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Feb 23, 2020 - 8:12:14 PM
10691 posts since 9/23/2009

Here's KY Waltz...I had recoreded it, then was so disgusted I deleted it. Came back and retrieved it from the computer trash and decided go ahead and put it onto youtube so I can forget about it. The big problem with this one is singing it...seems I just can' outta my range either way...had to split the octave and put a lot of harmonies up to try and cover up my struggling voice. I got the fiddle part from the Bluegrassdaddy website. I don't do it exactly as the lesson teaches, but just how I remembered it after messin' with it some. He based his lesson on Chubby Wise's playing of this great old song.

Feb 28, 2020 - 8:28:08 PM

81 posts since 6/11/2019

How about coming down a few steps? Video sounds like you're playing in Dmaj, which is what a male voice is comfortable in. I believe what Monroe wrote it in. A professional mandolin-player co-jammer of mine says his wife sings it in the band in Gmaj, so he had to relearn it in Dmaj when I sing it at the jam.

Either that or go up several steps to 'top out' of splitting an octave to go lower for female voice.

Voice is why I consider learning the fingerboard in patterns is important--so you can accompany in any key called for by the singer on the spot.

Feb 29, 2020 - 6:27:30 PM

10691 posts since 9/23/2009

Yeah, I tried that too...I just flatout can't sing it. I like how it works on fiddle in D though, so, my voice has to suffer so I can have fun fiddling it. I think I coulda done better maybe by tuning the fiddle down so I could still use D fingerings in C...just didn't do it, but it probably would've worked better...Maybe I might've been able to screech the whole thing out in the same I guess it's easier for guys so they can tap into that falsetto voice when they get up to that high part.

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