Red Haired Boy
So I decided to learn an other fiddle tune: Red Haired Boy. It’s a traditional Irish tune. This one is also from the book Fiddle Collection – Famous Fiddle Tunes and Songs which I have used before. It has 25 fiddle tunes. They are simplified versions and all of them come with piano backing track. In the sheet music there are also guitar chords, but I don’t how to read them anyway.
I remember I started with these songs and I was really surprised by the tempo. It was incredibly difficult to play them fast. Everything started to sound scratchy and very unclean. So now I am very happy that I am able to play faster without too many issues. And it still sounds clean. So that’s progress too that I’m very happy with.
Recording of Red Haired Boy – Fiddle song
Upcoming fiddle projects
There are still some fiddle tunes in the book that I haven’t learned yet. I will soon learn them. But my goal is to play them a bit better. I know the sheet music in this Fiddle Collection has been simplified for beginners. But I think it would be nice to throw in some slides and other cool stuff. Next time I will search for some great recordings on YouTube and try to copy some of the stuff they do. Let’s see how that works out!!