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Ragtime & Swing on the Fiddle!
Gotta love that rhythm!
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April 21, 2024 - 9:21 pm
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@Strabo -

Thank you for the run down on the Dill Pickles! 

I'll have to get on it after I'm done working on the other tunes I'm trying to get better at the moment (and I also have many more workshops to watch & try at Fiddle Hell). 

I thoroughly enjoy your responses with extra tidbits! 

Are you mostly choosing to learn tunes commonly played at sessions?

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@ ELCBK

There’s so much to be done! What a challenge to keep everything on track!

There are scales and arpeggios to keep the basics right, maybe even add some odd keys and modes from time to time.

There are new techniques to be gained and skills to be practiced: better bow control, tone, vibrato, chops, grooves, ornaments, and speed, speed, speed!

There are the fav tunes to be polished, enriched, and made even better -- having something great to play at a moment’s notice.

There is the growing backlog of music already learned, music that if ignored will slowly drift into the “forgotten” category. “How does that go???"

There are the interesting new things that pop up and beckon to be learned. Always something new & sexy on the horizon!

And now there are umpteen interesting sessions from Fiddle Hell -- gotta get to them before that four-month close runs out!

And finally, there’s playing for entertainment and fun! 

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