Don’t you love that time of year when the berries are ripe and Granny’s in the mood to whip up a cobbler? Get her in the bakin’ mood with this old fiddle tune!
Is it possible to send you a ‘snip’ (a crop) of a section of a screen to help identify a specific area I have a question about? This would be sort of an attachment to an email?? I have not be successful is getting the PDF feature to work as I work through the Blackberry Blossom lesson.
Thank you, John Acocks, Shelton, WA
Welcome back to @BanjoBen 's Forum. It seems there is a glitch that causes a problem with downloads when the lesson has been open in your browser for a short while. Try refreshing your browser and click to download the PDF TAB. I am sure Ben will get back to you ASAP
I got your email, @johnacocks, and I’ll reply soon. Thanks!
I am learning blackberry blossom on banjo intermediate. I have learned it well at 180 bpm with the metronome. Do the backup mp3 tracks play the song twice. Having a tough time following along with the backup mp3.
There’s a 2 bar intro (potatoes), then it goes through the entire song 3 times, then a 4 bar ending. Thanks!
I have a question. Something that has been bugging me for years. On the second bar of the A part of this song, why is the 7th note an A# rather than an A?
It is tabbed out as third fret on the third string, and when played slowly it just sounds very wrong to me, I think it should be 2nd fret on the third string? Thanks, Kate
I believe that is to slur the note when played up tempo.
The A note would be great! I just chose the Bflat (A#) to give it more of a bluesy sound, but it’s the player’s prerogative.
Is there a way to slow down the tracks? Blackberry @ 150 is WAY too fast for me!
Yep, there are lots of programs that you can download to slow them down, but don’t forget about the .tef tab files!
Hi Philip, Audacity is Free Software, and useful for slowing down MP3 files. If I recall correctly the best way to do this is by changing the Tempo and adjusting the Pitch - See Effect drop down Menu. I don’t use mp3s I prefer TablEdit so maybe give a shout out to @Mark_Rocka who I feel sure can offer more advice on how to slow mp3s using Audacity
Another tool is Amazing Slowdowner - I have never used it so maybe others can chime in here
I use Amazing Slow downer a lot. Works great. User friendly, simple and no pitch problems to mess with.
You hit the nail on the head, Archie.
Thanks @Mark_Rocka I wasn’t 100% sure. Good to have your expert knowledge to fall back on
Yes! The TEF player is perfect for practicing and playing along. Thanks!