The Lovers' Waltz
February 18, 2014 at 8:40 PM #6382
The Lovers’ Waltz
Another great tune from Jay Ungar and Molly Mason.July 5, 2014 at 4:34 PM #6383
Thanks John for all your great lessons!July 5, 2014 at 10:45 PM #6384
You are welcome! I’m glad that you are here 🙂September 29, 2014 at 10:45 PM #9350
I’ve been working on this song and as I watch you play I see alot of “pinky action going on” that I would love to know. I understand you are maybe playing a little more advanced version, sort of dressing it up a bit, But “MAN WOULD I LIKE TO SEE THAT IN the TABs !” (Not yelling at you LOL) but really would like to learn that version as I see Jay Ungar doing that on his video of the song as well.
Incidentally I’ve learned the Ashokan Farewell to the point where it at least you can recognize the song LOL. I’m 52 and a beginner at to be honest I am having so much fun. I probably shouldn’t jump around so much but to be honest these to sounds are the ones that had rekindle my fiddle interest after so many years.
thanks for a great websiteOctober 1, 2014 at 2:30 AM #9475
Your wish is my command, Christopher. I have uploaded the tablature to include my grace notes. Enjoy! JohnOctober 2, 2014 at 7:49 AM #9513
Wow…Becareful what you ask for!!! I do believe I’m up to the challenge tho ! It might take me a few years to get it but it looks like fun !
Again, I am having a great time learning to play the fiddle. With my scedule its almost impossible to learn in a traditional way and your web site has been a blessing for me. John thanks for taking the time to provide the additional Tabs I am sure your a busy giy and from the looks of things, to put that together took some effort. Again thanksNovember 23, 2014 at 5:14 PM #12284
This isn’t the way I learned it. I don’t know why I looked at this lesson because I thought I already knew it. Before BGD I watched you on YouTube and numbered your finger position. It is one of the songs I remember from my first effort playing the fiddle. But I really like this one best. I listened to Jay play it and this is much more like it. I never could get the harmonics at the end anyway.
Your really a great teacher and friend.
ThanksNovember 23, 2014 at 5:49 PM #12288nagumaqParticipant
LOOOOOve Lovers Waltz ! very first song I learned from BGD ! It is a wow-er, song, full of sweetness and joy. i would like some pointers me too, Ill try to put me playing it in the Lions Den soon enough. The octave notes are so nice. :O) Thanks again John and Jay of course for writing such creamy heart-full melodies :O)
GuNovember 23, 2014 at 6:28 PM #12289
This is one of my favorites, too. I can see the two lovers dancing, looking into each others’ eyes and unaware of the world around them…just absorbed in each other and the moment. :^)November 23, 2014 at 7:39 PM #12290
I agree with you Angela, it is special. Have you watched Jay and Molly on youtube?November 23, 2014 at 7:57 PM #12291
Oh yea! 🙂November 24, 2014 at 12:05 AM #12305
My daughter (piano) and I are playing this at a wedding back home on December 6th. The bride’s name is Maria. I taught this song to her father, who was a dear friend of mine. He died two years ago of cancer, and I had the privilege of playing “I’ll Fly Away” by his graveside. She is walking down the aisle alone (but not alone) while this tune is played, to honor the memory of her dad. It will be such a bittersweet moment.November 24, 2014 at 9:44 AM #12328
How very special, I bet that song has more history and memories than we could ever imagine.November 24, 2014 at 12:26 PM #12336
Oh wow. How special. And what a great honor to be asked to be part of that very moment. Blessings to you all and to Maria.November 24, 2014 at 6:28 PM #12361
Hey John, thank you so much for the grace notes.
Your the best! 🙂November 24, 2014 at 8:30 PM #12367peggysParticipant
Wnat a special way to bring Maria’s father to her wedding! It will be a wonderful time to reminisce.November 25, 2014 at 10:35 AM #12396JustineParticipant
This is a beautiful arrangement of Lover’s Waltz. Your playing of it is awesome! It will be a poignant tribute
to your friend when you play this at Maria’s wedding.November 25, 2014 at 12:25 PM #12411GoldberryParticipant
How lovely… I’m sure you and your daughter will do a fantastic job. Lorien is such a great piano player and with John on the fiddle it will be a walk down the aisle to remember in more ways than one. What a blessing to share this with your friend’s daughter.November 26, 2016 at 5:58 PM #43490Trixie9Participant
My name is Tim Beverly, I am so happy that I found your website on fiddling! and I have been working on The Lover’s Waltz! My question is in bar 20, what does the capital “2L”? I am kind of stuck with that symbol! Please let me know what your symbols mean. Great Website!!!! Thanks for helping us fiddlers out!
Tim BeverlyNovember 26, 2016 at 11:17 PM #43504
Hi and welcome! It means to lower, or flat the second finger when in the first position. For example, on the E string, the second finger is normally playing G Sharp. When you see 2L on the E string, that means you should play G natural instead. Sometimes you will also see a 3H, which means to sharp the third finger.
Here is a link that will help you get the hang of it!
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