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couple a fiddle tunes
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myguitarnow
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Sounding good Barry, I would love the sheet music to those tunes.

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Sounds great! I really enjoyed listening to you play!thumbs-up

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Fun tunes, thanks for sharing. I impressed by your posture. exactly Also love the way you move when you play.

Is that a C natural or C# on the A?

Your technique for holding the bow way up on the stick works for you but I would love to see you hold it at the frog. You would be able to use the whole bow all the way to the frog.dancing It might even be more relaxing for you not to have to lift your arm as high for as long.

I really enjoyed listening to "Angelina Baker". That's a great tune.

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smilesmileBoth tunes made me smile and inspired me to keep practicing. I started to learn to play with the goal of playing enjoyable fiddle tunes. thanks. 🙂

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Barry, they make me want to dance! I see you were dancing on your chair, too!

I would love to have the sheet music as well! Thank you so much for sharing!

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Barry said:

I'll scan it and get it posted with in the next few days, thanks everyone coffee2

Thank you, Barry! 

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Oh my gosh, I never realized that was a *real* song - that one about the hen. My kids were in this string instrument musical last year in Nashville, and i instantly recognized the tune....here is a little 7 year old boy playing the same thing, he comes in about 1/3 of the way through - it's pretty cute...he looks like he was born to fiddle. There was an audience of several hundred watching....

 

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Me too Barry, sounds like a couple of fun tunes.

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Barry, I like it.  Your bow hold is peculiar.  It seems you are comfortable with it.There is a slight change in your violin hold in this video.  I think Fiddlerman will start a new topic on different bow holding methods, especially on the Russian method.

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Can you explain the notation for us please. Since those notes to the left are not G, D, A then I assume that the notes are not written in the right spot either. So you play the finger that is on that string? How do you know if there is a sharp or flat? Are those all natural notes? Thanks

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Thanks for the explanation. That was my suspicion but I was not sure. I suppose it is like everything else, you just need to get used to it and it becomes second nature.

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What do the circled notes mean? I get the rest having the L and H above for sharp or flat.

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I didn't check the explanation but I guess that they are half notes since that would make the timing right.

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In this case, the numbers (G2) means the duration of the notes, i.e., a quater note, the (3 means the following three notes are triplets. 😐 means repeat.

The melody is on G major scale or E minor scale.

capital/uppercase letters indicate that those notes should be played on the on C major scale (CDEFGAB) and are used as reference for the lowercase letters, which indicate they should be played above C major scale.

 

i hope this makes sense.

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I visited that site Barry and bought his book with CD, "43 Fiddle Tunes in Tab"

 

I still havn't received my blues violin book that I ordered a week ago from the Berkley online music store. But thanks to Fiddlerman for starting a new area about blues violin. I want to dabble in celtic fiddling too if anyone can steer me in the right direction?

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I love your ambition MGN.

That is the way to go. You only live once. dancing

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I'll be checking out different styles. I really like Irish jigs. I played in an Irish band as a side project for quit a few years.

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Was listening to your fiddling again Barry, good stuff. I think I found that old Time Machine site too...to jam with. Can you lead me to some places for Irish fiddling? My family was from Northern Ireland but I love all music and looking for some jig lessons to fiddle with '-) jimi-hendrix

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