April 4, 2015 at 11:20 PM #20539
And now, with the brilliance you’ve come to expect here at BGDU: A lesson on the much requested country western song “Faded Love.” First, a simple beginner version based on the Bob Wills melody. Next, an intermediate version which consists of the three breaks Johnny Gimble plays on the Willie Nelson / Ray Price single. Finally, the advanced Bobby Hicks version.April 5, 2015 at 6:52 AM #20550
Oh…look what’s in the BGD Easter basket! All I can say is…Oh, oh, oh! That’s better than a chocolate bunny, for sure! Sounds beautiful, John…wow, what a lesson!!! Guess I’ll have to try…whew…gonna take both coffee and some chocolate to even think about this one! Beautiful. Y’all did a wonderful job.April 5, 2015 at 7:17 AM #20551
Cricket, I have faith in you, you are on!
What a great lesson John. I love the one with the girls! You guys harmonise perfectly.April 5, 2015 at 7:37 AM #20554
Thank you for this Easter gift!April 5, 2015 at 8:06 AM #20557
Faded Love is a super set of lessons! Arwen and Lorien look so happy and sing so well with you!April 5, 2015 at 8:21 AM #20559
Just downloaded all of this stuff… ha ha… just about did not fit into my Easter Basket, John! Your daughters are beautiful and talented… they add a lot to the mix. Now I’m thinking… gotta learn, gotta try, I think I can, I think I can…. choo choo!!!! Ha… it’s already making me crazy!April 5, 2015 at 8:25 AM #20563
Thanks all! This is a fun song to play, and one that is much requested.April 6, 2015 at 11:32 AM #20590
This one would make a good collaborative video, although I’m not one to suggest such things, since I still have not gotten the chance to get to Ashokan Farewell. Is anyone working on Faded Love yet? I sure will, but it’ll be several days before I get the chance to sit down and get started with it. I can’t imagine the time and effort that went into this big lesson here! Not sure I can handle all that Bobby Hicks finger bustin’ stuff…but at least I will try and see what comes of it. I never thought I’d get Golden Fiddle Waltz, but here lately just running through stuff a few minutes here and there I’ve gone through it full speed and hung on pretty well…the only train wreck is that little bunch of descending double stops way up the neck at the very end. I’m just gonna have to take some time to crawl through that extremely slowly, about 500 times!!!! Other than that, I say again, this site has really shown me you just don’t know what you can accomplish until you sit down and try, then try some more…then give it time before looking for results. Anyway…I can’t wait until I get a few things taken care of up and down the road so I can get a little time to start this whole thing. I plan to start at the beginner video and just slowly work through and see how far I can get…no matter how long it takes. I can’t wait until I can get started!!!April 6, 2015 at 9:58 PM #20606
Cricket, I know you’ll sound great on it! This can be part of your double-stop trifecta, including Maiden’s Prayer and Golden Fiddle Waltz.April 17, 2015 at 11:21 PM #212021943Participant
John, this lesson was too beautiful for words. What a beautiful talented family you have!!! I love this song. I do play it but very poorly. I must find the time to get going on this all time favourite. Everybody asks for it at all the jams and the dance floor fills when some good fiddler plays it. I play it at home but I really make a mess of it. I must-I must-I must get going on this lesson!!!!
Thanks so much, John. I have never heard it played so beautifully. AnnApril 18, 2015 at 4:54 AM #21203
I have the beginner version almost down.April 18, 2015 at 5:44 AM #21206
Hi Rock! I’m glad to hear that you are able to play Faded Love!April 18, 2015 at 6:16 AM #21208
Good morning Justine, I took a day or so off from the forum. It’s amazing what you can learn when you take the time. Faded Love (beginner lesson) isn’t really isn’t that hard to learn. Of course I haven’t recorded it, so I may sound terrible playing it.
Hope your doing great!!April 18, 2015 at 7:44 AM #21209
Hi Rock! I’m trying to practice more! Have a great morning!April 18, 2015 at 10:52 AM #21231
This one would make a great compilation tune!April 24, 2015 at 6:52 PM #21772
John, I think you sung better on this song than any I’ve heard. The girls singing was wonderful!April 24, 2015 at 8:56 PM #21778
Thanks Rock! I love it when the girls sing on a video with me.December 22, 2015 at 3:23 PM #30179
Gosh, I love this so much. John, I think it’s so neat that you put so many versions of this great tune up. I wanna learn all if them and just never stop playing it all kinds of ways! I realized I have this downloaded…lol…much to my surprise, but mainly I just use my iPad plus speakers for working on this stuff these days. I’m glad your site is so mobile-friendly. Your family sounded great on this. It’s really fun to be working on it!December 24, 2015 at 1:56 PM #30313
Thanks Cricket! It is one of my favorite waltz tunes, and I love all of the above versions.November 1, 2016 at 7:25 PM #42627ruckydooParticipant
Heard this played by a fellow on the accordion a couple weeks back at a church fun show and had forgotten what a neat song it is. Am squeezing this into my morning practice and may try to get the family involved a bit as you did. You and the girls all did a marvelous job on it too. May dig out a elderly type accordion and try it on that too. you have an enjoyable site and I look forward to each lesson.
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