Hi you all,
We’re having our fiddle class on Saturday. The tune Possum Up A Gumstump is going to be introduced. I learned it a long time ago and really like it. There is a fun part in the second half where you hold down the third finger on the D string and hammer down some notes on the A string to create a lot of excitement.
Hope you enjoy,
We had ourJune class this weekend. Here’s a list of what we reviewed and two new tunes.
D FLY AROUND MY PRETTY MISSD LOON WALTZD CAMP MEETING ON 4TH OF JULYD EMILY’S WALTZAm COLD FROSTY MORNINGD JAYBIRDD GIL’S SCHOTTISCHEG OKLAHOMA HILLSAm STAR OF THE COUNTY DOWND FORESTER’S HORNPIPED PIG ANKLE RAGNEW TUNES TO TRY:D PUFF TAIL (Jessie Kurtz)(from Sept. 2017 Hoedowner)
Sorry it’s been a while since I’ve given you an update. We had a nice class Saturday. No new tunes, but we had fun reviewing past songs and playing a lot of Christmas tunes.
Some of the tunes we reviewed were
We had fun learning Peeler Creek Waltz by using some silly lyrics:
“Feed your babies onions, so you can find them in the garden after dark”
“Feed your babies onions, so you can find them in the dark”
First of all this month, I’d like to give a big thanks to Shirley N., who has put in a huge amount of work converting all the sheet music on this site to PDF’s. I look forward to working with her in the future. Hope the new PDF’s are easier for you to print and work with.
In the fiddle class, we reviewed the tunes below and learned Margaret’s Waltz. After playing it a few times in the key of G we played it a step up in A. Next with the fingering we used to play it in A, we started the tune on the D string which transposed it to the key of D. Here’s Margaret’s Waltz in G and here’s Margaret’s Waltz in A.
D RAGTIME ANNIE
G HAPPY BOY SCHOTTISCHE
D LOON WALTZ
G DOWN YONDER
G RED PETTICOAT
D CAMP MEETING ON 4th of JULY
G SCULLY’S REEL
D JOHN MCPHEE’S HOMESTEAD
G KESH JIG
D FORESTER’S HORNPIPE
We had a good turnout for the fiddle class Saturday. We reviewed about a half dozen songs and learned a new tune, Forester’s Hornpipe. After that we went around the circle and jammed.