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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Blackberry Blossoms

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bosco - Posted - 11/16/2007:  19:29:08

Here are two versions of Blackberry Blossoms.
Blackberry Blossoms inspierd by Richard Burnett of KY
Bosco on fiddle and Isaac on fretless banjo
Blackberry Blossoms inspierd by Fiddlin' Bill Hensly of NC
Bosco on fiddle, Isaac on fretless banjo and Heja on tenor uku. Heja plays E majar on B part. How do you guys like it? I like it.

Konnichiwa, arigato, sayonara

bsed - Posted - 11/16/2007:  23:16:33

First, I'm not familiar with these versions of Blackberry Blossom. But that doesn't matter. It's some damn fine playing you are doing.

If you read this, the bowing style that Bosco has is (from what I can hear) the best exemplar of that 'figure-8' I was trying to describe in my "Requests" thread. That's the sound you want to duplicate. I think Bosco has some videos on you tube which might give you a good working picture.

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fiddlebob - Posted - 11/17/2007:  09:39:45

The Bill Hensley version is the only one I had heard until I got to Fiddle Hangout. The other version is good, and well played, but I like the Hensley version the best. By the way, It's well played too.


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bosco - Posted - 11/18/2007:  07:39:30

Arigato for the comments.

Konnichiwa, arigato, sayonara

fiddlemaker - Posted - 11/20/2007:  14:16:35


Where are your videos on you tube?

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bosco - Posted - 11/20/2007:  18:12:27

Here is my YouTube page.
I don't know if thery are good exemplar of 'figure-8' as bsed said, since I'm not sure what the 'figure-8' is
Anyway, hope you enjoy them.

Konnichiwa, arigato, sayonara

fiddlemaker - Posted - 11/21/2007:  09:31:14

Got it, great fiddling Bosco. I really liked seeing that gourd fiddle.

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Waynesboro, Va 22980

vajrabum - Posted - 11/21/2007:  11:23:32


It's not Blackberry Blossom at all but I love these two videos:

Cool fiddle, cool hat, cool music. Can anybody tell me what the sort of fiddle that he's playing is called?


bosco - Posted - 11/22/2007:  02:35:38

Originally posted by vajrabum
[Can anybody tell me what the sort of fiddle that he's playing is called?

Yes, I can tell you. It's called Stroh violin or Strohviol. You will find the history of Stroh here.
But the pictures on the page are NOT Stroh violin.
And here are more pictures on my HO home page.

Konnichiwa, arigato, sayonara

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