I'll Fly Away

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  • #6318
    John (BGD)
    John (BGD)
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    I’ll Fly Away
    I never realized that Albert Brumley took the idea for this song from “The Prisoner’s Song,” a popular tune of the day. It is so interesting to me to learn the history behind songs and tunes. It gives a connection to the past that adds richness to the song when I play it back. Hope you all enjoy this old standard!

    https://bluegrassdaddy.com/ill-fly-away-fiddle-lesson/

    #6319
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    mikhaelynwhite58
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    good’o’ld fiddle tune good job johnny boy

    #11601
    kevinj
    kevinj
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    John, by any chance does your notation software have the capability of exporting a MIDI file, or a MusicXML file? If so, that would save me some typing in the notes for that intermediate version into my notation program so I can get a MIDI file… Thanks

    #11958
    cricket
    cricket
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    So many great lessons— so little time! Gonna have to add this one to my wish list and sit down and learn all these great songs!

    #26716
    ruckydoo
    ruckydoo
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    Dr. John,

    I’ll Fly Away has been a part of my family’s music for quite a while and I can’t wait to be able to join in with the fiddle.   THIS IS GREAT!!!!!  A problem that I’m finding is that you provide so many marvelous songs that I want to learn them all RIGHT NOW!  Nice problem to have though!

    #26724
    John (BGD)
    John (BGD)
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    This is a great one. It was a big hit at Dr. Cockman’s Free Fiddle Camp, 2014. 🙂 Hope to hear you play it soon!

    #26756
    nagumaq
    nagumaq
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    I be practicing this one for a whole year now, jammed it out with a banjo player this week end, a friend from Montreal came up to play, the country music on Sunday had a real treat. We don’t see banjo enough up in these parts, but Kevin wants to learn the fiddle ?and said he ll be coming around this mountain once a month .
    Thanks again John for the awesomest brakes, you make me sound good out there ?
    Your the best, and I want to buy Kevin a membership here at BGD as his wedding gift, I showed him the site and he was in love ?❤️?
    Gu
    P.s can I get a 3 for 2 deal on life time memberships? Or 3/4 LOL WINK WINK

    #26760
    John (BGD)
    John (BGD)
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    Haha you bet I’ll cut you a deal on the lifetime membership. 🙂 Unless you’re like Great Scott and by all appearances are going to live forever.

    Thanks for spreading the word about BGDU. The time may be right for yet another banjo picker to join the dark side.

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    Brian Ross
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    Just listening to the intermediate version alone I wasn’t all that impressed, but with the back up tracks, it sounds awesome.

    #38696
    John (BGD)
    John (BGD)
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    It really doesn’t start sounding good until it’s almost too fast to play! 🙂

    #47594
    ruckydoo
    ruckydoo
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    The step from beginner to intermediate is …Huge!   Tangled fingers are a current concern but love this piece and want to get it down.   Adding it to my daily practice now.

    #47693
    John (BGD)
    John (BGD)
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    It is a big jump! Such a beautiful classic. Thank you for playing it!

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