Monday, March 9, 2015

Jonglement Catin, from Dave Lang

Here's another great Cajun tune, given to us by Dave Lang last Wednesday, March 4, along with Melanie Solenen on cajun accordion. It's "Jonglement Catin" loosely translated as "Think of Me Sometime (or not)." I've picked it up on YouTube (see link below) as "Jonglement A Moi (which my schoolhouse French translates just exactly as "Think of Me").

At SoundCloud, I've put up Dave's several recorded tracks of the song, divided into an "All Harmonies" and individual tracks for the various violin parts. Here's the link—

The guitar part is done with chords D & A, starting with D. As is traditional with learning Cajun music, we'll just let you learn this by listening. So get out your guitar, turn on a fiddle track on SoundCloud, get going with those (as Chris Anderson called them), the "Ker-Chunks," and you'll hear where D switches to A.

And here's a YouTube of a young Jimmy Breaux with his step dad U.J. Meaux and the Happy Cajuns on the old Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler show, playing the tune. Check out that weird guitar laying on the table! (Be forewarned if you grab your guitar to play along; they've capo'ed it up a few).

I won't be with you 'all for next Tuesday. Have a great time, and I'll join you on St. Paddy's Day!


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