Gardenia Waltz

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  • #5832
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    John (BGD)
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    This is an online fiddle lesson for the tune “Gardenia Waltz.” This song is for my friend Carlos Salazar.

    https://bluegrassdaddy.com/gardenia-waltz-fiddle-tune/

    #5833
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    Tom Howell
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    wow john, another beautiful song. Your unbelievable. I’m learning more from your site then I’ve learned in 3 months in music school.
    Your teaching is so easy to understand. I’ve almost got the song Ashokan Farwell somewhat mastered. I’ll be sure to post it when I think it’s bearable to listen to, lol
    Keep up all the good work , all the best to you and your family

    #5834
    cricket
    cricket
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    oh gosh… i’m gonna have to learn this one!!! Beautiful!

    #5835
    cricket
    cricket
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    Been working on this one…very good lesson. I never imagined I could ever begin to play stuff like this!

    #5836
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    John (BGD)
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    It is very hard, but worth learning! There are so many things in there that are transferable to other tunes. Post a video when you are able to get all the way through it! John

    #5837
    cricket
    cricket
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    I’ll get a video up whenever it’s bearable! As beautiful as the tune is, I’m also hoping to catch a lot of that learnin’ hiding in there for other fiddling situations. I’m just really amazed at the progress I’m making from your lessons…this site is really helpful! I never would’ve even tried some of these things on my own. Thanks for all the thorough, easy-to-grasp lessons!

    #7400
    cricket
    cricket
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    Well I had to get away from this because we got so busy I had no time for playing…recently back to it and almost have it up to where I can sit and practice it with the slow play along video. Getting there!

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    John (BGD)
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    Hi Cricket, this is a tough one… If you get this learned and recorded, it will be quite an accomplishment!

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    kevinj
    kevinj
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    Oh man, I read elsewhere about cricket and you talking about Gardenia Waltz, so I just played it. Talk about double stops, huge slides way up and down the neck, slow notes and some syncopated rhythms… You’re right — it’s quite an accomplishment to play this one. One day.

    We are so lucky that a player as advanced as John tabs stuff out like this in baby steps so we can have a shot at it. Thanks to you John.

    #12415
    cricket
    cricket
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    I now use Gardenia Waltz as a warmup thing to try to get into playing in tune etc., but after playing it several times a week for a while now I began to realize there are certain spots that my fingers just cannot seem to manuever…like everything else I play, I’m gradually changing those spots to fit my own hand better, which could give me the possibility of actually being able to really play this one, someday…if I do it my own way. I would love to feel like I could play this one somewhere besides the back porch! Even with my changes, that might be a while.

    #29226
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    BVares
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    Thank You so much for showing me this waltz who is one of my favorite by Johnny Gimble.  I hope you gonna show me “Fiddelin around” in the future?

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    John (BGD)
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    You’re welcome! I love Johny Gimble. I do plan to teach Fiddlin’ Around!

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