December 30, 2013 at 7:00 PM #6403January 3, 2014 at 2:11 PM #6404
Anyone who thinks that this is not worth $50.00 a year, are crazy! I am a past road musician and I know the work it takes to learn a instrument, but I have learned more through these past few months than I have in a year. Just looking at the work it took in putting Cajun Fiddle on this lesson. Thank you John for sharing your blessings of time and talent.January 3, 2014 at 8:55 PM #6405
Thank you Gary! Comments like this one make it worth it! 🙂 I’m glad you are getting a lot from the site.August 2, 2015 at 1:57 PM #25824
https://m.mg.mail.yahoo.com/ya/download?m=YaDownload&fid=Inbox&mid=2_0_0_1_613364_AH4aDUwAABagVb5YegjtKCnDUuQ&pid=2&check_content_type=2&fullscan=1&YY=1184723710&appid=YahooMailMobile is the same version or is it different? I’m having trouble hearing how certain parts go in your version. I have all the notes down but I can figure out how it goes in places and this version seem more actuated or pronounced if that makes sence.August 2, 2015 at 11:41 PM #25839
Hi! I’m having trouble with the link you posted.August 5, 2015 at 11:59 AM #25895
hopefully this works betterAugust 5, 2015 at 12:16 PM #25897
That sounded great ! Not sure how that can be played better, or what exactly is the question? John will no doubt have a better idea. Was that you playing ? Sounded almost just like Johns version, I think John might have a little more bowing to it, not sure, very well played I must say, Cajun fiddling is a good one for playing with country music, seems to fit in , just saying. Have a great day.
Hope John can answer your question,
GuAugust 6, 2015 at 12:29 AM #25918
Thanks! That is the same version that I teach, with some minor differences. I teach the Don Rich version note-for-note. In the version you posted, the shuffles are the same, but the lead-in notes are sometimes different.August 12, 2015 at 12:46 AM #26056
Thank you for your reply. One more question for you. In the step by step version and the 70 bpm video you don’t have the same ending as the 120 bpm or the 170 bpm video. How did you finish it on the the 120 and 170 versions?August 12, 2015 at 11:26 PM #26086
I actually finished it a little differently on each version. The soundtrack basically has a two bar ending, so I usually just walk down to a low A. Here is what I am doing on the 120 bpm version:
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="586"] Cajun Fiddle two-bar ending[/caption]August 12, 2015 at 11:49 PM #26088
Thanks John. I almost have this song down pretty good. It feels good being able to play something at an intermediate level being the first time I picked up a fiddle was Christmas day and never having a lesson, besides your lessons. Thank youAugust 13, 2015 at 11:22 PM #26102
Please post a video for us in the Lion’s Den when you get a chance!January 19, 2016 at 7:30 PM #31117
I am so glad this song is here. I have been looking for it all over and could not find it. It appeared incredibly difficult when I downloaded the notation, but after trying it, it is not as hard as it looks. . .at my slow learning level. Just for my sanity. . . it seems that the up and down bows listed with the tablature is opposite from what you play? I didn’t even notice until I had gone through it a few times.January 20, 2016 at 2:38 AM #31139
Hi Fran, I’m using an old-time bowing notation where the up arrow means up-bow and the down arrow means down-bow. I am in the process of separating notation from tablature, and the notation will have the standard bowing indicators.
I’m glad you’re learning the song! Please drop a video performance into the Lion’s Den!January 20, 2016 at 9:57 PM #31185
ok. . .thanks. Yep, I went back and heard your explanation if the bowing notation at the start of the video. duh. one day I will work up to a videoJanuary 20, 2016 at 11:32 PM #31203
I can’t wait to hear it!February 17, 2016 at 5:00 PM #33402
I’ve updated the Cajun Fiddle jam tracks to quieten the steel and add some accordion. Much better now!July 27, 2018 at 8:39 PM #63629
Pulling this one back out. I had most of A down but gave up on the transition from A to B and the B part. Somebody requested it at a jam the other day…..So, here I am back at it.
I tried to play along with a Don Rich recording and found he was playing in a CRAZY key….
Then, as I was looking around at cajun music, I read that cajun fiddle is often tuned down a step to mix better with the accordian…..ha! who knew?!July 27, 2018 at 9:14 PM #63632
It’s a cool tune…I play it, but I don’t really play it right…lol. Hope to hear you play it soon.July 27, 2018 at 9:30 PM #63633
Nancy , Its a great tune But , I have to much on my plate to even think about starting this right now , Sorry !July 27, 2018 at 10:02 PM #63637
It’s funny how many of us are looking at this right now. Haha. Cricket, I heard yours the other day and thought it was real good I read someplace that gdgd tuning was also common in Cajun.
Been working on it tonight. I think I have it and will post to Lions Den tomorrow or Sunday.
Lots of fun!!
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