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Feb 7, 2023 - 5:43:56 AM
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61 posts since 12/28/2014

I posted a progress clip a couple months back so here is my fiddle attempt at 8 months...I recently tried cross tuning in G. I love the way it sounds. To me it has a haunting ancient tone to it. Anyway, I thought i would give it a go and try improvise a bit. Disclaimer: I have absolutely no clue what I'm doing.

soundcloud.com/bluesguy1963/im...l_sharing

Feb 7, 2023 - 5:52:23 AM

Erockin

USA

922 posts since 9/3/2022

This is great and at 8 months you should be super proud! I've yet to try cross tuning but it sounds fun.

Feb 7, 2023 - 7:41:45 AM
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RichJ

USA

968 posts since 8/6/2013

Great job bluesguy63. Now that you broke the ice there's a dozen more to try. You might even see how your fiddle sounds tuned to A=414 instead of 440, mine sound more mellow, maybe even kinda' growly. I find playing old familiar tunes in cross gives em a whole new feeling.

Feb 7, 2023 - 4:06:34 PM

61 posts since 12/28/2014

Thanks, now to find melody notes and play songs.

Feb 7, 2023 - 4:46:26 PM
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2477 posts since 12/11/2008

One of the beauties of cross-tuning is that, once your left hand is comfortable hitting the common first position notes, you almost can't miss eking a tune out of your fiddle. Just shuffle away unto infinity with the bow.

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