Elephants Always Do Grow Big Ears…take off the big ears and the sentence is still true plus you have the tuning for an upright bass or an upsidedown fiddle…from there…well I guess that’s the only easy part. But, Steve, have you seen youtubes explaining the CAGE method of guitar chords? It’s kind of an interesting illustration of something guitar players sorta knew, but might have never seen the whole picture of at one time…sort of the visual cascade of one chord morphing into another. Why I bring this up, I have no idea…but I understand it on the guitar…and I keep thinking there is something like this going on along the fiddle neck, but hard to grasp at one time.
Hi Steve: I don’t know whether you noticed or not but on your violin fingering chart have a look at the A string. Way up the string where the F is, you have a G as the next note. It really should be an F Sharp and then a G and so forth. 🙂