Posts Tagged 'contra'

Säkkijärven Polkka: the video

Here’s a video version of a Finnish polka that I posted earlier as an MP3. This time I’m playing it on my Gold Tone OT-800. The banjo is tuned gEGBE.

Jump at the Sun

At the beginning of this video, you’ll hear a fun, loping jig by melodeon player John Kirkpatrick of Shropshire, England.

Although it sounds like it has a “weird” scale, it plays fine out of double D.

Like this tune? There are lots more at John’s online store.

Vladimir’s Steamboat

A fun challenge by Jay Ungar.

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Trei Pazeste de la Bistret

A crazy Romanian tune. Listen to the original recording here. Add a more “normal”-sounding 4th part to make this work for a contra.

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Shoot that Turkey Buzzard

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Ten Cents

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Sugar in My Coffee

Slow:

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Medium:

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Stump-Tailed Dog

Slow:

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Fast:

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Litchfield

From the fiddling of Pete Priest, Paradise IL, 1975. You might notice I’m not playing that 10th fret note I’ve got in the tab. Too much work for such a little note!

Slow:

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Medium:

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Walk Old Shoe, Heel Come a-Draggin’

Also see banjo versions here and here.

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