Welcome to our forum. A Message To Our New and Prospective Members . Check out our Forum Rules. Lets keep this forum an enjoyable place to visit.

Check out our 2023 Group Christmas Project HERE

AAA
Avatar
Please consider registering
guest
sp_LogInOut Log Insp_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 RSSsp_TopicIcon
Cello Fiddle Book!
A cello book foe Fiddle Music!
Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
Avatar
Mouse
March 5, 2021 - 2:50 pm
Member Since: December 26, 2018
Forum Posts: 5477
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I found a Cello Fiddle Book!

A Rag, A Stomp & A Reel, by Renata Bratt, a Mel Bay book. I got the eBook. Downloaded it right to my forScore on my pad. 

First thoughts, I really like it, may change later, but I really like it now. 

I am working on an old-time hoedown. It is called Barlow Knife. It is a simple 1st position piece but I am trying to the bowing and speed with this. This is a really fun song to work with. I can feel the bowing should be, based kn the sound of the song. I am trying to get that affect. It doesn't feel like it should be straight cello blowing. In a video link Gregw provided in the Jamboree subtopic, I know rhe bow should lifted and then put down in the strings and I cam feel where that should be done here.

I watched the cellist in that video and it really made sense. The notations for lifting and putting the bow back down are not marked on this song, they are later when the songs get more involved. I will probably mark them in this song. 

This is really fun to play. I am quite rusty with this at the moment. so video yet. 

Thanks for that video, @ABitRusty. I am pretty sure it was you who posted it. 

If I like it for a while longer, I will recommend it to Fiddlershop.

The Bumblebee Flies!

Please ignore any typos. My typing ability on a real typewriter did not transfer to these device key pads.

Avatar
stringy
Members

Regulars
March 5, 2021 - 3:32 pm
Member Since: August 23, 2020
Forum Posts: 2128
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Look forward to seeing the vid, book, sounds great fun.

Avatar
ELCBK
USA
Members

Regulars
March 5, 2021 - 4:17 pm
Member Since: June 10, 2020
Forum Posts: 8163
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Barlow Knife! 

You're going native on us, Mouse!  

Good "Old Time" tune from the Southeastern US. 

Sounds like you're starting to have a lot of fun being a Ceddler! 

Smiley Broke Apart Smiley

Great pocket knife, btw.

- Emily

Avatar
Mouse
March 7, 2021 - 7:56 am
Member Since: December 26, 2018
Forum Posts: 5477
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

So, I have been working on my Barlow Knife on the cello. It is a lot of fun. I thought I was doing pretty good. Then I saw a video of a fiddler playing it. Um ...

My Barlow Knife will not get to that speed. My Barlow Knife Is a lot slower. I am finding that I can see where some little touches of flair could be added after I smooth it out. i keep wanting to do that now, but I need to smooth it out and memorize it first so I can prepare for the next few notes better, If I can memorize it, which I almost have, I can work on the bowing because I know which note is coming next.

It is fun, though.

The Bumblebee Flies!

Please ignore any typos. My typing ability on a real typewriter did not transfer to these device key pads.

Avatar
ELCBK
USA
Members

Regulars
March 7, 2021 - 8:24 am
Member Since: June 10, 2020
Forum Posts: 8163
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

@Mouse -

The faster you get this type of music memorized, the better - probably mentioned this before. 

Many times I'll use my phone to record even just part of a YouTube performance - right off my laptop screen, so I can loop it. 

Listening over & over helps me memorize. 

Some say try to play up to speed as soon as possible, because the finger/hand movements that are ingrained are different at higher speed. 

But, if you are not planning to play in a session with others - then speed doesn't matter. 

https://petercrossart.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/PCII04-p1-300x300.jpg

 

- Emily

Avatar
ABitRusty
Members

Regulars
March 7, 2021 - 1:44 pm
Member Since: February 10, 2019
Forum Posts: 4042
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Mouse said
So, I have been working on my Barlow Knife on the cello. It is a lot of fun. I thought I was doing pretty good. Then I saw a video of a fiddler playing it. Um ...

My Barlow Knife will not get to that speed. My Barlow Knife Is a lot slower. I am finding that I can see where some little touches of flair could be added after I smooth it out. i keep wanting to do that now, but I need to smooth it out and memorize it first so I can prepare for the next few notes better, If I can memorize it, which I almost have, I can work on the bowing because I know which note is coming next.

It is fun, though.

  

Sounds like youre enjoying it which is what its about!  

Forum Timezone: America/New_York
Most Users Ever Online: 696
Currently Online: Fiddlerman
Guest(s) 66
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today blueviolin, Abby
Upcoming MaceCRO, knpjdad, Poke, Ken Knapp, microcell, iamnotanoctopus, Ty Pierce, gruff, Deedee-, Little Prairie Girl
Top Posters:
ELCBK: 8163
ABitRusty: 4042
Mad_Wed: 2849
Barry: 2690
Fiddlestix: 2647
Gordon Shumway: 2482
Oliver: 2439
DanielB: 2379
Mark: 2184
stringy: 2128
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 3
Members: 31715
Moderators: 0
Admins: 7
Forum Stats:
Groups: 16
Forums: 82
Topics: 10659
Posts: 135260
Newest Members:
karuma Spammer, aquantseo, manuelllee, John Denver, miclejack, sallowkylie, jobinkhosla, Peter L. Hawks(Violin), jeanswash, neerjoshi
Administrators: Fiddlerman: 16452, KindaScratchy: 1760, coolpinkone: 4180, BillyG: 3744, MrsFiddlerman: 2, Jimmie Bjorling: 0, Mouse: 5477