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So I made a backing track to Shove That Pigs Foot a Little Closer to the Fire.  Here's me playing to it.  Kinda got a little wonky with the bow here and there.  Felt like I was gonna hit the mic stand but just went with it.  I start out without backing and fade into it and the fiddle switches to the mic hooked to the DAW so that's the reverb you're hearing.  Its not acoustics of the room.  Used the Portland Collection version to learn.  Still working on the old time feel obviously 🙂

 

Heres a great version...

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Very well, done @GregW 

I enjoyed that, and think you did a very good job with it!

Jim

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Thank you Jim!

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Oh my gosh that was so much fun! Lovely, now inspired to chug through a few little country songs myself...

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Loved your playing!

When I hear the fiddle type violin playing, I so want to do that. Then I hear the slower romantic violin (not necessarily classical because a lot of that is just too much for me), and I want to that, or my 60’s songs. 

For some reason, I have had an easier time figuring out fiddle songs. I have fun playing, “Going Down to Boston”. I think that is the name. Simple little beginner’s ditty, spending more time with cello now because I lost the violin teacher and have a cello teacher. I was considerng trying to play, “Going Down to Boston” on my cello. Hey, fiddle cello! Going to try that on Ada, my brighter sounding cello. I have converted some cello songs to viola and violin before because I liked them on my cello. Also, did the same with viola and violin music that I have.

But, back to your original post, that was great fiddle playing and wonderful video! That was so much fun to listen too. Makes a person feel real good inside!

Thanks.

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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Thanks Mimi!

@cid thank you!  I know what you mean about the slower tunes (songs) and wanting to play those.  Even slow fiddle tunes like maidens prayer, ashokan, faded love.. I struggle to make them sound correct.  Right now I feel like my sound approaches alfalfu singing from the little rascals.. 🙂  but its more than I could do when I started so I keep sawin.. Glad it was fun to listen to!  Thanks for letting me know i do appreciate that!

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Aw, @GregW You sound better than Alfalfa!

Is this the one you are talking about, @cid

Love this tune!

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Thanks Jim!  Alright then!  Ive hurdled the alfalfa bar!  Lol..coffee1

Havent heard the road to Boston.  That doesnt sound too easy.  Thanks for linking that.

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Always good to look closer to where you are for pointers.  I missed this on the site.  Neat video.

 

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GregW

 

Sounding good thanks for posting, another one to put on my list to learn.

Did anyone else notice the 6 string acoustic bass in the second video? I've seen lots of 6 string electric but never an upright 6 string acoustic bass before, also the design of the bass was different than I've seen before. Cool looking for sure.

 

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Mark said
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Sounding good thanks for posting, another one to put on my list to learn.

Did anyone else notice the 6 string acoustic bass in the second video? I've seen lots of 6 string electric but never an upright 6 string acoustic bass before, also the design of the bass was different than I've seen before. Cool looking for sure.

 

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Thanks Mark.  Check out the other thread on this.  Theres some sheet music and other chit chat on this tune.  Also a link to some backing tracks.

 

Yes I did notice that.  Also what I think is an octave mando..being played by the gent on the end of the group.

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Great job Greg. I enjoyed that.

Also, I forgot making that video. LOL

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but the one who needs the least."

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Fiddlerman said
Great job Greg. I enjoyed that.

Also, I forgot making that video. LOL  

Thanks!  After watching your video and listening to that and Mark in that topic and others it was apparent the feel of what I posted isnt quiet right.  (Some fiddler somewhere just yelled YAH THINK) violin-banglol..

 Ive watched your video a few times and played with the sheet music you wrote out.  Im gettin better...Stay tuned for epic pigs foot part 2 coming soon.. banana

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Looking forward to it GregW.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
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This was amazing work GregW ! I especially like the way you mixed it in the daw. 

When I get the time I want to do some of that as well. It sounds very much like a group of guys or girls all playing to it live.

I need to get more into the "old time" I guess. Once again, it has to do with time not lack of interest.

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Thanks Timothy!

Started out just playing around with mid-side micing on the guitar after seeing a Ben Clark video on this tune.  Got to flipping through the portland book and found the music and volla!  Lol.  Planning ahead on syncing the fiddle with the backing wouldve been helpful. I shouldve Somehow routed the 1st 2 measures to speakers with intro clicks and then went to mute.  Maybe  is what Ill try next time.  Otherwise it turns into either matching up waveforms on the tracks or listening and moving the audio track around till it matched the fiddle video.  Time consuming.   Then I faded out the fiddle videos audio track.  TMI...i guess..was the process though in case it interest.

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Nice job with Pig's Foot, @GregW ! I love that tune. I think you have a very good old-timey sound.

This is one of my favorite Pig's Foot videos...with Bruce Molsky and Aly Bain on fiddle, Phil Cunningham on bouzouki, and Jerry Douglas on dobro, among others:

They look like they're having so much fun; I always wish I was there playing along. 

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Funny that The Road to Boston should be mentioned above. That was the tune I played in my video when I hosted the Traveling Fiddle back in 2013 (skip ahead to 1:30 to get past the talking and hear the tune...well, my simple version of it):

We used to play The Road to Boston when I was in a colonial fife and drum corps in junior high school.

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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Thank you Diane!  I agree,  the Bruce Molksy video is the best!  Love that version.  Ive been trying to get that "feel" for the last few days.  My brain keeps wanting to go back to what I played.  Maybe playing too slow for the feel in the video and/or give it more time.

thank you for letting me know it sounds old time to you.  I wasnt sure of that right after I posted and started seeing more post here about it from back a few years.  Also, liked your version of Road to Boston.  Moonshadows posted the Ward Allen video and I watched it but something about you playing made me remember it from an earlier post on the forum. I remembered the part that sounds like a Christmas carol and I think thats how I described it then.  That one (Road to Boston) doesnt get played at the beginner type jam I attend.  It may at the old time jam.  Thanks again Diane.  Enjoyed your video!  Liked your playing and how you edited it.  The water scene and how you switched back and forth and also how you introduced what the video was about.  Very nice.

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Great video. Thanks for that one Diane.

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Heres where Im at with this.  Feels more like it.  

https://youtu.be/flrJFtpDStU

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