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Cello Fiddle Book!
A cello book foe Fiddle Music!
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March 5, 2021 - 2:50 pm
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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, @GregW. I am pretty sure it was you who posted it. 

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

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

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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! 

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Great pocket knife, btw.

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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.

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@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. 

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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!  

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