November 17, 2013 at 8:53 PM #9138
This is an online fiddle lesson for the tune “Uncle Pen.”January 16, 2014 at 8:04 AM #9139
Mr. Cockman I would like to thank you for what you are doing for the young folks and even the older ones like me, My name is Jason Holland and I have been teaching myself fiddle and the only beneficial online site has been you on you tube and this site , just wanted to say thank you, email@example.comJanuary 20, 2014 at 10:59 AM #9140
Thank you Jason! I really appreciate you being here. 🙂 I’m so glad that I’ve been a help to your fiddling. That’s all I want to do!September 27, 2014 at 7:41 PM #9273
Hi John. I am jumping around to different lessons instead of trying to master any of them. This one, Uncle Pen, is really hard. Also I don’t see a measure to measure video to open. Just checking on this…i may have missed something. But i wanted to try this one because my brother who is quite a good musician has asked to to try it. I also listened to your new lesson on Hurricane and i like it. Yes…i want it all it seems. But i am just hanging in there and having fun. Thanks for your time and talent. DonnaSeptember 30, 2014 at 1:22 AM #9371
Thank you for letting me know about the lesson video. This has been a problem with WordPress but it is fixed now. I’m glad to know that you are enjoying sampling so many of the tunes. Please let me know if I can help you in any way.February 2, 2016 at 2:21 PM #32518
Hello Dr. John,
Listening to this and reading about the history makes me want to visit the monument now. Bill Monroe did some marvelous things with Bluegrass and I didn’t know that Uncle Pen was his uncle. Touching story! Thank you.February 2, 2016 at 3:02 PM #32519
Yeeehaw ! Great tune , reminds me a little a forked deer and gold rush isms there if i can call them that similar lines :O) This one goes to my list :O)Just LOOOOve that key of A !
John , Thanks for resetting my membership ! I can join the forum again ! There still seems to be a small problem with the request a song page, and WordPress or however the site is supported has changed for me, I used to have a window that could come and go at the top left of the screen , and my log out at the top right, those features are not there anymore…For example , I used to go there, to see things like,” topics with no reply “or …”new topics since last visit … it s just not there anymore.
Not complaining as I still can get all the lessons !
have a great day everyone!
GuFebruary 3, 2016 at 12:17 AM #32535
Ralph, you are in charge of organizing the BGD field trip!
Gu, I’m not sure what happened to your top menu… I’ll check into it! Glad you’re back on. 🙂February 3, 2016 at 12:26 PM #32560
Wonder if I might have to download wordpress.org maybe… :o(
It s ok, I can still have fun without the top menu :O)
GuFebruary 3, 2016 at 1:51 PM #32564
Maybe try clearing your cookies and cache Gu.February 3, 2016 at 5:25 PM #32573
For what it’s worth, I think I’m having the same experience Gu is. I didn’t even notice until he mentioned it, but I now have to page up to the top of the page to see my profile, log out, etc.. Before (I don’t know how long it’s been now) there was a black menu bar that stayed at the top of the screen with a tab at the far right that would pop down to show all those options. Everything else is functioning normally, so far as I can tell.February 3, 2016 at 10:56 PM #32595
Would Uncle Pen be considered a difficult intermediate tune? I’m wondering if I’d be biting off more than I could chew! I just really love this song and Bill Monroe!
Now that I see it mentioned, I have the same problem as Lucy and Gu. It’s not inconvenient though. This really is a pretty flawless website 🙂February 4, 2016 at 12:53 AM #32603
Uncle Pen is definitely not out of your reach, Kaeleigh!
I still see the black menu bar at the top… I’ll try to figure out why it’s not showing up for you all!February 4, 2016 at 8:35 AM #32610
It’s back , it s back ! Whatever you did ,it worked ! thank you, Merci .
GuFebruary 4, 2016 at 9:55 AM #32616
It’s back for me too – Thanks! 🙂February 4, 2016 at 7:31 PM #32635
Yep I fixed it! 🙂 Had to write some extra code to my functions.php file in order to show the admin bar with the Woocommerce plugin activated. Success!February 4, 2016 at 11:41 PM #32644
Just got back from a Byron Berline Band concert here at hometown. He played Bob Wills version of Uncle Pen and it was awesome. That guy can really fiddle. Thats such a good song, thanks John for puttin the lesson on.February 4, 2016 at 11:47 PM #32645
Dang I dont know why I said Bob Wills version it was Bill Monroes version of uncle Pen The Byron Berline band performed. Too many names with B in it haha.February 5, 2016 at 12:59 PM #32659
‘Mornin’ again,Dr. J,
Might want to reconsider having me organize the BGD field trip! Drove to my old home town for a funeral last Wed. and went 35 miles out of the way. Little Bride caught that and I’ll be trying to live that down…maybe forever! Almost was late for the services.February 6, 2016 at 10:07 PM #32759
Hahaha Ralph, OK, Joe is now in charge of the field trips. Hopefully we’ll get a group together the next time Byron Berline is in town! He is definitely one of the bluegrass greats, and one of my personal heroes.February 6, 2016 at 10:35 PM #32765
Ok now that I am in charge ha, Everyone come on over first weekend in October to the Oklahoma International Bluegrass festival. Here is the link
I have never been, but plan on it this year.February 6, 2016 at 11:04 PM #32772
Thanks for the link! It looks like a great festival. I know it’s a long way off, but keep us posted on it!February 6, 2016 at 11:09 PM #32774
Will do John. At the concert I went to Byron said he had ppl from England, Japan, an Norway was supposed to show to perform. And he had to throw in there even a group from Texas, haha Bryon being from Oklahoma and such a rivalry with texas football.February 9, 2016 at 11:00 PM #32920
Hmmm… I just started working on this song. Right now my double stops sound just a little like a fire-engine’s sirens 🙂 I think I might need to work on that first. Is Golden Slippers easier?April 2, 2016 at 8:50 AM #34761
I’m working on this lesson and was watching some you tubes of various versions. I really like 3rd tyme out. But I got a kick out of this video. It’s an amazing glimpse into a genius mind:April 3, 2016 at 2:54 AM #34784
Haha wow that was an awesome video! Thanks for linking it here, Angela.
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