Category: My Recordings

Songs I have learned to play on the fiddle

Angelina Baker

Angelina Baker (often referred to as Angeline the Baker) was written by Stephen Foster and published in 1850. He wrote it for the Christy Minstrels, a black face group formed in 1843. As Wayne Cantwell writes on his website, it was not one of Foster’s more popular songs. In fact, in 7 years it earned…

The Battle Hymn of the Republic

In an effort to make my practice more interesting and fun, I ditched learning nursery rhyme songs and looked for a tune that is more interesting to me. I found the The Battle Hymn of the Republic on String Club and decided to teach it to myself. After copying the sheet music, I transposed it…

Ode to Joy

Ode to Joy was composed in 1824, and is the final movement of Ludwig van Beethoven’s last symphony, Symphony No. 9. I did buy a video recorder but as of yet have not used it, so this is another audio recording only. Here is my basic version of Ode to Joy. (Warning! That A note…

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star is another simple tune and usually one of the first taught for violin, so here I am. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star is a popular English lullaby. The lyrics are from an early-19th-century English poem by Jane Taylor called The Star. The poem, which is in couplet form, was first published in…

Mary Had a Little Lamb

Another simple tune to learn on the fiddle is Mary Had a Little Lamb. Mary Had a little Lamb is a nursery rhyme of 19th century American origin. It was first published by the Boston publishing firm Marsh, Capen & Lyon, as a poem by Sarah Josepha Hale on May 24, 1830, and was possibly…

Bile ’em Cabbage Down

After writing the post, Voice Recorder Pro, in which I talked about how I was going to begin recording my fiddle playing for practice feedback and to keep so I can hear my progress as I learn more, I decided to create this repository of my recordings. This is my first. “Boil Them Cabbage Down”…