Silver Bells (Western swing tune)

This is an online fiddle lesson for the Texas swing tune "Silver Bells."

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Genre: Bluegrass
Skill Level: Intermediate
Key of D

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Video #1: Here is a video of my daughter and me playing "Silver Bells."

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This topic contains 13 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  John Cockman 1 month ago.

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  • #54315

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    This is an online fiddle lesson for the Western swing tune “Silver Bells.” This tune is compliments of BGD member Steve Srader. Thank you Steve! See the full lesson here: Silver Bells

    #54316
    Steve Srader
    Steve Srader
    Participant

    hey john on the lesson list you have two silver bells one needs to be labeled western.

    #54319

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Thanks Steve! I needed to differentiate it from the Christmas song. 🙂

    #54321
    Steve Srader
    Steve Srader
    Participant

    Got it down loaded starting it tomorrow , perfect !

    #54365

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Good luck with it! Let me know if you hit any snags.

    #54370
    Steve Srader
    Steve Srader
    Participant

    Its great, I can go through it slowly from beginning to end , Time and getting it in my memory bank is all I need . With your lessons no one can fail , as long as they are willing to do the work . I cannot say enough good about all your lessons .

    #54398

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Thank you!

    #54662
    ruckydoo
    ruckydoo
    Participant

    Thanks for adding Silver Bells  (western version) to your lessons.  Have always loved it and seem to recall whistling it decades ago.   Have to learn what a couple symbols are on the printed sheet but will take a stab at it.  Am visiting a daughter deep in the heart of Texas at the moment expect to be halfway home to Minnesota a week from   now.   My fiddle has been a fine traveling companion but dislikes the the climate changes and demands frequent retuning.

    #54666
    Steve Srader
    Steve Srader
    Participant

    There is one symbol I am not sure about its the zero with cross hairs ? Its at the end of 15 and again at the beginning of 38  above the tablature ?

    #54667
    fiddlewood
    fiddlewood
    Participant

    Coda
    Indicates a forward jump in the music to its ending passage, marked with the same sign.

    • This reply was modified 1 month ago by fiddlewood fiddlewood.
    #54669
    Steve Srader
    Steve Srader
    Participant

    Thanks fiddlewood now I am enlightened , Thanks !

    #54670
    ruckydoo
    ruckydoo
    Participant

    The cross haired zero mystified me too.  Not too sure how to handle it yet but nice to know that much.

    #54671
    Steve Srader
    Steve Srader
    Participant

    At the end of measure 15 after you have been through the song repeats and your ready to end the song you drop to measure 38 and its the ending .Thanks again fiddlewood !

    #54689

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Yes, thanks! I added that in at the last minute. Many people play AB AB A then end the song after the A part. From an “energy” standpoint, it does make more sense to end on the A part than the B part.

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