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La Bastringue. Québécois fiddle / dance tune. Clawhammer.

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Sep 30, 2020 - 1:39:57 PM
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721 posts since 1/30/2019

I've taken a musical trip back to Québec. I wore a Canadian T shirt especially.....
The tuning is sawmill gDGCD, but lower.
Based on the score on

Edited by - Andyrhydycreuau on 10/01/2020 01:32:30

Sep 30, 2020 - 5:13:56 PM



2252 posts since 9/16/2007

This is a great tune, you play it well.

I used to play this for dances in A then we'd change to D the last time through: An energetic change that excited dancers and signalled the dance was ending. Try it by changing to C positions, its fun.

Oct 1, 2020 - 1:31:41 AM

721 posts since 1/30/2019

Originally posted by mbanza

This is a great tune, you play it well.

Thanks Verne. I'll have to work out the key change. That fits with the lyrics of the song as well I think.

Funny, I wrote that this is played in standard gDGBD tuning. So I thought the key change you mentioned would be difficult. Then I remembered I'd gone up into sawmill, to make the B part easier. And I like playing in C in Sawmill, so that should work better.

Thanks for the comment!


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