Fiddle Tunes & Coffee

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  • #57220
    fiddlewood
    fiddlewood
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    Another good source for finding fiddle tunes that I really enjoy…Isaac Callender and his wife Louise Steinway did a year of traveling around playing tunes.

    I just made the link to a tune i liked, but you can click on Isaac’s’ name on the Youtunbe Video to get to his channel for the rest of the videos.

    FTC 2017 – 365 Days of Fiddle Tunes

    • This topic was modified 3 months ago by fiddlewood fiddlewood.
    #57227
    cricket
    cricket
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    Cool…I will look at this more closely later, with coffee! ¬†Thanks, Dave!

    #57235
    Steve Srader
    Steve Srader
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    The Lonestar rag , cant wait to hear you do this one Dave !!

    #57236
    Nancy Parker
    Nancy Parker
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    Great Site ! Great tunes !

    Thanks for sharing ūüėź

     

    #57237
    fiddlewood
    fiddlewood
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    You’re welcome.

    Steve, I have actually started working on it a bit, but it’s gonna be quite a while before I get that one down…big challenges

    #57240
    Steve Srader
    Steve Srader
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    I can tell this one is advanced , I wish you luck Dave , I am really wanting , but , dread  mastering  my first 25 tunes , I know once I get there , a whole new world will open up for me , So sadly I will stay bored with the same tunes until I reach the perfection these tunes deserve , then my next 25 should blossom a lot sooner , I hope to achieve My first 25 tunes to perfection this year of 2018 !

    #57241

    Angela
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    Nice tip. These are good to learn from.

    #57242
    fiddlewood
    fiddlewood
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    Steve, your braver than I…if I waited to get something perfect before learning a new tune I’d still be on my first one…I’d be totally confused trying to learn 4 songs at once, can’t even comprehend working on 25.

     

     

    • This reply was modified 3 months ago by fiddlewood fiddlewood.
    #57244
    Steve Srader
    Steve Srader
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    I think or feel like if I don’t fix the first 25 then I will just carry my broken habits over to the next 25 , If I persevere and stay the course then everything will be better after I fix what’s broken and its easier to fix something you can get through then something new , I might be thinking wrong big Question and don’t know for sure what’s best I am open for all advice and options ???

    #57245
    fiddlewood
    fiddlewood
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    Something to consider: If you had a “broken habit” on the first song didn’t you carry it over to the other 24?

    Actually it’s easier in the long run to get it done right when learning it the first time as opposed to learning it “not well” and then having to go back and fix it.

    We may just learn differently…I only learn a measure or two at a time. I get that down to where it is memorised, sounds fair, and the mechanics of it feel fairly natural…then I move to the next measure or so…when the second “lick” gets memorised etc. I put the two together and go over them until they fit together well before I move ahead.

    Once I get a whole A or B Part down I will start the metronome and play to it, gradually increasing speed until I start messing up on one of the “licks”. Then I stop and work on just that lick some more until I can do it better…many times the extra work on a small section will make it become more easy for me to do than the ones that were easier before…so I always have a¬† variety in my practice because what is hardest for me is constantly changing. Then I’ll start leaning the next Part…

    I do average about an hour/day just playing along with rhythm tracks of stuff I already know to keep it fresh…but it is more just playing than learning or improving anything…I spend far more time improving small sections of things.

    I think the quickest road to¬† improvement comes through the more tedious aspects of playing…attentive repetition of¬†short phrases…but unless you can enjoy that aspect of things it can be hard and boring to do…I happen to thrive on the quick improvement of small sections of my music, so it works well for me…what works best for you may be different.

    The biggest thing is to enjoy the journey and have fun with it…there is no make or break test upon completion…

    Sorry for the long ramble…

     

    • This reply was modified 3 months ago by fiddlewood fiddlewood.
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    John Cockman
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    That’s good advice, Dave. I tend to learn the hard parts first with repetition of short phrases as well, then string them together.

    #57425
    ruckydoo
    ruckydoo
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    Some REALLY  good advice here!

    #57482
    Steve Srader
    Steve Srader
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    Thanks to everyone , For me the wide array of tunes keeps me from boredom , I will try working problem runs into repetitions , can’t hurt

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