We’ve been working on the Green Grass Grows All Around in Fiddle 3 and Fiddle 3 Rep.
Here’s a great video Jonas showed us in class:
Here’s a recording from class, it’ll be up on the Tune Archive soon, too!
Today we reviewed Arkansas Traveler, you can listen to it on the Tune Archive, Paul put a nice version of Lee Stoneking playing it.
We also worked on Cripple Creek, listen to Tommy Jarrell and Kyle Creed playing it for a source recording and you can listen to Danny Miller’s slow version to hear how we’re doing it in class.
We tried Cripple Creek in Standard Tuning (G, D, A, E) and then we also tried it in Cross A or Sawmill Tuning (A, E, A, E)
Next week we’ll try it in G
Have a nice time playing this week!
It was good to see everyone last week, you all sounded great on Paddy on the Handcar, Paul is going to teach some more bowing next week.
We worked on the A MINOR pentatonic which is: A, C D E G A (we used it in Cross Road Blues)
The A MAJOR pentatonic is: A B C# D E F# A
You can learn more about Cross Road Blues and listen to it here:
We also went over Dancing Bear in Em
you can find it on the Kids’ Tune Archive, oldtownschool.org/fiddle/fun/kids and download the music in Kids’ Fiddle Book 3.
We talked a bit about ABC notation (thanks for your help Kerry), if you have questions, Paul has posted a PDF called “ABC Notation for Fiddle Tunes” at the top of the Tune Archive
Hopefully I’ll see you at Open House Friday on February 10
Here are the lyrics to Cólas that we learned on Tuesday:
Colás, colás, colás y Nicolás
We’ll learn some more next week
You can watch this video of the group Mono Blonco playing in Pasadena, CA
See you next week!
Here’s my first post of the session!
We’ve worked on Red-Haired Boy. We’ve been using Paul Tyler’s version which you can find on the Tune Archive.
Paul taught Paddy on the Handcar on Monday, here is the abc notation
T:Paddy on the Handcar
There’s also a recording of the tune if you scroll down this page.
There’s been requests for Tater Patch, In Spite of Ourselves and Indian Corn, and Roscoe. We’re work on one of those on Monday.
Hope you’re having a good week!
P.S. If you get a chance, look up the lyrics for Little Beggarman
Next week is graduation. In the Monday class, we’re going to play Dancing Bear, in the Thursday Class, we’re going to play Will the Circle Be Unbroken.
Here are some links for Wildwood Flower and Will the Circle Be Unbroken:
Have a happy Monday!
I’m finally doing some catch up!
Kerry shared this video and said this teacher has a really good way of explaining fiddle chords. Thanks Kerry!
We worked on Paradise by John Prine this morning (it’s one of the Songs of the Session). Here’s a video my friend Jason shared… it has some pictures that give the tune some neat context. You can practice along with the video, it’s in the key of D. I bought John Prine singing it on iTunes this morning.
Other tunes we’ve worked on:
-Inchapikua (G) we’ll learn the harmony next week
-Molly Put the Kettle (check out Steve Rosen playing this tune on the tune archive)
Catherine brought in Rochester Schottische a couple of weeks ago. The recording is a version of me playing it from a chart in Steve’s class. Pretty neat tune!
Let me know if you have any questions. Hope to see you at Open House Friday, December 2nd!
I’m so behind on this blog right now. I’ll be catching up tomorrow, but I thought in the meantime, some of you might like to learn Silent Night…
I recorded it for some of my private lesson students and thought that you might like it, too!
See you soon!
This week we worked on Black Eyed Suzy, which can be found in the Kids’ Section of the Tune Archive here:
We also started a tune called Inchapikua, here is a link:
Inchapikua is part of a group of tunes that are used to represent the fishermen who cast their butterfly nets early in the morning. The tune comes from the state of Michoacán and is a pirecua. A pirecua is a tune that is syncopated.
We did so much yesterday!
We reviewed the tunes from last week and worked on the chords for Polla Pinta, Dancing Bear (in Em) and Angeline the Baker.
We also talked about the pentatonic scale, check out this awesome video with Bobby McFerrin:
We also learned about how to make a chord (1, 3, 5) and chord progressions (1, 4,5 )
So much math!
Last Thursday, Jonas said you worked a lot on Black Eyed Susie, I can’t wait to play it with you!
E-mail me if you have any questions!