Orange Blossom Bluegrass vrs country?
January 21, 2020 at 1:52 PM #81452
Today after studying Orange Blossom bluegrass style, I attempted to play the country version with the tab sheet. Boy did I get lost. its kind of hard to count it whether by 2 or by4 as there is so much going on. Steve Sradler if you are out there, you offered a few months ago to record a country backtrack with fiddle guide. I think I really need that. I have friends who do the country version where I hope to play one day. Also how does anyone else do it? Any hacks? thanks ErikaJanuary 21, 2020 at 3:05 PM #81453fiddlewoodParticipant
I’ve not seen any difference (except maybe instrumentation) in any “country version” or “Bluegrass version”.
it has three parts
Part 1 vocals = in measures of 4 beats
line one 4 meas of E chord
line two 3 meas of A chord and 1 meas of E
line three 3 meas of B chord and 1 meas of E
Part 2 long E of improvisation/train imitation etc. is of undetermined length, the end of which is signalled musically by a modulation to key of A and usually one full measure of A chord.
( X4 )
A / A E/ E / E A /
A / A D / D A / E A /
Hope this helps some. If you have more questions let us know.January 22, 2020 at 11:12 AM #81488
doesn’t help me yet. Timing has been my issue. I guess I just need to plow through the video more to memorize it. Still wish I had the fiddle country at 100 though. Thanks.January 22, 2020 at 2:15 PM #81497
I will post a slow version for you !January 22, 2020 at 4:39 PM #81501FrederickParticipant
Hi Erika: Here’s a video I found that I would call a “country” version simply because it has electric instruments and drums, etc. It’s the same pattern that Dave indicates above. The instrumentalist does a superb job of playing it. 🙂January 22, 2020 at 6:01 PM #81502fiddlewoodParticipantJanuary 22, 2020 at 7:52 PM #81508
Erika this video is 30% slower , However , I think you will be better off using DR: Johns Measure by measure lesson on it , to learn it !January 23, 2020 at 10:45 AM #81537
Thanks Steve, I am predominantly auditory learner so this is great thanks.January 23, 2020 at 11:03 AM #81539
Your welcome , I too learn by hearing a tune played slower , But Playing along with John on the measure by measure moves me along to the next step as some of the moves or Techniques you cannot pick up without monkey see monkey do , Good luck , If you need anything else feel free to ask !January 23, 2020 at 11:35 AM #81541John (BGD)Keymaster
Thank you Steve!
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