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Live Lesson: February 6th - Fiddle & Guitar Harmonizing with David Varnado


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Tuesday February 6th, 2018

Topic: Fiddle & Guitar Harmonizing with David Varnado

7pm Central Time US

You can watch the lesson HERE.

Well, the topic of this live lesson has shifted around a bit but there's been a quick change in plans.

I'm honored to have Hall of Fame Fiddle Player, David Varnado stopping by. David has played with Vince Gill, the Time Jumpers, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Paycheck, Chris LeDoux and the Grand Old Opry. He plays fiddle (violin), electric mandolin, and guitar.  David will be playing a few tunes and showing us his amazing guitar harmonizer that he developed.

 

 

This should be a fascinating show, catching a true great as he's passing through Nashville.

There will be music, laughs, giveaways and more.  I look forward to seeing you there!

Watch on our Guitar Gathering YouTube Channel HERE

- Steve  

 

 

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What is the deference between a fiddle and a Violin ? My Daughter plays the violin . she calls it a violin . I call it a Fiddle. She asks whats the deference and I say { Attitude  }

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13 hours ago, Blue Dog said:

What is the deference between a fiddle and a Violin ? My Daughter plays the violin . she calls it a violin . I call it a Fiddle. She asks whats the deference and I say { Attitude  }

Hey Blue:

Now these are Fiddlers, Cape Breton style. That's in Canada for you Yanks.

https://youtu.be/xx9f9IGQq7w

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1 hour ago, Grog said:

Hey Blue:

Now these are Fiddlers, Cape Breton style. That's in Canada for you Yanks.

https://youtu.be/xx9f9IGQq7w

Now this is old time "Down East" Maritime Fiddle Music. "Don Messers Jubiliee" ..

I heard this on the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ) every Saturday night as a kid, just before "Hockey Night In Canada"...  with Foster Hewitt "He shoots, He scores!"

 

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I wanted to share a bit about my preparation for this lesson. 

David called and gave me about 6 or so songs he wanted to reference tonight.

The songs were "San Antonio Rose" by Bob Wills, "I'll be there" by Johnny Bush, "Faded Love" by Bob Wills, "Wine me Up" by Faron Young, "Slide off Your Satin Sheets" by Johnny Paycheck, "The Other Woman" by Ray Price, and "Pass Me By " by Johnny Rodriguez.

It's been strangely emotional preparing for this live lesson.

Few know this, but when I was growing up in Texas there was only one kind of music playing - country music like these songs.

I quite literally have not listened to these songs since middle school yet I heard them so much around our house then I remember them clearly.  It's like opening up a time capsule to then.

See you tonight.

 Steve

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Everybody remember, or be aware, to be able to watch it on YouTube and Chat, so that you can can pose questions to Steve you must have a Google account. 

To be clear, you can watch it on YouTube without an account.  But you must have a Google account to be able to log in, chat, and pose questions.

Most people probably do have a Google account.  But in case not, it's a very easy process to sign up.  If you need/want to create that account you may want to head over to YT a little bit early to do so.

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Hi folks, Steve and guitar family,

first of all congratulations to this brandnew fantastic discussion-board!! Great stuff!!

Being a professional violinist (classical though) and amateur guitarplayer, just starting out on a A Shape Mandoline I really, really enjoyed this show!! That was the one for me!! I loved to learn about Davids style which I am completely unable to do! I also loved your stated attitudes to practicing and making music!! Wonderful!!

Just one thing puzzled me a bit when it came to how the fiddle is tuned: standard tuning is from bottom to top G D A E , so we´re talking about perfect fifths, not fourth´s as you mentioned around  min. 16

 

Many thanks again for your efforts , Steve, to spread the art of playing the guitar. I learn so much from your shows and connected sites!!

With love from Germany

Bernhard

 

 

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Bernhard,

Yes, you are exactly correct. I knew that the violin was tuned in fifths.  But David said the order in reverse (E-A-D-G) like the bottom four strings of a guitar so it confused me there for a second.  So, as you know, when the order is E-A-D-G, those notes are all a fourth from each other.  But, in actuality, it's the inverse of that. G-D-A-E which would correctly be in 5ths. 

The mystery explained!

- Steve

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