Foggy Mountain Top

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  • #71924
    Kenny
    Kenny
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    I’m going to try and learn the fiddle break for “Foggy Mountain Top” as played by Corrina Rose Logston.  Any thought on how to go about this would be appreciated.  I will start with Amazing slowdowner to see how far I can get.

     

    #71930
    fiddlewood
    fiddlewood
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    Know the chord progression.

    take it a note at a time

    find the basic melody first…then add harmony notes

    be patient

    play around with the speed…it helps me to keep things in context and get the bigger picture that I might lose when only listening very slow.

    Good luck!  If you hit a snag, be sure to post about it and maybe we can help out…

     

     

    • This reply was modified 1 week ago by fiddlewood fiddlewood.
    #71933
    Steve Srader
    Steve Srader
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    Good luck Kenny !

    #71935

    Angela
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    I agree with Dave. Another trick for me is listen to just a short bit until you can sing it. Then work to play what you’re singing. I seem to retain it longer when I do that.

    #71937
    Steve Srader
    Steve Srader
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    Yes Angela words always help !

    #71938

    Angela
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    I actually meant humming the notes to the fiddle part. But even better if you can put the words in your brain too.

    #71941
    Kenny
    Kenny
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    Thanks everyone.

     

    I think the lick on the end of the break sounds a lot like Angela’s playing.  It may be a standard way or version of a very long run to get back to the home target note.
    It may be one of Dave’s long runs too!
    I think she may abandon the melody or what you might hear as melody to end the break.  I could be wrong.

    #71944
    fiddlewood
    fiddlewood
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    You’re correct.

    She is running down the C scale with a type of (4 note) lick (I forget the name) that returns to the note it started on.

    for instance G, F, E, G  then F, E, D, F then E, D, C, E, then D, C, B, D followed by something like.C, B, C, D, E, G, A, B, C…and lastly slide D#to D, then C, Bb, G, F, Eb-slide-E, C

    • This reply was modified 1 week ago by fiddlewood fiddlewood.
    #71997

    Angela
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    Wow, Kenny, that makes me feel like a million bucks that you hear anything like that in my playing.  She’s an awesome fiddle player.  I listened to a High Fidelity album all morning.

    Those runs are basically built around the pentatonic scales with some flatted 3rds and flatted 7s built in.

    #72004
    Kenny
    Kenny
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    Angela,
    You do play well! And you look as though you are having fun.

    I think the pentatonic scale may come up sometime with Dave.  We are just now beginning to work on triads. (hope i said that correctly Dave)

    #72005
    fiddlewood
    fiddlewood
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    Sounds right to me…

    • This reply was modified 1 week ago by fiddlewood fiddlewood.
    #72008
    cricket
    cricket
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    Good luck with it, Kenny!  Hope you will be playing it for us here one day soon.

    #72020
    Kenny
    Kenny
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    Cricket,

    I learned the first measure and a half – Now I’m stuck trying to hear the next few notes.  It may be a long while before I figure it out.  Meantime – Dave has given me enough homework to last a lifetime! LOL

    #72035
    Kenny
    Kenny
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    Angela,

    Thanks for telling me about High Fidelity.  They are great!

    #72038

    Angela
    Participant

    Yes…Corrina is their fiddle player (maybe you knew that).  :^)

    #72070
    fiddlewood
    fiddlewood
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    Kenny, see how this sounds to you…probably not perfect but it should be close.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/9c1jc6echv3io3o/Foggy%20Mtn%20Top.tef?dl=0

    • This reply was modified 1 week ago by fiddlewood fiddlewood.
    #72074
    Kenny
    Kenny
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    How do you do that?  I’ll give it a try tomorrow.
    Thank you.

    #72075
    fiddlewood
    fiddlewood
    Participant

    I’ve done it a lot.

     

    • This reply was modified 1 week ago by fiddlewood fiddlewood.
    #72083
    fiddliferous1950
    fiddliferous1950
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    Hi Kenny, Dave, Angela, Steve and Cricket: Here’s an idea I had for an original fiddle break (or possibly just quiet fiddle background) to Foggy Mountain Top. Sorry for all the racket in the background, but my headphones are still on order and I didn’t have a way of playing along with the music without re-recording it as I played the break.

    #72087
    Kenny
    Kenny
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    Fred,

    Sounds great!  I think you could play that with the band and be just fine.

    I tried a little of Dave’s tef. version and boy do I need a lot of work on that one.  Didn’t sound anywhere close to where it needs to be.
    Thanks for your post.

    #72088
    fiddliferous1950
    fiddliferous1950
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    Thanks, Kenny. I tried loading in Dave’s .tef files but haven’t been able to read them. I’m doing something wrong, just don’t know what it is. lol

    #72090
    fiddlewood
    fiddlewood
    Participant

    Fred, do you have tabledit or tefview installed?

    #72091
    fiddliferous1950
    fiddliferous1950
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    No Dave, I don’t think I have either of those. I downloaded Dropbox the other day, though.

    #72092
    fiddlewood
    fiddlewood
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    You need one of the two to view .tef files.

    It is free software…tabledit = you can write your own tab (only up to 16 measures on the free version)

    tefview is strictly a viewer.

     

    • This reply was modified 1 week ago by fiddlewood fiddlewood.
    #72094
    fiddliferous1950
    fiddliferous1950
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    I just downloaded Table edit and I still can’t seem to download your tef files.

    Oops, my bad. I can download them. Thanks, Dave.

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