FIDDLE ONE WEDNESDAY        sept-oct 2010

my webpage  www.rosenbanjo.com



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   TUNING TONES
  ----E-------              a little bit
                                goes a long way!
  ----A-------              
                                support the neck
  ----D-------              and peghead

  ----G------               don't turn fine tuners
                                too tight or too loose


SCALES

D SCALE

GUITAR BACKUP FOR D SCALE
things to remember...
long bow strokes using the
middle 3/5ths of the bow.

  bow, perpendicular to the strings,
  about halfway between the end
  of the fingerboard and halfway to the bridge
       right hand; no fist! relaxed and
       rounded, both hands.
relaxed right arm! pretend you
have a book under your arm

left arm supports neck with relaxed, curved hand,
near the peghead. wrist straight or slightly bent back
.


practice bowing-
quarter notes and eighth notes

1 2 3 4 mississippi is a river    (scale)
mississippi groundhog    (example)


 SONGS

 twinkle twinkle
  .
.
 frere jaques
   .
.
 
this old man
.
 spotted pony   fast  slow A   slow B
.
 soldiers joy     fast     slow