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T:Shuffle bowing patterns
L:1/8
M:C|
C:Trad arr. © 2005 Ben Paley
N:What's important here is, of course, the direction of the bow rather than the actual notes.
N:But, since you have to play some notes, you might as well play these, for practice. Perhaps
N:you'd like to let an open A drone ring out while you're noting the D string. Or you might like
N:to hit the A string just on down bows, for instance. Experiment with this, and with things like
N:how much bow you use, and how much swing you give the rhythm.
O:USA
Z:Ben Paley
K:D
P:Nashville Shuffle
|: v(EF)uFvF u(EF)vFuF | v(EF)uFvF u(EF)vFuF | v(EF)uFvF u(EF)vFuF | v(EF)uFvF u(EF)vFuF :|
P:Georgia Shuffle
|: (uEF)vF(uF EF)vF(uF | EF)vF(uF EF)vF(uF | EF)vF(uF EF)vF(uF | EF)vF(uF EF)vFuF :|
X:2
T:Unser Oide Kath
T:Bavarian Waltz
L:1/16
M:5/4
C:Trad arr. © 2022 Ben Paley
N:I learnt this tune from my father when I was a child. It also appears in the film Bagdad Cafe
N:(not Fried Green Tomatoes as I thought, thanks to those who have pointed that out!)
N:There are other ways to write this out, depending on how you analyze the rhythm, but this does
N:the job, and it has the virtue of being simple.
N:Thanks to William West for letting me know the German name of this tune, or at least the
N:Bavarian name, I don't think it's standard German. Now that I know what to look for I discover
N:it's all over YouTube in various versions, some with lyrics.
O:Bavaria, Germany
Z:Ben Paley
K:D
P:A
|: A3G FGA2 - A2d2 c2e2 d2f2 | A3G FGA2 - A2d2 c2e2 d4 :|
P:B
|: B2gg g2A2 fff2 e2c2 d2f2 | B2gg g2A2 fff2 e2c2 d4 :|
X:3
T:Five Miles of Ellum Wood
L:1/8
M:C|
C:Trad arr. © 2022 Ben Paley
N:I learnt this tune from the great banjo player Dan Stewart.
N:When you're playing this, try experimenting with the pitch of the Cs, Gs and Bs. Check out Buce
N:Greene's version on his 1998 album "Five Miles of Ellum Wood" for some really great intonation.
O:Kentucky, USA
Q:1/2=98
D:Bruce Greene, "Five Miles of Ellum Wood", 1998
Z:Ben Paley
K:A Mixolydian
P:A
eg |: a2ab ageg | a2a2 b4 | a2ag abag |1 e6 eg :|2 e3g edcB |
P:B
|: A3B cdef | gfeg f2d2 | cBAc B2G2 | E6 EG |
A2AB cdef | gfeg f2d2 | cBAc B2G2 |1 A6 EG :|2 A6 |]
X:4
T:Vals efter Carl Johann Björklund
T:Waltz from the playing of Carl Johann Björklund
L:1/8
M:3/4
C:Trad arr. © 2022 Ben Paley
N:If you can find it, listen to the 1979 album *Värmlandslåtar* [Fabo SLP 33118] by Bo i
N:Rannsätt and Bengt Lindroth. Their version of this tune is wonderful.
O:Värmland, Sweden
Q:1/4=150
R:Waltz
D:Bo i Rannsätt and Bengt Lindroth, "Värmlandslåtar" [Fabo SLP 33118], 1979
Z:Ben Paley
K:Dm
V:M clef=treble name="Melody" snm="M"
V:H clef=treble name="Harmony" snm="H"
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V:M
P:A
A2|:d3 f ed | ^c2 d2 e2 | f2 a2 ^ga | =ba gf ef |
d3 f ed | ^c2 d2 e2 | f2 a2 ^c2 |1 d4 A2 :|2 d4 f2 |
P:B
|:a2 ^ga =b2 | a2 a2 g2 | f3 a gf | e4 g2 |
f2 e2 d2 | ^c2 d2 e2 | f2 a2 ^c2 |1 d4 f2 :|2 d4||
V:H
P:A
E2|:F3 A GF | E2 F2 A2 | d2 f2 ef | gf ed AG |
F3 A GF | E2 F2 A2 | d2 A2 G2 |1 F4 E2 :|2 F4 d2 |
P:B
|:f2 ef g2 | f2 f2 e2 | d3 f ed | ^c4 e2 |
d2 ^c2 B2 | A2 B2 ^c2 | d2 A2 G2 |1 F4 d2 :|2 F4||
X:5
T:Hjortingens Polska av Hjort Anders Olsson
T:Hjortingen's Polska, by Hjort Anders Olsson
L:1/8
M:3/4
C:© Hjort Anders Olsson, arr. © 2022 Ben Paley
N:I can't remember where I got my version of this tune, I think possibly from Staffan Larsson.
N:It's a bit different from Hjort Olsson's version.
N:Don't be scared of all the double stops — they are much less complicated than they seem to
N:look at.
N:Once through the tune is AA, BB, CC and back to BB.
O:Dalarna, Sweden
P:ABCB
Q:1/4=104
R:Polska
Z:Ben Paley
K:A
P:A
-E |: A>B cc/2d/2 c>B | ce/2c/2 A2 [EA]2 - | [EA]a ag fe/2^d/2 |
ef/2g/2 ab/2a/2 gf | e^d/2e/2 f^d eB | [1 GB/2G/2 E3 E - :| [2 GB/2G/2 E3 E - |
P:B
|: [EA]>[EA] [AA][EA] [FA]2 | [FA]>[FA] [FB][FB] [GB]2 | [GB]>[GB] [Ge][GB] [cE]2 | [ce]>[ce] [cf][cf] [^df]2 | [^df]>[df] [db][df] [Bg]2 |
gf/2e/2 ^d/2e/2f/2g/2 ae/2c/2 | AB/2c/2 df/2e/2 d/2c/2B/2A/2 | [1 GB/2G/2 A3 E - :| [2 GB/2G/2 A3 c !fine! |]
P:C
|: ef/2e/2 d/2c/2B/2A/2 G/2A/2B/2c/2 | df e3 c | ef/2e/2 d/2c/2B/2A/2 G/2A/2B/2c/2 | [1 BA A3 c :| [2 BA A3 E - |