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GregW
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April 29, 2020 - 4:58 pm
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Hope you enjoy.  The 1st guitar track I did made it sound like Bonnie Prince Charlie crossed to Skye in a covered wagon.  Think this fits better..  anyway..Another one I'm practicing for when class resumes..

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Very nice job, Greg. I just learned this within the past few days.

Jim

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Classic!  Nicely done @GregW !

When we lived over on the west coast, we could, on really clear days, just see the Isle of Skye.   Aye, and I'll be having tae appoint ye an honorary Scotsman if ye're nae carefu' !

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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appreciate it Jim @MoonShadows  hope your fiddling going well.  thats a fun tune to play.

@Billyg an honor sir!  I'll see what else I can piece together fer ye!  appreciate it!

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Fiddling is moving forward. Rather than type a long post, this article from March 7th sums up what I have been doing lately.

https://fiddlingforolderfolks......t-in-goal/

Jim

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Nicely done, 

Enjoyed that.

 

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

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Very well done! Your tone sounds great to me. Did you multitrack all the parts?

If I were to add one small tip IF you are trying to get smoother tone, would be fuller bows (though I can't see your bow strokes si this is a guess), perhaps a little faster, with a little more pressure. This might help you get a smoother tone through the whole bow. Right now at the end of your strokes I can hear a teeny skritch and sometimes a little bounce in the bow. Or just adds TONS of reverb like I did 😉

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thank you Mark!  Appreciate the tip.  I felt like earlier sometime I was using to much pressure and everything I played sounded like a screaming cat.  so I think I've swung back to not enough pressure like you were saying ...and like you pointed out I'm going too slow with bow.. especially at 53 seconds.  also the bouncing has become an issue.  I can't remember other than the last few months fighting bounce..im doing something different.  tried going looser on the hair but lately its more common I bounce than not.  

reverb hasn't helped me.. 😒  ive surely tried!   it is fun to use.  especially in my practice room.

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GregW,

I was having the same issue with bow bounce and when I mentioned it to my new fiddle teacher she said my problem was to loose of bow hair, that was causing my bow bounce, I just looked at her and said, ya sure! (I had been playing with a very loose bow and kept loosing it trying to keep from bouncing) She tightened it up to where my pinky finger could almost pass between the hair and the bow stick, It still had a good arc in the stick but to my utter surprise the bounce went away.

She explained that if the bow hair is too loose or too tight it will bounce, you have to find the sweet spot for your bow. 

I had to eat crow on that one.  duncecap

 

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Thanks @Mark!  I would not have considered it being too loose so thats something I'm going to look at.  the weird thing is that I haven't had this problem in the last 2 lessons or really anytime in a lesson recently.  I'm sure it's bounced here and there but not as much as I encounter at home.  But..we haven't looked at the slower tempo stuff so that's probably why it hasn't shown up.  it seems to show up in slower tempo tunes.  thanks again for the pointer..appreciate it!

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