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Excellent, Barry - this tune is on my Learn-to-Play list
Mary in Springfield, Oregon http://www.thefiddleandbanjopr.....dpress.com
Is this a good arrangement? It has bow direction and slur notations, etc.
You can right-click and print the document. There's also a separate link below the sheet music for "with drones" version.
Here's another arrangement that looks more complicated:
I've got some software at home I can load up the midi file and it creates the sheet music for it... I'll give it a try later and see how it turns out.
Is this the right arrangement? I Like this set up with both the music on top and the tab underneath. It really helps me as I try to learn to read music
Thanks Barry, I didn't catch that at first, but after I printed it out and put it on the music stand to try and learn it, I realized that the Tab was wrong for the notes, and then I saw the note for the mandolin. I can write out the correct tab, it will be good practice for me.
Thanks for mentioning though.
I started working on this last night (with my new FM carbon fiber bow!) using the sheet music I linked to -- I think it is accurate except for a couple of extra notes which I just omit. I've got the "A" part down, but still working on the "B" part. I'm new to double stops, but I am trying to work those in as well.
Is the intent of this thread to post multiple progress videos or to submit a "final" video at the end of the month with our best effort?
If anyone wants another listen at the tune, here's one of my favorite bluegrass bands (The Lonesome River Band) playing the song with fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar, and bass:
Kevin M. said
Any chance you could write out the music for your version. I am trying to learn it but am having a tuff time with it.
Have you tried learning it by the sheet music provided before trying his version. The one i provided is the one that folks play
I have been playing by the sheet music you have but I am trying to learn 3rd position and I think this tune will help me with that. I've got the first part but the second part I'm still struggling with. I'll keep working on both for now but I think my wife is getting tired of hearing it.
I think I've got the B part of the song down now, too, and I can play along with the slow guitar track fairly well, but the double stop thing is new to me and I haven't quite got it figured out. I can bow the A and D strings OK, but all I can hear is the D string and not what I'm playing on the A string -- the D is much louder -- so I end up getting myself lost. It could just be the not-so-great strings that came on my violin. Maybe it's time to put on the Zyex strings.
I can't seem to play the E and A as easily as the A and D, but I think that just boils down to practicing and experimenting. I really like this song and it's a fun one to play. Thanks for setting this up, Barry!
I played the tune along with the old time jam session. It was fun. However, I don't think that I have a way to record myself playing along with it. I make my videos with my laptop and I don't think that I can play the session at the same time and record the video at the same time. Once I get this figured out, I will post it.
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