February 14, 2018 at 5:58 PM #58604
February 14, 2018 at 3:43 PM
Hello everyone, My name is Gary I am a lifer military guy about to retire. I have always loved fiddle music since I was old enough to know what it was, unfortunately during my youth I was unable to afford music lessons or not much more than just what I needed. I will now have the time and I have been blessed to be able to do what I have always dreamed, play the fiddle. I have done a bit of self study on music and I get the basics but I am having a hard time understanding the sheet music as far as the small arrows at the bottom “▲▼” I know it means the movement of the bow but which arrow is push and which is pull? Thanks in advance and I am honored to be part of this wonderful instrument.
February 14, 2018 at 5:10 PM
Gary…welcome. What branch have you served in? We appreciate all you guys do. Welcome to becoming a fiddling civilian…you’re in the right place, right here. Lots of lessons, lots of help…little bit of craziness. I think lots of members here regret not having gotten started earlier, but at least we’re all here now. I’m sure somebody will see this and answer your question about bow direction,..I would, but I don’t really know either. We’ll both learn
February 14, 2018 at 6:04 PM #58605
- This topic was modified 4 months ago by Steve Srader.
Check out this link on learning Tablature , Gary , the down arrow ▼ means down or pull , The up arrow ▲ means up or push
February 14, 2018 at 7:25 PM #58608
- This reply was modified 4 months ago by Steve Srader.
Thanks, Steve. I can never remember…I knew it was 50% one way or another. A person can also just watch John’s note by note lessons and he tells you which way you need to go, if it’s vital for the piece.February 16, 2018 at 1:05 AM #58626
Thanks Steve!February 16, 2018 at 8:30 AM #58641
This is why I don’t like one-way streets…takes me a minute to parse out which way is which…lol.February 16, 2018 at 11:46 AM #58642
If you go the wrong way on a one-way, you usually don’t have to go very far before you recognize your mistake…February 16, 2018 at 12:14 PM #58645
Yeah, but…then…February 16, 2018 at 1:58 PM #58648
then wham.February 16, 2018 at 8:41 PM #58655
Yep…ain’t that ain’t no good.February 17, 2018 at 3:05 PM #58676
Thanks Steve! after I posted that I started clicking on some of the free lessons and found it. You would think working on a computer all day I would have already checked out the entire site but I have to admit, I’m part squirrel LOL!February 17, 2018 at 3:31 PM #58677
Gary your welcome , I am only on my tenth month , learning all of this stuff is over whelming , good luck !
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