Black Mountain Rag

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  • #9531
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    John (BGD)
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    This is an online fiddle lesson for the fiddle tune “Black Mountain Rag.”  This tune is by special request for Chuck Ryan.

    Black Mountain Rag

    #9565
    cricket
    cricket
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    Thanks! You are keeping me busy!!! So glad I joined this site!

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    John (BGD)
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    Thank you Cricket! It is keeping me busy too :)

    #9604
    cricket
    cricket
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    I know these detailed lessons must be a lot of work…I sure appreciate them! My playing has improved quite a bit since I’ve been here, too. I guess we’re all staying good and busy, and outta trouble! Good for us!!! If only the rest if the world would join us

    #11572
    kevinj
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    Hi John,

    Question 1, am I missing something, or is there no performance version of the rag showing what it sounds like? All the MP3s are jam tracks (no fiddle), and none of the videos show you playing it at speed…

    Question 2, is it possible to play the song in standard tuning (even if you can’t do the notes you show with the calico tuning). I’m thinking I don’t really want to mess with the tuning on my fiddle, just for one song.

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    John (BGD)
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    This lesson is incomplete as of 11/8/14.

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    tylerdean
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    Hi John

    I am most interested in seeing this lesson in standard tuning. It’s one of the songs I heard that inspired to to play. Thank you.

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    John (BGD)
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    Thanks for the reminder!

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    Sandra Lefenfeld
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    Hello.  I am new to the site and was delighted to find Black Mountain Rag being taught. I would love to hear the version you are teaching (in the calico tuning) at speed, but can’t seem to find it on the site.  Where would I find it? Thank you!

     

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    John (BGD)
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    Hi Sandra, I updated the lesson to include Buddy Spicher playing the break that I teach below. I need to finish off the lesson in standard tuning!

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    detale
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    John,

    Would it be possible for you to teach (Blk. Mountain Rag) in standard tuning? (e-a-d-g)

    This tune is the “MAIN” reason I signed up for your lessons.

    Thanks so much,

    Harvey

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    Steve Srader
    Steve Srader
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    Wow this lesson goes back to October 2 of 2014 ! There’s sheet music and tabs at the top of this lesson for standard tuning in the key of A

    #60851
    cricket
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    I started that one a long, long time ago, in a far away galaxy, probably, and, like so many other great almost fiddle adventures of mine, got side-tracked because of busy stuff…too much busy stuff.  I gotta get back to that one.  I love that tune.

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    John (BGD)
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    YIKES! I can’t believe I haven’t updated this one. OK Consider it bumped back up to the top.

    #60864
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    detale
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    Thanks, Thanks, Thanks soooo much, John !!

    Like so many of your other slow, informative, fingering positions, easy to follow videos while you are teaching, actually playing the notes on the fiddle will, by me, be GREATLY APPRECIATED !! W/out a doubt John, I know you have soooo much on your plate all the time, but I will graciously wait till you find the time. You please have a blessed day!

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    John (BGD)
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    Thank you for the kind words! I will be able to work on this after Memorial Day.

    #60910
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    detale
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    Wonderful John! You are to be highly commended (& recommended) for your diligent compassionate teaching!! Much appreciation is in order!!

    Your friend,

    Harvey Keim

     

    • This reply was modified 1 year ago by Avatar detale.
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    cricket
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    I agree 101%!

    #63528
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    John (BGD)
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    Finished the standard tuning portion, 7/24/18.

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    Steve Srader
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    It sounds great John !

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    Hakan Lindholm
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    Great lesson! Many thanks!

    #63534
    cricket
    cricket
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    Wow!  I gotta at least TRY…lol.  Cool lesson!  John, your playing is really outstanding on this!  You’re the BGDADDY!

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