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This is a tricky rhythm known as syncopation in which we play on the offbeat. For more lessons on syncopation. If you want to learn and practice this more, then go here:

Syncopation

Syncopated Scale Practice

Syncopated Rhythm Exercises

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Technique 90minutes
Tunes 80minutes
Practice 70minutes

Bonaparte crossing the river 1.10

Bonaparte crossing the river music sheet doesn’t make sense to me because it doesn’t match the demonstration lesson. Also the play along track has an extra part that is not included in song or lesson.

Angeline Baker, Speed Challenge

I decided to learn a couple things at once with the speed challenge. I’ve been wanting to figure out how to do split clips with iMovie, so this is a first. Since playing with others is one of the things I like the best, I chose the only other person in the house who plays … Continued

14 Day Speed Challenge

Is anyone else doing this? I started to post my daily updates on the Timing workshop page, as Jason suggested, but no-one else is. Maybe everyone else is keeping a personal log?

Thanks to everyone who came to office hours today

Thank you so much for those of you that went to office hours this morning. I’m always amazed at the group of talented and smart people that are a part of this community. As I go along I’ll get better at managing the technical aspects of the meeting – thanks to the person who reminded … Continued

Strings

Needing new strings. I’m leaning towards steel core but then things pop up like ” aluminium A”. What does that mean? Do I want that?

O’Keefe’s slide from a newbie…trying again!

Hi all, I tried to post last week but did something wrong and my post mysteriously disappeared. I’m about two years into learning (though took a good 9 months out due to a shoulder injury). I want to try to get over my fear of playing in front of others so I can join in … Continued

Trebles help please

I am struggling with trebles – should a treble be a beat/part of a beat/scrunched in between 2 beats? So… say down (up-down-up) up OR down (up-down-up) down ?? One way seems a ‘double’ the other too short to be a beat?? 🤨

Tam Lin revelation – feeling inspired & grateful

Morning all! When I first fancied taking up the fiddle last summer, I listened to a girl called Katy Adelson & she really inspired me because she was largely self-taught and I love her playing & quirky nature. She does this fantastic version of Drunken Sailor which, being a Grade 1 piece, I thought, “I’ll … Continued

Tam Lin revelation – feeling inspired & grateful

Morning all! When I first fancied taking up the fiddle last summer, I listened to a girl called Katy Adelson & she really inspired me because she was largely self-taught and I love her playing & quirky nature. She does this fantastic version of Drunken Sailor which, being a Grade 1 piece, I thought, “I’ll … Continued

Tam Lin