Blue Violet Waltz
November 22, 2019 at 10:59 PM #79367John (BGD)Keymaster
This is an online fiddle lesson for the bluegrass tune “Blue Violet Waltz” in the style of Michael Cleveland. This lesson was made possible by Steve Srader. Thanks Steve!November 22, 2019 at 11:18 PM #79370
Very nicely performed and instructed, John. Thanks very much. FredNovember 23, 2019 at 2:02 AM #79376
Absolutely Beautiful , I got it all downloaded , Thanks !November 23, 2019 at 8:24 AM #79380
Great lesson, John! Yikes, now we’re up to Michael Cleveland stuff…lol. Thanks for the request, Steve. How do you download it? I just get online.November 23, 2019 at 9:45 AM #79386
What a pretty waltz! So well done. Wow!November 23, 2019 at 10:01 AM #79389
Cricket I have every lesson I have learnt and wonting to learn downloaded to my computer using video grabber , So once captured I do not need the internet to do them cause they are on my hard drive ! The Mp3 are easier you just right click the mouse on the Mp3 and choose and left click on , save target as , and it will go to your down load folder in your computer !November 23, 2019 at 10:57 AM #79393
Thanks, Steve!November 23, 2019 at 2:40 PM #79407KaeleighParticipant
Thank you for doing another waltz Mr. Cockman!!!! I know so many now that I get them all mixed, but I love this one and I’m going to learn it anyway 🙂December 7, 2019 at 12:12 PM #79824fiddlewoodParticipant
I’m with Kaeleigh! this goes on the “must learn” list.December 13, 2019 at 2:36 AM #80066fiddlewoodParticipant
Wow! I was going through some different videos of Mike playing this and found out form his introduction that my old band-mate Charlie Flannery wrote it.
Charlie and I played about a year together for Wendy Smith (wrote Caroline the Teenage Queen and over 300 other songs).
Small WorldDecember 13, 2019 at 6:42 AM #80067
Cool, Dave. Some of our members here hang out with the best musicians!May 4, 2021 at 6:32 PM #88757gigiParticipant
Merci merci ,
Même c’est en anglais j’arrive a vous suivre suis très fière ,je vais pas vite mais du moins j’avance,
suis fière de prendre des cours avec vous .
Ghyslaine (gigi)May 4, 2021 at 8:36 PM #88761
gigi translated =
Thank you, thank you
Even it’s in English I manage to follow you am very proud, I’m not going fast but at least I’m moving forward,
am proud to take classes with you.
Ghyslaine (gigi)June 8, 2021 at 1:31 PM #88992
What a gorgeous waltz! The double stops trip me up but will keep trying. Thanks for teaching Mike Cleveland’s version.June 9, 2021 at 4:26 PM #88993
It sure is a fine waltz, ruckydoo. I love playing it and I have most of my friends at the local jam sessions playing it, too.
Very interesting to learn who composed the tune and that our own Dave from the forum here knows the guy very well and performed with him. Now that’s really cool as Peggy has said.June 10, 2021 at 12:12 AM #88999gigiParticipant
I would like to learn quickly, I don’t know how to do that, I’m trying to play Amazine Graces and it doesn’t fit in my head, is there something I don’t know because I’m about to get discouraged. to pay before for short and nobody wrote to me is not to say that the French people would say that of the help they do not know that, if there is something to let me know.
Thanks GigiJune 10, 2021 at 8:14 AM #89004
Hello Gigi, Please be patient with yourself as the fiddle does have some songs that require MUCH practice. I am now over 80 years old and still consider myself a beginner but am attempting to master the Blue Violet Waltz but can only seem to do it one string at at a time but have slipped in a few double stops and am very happy to hear the song sound better. Age has slowed me down but I want to be a fiddle player for as long as I can. You will soon find yourself producing beautiful songs and the thrill of that makes it all worth will. It was only when I increased my practice to an hour a day that I felt positive results so that worked for me. Stick with it, Gigi. Your violin has thousands of gorgeous songs trapped in it for you to discover and play. Your determination is a sign of your desire to do well. I will pray for you too. Ruckydoo (Ralph)August 16, 2021 at 10:13 AM #89340
Have been waking up dreaming about this song so gotta get serious about polishing it up on the fiddle.
Thanks for the lesson and it’s taking a while but after getting the first measure mastered (kinda) the rest is falling in place but in good time. You did splendid job showing us how it ought to sound and I’m grateful for that too. Glad that I signed on for a life membership since it seems that I just can’t get enough of this music and come back…a lot!August 16, 2021 at 1:02 PM #89342
I have the entire tune to memory on the violin , But still got work to do on the timing so I can play twin fiddles with John , I love this tune too !August 16, 2021 at 2:44 PM #89343
That one ain’t easy! I went through the lesson and sorta learned it, but never got it down good. It’s so beautiful it’s well worth spending whatever time it takes.
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