Sweet Georgia Brown
November 6, 2014 at 1:59 AM #11441November 6, 2014 at 3:46 AM #11444Great ScottModerator
Ah, sweet Georgia Brown! How could I ever forget her!
*** The crowd stands and a thunderous applause echoes through the concert hall*** BRAVO!!! BRAVO!!! FATASTICO! PIÙ!!! PIÙ!!! PIÙ!!!
Luv, luv, LUV that 1920’s feel! I have been waiting all night for this!
This was excellent, John! And the smile on your face and the sigh at the end makes me think you really enjoyed playing it and were so happy with your performance / recording of it. I liked your improvised version the best!
Well done, buddy! Well done!! 🙂November 6, 2014 at 7:48 AM #11448JustineParticipant
I love that song! Wonderful arrangement, John and your playing is superb!November 6, 2014 at 12:21 PM #11468
AWESOME, John! That was outstanding playing! OK…this is next on my list!
Thanks so much for all the great resources for the lesson. If I sleep on my laptop tonight, can I just absorb all this???!!
I might add a basketball to my routine, too…
AngelaNovember 6, 2014 at 2:44 PM #11480
I though about playing this while spinning a basketball on my bow-tip, but then I decided that would just be too much showboating.November 6, 2014 at 8:01 PM #11487David BParticipant
Wow John, What a fantastic lesson. This exceeds anything I ever imagined. You are an amazing teacher and if possible an even better fiddle player. Thanks so much for everything you do. I am so glad to have found this site. I will always be awe of your ability, dedication and sincere appreciation of music and helping others. You are truly an inspiration to us all.
THANK YOU!!!!November 7, 2014 at 1:48 AM #11495GoldberryParticipant
That was REALLY impressive! That performance video is just amazing. I’m definitely re-inspired!November 7, 2014 at 2:04 AM #11497BarbaraParticipant
That was HOT!!!! Sweet, swingin’, fast and sassy! WOW! I love it, John! I can’t wait until I achieve intermediate level skill so I can give that a go.
Thanks!!November 16, 2014 at 2:30 PM #11996
Wow John ! That was awesome. Cant wait to get there, that one place where I can take the precious time for this one , love those octaves in unison and all the slides ooooo, so nice,thanks John, your amazing.Great lesson,incredibly smooth and flavorful playing !!!November 16, 2014 at 9:51 PM #12001FrederickParticipant
I thoroughly enjoyed this lesson, John. A lot of hard work on your part. My sincere “Thanks” for a job well done. I learned this tune in F Major some time ago, but playing it in G is exciting as it’s easier to get “bluesy” with it. Wonderful.March 30, 2015 at 10:19 PM #19907
OOOOOO Cant wait :O)
GuMarch 31, 2015 at 12:30 AM #19914
Go for it, Gu!September 21, 2015 at 10:03 AM #27016jaltman0Participant
I am working through your wonderful arrangement.
Found the Christiaan Van Hemert Youtube video and I see why you credit him:
Also stumbled upon this – an interesting historical aspect to the tune:
Question: You teach it in G. But also play it in F. Which key is more common or favored and by whom?
Thanks for all you have done.
JeremySeptember 21, 2015 at 2:56 PM #27034
Gypsy Jazz violin rules ?❤️?????, thanks for the video,
GuSeptember 21, 2015 at 11:01 PM #27043
Yes! A lot of my break is Christiaan Van Hemert, so I had to give him a shout out in the video. That dude is completely awesome.
Most bluegrass guitar players like to pitch the song in ‘G’ so they can play all their favorite G-runs without putting the capo on the 10th fret. 🙂 Sometimes, as a fiddler, you are simply at the mercy of the guitar and banjo. They both hate the key of F.October 30, 2015 at 10:49 AM #28245FrederickParticipant
John, your playing of the advanced version brings tears to my eyes. Tears of joy for how well you’re interpreting this piece. Wonderful, wonderful playing.
Thanks so much.
Fred.October 30, 2015 at 2:53 PM #28248
Wow Fred, thank you! That is a great compliment, especially coming from you. It is great to hear from you!October 30, 2015 at 9:30 PM #28254
Fred! You put this back on my radar screen.
So, tonight, I’ve learned the run-down intro, and boy was that fun and cool!!! So, this is the next one I’m learning for sure. Stop the presses.
John, thanks for this great lesson. For the advanced call and repeat, I’m only getting audio. Is it just me? The other videos are fine.
Look out, globetrotters, you’ll have a new band member soon. :^D
AngelaNovember 9, 2015 at 9:59 AM #28459
I just took a quick visit to NOLA…first time there. I’m inspired!! Learned a lot musically. Came back and continued working on this one. I have a basic beginning version down. Now I’m working on the intermediate you have here.
John, another improv question we’ve sort of already covered….but, when you do the last improv break on your video here (which is awesome) are you thinking chords at all….or are you just totally letting your ear lead you?
And, if you’re thinking chords….what are you thinking? and if you’re just letting your ear lead you, what is your inspiration? Does that make sense?
ah….what the heck….I’m attaching what I have so far…..I have a long way to go. But a journey of a 1000 miles starts with 1 step, right????
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Lovely Angela, my goodness that sounded fine alright, you got it back on my radar now! Yeeeehaw, is it the fiddle , the strings, the bridge , the love you put into it, You, what a great sound your making all together, nice violin ! Is it the diy one? ?
Have a great day!
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