September 20, 2015 at 2:21 AM #26992
This is an online fiddle lesson for the old time tune “Golden Slippers” by James A. Bland.September 20, 2015 at 9:12 PM #27003
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Great, will start on this tune NeXT weekend. :)September 20, 2015 at 10:37 PM #27011
Fantastic, Boerge! Hope you are doing better. Get some rest and plenty of fluids. Pneumonia is nothing to mess around with!September 21, 2015 at 10:35 AM #27018
Boerge, I just found out that you had pneumonia! Get a lot of rest because pneumonia makes you very tired. Gradually, you’ll get better and better so you will have your energy back.
John, I love the double stops in Golden Slippers. Your rendition of it and your singing of the verses is super!September 21, 2015 at 3:16 PM #27035
Beautiful ending weeee … KABOOM ! So nice to have you back John , that was awesome! Exactly the kind of songs they looooove up here, you did a great job on the singing too, friendly and warm.
GuSeptember 21, 2015 at 10:56 PM #27042
Thanks Justine! So good to hear from you.
Gu, I forgot to tab that awesome ending. I’ll do it ASAP.September 24, 2015 at 12:39 AM #27115
Gu, I added the tabs for that cool shave-and-a-haircut ending. I learned that from “Woodie” Paul “King of the Cowboy Fiddlers” Chrisman. That is the way he ended “Prairie Dog Christmas Ball.”September 25, 2015 at 12:09 PM #27141
Right on John! Thank you so much, will get a good look after work, today’s my last day cleaning garlic, few, whipping my forehead, 3 weeks straight clipping, what a harvest! Now , back to fiddling a new ?,
Shave and a hair cut endings is so where I lack in my playing.
GuSeptember 30, 2015 at 8:00 PM #27337
John, the lesson was great but I got to tell you bub, skin and bones, skin and bones. Maybe a milk shake every other day!October 1, 2015 at 12:04 AM #27339
Haha thanks Rock. I am feeling better lately. But the best is yet to come.
Gu, you should take some time and make up some fun original Shave/Haircut riffs to add to your arsenal any time you need them!October 1, 2015 at 1:17 AM #27348
Excellent playing as always, Saint John! This one sure gets the old toes tapping. It even got me dancing around the ward with the young nurse during pill time before bed; but the old knee joints and hips were really feeling it. Still, I had sweet dreams of my very own pair of golden slippers. :)October 1, 2015 at 1:03 PM #27354
Now that I think about it, golden slippers don’t sound very comfortable.October 2, 2015 at 12:50 PM #27380
Hi John, I started doing that last night on the mandolin cause I seem to have a more natural ear when picking, bowing is a different story, Imget away with shave and haircut endings on Sunday because, Imkeep it ultra simple. If only I could do on the fiddle what I do on the Mando, practice practice… I will usually do some kind of major scale descending and what ever note I finish on with the drums and everyone else, I just stay on the note hopefully a 1,3, or5th of the scale.
Working on it,
Working on it,
I really love the ending to your Bluegrassdaddy.com at the beginning of each lesson, that one is so cool,
GuOctober 9, 2015 at 12:42 PM #27525
Dear me! I don’t know where I’ve been, but somehow I didn’t seen this lesson :) Yay! I’m sooo excited! Golden Slippers in one of my absolute favorite tunes! Everything else will be pushed to the wayside, I can’t wait to play this!
Also, Woody Paul King of the cowboy fiddlers, is one of the reasons I started seriously playing fiddle! I love the ending!October 9, 2015 at 12:50 PM #27526
Awesome! Hope to hear you playing this in the Lion’s Den soon. :)October 11, 2015 at 8:40 AM #27559
April 29, 2013, Susanna Heystek (fiddle) and the West Lake Echoes are playing Golden Slippers for the Old Thym Dance Society in Botha, Alberta, Canada. Band member Marlene is playing the mandolin. Susanna’s dad Bruce is playing the 4 string banjo. Not a cellphone in sight!October 11, 2015 at 9:32 AM #27563
John, I can’t access the Beginner tab for Golden Slippers. When I click on it, the Oops page shows up.October 13, 2015 at 8:36 PM #27601
Hi Justine, I’m sorry I didn’t see this earlier! I don’t know how I missed it. Thanks for letting me know about the broken link. Please refresh the page and try again.October 14, 2015 at 8:14 AM #27603
Thanks for your help, John!October 17, 2015 at 11:15 PM #27644
You’re welcome! I’m glad it worked. :)October 21, 2015 at 11:29 AM #27728
Oh goodness, the Nashville shuffle is hard! So far that’s the only thing I’m struggling with. Is there a good way to practice just the shuffle?October 21, 2015 at 12:09 PM #27733
Practise practise practise, Kaeleigh! :)October 22, 2015 at 12:48 PM #27804
Yes, Kaeleigh — “Old Joe Clark” and “Fire on the Mountain” are really good exercises for the Nashville Shuffle!October 24, 2015 at 11:58 AM #27867
That’s how I got it getting down was with Old Jo Clark and fire on the mountain …And , John has a neat video on YouTube on how to play faster by shuffling, he plays the key of D first a cool super groove run and then teaches the whole pattern of the G scale ascending and descending I think I recall, that clip had me having John in my living room everyday for 2weeks non stop, me and John and shuffling those two patterns then I learned Old J C and FOTMountain .
Have fun Kaeleigh, you will get it! ????❤️
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