January 22, 2014 at 4:23 PM #5665
Jerusalem RidgeMarch 26, 2014 at 10:14 PM #4801
dear john, thank you for calliope house , its a great tune, I already know swallow tail jig. would it be possible for Jerusalems ridge to put in track at 70, 85.if too much trouble ok. but its like coming out of the rain into a hurricane. for my age my fingers take a while to learn these notes. from55 to 110 its hard for me. I need a little slower to warm my self into that speed . only if you can. I know you have your own work and family thanks.March 27, 2014 at 10:44 PM #4802
I’ll do that. I am going to remake Jerusalem Ridge. I am doing the bowing a little differently now, which I think will make it easier for you to get up to speed.September 16, 2014 at 4:03 PM #8816
I’m working on this one now. John, these are tremendous lessons! You are a gifted teacher! I’ve alllllmost gotten it down at 55 BPM playing with you…not ready to cut the apron strings yet!
Thanks so much for all these awesome tools.September 17, 2014 at 4:37 PM #8869
Thank you! Though I have never been happy with this lesson. I plan to replace it with a better version before too long.September 19, 2014 at 10:34 PM #8945
It’s been really helpful to me. Your half speed videos; the tabs below included on the vids; the 3 separate vids for each part; the mp3’s; the tabs and notations; the up-to-speed demos!!! I don’t know how you can improve. I’m playing the 55 BPM by myself now and can almost bump the beats up to about 70.
My only problem was learning this right after Whiskey Before Breakfast…they start out too similar and I have a problem switching back and forth. :^DSeptember 20, 2014 at 12:37 AM #8946
Haha yes I know exactly what you mean. I have never been able to play Salt Creek and Red Haired Boy back to back.December 7, 2014 at 3:32 AM #13209
Hi John, hi everyone.
I am a new member and I signed up because I’ve been looking for a lesson for Jerusalem Ridge and you have one. I notice that you’re intending to post a newer version of the lesson, though, and I wonder if you have an ETA on that? If it’s going to be soon I’d like to work on other tunes first and wait for the revised lesson before working on Jerusalem Ridge.
Thanks and best wishes from your fiddle pal, Jess
December 9, 2014 at 3:35 AM #13294
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Thanks for your interest in Jerusalem Ridge. I have a better way of teaching this tune now and the videos on the current lesson are a little dark. A revised lesson is on my to-do list but no ETA.October 28, 2015 at 6:30 AM #28036
The future streetfiddler!Participant
I will start at this tune today, as a long time project/ process.
Any I specially should remember or think about in this tune?October 28, 2015 at 10:19 AM #28046
Ah. Enjoy! It has some tricky bowing and fingerings but Johns lessons are great. Can’t wait to hear you!October 29, 2015 at 12:13 AM #28117
That sounds great, Boerge! You will love this song.
The bowing I have works, but it could be better. Plus the video is a little dark.
I agree with Angela – I can’t wait to hear you doing this one!October 29, 2015 at 1:09 PM #28146
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Thank you Angela and John :)
I have start with A minor scales.. and do bowing variasons. Tune start this weekend between the hard work outside:)September 27, 2016 at 8:25 PM #40654
I’ve been playing this one for awhile….even play it with the band, but the A part has never felt really comfortable to me. I slowed down a Kenny Baker video, and I’m going to try to use his bowing in the A part. I need something, because the string crossing back and forth kills me. Sometimes I get…sometimes not.September 27, 2016 at 11:23 PM #40678
Hi Angela , I know what you mean , mee too , and also at beginning and the end of the C part , my bowing bounces on the last bit very uncomfortable . The slow down Kenny sounds good to me , let us know how it goes and maybe if you can show us the new bowing :O) be awesome. It s one song I am determined to play smooth eventually :O) thanks for mentioning the crossing back and forth , this is a good point .
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