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East Virginia Blues
working on both my vocals and backup
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fiddlinsteudel
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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. 🙁

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CyndieZ
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Thanks for posting this - I really enjoyed it! gold_star

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Really awesome! Great job, I enjoyed it 😀

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KindaScratchy
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February 1, 2017 - 9:03 pm
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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.

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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?

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BillyG
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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 :-)

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February 2, 2017 - 10:11 pm
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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.

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