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ftufc
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Hey, I was just thinking a couple of days ago.... does anybody know, and can post vids, of any cool fiddle entries into songs.  You know when you listen to Bluegrass, every fiddle song has a really cool, several bar, entry into the song.

Is anybody willing to show us beginners some of those so that we can sound cool when we start a song?

FM, I think this would be a great vid for you to make for us if you have the time and the inclination.  I for one, would love to be able to play a couple cool lead-ins, instead of just starting a song from a dead stop.

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I can think of a few .. I'll do a vid as soon as I get the chance 🙂

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ftufc said

Hey,FM, I think this would be a great vid for you to make for us if you have the time and the inclination.  I for one, would love to be able to play a couple cool lead-ins, instead of just starting a song from a dead stop.

Especially, if you are like me, usually on the wrong notefacepalm

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LOL Terry coffee This a good idea actually, happy that Jim will help us with that cheerleader

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Thanks Jim,

ftufc, I might do it for you later but the upcoming month is going to be hectic for me for a few reasons. Also, you should see my "to do" list. LOL

When ever you want to make a good entry to a piece, often, the last 2 to 4 bars of the piece is often a good place to start. Of course you don't need to play it exactly the way it is on the music or in the piece, but enhance it and turn it into a beginning. On Twinkle Twinkle just as an example, I know we are referring to more difficult pieces, but the last two bars would suit well as an entrance..... G, G, F#,F#, E, E, D_______ also you could play embellishments with some of these notes or a type of simple variation of them.

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Sounds like something we beginners could screwup really well.facepalm

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springer said

Sounds like something we beginners could screwup really well.facepalm

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I would say, enjoy this blessed beginner time when your mistakes, trials and errors are cute and generally brings a kind smile from the pros. You know it reminds them of their own beginning. After you become advanced the mistakes are frowned upon and never brings a smile anymore (I watched too many master classes on Youtube, those old masters are scary!). devil-violin

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I forgot to "watch" this and I wondered why nobody replied, lmao!

Jim, that would be a great help if you're so inclined!

FM; yeah, just what you need another person giving you a "honey dew" list right.  What you wrote is something we can fiddle with (get it, fiddle with facepalm)

Terry, sounds like you need a running start on your songs, lol.

NV, that's why God (insert favorite deity) made babies, puppies, and new violinists so cute; people won't tolerate their crap when they get older and aren't so cute any more.

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OK, i got to it at last ... here is a little video showing a suggested bluegrass intro. It's all 2-note chords, but I've simplified it by playing just the single-note version, after the original "chord" version.

 

http://youtu.be/m5bdtkOlFuo

 

Enjoy!

 

Mr Jimdancing

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For someone so far away you sure sound like Appalachia.

Serious business.   Did you see a thread here about playing double stops on one string?   There seems to be a lot of talk and no YouTube.   Can you show how to do that ?violin-student

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Jim, that's exactly what I was interested in learning!!!!  Thanks so much for putting this together for us.  I can clearly see [from your clip] what I keep hearing on different bluegrass songs, but being so new to it, I just couldn't figure it out... but now I see it!banana

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