Recording No. 1

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”


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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.