Country Fiddle Intros

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    sryanlacey
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    Recently I came across your three- lesson YouTube series of Country Intros from 2012.  I find these lessons useful to help make my country fiddling efforts sound more fiddle-like.  I appreciate subjects such as hammer ons, timing, double stops, etc. that I can apply to the melody of a song for a more impressive sound.  I’m finding that the fiddle intros also serve as very fine breaks, or at least a good start to a break, and can be transposed to several keys,  so they are very useful

    Would you consider doing more lessons like these using classic ’50’s and ’60’s country favorites …especially those using a three chord I IV V that fit well into my local country Jam groups.  Just FYI, these groups play in G, C, A, D and E.

    #58097
    cricket
    cricket
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    Intros, hot licks, and ending tags would be a useful thing to learn.

    #58112

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Thanks, I would love to do more lessons like that.

    #58211
    Nancy Parker
    Nancy Parker
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    “Hot Licks for Bluegrass Fiddle” by Stacy Phillips is a great workbook.  It has 450 licks and special sections on riffs.

     

    #58217
    Nancy Parker
    Nancy Parker
    Participant

    P.S.  A.”CD” is included w/the workbook.  – n

    #58219
    Steve Srader
    Steve Srader
    Participant

    Good stuff

    #58475

    sryanlacey
    Participant

    Thanks for the suggestions about licks, intros and endings.  Although these are useful, it is more the technique that I need to have demonstrated.  I play classic 50’s and 60’s country songs, but still sound too much like a classically trained violinist.  I want tips and ideas to achieve a country sound (vs bluegrass or old timey). I find bowing ideas, but want to learn left hand technique such as effectively sliding into notes, throwing an occasional doublestop into the melody line.  John’s hammeron lesson (that happened to be in the context of country intros) is an great example.  I know there are other ideas that I am not realizing yet. I am hopeful for lessons along these lines that might have a side benefit of teaching other general concepts.

    #58477
    Steve Srader
    Steve Srader
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    Sryanlacey , any song you want really bad to learn , just go to the paid request and pay john for a lesson of your chose and he will fix you right up with the style you choose , most money he makes here goes towards the kids camps , also the lesson becomes available to everyone on blue grass daddy . Check out Don’t Be Angry lesson that I paid for it’s a Stonewall Jackson tune and its very Classic Country

    #58696

    kjdebolt
    Participant

    I, too, would love lesson on Intros, licks and riffs and endings for fiddle.  Please John- I’d be willing to pay for such a lesson for the group.  Let me know if  can.

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