October 21, 2013 at 9:21 AM #5853
I have always especially loved the way Bobby Hicks plays this tune. It is really moving.December 14, 2013 at 2:34 PM #5854
Great job John, as always!!!January 3, 2014 at 5:51 PM #5855
Great Tune, love the three different levels of difficulty! It seems to me that the beginner level measure-by-measure video is the same as the intermediate level one though. Have you uploaded the wrong video or have I got confused?
Thanks for all your great work – best videos on the net for learning good fiddle music from, especially for a beginner like me! Thanks!January 3, 2014 at 8:54 PM #5856
Whoops! Thanks Beth, the link should be fixed now! JohnMay 12, 2014 at 2:50 PM #5857
Whew! I’m worn out. But getting it…almost finally got that 3rd advanced part in my head. After that, just a matter of practicing until my fingers can do all that stuff. Maybe a few weeks, or years. This is the most beautiful thing I’ve heard. Whenever I do get it, I will have to link a youtube of myself limping through. The lessons are very good!May 12, 2014 at 3:53 PM #5858
I can’t wait to hear you playing it!May 15, 2014 at 8:08 AM #5859
I’ve got the mp3 downloaded and limping through with it slowed way down on the media player. Still having lots of problems remembering toward the end of that last part. If I ever get it close to in tune and not all sqawk and sqeak, is it ok to use the mp3 as backup for making a youtube? For now, back to the lesson to get some things straight in my head, or fingers! This is probably way beyond me, but it’s gonna drive me nuts until I can play it.May 23, 2014 at 9:28 AM #5860
John, I’m getting this close to wanting to put it on a youtube…is it ok if I use the mp3 as a backup track as I video, or would you rather I didn’t? I can go without if you’d prefer. If I use it I’ll put in the notes where it came from. Thanks, CricketMay 24, 2014 at 12:35 AM #5861
Hi Cricket, that would be awesome! Of course you can use the backing tracks for that. Please post the link on the forum as soon as you get it uploaded! JohnMay 24, 2014 at 7:18 AM #5862
Ok, great! Thanks! I gotta say again, thanks so much for this lesson…I love this version but it is harder than all get-out! When I get the chance I’ll try to play it through enough to not crash and burn long enough and get it videoed…I do sometimes have chances to play in public, but this one’s gonna need a lot more time before I try that! I’m anxious, though, to video this and move on to some of these other great lessons!May 25, 2014 at 9:41 AM #5863
It called me Peggy King…lol…I’m also going by Cricket! The internet gives me too many names!May 27, 2014 at 12:03 AM #5864
Ha I knew it was you! Great youtube video btw. Thank you for posting that! JohnMay 27, 2014 at 8:05 AM #5865
I’m still having a hard time playing some of these ( no kidding, hey?) … I currently don’t use a chin rest or shoulder rest…now I’m thinking of trying the shoulder rest only…I can’t stand any chin rest I’ve tried…gonna see if the shoulder rest gives me more freedom for getting up to those double stops easier. Or maybe it just takes more time. I would love to get to where I can play this on stage at our local jam…lol…that’d blow em all away!February 13, 2015 at 1:22 PM #17317
Great Lesson, one of my favoites.
Just curious — I see MP3 #1 and MP3 #3, but no MP3 #2.
Is that a typo of is MP3 #2 missing?
Thanks for the great lessons.
CaptDuckFebruary 13, 2015 at 4:24 PM #17321
Thanks CaptDuck! There may have been a third but I must have removed it. Thanks for letting me know! I have renumbered them.February 14, 2015 at 1:54 AM #17363
Thank you John! Very nice! :)May 26, 2015 at 8:57 PM #23693
Oh my goodness! This is so beautiful that it brings tears to my eyes. I listen to this over and over. Maybe in my next life I’ll attempt to learn it.:) Again, I wish I had had the opportunity to learn the fiddle when I was a little kid. However, I feel very lucky now to have found BGD to enjoy. Plus there are many other great lessons on BGD for me to learn. :) Thanks John.
AnnMay 26, 2015 at 9:11 PM #23696
Thank you Ann! It is a very beautiful song. I remember crying the first time I heard Bobby Hicks play it.May 26, 2015 at 9:28 PM #23699
John, That is one beautiful song!
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