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Fiddle Lessons: "Blackberry Blossom"

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[MUSIC]
All
right here's our second great sequence
tune.
A tune we all many know and love.
We certainly are going to love it.
Its just one of those tunes that gets
played at every jam,
Black Berry Blossom in G.
Now one of the, it's that great sequence
that it starts off with.
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Right.
So, there's a lot of different variations
on this that people do all the time.
There's one that goes.
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And then of course,
the one that people play when they don't
quite know what the tune is.
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But
they're all, they're all good, it all
works.
One great thing to do with this tune is to
just play that sequence
all the way from the top to the bottom of
the instrument.
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Or, you could play
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So, that actually is the entire it part
where the, the sequence picks up right
where it's supposed to but
it's an octave lower.
So, lots of way to do this, I'm just gonna
play very slow version of the tune and
as my favorite, my favorite version of the
tune here, so just, I'm gonna do this.
Here we go.
One, two.
One, two, three and.
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So that second part, right?
It's not a sequence, at all.
It kinda sits there but it's a beautiful,
very rhythmic kind of lick, which sort of
counterbalances.
This constantly moving sequence in the
first part, it just sits there, and
just grooves like crazy.
Let's have a little closer look at that,
so we have the.
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So,
I'm actually crossing across three strings
there playing the low E.
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And then.
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I'm doing a retake as I cross the strings.
So, down.
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Down.
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Up.
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So Down.
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Down.
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Up.
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Down.
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Up.
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Down, down, up, down, up.
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So, that's really fun and
doing it down here in this part of the
bow.
You could do it up here.
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But you don't the kind of power and
balance that you do down here in the,
balance point of the bow
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So, let's look at that really slow.
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And then,
sliding up by making a little bluesy thang
you could do it with.
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Hold that D.
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Still.
But it's really nice when it slides up a
little bit, makes it a little bluesy.
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And that's a little bit of a disjunct.
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Again, the entire tune.
One, two, three, go.
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