Orange Blossom Special

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  • #8360
    John (BGD)John (BGD)
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    #8385
    Avatarfiddle camp
    Participant

    Sweet!

    #8390
    John (BGD)John (BGD)
    Keymaster

    Thanks Harlan! Hope to see you posting a performance of this soon! I won’t be making the trip with my brothers to Winfield this year. My day-job is just too overwhelming right now. I am thinking more and more of just staying home and teaching full time.

    #8511
    AvatarAngela
    Participant

    John,
    Do you know Carson???

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTMfE8ZAfwg

    #8519
    John (BGD)John (BGD)
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    Oh man what a prodigy. This kid is for real. I have not met him, but I am a HUGE fan. He lives about 90 minutes away in Piney Flatts, TN, and I know his teacher.

    #8527
    AvatarAngela
    Participant

    Definitely a prodigy. It’s amazing how naturally his music comes. And, that’s not to discount the hours I’m sure he’s put into learning and practicing. There are actually some videos where he’s playing in contests around 5 years old. He was on Jay Leno’s show last year, too.

    The best part is that he seems to enjoy playing so much.

    #8561
    John (BGD)John (BGD)
    Keymaster

    Plus he’s a good singer! This kid has such a great ear for music.

    #8623
    John (BGD)John (BGD)
    Keymaster

    Here is another video of Carson playing Orange Blossom:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AV7DGOXLRI

    Here is a video of some of the greatest fiddle masters ever playing Orange Blossom:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f_QySKfsgI

    #8692
    Great ScottGreat Scott
    Moderator

    I posted this last night but it was a victim of the migration. So here it is again, cited not quite verbatim due to some of my famous editing. Thank goodness for my photographic memory! Now I can start crying all over again … and again … and ……!!!
    ——————————————————————–

    This child is making my cry! πŸ™‚ Here is another vid of him at just four years of age! So cute!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SEVNBA9-Hc

    Maybe we need to have a “Carson Peters” forum happening here!

    If I were a kid just starting out on my fiddle journey then Carson Peters would be my hero. But I am no kid! I am an adult beginner and this kid is embarrassing the daylights out of me! Therefore, I have decided NOT to post “Week 2” of my video log. I will simply let my intended video log die a quick and painless death in order to save any further embarrassment, as well as my reputation!

    Seriously — I think Carson Peters is the young Mozart of the 21st Century fiddlers.

    Two very supportive thumbs up from me, Carson! You ROCK!!!! πŸ™‚

    #8772
    cricketcricket
    Participant

    If I could be about 1/100th as good as that little feller I’d be pretty happy!!! He’s GOOD! I have a 4 yr old grandson I would love to get going learning fiddling with his granny, but can’t seem to keep him still long enough to show him anything much…lol…well it’s tough enough learning on my own! This Carson, though…wow! Whenever time allows I’d like to try learning this one…too busy to try it right at the moment. Thanks for all the great videos, though! I’m going to see Michael Cleveland, who’s coming here to town in a few days…another former child prodigy to put all us old struggling folks to shame…lol…maybe he’ll blow us all away with this one that night! I hope so…I’m sure anything he plays will be good stuff!

    #8792
    John (BGD)John (BGD)
    Keymaster

    Oh man I am also such a huge Michael Cleveland fan. And yes, I remember when he was just a little kid when I first saw him during a Pete Wernick Youth Allstars showcase. I was totally blown away. Here is a clip from that showcase in Owensboro, KY. I was actually there that night. You’ll also see a young Chris Thille on the mandolin, Cody Kilby on banjo and guitar, and Josh Williams on banjo. Cleveland is 12 or 13 years old here.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEqdZ1onvHI

    Here is another clip from that same showcase event, where Michael jams out on OBS with Doc Watson. They also talk some about their mutual visual handicap.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrYxk5g8peQ

    Here he is playing an extended version of OBS. Flawless! You’ll hear some of the same riffs that I teach here at BluegrassDaddy.com.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69dcFjW0RZ4

    #8795
    cricketcricket
    Participant

    Wow…I can’t wait to see him!

    #9072
    cricketcricket
    Participant

    Well Michael Cleveland just blew me away the other night. I was in the front row, about 10 ft away from him…he ended the night with Orange blossom Special…there are no words…I’m all outta words! He’s way beyond anything else I’ve ever heard.

    #9081
    John (BGD)John (BGD)
    Keymaster

    I told you! He is one of the most awesome fiddlers I have ever heard.

    #9166
    cricketcricket
    Participant

    Yes he sure is. Now one of these days soon, when I can get organized enough to start…gonna take a shot at learning this Orange Blossom Special…better have a pot of coffee on hand for that! Several pots of coffee!

    #9188
    John (BGD)John (BGD)
    Keymaster

    Please do! I would love to hear you playing that one. I’ve had a lot of hits on OBS but it is mostly one-month advanced fiddlers who stop in barely long enough to download the tablature and jam tracks and then they’re gone. After “Black Mountain Rag” I am going to spend more time developing the beginner / intermediate side of things!

    #9646
    cricketcricket
    Participant

    I have to get to this one and Blac Mt Rag. I play guitar and clawhammer banjo in a local very amateur band. The weird thing is our regular fiddler is out sick indefinitely and they’ve gradually let me scratch out more and more things on fiddle. This has really taken up a lot of what small amounts of practice time I’ve got. I can’t cone close to all that hot Fiddlin our regular fiddler does— playing any song in any key, etc., but they are adapting to what I can do as a self-taught, 5 1/2 year fiddler. Anyway, I really wanna learn this stuff if I can ever get to it! I need to spend time on the easier stuff on here too…there’s so much to learn! This hard stuff draws me in! I have always wanted to tear through Black Mt.Rag. I can freak people out with Maiden’s Prayer by now, but I keep my Gardenia Waltz in the closet…lol..afraid it’ll hurt somebody’s ears! One day, though…it’s comin out too!

    #9650
    cricketcricket
    Participant

    On your mark, get set… ready to start…may the force be with me!

    #9690
    John (BGD)John (BGD)
    Keymaster

    πŸ™‚ Hope it is going well, Cricket. Can’t be as hard as lifting a spaceship with your mind!

    #9836
    cricketcricket
    Participant

    Well I’m gonna have to try both before I can objectively compare!

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