Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe



User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
Hardiman the Fiddler BS: Hardiman the Difficult (14) RE: BS: Hardiman the Difficult 03 Mar 00


I guess that Hardiman the Fiddler should respond to "hardiman the difficult." I agree that 9/8 time is difficult, which is why I jokingly told someone the other day, it helps to be drunk! I do best with 9/8 time if I think of the piece like a waltz with triplits. Especially when practicing, I put a little emphasis on the first of the notes and hit the other two more lightly.

I had someone advise me once that you can sometimes adapt and edit tunes to make them more playable. Sometimes it helps to leave out a note or two of someone's arrangement---after all aren't we trying to play our own arrangement of the piece. I agree with Les B's advice about practice too. Even after I've learned to play something up tempo, I will often come back, play it slow, pay attention to the bowing, and fingering, to relearn it. Hardiman the Fiddler




Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.