David Bragger The Old-Time Tiki Parlour

David Bragger – The Old-Time Tiki Parlour
February 2016

This issue of iFiddle Magazine was one of the highest downloaded issues ever with David Bragger from The Old-Time Tiki Parlour. I talked to David at length about how this phenomenon of the Old-time Tiki Parlour came about. We talked about traveling in India, and secret magic. We talked about where his inspiration comes from. This is one of the best interviews. I’m giving this issue away for your enjoyment.

David is teaching the tune, Cripple Creek in this issue as only he can teach it.

But wait, there’s more! Tom Morley has a tune to teach named Drops of Brandy: “Drops of Brandy” is a classic slipjig and a good one to start with. The melody has a note for every count, which makes it easy to feel the nine beats in a measure. Nine notes equals nine beats so you can hardly mess it up. The tune is in the key of G, and although it’s a busy melody, it is quite repetitive which will make it easier to learn either from the printed sheet music or by ear. You’ll notice that each section is only four measures long as opposed to the normal eight measure phrases in most Irish trad tunes. This particular slip jig has just enough of a variation in the second section that it’s easier to write out the entire eight bar phrase than to try using first and second endings.

There’s more in this issue with Geoffery Fitzhugh Perry teaching some blues.

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