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Learn a New Way to Play HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
There are MANY variations!
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Fiddlerman
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July 4, 2022 - 10:19 am
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Thanks everyone. Hope everyone has a fantastic 4th of July!!!us-4240fireworks_gif

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Okay, it's a year later... I'm back wondering why I haven't changed much of the lame 'Happy Birthday' version I play for the kids (not sharing)! 😖  Used some different keys, couple different positions & some double stops... blah, blah, blah.  I haven't even tried any different rhythms for it 😔 not even some shuffle bowing & what I'm probably missing most... no cool groove.  

Still gathering ideas, but I do like some aspects of everything in this thread.

I've had bad days when my playing felt like it sounds this way 😳, so I could probably play this on the fiddle! 

 

Fiddlerman shared a great duet he played with Felix Manuel Perez Cuza

 

Don't know how I missed this one - from Alex DePue! 

 

 

I definitely need to experiment more to come up with something fairly simple (within my capabilities), that could at least be memorable for my Grandkids.

ANYONE GET A LITTLE CREATIVE WITH THIS YET?  ...maybe add some tiddly bits or different groove to 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY'?

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Geez, I STILL never think of this until it's too late! 

I suppose it would be different if all the Grandkids actually celebrated their Birthdays at our house, but they don't anymore. 😕 

Thought I'd refresh this thread so at least I start thinking about how to create my own version of Happy Birthday. 

 

 

Whew... there's a lot of inspiration here!

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