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Starting my "Big Project"
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HotHands
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So up until recently i've just been playing whatever i hear which leads to random things like various ice cream truck songs, bits of disney songs(my 3yr old keeps Frozen on repeat) radio songs etc. After taking the time to learn notes i've been learning Crystalize but i really want a "Big Project" and since i dont know any classical pieces i think i'll try my hand at Partita II. Plus in the off chance i'm still in indianapolis next year i'd like to try out for the big competition that i missed. I heard about it but quickly dismissed any notion going for it. Even if i dont compete there i'd like to join any kind of competion. I won a talent show awhile back.....the band i was playing with didnt care for me taking 1st place over them(felt like an empty victory to me idk). Anyway, i'm really excited to start this project!

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wow that still sounds like quite a feat! congratulations on getting first even if others weren't so happy at the time! I'm not sure what you consider a "big feat" but there is so many pieces out there that would really test the skills regardless of what level you're at. sounds like your pretty advanced. I know i'm not much help (i'm still rather new to the violin) , but i do hope you share your progress along the way!  Good luck on what ever piece you choose!!

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oh i am by no means advanced but i am a quick learner, especially if i hear something over and over haha. our talent show wasnt really a big feat for me, my band was my competition, and a guy that learned to make picture frames from playing cards, while he did it he spun an interesting tale of how he learned during his incarceration. i didnt really want to enter as a soloist but the coordinator kept insisting....good times though, i won a gift card for tools(for my trade) which is funny because i can pretty much get a free screwdriver haha. but i would say this project would be more or less picking a direction and focusing on something that sounds pleasant and challenging. after i did my national anthem posting, my wife acknowledged that i can play decently well since she hasnt heard me play in a little over a year, which helps the confidence factor as far as wanting to learn something thats worthy of competitions

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I think this next big project is  very very cool!  Good luck.. I hope to see it here first.

Good luck.. I say go for the competition.  I love to see everyone's activities.

How soon until your Star Spangled Performance?  Or did it happen already. If so, how did it go.

Happy for you .. there is nothing like starting new songs and especially difficult ones.

I have been picking out some songs lately that are of an easier nature...It has been rewarding... but I am back to a couple songs that are challenging.. and my new fiddle tunes... and my new Scottish songs. 

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my performance isnt until oct. 24 im pretty excited not only do i get to perform but i also got wind that im in the running for valedictorian which is pretty cool as well. this song however, i found here on the site called Partita II by J.S. Bach is definitely interesting! i found an mp3 to assist me. lol im chugging along slowly with it, seeing that its 11 pages of awesomeness is a little intimidating but well worth the reward. im envious of people that can play scottish tunes! i seem to lack the rythmn for it but i love the sound!

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Congratulations on your nomination for Valedictorian. The is awesome.

11 page Bach Partitia.. you need say no more. I am in your AWE!!!  Someday I hope  (will) to play that also.

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@fiddlerguy welcome back, hope you enjoyed Italy! so im working on Partita II Allemende and i notice theres no time signiture. i find myself relying alot on Hilary Hahn's interpretation of it. what would you suggest to help me with the rythmn?

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Thanks HotHands, I really did.

The Allemande is a fun piece. The time signature is 4/4. I'm surprised that it's not in your music. What edition are you playing from? You may have a big C in the beginning which is the same as 4/4.

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You can subdivide the beat with a quicker tempo as well to play more accurate rhythms. If you have a specific question, please feel free to make a video question for me.

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ahhh, cool that makes sense as for the edition im not sure, i downloaded the sheet music from your site here. its coming along nicely though, im about halfway into i i dont want to move on until i get a better grasp, that pesky c# is a little hard to find at times haha. but if i run into anything i cant handle ill post a video....oh yeah i was reading ahead a bit and im interested in chaccone, tried to play some of the four note chords and i see its going to take an interesting rocking motion not to mention watching your video on doublestops. very fun times ahead!

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