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Oct 4, 2017 - 7:24:20 PM
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I've been working on Hold whatchya got and finally learned a cool fiddle intro in closed position. If you aren't familiar with closed position it just means that I don't (or mostly) use any open strings. This allows me to easily transpose it around by moving up/down/or to different strings. Hope you enjoy!

Oct 5, 2017 - 4:37:42 AM

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Sounds good...hard to do it in the closed position, but it'd be worth working on that.

Oct 5, 2017 - 7:07:49 AM
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Learning to play in closed position can be a real life saver when jamming with folks who play in weird keys.

Oct 5, 2017 - 11:37:12 AM

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Nice intro! Notey but not too notey, and respects the melody. "Don't sell the house, don't wreck the car, stay there honey right where you are!" One of the classics from Jimmy Martin who came to our neck of the woods once for a festival at Grass Valley and the guy was just hilarious (and a bit crude at times) w/ his stage patter. I was laughing so hard I got a stomach ache. Killer group, too.

Oct 5, 2017 - 11:50:38 AM

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Wish there were more clips of stage banter. A lot of times that stuff is cut out ...

Oct 5, 2017 - 11:52:37 AM

crich

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Thanks! I'll have to work on that . Clinton

Oct 5, 2017 - 11:52:51 AM

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Also it doesn't show up here, cause it's in the description on youtube, but this was my attempt at Bobby Hicks intro from this recording:

Oct 8, 2017 - 1:00:25 PM

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a more resonant sound, but that's something to blame bowing for. I'm wondering if a less-resonant sound is acceptable for fiddle style music. More bow speed would do it, but I don't know. Maybe I'm nuts...

Oct 8, 2017 - 6:54:34 PM

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Maybe its my phone but it seems like part of your reply got cut off or you are replying to a different thread.

Oct 8, 2017 - 9:36:55 PM

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Oct 12, 2017 - 10:56:12 PM

fujers

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You know Mark, You can take the same lick that you played in B and play it way up the neck of course you all ready know that. Most of the licks you play can be found also in 3rd position because 3rd position mirrors the 1st position. Playing 3rd is a little bit different because you have to be correct on you intonation more so than the 1st. But playing in 3rd offers you some of the neatest sounds. You can play what was once a closed note in 1st..but now it's an open note in 3rd. Pretty cool stuff. Jerry

Oct 12, 2017 - 10:57:14 PM

fujers

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Forgot nice job on your licks

Oct 13, 2017 - 11:29:55 AM

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Thanks Jerry!

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