August 4, 2013 at 2:01 AM #6141
Nothing will give you the blues like trying to slide up the neck for Bill Monroe’s “Kentucky Waltz.”August 4, 2013 at 2:40 PM #6142AnonymousInactive
just what I needed….August 4, 2013 at 3:05 PM #6143
Great! It’s an awesome tune. Let me know if you have any more requests.August 4, 2013 at 4:38 PM #6144AnonymousInactive
thanks john for doing my request. Will work on this tune for the next week or two. For a next request, Some time or another I would like to try the song Walkng in my Sleep. It may be above my skill level but heck nobody will loose any sleep here ……
thanks again.August 20, 2013 at 11:33 AM #6145Kennedy FamilyParticipant
It’s a beautiful song!August 20, 2013 at 9:39 PM #6146
Thank you! It is one of my favorites 🙂September 8, 2013 at 1:13 AM #6147AnonymousInactive
Any chance you could post a note version in addition to the tab version on Kentucky Waltz and all tunes?September 8, 2013 at 7:08 AM #6148
Hi! There are some complicated copyright issues with posting notation, so I am only posting notation on songs that are in the public domain.October 30, 2013 at 5:36 PM #5897Gary LunsfordParticipant
Just when I think I am getting good, you spank us with Kentucky Waltz. This site is great!!!!May 14, 2014 at 11:25 PM #6149Russell HardieParticipant
John, do you have this in standard notation?
RussellMay 14, 2014 at 11:56 PM #6150
Hi Russel, I think I have taken care of the copyright issues, so now I can post this notation… I will work on it ASAP!May 15, 2014 at 12:36 AM #6151
Done!May 15, 2014 at 7:35 AM #6152Russell HardieParticipant
Perfect. Thanks !August 16, 2015 at 7:18 PM #26147
I searched BDG.com for information, I may have overlooked it, but if I am being redundant, then I aplogize.
I am working on Kentucky Waltz by Bill Monroe, however, I have sort of run into a roadblock on the fiddle tabs. This is the tabs that are similar to the Chubby Wise break, 1946. Starting at the 21st bar, above it says, “slide up to the third position”. What is meant by third position? Below in the staff it begins with the number 1 with a “period” over a 3 with a “period”. What does the “period” after the numbers mean? The 1. and 3. doublestop still seems to be in same position as the 1 and 3 without the period. Any help would be appreciated!
caintuckAugust 16, 2015 at 9:04 PM #26149AngelaParticipant
Hello fellow Bluegrass Bluegrasser….
I can help you out on this. Third position is when you slide up the neck and play higher rather than the regular position down by the scroll. In KY Waltz you’re playing 3rd finger on the A and 1st finger on the E. Leaving those fingers down, slide up the neck until the 1st finger on E is now in the place where the 3rd finger on E would normally be…the 3rd finger on the A will now be right up next to the body of the fiddle. John has a lesson about positions here:
Hope that helps…
AngelaAugust 17, 2015 at 12:59 AM #26155
Thanks Angela, that was a great explanation. Thanks also for posting that link!
I took a look at the tabs, and realized I posted those before I taught the lesson on hand positions. I have just now updated those tabs to the newer style.
Now when you open the PDF, you should see both tabs and notation on the same page. The tab portion has been updated to be in line with the teaching in the link Angela posted.
Beneath the tab numbers, starting after measure 21, are circled finger numbers. These numbers tell you which fingers to use when you are in the third position.
The dot behind the number just means to hold the note 50% longer than usual. For example, a 1/2 note with a dot behind it would be held for 3/4 instead.
Hopefully this helped!August 17, 2015 at 9:33 AM #26170
Thanks Angela and John,
I do appreciate the new Kentucky Waltz pdf updates! Things are much clearer now! You guys are great!
caintuckAugust 17, 2015 at 10:33 AM #26175
Had I been able to see the videos you made on Hand Positions, etc. I would have understood a lot more about them. I have an old Vista 64 laptop. I tried to download Mozilla as my browser so I could you Vimeo, but it denied it for 64 bits and would only load to 32 bits. I finally tried Chrome and it allowed me to download Vimeo free and now I just went through those videos and all the other lesson videos, as Gu would say, “Yeeehaaa!! I feel like a dummy for requesting that information. But, thank you! You make it very clear!
caintuckAugust 17, 2015 at 1:35 PM #26193
Yay! You’re no dummy! Please let me know if you need anything here at BGDU.August 17, 2015 at 2:33 PM #26200
PS~ I’m moving this thread to the KY Waltz page. See you there!
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