Shuffle Shuffle Shuffle

Now the Nashville shuffle, aint a problem. Cajun shuffle, that one took me a bit, I'm not going to lie. This Georgia shuffle? I cant get it, it is kicking my butt. Im going to keep praciticing, I will overcome it. I just wanted to share my frustrations. Intermediate may be a bit for me right now, but Ill come back around and own it! I was playing Groundhog when I found it. Any other songs with the Peach Pickin Shuffle you guys would recommend? I gave up and went and visited Margaret, we Waltzed for a spell, but I kept steppin on her toes! 🤣🤣🤣

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  • There's a guy on youtube that pretty much plays mainly in Georgia shuffle...of course now I can't think of his name...Carney maybe??? I'll see if i can find his site...he's in California and he puts up a lot of instructional videos of stuff he plays...or he used to...not sure if he still does or not. I watched his videos back several years ago during lunch at work (along with John Cockman's videos back then)...I didn't have a fiddle yet, but I knew I would get myself one and try to start playing as soon as I could retire, so I was gettin' ready...lol!

    Ok...Chris Carney is his name. He's like 90 per cent Georgia Shuffle and he knows how to play it like it just sounds totally natural...for anything he's playing.


  • Thanks Cricket. I will definately check him out!

  • Careful, once you get the GA shuffle you will be putting it into EVERYTHING. Remember, everything in moderation :)

  • John, oh yea! I can believe it. It sounds super cool. I have been jammin to Groundhog, my wife came in today and heard you singin and she totally thought someone was in the livin room playin with me! Haha. I was playing the beginner version while you were burnin up the hard stuff and it sounded really cool, when I wasnt dancin and causin a squeak that is. Haha! Catchy tune. I had never heard it before.

  • Old tune, I learned it from Laura Boosinger

  • Hi, Am working on the Georgia shuffle and find the groundhog video very helpful. Is the tune Shortening Bread a good one to learn the Georgia Shuffle? Have been trying to do it. thanks, Joe

  • That is a good one! For fun, try "Cajun Fiddle" using the Georgia shuffle

  • lisab
    edited May 15

    So, what is this groundhog video y’all are talking about? One of @cricket’s? I’m wandering into the shuffle arena, and am finding I don’t know what to DO with them. I mean, wouldn’t the notation of a given tune automatically make you use a given shuffle? I did a few of them (can’t remember which ones) as a stand alone lesson, but afterwards I thought “ok, did it. Now what?”

    thoughts?

  • The notation does show you the shuffle, and after a few times you begin to get a "feel" for it!

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