Sign in to follow this  
lzaikoski

Playing tips for a tune

Recommended Posts

I play a D, not a C#, on the A string. That is how most people I know play it, and it lets you put your third finger down on both the high A and the D at the same time for speed. Try it that way.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One of my favorite tunes is 'The Maid Behind the Bar' but I've always got a problem with the second measure of the B-part.

The first two measures go:

|| F# G A G F# D D E | F# D A D F# D D | E F# G ...

The part that coninually slows me down is that F# D A D F# D D.

I try leaving my first finger down on the E and switch my third from the A to E. And, I've also tried just stopping both the A and the E at the same time with my third but that always comes out sounding muddy and it doesn't 'feel' quite right.

It comes out OK when I play slowly, but I haven't been able to bring the speed anywhere near what I can play the rest of the tune....

Do any of you fiddlers out there play this tune? How do you play it? Or, am I on the right track and I just need to practice it slowly until I get it?

Len

[This message has been edited by lzaikoski (edited 03-20-2002).]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

quote:

Originally posted by Fiddle Girl:

I play a D, not a C#, on the A string. That is how most people I know play it, and it lets you put your third finger down on both the high A and the D at the same time for speed. Try it that way.

I don't know what I was thinking about when I was writing it the first time, it IS supposed to be alternating between the D (third finger on A) and the A (third finger on E) ... I edited my original message to get it right.

I guess I just need to practice that passage slowly until it clicks....

Thanks,

Len

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.