Corn in the Crib

As played by Blaine Smith from the Tennessee region

Reel or Breakdown in G

From the Cumberlands Collection

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1977 field recording released on the album A Bottle of Wine and Gingercake: Traditional Music from Southeast Tennessee


I really like this cool breakdown from Tennessee fiddler Blaine Smith. Its unique syncopation is achieved by an abundance of slow triplets (playing three notes in two beats). The A part consists of two lines, repeated multiple times. (Note that Smith began the tune with the second line of the A part.) The B part consists of two lines played one time, and features a B-flat as a blue note. Smith played the very last note with a Spiccato bow stroke.

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Dr. Fiddle's Favorite Breakdowns and Reels

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