Traditional Cajun Fiddle: Instruction

Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz FW08361 / FM 8361

Year Released 1976
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1976 Folkways Records

Genre(s) Cajun; Music Instruction
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) Cajun
Instrument(s) Fiddle
Subject(s) Cajun music; Instructional; Spoken word
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101 Open Strings of Standard A 440 tuning Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 1:22
102 Unisons and Octaves in the A chord Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 0:49
103 Unisons and Octave in the D chord Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 0:31
104 Doubling the strings in the A chord Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 1:01
105 Doubling the strings in the D chord Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 0:37
106 Doubling the strings in the E chord Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 0:29
107 Line A1, "J'etais au bal hier (au) soir" Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 0:48
108 Line A2, tune #1 Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 0:29
109 Lines A1 & A2, tune #1 Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 0:45
110 Line A3, tune #1 Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 0:28
111 Line A4, tune #1 Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 0:24
112 Lines A3 & A4, tune #1 Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 0:43
113 Lines A1 thru A4, tune #1 Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 0:42
114 Lines A1 thru A4, tune #1, at near normal speed Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 0:43
115 Line B1, tune #1 Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 0:36
116 Line B2, tune #1 Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 0:33
117 Lines B1 & B2, tune #1 Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 0:52
118 Line B3, tune #1 Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 0:39
119 Line B4, tune #1 Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 0:37
120 Lines B3 & B4, tune #1 Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 0:43
121 Lines B1 thru B4, tune #1, slow Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 0:50
122 Lines B1 thru B4, tune #1, at near normal speed Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 0:44
123 Parts A & B, tune #1 Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 1:53
124 First half, line A1, "Jolie Blon" Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 0:36
125 2nd half, line A1, "Jolie Blon" Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 0:29
126 Whole line A1, "Jolie Blon" Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 0:26
127 1st half, line A2, "Jolie Blon" Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 0:21
128 2nd half, line A2, "Jolie Blon" Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 0:26
129 Whole line A2, "Jolie Blon" Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 0:41
130 Lines A3 & A4, "Jolie Blon" Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 1:03
131 Line B1, "Jolie Blon" Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 0:32
132 Line B2, "Jolie Blon" Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 0:31
201 Jolie Blon - at normal speed with guitar accompaniment Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 1:04
202 Open Strings of the Lower G Standard Tuning Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 1:30
203 Octave and Doubling the Strings in the F chord Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 0:39
204 Key of C tune: "Perrodin Two Step" at slow speed Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 0:37
205 Introduction to Shuffle Type Bowing Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 1:16
206 Perrodin Two Step at near normal speed Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 0:30
207 Perrodin Two Step at normal speed with guitar Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 0:57
208 Doubling the Strings in the Bb chord (for key of F) Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 1:01
209 Key of F tune slow: "Grandpa's Waltz" Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 0:44
210 Octave and Doubling in the A chord (for key of D) Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 1:55
211 Key of D tune slow:"La Valse de Gran Bois" Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 0:59
212 Open Strings of Indian On the Stump Tuning Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 1:32
213 Octave and Unisons of Indian on the Stump Tuning Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 1:33
214 Shuffling the Bow for part 3, "Indian on the Stump" Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 0:43
215 Slow version of "Indian on the Stump" Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 0:48
216 Chords for 2nd Fiddle Bassing Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 0:59
217 Straight Bassing the 2nd fiddle on the "Perrodin Two Step" Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 1:01
218 Rhythm Bow Bassing the 2nd fiddle on the "Perrodin Two Step" Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 1:02
219 Shuffle Bow Bassing the 2nd fiddle on the "Perrodin Two Step" Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 0:53
220 Regular Waltz and Two-Time Waltz: "Gran Mamou" and "Mademoiselle, Quoi Tu Veux Manger?" Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 1:04
221 Straight Bassing the 2nd Fiddle on "Jolie Blon" Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 1:27
222 Rhythm Bow Bassing the 2nd fiddle on "Jolie Blon" Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 0:46
223 Shuffle Bow Bassing the 2nd fiddle on "Jolie Blon" Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 1:05
224 Modern Cajun 2nd fiddle: tune #1, slow, and normal speed Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 1:13
225 Unknown Title Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz 1:07
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