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Learn to play Turkey in the Straw
You are not being taught, but each of us will post progress vids on our journey to making it bluegrassy!
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Picklefish
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Yeah, I am not even close there yet, maybe in a week or two. No hurry, no rush! Just a spot for those working on it to get updates and post progress.

"Please play some wrong notes, so that we know that you are human" - said to Jascha Heifetz.

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Oh I love this little ditty.  I can play it, not well, but what ever.  I'll try for that elusive video soon.

 

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I've worked on Turkey sporadically but this will give me a reason to nail it down.

BTW, I was going to refer to Turkey In The Straw by it's acronym until I realized what it spells.

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Hahahha.  Too funny Diane.

 

Ok, I just happened to have my fiddle at work today so got a couple of minutes to bring it out.  Sorry this recording is from my cell phone which is only a fairly competent phone and not a smart phone so it recorded it sideways.

 

http://youtu.be/GW0QWBFCVYc

 

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LOL!  Someone on the chat wanted a T-shirt made with that acronym!  OK here is my video.  

My goal is to work on it every day and re-post an improved version by the end of the month.  All of you are responsible for holding me to it OK?

 

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here is a quick vid I made of my starting point, takes me a bit to get going but I did ok. lol. I also explain my approach and goals a bit.

http://youtu.be/mQRiNO73yCA

So here is a pdf of the basic tune if you need it. I am using the one in the brian wicklund book.

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   this was a year ago and i really havent worked on it much since.. can hear some stuff that needs overhaulin..

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@Schaick Love your turkey and straw photo hahaha.  Awesome. 

@Picklefish , I really like your idea on double stops.  I'm just learning to use these too and can't wait till you figure it out some more so I can copy you lol. 

@fishnrodds It's fun to hear the different versions.  Thanks. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks Rob, another one for me to try out!  Watch this space!

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KindaScratchy said
BTW, I was going to refer to Turkey In The Straw by it's acronym until I realized what it spells.

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What if we call it TInTS?

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RosinedUp said

KindaScratchy said
BTW, I was going to refer to Turkey In The Straw by it's acronym until I realized what it spells.

embarassedsurprisedfacepalm

What if we call it TInTS?

That's better, I guess. Or...some acronyms leave out insignificant words like "in" and "the," so it could just be TS. Anything but the actual initials.

P.S. Of course, I meant its, not it's.

 

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Nice everyone. :-)
Thanks for all the posts.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Well we are half way through the month.  

I tried to get a video to see if I had increased in speed but I got so finger tied and then laughing I had to discard the video.  I do seem to be a bit faster but not that much of a difference.  

Violinist start date -  May 2013  

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FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius.  BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.

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I recorded a video last weekend but wasn't happy at all with my performance. I'm having a hard time getting the rhythm down. Need more practice...might try a new video this coming weekend.

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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OK after 23 days of practice.  Notice I have shaved 16 secs off of the video time - so I have sped up a teenyweeny little bit.  I think maybe fewer mistakes?  I hope!

 

 

 

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Sounding good, @Schaick !

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@ Schaick: sounds ok, but where's the video ?    dunno

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  Hey EVERYONE.. I got around to check you all out!!! Right on! 

giggles @ the T.I.T.S... I saw it on Rob's and thought he was just being a "guy" lol..

 

Great job.. Happy to see you!

 

 I should give this a try but I can't get the Murphy's oil soap thing out of my head.. "the dirt is finished and the finish is fine... "  exactlyfacepalmfacepalmfacepalm

 

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Picklefish said
here is a quick vid I made of my starting point, takes me a bit to get going but I did ok. lol. I also explain my approach and goals a bit.

http://youtu.be/mQRiNO73yCA

So here is a pdf of the basic tune if you need it. I am using the one in the brian wicklund book.

@Picklefish I am loving your double stop idea.  How's it coming?  

 

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Its coming along, the hard part is getting it to sound good! lol.

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