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Sunny side of the mountain

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Sunny side of the mountain

Postby welder4 » Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:02 am

Where the rippling waters flow. Yes it is a hoot to learn this one it is really hard on my index finger on the fast slide up and back but I am stuck with this one for awhile. yes I am hooked but good . any one have any advice about playing this have at it . I am all ears or eyes .
It's not as hot as it is was it! Sometimes making no sense at all makes sense .

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Re: Sunny side of the mountain

Postby oldhat » Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:15 pm

You inspired me to work out a break on this.

It's rough, but it's two times through with my "ideas"/noodlin' around. Don't mind the singing intro as I am not much of a singer.



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Re: Sunny side of the mountain

Postby mreisz » Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:41 pm

That was quick!
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Re: Sunny side of the mountain

Postby oldhat » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:21 pm

mreisz wrote:That was quick!


I already had another stock break, so the song was embedded in this old noggin' of mine.

I am glad you posted though as I was wondering about that lick I played over the C chord. I heard you play that on a song a few years back (that we threw together here) and wonder where you got it? If that's an "Original Mike Lick" then I'll give ya credit where credit is due. :D

Edit to add: It's pretty much just licks...doesn't take long....I was just following the chords around.
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Re: Sunny side of the mountain

Postby mreisz » Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:11 am

Thanks for trying to credit me, but I don't think I ever wrote anything original. I tried to claim credit and get royalties for the tuning song (E A D G B E), but nobody has sent me any money for it yet :D If we could a nickel for every time someone played that, I could share the royalties and we could all retire to a BlueGrass Jam retirement home. Now THAT is not a bad idea... A semi-assisted retirement community where you could have things catered to pickers.

I enjoy the kind of playing when, as you said, you just "follow the chords around" and pick up the melody. Those are the types of things that stick with me. Like that great piece you did what you did for "What will we see". I haven't played that in a long time, but I suspect I could pick up a guitar and play it right now. We do need to record that puppy.

BTW, It's a bit early, but I am already in the mood. Everyone I ran into yesterday seemed to be in a jolly mood, so: Merry Christmas!
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Re: Sunny side of the mountain

Postby welder4 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:29 am

I got the tab from Flat pickers .com if you want to go there and hear or see what I am working on I may do a recording it will not be complete and it will be slow . LOL about 11 bars is about as far as I am now . and yeah ! Merry Christmas to you both and every one that comes here I wish the best Christmas ever. I am still hanging in there with playing and enjoying it . You all be safe this year .
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Re: Sunny side of the mountain

Postby oldhat » Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:34 pm

Merry Christmas to both of you too (and all other lurkers).

Mike I am ready to record "What Will We See" as soon as you or others want to jump in and make some music.

Welder I'll go check out the version of Sunny Side of the Mountain that you are working on. Thanks for the link. I think it's a great tune. Keep on plugging away at it.

Oh and for the record, I am following Dan Tyminski's version of Sunny Side in the video. There are a few versions out there and I prefer Dan's.

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Re: Sunny side of the mountain

Postby mreisz » Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:58 pm

On the DT version... man that is a smooth and woody sound he gets out of that mando. Nice version!
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Re: Sunny side of the mountain

Postby oldhat » Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:58 pm

mreisz wrote:On the DT version... man that is a smooth and woody sound he gets out of that mando. Nice version!


Oh, I can't find anything wrong with this version. I like the fiddle break but that mando and especially the banjo break are pretty special. Goes to show what "pros" can do verses us hacks. Ha ha. :mrgreen:
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Re: Sunny side of the mountain

Postby welder4 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:26 am

10 bars so far I can play with very little effort . Next will be the next 10 or 11 bars. it goes past that dreaded 5th fret LOL . I am really enjoying this one . I find if I practice just before bed time I wake up to it being easier so I might just make that a staple of my practice to always finish it just before bed time . I guess that all those neurons and peptides and electrons, synapses are running around bumping into each other trying to put things in order LOL . I like this one almost as much as Angeline the baker . Man ! my fingers hurt . Like Ben says there is nothing better than the good ole G lick
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