Arpeggios

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  • #72120
    Kenny
    Kenny
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    Robert,

    Thanks for the video on pentatonic notes and the solo pattern.
    I will work toward the pentatonic scale next.  Makes me want to get out the mandolin and try this pattern and then transfer to fiddle.
    I already know the chord pattern on the mandolin so it should be easy to move to the correct position with the first and second fingers.

    #72121
    fiddlewood
    fiddlewood
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    When playing pentatonics I usually think of the first position I’ll hit as the first finger covering two strings…the lower string is the root.

    I don’t regularly start licks on the 5 of the chord, or with that on the bottom of a double stop….

    If I were to take off with a “3rd” double=stop, I’d normally use the 3rd finger on the root and the first finger on the third of the chord.

    I also prefer to use open strings when possible rather than stay stuck to that one fingering. ..it lends itself to a much more versatile sound I think.

    • This reply was modified 1 month ago by fiddlewood fiddlewood.
    #72158
    Kenny
    Kenny
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    Dave,

    I wondered about the starting position and if you would really play the fiddle like that?
    Using what you have shown me with the double stops, I can see where the finger positions repeat in a definite order from key to key.

    I also found a short video on how to start improvising.
    This is kind of an add for “Strum Machine” but I like the short licks and fills.
    You can skip the first two minutes of the video.

     

    I wish I could find more examples like this video.

    • This reply was modified 4 weeks ago by Kenny Kenny.
    #72160
    fiddlewood
    fiddlewood
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    Kenny…more examples are in every recording where a fiddle (or other instrument) plays back-up…

     

    #72169
    Kenny
    Kenny
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    I keep forgetting you can steal licks from other instruments.
    I just need to pay more attention.  and slow down and listen better.

    #72174
    Nancy Parker
    Nancy Parker
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    Below is Megan Lynch Chowning’s HOME page:

    Go to PLAYLIST.

    Scroll down to 56 on TECHNIQUES.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyI-zHKUBoYUhAQ8ECiuYQg

     

     

    #72178
    Kenny
    Kenny
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    Thank you Nancy.  She has many videos on technique.
    I will watching several videos from her homepage.

    #72182
    fiddlewood
    fiddlewood
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    yes, some good stuff there! Thanks Nancy!

    #72753
    goettjp
    goettjp
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    I’ve attended Megan’s FiddleStar camp.  It was fun and the instructors were killer (Nate Lee from Becky Buller Band, Matt Combs from GrOlOpry, Justin Braunum & Deanie Richardson from Sister Sadie).

    The Strum Machine  site wasn’t available then.  I tried it when it first came out and thought “why would I want to strum my guitar alongside this?”   After seeing Megan’s YouTube above I realized it was for soloists, to provide background strumming.  I’ve been using it every day with my fiddle & dobro and am about to pull the trigger on a year long subscription.

    #72765
    Kenny
    Kenny
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    Was this the adult camp that just ended?

    Sounds like a great time among great fiddlers.

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