually playing with a fiddle. I guess it wouldn't hurt to get my left hand in the shot - sorry about that!

Feb 21, 2020 - 4:26:42 AM

2586 posts since 12/4/2009

Hello,

I was researching the tune for the key and signature. I found the Bela Fleck PTB version. I converted it to TEF. The metronome was set to 243. I think this might be a translation issue. 120 to 160 might be the correct metronome setting.

I also looked for fiddle recordings. I have the root. Now, to approach it on the banjo.

In both the Dave Hum and the Bela Fleck version, the instrument is in A with the capo. In the Rick Bourossa version, it is capoed Am. I have also seen Double C.

Feb 21, 2020 - 5:59:55 AM
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janolov

Sweden

40250 posts since 3/7/2006

quote:
Originally posted by Aradobanjo

Hello,

I was researching the tune for the key and signature. I found the Bela Fleck PTB version. I converted it to TEF. The metronome was set to 243. I think this might be a translation issue. 120 to 160 might be the correct metronome setting.

I also looked for fiddle recordings. I have the root. Now, to approach it on the banjo.

In both the Dave Hum and the Bela Fleck version, the instrument is in A with the capo. In the Rick Bourossa version, it is capoed Am. I have also seen Double C.


It is a modal tune in Dorian mode in G or A and should be played in sawmill tuning gDGCD, or gDGCD capo 2, or aEADE (some old-time players prefer to tune up instead of using the capo). 

I think the bmp = 243 is good, but that depends on how you counts the bmp. When making a tab in 4/4 with 8 eighth notes in TableEdit and in a "moderate Bluegrass" or "moderate Old-time" speed something around 240 seems just the right. Bpm 120 is too lonesome. The tempo in TablEdit is how many quarter notes are played per minute. BMP means beats per minute. A beat is not always the same as a quarter note, but can be the same.

Feb 21, 2020 - 10:18:29 AM
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chuckv97

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I like the chords Annie plays on this version. Going to A major in the B part is jarringly nice. 
youtu.be/wry9Dbt-f0k


 

Edited by - chuckv97 on 02/21/2020 10:20:17

Feb 21, 2020 - 6:32:33 PM
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Bart Veerman

Canada

4557 posts since 1/5/2005

quote:
Originally posted by Don Borchelt

 

Ed is deep into Alzheimers now, and only picks his banjo now and again, for no more than a couple of minutes at a time. Heartbreaking.


Heartbreaking indeed...

Feb 25, 2020 - 2:59:22 PM
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353 posts since 12/13/2016

I finally got to tinker with this one a bit. A fun and satisfying tune to play! I borrowed a little from Bela, and some from variants of Henry Reed’s fiddle playing.

youtu.be/0OQwLJJ1_JQ

Feb 25, 2020 - 4:13:48 PM
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353 posts since 12/13/2016

Oops... I meant to link the vid, instead of the YouTube link.


Feb 25, 2020 - 9:28:38 PM
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5570 posts since 3/6/2006

Thanks for joining the party Greg! That was a fine version you put up, had a lot of individual character to it, seemed to fit your style perfectly!

Feb 26, 2020 - 12:14:39 AM
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bellf

Australia

286 posts since 7/13/2014

I thought I’d get in on this too. I’m playing this tune on a warm sunny afternoon.


Feb 26, 2020 - 12:56:58 PM
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353 posts since 12/13/2016

quote:
Originally posted by chuckv97

I like the chords Annie plays on this version. Going to A major in the B part is jarringly nice. 
youtu.be/wry9Dbt-f0k


Thanks for that Chuck.  I used that trick in my version too.  It's subtle, but effective!

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