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 Hey everyone,

It's been a while since i've been active here on the forum, though i have been keeping tabs on stuff around here! 

So how's everyone doing? As the season is fast approaching fall/winter is there any changes you see in the types of music you like to play? 

I find i love to play the slower waltz (I'm learning ashokan farewell) and some of the more dark soundtrack style music. Where in spring i feel more like playing more energetic music. Fall is one of my favorite seasons so i really feel the slower songs really capture the essence that summer is fading and soon we will go into our cold/desperate season and kind of lamenting the end of growing season.

Anywho, i was just really wanting to check in and see how ya'll are doing! hopefully i'll have a critique video up soon and i'm working on being more active in the forum as well as playing more on my violin! My beautiful violin has been kinda neglected as of late so i'm getting back into it and practicing more then ever! 

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I am jazzed and tickled with your enthusiam. 

Ashoken is on my list for fall. I have to learn the double stops as I don't do well with them yet.  But I am ready for it to be my first complete double stop piece and I fell in love with the song recently.  Swan Lake (Fiddlerman's version) is on my list for fall also.

And my holiday tunes.  I need to see how O Holy Night is sounding this year.   :)

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I have been working on Autumn leaves which fits for this time of year and is really simple to play.

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rockinglr33 said
So how's everyone doing? As the season is fast approaching fall/winter is there any changes you see in the types of music you like to play? 

I find i love to play the slower waltz (I'm learning ashokan farewell) and some of the more dark soundtrack style music. Where in spring i feel more like playing more energetic music. Fall is one of my favorite seasons so i really feel the slower songs really capture the essence that summer is fading and soon we will go into our cold/desperate season and kind of lamenting the end of growing season.

@rockinglr33 Here is me playing a nice easy Fall waltz a little over year ago.  I made a backing track for it using MuseScore.  It's been recorded a lot over the years.  Maybe you've heard it.  The first verse goes:

Try to remember the kind of September
when life was slow and oh, so mellow.
Try to remember the kind of September
when grass was green and grain was yellow.
Try to remember the kind of September
when you were a tender and callow fellow,
Try to remember and if you remember then follow.

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I did it for the waltz party we had a while back:

http://fiddlerman.com/forum/sh.....ltz-party/

The waltzes on that thread might give you some ideas too.

If you want to record that waltz or any waltz and add it to the waltz party, please do.

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Thanks everyone for ideas as well to learn to play!!! 

@coolpinkone  I found a really easy version that doesn't have the double stops in. obviously as i progress in my studies i will want to add the double stops and vibrato back in but for now this sheet music is awesome! 

http://8notes.com/scores/3159.asp

and if you hit the play button it plays a piano version of it to give you an idea of how it should sound. it is written for violin so just pretend the piano is a violin. lol

@RosinedUp  Thank you for the suggestion!! i'll definitely look into it!!! and if i do post a video i'll most definitely add it to that thread!!

 

@MrYikes  oh i've not heard that one I'll have to look it up!!! 

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does anyone have  favorites for each of our four seasons? 

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rockinglr33 said
@RosinedUp  Thank you for the suggestion!! i'll definitely look into it!!! and if i do post a video i'll most definitely add it to that thread!!

You're welcome, rockin'.  Would love to hear you play.

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Thank you for the link for Ashoken.  I totally appreciate that. :)

As for my favorites.  I don't have seasonal favorites yet.  Except I get crazy excited for   holiday music. Last year it was Frosty, Silent Night, Little Town of Bethlehem, and O Holy Night.  (excited for these songs again this year).

Good luck with your projects!

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@rockinglr33 

 I have been  playing that version of Ashoken that you posted. I love it. I wish I knew the tune a bit better... but it is recognizable.  I think this is just a good homey lovely tune for Fall.

Thanks again,

Toni

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@coolpinkone 

I gotta get  some of the christmas songs down so i can have some fun this season....ohhh wonder what good halloween ones are out there...i know fiddler man did a project a while ago for it....the holidays always make it an inspiration to play i think!

As far as the ashokan, i'm glad its working out! i know i did a lot of youtube-ing to get the tune down (well the first part, still working on the second)  but i also tweak it to my own playing and emotions at the time. I probably play it a lot different then the sheet music as far as the timing but meh thats what music is all about right? expressing yourself! 

I have the actual sheet music for ashokan, i think its copywrite to post it but if you'd like i could probably send you a pm of it! that way you can see how the creator plays it, and see where all the double stops are! its a lot longer and harder then the basic one from 8 notes! 

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