Tagged: Shuffel exercises?
December 13, 2013 at 1:18 AM #6335December 20, 2013 at 9:20 AM #6336John WhiteGuest
Christmas is coming the goose is getting fat, please put a penny in the old mans hat. If you haven’t got a penny, then halve a pence will do, if you haven’t got halve a pence then God Bless You!
-Bekah WhiteDecember 29, 2013 at 11:03 PM #6337AnonymousInactive
Hi John, thanks for the great music sheets and song selections. I noticed that the music sheet for intermediate version of Jingle Bells actually links me to Over the River and through the Woods. Is it possible to connect it to the Intermediate Version of Jingle Bells w/notation? thanks!December 30, 2013 at 12:17 AM #6338
Hi Jack, thanks for the heads-up! It should be fixed now. JohnSeptember 30, 2016 at 7:34 PM #40761Mark RoweParticipant
Hi John, I’m really enjoying your on line lessons. Just wondering if you could give some feedback on getting my speed up. I am really struggling to get any song with a “shuffle” in it up to speed. Are there any helpful exercises that address this. (I have been focusing on Jingle bells because the left hand isn’t that complicated-, but it has been two weeks and I just cant get my bow arm to move faster!) Is it all in my head?
Mark.September 30, 2016 at 8:26 PM #40764AngelaParticipant
‘I’m sure John will give you some great expert advice. I’ll tell you what works for me. I have to use less bow and more wrist than arm. Also, using a metronome starting slow with one phrase and then bumping the speed up 5 clicks. Then 5 more clicks. Etc
and I have to know it so well I don’t have to think about it. ?October 1, 2016 at 1:20 AM #40767
That is great advice from Angela. It really is amazing how much less bow I use when playing fast than when playing slow. It’s almost like it’s a totally different song. Practice the shuffle independently, by itself, on some open strings. Once you can shuffle fast without the left hand, you can start adding notes in. Jingle Bells is a good tune, but hard to get fast. I recommend starting with Fire on the Mountain, or Old Joe Clark for practice with fast shuffles.October 1, 2016 at 10:14 AM #40777AngelaParticipant
Mark, have you seen this? I watch this and stand amazed at the speed. Just do what he’s doing here. HaOctober 1, 2016 at 11:32 AM #40778RockParticipant
I feel sorry for his bow hair!October 1, 2016 at 5:52 PM #40781cricketParticipant
I’ve seen it before…he makes smoke come outta that thing on that tune. Gosh, John…I’m an admirer…you play any style like its nothing! That’s amazing!October 1, 2016 at 11:39 PM #40803Mark RoweParticipant
Thank you for the feedback on playing fast! I think I’ll give jingle bells a rest and really focus on the shuffel.
bitOctober 2, 2016 at 1:59 PM #40808
I think that is a good idea! Once you are comfortable with the right hand making constant shuffles, it will be so much easier integrating the left hand and getting those notes up to speed.
Thanks Angela! I am going to post more jam vids with my brothers and others. It is so much fu! My bros and I played three concerts this weekend, and in between we had a talk about integrating them into BGDU and making it a family venture.
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