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How to play bar 16 of Fiddlerman's Amazing Grace
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October 26, 2014 - 11:37 pm
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Aloha everyone,

Yes, I know I sound like a glutton for punishment, but I checked out @Fiddlerman's version of Amazing Grace.  Talk about more than I can chew!  Any who, I got to bar 16 and was stumped.  While you're playing a G on the D string (3rd finger), you play C, B, A, and B on the G string.  The issue I have is that you also need the 3rd finger to play the initial C, then the 3rd finger is only used on the D string.  How do you do that?

In the first Suzuki book, there is a similar stop on two strings with one finger, but it is in the opposite direction.  In other words, in that piece, you play a D on the A string (3rd finger), then an A in the E string (also 3rd finger), but you roll your finger outwards, easy to do as that's in the direction of your wrist and your 3rd finger doesn't have to come off the A string.  In @Fiddlerman's Amazing Grace, however, the 3rd finger has to come off the G string.  

Any explanation on what my 3rd finger has to do will be greatly appreciated.  I still have a lot of work to do with double stops, but I really like his version of Amazing Grace - it sounds great - but can't get past that bar.  This same issue is once again repeated in bar 32.





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October 27, 2014 - 4:47 pm
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Just slide your third finger off the G string farther onto the D string and keep going. 

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October 28, 2014 - 5:37 pm
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Aloha @Uzi,

I tried to see what @Fiddlerman did in his video, but couldn't quite tell.  I didn't see him flatten his finger, but I'll try out your suggestion.  Thanks. 





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October 28, 2014 - 7:18 pm
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Uzi is right!!!!! He daaaaa mannnnnnn!!!!!!

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October 29, 2014 - 9:46 pm
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PRAISE the LORD!!!!  SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!gold_star > if one learns anything on the Viddle this is a MUST!!!jimi-hendrixSWEETness!!!!!!!!!!!


October 31, 2014 - 3:03 pm
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Oh yea, now I really want ta learn that. 


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October 31, 2014 - 3:50 pm
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Watching FM play that, I am not sure what is better, The sound of how its played, or the entire appearance of his face the seconds after its over. He's still living a captured moment frozen for that small segment of time.

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