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Monday, January 11, 2010

Fiddlin Around

Tonight I started practicing for the new songs that we're adding to the sets. WHEW!!!! My fingers haven't been this sore from fiddlin in a while.

It's fun because my new fiddle takes a bit of getting used to with that extra 5th string. I've never had a 5th string before! But it means ALL the strings are closer together, so I have to work on keeping my playing clean even more than I normally do. (a constant struggle anyway)

I always like to learn the solos on the record first and then I can make them my own, once I can play the original. It's a really good way to build chops... which I can always use more of! But man! The "Callin On Baton Rouge" solo is not as easy as it sounds! It's trickier than I thought it would be. All the notes are so close together and quick, and now I am determined to learn the original. I can ply anything I can sing. That's my rule - if I can sing it... then that means I can hear it in my head... therefore I can figure it out on fiddle. But it took me a while! I can play it now. I just don't have it perfect, yet. But tomorrow it will be so much better. (I think... eh em, let's hope)

Peace. Love. Fiddle.
~natalie

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2 Comments:

Blogger Natalie's Favorite Farm Boy Fan : ) said...

We have a rule similar to your rule about "if you can sing it then that means you can hear it in your head"

Our rule - If we try to wing it, hopefully we can make up enough stuff to make people believe it in their head : )

Okay .. your rule is much better .. but we love to give you smiles for all the thousands of miles you travel sharing love and happiness : )

January 11, 2010 at 2:56 PM  
Blogger Patty said...

Wow! Great song! Went and listened on iTunes

January 11, 2010 at 3:02 PM  

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