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  • Nancy Beal

    11 April, 2021 at 3:22 pm

    Beautiful song. I love Auldyn River. I haven’t played it in a while, but in my ‘book’ of songs that “i play together’ I have it included with Amelia’s Lullaby, Annie Laurie, Ashokan Farewell, To A Wild Rose, Looking At A Rainbow Through a Dirty Window. I don’t remember now why I thought they ‘go together’ but apparently there was some reason I was improvising from one to the next a year ago when I was playing these.

    And yes, eyeball bouncing definitely cuts down on hesitation. It’s a skill worth practicing and it makes so much sense – why keep looking at the strings and fingers when they are already placed? Anticipate where you are going next and look there. Such a simple but wonderful skill. I was able to get ‘unstuck’ in so many ways once I learned how to do that.