|John Brown’s Dream, Part 1
John Brown’s Dream, Part 1
There are a lot of versions of “John Brown’s Dream,” and a few tunes, like “Little Rabbit,” that are very similar to it. Bruce’s version, in AEAE tuning, is a four-part tune largely influenced by Tommy Jarrell, with a lot of the rhythmic syncopation and bluesy pulse characteristic of the Round Peak fiddling tradition. Bruce walks you through the melody and bowing of the A part of “John Brown’s Dream” in this video.
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