Dewey Balfa & Tracy Schwarz

Traditional Cajun Fiddle: Instruction

Dewey Balfa & Tracy Schwarz

57 SONGS • 48 MINUTES • JAN 01 1976

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Open Strings of Standard A 440 tuning
01:22
2
Unisons and Octaves in the A chord
00:49
3
Unisons and Octave in the D chord
00:31
4
Doubling the strings in the A chord
01:01
5
Doubling the strings in the D chord
00:38
6
Doubling the strings in the E chord
00:29
7
Line A1, "J'etais au bal hier (au) soir"
00:48
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Line A2, tune #1
00:29
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Lines A1 & A2, tune #1
00:45
10
Line A3, tune #1
00:28
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Line A4, tune #1
00:24
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Lines A3 & A4, tune #1
00:43
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Lines A1 thru A4, tune #1
00:43
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Lines A1 thru A4, tune #1, at near normal speed
00:43
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Line B1, tune #1
00:36
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Line B2, tune #1
00:33
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Lines B1 & B2, tune #1
00:52
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Line B3, tune #1
00:39
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Line B4, tune #1
00:37
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Lines B3 & B4, tune #1
00:43
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Lines B1 thru B4, tune #1, slow
00:50
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Lines B1 thru B4, tune #1, at near normal speed
00:44
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Parts A & B, tune #1
01:53
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First half, line A1, "Jolie Blon"
00:36
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2nd half, line A1, "Jolie Blon"
00:30
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Whole line A1, "Jolie Blon"
00:26
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1st half, line A2, "Jolie Blon"
00:21
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2nd half, line A2, "Jolie Blon"
00:26
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Whole line A2, "Jolie Blon"
00:41
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Lines A3 & A4, "Jolie Blon"
01:03
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Line B1, "Jolie Blon"
00:32
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Line B2, "Jolie Blon"
00:31
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Jolie Blon - at normal speed with guitar accompaniment
01:04
34
Open Strings of the Lower G Standard Tuning
01:30
35
Octave and Doubling the Strings in the F chord
00:39
36
Key of C tune: "Perrodin Two Step" at slow speed
00:38
37
Introduction to Shuffle Type Bowing
01:16
38
Perrodin Two Step at near normal speed
00:30
39
Perrodin Two Step at normal speed with guitar
00:57
40
Doubling the Strings in the Bb chord (for key of F)
01:01
41
Key of F tune slow: "Grandpa's Waltz"
00:44
42
Octave and Doubling in the A chord (for key of D)
01:55
43
Key of D tune slow:"La Valse de Gran Bois"
00:59
44
Open Strings of Indian On the Stump Tuning
01:32
45
Octave and Unisons of Indian on the Stump Tuning
01:33
46
Shuffling the Bow for part 3, "Indian on the Stump"
00:43
47
Slow version of "Indian on the Stump"
00:48
48
Chords for 2nd Fiddle Bassing
00:59
49
Straight Bassing the 2nd fiddle on the "Perrodin Two Step"
01:01
50
Rhythm Bow Bassing the 2nd fiddle on the "Perrodin Two Step"
01:02
51
Shuffle Bow Bassing the 2nd fiddle on the "Perrodin Two Step"
00:53
52
Regular Waltz and Two-Time Waltz: "Gran Mamou" and "Mademoiselle, Quoi Tu Veux Manger?"
01:04
53
Straight Bassing the 2nd Fiddle on "Jolie Blon"
01:27
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Rhythm Bow Bassing the 2nd fiddle on "Jolie Blon"
00:46
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Shuffle Bow Bassing the 2nd fiddle on "Jolie Blon"
01:05
56
Modern Cajun 2nd fiddle: tune #1, slow, and normal speed
01:13
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01:07
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