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Glory in the Meeting House, Part 1

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GLORY IN THE MEETING HOUSE  
 
GLORY IN THE MEETING HOUSE  
 
Glory in the Meeting House, Part 1
Glory in the Meeting House, Part 1
 
Alan Lomax recorded a lot of great fiddlers on his 1937 trip to the South, including Eastern Kentucky fiddler Luther Strong, the source for this version of “Glory in the Meeting House.” It’s in the key of E minor, but in an unusual tuning: E D A E, with the lowest (G) string tuned down to E. Bruce starts by playing the unadorned and unaccented melody through, and then breaks the A part melody down, phrase by phrase. Bruce shows you a convenient fingering for “Glory in the Meeting House” in which you maintain a double stop with the first finger on the E and B notes throughout the tune.You’ll also learn a nice syncopated bowing for the first part of “Glory in the Meeting House” in this video.

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