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Viper

United States
113 posts
since 1/6/11

02/10/2017 07:00:14 View Viper's MP3 Archive View Viper's Photo Albums View Viper's Blog Reply with Quote

I posted about my "Year of Ward Jarvis," but I was hoping to get a little feedback on my progress. I've been working on "Head of the Creek" the past month or so, and decided to do a quick and dirty recording the other day. I think I sound tentative in my playing, but would like to hear from others. This is played in AEAE. 

Thanks!

 

Viper

United States
113 posts since 1/6/11

02/13/2017 11:09:02View Viper's MP3 Archive View Viper's Photo Albums View Viper's Blog Reply with Quote

So, I'm just noticing I either failed or forgot to include the link to the tune ... derp. Sorry. Here it is now. 


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Mojohand40

United States
842 posts since 6/13/11

02/14/2017 08:21:21View Mojohand40's MP3 Archive View Mojohand40's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

I like it. I do agree that you are playing slightly tentative, but it works. Makes it sound kind of "high lonesome".   Good job, and kind of a tough tune.

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Astrang

171 posts since 7/18/14

02/14/2017 09:44:01View Astrang's MP3 Archive View Astrang's Photo Albums View Astrang's Blog Reply with Quote

You have a good authentic sound; itís easy to tell youíve been working on it. Bump up the speed just a little and that tune will smooth right out. That just comes with time playing it and getting comfortable with the tune. I like what youíre doing.

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Viper

United States
113 posts since 1/6/11

03/13/2017 11:11:03View Viper's MP3 Archive View Viper's Photo Albums View Viper's Blog Reply with Quote

I gave it another try. Let me know your thoughts. 

Thanks!


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ChickenMan

United States
3065 posts since 9/26/08

03/14/2017 14:53:23View ChickenMan's MP3 Archive View ChickenMan's Photo Albums View ChickenMan's Blog Reply with Quote

I went to slippery hill and listened to Wade and what jumps out at me is how he keeps his finger on the 'a' note while playing that figure on the coarse part so it just rings. I'm not getting that here but I do hear some open 'a' touches in the fine part that you could develop more. It sounds like you have the tune under your fingers pretty solid, and that is about a third of the battle. I couldn't say half because the battle is never won, the target just keeps getting smaller and moves more. 

I'm going to get out my fiddle and see if my ears are getting that right. 

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Viper

United States
113 posts since 1/6/11

03/15/2017 11:07:06View Viper's MP3 Archive View Viper's Photo Albums View Viper's Blog Reply with Quote

Thanks for the tip. I know I'm missing something of the droning. I'll work on holding that A in the low part. I'm still working on making the transition from learning by printed sources to learning more by ear. I know it'll get easier the more tunes I learn this way, but it still feels a bit like some mystic alchemy. 

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ChickenMan

United States
3065 posts since 9/26/08

03/15/2017 14:52:10View ChickenMan's MP3 Archive View ChickenMan's Photo Albums View ChickenMan's Blog Reply with Quote

You are right, the alchemy occurs in the brain! 😃

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