November 1, 2016 at 7:32 PM #42631
Oh good…let’s hear it, please, Ruckydoo!November 2, 2016 at 4:51 PM #42672
I second! Put it in the Lion’s Den when you get a chance!November 18, 2016 at 2:34 PM #43103ruckydooParticipant
Am attempting to learn Faded Love on fiddle and accordion. Enjoy it immensely now that I’m hearing it again on BGD. Got the melody in my head by hearing Bob Wills on a tiny radio station in northern Minnesota. This site is resurrection lots of my childhood memories! I’ll be playing some of this stuff in the local nursing homes soon…I hope.November 18, 2016 at 2:49 PM #43108
Ralph, I hope to hear you play it sometime!January 15, 2017 at 10:34 AM #45199fiddle campParticipant
I’m new as you will read 🙂 How do I know when I should be playing 2nd or 3rd position. For instance, E string, 4 (4); 2 and 3 circled ?
LauraJanuary 15, 2017 at 6:32 PM #45221
Hi Laura, here is a link to an in-depth lesson on the various hand positions that you will find in the tablature:
Below is a picture of the finger and hand positions, which includes the actual notes on the G string for all the positions.
If you need to be out of the first position, there will be a circled note below the tablature that lets you know which finger to use when you play the note (1 through 4).
Before we go any futher, I need to admit that I’m a little red-faced. The measure you are having an issue with actually has a typo that I didn’t catch, and this is probably what has confused you. This is the 24th measure of the “Willie” versions of Faded Love.
I have fixed this, and you may now download the updated version of the tablature on the lesson page. On measure 24 of the Willie version, you should see (3L) instead of (4) on the tablature on the A string. Here is what the updated version looks like:
On the A string, (3L) is an F# note, and you should play it with the third finger. On the E string, 4 is an B note, and you should play it with your second finger. Your hand will be in the third position.
For the next grouping, your third finger remains on the F# on note he A string while your first finger plays 4L on the E string, which is an A# note.
Please accept my apologies for the typo!January 16, 2017 at 5:59 PM #45244fiddle campParticipant
After years of playing guitar, I absolutely love learning the fiddle and I enjoy your lessons.
LauraJanuary 19, 2017 at 11:47 PM #45287
I hope to hear you play at some point!July 15, 2017 at 3:34 AM #51460John TaitParticipant
I found this video of Katie Holmes of Asleep at the Wheel playing “Faded Love”. Some of this is very tricky and advanced with no assistance from any notation.
However, from about 3.36, there is a part that sounds rather good.
Any ideas on notating this out?
Thanks.July 15, 2017 at 7:20 PM #51500
That sounds great! I like her idea of playing the Bobby Hicks voicings on the A and E.July 15, 2017 at 8:37 PM #51502
Faded Love is just so cool for fiddling…just sets itself up for great variations.July 19, 2017 at 10:45 AM #51708rodgerParticipant
John (Tait), I’ve posted this before, but it would be good to have it on this thread also. This is a great incentive booster for Faded Love. Tessa is a Kentucky girl that has gone to the top internationally and is winning highest competitions all over with a great classic fiddle. Of course we all know Mark. This is beautiful. I can’t explain what it feels like to my ears to listen to this…and obviously they recognize it as a winner also, from their looks at the end…July 22, 2017 at 12:07 PM #51917rodgerParticipant
I hadn’t noticed before how much of the time Tessa is playing double stops. A lot of this she is playing double stops and it’s so perfect it sounds like she’s just doing a normal harmony.July 22, 2017 at 12:31 PM #51918
That’s so good I feel like burning my fiddles right now…lol.July 22, 2017 at 3:33 PM #51934
She is incredible.July 25, 2017 at 10:13 PM #52008
So I have been working on Faded Love because it seems to be played a lot but speaking of variations. . . I just learned this GREAT variation. Well, I like it a lot anyway. I have only been working on it about 3 days so I can only work in about half of the variations but here is a video of the lady playing it who taught it to me. I am the one in the striped shirt so skip on past me to the lady in the dress and listen to her variation. Another couple of days and I think I will have it. When I get it , I will post a better video. My husband was still ordering ice cream when we started playing so he wasn’t quite prepared to record. He has been reprimanded for not paying attention. lolJuly 25, 2017 at 10:14 PM #52009July 26, 2017 at 10:25 AM #52015
You all sounded great! That is an awesome version. Thank you for sharing it. I’m so glad you found a good jam in Gold Hill. It looks like a wonderful environment.July 26, 2017 at 10:40 AM #52019
Sounds very good…definitely more fun that ice cream…lol! We’re those Christmas decorations on the doorway????July 26, 2017 at 10:10 PM #52060
You know it’s a good jam when the Christmas ornaments stay up year-round. 🙂
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