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I haven’t worked on that one yet, but I took a look at the measures around 30 and 31. To my ear, I am not sure it’s a matter of emphasis as much as a matter of swinging the 1/8th notes. If I play it as straight eighths, it sounds odd slow, but if I swing the the eighths, it sounds fine. If I were going to accent anything, I might accent the off beats (3 7 2 5 0 3 2 0, etc.). That’s kind of the cool thing… others might accent other notes and make it sound different and great. I just went and listened to Ben playing it at speed and it sounds pretty evenly accented. He is swinging the eighths a bit. He is also playing it much smoother than I can
Many of these phrases in bluegrass don’t sound right until they get up a bit closer to speed. One thing that is a real help to me is to use Tabledit to slow down the playback to get the phrasing and syncopation correct at slower speeds.
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Showing my inexperience and lack of musical knowledge, but by “swing” do you mean sort of cheating on the timing of the notes so that some notes get a tad more time and others a tad less?