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Oh, the ups and downs

Posted by Andah1andah2 on Sunday, February 27, 2011

 Certainly there are good days and bad days, but it is funny the mind games that you and the fiddle go through.  Today I went through lows when trying to get my waltz timing down and other difficult tasks.  Only to be brought back up later in the day when I accomplished learning the first part of a new tune.  It's like a roller-coaster of "oh, I'm not worthy" followed by "Wow, I can't believe I can do this".  Just when you start to question yourself and the future, something good happens.  Maybe I should just be more accepting of the long road ahead and allow these fluctuations to even out.  

So I just added the A part to Cajun Fiddle to my list (Key of A).  Now to tackle the B part.  Can anyone help me with this B part?  I found that the first double stop part has you stopping the B and F# with index finger and alternating the G# with the middle finger.  I can't figure out the next (and highest?) double stop part.  I know the A is being used on the E string (third finger) but can't find the rest of that double stop.  Do you stop the C# and G# with middle finger and alternate the A note with the third finger?  Sorry if I'm not making sense.



6 comments on “Oh, the ups and downs”

Cyndy Says:
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @3:06:44 PM

Exactly. Yes. I agree with everything you've said. It's that way for me.

Humbled by this instrument Says:
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @8:34:20 PM

Yep, me too.

bj Says:
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @9:13:40 PM

Re the B part. Just close your eyes and hear the tune in your head, then let your fingers go where the tune is . . . don't fight it, just let it happen.

FiddleJammer Says:
Monday, February 28, 2011 @2:51:05 AM

How are you tuned?

Andah1andah2 Says:
Monday, February 28, 2011 @1:06:41 PM

I'm in standard Terri. I like this woman's version and trying to work it out similar.
youtube.com/watch?v=2nEjLrb8q6E
My fingers and brain found the tune up through that last part but can't get that last high part.

Rene Says:
Monday, February 28, 2011 @4:16:24 PM

Next on my list to work on. Good luck to you and me :)

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