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May 16, 2018 - 7:05:07 AM
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2320 posts since 10/6/2008

I've been working hard on Davy Come On Home and Act Like You Ought To -- I love this tune! -- and I just added a practice recording to my home page files.

I realize my rough style isn't everyone's cup of tea, but if you happen to have a listen, I'd love to hear one thing you might like about it (if there's something you like about it) and one or more things that you would suggest focusing on for improvement -- and I'll take it from there.

Thanks!


Edited by - Cyndy on 05/16/2018 07:05:35

May 16, 2018 - 8:40:12 AM
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1321 posts since 8/27/2008

quote:
Originally posted by Cyndy

I've been working hard on Davy Come On Home and Act Like You Ought To -- I love this tune! -- and I just added a practice recording to my home page files.

I realize my rough style isn't everyone's cup of tea, but if you happen to have a listen, I'd love to hear one thing you might like about it (if there's something you like about it) and one or more things that you would suggest focusing on for improvement -- and I'll take it from there.

Thanks!


I like that quite a bit. Blusey double stops and good timing. I would enjoy playing with you, I think. Since you asked for advice here's what I think. Playing fiddle is kind of like singing. In that way you might work on breathing more smoothly.

May 16, 2018 - 9:08:16 AM

2320 posts since 10/6/2008

abinigia "Breathing!" That's feedback to take to the porch. Thanks!

May 16, 2018 - 11:18:50 AM
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956 posts since 6/13/2011

Some good solid Old Time fiddle there.
My ONLY suggestion,( and it's something I've been focusing on in my own playing in the last year):
Be cognizant of leaving in small pauses, or breaths in the tune between phrases. Like just a slight (slight, slight..teeny, tiny) stop of the bow between phrases.
To practice this, play it slow and really pause between phrases...audible silence..then play it up to speed leaving little silences, THEN work on making the little pauses smaller and more rhythmic.
People talk about timing and drive in Old Time, and in my own listening of some fiddlers I Iike and whom I think have good timing, I really listened, and while there is a lot going on, often these little pauses are there.
Probably totally unconsciously on the part of the player, but it is one of those things that separates good fiddlers from great fiddlers. (IMO)
Like I said, that's my only comment, your playing is good!!....but if you are looking for something to work on then that's my suggestion.

May 16, 2018 - 11:22:30 AM
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10070 posts since 9/23/2009

I have no suggestions, but just wanted to say it sounds really nice to me...I loved it!

May 16, 2018 - 11:37:27 AM
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1184 posts since 12/11/2008

Lots of spirit and emotion. Much more than just a series of notes. You find the tune and you tell the tale.

May 16, 2018 - 3:45:21 PM
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boxbow

USA

2319 posts since 2/3/2011

Nice. Little bit of sweet, little bit of salt.

May 16, 2018 - 10:33:51 PM

2320 posts since 10/6/2008

I appreciate all of you taking the time to listen. And I appreciate the suggestions to think about/feel the phrasing. I think sometimes there's a difference between focusing on the music and focusing on trying to say something and maybe I've been doing more of the former than the latter in recent weeks. :) Thanks!

Edited by - Cyndy on 05/16/2018 22:34:19

May 17, 2018 - 4:45:15 AM
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3733 posts since 9/26/2008
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I hope to get to play some tunes with you some day. Sounds pretty good to me, nice rhythmic playing.

May 17, 2018 - 5:46:49 AM
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2188 posts since 9/13/2009

Good rhythmic feel.

Pay heed to the crooked parts.

What I find helps is to look at how the phrasing are as groups 2 or 4 beats; and 3 beats. For example the B part in this tune to me is 4, 4; 2, 3, 3.

May 17, 2018 - 7:26:17 AM

2320 posts since 10/6/2008

alaskafiddler - I been listening to the Delbert Hughes version on repeat, trying to absorb something from it but I suppose I should find the discipline to sit down and think about it, too. :)

There's a wonderful spot, for example, about 2:12 where he seems to hold the fourth beat 1 2 3 (4) and then (maybe) do a 3-note slur which changes things up from the 1 2 3 4 in such an ear-catching way.

Edited by - Cyndy on 05/17/2018 07:27:39

May 17, 2018 - 9:17:55 AM
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Old Scratch

Canada

257 posts since 6/22/2016

Sounds great to me. Not sure what 'better' would even sound like ... !

May 17, 2018 - 10:17:52 AM
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5650 posts since 8/7/2009

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Originally posted by Cyndy

 I love this tune!

 


It sure sounds like it!  Well done!

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