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LITTLE ROCK GETAWAY: Little Rock Getaway audio clipThis one is originally a jazz tune composed by Joe Sullivan, but has recently found it's way into the Texas Old-Time fiddling vernacular as a tune of choice. It's in the key of Bb, has two parts, and works around the arpeggios a bunch. Play the audio clip below to hear the tune!
GOIN PLACES: This is another cool "tune of choice" for contests. It sounds like it has jazz roots, although I'm not sure exactly where it came from. Either way, you're very likely to hear this at a Texas Old-Time fiddling contest.
KENNEDY RAG: This one come courtesy of the Stripling Brothers, who were among the premier old time string bands from the 1920's. The notes in this one aren't too hard, but the rhythms and bowings are unique. Charlie Strippling often starts his downbeats an 8th note or a 16th note ahead of the downbeat, and there are a couple of 3/4 measures mixed in to add to the rhythmic confusion. Additionally, he uses a lot of 2 note bow strokes in succession, which gives this tune a unique feel that I love.
LOGAN COUNTY BLUES: If you couldn't guess it from the title, this is a bluesy fiddle tune. It's generally played in the old-timey community, so the bluesy feel isn't too prevalent, but it's still plenty fun to play. It has two parts and is in the key of D.