The ToneWay® Project: helping people play music


The ToneWay Show: Musical Edutainment

Note: The ToneWay Show went off the air in August of 2011.
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Featuring "I've Been All Around This World" in the key of A. Tell us what you think of this format! Watch.

Episode 14:

I'm Troubled

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Two performances of the song (keys of C and E) in this episode—the first to feature Carl Abbott (Papa) as co-host! Watch.
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A good ol' tune made popular by Uncle Dave Macon. Plus, we revisit Snow Dove for further insights. Watch.

Episode 12:

Snow Dove

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Here we play an unusual song from the mountain music repertoire, also known as Butcher's Boy. Be sure to also see the followup episode (#13). Watch.

Episode 11:

Late Last Night

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Also known as Way Downtown. Two performances in two keys, with a special guest for each. Watch.

Episode 10:

Little Maggie

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While Luke is on vacation, Kyle hosts the show with a special guest: Little Maggie's reanimated corpse! Two performances in two keys. Watch.

Episode 9:

Katy Dear

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Guest Annie Staninec joins us on Katy Dear, a traditional ballad from 19th-century England—PLUS, a ToneWay Update! Watch.
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Luke and Kyle introduce two performances of a prison song... from prison. Watch.
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Two performances of this old gospel song, one "old-timeier" (with special guest) and one "bluegrassier". Watch.
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This episode, we try our hand at a good old fiddle tune, one that has been recorded in many styles and genres. Watch.
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Two performances this week with special guests Billy Moore and Becky Hendricks, as well as some important advice. Watch.
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We revisit the railroad (in person this time) to fulfill a song request submitted by one of our viewers. Watch.
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Two performances, with special guests Wendy Molin (mandolin) and Annie Staninec (fiddle). Watch.
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We play (and dissect) the most "modern" of our Core Songs (from 1930). Watch.

Episode 1:

Dixie Darling

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The very first episode of our new web series, bringing you songs from the ToneWay mountain music repertoire in a fun, casual format. Watch.