Here’s a tune from a jam while I was in Colorado this January. Fun groove! Featured players are Luke Price on fiddle, Daniel Carwile, Scott Sumner, Jonathan Trawick, and Chuck Onofrio. Recorded by Stephen Schauer.
I hope to post some old recordings of fiddle legends for educational listening. When I really listen to some of these tracks, I become aware of how deep some of the rhythms are. Listen for the bow handling and balance behind the notes.
Orville Burns ”Sally Johnson”
Listen for the notes where he stays behind the beat (1st notes of the 1st ‘A’ variation). His setting of the eighth notes is also amazing. Orville dominates because he plays the straight eighth-note sections right behind the beat, and each set of eighth notes (1+,2+,3+,4+) are all the same slightly swung and balanced rhythm.
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