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.
Nice one Peggy!!
Fantastic. Inspiring too
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!
Hey Peggy - Sure like the flavor of that "sauce" and it didn't take that long to make either.
I hope the sauce will be better after it has a chance to sit for a while.
Sounds like a challenge indeed! What's that high note you're reaching for at the beginning?
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
I know exactly what you mean
I really like it Peggy, few more times through and you will be there!
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!
It's a lovely waltz Peggy!
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.
you played it nicely all ready!
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.
This is very special <3 I love it!
Yes, despite it being a difficult piece you still made it musical and fun to listen to.
Thanks, Greg and Anja! That doggone thing is sooooooo hard to play...lol...worn out now.
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