Cowboy Waltz

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This is an online fiddle lesson for the old time tune "Cowboy Waltz."  This lesson was made possible by BGD member Steve Srader.

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Genre: Western, Old Time
Skill Level: Intermediate
Key of D

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Video #1: Here is a video of me playing "Cowboy Waltz."

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  • #70643
    John (BGD)John (BGD)
    Keymaster

    This is an online fiddle lesson for the old time tune “Cowboy Waltz.”  This lesson was made possible by BGD member Steve Srader.  Thank you Steve!

    Cowboy Waltz

    #70646
    cricketcricket
    Participant

    Thanks John and Steve!  I love this tune.  Do you know if Woodie Guthrie wrote words to this?  Beautiful playing, John.

    #70648
    John (BGD)John (BGD)
    Keymaster

    I don’t remember any lyrics. Maybe Cowboy Steve will write some!

    #70649
    Steve SraderSteve Srader
    Participant

    Thank you John ! Sliding into the double stops is something I had not done and I have a few timing issues to fix but shouldn’t take me to long to fix what I wasn’t doing thanks !

    #70653
    cricketcricket
    Participant

    I heard somebody somewhere on youtube singing it one time, but I can’t remember who it was.  I’d never heard it sung before and don’t know where they got the lyrics. Steve…we need lyrics!

    #70654
    FrederickFrederick
    Participant

    That’s the craziest waltz I think I’ve ever heard; half of it sounds like a jig and the rest like a waltz. Thanks for playing it and posting it. I tried to tap my foot to it and broke two toes…on each foot. 😉

    #70655
    cricketcricket
    Participant

    uh-oh…lol.  Fred is on a roll!  Well I can’t help but wonder if there are any more Woodie Guthrie fiddle tunes floating around in the state of Obscurity, or anywhere else in the south west…lol.

    • This reply was modified 8 months ago by cricketcricket.
    #70680
    Steve SraderSteve Srader
    Participant

    Cricket I will write some words to it in a week or two !

    #70688
    cricketcricket
    Participant

    Cool!

    #70728
    KaeleighKaeleigh
    Participant

    Oh I love this tune!! Funny, but I was just learning it myself. Now, with the lesson, I’ll be able to!! Hooray!

    #70729
    Steve SraderSteve Srader
    Participant

    Great Kaeleigh , can’t wait till you get it in the lions Den , I have been working on it too , I have it in the lions den without the lesson so now I am trying to fix what I have learned its hard to unlearn and relearn cause I automatically wont to go back to what I have already done !

    #73200
    AvatarSarah Golden
    Participant

    Great tune! It would help me out greatly if there were a fiddle track between super slow and full speed. Say, one in the 100 or 120 bpm range. Can’t quite keep up with the 180, don’t know the tune well enough for just the jam tracks.

    #73202
    Steve SraderSteve Srader
    Participant

    Sarah Golden , This was a mp3 I created , I converted it back to a Mp4 in order to upload it to u-tube It is Cowboy Waltz  Slowed down 20% slower , You can use the video grabber to copy to your computer or what ever ! I hope this helps you !

    #73218
    John (BGD)John (BGD)
    Keymaster

    Steve, that is great, thanks for posting! I have been trying to decide what to do about slow-plays. When I play a song slower than it is written, it is difficult for me not to “reinterpret” the song at that speed. It may be best for me to publish a “slowed down” video rather than record a quick song at a slow speed.

    #73220
    Steve SraderSteve Srader
    Participant

    John , I used Audacity to change the tempo but it only works on mp3 ! The First time I used Audacity to change the speed I chose the speed option and that does not work because it also changes the pitch making it worthless ! So if You use the Tempo option it keeps the pitch in tact , It is perfect for your mp3 tracks with fiddle !

    So for Me , From here on out I can make my own slow downs effortlessly using Audacity without changing the pitch , I could of made it 30 or 40 % reduction but there is a point where it is to slow !

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