September 14, 2017 at 8:39 AM #53644
By special request, this beautiful old song dating back to 1823.September 14, 2017 at 9:29 AM #53645
Great addition to your lesson list. Am trying it right now. Reminds me of those years when home was an ocean away and these words came to mind continually.September 14, 2017 at 11:02 AM #53647
That’s a beautiful song…expresses my sentiments, exactly. I never knew there was a chorus part. Your singing matched the song so well…great Fiddling and singing. Thanks for another great lesson…I can’t wait until I get the time to try it…doesn’t look very hard.September 15, 2017 at 9:58 AM #53655
Thanks John is there a intermediate version not a lesson but tablature You could add ?September 15, 2017 at 12:13 PM #53656
Short answer — YES. We were housing two families during the hurricane and had a long weekend of performances, so I was in a hurry to get out the melody lesson just to have something (anything). I’ll go back in now after this weekend and add an intermediate break with some double stops. Thanks again! JohnSeptember 15, 2017 at 1:37 PM #53658
Thanks John !! Helping out people in a time of need is more important , so please don’t feel pressured , I SUPPORT your efforts .
September 15, 2017 at 3:01 PM #53660
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Oh, no wonder it doesn’t look hard…lol…it’s about to get harder…lol. Ok…we’ll be waiting for it. Nice of you to be helpful to those in need of a place to go.September 16, 2017 at 7:13 AM #53672
I’m thinking when the intermediate parts come in, I’ll be calling it Home “sweat” Home…lol.September 16, 2017 at 9:33 AM #53675
Cricket I think the beginner versions are great for people like me , But Even though I have only been playing for Less than 5 months I like the intermediate better as I practice on both and I will hope fully will be doing a decent job on some of the intermediate versions by the end of this year. I can almost do Over the waves, Amelia’s Waltz , Rubber Dolly , Arkansas Traveler , and Faded Love but not quite perfected yet . I can see progress every week , I love this site and thanks to Blue grass daddy for making it possible . Its the tablature and detailed measure by measure lessons that makes it work for me . Without it I would not be where I am .September 16, 2017 at 11:15 AM #53677
I agree…even though I seem to just play everything in my own way, when it’s all done and over, I do learn a whole lot from following a lesson. Sometimes it’s weird…I follow a lesson, learn it pretty good, then in a few weeks the principles I sort of subconsciously gained from the lesson pop up into my playing of some entirely unrelated tune…so…what I gain is not always exactly what I’m working on. Seems the experience and knowledge go haywire and work their way into other stuff. That’s why I stopped posting all that stuff on the Lion’s Den…besides just putting too much on there and not wanting to feel like I was dominating the forum, or forcing my music on everybody too much…I also felt it was too confusing to try to relate how and what I learned on some unrelated lesson that migrated toward helping me play some different tune closer to the way I wanted to…I can’t even figure all that out, myself, let alone make it sensible in a paragraph on a post. I was gonna start my blog back up…no time…gonna start up a website…well, one of these days…until then, I continue to learn and absorb whatever I can, and apply it to wherever possible, to try to improve my playing and enjoyment of my fiddling.September 16, 2017 at 8:44 PM #53681
John- I commend you for helping the Hurricane evacuees. I lost a historical Home in Rockport Texas to Hurricane Harvey. I was in Rockport for two weeks and the whole town is devastated. My sister is a teacher there and the schools have been closed “indefinitely” – the students sent to other towns. over 40% of the town was DESTROYED and another 30% severely damaged. I was on clean up duty for two weeks but will need to go back to complete the clean up of the house. Must wait for insurance. I am exhausted but still plan to try to get something together for the collaboration. Please pray for those folks in and around Rockport Texas who have lost so much. The generosity of others abounded in spite of the devastation.
September 16, 2017 at 9:01 PM #53683
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KJ, I hate to hear how bad it’s been for people in Texas…along with those in Florida and all the other places hit so hard. I wish I could personally help in some way…we managed to come up with a little bit for the Red Cross, even though we distrust organizations after seeing how they operate in the mountains, what their CEOs make, etc., not sure if we perpetuate the organization or really get the funds out where needed…like I said, Save the Children, etc. type organizations were wasteful, greedy, and sort of a farce from our vantage point where we used to live. Anyway, not much else I can think of to try to reach out…hoping and praying things will eventually get better and a normal life can continue on…I’m afraid that’s probably gonna be a while…hang on…I hope and pray for your-all’s strength and endurance, and to receive the help you need.September 16, 2017 at 9:36 PM #53685
Thanks. the Red Cross was there with meals but I personally donate to the salvation Army because of the greed and mistrust I have for these organizations thru past experience. The Salvation Army pays it’s CEOs less and more of its donations actually go to the affected populace. Also Billy Graham outreach ministries was there and they helped with the CLEAN UP which was really needed. There were other christian organizations there who cooked and fed us (needed cause water and electric were our for over 3 weeks) and the King Ranch and an Insurance agency also had food trucks. This helped us stay focused. All the churches were damaged but they managed to minister to the community in spite of it. The First Baptist church lost its sanctuary but partitioned the building and brought in generators and became a place to store donations and give them out to the needy. No one asked what political affiliation you had or anything- if you needed it they helped get it (if they could). Some folks donated cleaning supplies, generators and much needed physical labor. I can only say I was humbled and thankful. Praise God.
