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LEARN TO PLAY THE BLUES
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Fiddlerman
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August 24, 2011 - 9:49 am
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With help from our very own "MGN", myguitarnow, I started a learn to play blues page that will hopefully develop into a large jamming page with lot's of exercises and playback accompaniments. This is only the beginning dancing

Special thanks to MGN for his fantastic help!!! doublekiss

SEE THE NEW PAGE

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Neat! I can't wait to play around with it.

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This is great! I can't wait to get started!dancing1

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Fiddlerman
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August 25, 2011 - 12:30 pm
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Added 3 lessons yesterday with the etudes, instructions, and tutorials. To see the sheet-music larger just click on them.

This kind of improv is easier than it sounds. Good luck.cheerleader

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I'll be working on them 1st-place

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Ooo, I can't wait to get started on them. But for right now I must clean the house... apparently I have "responsibilities" outside of my violin. Who knew?!amuse

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Fiddlerman
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August 25, 2011 - 3:42 pm
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That's just not fair GennaLea. Who should I talk to about that?rofl

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Fiddlerman said:

That's just not fair GennaLea. Who should I talk to about that?rofl

Um... Me.... no wait! My husband. Yeah, that's it. It's his fault. Um... okay, no, it's me. tongue

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Fiddlerman
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August 25, 2011 - 3:55 pm
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I think that he'll be impressed when you turn on MGN's a minor blues shuffle on your stereo and start jamming big time to it. I can sit back with some friends with some beers and just jam for hours. It really is fun.

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myguitarnow said:

I'll be working on them 1st-place

The fun thing about you MGN, is that you'll be playing to your own accompaniment. It may give you new ideas for future comps. You probably have a ton of musician friends that will be impressed when you bring one of your fiddles to a jam session.

exactly It's also cool to play the blues on an electric violin with effects.

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Fiddlerman said:

exactly It's also cool to play the blues on an electric violin with effects.

And that's why I'm getting one for Christmas. dancing 

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Fiddlerman
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Just added a lesson to the BLUES PAGE with a great backup track by our beloved MGN1st-place

You guys will love that blues backup track in E minor which he generously offers to us free of charge.dancing

Thanks MGN

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No problem FM...jimi-hendrix

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Lovin' this! When my patient hubby asked if I knew any "new music", and I overheard dear BIL ask, "is that all she knows?" I ditched Oh Susanna and Jingle Bells and reached for fiddlermans blues lessons.  Think if I get some wine in me Ill find some rhythm.

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Fiddlerman
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Sounds like a great plan. 🙂
Wine and blues.
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Fiddlerman said
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Please consult your doctor for medical issues regarding drinking alcohol and your health or medication. 🙂  

  ROFL ROFL - man - so true - OK - Picture This.  Come to MY timezone on New Year's Eve - Barry and Mandy lined up an SJ session which, was still in 2016 their time....  but it was already 2am Jan 1st 2017 here.   By the time they finished - it was 3am here.    And it STILL wasnt 2017 over there ! LOL!   But - I couldn't let 'em down so I jumped-on to SJ and I did my best ( OK, I had HAD a few "wee drams" by then, but was still capable of playing just as badly as I usually do.   Cool... )   BUT - sure - I was "winging it" - normally I get the webcam set up and everything - and have a plan, and a set-list - this was "impromptu" and off-the-cuff - so I grabbed the USB stdio mic and relied on the lappy inbuilt cam - that of course meant I had to remain seated whilst playing....     I generally HATE THAT - but I did it - well - cos it was New Years - and we're all "family" so to speak....   Hahahah - I struggled through a few tunes with my darned elbow hitting my knee ( it's a low chair ) - I was even reduced to "half-kneeling" with my right-leg-knee on the floor - didn't help much really...

  Eventually - I got fed-up with that and actually stood-up and tried to point the lappy cam towards me - NOT MY BEST EFFORT !!!

 I put my relative failure ( well, it wasn't THAT bad ) - yes - down to a mix of un-preparedness and the presence of "more than a certain amount ( but not by not much, truly ) of alcohol" in my blood-stream

  Actually - it was a GREAT event - I even stayed up until 5am to catch Barry on guitar and followed by another one of my fav vocalists - It has been a LONG time since I pulled a 24-hour day  - caught 5hrs sleep and was back up and around come 10am New Years Day - 

  But yes - I look at the alcohol thing like this - "KNOW YOUR LIMITS" - and most assuredly - do not drive if under the influence - absolutely, do not do it....  (Oh - play fiddle if you want to - but I probably advise against that as well)

  Yeah... Be Aware....  

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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Fiddlerman
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LOL, I can't pull an all nighter in any case. I like the addition - Playing the fiddle is not advised either. ROFL

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