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Hi, Steve Eulberg here with another Habit for Your Healthy Music Habitat.
Low hanging fruit!…
When I’m working on a new tune, and I’m getting excited about it, one of the things I want to do to try and learn it is find the part that gets my attention, that is also the most accessible.
I call that the “low hanging fruit”.
Usually in a fiddle tune, there’s an A-part and a B-part, and one part of the tune is a little easier to get ahold of.
And that’s my foot-hold, my toe-hold, my way that to get into the tune and stick with it!
So, I would suggest you find whatever is the “low hanging fruit” of the song, and play that.
It may not be the first phrase, it may be the first phrase, it may be the last little lick, or it may be the thing in the middle!
Maybe the repeated part, that always shows up before you head back to the beginning.
Identify the “low hanging fruit”, pick it… and then eat it!