Sunday, March 17, 2019

Nine Pound Hammer

I recorded these rhythm tracks in the key of G, which seems like the most common key for this song. But, it's a vocal tune, so it gets moved around to whatever key suits the voice.

I structured these rhythm tracks like this: Intro, then 5 verses with a break between each verse.

Here's a demonstration with vocals and breaks in it: Nine Pound Hammer Demo

Nine Pound Hammer 120 bpm
Nine Pound Hammer 130 bpm
Nine Pound Hammer 140 bpm
Nine Pound Hammer 150 bpm
Nine Pound Hammer 160 bpm
Nine Pound Hammer 170 bpm
Nine Pound Hammer 180 bpm
Nine Pound Hammer 190 bpm
Nine Pound Hammer 200 bpm
Nine Pound Hammer 210 bpm

And a zip file of all tempos (38.7 MB)

| G | G | C | C | G | D | G | G |
| G | G | C | C | G | D | G | G |

Pretty simple.

Here are some youtubes of it:

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Blog should be up to date now

Hi, faithful pickers.

I've finally finished fixing the broken links on this blog. There are probably still a few that I missed--let me know in the comments if you find some. I appreciate your long years of patience. A lot of life happened during that time.

I'm planning to play more music and do more with this blog and my youtube channel this year. My hope is to add some new tunes, and go back and add some slower tempoes for the older tunes, with a goal of doing at least one of each of those each month. I've been learning the fiddle with one of my daughters, and it's helped me better understand that even 150 bpm is a pretty excessively brisk practice tempo if you're new to an instrument.

Thanks for reading.


Monday, June 5, 2017

The list so far of updated rhythm track links:

angelina baker
arkansas traveler
beaumont rag
big mon
big sandy river
big sciota
bill cheatham
billy in the low ground
black mountain rag
blackberry blossom
bury me beneath the willow
cherokee shuffle
daley's reel
dixie hoedown
fisher's hornpipe
foggy mountain breakdown
forked deer
fox on the run
gold rush
gray eagle
home sweet home huckleberry hornpipe jerusalem ridge john hardy june apple
old joe clark
old spinning wheel
red haired boy
salt creek
soldier's joy
st anne's reel
temperance reel
whiskey before breakfast
who will sing for me
wildwood flower

Thanks again for your patience. I'm still chipping away at it.  -Dave

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Updated: Beaumont Rag, Angelina Baker, Billy in the Low Ground

Still working my way through the list in descending order of how often they're used. If you try these and they work, or don't work, let me know?


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Updated: Jerusalem Ridge, Cherokee Shuffle, Blackberry Blossom, Whiskey Before Breakfast

I'm updating rhythm track links, starting with the ones most frequently visited in the last month.  I'll provide progress reports as I update more. Please let me know if something I thought I updated isn't working!


Monday, March 20, 2017

Dropbox changes

Hi, everybody.  Dropbox has changed a few things about how they share files, which unfortunately means that I have a lot of work to do to go back and change the links to every file I've posted so far.

I'm testing the new file sharing method with the blog post for "Drowsy Maggie". If you get a chance, can you try to play and/or download the Drowsy Maggie tracks, and reply on this post if it worked or not?