FORUM

Please have a look at our Forum Rules. Lets keep this forum an enjoyable place to visit.

A A A
Avatar

Please consider registering
guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
East Virginia Blues
working on both my vocals and backup
Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
Avatar
fiddlinsteudel
Members

Regulars
February 1, 2017 - 12:54 am
Member Since: December 22, 2012
Forum Posts: 285
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

So I'm currently taking an online class on bluegrass singing, and one of the tunes is East Virginia Blues, and old classic tune. I thought since it's pretty simple it'd be a good exercise in playing backup and playing at the same time. Anyways after a bit I started to feel more comfortable and I recorded for posterity sake a version of it:

I'm not sure why I recorded it with headphones on, nothing is playing in them, haha. One thing I noticed listening to the recording is that it's hard to not overpower your own singing while playing. The other thing I noticed is that i must be pressing to hard down cause my should kinda hurts now. ūüôĀ

Avatar
CyndieZ
Maryland
Member
Members
February 1, 2017 - 9:45 am
Member Since: December 21, 2016
Forum Posts: 33
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Thanks for posting this - I really enjoyed it! gold_star

Avatar
damfino
oHIo, USA
Members

Regulars
February 1, 2017 - 2:22 pm
Member Since: July 23, 2015
Forum Posts: 1191
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Really awesome! Great job, I enjoyed it ūüėÄ

Avatar
KindaScratchy
Massachusetts
February 1, 2017 - 9:03 pm
Member Since: March 14, 2012
Forum Posts: 1687
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Nice! I'm impressed at your ability to sing and play at the same time. Also, love the sound of the double stops.

One of my bluegrass jam friends does this song. I might use your video for practice purposes.

Thanks for posting!

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

Avatar
fiddlinsteudel
Members

Regulars
February 1, 2017 - 9:57 pm
Member Since: December 22, 2012
Forum Posts: 285
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Thanks! It's a little slow and old timey compared to bluegrass normally, but a little change is good. Did ou leave me comments on the video about wanting to see the fingerings?

Avatar
BillyG
Far North-west Scotland
February 2, 2017 - 1:27 am
Member Since: March 22, 2014
Forum Posts: 1989
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Loved it !  clapclapThanks for sharing it for posterity !!!  thumbs-up

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

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

Avatar
fiddlinsteudel
Members

Regulars
February 2, 2017 - 1:37 am
Member Since: December 22, 2012
Forum Posts: 285
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
Avatar
KindaScratchy
Massachusetts
February 2, 2017 - 10:11 pm
Member Since: March 14, 2012
Forum Posts: 1687
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

fiddlinsteudel said
Thanks! It's a little slow and old timey compared to bluegrass normally, but a little change is good. Did ou leave me comments on the video about wanting to see the fingerings?  

Wasn't me.

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

Avatar
Schaick
Members

Regulars
March 30, 2017 - 11:30 am
Member Since: December 25, 2013
Forum Posts: 854
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
10sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

@fiddlinsteudel Awesome!!  

Someday maybe I can sing and play too!

That is a great tune.  A gentleman at the jam I attend just started playing it  I am in the process of trying to learn it.

Violinist start date -  May 2013  

Fiddler start date - May 2014

FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius.  BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.

Avatar
coolpinkone
California, the place of my heart
Members

Regulars
March 31, 2017 - 12:05 pm
Member Since: January 11, 2012
Forum Posts: 3944
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
11sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

How truly nice.  I too like the singing.  But I totally dig on the doublestops like a mad wicked obsession.

Nice work and thank you.

You provided some music for the whole office today.

ūüôā

Cheers.

Toni

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
April 5, 2017 - 8:37 am
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 12308
12sp_Permalink sp_Print
0
@fiddlinsteudel - You are truly musical and talented. Most don't realize how difficult it is to play and sing simultaneously. You are on a GREAT track.
I LOVE IT!!!
I feel your love for the music. Your passion shines though. Keep up the fantastic work. 

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

Forum Timezone: America/New_York

Most Users Ever Online: 231

Currently Online: Fiddlerman, rockinglr33, Faith
46 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today None
Upcoming estudy, vitthal36, augustoad, Mirrim9999

Top Posters:

coolpinkone: 3944

Mad_Wed: 2849

Barry: 2666

Fiddlestix: 2647

Oliver: 2439

DanielB: 2379

Kevin M.: 1957

cdennyb: 1808

TerryT: 1701

Ferret: 1575

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 1

Members: 5526

Moderators: 0

Admins: 3

Forum Stats:

Groups: 16

Forums: 56

Topics: 6717

Posts: 83575

Newest Members:

Rob Gower, LewisBak, jaberger, EdwardOthem, esperanzazu2, Gox

Administrators: Fiddlerman: 12308, KindaScratchy: 1687, BillyG: 1989