March 28, 2019 at 11:42 PM #70643
This is an online fiddle lesson for the old time tune “Cowboy Waltz.” This lesson was made possible by BGD member Steve Srader. Thank you Steve!March 29, 2019 at 6:10 AM #70646
Thanks John and Steve! I love this tune. Do you know if Woodie Guthrie wrote words to this? Beautiful playing, John.March 29, 2019 at 7:40 AM #70648
I don’t remember any lyrics. Maybe Cowboy Steve will write some!March 29, 2019 at 7:40 AM #70649
Thank you John ! Sliding into the double stops is something I had not done and I have a few timing issues to fix but shouldn’t take me to long to fix what I wasn’t doing thanks !
March 29, 2019 at 10:17 AM #70653
- This reply was modified 5 months ago by Steve Srader.
I heard somebody somewhere on youtube singing it one time, but I can’t remember who it was. I’d never heard it sung before and don’t know where they got the lyrics. Steve…we need lyrics!March 29, 2019 at 11:06 AM #70654
That’s the craziest waltz I think I’ve ever heard; half of it sounds like a jig and the rest like a waltz. Thanks for playing it and posting it. I tried to tap my foot to it and broke two toes…on each foot. ;-)March 29, 2019 at 11:19 AM #70655
uh-oh…lol. Fred is on a roll! Well I can’t help but wonder if there are any more Woodie Guthrie fiddle tunes floating around in the state of Obscurity, or anywhere else in the south west…lol.
March 30, 2019 at 11:53 AM #70680
- This reply was modified 5 months ago by cricket.
Cricket I will write some words to it in a week or two !March 30, 2019 at 6:56 PM #70688
Cool!March 31, 2019 at 9:44 PM #70728
Oh I love this tune!! Funny, but I was just learning it myself. Now, with the lesson, I’ll be able to!! Hooray!March 31, 2019 at 10:45 PM #70729
Great Kaeleigh , can’t wait till you get it in the lions Den , I have been working on it too , I have it in the lions den without the lesson so now I am trying to fix what I have learned its hard to unlearn and relearn cause I automatically wont to go back to what I have already done !June 11, 2019 at 9:07 PM #73200
Great tune! It would help me out greatly if there were a fiddle track between super slow and full speed. Say, one in the 100 or 120 bpm range. Can’t quite keep up with the 180, don’t know the tune well enough for just the jam tracks.June 12, 2019 at 1:13 AM #73202
Sarah Golden , This was a mp3 I created , I converted it back to a Mp4 in order to upload it to u-tube It is Cowboy Waltz Slowed down 20% slower , You can use the video grabber to copy to your computer or what ever ! I hope this helps you !June 12, 2019 at 7:51 AM #73218
Steve, that is great, thanks for posting! I have been trying to decide what to do about slow-plays. When I play a song slower than it is written, it is difficult for me not to “reinterpret” the song at that speed. It may be best for me to publish a “slowed down” video rather than record a quick song at a slow speed.June 12, 2019 at 10:17 AM #73220
John , I used Audacity to change the tempo but it only works on mp3 ! The First time I used Audacity to change the speed I chose the speed option and that does not work because it also changes the pitch making it worthless ! So if You use the Tempo option it keeps the pitch in tact , It is perfect for your mp3 tracks with fiddle !
So for Me , From here on out I can make my own slow downs effortlessly using Audacity without changing the pitch , I could of made it 30 or 40 % reduction but there is a point where it is to slow !
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