I Can't Remember How to Start the
Have you ever been
asked to kick off a song but it just would not come to you? I am the
worlds worst. I can play it after it is started or someone plays a
little of it. One way that I have learned to overcome this is to
record a list like you see below with the name where I can see it. I
record only the introduction and listen to that over and over. In
time it gets into my head that when someone says, "Can you kick off
Fireball Mail", in my mind I see and hear everything that I need to get it
started. All you need to create this is a recording program like
comes on every computer, or download a free one such as MusicMatch.
Once you have your samples made, you can burn
them to a CD as a wav. file or practice at your computer as I do. If
you use your computer to practice, any program that has hyperlink
capability can assist you to create a working list as I have below.
That way you can see the name as you click and listen. Remember that
the Transcribe program can slow it down in order to learn it all.
The second way is
to learn the words to the song. As you think about the words, you
will hear the melody. There is nothing like repetition.
Lonesome River Band -
Lonesome River Band -
J D Crowe - Head over hills G
J D Crowe - Molly and Tenbrooks
J D Crowe - The old home place
Tony Rice - Talk it over with him
On most string
instruments, the fingerboards normally have no finish on the wood.
The frets are pressed into a small grove without glue. If the wood
gets dry, the frets can come out. Rub the fingerboard with olive oil
and the wood will stay pretty as well as the olive oil will swell the wood
slightly in order to keep the frets in place.
Guitar / Bass Fiddle
How to Play the Alabama Jubilee Bass
Getting Fancy With the Bass
The picture below shows some patterns
that will give you fill in stuff. The alternations are not
shown. In the example, I will play each section with the alternations.
Tip! I use my pointer finger to pick with. Many
times I slip off of one note onto another for speed. This
is done in the first section from 1 to 2. This is a very
quick set of notes. As you learn these patterns, you will
be able to find them in other chords as well. Listen to