Rat's Gone To Rest

October 26, 2020 5:31 PM

I got this tune from the book "Old-Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes" by Jeff Todd Titon, super fun to play on guitar.

Not being a fiddle player, I'm trying to capture some of the idiomatic stuff that comes with the instrument, but on guitar. Chord progression I added is pretty decidedly NOT idiomatic, what with all the minor chords, but I like it. 1945 Epiphone Blackstone, funky little Sony M-S stereo mic I recently found in a box of electronic gear, into Reaper.

posted by gorbichov (6 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

That's a lovely tune, and your performance has a great sense of groove to it - nice work!
posted by offog at 7:22 AM on October 28


oh thanks offog! fun one to play for sure!
posted by gorbichov at 10:43 AM on October 28


Nice! This is one of the tunes in rotation at the slow jam I organize, and a good jam tune in general, since it's pretty easy to pick up. Sounds great flatpicked like that; I dig your take on it.
posted by hades at 6:37 PM on October 30


Cool! There is an Instagram page called Banjo Tune Of The Week, which does exactly what it says on the tin, and this is the tune for this week! It's great to hear it for an instrument other than banjo. Not that I have a thing against banjo (hell, it's how I make a living), but variety is the spice of life!
posted by TheCoug at 6:34 PM on November 7 [1 favorite]


This is really nice.
posted by AppleSeed at 7:23 AM on November 8


Always love a good Bluegrass deep cut. Thanks!
posted by pedmands at 5:50 PM on November 19


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