September 17, 2017 at 6:53 AM #53687
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Glad to hear of so many helping hands. We all need to know we have each other when hardship happens.September 17, 2017 at 12:25 PM #53688
KJ, thanks for the report on all the good support down there from your personal experience on site. I does us all good to see the positive input through the extensive destruction happening. I just want to throw in my appreciation for the platform of this forum to give expression to our feelings and the help it has become. Specifically, we have our own, ongoing trauma here. Yesterday one of our Sunday School girls that grew up as part of the mission here committed suicide, and since this is something that happens on a regular basis in this community, we constantly having to relieve what every family has to endure from time to time. She was the 2nd girl to die like that in that house in recent years. I have to confess that often when I come on the forum here it is to touch base with others in a way to unwind somewhat & enjoy friendship & humour to keep from going crazy, if I’m not already there. There’s not really anywhere else I can touch base with my mountain culture I grew up in, and I guess it’s somewhat of a refuge for me, because no one outside of the hills has any idea of what we are inside. Thanks for putting up with me…September 17, 2017 at 3:55 PM #53691
That’s a really rough thing, Rodger. Sorry you and your community are dealing with that. BGDaddy folks are always so kind…it is like a special Fiddling family here.September 17, 2017 at 5:05 PM #53692
I agree Rodger. this forum has given me the place to express things to people who share what’s in my soul- music and God. it is VERY hard to hear of someone committing suicide – and to have two in one family must be horrible. I am glad you are here on this forum and hope to share many more GOOD times with each other. It seems the best (and sometimes the worst) comes out in hard times. Thanks for the friendships.September 17, 2017 at 10:55 PM #53694
KJ, I’m sorry to hear about your historical home that was lost. I hope you are able to restore it 100%. Your request for prayers for those in TX haven’t gone unheeded. I know it was indeed a “Home Sweet Home,” and I pray that life at home will soon be back to normal. The Salvation Army is a great organization, and I’m glad to hear that the BGEA was helping as well (probably through Samaritan’s Purse from right here in Boone). This December I will be playing for a staff appreciation dinner at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, NC.
Rodger, I’m so sorry to hear about the suicide. Was it anyone that we know? I will send you a private email.
Cricket: “Home Sweat Home”, that’s a good one. :)September 18, 2017 at 4:52 PM #53714
I do a lot of sweatin’ when that fiddle comes out!September 18, 2017 at 8:06 PM #53716
John it was indeed thru the Samaritan’s Purse. They are still there as the area still needs so much help for recovery. I cannot believe the devastation there. I do not know what will come of the historical home. It was damages (according to the insurance) beyond repair but we are brainstorming how to rescue some of it at least. We will see. The whole area needs prayers. Thanks so very much.September 18, 2017 at 8:08 PM #53717
John- when you play can you thank them for me for what they are doing in the Rockport area? it would be nice to send those thanks along to them thru you and this forum.September 20, 2017 at 10:44 PM #53767
KJ, I will do that. I’ll mention that I have a friend in the Rockport area who was directly effected by the storm and appreciated the work they did there.September 23, 2017 at 11:30 PM #53855
I finished the intermediate version this evening, and got my sweet daughters to perform it with me. The older they get, the more precious this time at home becomes to me.September 24, 2017 at 9:48 AM #53867
Thanks John This is great ! Microsoft Edge still wont play any of vimeo . Microsoft is a mess it used to work . I will just use chrome . How ever if other people are having a problem with Microsoft Edge it may cost you people trying to use the site .September 24, 2017 at 8:18 PM #53869
Good job! When I get sone time, I’m gonna have a look at that lesson. It’s true they grow up so fast and the warm sanctuary of home with children soon becomes just a memory from the past…we’ll, that sounds kinda depressing…lol. But you know you raised them well and they won’t stay away too long when they do leave the nest. I feel so lucky mine lives next door, but that all came about by very unplanned, unexpected circumstances and chance…still…I’m glad they’re right here. Y’all sound so good together. The girls’ voices are beautiful and blend very well. John, I especially like your voice when you’re way up there in the higher parts of your range…sounds good. Y’all done good and we-all got something else to work on!September 24, 2017 at 9:26 PM #53870
John- I love seeing your family in these videos. Reminds me of my family when I was growing up. Thanks for sharing!! Love you guys. So glad I found this site.October 1, 2017 at 9:30 PM #53996
Thanks y’all. :)
Steve, Edge plays the Vimeo videos on my machine, but I have found lots of complaints out Edge and Vimeo online. Here is a page that has a potential fix:July 28, 2018 at 5:28 AM #63642
The future streetfiddler!Participant
I´ll start up om this tune today home in China. I have recover from stress and pick up my Fiddle more regular then last 2 years. Good to be back to home sweet home BGD???
July 28, 2018 at 5:49 AM #63644
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There’s no place like Home sweet home !July 28, 2018 at 6:48 AM #63645
Glad to hear that you’re back with BGD and feeling better. Missed you! Isn’t China quite some distance from Norway?July 28, 2018 at 6:48 AM #63646
Welcome back, and happy fiddling.July 29, 2018 at 9:28 PM #63686
Welcome home, Boerge!July 29, 2018 at 9:28 PM #63687
Welcome home, Boerge!
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