Arranged for Fiddle Players by Vi Wickam
Video 8 - All the Way Through
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About the Lessons
|1.||Demonstration||Vi begins by giving a demonstration of this waltz included on his Fiddle Whamdiddle albumn, Old School Old-Time.|
|2.||Warm Up||Here Vi shows how to warm up before we practice by playing through some two-octave arpeggios.|
|3.||A Part||Now Vi breaks down the A Part of the tune, phrase by phrase. with an interesting turnaround at the end of the 2nd phrase.|
|4.||B Part||The B part starts just like the beginning of the A part, and then it takes off with it's own melody but same rhythm.|
|5.||Bowing & the Waltz Feel||We want this to have a waltz feel with a 1-2-3 danceable beat, and the odd measures have a little bit stronger downbeat than the even measures.|
|6.||Waltz Ornaments||In this video, Vi shows us how to add some ornaments for variety and texture.|
|7.||Adding Double Stops||A double stop refers to the technique of playing two notes simultaneously on a bowed stringed instrument such a fiddle. How many times does Vi use that technique in this video?|
|8.||All the Way Through||For this last video, Vi plays all the way through the Peek-A-Boo Waltz, adding ornaments and double stops.|
Are you saying, “I know what a fiddle is but what is a whamdiddle?” The whamdiddle is a slang name for the hammered dulcimer; “hog fiddle” is a slang name for the mountain dulcimer, both are traditional American folk instruments. Together with the fiddle they make for a porch-picking, knee-slapping good time.
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