Golden Fiddle Waltz
February 19, 2015 at 8:30 AM #17772
A beautiful waltz by a wonderful fiddler named Randy Howard. This is by special request for my friend Carlos.February 19, 2015 at 9:30 PM #17782JustineParticipant
Beautiful is an understatement, John! What a treat to listen to this arrangement.
Advanced BGDU fiddlers will really enjoy this!February 19, 2015 at 9:47 PM #17784RockParticipant
I agree with Justine, that was great!!February 19, 2015 at 11:04 PM #17789
That was great John, thanks. I only just heard that song couple days ago, I searched up the best of Bluegrass fiddling and had the pleasure of listening to 50 or so videos while cooking, and when Randy Howard Golden Fiddle Waltz came around , I left the cutting board to get a good look. So pretty, I was like , humm, who is this guy ?
And here you are now playing it and the lesson ! Nice :O)
The B flat major to minor slides with the D flat and G minor and F oh wow! Cant wait till I am good enough.
I will start practicing that D min chord Love that one
GuFebruary 20, 2015 at 3:45 PM #17805
Wow! That’s nice!February 20, 2015 at 4:35 PM #17807
Hey John, you very much so honor Randy Howard by playing and teaching this song. Did you know him ? Your voice was trembling with emotion when you talked about his unfortunate 4 year battle. I feel sad about it now, and I didn’t even know of him till like 4 days ago. His music lives on and thanks for posting his history and info. I thought maybe you had had the pleasure of playing against him in a competition, or maybe he was judge ? just curious.
I love a good true story.
Hope your having a great day.And thanks for introducing to us one amazing fiddler.
GuFebruary 20, 2015 at 8:31 PM #17838
Thanks Gu, I never knew him personally, but he was one of the hottest fiddlers around when I was in school. So sad to think that he died so young. His “I Rest my Case” album was released posthumously, and contained songs that he recorded after he found out about the cancer. We are so fortunate that he worked so hard to leave that legacy. I was at SPBGMA and IBMA in 1999 when both gave him the Fiddler of the Year award. I wish I had known him.February 25, 2015 at 3:55 PM #18191
I’ve been working on this a little bit…wow…very tough…very beautiful. I’ve watched Randy Howard playing it on YouTube a few times as I struggle through…I feel I’m getting to know him through his beautiful playing…something wonderful was inside this man’s heart and it truly is a shame he left so young. This is one of the nicest tunes I’ve ever heard. I hope I can get it … But it’s gonna be a while, if ever. Gotta try though. This is a good lesson…I can’t imagine how much work went into getting this lesson together. Gonna work on it! Anyone else?February 25, 2015 at 5:30 PM #18198
I will try after Anna Lee and Jerusalem ridge up to speed .
GuFebruary 26, 2015 at 10:39 PM #18276
Thanks Cricket and Gu! I know that Carlos is working on it too, even though he is not on the forum much. After learning and teaching this one, I felt pretty close to Randy too. It was kind of a depressing weekend, teaching two songs performed by guys who died from cancer soon after. I am thankful for YouTube that gives me access to so much great music for free.February 27, 2015 at 7:17 AM #18290
Youtube is a great thing to at least keep people’s music alive and well…February 27, 2015 at 7:23 AM #18291
Good luck to anybody else planning on learning this one… I hope we can all get it down. Gonna take some effort, for me! It’s probably beyond my skill and experience level, but I’m all for stretching it as far as I can get it.February 27, 2015 at 10:22 AM #18296
Stretch and grow!February 27, 2015 at 7:51 PM #18309
For a second I thought that exclamation mark was the letter, L. Stretch and grow, stretch and growl…lol…either way!February 28, 2015 at 1:21 AM #18312
Hahaha either way! Here is our theme for the day, featuring Sam Bush’s last good haircut:February 28, 2015 at 7:04 AM #18315
Good coaching session! Gotta reach a little bit higher! Stretch, grow, growl, reach!February 28, 2015 at 1:38 PM #18332
I don’t know about you, but I’m inspired! GROWL! That song does it for me every time.March 1, 2015 at 12:24 AM #18352
That is a popular tune that I never hear in a jam around here. Still, I know that it must be played somewhere!March 1, 2015 at 12:28 PM #18360
I never hear it either, except on YouTube. I think other than that, one must be old to have heard it in real life jams, I say, at 61 years old…lol. And we’ve already established that nobody here is old. It’s a cool tune.March 2, 2015 at 7:32 AM #18384
I can sorta almost quasi-get through the first break without crashing to pieces…lol…coming along very slowly.
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