Wildwood flower speed?


#1

hello everyone, got another rookie question… what speed is the wildwood flower normally played? When I go to my tef its a 200bpm. to me seems to fast, but what do I know, only been playing 3.5 months thank for any help with this


#2

The tef file at 200bpm is about the speed Ben plays it in the lesson and to me, sounds like a decent speed for the tune.

But it is probably too fast for 3 1/2 months in (I’ve been playing almost 2 1/2 years now).

Play it at the speed where you can play it comfortably today. Play it a little bit faster tomorrow. And maybe a little bit faster the next day. Do this for another 3 1/2 months and I think you’ll find it sounds pretty good at that speed.

I’ve been playing 2 1/2 years and Ben’s basic Wildwood Flower gave me some problems. I played it 250 or so times before it started to get easy. So if you play it three times a day, that’s 3 months.

Keep practicing and have fun!


#3

I think part of the beauty of that song is that it sounds great from very slow speed to smoking it. I have heard some groups play it slow followed by fast. There is no “right” speed in my book.


#4

thanks for the info… right now im at about 165bpm before any mistakes, I will keep pucking at it. HAVE A NICE DAY EVERYONE…


#5

I agree with Mike. I have heard great versions from slow to fast. Don’t get stuck into the mindset everything has to be fast. Sometimes the nuances of a slower version trump the pounding fast versions.