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Fiddlerman
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Just in case anyone wants to learn this and hasn't already found a resource for it. I may find some time in the future to jot down the notes, but I have a feeling there are plenty available.

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Yes, thats going to be fun! birthday_balloon Wouldnt happen to have the music for it ?

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Late bloomer said

Yes, thats going to be fun! birthday_balloon Wouldnt happen to have the music for it ?

 PS, thank goodnes  for the pause button! exactly

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Why the pause button? Is it tiresome? Too long? It's good to know for making better videos in the future.

I'll try to jot down the notes. I wanted to write "He's a Pirate" first.

 

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No, video is fine just the way I like . Information and illustration.

I use that pause button so I can digest the information. 

I have to take small bites if you know what I mean.  LOL  violin-student

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OMG! OMG!

  roflroflroflI'm not readyroflroflrofl

I guess i'll wait ...drooling That's an awesome tune BTW.. And i still play Bile them cabbage downduncecap LOL rofl devil-violin

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roflroflroflI'm not readyroflroflrofl

I guess i'll wait …drooling That's an awesome tune BTW.. And i still play Bile them cabbage downduncecap LOL rofldevil-violin

These words are unacceptable for you Naska.
Repeat after me, "I can, I know I can because I am great"

Say this 100 times and then you can try the "Orange Blossom Special"

It's one of those tunes that sound much harder than it is.

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Mad, you gotta break it down. A little bit at a time.exactly

Sometimes you can get a piece of song working for you and turn it into a whole new tune .  Thats  some FUUN!dancing.

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I just hope I dont have to rehair my bow everytime I play this song.

That could get exspencive! LOLserenadeviolin-studentviolin_girldevil-violin

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sounds great!!! i always get a smile on my face when i read these forums here...smile

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Fiddlerman said

These words are unacceptable for you Naska.

Repeat after me, "I can, I know I can because I am great"

Say this 100 times and then you can try the "Orange Blossom Special"

It's one of those tunes that sound much harder than it is.

roflol roflroflrofl WAA-HAAA!! Just tried it today facepalm But i did it after 4 hours session of learning my concert pieces (Ave Maria & Por Una Cabeza)... and Red Wings ... and Swan Lake.. so You can imagine how it soundedroflroflrofl ...

Can't hold the violin today anymore XD devil-violin LOL!

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Just tried it for the first time. Got the train coming. Got the E and C# having heck with the bowing crossover from E and  C# to A  any tips or just keep trying?violin-student

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Late bloomer said

Just tried it for the first time. Got the train coming. Got the E and C# having heck with the bowing crossover from E and  C# to A  any tips or just keep trying?violin-student

 

Do you start that with up bow?

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I start down bow LB

The trick is to cross as little as possible. Find the angle that you barely have to move to hit the other two strings. Play real close to the frog but not so much that you get a bad sound. Not much pressure necessary at the frog either.

Also, start real slow, work up the speed over a period of time and have patience. It will come.

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I see what you mean. Last night it actually clicked for a few seconds. Feel now that I will get it,violin-studentgivin time. Thanks.

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Maybe in about 5 years I will be ready for this. I have been working on SwallowTail jig, just because I like it, but it is way out of my league right now as well. Wife keeps telling me to practice the basics, but I am having too much fun with songs I know.

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This is super common. Having too much fun doing the stuff that is FUN dancing

Imagine how much better you would do the fun stuff if you spent time on the boring basics and technique.

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OK FM, now you are starting to sound like my wife...surprised 

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I'm great at imitating the wife because I'm one of those who rather do the fun stuff without all the work and prep. smile

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What are your thoughts on the bowing portion of the second part? I can play the scales but doesn't seem to sound quite right. i think I am slurring where I shouldn't. 

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