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T:Flop-Eared Mule — simple
L:1/4
M:C|
C:Trad arr. © 2005 Ben Paley
N:This is a very simple version of the tune.
O:USA
Q:1/2=100
R:Reel
Z:Ben Paley
K:D
P:A
|: f f d d | A A F2 | E G F E | D F A2 |
f f d d | A A F2 | E G F E | D2 z2 !fine!:|
P:B
K:A
|: e e c2 | e e c2 | B d c B | A c e2 |
e e c2 | e e c2 | B d c B | A2 z2 :|
X:2
T:Flop-Eared Mule — complicated
L:1/8
M:C|
C:Trad arr. © 2005 Ben Paley
N:A bit more complicated... something like you might actually play it for a dance.
N:NB: In the alternative B part, there are no repeats, and the last bar is short.
O:USA
Q:1/2=111
R:Reel
Z:Ben Paley
K:D
P:A
|: f2 f2 d2 d2 | ABAG FE D2 | EDEF GFEF | DEFG A4 |
f2 f2 d2 d2 | ABAG FE D2 | EDEF GFEF | DEFA d4 :|
K:A
P:B
|| e2 cd e2 cd | efed cB A2 | BABc dcBc | ABcd e2 cd |
e2 cd e2 cd | efed cB A2 | BABc dcBc | A2 a2 ^g2 f2 ||
P:Alt B
| e2 cd e2 cd | efed cB Ac | B A3-A2 cd |
e2 cd e2 cd | efed c A3 | Bcde f d3-| d4 |]
X:3
T:Rock the Cradle - a serving suggestion
L:1/8
M:C|
C:Trad arr. © 2005 Ben Paley
O:USA
Q:1/2=108
R:Reel
Z:Ben Paley
K:D
P:A
|: a2 ag f2 fg | abag f2 fg | a2 ab afge | fdec d2 ge |
fdec d2 ag | fdec d2 ef | gfed cABc | d8 :|
P:B
|: A2 AB cABc | dcde f3 f | gefd e2 ag | fdec d2 cB |
A2 AB cABc | dcde f3 f | gfed cdec | d8 :|
X:4
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 :|