DAA TAB FOR "CLINCH MOUNTAIN BACKSTEP"

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DAA TAB FOR "CLINCH MOUNTAIN BACKSTEP"

Postby Beth Johnson » Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:34 pm

I AM LOOKING FOR "CLINCH MOUNTAIN BACKSTEP" IN DAA. CAN ANYONE HELP? THANKS
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Postby dulcimerman » Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:26 am

Try this link. I can not play using tabs. Hope this is what you need.



http://www.brazosriverpickers.com/BRP%2 ... 20&%20DTab).pdf
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Clinch Mountain Backstep tabs

Postby FidPup » Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:27 pm

Hi, Beth,

Clinch Mountain Backstep is played using a minor scale, which is the "Aeolian mode" on a dulcimer.

In order to play it in D-A-A tuning you need to put a capo at the first fret.



Here is a tab in D-A-A with capo at the first fret (which will actually be in the key of E minor):

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The other way to play the tune in the correct mode is to change the tuning to D-A-G. Tune your melody string down one note.


Here is a tab in D-A-G Aeolian tuning (which gives you the key of D minor):

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Of course, if you want to play the second tab in the "usual" key of E minor, just tune your dulcimer up to E-B-A.


Hope this helps!

Ken
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Postby foggers » Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:39 am

This is handy - I have just heard this tune on an old Ralph STanley clip and was going to start hunting it out.

Thanks!
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Re: DAA TAB FOR "CLINCH MOUNTAIN BACKSTEP"

Postby Kandee » Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:11 pm

Any chance anyone has a DAD tab for Clinch Mountain Backstep? These all seem to be playing higher notes than what I observed. Saw a video of this on Facebook the other day and would like to learn it then share it with my dulcimer group.

Thanks.
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Re: DAA TAB FOR "CLINCH MOUNTAIN BACKSTEP"

Postby dholeton » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:44 pm

Kandee
If a DAD version doesn't turn up, you can take the existing DAA version and subtract 3 from the DAA fret numbers for DAD and write the fret numbers below the DAA tab. The 3rd fret in the DAA tab is the same as the zero fret on a DAD dulcimer or the middle string 3rd fret, so if you use a capo you can play 3 on the middle string.

Here is a simple and crude translation.

A Part
5 5 8 7 5 4 5 4 3 2 1

5 5 8 7 5 4 5

5 5 8 7 5 4 5 4 3 2 1 1 1 3 3 2 1 3M 1

B Part
3M 1 1 1 3m 1 1 1 3 2 1 3 2 1

3m 1 1 1 3 1 3 4 5

5 5 8 7 5 4 5 4 3 2 1 1 1 3 3 2 1 3M 1

Good Luck
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Re: DAA TAB FOR "CLINCH MOUNTAIN BACKSTEP"

Postby dholeton » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:28 pm

I had so much fun making the translation, I decided to make a quick MP3.

Dave
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Clinch Mountain Backstep on Mountain Dulcimer in DAD tuning with capo on first fret
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