Listen to the Mockingbird
February 13, 2016 at 3:20 AM #33124
This is an online fiddle lesson for the bluegrass tune “Listen to the Mockingbird” by Septimus Winner (lyrics) and Richard Milburn (tune).
See the full post at: Listen to the MockingbirdFebruary 13, 2016 at 9:32 AM #33137
WOW! This makes me so happy! I’m glad I finally got through B U & P, so I can get right back into a new challenge! This is great!February 13, 2016 at 9:40 AM #33139nagumaqParticipant
Wow, wow for sure , wooooohoooo, Yahoo, jumpin jimini crickets with all the fun going on in there John ! Just amazing.
Merci , thanks so much, they love that one arround here they call it, l oiseau Moking …
GuFebruary 13, 2016 at 9:42 AM #33140
This looks like so much fun…February 13, 2016 at 9:43 AM #33141
Gu…we HAVE to learn this one! I’m glad I worked so hard at getting those double shuffles for back up and push, now.February 13, 2016 at 12:59 PM #33148
COOL! John, I hope to have this one down by morning! (Of 20/20)
Love this tune and you did it great! 🙂February 13, 2016 at 2:26 PM #33149Bruce StewartParticipant
Oh yeah, I love it , Way to go John. I can’t thank you enough for this.
Sincerely Bruce.February 13, 2016 at 7:18 PM #33156
I remember when I was young and stayed the summers here in Tn. I always asked papa…please play the mocking bird. He was old and had the family curse but sometimes he would get his old fiddle and play it for me. He would get done and I’d say play it again! He didn’t feel good enough to play it the first time. This song really brings back those wonderful memories of him. Thank you for doing this one, John! 🙂February 13, 2016 at 7:21 PM #33158CynthiaBParticipant
Bravo John! You rocked that competition number! Of course, the old time version was awesome as well. So inspiring.February 14, 2016 at 5:21 AM #33172Great ScottModerator
Wonderful rendition, John, and played to perfection. Hearing you play this song, I can only dream. Bravo! 🙂February 14, 2016 at 11:11 PM #33234
Got to try it for the first time just now, tonight. Challenging…but I think Back Up and Push has got me ready to try! Anybody else tried it yet? I hope I can find more time with it…it’s been a low-music week…drives me nuts waiting for time to practice! I can’t wait to really dig in and work on it!February 15, 2016 at 4:08 PM #33253
Thanks everyone. It is a challenging song, but worth learning. The beginner version is beautiful, too. I didn’t really make an intermediate version of this song, but the first verse and chorus of the advanced breaks makes a nice upper-intermediate part.February 15, 2016 at 4:59 PM #33257
John, I ordered one of those no fret stickers just for them high up the neck songs.February 15, 2016 at 5:56 PM #33260
That is a great idea. It will help you sound good on the low notes too. 🙂
I have found that you need to cut out a notch for your thumb, or else it gets moved around some.February 15, 2016 at 6:16 PM #33266
I watched that video. I have learned of late to watch and read very carefully. However when it comes in I will watch again, no joke.February 15, 2016 at 11:35 PM #33317
I absolutely love the Don’t Fret sticker. I don’t like to force things on students, but I do highly recommend it! Especially if I have a class with mixed levels, I really try to make the younger and newer fiddlers use the sticker. I buy them in bulk and just pass them around!February 16, 2016 at 10:45 PM #33359KaeleighParticipant
Oh my goodness! I don’t know how I missed this! That was an absolutely amazing rendition of the song! I had to play it several times so everyone in my family could hear!
This is also one of my favorite songs! It’s funny, because I was just looking for a civil war era song to learn! Very exciting!February 16, 2016 at 11:22 PM #33362AngelaParticipant
Yowzer awesome John. I’m gonna have to quit my day job to work on all this! You’ve outdone yourself. This was one of my grandmother’s favorites. She played a simple version of it. Thanks!February 17, 2016 at 2:26 PM #33388
Thanks! I did include a simple old-time version with lyrics is you more a more authentic version than the bluegrass competition tune.February 22, 2016 at 12:09 PM #33610
Here are a group of my fiddle campers playing Listen to the Mockingbird this summer. They only learned it the previous week!
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