Orange Blossom Bluegrass vrs country?

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  • #81452
    AvatarErika Perna
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    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 Erika

    #81453
    fiddlewoodfiddlewood
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    Hi Erika

    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.

    instrumental Break
    ( 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.

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    #81488
    AvatarErika Perna
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    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.

    #81497
    Steve SraderSteve Srader
    Participant

    I will post a slow version for you !

    #81501
    FrederickFrederick
    Participant

    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. 🙂

    https://youtu.be/-LlUWp1eips

    #81502
    fiddlewoodfiddlewood
    Participant

    Erika, you can run any track downloaded from here through the free software “Amazing Slow Downer” and have it go any practically speed you want and stay in tune.

    for android

    for Iphone, ipad

    for Windows

    for Mac

    #81508
    Steve SraderSteve Srader
    Participant

    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 !

    #81537
    AvatarErika Perna
    Participant

    Thanks Steve, I am predominantly auditory learner so this is great thanks.

    #81539
    Steve SraderSteve Srader
    Participant

    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 !

    #81541
    John (BGD)John (BGD)
    Keymaster

    Thank you Steve!

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