Song #10 in our Blues Violin Course heads into the Countrified Blues side of things with a tune in-the-style-of harmonica icon Little Walter. Have fun! Intro to the lesson: “Train” beat, special ending, no chordal instruments, and more. Performance video: Song Form: melody 2x, solo 2x, melody 1x
Here’s a cool violin part from the big country music hit Seminole Wind by John Anderson. Not only does this tune have a cool vibe, I take a personal shine to it since the lyric mentions the historic North Central Florida town that is very near where I currently
Song #8 in our Blues Violin Course heads eastward to the folk and country influenced Piedmont style of Blues! Intro to the lesson: Performance video: Song Form: melody 2x, solo 2x, melody 1x My apologies for the bit of advertising with the text pop-ups. I’m posting this video
Hey there Fiddle Jam Clubbers! I’m again sending this one outside of our normal newsletter avenues, to let you know about the new video series I’m starting on Blues Violin. I’ve heard that some of you may not have gotten my announcement of the first video. ??
Ragtime Annie has come our way thanks to a member’s request of her favorite tune! I have quite a few audio lesson and play-along tracks below, starting with a talk-thru and super-slow version (1 & 2). Always an excellent reference, the Fiddler’s FakeBook (Oak Publications) has a version that I’ve
The traditional song sung/played directly after the stroke of midnight on New Years Eve/Night. And, not to leave our Cellists out: Though the high E note will be tough for some Cellists, just go for it, or practice transposing down a 4th to the key of D? Let me know
I stumbled onto this Gamalon footage from 1988 today. That’s me on a home-made violin I called EVI (minus the gray hair we see today!). I had probably been in the band about a year at this point, but you can readily hear how developed our sound was even in