January-February 2009

The tune Big Hoedown is one of my favorites. It's in cross A tuning (AEAE). I would classify it as an intermediate tune. I initially picked up the bowing from Sauber, Leftwich and Molsky. I have since returned to the source and grabbed a few more of Edden's subtle nuances. It has turned into somewhat of an organic hybrid while remaining faithful to the original. Enjoy.

David Bragger is a Los Angeles-based instructor and player of old time fiddle and banjo music. He also photographs, films, and collects the lore of traditional artists, from puppeteers in Myanmar to fiddlers of Appalachia www.myspace.com/davidbragger

  

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