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Mar 3, 2021 - 9:37:26 AM
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11845 posts since 9/23/2009

Gotta long, long ways to go with this one...but here's where I'm at now...and I need a break, so I'm recording, moving on to more stuff, then hopefully I'll get better with this one and come back to do it again.

youtu.be/podPq0UcpdQ

Mar 3, 2021 - 11:50:10 AM

1489 posts since 4/6/2014

Nice one Peggy!!

Mar 3, 2021 - 1:39:36 PM

1445 posts since 5/13/2008

Fantastic. Inspiring too

Mar 3, 2021 - 2:47:07 PM
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11845 posts since 9/23/2009

Thanks, Pete! Joebob...I need a fiddle pill...lol! This is really hard to play. I hope to start getting it done in my own way instead of note-for-note attempts to copy...nobody plays it like Randy Howard, so I'll just work with it a little here and there and maybe someday play it more like groundhogpeggy...might take a while...might even take a few fiddle pills!

Mar 3, 2021 - 2:53:10 PM
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RichJ

USA

432 posts since 8/6/2013

Hey Peggy - Sure like the flavor of that "sauce" and it didn't take that long to make either.laugh

Mar 3, 2021 - 6:12:17 PM
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11845 posts since 9/23/2009

I hope the sauce will be better after it has a chance to sit for a while.

Mar 4, 2021 - 6:04:06 AM

5096 posts since 9/26/2008

Sounds like a challenge indeed! What's that high note you're reaching for at the beginning?

Mar 4, 2021 - 8:52:56 AM
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11845 posts since 9/23/2009

I have no idea what the notes are...lol...it's finger 3 up in 3rd position, and you hit a note with finger 4 up there before sliding back down. It's in the awful key of F, so the finger positions seem to be what I think of as "half positions," so... it's a fumbly thing for me.

I've been spending a lot of time going through lessons at BGDAddy...sort of a New Year's Resolution to try to learn new things, hard stuff, try to improve...but I'm feeling ready to get back out of standard tuning and get back to just enjoying more of my old easy stuff again now. Enough of New Year's Resolution stuff...it's weird for that to even go as far as March...lol.  But I will try to keep stuff like this...Gardenia Waltz, a few other things like that, warm...I had learned some of them early on when I joined up BGD and then proceeded to forget them entirely...so...I will try to hang onto them...ready for some good OT stuff now in cross tuning.  It's like...too much gravy and not enough biscuit...lol...if you know what I mean.

Edited by - groundhogpeggy on 03/04/2021 08:55:24

Mar 4, 2021 - 12:10:03 PM

5096 posts since 9/26/2008

I know exactly what you mean

 

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Mar 4, 2021 - 12:42:50 PM

260 posts since 12/2/2013

quote:
Originally posted by ChickenMan

Sounds like a challenge indeed! What's that high note you're reaching for at the beginning?


Here's a world of notes


Mar 5, 2021 - 4:51:48 AM
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loy

USA

951 posts since 6/23/2007

I really like it Peggy, few more times through and you will be there!

Mar 5, 2021 - 11:37:56 AM

11845 posts since 9/23/2009

Thanks, Loy. Yes, that one is gonna take some time to get it right. Whew...that is definitely the hardest thing I ever tried to play. I think it's time for me to stop fiddling around with these difficult things and get back to some good ol' Old Time fiddling...that would be so refreshing!

Mar 6, 2021 - 8:31:24 AM
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banjopaolo

Italy

153 posts since 9/14/2010

It's a lovely waltz Peggy!

Mar 6, 2021 - 9:42:13 AM

11845 posts since 9/23/2009

Thanks, Paolo...it is so beautiful, and I tried not to ruin its beauty...lol...it's too hard for me, but I did enjoy the struggle of learning it. Now if I can hang onto it long enough to practice for a few months, maybe i'll be able to play it nice...lol...it's really a tough one to play.

Mar 6, 2021 - 9:49:38 AM
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banjopaolo

Italy

153 posts since 9/14/2010

you played it nicely all ready!

Mar 7, 2021 - 5:19:38 AM
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Peghead

USA

1601 posts since 1/21/2009

Hi Peggy, that's really terrific! You've made a huge leap. That tune is a world of tough double stops you went through all of them. I have a bunch of really difficult tunes that I think of as work pieces. Some I've been practicing on and off for years but I still wouldn't play some of them in public. I think of them as trying to carve a block of granite into a sculpture, every once in a while I manage to knock a chunk off a corner and when I do I'm a better player. These tunes like that, they are a barometer of your playing in general. Practicing one of these is worth 50 simple tunes, when they get just a little better all your other tunes improve a whole lot. Congratulations on your progress.

Mar 7, 2021 - 8:12:25 PM
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Quincy

Belgium

46 posts since 1/16/2021

This is very special <3 I love it!

Mar 8, 2021 - 4:18:21 AM
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Peghead

USA

1601 posts since 1/21/2009

Yes, despite it being a difficult piece you still made it musical and fun to listen to.

Mar 14, 2021 - 6:53:05 PM

11845 posts since 9/23/2009

Thanks, Greg and Anja! That doggone thing is sooooooo hard to play...lol...worn out now.

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