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Fiddlerman
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For my taste, forget Pavarotti, Any of you ever hear of Jussi Bjorling?

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FM, is it just a scale variation that you use to finish this tune?

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Fiddlerman said
For my taste, forget Pavarotti, Any of you ever hear of Jussi Bjorling?

 

Have you ever played for an opera?

 

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I have. Played opera with the South Florida Symphony Orchestra in the 80's and played with the Royal Opera in Copenhagen as well. Not that much though compared to all the symphony work I've done.

The Orange Blossom Special towards the end of my video I'm playing parts of an E major scale in a way. Yes, good observation. You made me watch it again (Hate seeing myself play) and realize that I promised a part 2. LOL

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I know a lot of endings for bluegrass type songs are very similar. I just don't really seem to know a lot of them. I figured out a little more on the tune, just trying to figure out a way in which to end it.

 

I don't like watching a recording of myself either. 

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Thought I would take a minute and share my favorite version of Orange Blossom. I think that is my favorite because of all of the talent on the stage in one place.

 

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Wow Ryan, that sure is a mess of fiddlers.

Wouldnt it be great to be able to play that tune with all those fiddlers?drooling

 

That truly is a good version of OBS,  but I think my favorite is still  " The ragin cajun"  Doug Kershaw.  cheers

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Fiddlerman said
For my taste, forget Pavarotti, Any of you ever hear of Jussi Bjorling?

Thank you,

He has a wonderful voice. Although Pavarotti was greay I like José Carreras better.

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Lots of great tenors, how about this Russian baritone

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My best is Bryn Terfel, I dunno why but he has the right tone to make me shiver when I hear him sing 🙂

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

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The cross over bowings are pretty tricky. I noticed you had a few in the bile em cabbage down pieces. I have to build pinky strength. and finger dexterity.jimi-hendrix

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You can do anything if you do it slow enough right? If so, do it at the tempo that you can do it no matter how slow. Do it 100, 200, 1000 times. Whatever it takes, until it starts to feel right, then you increase the tempo with baby steps. smile

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Fiddlerman said
You can do anything if you do it slow enough right? If so, do it at the tempo that you can do it no matter how slow. Do it 100, 200, 1000 times. Whatever it takes, until it starts to feel right, then you increase the tempo with baby steps. smile

 

My problem is the reach over and dodging the reached over string, maintaining the notes and bowing at the same time. Isnt it 10,000 times to learn something? ha ha! I feel like I have to either tip over the fiddle or swing my elbow under way far to reach. for instance the D and F double stop. D with the pinky on the g string and traditional F posistion finger 2. Its also very hard to curve the pinky. But I am still working on it.jimi-hendrix

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Sounds like you know exactly what you are doing. Perhaps this would be a reason for angling the violin slightly more clockwise to reach. Also some slight careful stretching to get the arm under comfortably and the fingers round.
Sounds to me like you are on the completely right track though.

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Fiddlerman said
Sounds like you know exactly what you are doing. Perhaps this would be a reason for angling the violin slightly more clockwise to reach. Also some slight careful stretching to get the arm under comfortably and the fingers round.
Sounds to me like you are on the completely right track though.

 

thanks, to a certain point I know what I must do. But I have had to read alot, watch alot of vids and figure things out so they make sense. There are alot of "gaps" in self teaching books that I think experienced players take for granted. My guitar philosophy has sort of taken hold of my violin philosophy. Do what it takes to make the note, its your style, no rules. Since I started keeping a practice journal a week ago or so, I have noticed more focus on my specific, shall we say playing foibles. My intonation and accuracy has improved most of all. Sometimes its more comfortable to lean the fiddle over more like when I am practicing Soldiers Joy now and also Bile em Cabbage down. I am trying to solidify in my habits a posistion that meets all my playing needs. There probably isnt one. But it is the only way to reach over to the G string without hurting my elbow. Pushing it that far under felt really wierd. I practiced an hour last night and my bicept and shoulder muscle were getting sore. jimi-hendrix

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I watched Barry's post on "Bile Em Cabbage Down" today, and then by clicking the suggested vids that popped up after, I found this little gem. I guess Chubby doesn't worry too much about wiping the fiddle every time he plays? I just love Roy Clark too.

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I am going to bring this back to the top. I love this song and am wanting to learn to play it. Is there anywhere I can find a copy of the music for it? I am not good with my ear. Must be that husband in me and not listening, or so I think i've been told..

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I sat in on a class for this tune at the Joe Val BG festival a few years back. Wish I saved the score. I had my wife's violin. I was the only one to raise my hand when David Reiner asked who was picking up the fiddle for the first time today.... lol

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@Scrap This link might help. I think there is also a link in this tutorial to YouTube tutorial of Eric Christopher’s double-shuffle bowing.

Part One

https://ericchristopher.net/2012/test/

Part Two

https://ericchristopher.net/20.....ial_part2/

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@cid That is awesome. Thank you!

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