August 3, 2019 at 8:02 PM #75074August 4, 2019 at 6:30 AM #75102August 6, 2019 at 1:14 PM #75200
Does any one have any help to give me?August 6, 2019 at 1:39 PM #75211
Nsam19, I am a little familiar with “Halleluja I’m Ready to Go”. When I can muster a little time, I’ll walk you through some of it. Enough to get you started but it wont be a video, just audio. It may help some. I’m willing to try. FredAugust 6, 2019 at 1:43 PM #75213
Thank you very much
I’ve been looking for sheet music for it but i haven’t found any.
I greatly appreciate any help
Also I’m trying to start fiddling I can only play sheet music stuff :(August 6, 2019 at 3:14 PM #75218
When I went to music school (yes they had music schools when I was young, lol) one of the classes I had to take was a class in which the instructor would sit at the piano with the keyboard facing away from the class. He would strike a note and call on each student to name the note when it was his/her turn.
As student’s were able to demonstrate their abilities to name an individual note, the instructor would then play a random interval away from the first note and ask each class member what the interval was.
For example a D above middle C and an F# above F# above middle C.
A few of us (myself included) had prepared for this kind of situation by studying intervals on our own before entering college. The study of the sounds formed by differing intervals is so very helpful to train your “ears” to hear what is transpiring musically.
(Here’s how I would solve the test above: The F# is consonant with the D note. I would start at Do, Re, Me and stop right there realizing that the Me is an octave above and solve the question like that).
Let me ask you a few questions to begin with:
Have you worked at all with identifying intervals between notes? For example, could you distinguish a D below a G in the key of G? I’m asking you these questions so that I can tailor my help most directly to any weak spots you might have. Have you worked with scales in the simpler keys like C and G?
“Halleluja…” is in G on the video above. This is a good key to learn it in.
I’ll start tomorrow. (I have to play tonight). It’ll be fun.
Who knows, we may even get a few of these others that are very talented to pitch in. (pun intended)August 6, 2019 at 6:00 PM #75219
Okay thank you very much
I have worked with all the major scales my main strengths are G, C, D and A but I’ve played all but I’ve never worked with identifying notes but I could identify notes just a little bit since I’ve played the bass guitar by ear before but I’m not any good by ear with the violin
The best playing by ear is if I’ve got only the violin and I know what key a song is in I can do some basic stuff by ear but If if it’s tabbed or sheet music I can play almost any piece
LolAugust 7, 2019 at 9:14 AM #75228
Nsam19: You can open this picture under a new tab and enlarge it while you listen to the upcoming audio discussion about improvising.August 7, 2019 at 9:23 AM #75229
Okay thank you very much!August 7, 2019 at 9:32 AM #75230
Here’s a discussion that may help you some.August 7, 2019 at 9:45 AM #75231
Okay thank you very much. I’ll try practicing this basic piece for now then i’ll try adding the embellishments. I haven’t really done this before so I’ll begin with the double stopping and hammer on’s.
The fancy scales is where I get confused a bit
I’ve got two questions for now:
The third in key of G would that be C?
The final scale about 3:30 in the video what scale did you use?
I greatly appreciateAugust 7, 2019 at 9:51 AM #75232
Nsam19: The interval from G to B is a major third.
The G Scale
Key of G major is founded on a “G” scale. Notice I said “Major”. There is also a “Minor”.
I’ll describe the “major” for now. Beginning on “G”, move one full step above in pitch to the note “A”. Notice that there is a note between G and A. This note is a half-step from our beginning note G. It is called “G Sharp”. “G Sharp” is enharmonically the same as “A-Flat”. So now we’ve determined that there are half-steps and whole-steps in a scale. We’ve also determined that there are notes called “sharps” and other notes called “flats”. A “Major” scale is built by combining whole -and half -steps together in a certain sequence.
I like to remember the sequence this way: “Two wholes, a half, three holes, a half.” So the first segment would be “two wholes and a half”, or G,A,B (The interval G to A is the first whole and A to B is the second whole) and the half is from B to C. The concluding segment of the G scale would be “Three wholes and a half” or C, D, E, F# and the half up to G. (C to D is a whole, D to E is our second whole, E to F would only be a half step and our scale calls for a whole step here, so we have to raise this note (Sharpen) to an F# to get the required spacing of that whole note and then we finalize the scale with a half step from the F# to the G. Thus, the “G scale” ends up: G A(B C)D E(F# G). (half steps shown in parentheses)August 7, 2019 at 10:00 AM #75233
Sorry about that. I made a mistake in the notes. I counted the notes without G in so I started A as 1 then B as 2 …
Also would you’ve got some time or know somewhere I can get some good resources on country or bluegrassy licks that I could incorporate into the song?
Or in G, D, A, or C
August 7, 2019 at 10:24 AM #75235
- This reply was modified 1 week ago by Nsam19.
I have the ending lick all set to post on this forum but every time I try to post a new picture, the same old picture that I first posted comes up. So, I’m unable to help you until someone fixes whatever problem there is going on with loading different photos.August 7, 2019 at 10:46 AM #75236
Have you tried re uploading?August 7, 2019 at 4:12 PM #75246
Or could you post to another discussion ?August 7, 2019 at 4:30 PM #75247
Here’s the lick. I don’t really know what happened, but I finally got it to work.August 7, 2019 at 4:34 PM #75248
Thank you very much
I’ll definitely use it
Would you know of any place or resource that I could use to learn some new country or bluegrass licks?August 7, 2019 at 4:42 PM #75249
Mostly from jam sessions with other fiddlers and somewhat from studying Bluegrass fiddle books. I made a couple of videos helping another member here. I’ll see if I can find them and paste them here:
(This thread has at least 3 videos involved that may help)
August 7, 2019 at 4:48 PM #75251
- This reply was modified 1 week ago by Frederick.
I don’t know of any fiddlers near me. If you know of any good books could you please let me know
Thanks for all your help!August 7, 2019 at 5:06 PM #75252
Unfortunately, I do not have a fiddle book in the house. I’m in the process of moving back to Tennessee from Arkansas and my books have already left. (Actually I had only one with me and that was for Old-Tyme fiddlin’.)
I have a lot of fiddle books scattered all over NY and TN. I wish I could remember some of them for you. I’ll go online and see if I can recognize any of the good ones………
- Bluegrass Fiddle Styles by Kenny Kosek;
- Bluegrass Fiddle by Gene Lowinger;
- The Craig Duncan Master Fiddle Solo Collection.
These are all available on Amazon. Probably the best is by Craig Duncan. (But they’re all good).
August 10, 2019 at 4:00 PM #75345
- This reply was modified 1 week ago by Frederick.
This is excellent! Thanks for the video and the transcription. I love learning new licks from you. :^)August 10, 2019 at 6:38 PM #75346
Thanks for all your help
I appreciateAugust 10, 2019 at 9:18 PM #75354
Thank You both Nsam19 and Angela. I might put a few Bluegrass licks on here in musical notes since you both read. I might start a new thread to do it though. I just kinda gotta get caught up and I’ll do something to share some Bluegrass with y’all. :)August 11, 2019 at 4:50 PM #75381
Nsam19, I’ve created another thread so as not to hijack your thread. You might be interested in it. It has a bunch of Bluegrass fiddle licks in it. It’s titled Intro to Bluegrass Licks in Various Keys (or something like that).
Fred.August 12, 2019 at 6:55 AM #75389
Okay I’ll check on it
Thanks muchAugust 12, 2019 at 7:11 AM #75394
My pleasure, Nsam19.
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