Henry King's Reel

September 17, 2017 8:49 PM

Henry King's Reel, a fiddle tune written by Trevor Stuart of Haywood County, North Carolina.

Playing with effects today, I found I like the sound of a slapback delay and octave pedal with my fiddle. I tracked this twice, once with just the delay and once with delay and an octave down.

Trevor Stuart and his twin brother Travis have a great cd/dvd album out on Tiki Parlour Recordings ("The Stuart Brothers"); I highly recommend it if you like fiddle tunes. Sadly, Trevor died last year, way too young.

posted by hades (4 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Love this! The octave-apart parts are more effective than I would have guessed, and when they make very slight diversions its extremely pleasing.
posted by greenish at 7:36 AM on September 18 [1 favorite]


Agreed. So cool how the sound fills out like a cello. I do a similar trick with a glockenspiel.
posted by es_de_bah at 10:07 AM on September 20 [1 favorite]


Ooh, glockenspiel must be fun. And, yeah, now that I've got this effects loop working, I want to try everything through it. Wind chimes. Pennywhistle. Otamatone.
posted by hades at 2:11 PM on September 20


This is great.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 7:38 PM on September 20 [1 favorite]


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