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Fiddle Lessons: “Fisher's Hornpipe” - Key of E

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In the spirit of insane application and
pursuit of maximum trouble on the fiddle.
We're gonna stay on Fisher's Hornpipe and
we're gonna move it into yet another key.
A key that hardly anybody plays it in.
But it's gonna be instructive and handy,
it's going to expand our knowledge of the
Which is what we're here for, right?
So, let's play Fisher's Hornpipe, in E.
Let's just get that together in E.
That's another.
Okay, so little bit different fingering.
Again, we what does it sound like ba do ba
do ba do ba do ba do.
Right so, I think we're probably gonna
wanna be able to
use our fourth finger a lot in this.
But we do have the open E so
we can actually, every time we hit that.
Which happens to fall on a strong beat.
Those E's fall on a strong beat.
We can just hit the open E.
Now that sounds pretty good
actually cuz we can play that E against
some of the notes and we can keep that.
We can,
we can play that double stop there.
So this might be actually kinda a useful
Let's play that little three note pick up.
That sounds pretty good, actually.
I think, I think we might end up starting
a whole new trend,
here, playing Fisher's Hornpipe in E.
It's also a nice closed key.
We could take this into just about any
if we wanted to play Fisher's Hornpipe in
We could just take that same fingering,
move it up to third position.
Or we could do something really weird.
But let's not do that.
Let's just stay with E for now.
So here we go.
We're back on track.
Here's the second half of the first part.
We are just going to change the melody
a little bit to sorta allow for the
capabilities and plusses of the key of E.
So the whole first part sounds like this.
One, two, go.
And then of course we have the second
Now this is going to be interesting
Oh that's the same fingering as we were
using when we were up in second position
in F.
We're just, so it's, we don't have to
learn that again.
So that's, that's pretty nice.
We got some same fingerings and we get to
use that open E-string a lot.
Especially against
[LAUGH] that D-sharp.
That is such a nice sound.
That's about the only time
You're gonna make a minor second sound
good is when it's functioning as the major
seventh against the one.
The one of course being the E.
the major seventh of course being the D.
Major seventh.
And of course you don't want to stay in
that for too long, but
just that little bit sounds so pretty.
So there we have Fisher's Hornpipe in E.